Nestled in the Caribbean archipelago, south of Anguilla, St Martin is 37 square miles of beautiful beaches and impressive landscapes. It is possible to drive round the island in about 90 minutes, but there are so many places you could stop to swim in the sea and lie on the beach that you would need… Read More The top 5 beaches in St Martin
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!
Our connection on the outbound MAD-MIA-SXM was really smooth as I reported here, and I was glad that we had a practice run through. Flying home, our plane was late in departing so a short connection became a tight one which was not helped by the lack of Flight Connections. We were fortunate to be in… Read More Is Flight Connections too much to ask for?
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
St Martin does not have a wide range of well-known hotels on the island, and I was keen that we stayed on the French side so when I was researching the trip I was drawn to the Mercure St Martin Marina and Spa. I have a Le Club Accor Gold card through this little trick… Read More Review: Mercure St Martin Marina and Spa
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!