Tag: Airlines

Cathay Pacific: Hong Kong to Tokyo

My second flight on my trip to Tokyo was with Cathay Pacific on the CX526, a 17 year old A330-300. Being a OneWorld frequent flyer, I had redeemed 30K Avios to book a business class flight to Tokyo Narita. This was my second time flying Cathay and again, the service was good. Unlike the Virgin ...

Journey to Japan – Part three: to Seoul!

I've just landed in Seoul Incheon Airport after a superb flight with Finnair. I didn't get as much sleep as I'd planned, but that was all my own fault. I enjoyed a couple of hours in the very lovely Finnair lounge in Helsinki Airport before boarding my flight. The lounge is in the middle of ...

A new look for Aer Lingus

Earlier today, Ireland's national carrier, Aer Lingus, launched its new aircraft livery. It's the first time the image has been updated in over twenty years . And for an airline which has basically owned the colour green, it's quite a departure. The new look will mean aircraft will be mostly white, with a strip of ...

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Restoring my faith in British Airways. 

My partner and I had the pleasure of using a British Airways American Express card 2 for 1 award voucher to fly to Japan this September in First Class, for our annual trip to visit this amazing country. In line with recent BA experiences, the outbound was particularly poor. Service was shockingly bad, with staff ...

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London to Singapore with Malaysia Airlines

We've just arrived in our Singapore hotel, so it's time to share a quick review of the journey here. Our check-in at Heathrow T4 went without a hitch and we quickly passed through security. In possibly record time! No shopping required, so we headed straight for the airline lounge to wait for our flight. We ...

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Some travel kvetching

I’ve been travelling a lot lately, primarily for business. This last week has been a challenge though, even for me. Lots of flights, different airports, pressured timescales and a lack of sleep made for one frazzled MacPsych. Four airports in a single day was a challenge, even for me. I also had a lot of ...

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Bags and baggage

I write this in Dunfermline, Scotland where I’m visiting my parents. I flew up from London Thursday night to avoid insane weekend flight prices, but failed to avoid insane bag madness. Picture the scene. A plane-full of people all carrying far too much carry-on baggage, all getting aggressive with each other because they can’t find ...

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Codeshare hell

So here's the thing...you buy a ticket with one airline but end up flying with another. This is the gist of the codeshare arrangement that airlines seem to love. I have no single favourite airline, though I fly very regularly with British Airways. But I have a list of airlines I try to avoid, including ...

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More free Ryanair publicity

From the Guardian: We love to moan. But with Ryanair, what do you expect?Ryanair and its odious boss have been in the news again. I watched the Dispatches show mentioned below and it was shocking. Ryanair have, of course, said they're going to sue. The facts of this latest drama are these: Channel4 broadcast a ...