I wrote in this post about the promise of festive cheer from British Airways and with flight out of Heathrow for Christmas it was a chance to discover whether they were to be delivered. The arrival at Heathrow was not a great start. As a Gold card holder, I can guest one into the Galleries… Read More Did BA deliver on their festive promises?
In the last year, Madrid has become a common transit point for me. It benefits from being the home station of Iberia’s extensive route network, and so was the perfect place to pick up an exEU trip earlier this year to St Martin via Miami, as well as to get onto LAN’s 787 Dreamliner service… Read More Review: Hilton Hotel Madrid Airport
Barcelona is going through some turbulent times at the moment, being at the heart of the Catalunyan independence referendum. It is, however, still a fantastic place to visit, and the tourists show no sign of letting a little political rioting get in the way of a short break. It was also the destination chosen by… Read More MisterAirmiles’ Guide to 24 hours in Barcelona
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, surrounded by lakes and the Baltic Sea. It is a city of many sides, with long warm summer nights as well as dark cold days with frozen lakes. It is a perfect destination for a weekend trip, given its relative proximity to London and the overwhelming presence of English-speakers… Read More MisterAirmiles’ Guide to 36 Hours in Stockholm
It is not often that I find myself in a hotel that does not belong to a chain. This is either because I am staying on points, so it is much cheaper to be there, or there is no real difference in price between places, and I know that with Spire Elite at IHG and… Read More Review: Story Hotel, Stockholm
The invitation to a friend’s wedding in Washington D.C. was the perfect excuse to use a BA AmEx 2for1 voucher I had sitting in my account. I knew that it was on the cards, and had at least 120,000 Avios in the household account when the invitation came through the post at the end of… Read More Review: British Airways First Class Experience – London Heathrow – Washington D.C.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small land-locked country in the heart of Europe – literally and metaphorically given the concentration of European Union departments based here. It is a multicultural, multilingual place that is perfect for a weekend away. Travel British airways fly twice daily to Luxembourg City from London Heathrow’s Terminal 3.… Read More MisterAirmiles’ guide to 36 hours in Luxembourg
MisterAirmiles and I were off on a weekend trip to Luxembourg City, principally for me to gather TPs and Avios to help me retain BAEC Silver status. It was Club Europe all the way from Inverness via Heathrow for 160TPs. The plan was an excruciatingly early start for the 0725 flight from T3 to LUX on… Read More GUEST POST: MummyAirmiles’ LUXurious tier point run
So – here I am, sitting in seat 1A on BA1469, an A320 from Inverness to Heathrow. I am heading down to LHR and then on to Luxembourg for the weekend with MisterAirmles. This quick trip came about as a result of deciding that it was worth collecting an additional 160TPs and 5k Avios to… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles and the £412 ticket change
After a pretty busy week, it was time to head home. An early flight from Las Vegas to New York meant that I had to return my hire car to the airport at around 0530. Getting through security was a fairly quick process and I was soon at the gates. Having had a successful night… Read More Vegas2017 – Part 4: Homeward-bound