Alitalia were very cheap for this one way fare. I’ll experience short haul business (they call it Ottima, for some reason) on their A321 into Rome from London. Then, I’m connecting to an A330-300 in long haul business (Magnifica) for the onward trip to Delhi. Another airline where the catering is supposed to be pretty good!
A much-requested airline - Air India! Taking their 787 on an internal flight of some 815 miles into Kolkata, where I’ll connect into an A319 bound for Dhaka, Bangladesh. Business Class. The fare? Just £169, one way.
Bahraini national carrier Gulf Air is resurgent, with new aircraft and business class products. This A320 ride is just shy of 2500 miles and will take close to six hours. So, it’s a good thing there’s a new business class on this aircraft with flat beds!
One of the world’s leading business class products. Need I say more?
A really exciting trip - LNER’s new Azumas will only have been in service for a week and I’ll be in First Class on the Hull Executive testing out these new trains…hope the roll out happens on time!
The aircraft used for this flight used to fly for Virgin Australia, and has a proper 2-1 business class in the forward cabin. Almost unheard of in Europe! Flight is operating on behalf of BA CityFlyer, and I’ll be in Business.
Economy class (I was tempted with Business but you know…). I’ll be flying this short hop between Dublin and Edinburgh and taking in my first Chinese airline. Promises to be an interesting experience.
It’s incredible that Bae 146s are still flying, and WDL have a couple of examples which are OLDER THAN ME, having been built in early 1986. So, a real novelty to fly this superb British-built plane, surely one last time. This is operating for BA CityFlyer and I’ve stumped up for Business Class to celebrate what I think will be my last ever flight on this type (I don’t count the re-engined Avro RJs as quite the same aircraft!).
5000 miles of Canadian hospitality. The Air Canada lounge in Frankfurt is superb, and I’m looking forward to trying Air Canada’s top product. I expect to enjoy this one; Canadian service is usually understated and classy.
Connecting into Calgary on a short hop in domestic J…
My first time on Aeromexico, heading into Mexico City to connect with their 787 into South America.
A 4600-mile overnight flight with Mexico’s flag carrier into Sao Paolo, Brazil! Aeromexico are not a particularly often-reviewed carrier, so I’m curious to see how they stack up against their competitors.
Quirky Brazilian carrier Azul will take me back to Europe aboard one of their new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. Looks like a great Business Class product!
Lufthansa are operating some European wide body routes this summer. Perhaps the most interesting is Dublin to Frankfurt which sees regular A340-300 service. These old A340 models are approaching retirement and it’s a great chance to get on one before they disappear…cheaply too! No need for an expensive long haul ticket.
Starting a long haul itinerary in Inverness means no Air Passenger Duty is payable, and is a great tactic for lessening the cost of your flights, if you can tolerate a night in the superb Scottish Highlands!
I cannot wait for this one - BA’s new suite with a closing door and the beginning of the end of awkward yin-yang Club World. Highly anticipated.
Back to Europe with Air Canada again, comparing the 777 to the 787 earlier in the year.
18 hours of Q-Suite heaven (I hope). Surely the world’s most hyped business class product for many years. Looking forward to test-driving it on the aircraft it was designed for: the Airbus A350-1000. ~featuring a technical stop in Sydney.
Yep, AA are ferrying a transcontinental A321 between Boston and JFK, and naturally I’ll be on it, in the domestic first class seats. Lucky me!
I selected the day flight for this trip - 64K is one of the best seats in the house, and you’ll see why when I post the video for this trip!
Britain’s jolly holiday airline operating flights into and out of JFK? Wouldn’t have seen this five years ago. I’m in Premium at the front of the aircraft and it’ll be interesting to see how they compare to established alliance carriers.
Yes, another long haul business config on a short route - not sure if I will film this one, but it promises to be a sweet flight of just two hours in good comfort (let’s ignore the fact I’m not a massive fan of the seat and just enjoy the privilege of flying this kind of route on this plane!)
Flying up front in the new Polaris business seats. A real treat and I’m hoping this goes some way towards making up for the disappointing experiences United gave me in 2018!
My first ever seaplane! The landing in Vancouver is supposed to be spectacular, and I’m hoping for some great views.
Meeting up with several other avgeeks for WestJet’s first flight from London to Calgary using their 787-9. They are introducing lie-flat business class with the 787 and I’ll be there…it’ll be an exciting day. WestJet are providing much needed competition in premium cabins with this move.
An epic journey in a solo sleeper car between Stockholm and Narvik, Norway. This train traverses the famous iron ore line in the Arctic Circle. 19 hours of fun on the rails!
Business class aboard one of Turkish’s flagship 777-300ER planes. Turkish operate a number of European widebody routes, and you can pick up a 777 on the Heathrow one quite easily. Looking forward to this one!
Flying back home with British Airways in Club Europe (Business) - looking forward to the catering! Hoping for an A320neo.
Istanbul’s New Airport is open for a small handful of Turkish Airlines flights. I’ll be flying through the airport (code: ISL) to Baku, Azerbaijan, in Economy Class on an A321.