A few years ago America was a great place for Tier Point runs because flights under 2000 miles earned 60 tier points and those over 2000 miles earned 210 tier points. This was in line with First class earnings, but the equivalent to business class prices in Europe because American sold their classes as First… Read More American Airlines A321T Flagship First New York to Los Angeles
Once through security, the lift to the American Airlines lounge complex is ahead to the left. These lounges are accessible to passengers flying in business and first, as well as oneWorld Sapphire and Emerald. As I was flying on American’s flagship First service from New York to Los Angeles on the Airbus 321T, a single… Read More American Airlines Flagship First Dining and Ground Transfer
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
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
Having been back for a few days, I have been able to reflect on the journey and get some statistics together. Aircraft: Airbus – A318, A319, A321 Boeing – 737, 747 Airlines: American British Airways Airports: DUB JFK LAS LAX LCY LHR MIA Cabins: Club Europe Club World International First Transcontinental First Domestic First Lounges:… Read More Reflections on my trip to Las Vegas
So far on this journey, I had flown LAS-MIA-JFK, and then spent the afternoon pottering about in Brooklyn before heading back to the airport where I pick up the story. On arrival to Terminal 7 in JFK I went straight to the Fast Track security. My checked luggage was already in the system, and I… Read More Flying home – part 2
I am all for spending time in airport lounges, especially when I can relax and have a shower, a drink and charge my phone, but I so get bored and the prospect of spending 8 hours at JFK in the middle of the day was a little much for me. There are many ways to get… Read More What to do during a lay-over at JFK?
After a lovely few days in Las Vegas with my friends, it was time to bid them farewell and head home. My itinerary for the routing was LAS-MIA-JFK-LCY//LHR-DUB-LHR. The flight departed at 2220, so we ate dinner beforehand and then drove to the airport – it took all of about 10 minutes to check in… Read More Flying home – part 1