British Airways 4.5k U.S. Awards Ending

British Airways sent the following email to most Executive Club members early yesterday: We’re going to be making a change to the Executive Club pricing structure for shorter reward flights originating or terminating within the United States of America. From 2 February 2016, reward flights will start from 7,500 Avios, instead of 4,500 Avios, plus taxes, fees and carrier charges (“TFCs”) from $5.60 USD. Only those reward flights that currently cost 4,500 Avios for a one way flight… Read More

Gaining Elite Status with oneworld

I primarily fly with the Star Alliance network, mainly because it is the largest alliance in the world and I can get to anywhere I need quickly and by flying with some of the world’s top airlines. I have Star Alliance Gold and I fly mainly with the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Austrian, SWISS), I also fly a lot with LOT Polish Airlines (since they are… Read More

British Airways Club Europe A320 London to Kraków

Glamorous Dubai – Introduction British Airways 872 London-Heathrow (LHR) – Kraków (KRK) Airbus A320 23 August 2015 I left the Concorde Room a bit before scheduled boarding time, mainly since I was tired of sitting and wanted to explore Terminal 5 a bit before I left. Eventually I made it to gate A11 from where my flight was departing and about five minutes later, boarding… Read More

British Airways The Concorde Room London

Glamorous Dubai – Introduction Oh my, British Airways… British Airways has several lounges in London, however their true First Class Lounge (for BA First Class passengers) is the Concorde Room. After my wonderful flight in BA First Class, I was really expecting an awesome lounge at their main hub and base airport. Nope, that didn’t happen. The Concorde Room isn’t special at all from the… Read More

British Airways First Class B777 Dubai to London

Glamorous Dubai – Introduction British Airways 108 Dubai (DXB) – London-Heathrow (LHR) Boeing 777-200 23 August 2015 I was really excited to fly British Airways First Class, so much that I could barely sleep the night before the flight. At just 40k American Airlines miles and ~$250 USD in taxes/fees and fuel surcharges, I think that this is an amazing mileage redemption.. especially for a seven… Read More

British Airways Galleries Lounge Dubai

Glamorous Dubai – Introduction My driver dropped me off right by the British Airways check-in counters and I made it inside of the terminal quickly. I arrived a bit before 07:00 and therefore check-in wasn’t quite open yet, but there was already a queue forming for World Traveller (Economy). No queues existed for both premium check-in areas: First, Club World, OneWorld Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby. The… Read More

British Airways Domestic UK A321 London to Edinburgh

10 Days – England, Scotland, and Iceland – Introduction British Airways 1438 London-Heathrow (LHR) – Edinburgh (EDI) Airbus A321 24 July 2015 It took us about ten minutes to reach the gate from the lounge and boarding began right as we arrived. All domestic UK British Airways flights are Economy-only and do not have a premium cabin. Our flight was operated by a British Airways… Read More

British Airways Club Europe A320 Kraków to London

10 Days – England, Scotland, and Iceland – Introduction British Airways 873 Kraków (KRK) – London-Heathrow (LHR) Airbus A320 20 July 2015 British Airways Club Europe A320, to sum it up: awesome flight, amazing service, and maybe too much champagne 🙂 . I believe the last time that I flew with oneworld or British Airways was about thirteen years ago… Having travelled almost exclusively with… Read More

British Airways First Class – ‘Take the journey’

I love British Airways’ First Class (the new one… obviously), contrary to what other bloggers write, I consider it in my top 10 of the best First Class products. I know the BA fuel surcharges are high, but then again, I like BA First a lot and I don’t mind paying. I’m planning to fly them again soon, so I will have an in-depth trip… Read More