BA Arrivals Lounge Terminal 5 Shower

The British Airways Arrivals Lounge Shower at Heathrow T5

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There’s a first time for everything and I was doing something I’ve never done before at Heathrow – shower in the British Airways Arrivals lounge in Terminal 5. Usually when I arrive at LHR, I leave as quickly as possible to get to the hotel to shower and sleep in my attempt to deal with […]

British Airways plane flying over London

Take My Bags Please! Heathrow Luggage Delivery Service with AirPortr

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It felt weird leaving London Heathrow without my luggage.  I was on the Heathrow Express surrounded by many people with bags all trying to fit (trains were on a modified schedule that day) while I sat in my seat with a handbag and small backpack.  Thankfully my luggage wasn’t lost or delayed, in fact, it […]

British Airways First Class 2A

British Airways First Class Review LHR-PHL Avios Award – Mom’s Perspective Wins!

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It’s been a while since I’ve flown British Airways First Class so when the opportunity arose to redeem my Avios points on Mom’s trip directly home from London to Philadelphia, I figured why not give Mom a First Class finish to our luxury Paris & London trip. I already knew what to expect but seeing […]

Concorde Room Heathrow

British Airways Concorde Room (First Class Lounge) Review at Heathrow

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Airlines, Business Travel, Heathrow Airport (LHR), London, Travel with Mom

I’ve read it’s been called “The Millionaire’s Door” and Mom and I got to walk through that door after we passed through fast track security at London Heathrow Terminal 5.  We were greeted at that door by a British Airways staff member who looked at our boarding passes and said “Welcome”.  I opened the nondescript […]

World Traveller Plus British Airways seats together

British Airways World Traveller Plus Review (BA PHL-LHR-PHL)

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I’ve been very spoiled over the years flying Club World (business class) on British Airways from Philadelphia to London return for work in my prior job.  Now that has ended, I’ve had to pay my own way to London (yes, I know cue the sad tiny violins) and have done it in a variety of […]

Sofitel Heathrow Hotel Lobby bar lounge

The Sofitel Heathrow Hotel Review – Location and Luxury in LHR Terminal 5

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Calling the luxury Sofitel Heathrow Hotel at Terminal 5 (T5) an “airport hotel” is just cruel and unjust.  For me the term “airport hotel” often conjures up a beige hotel which lacks character, is depressing as an in-transit passenger and makes me want to escape as soon as possible. I’ve not had many great “airport […]

MAN Airport Gate 16

Connecting in Manchester UK (MAN Airport) from International to Domestic

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I’m not a fan of connecting flights and try my best to book a direct flight as often as possible. Unfortunately, my London deal included connecting in Manchester UK and I had fingers crossed that all would go well as I wasn’t familiar with the airport and had one hour and fifteen minutes to get from […]

South Kensington Tube Station

Which Train from Heathrow to London is Best?

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London doesn’t need to be expensive if you do the research and have a sense of humor along the way. You’ve just landed at Heathrow on the overnight flight from the U.S., walked what seems like forever from the gate (if you were lucky to get a gate and not a remote gate with the […]

La Defense Christmas market at night

Holiday Travel Kindness – Helping the Little Duck Get Home

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As the holidays approach, the airports will be teeming with people trying to get home to family for dinner, for celebrations, for presents or for escape (Maui sounds nice right now).  Many will not be accustomed to the rhythm of holiday travel and the airport experience especially if there are delays or disruptions so it’s […]

Snow in Paris from the Louvre

Snow in Paris & Stranded in London Heathrow

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With the snow on the East Coast this weekend which thankfully was a non-event in Philly for a change (although I did stock up on essentials – not milk, eggs, bread but wine, chocolate and potato chips to reward me for any shoveling I may need to do) it reminded me of a snow storm a […]