I woke up after a good night’s sleep – the first night in a bed since I had left Las Vegas. Check out was at 11 am, and I took an Uber back to the airport. Whilst it would have been possible to walk as it was only a month and a half, the footpaths… Read More A Golden Trip Part 9 – The final upgrade
Entering Terminal 7 from the AirTrain, I headed to the far left hand side where the first-class checking area is located. When I first flew from here in 2014, a dedicated security channel for first-class passengers took you up the ramp and deposited you outside the Concorde Room door. Alas, this is no more, and… Read More A Golden Trip Part 7 – My last flight from Terminal 7?
As most of my flying originates in London, I rarely go through flight connections. I arrived at Terminal 5 on the bus from Terminal 3 and was quickly through fast-track security, only to be dumped at the top of the escalator into standard security. In the middle of the holidays, there were lots of families… Read More A Golden Trip Part 3 – First Class across the Atlantic and the USA
I had booked my original trip about a year ago, so it is not an understatement to say that I was looking forward to starting. In true toddler fashion, The Poppet decided that she would wake at midnight the night before travel. After an hour of cuddling and settling in my bed, I was able… Read More A Golden Trip Part 1 – Positioning Inverness to Malaga
I was going to go to Las Vegas in April, in that sweet spot between the end of the Tier Point Collection year and the card expiry where you keep your old status. From the 9th of March until the end of April, I would have had all the Gold benefits and be earning even… Read More A Golden Trip – planning a Tier Point Run
I’ve stayed at, and reviewed, the Sofitel before back in 2016. Nothing can beat the convenience of being able to walk to the terminal, and the hotel is luxurious. I stayed there again with my daughter and my parents in December 2021. The stay was good overall but not without issues. We had adjoining rooms,… Read More Review: Sofitel Heathrow Terminal 5 with a toddler
The BA Galleries lounge in Geneva is one of the few remaining outposts in the BA lounge network. It was refurbished a couple of years ago – badly needed, if my review from 2018 is anything to go by – in the same style as Rome FCO and Aberdeen, but Covid closed it down, and… Read More Review: British Airways Galleries Club Lounge – Geneva
I’ll admit – it’s been a while! I started this blog in 2015 when I was used to travelling around on a whim, with my wife, friends or as a solo traveller. Things have changed and the world is a different place. The last proper trip that I wrote about here in full was Australia… Read More Taking to the skies once more!
My last ‘normal’ flight was on 20th March 2020. This was the day that schools closed their doors to pupils in person and we decided, with a 4-month old baby and the prospect of working from home for a few weeks, that out little flat would drive us crazy. Thankfully, the stash of airmiles was… Read More Traveling in the Covid era
This was the final leg of our trip; a single redemption from Doha to London in Club for 60,000 Avios each. There was no First availability – there was no Club availability when we first looked, but I set up an ExpertFlyer alert and was delighted when some opened up and I booked right away.… Read More Review: Doha to London in First on British Airways