Tag: London Heathrow

JAL First Class: The best flight I have ever taken

After another wonderful stay at the Tokyo Hilton, our trip home had to commence. @Macpsych and I had said our goodbyes at the hotel, as he was flying home via Seoul Icheon and Helsinki, as part of his mileage run to collect enough BA tier points to remain gold. (I have done a spreadsheet 😉). ...

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 ...

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 ...

When you experience “too much travel”

This week, I discovered there is such a thing as "too much travel"... I'm reflecting on it now, as I prepare to take my sixth flight of this week. On Monday, I set off from Tokyo, flying to Helsinki. Then, from Helsinki to London Heathrow, followed in quick succession by a flight to Edinburgh. The ...

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Magical suitcase stacking

I flew to Barcelona and back yesterday, on one of my monthly day-trips for work. I'm getting pretty used to the journey - this is month seven of these visits and while it involves an early start (0430am!!!) working with the clients in question more than makes up for the lack of sleep. Last night's ...

Yotel Heathrow Airport: A night on the Millennium Falcon

A couple of weeks ago, I had some particularly bad travel planning to deal with. A day trip to Glasgow on the Thursday, followed by a flight to Barcelona at the crack of dawn on the Friday morning. The prospect of getting about 4 hours sleep in my own bed Thursday night, followed by an ...