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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag The garden of England 29 May 22 8.03am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by YT

What we need is a "cost of living crisis" so that millions of people can't afford to fly all over the place.

Ha ha it must be hard only having two holidays a year when fuel and food are so expensive and causing so much stress. Maybe the entitlement word is in play

Edited by cryrst (29 May 2022 8.04am)

 

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 29 May 22 8.38am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

Liverpool airport must be busy as clearly no cost of living crisis for the thousands of fans who went to Paris.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 29 May 22 9.37am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by HKOwen

Liverpool airport must be busy as clearly no cost of living crisis for the thousands of fans who went to Paris.

...without tickets.

On TV yesterday morning, the BBC reporter 'in amongst the Liverpool fans' actually said (without laughing) that it had been difficult for these fans to afford to get here "what with the rising cost of everything". He then spoke to a Scouser who proudly boasted that he had paid 7,000 for a ticket - or maybe it was a pair of tickets; even so.

 


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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Online Flag The garden of England 29 May 22 10.21am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by YT

...without tickets.

On TV yesterday morning, the BBC reporter 'in amongst the Liverpool fans' actually said (without laughing) that it had been difficult for these fans to afford to get here "what with the rising cost of everything". He then spoke to a Scouser who proudly boasted that he had paid 7,000 for a ticket - or maybe it was a pair of tickets; even so.

Well at least they have their priorities right

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Online Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 29 May 22 2.31pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by HKOwen

Liverpool airport must be busy as clearly no cost of living crisis for the thousands of fans who went to Paris.

Dublin real busy though. Don't go there basically. Have sent a text to all passengers to rebook their flights!

 


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croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 29 May 22 6.09pm

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Dublin real busy though. Don't go there basically. Have sent a text to all passengers to rebook their flights!

So it"s not just little britain that"s falling apart ASCP?:

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 29 May 22 8.38pm Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

What are you blaming it on then CP - anything but reality - or is it Boris's fault again?
The pandemic - created by China - forced airlines to lay off tens of thousands of employees in the UK alone.
Add that to airport staff laid off - some private and some public employees - and you have a shambles.
Add to that greedy Airlines booking flights they knew they couldn't service and it gets worse.
I would love to know who you blame though?

 

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On the subject of over booking, Jan 2019 my wife and I were bumped off an overbooked flight from Istanbul to Hong Kong.

We were put in a hotel for the night ( well starting from 3 am , next day flight at 1 am ), three hotel meals ( meh standard ). Not a big deal for us as we had no urgency in our return.

Was very happy though, as we each received Euros 600 in compensation that was paid in to my bank account a week later.

We had an extra day in Istanbul and a substantial contribution to the cost of the flights.

Given the choice I would have this on every flight.

Edited by HKOwen (30 May 2022 12.57am)

 


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Yes its great when it works for you & doesn't screw up your schedule - I always found that on the flights when they were ready to offer compensation I was already committed to tight deadlines & couldn't take advantage.

Originally posted by HKOwen

On the subject of over booking, Jan 2019 my wife and I were bumped off an overbooked flight from Istanbul to Hong Kong.

We were put in a hotel for the night ( well starting from 3 am , next day flight at 1 am ), three hotel meals ( meh standard ). Not a big deal for us as we had no urgency in our return.

Was very happy though, as we each received Euros 600 in compensation that was paid in to my bank account a week later.

We had an extra day in Istanbul and a substantial contribution to the cost of the flights.

Given the choice I would have this on every flight.

Edited by HKOwen (30 May 2022 12.57am)

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Online Flag 30 May 22 7.20am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

My best compensation story is - Living in Dubai going to Singapore for a budget meeting, as the hotel in Sing was already paid for I decided to take the wife along, I had an economy ticket (company paid) so I shelled out for her economy ticket & used air miles to get us both bumped up to Business class, on checking in Business class was full so Emirates bumped us up to First class - When we went to the departure gate there was a long queue, so I flashed the first class boarding passes & went to the front of the queue, where a mouthy woman started to protest that there was a queue & I was queue jumping, the Emirates guy just ushered us to the front & str8 on board, seats 1A & 1B - about 45 minutes later this woman boarded ( her seat was like row 80 or something) by which time we were sitting there drinking Champagne, the look she gave me....lol.
Coming back we were bumped up to Business class on the strength of Economy class being full & my Emirates loyalty card having recently become a gold card - Great trip all for the additional cost of one economy class plane ticket for the wife.

 

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 30 May 22 9.00am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

Busy airports are as bad as IKEA on a Sunday

Surely Emirates had a different line for different classes?

Economy for 7 1/2 hour flight is rubbish company travel policy

Edited by HKOwen (30 May 2022 9.01am)

Edited by HKOwen (30 May 2022 9.03am)

 


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The company I worked for at the time had a policy that everyone flew economy, unless there were specific reasons not to such as a deadline for a meeting & no economy tickets available, but at least even the CEO travelled economy - I knew friends that worked for companies where anything over a 4 hour flight was OK to go Business class but the people I worked for wasn't one.
Where we did OK was operating out of Dubai we were able to use Emirates for the vast majority of flights so we built up plenty of loyalty points / air miles so upgrades happened more often -
It fell apart when we got a new regional director who started to get us booked on any airline that was cheapest, stopped paying baggage allowance so you had to pay extra every time you had a bag to carry (which was about 90% of the time) & cut the hotel allowance rates, he thought he was being clever but then the travelling sales (myself included) stopped co operating, made sure we didnt travel at weekends, if we were travelling overnight worked less hours in the office, effectively stopped going the extra mile to be helpful etc.

Emirates do have separate lines for checking in & its usually very well organised the line that I queue jumped was right at the departure gate handled by DNATA with some Emirates supervision -

Originally posted by HKOwen

Busy airports are as bad as IKEA on a Sunday

Surely Emirates had a different line for different classes?

Economy for 7 1/2 hour flight is rubbish company travel policy

Edited by HKOwen (30 May 2022 9.01am)

Edited by HKOwen (30 May 2022 9.03am)

 

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