Tagged: LHR

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How to handle IRROPS due to Weather & Mechanical delays

The winter months are coming here in the US! Over the past 12 months, I’ve had a handful of issues due to irregular operations (IRROPS) while flying around the world. They are never fun, but you have to start thinking quickly as to what your options might be and beat...

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British Airways Business Class: DME-LHR B787-9

On my way home from the World Cup in Russia, I was lucky to find award availability on British Airways in Business about 2 months prior to the flight. It’s the only flight from Moscow to London operated by a wide-body plane with lie flat beds. Most European flights in...

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Etihad Business Class: LHR-AUH A380 *Guest Post*

I decided to try a new angle for my content. The following post is a Guest post from my friend, Hans, who was my professional photographer on my recent Maldives trip. Comment below if you’d like to see more Guest posts. Etihad Business Class from London (LHR) to Abu Dhabi...

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Etihad First Apartment Class: LHR-AUH A380

After an amazing trip flying Etihad’s Apartment Class in 2016, I was ready to fly it again yet this time from London to Abu Dhabi which is about half the flight time than Abu Dhabi to Sydney. I searched for Etihad award ticket availability using ExpertFlyer and locked in a ticket...

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Icelandair Economy Class: KEF-LHR B757-200

After a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon prior to my flight to London, I was faced with chaos at the airport as Icelandair kiosk check-in machines were all down requiring everyone to use the check-in counter. While waiting in line and trying to research a backup plan, an agent...

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British Airways Economy Class: SJC-LHR B787-9

I was headed to Iceland via Seattle last month, but when weather disrupted my flights it caused a mess to rebook on an alternate route. The originally scheduled Alaska Airlines flight was to depart SJC at 12:15PM, but due to snow in Seattle it caused the plane to be delayed...

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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class: SFO-LHR A340-600

After many flights with Virgin America and a few with Virgin Australia, I was ready to try Virgin Atlantic. This is Sir Richard Branson’s first airline which he started in 1984. I booked the flight using 70,000 Delta Skymiles and $5.60 back in November 2016. The same flight now costs...

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Award Booking Assistance using Chase Ultimate Reward Points

A few loyal readers, Claire & Danny, signed up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100K bonus when it was available last year and recently reached out to me to assist with booking an award using their Chase UR points. They were flexible on their dates but their destinations were set in...