Saturday, May 17, 2014

Avios or Trivios?


I used to think that BA's fees (aka "Fuel Surcharges" "YQ") were the same whether the ticket was booked on or on a partner site.

But I just priced out SEA-LHR in F(Z), (open jaw), BOM-LHR-SFO in J(U) for 2 passengers. quotes 285,000 AAdvantage miles + $2,598.14 quotes 150000 Avios + $ 953.00 for the inbound and 200000 Avios + $ 1,397.98 for the return, [B]per person[/B] = 350K Avios + $4,701.96

Is this robbery or what?
If Delta's points are Skypesos, then BA's should be Trivios.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

British Airways Showers at LHR T5 lounges a "Truck Stop" ?!

I thought I was being picky but was reassured when I saw this post.

We did the LHR showers while connecting from US to Europe at Heathrow and was struck how run down the BA showers are.

I don't know about LH in FRA/MUC but BA hands out pagers for the showers because the demand is so high.  With a 3 hour layover we barely made it to the connecting plane because of delays.