World Traveller 73


British Airways largest aircraft is the beautiful Airbus 380-800 series which it deploys on select routes, including the seasonal route of London – Vancouver in the summer months. The aircraft replaced upwards of three Boeing 747 flights a day between the two cities. While we’ve flown this route in British Airways First Class many times, this would be our first try in the highest density business class cabin in their Club World… Read More

Independent airport lounges offer a much needed service when an airline alliance’s lounge is not available. The No1 Lounge group offer a series of lounges in the United Kingdom at London Heathrow, London Gatwick Airport North + South Terminals and Birmingham airports. We would visit their London Heathrow Lounge in Terminal Three for an experience through their lounge, showers and spa offerings. Review: No1 Lounge, London Heathrow – Terminal Three, United Kingdom… Read More

Cathay Pacific offers a very solid lounge experience at it’s airports through the world. If you’re lucky enough to be able to access a Cathay Lounge, you’ll likely find a contemporary lounge, with premium food and beverage, along with a dim sum bar that will offer fresh noodles. Would a high passenger volume location like London Heathrow offer the same amenities as other Cathay Lounges around the world? Read on to find… Read More

Business Class within Europe isn’t always super exciting thanks to most air carriers just offering an economy class seat with a blocked middle. Our British Airways Club Europe Business Class flight from Dublin to London was no different, and offered a little more space along with a very light snack over the lunch hour. Read on to see what a ninety minute flight in British Airways Club Europe Business Class looks like…. Read More

Aer Lingus is the flag carrier of the Republic of Ireland. While it has established itself as a connecting partner for flights to and from Europe through it’s hub in Dublin, Ireland, it’s not typically a carrier that I regularly get the opportunity to travel. We would get the opportunity to test them out today with a short hop from London Heathrow over to Dublin, Ireland in order to start our Ireland… Read More

Plaza Premium Lounge has a strong footprint at various locations throughout the world, and specifically at London Heathrow International Airport. Our flight from London Heathrow Terminal Two would allow us the opportunity to visit their world class award winning lounge in the Queen’s Terminal. How did the Plaza Premium Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal Two stack up as an international departures lounge? Review: Plaza Premium Lounge, London Heathrow Terminal Two, Hounslow, United… Read More

Plaza Premium operates a variety of lounges around the world, including several offerings throughout London Heathrow’s airports in Terminal Two, Three and Four. The Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge offered an arrivals facility for those that are not fortunate enough to be arriving to the other mainline arrivals lounges offered by Air Canada and United Airlines. Our brief visit would allow us to check out the facilities and make use of the beverage… Read More

TAP Portugal is known for its reasonably discounted business class fares that can be used to travel across the Atlantic Ocean in reasonable comfort. The fares were often available to be purchased for one way travel, and included a generous 200% earning in Air Canada’s Aeroplan as a Star Alliance Partner. Today’s flight would be the continuation of our North America – Europe ticket that got us over to Europe. Review: TAP… Read More

On select routes, British Airways continues to maintain an international First Class cabin in four class aircraft consisting of World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy), Club World (business class) and First Class. The only way to make a British Airways First Class event even more special is to experience it on their Airbus 380 offering on select routes. We were able to gain access to this First Class offering on… Read More

The Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal Three is one of the nicer and more pleasant lounges available at the London Heathrow airport system. The Cathay Pacific Lounge offers small format First Class Lounge that is the best available option at London Heathrow Terminal Three with amenities that include a small dining area, several varieties of champagne and loungers with airside views. Review: Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge, London… Read More

Qantas Airlines offers some of the most consistent and terrific lounges in Australia and around the world. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself with the ability to access one, make sure you take advantage and savour the food and wine program found with each location. Our visit to the Qantas Business Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal Three allowed us the opportunity to enjoy the Gin and Tonic Bar, and relax before… Read More

Air Canada were among the first to offer a fully flat executive class seat on its wide body aircraft. It’s seats offered direct aisle access and a comfortable way to travel intercontinentally. The product set the standard for business class travel in Canada for a number of years. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Mauritius. This trip was… Read More