I wanted to start this trip in Copenhagen to save money, but also need to be in Manchester to get to Wakefield fora family party. I therefore took advantage of the <24hr stop-over rule which meant that I could depart on a flight from Manchester at 11am as long as I arrived into Manchester after… Read More Vegas2017 – Part 2: The Manchester stop-over
You would have to be hiding from the media for the last two days if you have failed to read about the issues that British Airways are having with their IT systems. This resulted in an almost total cancellation of the schedule on Saturday and chaos today. Unsurprisingly, given that this is the start of the… Read More MisterAirmiles: Live BA Disruption Update!
I am a tall man, and I like having knees, so I am disappointed to read about the plans for British Airways to offer less leg room than they currently do. This has been all over the web today, but it is not new news; in fact the densification of the BA Eurofleet cabins on… Read More A right old knees up!
On my recent trip to Saint Martin, I flew London to Madrid, spent a night at the airport Crowne Plaza and then flew to Miami with Iberia. The flights to and from St Martin were with American on one of their Boeing 737 aircraft. We were booked into what they call the “First Class” cabin,… Read More lAAsAAgne twice on our flights between MIA and SXM
One of the things that St Martin / Sint Maarten is most famous for is the legendary Maho Beach. Located at the west end of the runway at the Princess Juiliana International Airport, it is renowned for the very low flying aircraft over the beach and the jet wash from departing aircraft. The one and… Read More Nothing plain about this plane beach
We arrived into Miami about 30 minutes ahead of the published schedule which was good because the connection time was on the short side of comfortable. Whilst I was confident that American would look after us in the case of a miss connect, and they would not have sold me the ticket if it did… Read More Mamma MIA – what a connection!
Having arrived from the lounge, we boarded the plane and settled into our separate cabins. There was an amenities bag on the seat which was full of goodies. I was particularly impressed with the little shoe bag that meant I was able to take my boots and socks off and put them in the bag… Read More Review: Iberia Business Class A340 MAD-MIA
Having spent the night at the Crowne Plaza Madrid Airport, we took the free shuttle round to the terminal and found the Business Class check-in desks. I was pleased that there were so many and that they were actually staffed. We didn’t need to check bags in, but had to print out boarding passes as… Read More Review: Iberia Lounge at Madrid T4S
It has finally happened! My tier point balance reached 1500 and I am now officially a Gold member of the British Airways Executive Club. This is something that I never thought I would ever achieve, given that my job doesn’t involve flying but through a lot of research, guidance, and ideas from FlyerTalk and other blogs,… Read More Gold!
Most of the flying content of my blog revolves around British Airways because that is what I do most of; the route network and hub at Heathrow suit me very well, and I currently have Silver status, so the perks add an additional sway. However, changes recently to the brand have left many travellers with… Read More Another Alliance treats me like a Star