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 once did an unexpected back to back in Rome when I went to collect my iPad that I had left on a plane. I was not planning to do the same on this time! This was, in fact, the first time that I had been on a ‘long’ Club Europe leg where you get… Read More Review: British Airways Club Europe London to Rome and back
I like the ease and simplicity of a dedicated terminal like Heathrow’s T5, JFK’s T8 or Madrid’s T4 where most, if not all, of the flights leaving are from the same airline; it makes thing very simple, especially if it is your ‘home’ airport like Heathrow is for me. At Heathrow T5 there are four… Read More Lounge Review: Heathrow Terminal 3 Lounge comparison – Cathay Pacific / Qantas / American / British Airways
One of the nicest things to be able to do after a long haul overnight flight is to have a shower which is, I guess, the point of an arrivals lounge. I could have tried the American Airlines arrivals lounge when I flew back from Miami last year, but as I was travelling with my… Read More Lounge Review: American Airlines Arrivals at Heathrow T3
More often than not, flight reviews on this site and others are for premium cabins. Given the lower number of seats and therefore smaller turnover of passengers, it means that Business of First flights seem more special and worth writing about, compared to an Economy leg. However, in planning for this trip, I realised that… Read More Review: American Airlines London – New York in Economy
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?
Christmas in the UK always seems to bring up images of travel chaos in the media, with a sprinkling of snow shutting down roads and disruption on the railways due to engineering works making things difficult. A week or so ago was no exception, with a particularly cold spell hitting London leading to long delays… Read More Flying BA this Christmas? It is meant to be almost but not quite entirely unlike BA!
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.
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