I saw this article on the BBC web site today and it reminded me of a holiday I had a few years ago chasing tornadoes in the USA. Tornado chasers face storm as lawsuit hits close to home Going on a tornado chasing holiday was a bit of a “bucket list” item for me for … Continue reading Tornado Chasing – Safe?
No sooner am I back from my Round the World in 8 days trip then I am now thinking ahead to my next travel epic… Phoenix Arizona in April. Typically though, I am not just going direct to Phoenix. Instead it is trip, in part, to gain Tier Points (TPs) in the British Airways Executive … Continue reading TP Run: Phoenix
Although not the main reason, part of the reason for doing the trip was to gain BA tier points to get me closer towards gaining status. Here are the TPs and Avios gained for the trip. Leg Tier Points Avios LGW – AGP 40 1578 AGP – HEL 140 2605 HEL – DEL 140 4061 … Continue reading RTW: British Airways Tier Points & Avios
Well, I arrived at JFK tired and somewhat emotional. This was the last leg about to start and it had taken so much planning and I was so excited in the build-up that I found it quite emotional that this was now the last leg. The special fare from Malaysian Airlines only took me to … Continue reading RTW: Day 8: Last Day JFK – LHR
It was only yesterday when I left Tokyo… or was it? Travelling across the International Date Line plays havoc with your body clock and sense of time. JAL Lounge This was quite a good lounge but the food was a little strange. Not just that there were Japanese choices but the normal, English type choices … Continue reading RTW: Day 7: Tokyo to New York
Off I trotted to the gate at Kuala Lumpur quite excited at flying on an A350-900 for the first time. The queue at the gate was long with no priority lane and on walking to the front to see what the delay was it was obvious… x-ray machines. I hate when they have x-ray machines … Continue reading RTW: Day 5: Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo
My time in Delhi was just too short but I have to get this show on the road again so after a very pleasent stay at the Radisson Blu Plaza I made my way to Delhi airport early. The taxi ride was, again, entertaining and a little scary all at once with cars just drifting … Continue reading RTW: Day 4/5: Delhi to Kuala Lumpur
I am staying at the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport hotel. It is situated about 3 miles from the airport near a location called Aerocity which is a grand name for an area of 8 or so, international, hotels near the airport. Aerocity is kind of shut off from the encroachment of the rest of … Continue reading RTW: DAY 3/4: Delhi Hotel
On BA and other airlines I have flown with the selection sometimes of wines but always of spirits is quite extensive particularly in the lounges but also on the flights. Finnair seem to only have a small selection in both. This is about the size of it: Not much of a selection in my opinion. … Continue reading RTW: DAY 2: Where are the spirits?
Boy am I tired! The flight from Helsinki to Delhi took an extra 1:30hrs as Pakistani airspace is still closed. But I have arrived in Delhi safe and sound so mustn’t grumble 🙂 The Flight HEL-DEL Finnair A330-300 The weather at Helsinki was very cloudy and very wet for the departure and with the temperature … Continue reading RTW: Day 2: Helsinki to Delhi