16 October, etc.venues Monument
30 October, JW Marriott Grosvenor House
1st November 2023, etc.venues County Hall
We are not sure whether this should be in the COMMENT column or down here in the less than serious part of ABTN, but surely one way for BA to get around the problem of flight 223 is to rename it. 221, 224, or even 007? Mind you it might confuse some of the passengers and definitely the FBI!
And on the confusing front the editor reports:
During the Friday evening "rush hour" at a certain airport, my departure was delayed due to a mechanical problem. Since they needed the gate for another flight, the aircraft was backed away from the gate while the engineers worked on it. We were then told the new gate number, which was some distance away. Everyone moved to the new gate, only to find that a third gate had been designated for us.
After some further shuffling, we all got on board, and settled in. The flight attendant made the standard announcement, "We apologize for the inconvenience of this last-minute gate change. This flight is going to Heathrow. If your destination is not Heathrow, then you should make yourself known to the cabin crew straight away."
At that point a very confused-looking and red-faced pilot emerged from the cockpit, carrying his bags. "Sorry," he said, "wrong plane."