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
I have recently been trying to plan a school trip to New York. As a geography teacher, I firmly believe in the positive benefits of a field trip and how travel can broaden peoples’ mind sets. Sadly it was not possible to make it happen this time, but I am hoping that a trip closer… Read More Could booking as a group save you money?
Currently sitting in the Concorde Room thanks to the inbound leg in First and a connection up to Edinburgh having had a very pleasant flight from Rio. Best sleep on an airplane I’ve ever had! Sadly no photos from the front of the plane. It was a full 14 passenger’s complement this time. We took… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles is back on UK Soil
The Sofitel Hotel at Heathrow is very convenient for T5. We had a large room, with a very comfy bed. The downside was the air conditioning was a bit noisy, so we switched it off and consequently roasted during the night! Not the best night’s sleep we have ever had. Breakfast in the Club Millesime was delicious,… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles shuns the Concorde Room
Clearly 3 months is too long for my parents to go without a holiday, so it is with pleasure that I introduce the next instalment of MummyAirmiles and her travels – South America is on the cards this time. A new large suitcase has been bought for this trip, and managed to 22kgs in it.… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles jets off again
Another holiday, another flight. February half term seems to be a favourite for teachers to go away; a number of colleagues went straight from our Valentine’s Disco to the airport (The sensible ones went 3 miles to fly with BA from Heathrow; I wasn’t envious of the ones travelling to Stansted to fly with Ryanair!).… Read More The magic beep: Being upgraded at the airport
After a lovely stay at Tsala Treetop Lodge near Plettenburg Bay, we moved on to Knysna and stayed in the Turbine Hotel and Spa, a converted old wood turbine mill, on one of the estuary islands, Thesen Island. It is promoted as a 5* Hotel, but in reality, it does not live up to the… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles returns home
Thanks to the positive feedback from the previous guest posts of my parents’ holiday, and their seemingly insatiable penchant for luxury travel, I am delighted to be able to bring you news of their latest adventure. After spending time in South Africa last year, and realising that they wouldn’t be able to see all they… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles takes to the skies again