Christmas in the UK always seems to bring up images of travel chaos in the media, with a sprinkling of snow shutting down roads and disruption on the railways due to engineering works making things difficult. A week or so ago was no exception, with a particularly cold spell hitting London leading to long delays… Read More Flying BA this Christmas? It is meant to be almost but not quite entirely unlike BA!
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’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love the Heathrow Express. I even once spent £225 in one go booking up transfers for my summer of travel. An offer came through for me to get a free business class upgrade on my next journey, but I didn’t pay much attention to it as… Read More Is Heathrow Express Business First worth the money?
This was my final day of flying for #7flightstoABZ, having flown into Heathrow the day before. It was an early start to drive my hire car back to the airport, but it was a smooth journey, both to Heathrow and through security to the North lounge. The lady on the desk told me that the… Read More #7flightstoABZ – Day 4 – LHR-AMS-LGW-JER-LGW
I hire a car a few times a year; usually from Nice or Aberdeen and have become familiar with their set up. Both are fairly well connected to the terminal and have good Avis Preferred areas meaning it’s very quick to get behind the wheel. But I think I’ve found an even better one… Avis is… Read More Is Avis at T5 the best car hire set up ever?
Readers will know that I am London based, and that I love the Heathrow Express, so it will be odd to discover that rather than heading home for the night, I checked into a hotel. My rationale for another ‘micro-break‘ was that I was arriving late and leaving early, which would be difficult on public… Read More #7flightstoABZ – Day 1 – Sofitel Heathrow T5
We had arrived onto the plane and a short delay turned into a big one. We had missed our slot and there was an issue with a door that wasn’t closing properly which needed to be check out by Engineering. Once cleared, we took off about 90 minutes late. The plane was an Iberia A340-300… Read More Episode 2 – The first wide-body and the perfect airport hotel
The first part of the trip was, for me, heading back to London. As usual, MummyAirmiles is writing in italics. As readers will know, MummyAirmiles is joining up with MisterAirmiles on a few days’ jaunt round Europe, experiencing different planes and their various versions of business class travel. Bring a retired lady of leisure and… Read More Episode 1 – Afternoon tea over the Irish Sea
The Heathrow Express is one of many ways to get to the airport but it is my favourite. Last year I wrote an article on it with a comparison to other options, and it has got even better. There is now the option to buy tickets in advance and the further ahead you book, the… Read More Is my £225 on airport transfers good value?
I was chatting to some friends at the weekend who had been to New York in the half term. Naturally, after hearing about their trip, I asked who they flew with; I was not expecting Kuwait Airways to be the answer! This is surprising for a number of reasons; not least because the flight shouldn’t… Read More Booking a flight that doesn’t exist