Strengths: View of the Tower Bridge, price
Drawbacks: Location (relative to business locations), quality of rooms, quality of food offerings
A last minute business trip brought me to London for several days last December. ...
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Uh oh. My current schedule has me landing at LHR Wednesday morning. It appears that could be trouble...arriving during a labor (labour?) action by a number of UK unions, including the border officers.
BAA (the privately owned airport operator) has publicly written to all the carriers advising of 12 hour queues and are asking carriers to run flights at 50% loads. Their letter is here. Not good.
Barring the action getting called off, I think I may call off my trip!
Next week, I'm heading to London for a few days. Though I've stopped over there enroute to the Gulf, I realized tonight that haven't been into the City there since 2007. Pushing 5 years since my last visit...it will be interesting to see what has changed!
Unfortunately for me (though fortunately for my company's shareholders), Delta had a cut-rate business class fare available - roughly $1,000 lower than our negotiated fare on BA - so Delta will be my carrier this time. Their 767-400 equipment on the route has the staggered lie-flat seats at least. This will be my first time in that configuration - so if not BA, at least something new!
I will share my thoughts on the flights and my hotel upon my return.
American has expanded where it offers Five Star service to nine domestic cities and five overseas. The mystery surrounding Five Star is now gone, and almost of the details of the service, including how to book, are published on AA.com.
The service is not inexpensive ...