World Traveller 73


Review: British Airways Club Europe, Airbus 320, Marrakech – London Gatwick We departed for the gate at T-50. Boarding was set to commence at 12:50 PM as posted on the boarding card. British AirwaysBA 2667 – Business Class (U)RAK – LGW (Marrakesh – London Gatwick)Sept 16, 20181:30 PM – 5:00 PMBooked: Airbus 320Flown: Airbus 320  After a last security screening checkpoint, we boarded along with priority boarding for all Club Europe and… Read More

Review: The Pearl Lounge, Marrakech International Airport, Marrakech, Morocco I had heard lots of horror stories about the Marrakesh airport. Most of the reports online recommended arriving at least 3 hours in advance of the flight. The issue appeared to be long queues and bureaucratic checks. At about T-180, we departed the hotel. A taxi was only 70 Moroccan Dirhams and we were dropped off in less than 10 minutes. The Le… Read More

Review: Pearl Lounge, Arrivals Hall, Marrakech, Morocco We entered the building and walked towards immigration. There is a strange arrivals lounge available to Priority Pass members called the Pearl Lounge so I thought we could go check it out for interest’s sake. Accessing the Lounge: It’s located immediately before immigration. We located the reception. Access today was granted courtesy of Priority Pass. The receptionist couldn’t get the Priority Pass electronic card reader… Read More

Review: Iberia Business Class, Airbus 320, Madrid – Marrakech Booking: Getting to Africa is always difficult on points and miles. This is because there is usually a substantial point premium for entering the African zone versus the European Zone, making flights to South Africa a much better deal than shorter flights to nearby Morocco. I figured that the best way to do it was to get ourselves as close as possible to… Read More