One thing that you can be fairly certain of when you book an economy seat on pretty much any airline is that you will probably get a very similar offering. Most fly a 3-3 configuration with little leg room for anyone over 6ft tall and offer a drink and a snack (unless you are flying… Read More Not all Firsts are equal
I mentioned in a previous post that I had left my iPad on an Alitalia flight (more to come on that at some point) and that there were difficulties in retrieving it such that the most sensible thing to do was to fly to Rome for a few hours to pick it up. Having arrived… Read More iPad Rescue (or LHR-FCO-LHR in 8 hours)
I have written before about how good Avios can be in a last minute bind when cash tickets can be outrageously expensive. My LHR-FCO-LHR ticket would have cost £1025 but I paid 25,500 Avios and £50. I had been hoping that these would go towards a First class redemption somewhere, but they are of more… Read More The benefits of paying with Avios
I’ll freely admit that I am a klutz and own up to the fact that I left my iPad on an Alitalia plane TLS-FCO last week. After some searching and emailing and dealing with Italian bureaucracy, it has been found and is safe and sound at FCO. However… Alitalia’s office is only open until 1550… Read More Why having a stash of Avios can be a good idea…
…which is exactly what I wished I’d said to myself when getting off the plane today. I had written the most delightful post comparing three different types of first class cabin and service which each give 210TP, which I was going to post on arrival into FCO. I had such great plans to do loads… Read More Don’t forget your iPad…
There are many ways you can book an airline ticket now – online, on the phone or in a travel agents (who does that any more?!). You have a variety of choices when doing so online – you can use a third party site like Expedia or go direct. I am writing this in Toulouse… Read More Lessons from not booking direct
Something that is quite unique to the whole Vegas experience is the idea of comping. This is when a business will provide something to someone for free in the hope of generating loyalty and extra business. This happens in a number of ways on a number of scales. In all the casinos on the strip… Read More There IS such a thing as a free lunch – when you’re comped in Vegas!
Having been back for a few days, I have been able to reflect on the journey and get some statistics together. Aircraft: Airbus – A318, A319, A321 Boeing – 737, 747 Airlines: American British Airways Airports: DUB JFK LAS LAX LCY LHR MIA Cabins: Club Europe Club World International First Transcontinental First Domestic First Lounges:… Read More Reflections on my trip to Las Vegas
So far on this journey, I had flown LAS-MIA-JFK, and then spent the afternoon pottering about in Brooklyn before heading back to the airport where I pick up the story. On arrival to Terminal 7 in JFK I went straight to the Fast Track security. My checked luggage was already in the system, and I… Read More Flying home – part 2
I am all for spending time in airport lounges, especially when I can relax and have a shower, a drink and charge my phone, but I so get bored and the prospect of spending 8 hours at JFK in the middle of the day was a little much for me. There are many ways to get… Read More What to do during a lay-over at JFK?