Tag: Finnair

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 ...

Journey to Japan – Part Two: To Helsinki!

After adequately refuelling on coffee in the lounge, it was time to get my flight to Helsinki. With little to keep me in the lounge, I headed to the gate with just under an hour to go. My experience with Finnair is that they board with plenty of time, so I expected us to be ...

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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I’m on the beach

It's one of those damp, grey and chilly Sunday afternoons where my mind wanders to travels past - and future. I dreamt last night that I was back on the beach in Sitges. It was another beautiful summer's day and I was just wandering down the shoreline, ankle-deep in the water. The sun was incredibly ...

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Booking a mileage run…to Tokyo!

In just 66 days, I'll be flying off on my next holiday to Japan. But unlike previous visits, I'll be taking quite a circuitous route to get there... Yes, it's another mileage run. I need the BA miles to keep my Gold status, so the idea here is to book a series of flights to ...

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Our week in Tokyo: Champagne and sushi

So I’m back from my week in Tokyo and I’m missing it already. We had such an amazing time, despite the freezing cold weather and the snow. It was our first time in Tokyo in the winter, so that was to be expected - and we packed accordingly! As we’ve been to Tokyo so many times ...

A week in Tokyo: with carry-on luggage only

I'm about an hour away from making my way to London Gatwick for the first leg of our trip to Japan. And for the first time, I'm going to Japan with only carry-on luggage. Nothing is getting checked in, so I won't waste any time at check-in or at arrival, waiting for bags. Obviously, I ...

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Two weeks to Tokyo

I had a lovely realisation on Sunday morning as I sat in Starbucks sipping a bucket of coffee: in less than two weeks, @TheFrankFlyer and I will be back in Tokyo for eight days of fun. Anyone who's read this blog for a while will know it's my favourite city on Earth. So being able ...

40 days until Tokyo!

Today marks the 40-day countdown to my next trip to Tokyo and to say I'm excited is an understatement. We're going to firstly spend an evening in Schiphol Airport's Hilton Hotel and then fly to Tokyo the following morning with Finnair, via Helsinki. This was how I got to Tokyo when I brought my nephew, ...

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 ...