Somehow, nothing in this country seems to work.
Packed up on Friday amid a contentious issue with the tangled web of agencies, umbrella companies etc who have a choke-hold on contract work in this country, in an increasingly confused situation made worse by HMRC issuing threats in all directions and nil clear guidance, and off on holiday to Tampa. It will sort itself, basically a matter of someone in the chain not paying attention to their job, but who needs it?
I’d really like to put in a good word for BA at this point. I’d LIKE to, but.... I had a good trip to Japan with them in October, but they dropped the ball this time. The check in desk (no online check in for flights to the US, apparently... ) directed us to the BA Lounge. I didn’t expect this, travelling Premium Economy, but you never know.. so off we went, to be refused admission and told that we were not the first travellers mistakenly sent there that day. Not good for 9am. The boarding was confused, mostly because BA don’t seem to have mastered listing boarding groups on the screen.
The in-flight catering was pretty good the first time, but a group of business travellers became increasingly, obnoxiously drunk, resulting in several passengers complaining and the group being warned and separated. Unfortunately BA didn’t seem to have got the memo about not serving more drink to people who have already had plenty..