It would seem silly having travelled thousands of miles to Las Vegas not to see some of the sights in the surrounding area. I had been recommended a trip to the Hoover Dam and, as it is something that I mention in class, I decided to go. I booked a tour with Big Horn Tours… Read More The Hoover Dam
After a lovely few days in Las Vegas with my friends, it was time to bid them farewell and head home. My itinerary for the routing was LAS-MIA-JFK-LCY//LHR-DUB-LHR. The flight departed at 2220, so we ate dinner beforehand and then drove to the airport – it took all of about 10 minutes to check in… Read More Flying home – part 1
So, I must apologise for a few days of silence – it has been a busy few days and a quick turn around between the trip to Vegas and then on to France and Italy tomorrow has meant that I havent been as proactive in writing as I would have liked. I just thought that… Read More What have I been up to?!
One large difference between the UK and the US is the tipping and customer service culture (with a gentle poke at the very funny Are You Being Served? TV programme in the picture!) At home, I would regularly leave 10-12.5% on top of a restaurant bill, and round-up a taxi fare to the nearest pound or… Read More Are you being served?
Having arrived late on the Wednesday night and without my suitcase, the first day was never going to be a particularly busy day. It had also been a very late night for my two friends who are showing me round Vegas. One of them has been coming here several times a year for the last… Read More My first impressions of Las Vegas
So I left this story in the previous post, which you can see here, when I was disembarking from my flight from London. The jet bridge was connected to door 2L which is behind the business class cabin where the stairs to the upper deck, which meant that we were not first off the plane.… Read More Mister Airmiles does Vegas – Day 2 (part 2)
I was privileged enough today to fly LHR – JFK in First Class. A detailed trip report can be found here, but I wanted to explore the idea that something perceived as the preserve of the rich and famous is actually something that is a vehicle to dissolve the class barriers. Let me explain… On… Read More First Class – the great equaliser?
I am terrified of sleeping in. I once slept in at school when my dorm-mates didn’t wake me up, and awoke at 1030 having missed the first 2 lessons. I was also 28 minutes late to a university exam; a fact I managed to keep from my Mum for many years until my wife told… Read More Mister Airmiles does Vegas – Day 2 (part 1)
Ever since my girlfriend, who is now my wife, went to Hong Kong for a year after we graduated University I have been with Three Mobile. I went with them because I needed to renew my phone contract and at the time they were offering a Skype handset. With this, I was able to call… Read More Free to roam (on my mobile phone)
It struck me today on my LHR – JFK flight just how many roles the cabin crew performed, each one executed to a high level of skill and perfection. It is often too easy to overlook them, particularly on short-haul flights. On my flight, there was a team of three in the First cabin. When… Read More Cabin Crew – Master of all trades?