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F***ed by a Virgin: Virgin Atlantic Washington to London, Six Hours at Heathrow, & Aer Lingus Heathrow to Dublin

This is the first in a series of posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. Virgin Atlantic Flt. 22, Washington-Dulles to London-Heathrow (IAD-LHR) Airbus A330-300, Economy Sched. Dep. 6:25pm          Sched. Arr. 6:40am +1 Actual Dep. 6:20pm           Actual Arr. 6:37am +1 Aer Lingus Flt. 159,… Read more »

Virgin Atlantic Economy London to Washington and No. 1 Lounge Heathrow

This is the third and final post in a series from my late December 2018 trip to London. You can read my last post, reviewing the hotels I stayed at, here. Virgin Atlantic Flt. 21 London-Heathrow to Washington-Dulles (LHR-IAD) A330, Economy, 8h 31m Sch. Dep. 11:35am          Sch. Arr. 3:20pm Act…. Read more »

Hotel Reviews: Intercontinental London Park Lane, Conrad London St. James, and Hotel Indigo-London Paddington

This is the second in a series of reviews from my late December 2018 trip to London. You can read my last post, on my Air France journey over, here. I ended up staying at three different hotels in my three nights in London, utilizing free nights/points for all three…. Read more »

Air France 787 Economy Detroit to Paris, Yotelair and Instant Paris Lounge, and Paris to London

This is the first in a series of reviews from my late December 2018 trip to London. Air France Flt. 377, Detroit to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (DTW-CDG) Boeing 787-9, Economy Sch. Dep. 9:05PM            Sch. Arr. 10:45AM +1 Act. Dep. 9:11PM            Act. Arr. 10:28AM +1 Air France Flt. 1780, Paris-Charles de… Read more »

Heathrow T3 Galleries First Lounge and LHR-PHL-DCA on US Airways

US Airways Flt. 729 London-Heathrow to Philadelphia Dep. 12:05pm  Arr. 3:35pm A330, Economy US Airways Flt. 854 Philadelphia to Washington-Reagan National Dep. 5:30pm Arr. 6:24pm A319, Economy After about 16 hours, it was time to head back on the tube to Heathrow. My train changed destinations midroute, so it took… Read more »

Shenanigans at the London Hilton on Park Lane?

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My experience at the London Hilton on Park Lane was just weird, and I still have absolutely no idea what happened – a month later. As background, I had a “Be Our Guest” certificate from a stay last year at the Hilton Northolme in the Seychelles, where construction knocked out… Read more »

My Virgin Virgin Atlantic Flight: LHR Hilton and LHR-IAD in Upper Class

The Hilton at Heathrow was a bit disappointing for its price point. Even as a Gold member, we had a small, dark room that only had a window facing into the fluorescent atrium of the hotel. The gym was okay for an airport hotel, though. We had lounge access and… Read more »

Flying Alitalia Business Class from Tel Aviv to Rome to London-Heathrow

Our return routing from Israel to Washington was a complicated one.  Originally, I was booked on the reverse of our inbound trip, Tel Aviv to Paris, Paris to Dulles, on Air France business class.  There was no availability on any of the morning flights out of Tel Aviv, so I… Read more »