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
I wanted to start this trip in Copenhagen to save money, but also need to be in Manchester to get to Wakefield fora family party. I therefore took advantage of the <24hr stop-over rule which meant that I could depart on a flight from Manchester at 11am as long as I arrived into Manchester after… Read More Vegas2017 – Part 2: The Manchester stop-over
My IHG status gave us the benefit of a late checkout, which was ideal as our flight home was at 1930. We took a taxi from the hotel to the nearest BART station (Bay Area Rapid Transport) near Union Square, where for $8 .50 each we were whisked to the San Francisco International airport, a half… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles finally arrives home!
Once again, MummyAirmiles has been off on her travels. The time, it’s a road trip around the west of America, taking in many of the iconic tourist sites and destinations such as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco, to name a few, which seems to be… Read More GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles is off again
You would have to be hiding from the media for the last two days if you have failed to read about the issues that British Airways are having with their IT systems. This resulted in an almost total cancellation of the schedule on Saturday and chaos today. Unsurprisingly, given that this is the start of the… Read More MisterAirmiles: Live BA Disruption Update!
There has been much hype in the last few days about Thr First Wing at Terminal 5. This is a genuine enhancement in the service offered to 1st class passengers and gold card holders when travelling through Heathrow. The idea behind it is to offer an integrated check-in, security, and lounge entrance service for British… Read More The First Wing at Heathrow T5
I spend last summer marking exam papers, and the reward is being able to go on a week’s holiday to the Caribbean in half term. Clearly, this is a fantastic opportunity for my wife and I to practice our French by visiting a French Island, and it will be nice to relax on a beach,… Read More Can someone tell Iberia what a meal is?!
A short trip to London was planned around visiting MisterAirmiles and his wife, Christmas shopping and a cocktail party for enthusiastic Head for Points readers. This cost 16,000 avios and £70 for 2 RFS return tickets from Inverness. This was the first time I had used the BA flight from Inverness to Heathrow since it started… Read More GUESTPOST: Mummyairmiles has the foggiest
As it happens, I have taken a return transatlantic flight for the last two years and all have been First Class. Well, 2014 saw me fly on my first First using Avios and a 2for1 voucher in an open jaw LHR-IAD//JFK-LHR. Last year, I flew First from LHR-JFK on my way to Las Vegas. The… Read More How I survived a transatlatic flight – in business class
I took a flight with British Airways today from Heathrow to Copenhagen. I am not going to review the flight or the airport experience, as I have done a lot of that recently with the #7flightstoABZ – suffice to say the airport and lounge were quieter than expected, and the flight was fine. But, there… Read More Why is it so hard to follow the protocol?