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
The first long haul section of the trip was perhaps the most eagerly awaited flight for me. I have flown on a 747, and in First class, before but I had not been able to do so in row one as this was the first time that I had done so as a Gold member… Read More Review: London to New York in First class on British Airways 747
I have been in the Concorde Room a few times – probably half on F tickets and half as the guest of friends. It is always a pleasure to be there and I do think it strikes a balance between being exclusive and friendly. It is not like Qatar’s Al Safwa lounge which is totally… Read More The Concorde Room
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
I am not going to lie – this flight was the one that I was most looking forward to. Qatar First class is one of the best out there, and it serves Krug champagne which retails at £250 a bottle, so that gives a marker of how much money is put into the product. There… Read More Review: Perth to Doha on Qatar First Class
There is always something exciting about starting a big trip and for me that feeling of actually being ‘on holiday’ starts when I get on the Heathrow Express! I arrived at Terminal 5 about 3 hours before my flight and checked in a bag at The First Wing before heading through to the Concorde Room.… Read More Review: London to Hong Kong on British Airways First Class – new service
My first Avios redemption was from London to Edinburgh for my little brother’s Stag do. That was back in 2013 and in the following 5 years I have kept track of where and how I have spent then. It struck me the other day that, with the purchase of flights for Christmas 2018, I have… Read More I’ve just spent my millionth Avios!
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.
I tend to favour driving if a journey is a couple of hours from London because it gives me the flexibility to leave when I want, not have to worry about how much stuff I am taking and if there are two of use travelling it is invariably cheaper. It is also often quicker depending… Read More First Class is Grand (on Grand Central Trains)
I am terrified of sleeping in. I once slept in at school when my dorm-mates didn’t wake me up, and awoke at 1030 having missed the first 2 lessons. I was also 28 minutes late to a university exam; a fact I managed to keep from my Mum for many years until my wife told… Read More Mister Airmiles does Vegas – Day 2 (part 1)