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  1. No, no, no... I wouldn't ever call you that. I don't even know you from Adam. I may however suggest that your head is stuck somewhere dark. What is a spreadsheet simple definition? A spreadsheet is a sheet of paper that shows accounting or other data in rows and columns; a spreadsheet is also a computer application program that simulates a physical spreadsheet by capturing, displaying, and manipulating data arranged in rows and columns. https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/spreadsheet You're the one that admitted to a 10 quid bust on the simple BE 'spreadsheet' but maybe it was too dark to see your calculator?
  2. Ooooohhhh.... melvinmelvin's not gonna like that. Well, maybe the last paragraph. Maybe. PS. Queue the THAI pilots aren't certified qualified to fly their own planes debate obfuscation.
  3. And there you have it. I rest my case M'lud. Covered in an earlier post that you haven't bothered to catch up on. But if I must clarify, deadheading flight crew get the quietest seats at the front of the bus, typically front bulkhead and away from the galley. Standard industry practice. They can't get 6 or 8 hours sleep shoehorned in between the regular hoi poloi with their small bladders, fidgeting and yacking. And once again, the assigned seat is never, ever guaranteed. It's in the terms and conditions of carriage. Read them sometime. If it's all too much for some folks, take a bus or a boat. deplane /diːˈpleɪn/ verb North American verb: deplane; 3rd person present: deplanes; past tense: deplaned; past participle: deplaned; gerund or present participle: deplaning disembark from an aircraft. "we landed and deplaned"
  4. Yes it's a spreadsheet, basic but that's what it is. Since my BE income letters all reflect exactly what I put on the spreadsheet and your's don't and you seem to have issues with how the spreadsheet is laid out, well... you see where I'm going with this? No matter, it's an irrelevancy as the letter and the spreadsheet will disappear and that's the main issue.
  5. Nice précis there. Many thanks.
  6. OK, I'll acquiesce on the Thai bash accusation. It's probably difficult not to keep mentioning TG somewhat disparagingly when the subject matter is indeed a TG flight, even if some others try and use the broader 'the Thai's are hopeless' brush of critical argument. Yes sir, safety. Seating flight crew who need to be completely rested in order to legally qualify to fly another flight shortly after deplaning from this fight is all about customer safety. More precisely, the safety of the customers on that other flight. It would appear that possibly your criteria is more fixated on if the champagne is up to snuff. You may be conflating this business of industry-standard safe management of operational expediency with some anecdotal tale of fare-paying passengers getting bumped off a TG flight so that a monk could fly free? No?
  7. If it's not mentioned specifically, then it can be assumed it was included in the spiel about "operational excellence and complete customer satisfaction"? They don't do assumptions on safety in the airline business... most businesses that want to be a success for that matter.
  8. But... but.... you said earlier. So it IS a Thai bash isn't it. You don't give a flying puck abut what the other ~80% of airlines are doing when it comes to keeping the customers safe do you?
  9. At the end of the day, a single THAI flight was delayed by 2 hours but ultimately it got here, nobody was bounced and no children or animals were hurt in the exercise. Meanwhile for some here, the root cause of this ultimately small delay was corporate fraud mixed up with a bit of freeloading employees, their relatives and government workers. ...and monks. Don't forget the freeloading monks.
  10. Let's try and be a bit more precise here. How about, "... it seems TG more than 80% of full-service air carriers worldwide simply cannot understand the importance of building brand, which means, among many things: total reliability, operational excellence, total customer satisfaction above all etc." Oh look! You completely forgot customer safety!
  11. All 5 of my previous BE income letters have been a precise and accurate assessment of the numbers I entered in their spreadsheet and the bank statements that accompanied them; one spreadsheet and four 1-page statements. There's a possibility that you have a combination of documents from differing sources with variable payment dates and someone is making 'apples with apples' look otherwise? Not a defense of any nice-but-dim BE clerical flunky, just maybe why your numbers aren't quite kosher on the letter?
  12. That is a subtlety in wgdansons 'cobblers' that I overlooked. Thai Immigration has always had the right to see the documents that were provided by the applicant to the BE to obtain the income letter. Some do it and some don't. Nothing new there. By the same token, I doubt the IO is going to fully audit the statements against the letter beyond looking at the cumulative numbers and doing a quick check with a calculator. That's what the BE alleges they are being asked to do by TI but I always thought that's exactly what the BE had been doing in the past so' like hundreds of others, I am surprised that they now say they cannot do it. Maybe the other, long threads precisely identified this mysterious 'verification' that the BE suddenly seems incapable of? The subtle nuance between the sworn affidavit and the statutory declaration?
  13. If it's been the same 'cobblers' for 4 years already and has been accepted by Thai Immigration for 4 years already, then I reckon there's not much to discuss. This new thread is about sharing a common understanding of what options will be viable for all parties going forward.
  14. Despite being increasingly unable to conceal his THAI bash, the only advice I have for melvinmelvin is to print out, read and carry with him the terms and conditions of carriage for every flight he plans on taking in the future. Takes about 10 minutes to read but may prevent another 2 hour delay in the unlikely event his preferred carrier "pulls a THAI" on him.