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
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