Articles in In Flight

British Airways Club Europe Business Class London-Dublin – Flight Review

Much to my relief, British Airways had neither a cabin crew strike or an IT systems outage the day of my flight from London to Dublin. Indeed, it appeared that the job actions that defined the start of summer this year were a distant memory when I arrived at Terminal 5 at London Heathrow, British Airways’ main terminal.
Despite its modern and efficient design, T5 is obsolescent due to a dramatic …

Review: Heathrow Express Paddington Station-London Heathrow Airport

If your stay in London brings you near Paddington Station, you might wish to consider the Heathrow Express to get to and from the Airport. While it’s somewhat pricey for a 15-minute journey, it’s well worth it given that other alternatives – including taxi – will take at least four times as long to make the same trip.
Paddington Station itself is worth a visit: an historic terminal, it has served …

Flight Review: American Airlines Flagship First – International New York-London

American Airlines began to fly the Boeing 777-300ER a few years ago and it’s one of the two aircraft types (the other is a 777-200) on its flights from various cities in the United States to London. At the start of a recent trip to London, which is increasingly becoming a second home for me, I found myself at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport two hours before …

Survey: After Various Airline Incidents, Many Would Choose Another Airline

A whopping 99.5% of frequent flyers surveyed said they were aware of recent highly publicized incidents involving several major U.S. airlines and almost half said the incident or incidents did affect their feelings about flying with the airline involved.
According to a Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Insights survey, conducted in partnership with FlyerTalk.com, the world’s largest online travel community, and LoungeBuddy, an airport lounge resource app, emotions ran high on the matter.
Clearly, …

Review: Elegante Salon VIP Lounge, Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí Terminal 3, Havana

The Elegante Salon VIP lounge in Terminal 3 at the Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí in Havana is used by Air France, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic Airways for their business-class passengers. Others may gain entry for 25 CUC, which is how I gained admittance as Delta does not have a lounge partner in Havana.
The lounge is post security and there is a VIP line at the very right of the security …

Delta Air Lines First Class New York JFK-Havana, Cuba – Flight Review

Ever since regularly scheduled air service became available to Cuba, I had been thinking about a quick trip to see Havana. The city of Hemingway, Havana had long held a fascination for me unlike any other city, perhaps because it was forbidden, perhaps because it was so vibrant, exotic, and mysterious.
Currently, six U.S. airlines, namely American, Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United, offer non-stop flights to Havana and other cities …

JFK’s Terminal 4: Gert-Jan de Graaff Wants You to Have a ‘Memorable Experience’

If you want to see what the future of international travel looks like, you need go no farther than the arrivals hall at Terminal 4, the International Arrivals Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
Having replaced the similarly named ca. 1957 International Arrivals Building in 2001, Terminal 4 is the major gateway for international travelers at JFK and was the first such facility in the United …