Tag: British Airways

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 ...

A business travel bug…

I've just spend the last week working in Dublin and, while the workshops and coaching sessions went very well, I managed to pick up an unwelcome dose of flu. It's an unfortunate risk when you're a frequent flyer and I guess it was my turn to pick something up. Being sick when on holidays is ...

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The views from above

I took a few photos from my flight home from Barcelona on Thursday evening. After my unexpected and very welcome free upgrade to business class (thank you, British Airways!) I got seat 1F and had wonderful views out the window. In the right weather, you can get some amazing views over Barcelona as you leave. ...

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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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Stunning advertising from British Airways

In the middle of Piccadilly Circus, an amazing ad from British Airways... Somehow (technology....something something...series of tubes....) this little animated boy points up at the sky at the flight path of incoming BA flights, while the screen announces which particular flight this is. This is entertaining and smart advertising. Michael O'Leary, please take note... (Though ...

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Sleepy, sleepy…

For the first time ever, last night I slept for an entire flight from the US to London. In fact, I was barely able to keep my eyes open while waiting in the lounge before take-off. I have mixed feelings, to be honest - while sleeping, I was obviously unable to fully take advantage of ...

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Good morning from New York

The view from our hotel this morning. Staying at the Hilton in the fashion district. Yesterday's flight over was fantastic: limitless food and hilarious interactions with the cabin crew. We were spoilt rotten. Thank you, British Airways! When not shovelling food and drink into my face, I enjoyed Cloud Atlas. Personally, I loved it - ...

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An utter nonsense

I'm sorry to say even the BBC jumped on the bandwagon today and trumpeted "British Airways   discriminated against Christian". To me, it demonstrates that they - and most other media outlets - missed the main lesson shared in Strasbourg today - it's not acceptable to use your own religious belief as an excuse for ...

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Another sweaty-palmed travel moment

I flew home to London from Jersey on Thursday night, in the middle of the news-making storms which cut a swathe through the UK. Thursday had been a pretty full-on work day and I hadn’t really been keeping up to date on either potential flight delays or if a storm of biblical proportions would ground ...