View Full Version : Another Day - another bloody airport

Resource Consumer
03-10-2006, 09:43:38
This month and last have turned into disasters. US twice, Oz twice and (horror) Brussels (only once thank God). Here I am it is the last trip of the lot, I am utterly knackered and about to kill anyone who crosses me in the lounge.

Just checked the BA website - seems I now have - wait for it - over 700,000 air miles which I can never spend.

There must be more to life than this.

03-10-2006, 09:49:01
maybe you can buy a nice espresso machine in the airmiles sjop.
orr some towels for madam R.C. 2.0

03-10-2006, 09:49:58
orrr a lifesupply of cotton balls.
orrr a lifesupply of 5L moror oils cans.

I wish i had 700.000 airmiles

03-10-2006, 09:54:02
you can get 4200 of these fine spoons.
go get'm man


03-10-2006, 09:56:57
orrr 350 beautiful bathrobes



03-10-2006, 09:59:03
or 70 nice leafblowers


03-10-2006, 10:00:14
damn Keith, you have nothing to complain.
your life is great man, go visit the airmiles online sjop and your life will be complete.

Resource Consumer
03-10-2006, 10:03:39
These are BA airmiles - you can do fuck all else with them. :(

03-10-2006, 10:06:34
for us cheap dutchies they opened an sjop were you can get stuff you really don't want.


must be the best website evah

now i dooo di doooo feel sorry for you, so they made you fly around the world wich you hate......then they give you free airmiles so you can fly a little more.
now that's pretty funny tho

Resource Consumer
03-10-2006, 10:15:25
The irony is not lost on me. Firstly, it is with extreme reluctance that I fly anywhere for leisure now. But, just to make the experience even more crap, they restrict very heavily the flights that you can take so - say - instead of flying direct from London to Cape Town on a Thursday and returning on a Monday as me and Mrs RC II intended last year. Now, there is a direct flight every day (in fact, sometimes more than one). However, the BA proposal was:

On a Wednesday. London - Harare. Harare - Johannesburg. Johannesburg - Cape Town.

Return - the reverse - and on the Friday. Nothing else seemed to be available. So stay for 1 day or 1 week - no other choice although the dubious delights of a long stop over in Harare airport finally clinched the decision to not go.

I tried this for each week going out about 2 months.

Conclusion - it is all a big rip off.

/Rant over/

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-10-2006, 10:31:15
Sell them on ebay.

Resource Consumer
03-10-2006, 10:35:22
I have heard that there is a sort of "grey market" in them but also that the airlines don't like it and if found out they scrub all the things off you which would appear to be a bit of a shame really.

Resource Consumer
03-10-2006, 10:38:00
Damn - plane is called. Another day at 33,000 feet. Have a nice day y'all.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
03-10-2006, 10:41:30
Originally posted by Resource Consumer
I have heard that there is a sort of "grey market" in them but also that the airlines don't like it and if found out they scrub all the things off you which would appear to be a bit of a shame really.

In that case, sue them.

03-10-2006, 12:13:52
Yep, because until you've dealt with a lawyer you don't know what getting screwed really is.

03-10-2006, 12:49:29
Good Day!
How is your family?
Good Day!
How is your wife?
I need six eggs!
That's too expensive!
There must be something more than this provincial life!

03-10-2006, 12:51:42

03-10-2006, 15:35:51
why can't you spend your miles?

03-10-2006, 15:44:15
I think he flies so much that he doesn't want to go anywhere they will let him use them


03-10-2006, 16:50:33
Originally posted by Resource Consumer
Conclusion - it is all a big rip off.
/Rant over/ had you elected this

http://www.andover.towncentral.co.uk/Images/Front_Page/Daffs_Binley05.jpg (http://www.andover.towncentral.co.uk/Andover/Location.asp)

as your relaxing destination, you could have posted a "Rant over Andover"

if you find the english Andover maybe a bit too close to fly there, you have a wide choice of USA Andovers (http://www.multimap.com/map/places.cgi?client=public&lang=&advanced=&db=US&overviewmap=&keepicon=true&addr2=&addr3=andover&state=&pc=): Massachussets, Connceticut, Minnesota, Kansas... New Jersey...

Resource Consumer
04-10-2006, 11:56:27
Andover the money

04-10-2006, 12:09:59
are you tired?

04-10-2006, 17:44:56
i am and I only went to Riga

C.G.B. Spender
04-10-2006, 19:53:21
Ah, fuck you for going to Riga

05-10-2006, 08:32:17
Always tired

06-10-2006, 21:57:28
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
Ah, fuck you for going to Riga I'm back now.