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
What a flight! What a day! That has to be one of the most enjoyable flights I have done for a long time. Boarding… easy and quick. Finnair are a superb airline in my opinion. The crew were easy-going and professional. I like Finnair. With its white and dark blue livery it is subdued and … Continue reading RTW: Day 2: Málaga to Helsinki
I woke up to a balmy 14C sunny morning here in Málaga. I can’t say I was sorry to be leaving that B&B but it served a purpose. The bus ride from Málaga city centre to the airport was just as easy as the ride in yesterday. 20 mins and 3EUR. Arriving at the airport … Continue reading RTW: Day 2: Departing Málaga
So, first stop – Málaga. The flight was totally uneventful with an excellent crew. Kept my bubbly topped up too! The food was pretty good… Penne Arrabiata… but it could have been spicier. The standout was how easy it was to get from the airplane to the centre of Málaga. The LineA (Airport Express) bus … Continue reading RTW: Day 1: Arrived in Málaga
Just tried to check in online for tomorrow’s flight to Delhi via Helsinki and the online check in system refused to check me in. I have a feeling it is something to do with my Indian e-Visa, not that there is an issue with the visa (I am pretty sure of that), but the online … Continue reading RTW: Day 1: Finnair Online Check In Failed
Finally it starts! The trip from Plymouth to Gatwick was uneventful but not the most comfortable from Reading. My knees hurt! Nevertheless, I am in the Gatwick BA lounge and all is excellent! Fast track security was empty… about 5 minutes to the lounge from entering the airport! Is that a record? The lounge is … Continue reading RTW: Day 1: LGW Lounge
So the day has finally arrived. Tomorrow it starts. I have to admit to being a little nervous but why I don’t know because this is probably the most planned trip I have ever done. But nevertheless, I go to bed a little apprehensive and with all appendages crossed. More tomorrow.
One of the benefits of travelling in premium classes is that you generally get access to airport lounges. In fact, this is also the case even if you are not travelling in a premium class if you have status in the airline’s frequent-flyer program. Most of the flights on this trip are in business class … Continue reading RTW: T-2: Lounges