Tag: British Airways

Brewdog on board!

I flew to Palma de Mallorca with British Airways this morning and, as soon as I sat down, I spotted that their birthday promotion with Brewdog has started. To celebrate 100 years of British Airways, they've partnered with Brewdog to launch an anniversary beer and I...I had one with my breakfast! I'm not a beer ...

Journey to Japan: Part one

My latest jaunt to Japan began yesterday - and the journey to Tokyo will probably take a few posts to cover! I left London yesterday lunchtime, after squeezing in a couple more productive hours in the office. I 'checked in' via British Airways First Class section in T5 and made my way straight into the ...

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Oh the glamour of business travel

I got up at the crack of dawn this morning to catch a flight to Dublin. I'm working here until Thursday night. And from the get go, it's been a bit of a trial... I had completed 99% of my packing before going to sleep last night, working religiously off my packing list. But when ...

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Leaving on a jet plane…

Another Monday, another business trip. I'm leaving for Belfast in about 15 minutes (via a couple of meetings in London), staying just one night, so I can speak at a conference. In the scale of things, this is barely a trip. One night away and I'm not even leaving the country (arguments over a Northern ...

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Holidays beckon…

Right. My bags are packed and I've just one more working day to get through. Then I'm off to Japan for a couple of weeks! If I'm totally honest, I'm never short of holidays. Travel is my one true vice, and @TheFrankFlyer and I take several breaks and longer holidays every year. I know I'm ...

I’ve booked a mileage run!

What madness is this? Booking a trip with the sole purpose of getting as many BA tier points as possible? Yes. This is my life now. I’m so comfortable with my BA Gold Status, that I’ll do whatever it takes to keep it. @TheFrankFlyer did a quick calculation of my (and his) airline miles status, ...

Improving the BA boarding experience?

Let's face it - boarding a plane is seldom an enjoyable experience. Boarding flights can be a very messy and difficult experience, especially when you consider the number of attempted queue-jumpers, the people who can't find their (clearly marked) seats and those who expect to be able to bring on more luggage than their allowance ...

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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 ...

London to Tokyo: First Class with British Airways

Our latest trip to Japan started in Heathrow Airport, with a tasty and much-needed breakfast in British Airways' Concorde Room. This is the lounge set aside for passengers traveling First Class. Yes, First Class. But before you jump to any conclusions, I can assure you that our tickets were not full price. We used a combination ...

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New BA safety information video is a welcome change

As someone who flies with British Airways a lot, I can tell you I was getting enormously sick of their safety information video. A slightly creepy cartoon, showing spaced-out passengers gliding around the cabin. They moved as if they'd been tranquilized and the voiceover made me shudder every time I heard it. Once you've seen it ...