Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (May 27, 2019): Top 10 reasons why I like to fly British Airways (again). British Airways, part of International Airlines Group (also parent of Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus) is one of the world’s leading global premium airlines. The UK flagship carrier has a fleet of more than 280 aircraft – including the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 – that fly 123,000 passengers across the globe every day. A British Airways aircraft takes off from somewhere in the world every 90 seconds. The carrier was created in 1974 after the British government decided to merge several national and regional airline corporations. However, the carrier is marking 2019 as its centenary on the basis of the foundation of its forerunner company, Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited (AT&T), which launched the world’s first daily international scheduled air service between London … [Read more...] about Top 10 reasons why I like to fly British Airways (again)
Elemis travel spa heathrow
A review of British Airways Club World Business Class The British Airways Club World (Business Class) cabin is one I know very well and which, in my opinion, delivers exactly what I want on a regular basis – great service, food and drink (add extra chocolates to that) and comfort. Here is how a recent flight from London Heathrow to New York JFK went. A good travel experience does not begin when you arrive at your destination. For me, it is pretty clear – it all starts at the airport. Long-haul flights for me, are very special moments – it is code for ‘me’ time: no interruptions, time to catch up on movies and TV, bubbles and of course, continuing to believe that ‘there are no calories up in the air’, especially when it refers to chocolate. Don’t ask. Check-in The BA First Check-In area at LHR Checking in at London Heathrow’s terminal 5 is always a breeze. I call this one of my ‘spiritual places’ (it is where many travel … [Read more...] about British Airways Club World Business Class Reviewed
Last week, I finally got round to experiencing The British Airways Elemis Travel Spa at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5. Despite the volume of business flights I’ve flown with BA over the years, I’ve never found the time to book myself into their spa until now. This is crazy when I think about it because 15 minute treatments are complimentary for all Business or First Class passengers. The spa I visited is located on the 1st floor of Terminal 5’s South Concourse and is situated between the Galleries First Lounge and the Concorde Room. After arriving precisely one minute early, I was escorted over to the seating area to fill out an Elemis questionnaire and to wait for my therapist Laura. Now the spa won’t be winning awards for square footage, but it has been cleverly designed to make full use of the space. The welcome area is bright and inviting and mirrors accompany each seating space which is perfect if you’re looking to top up … [Read more...] about A Relaxing Pre-Flight Massage at The Elemis Travel Spa
I was 25 years old the first time I experienced flying business class and I would be lying if I told you that I knew exactly what I was doing! Fast forward 7 years and I like to think that I’ve learnt a few things along the way! Not everyone is a seasoned pro! This is very true…my first long-haul business class flight was 6,910 miles away to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lucky for me my colleagues had flown out a day earlier so there was no one I knew on the flight that I cared enough about to embarrass myself in front of. The flight itself was 13 hours 45 minutes long and included a brief stop in Sao Paulo. That’s a long time to be playing around with the buttons and remote control and still not work out how to convert your seat into a bed! Yes that’s correct….the most I managed was 120 degrees otherwise known as a casual putting up of the feet. If I could turn the clock back, I would tell my younger looking self that it IS OK to press the call … [Read more...] about 10 Things About Flying Business Class!