News category : Airline Flight Report

Flight review: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy class

January 31, 2019

London Heathrow to Seattle with Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy class Departure Airport Virgin Atlantic check-in is positioned in Zone A at Terminal 3 at Heathrow. The space is easy to identify with massive logos visible from the drop-off forecourt, and once in the terminal, there are numerous signs with the various check-in counters, as well… Read more ›

Flight review: Jeddah to London in Saudia Economy class

January 29, 2019

Route, cabin, aircraft Dammam to Jeddah on A330 in economy class, connecting in Jeddah to London Heathrow on Boeing 777-300 in economy class. Departure Airport Check-in at Dammam International airport. The building has an almost museum like feel to it, grand and in the old 70’s USA airport style – all polished marble, grand pillars,… Read more ›

flynas : Dammam to Madinah Economy class review

October 9, 2018

Website & Booking The Flynas website is simple to use and follows the basic format of most low-cost-carriers (LCCs). The most prominent item is the booking function, and this is simple to use and presents fares in 3 categories Light (7kg hand baggage only), Plus (7kg hand baggage and 20kg hold bag) and Premium (7kg… Read more ›

Scoot : Kansai to Honolulu Economy class trip review

October 3, 2018

Route / cabin / aircraft Kansai Osaka to Honolulu (8-hours 5-min). Basic economy on a Boeing 787-8. Passenger load on this flight appears over 90% full with almost all seats taken. Departure Airport Scoot uses the main KIX airport Terminal 1. The zone is easy to find and offers tall yellow signs at entrance with… Read more ›

British Airways : Club Europe business-class review

September 21, 2018

Route / cabin / aircraft Malaga to London Heathrow (2 hrs 20 mins). Club Europe (business class) on a 13-year old A321. Departure Airport British Airways uses the main, central check in area at Malaga Airport, and had 4 counters open. Two were for Club Europe and two for Economy class, but queues were the… Read more ›

Cathay Pacific Airways A350 : Economy-class review

September 20, 2018

Route flown London Gatwick to Hong Kong (11hrs 35 mins) Departure Airport Gatwick Airport features two terminals linked by a people carrier. Branding and directions towards the Cathay Pacific check-in are clear throughout, and this is located at the South Terminal. Since this is the same terminal as the railway station, the walk to check-in… Read more ›

KLM flight review from Amsterdam to Quito

April 9, 2018

Departure Airport I arrive into Amsterdam on a KLM connection and as such do not experience check-in. I learn from the flight screens that my gate for the flight to Quito is E3, a short walk from concourse D. Schiphol Airport is busy for this early morning arrival, and it does take some time to… Read more ›

British Airways Club Europe flight review

March 2, 2018

Check-in Heathrow Terminal 5 was quiet for this fairly early morning departure. With Oneworld Emerald card, the check-in was done at British Airways first class section. Quick and polite service, but the main advantage is the dedicated security lane that takes you straight into the BA first class lounge. From entering T5 to walking into… Read more ›

Emirates flight review Gatwick to Dubai

March 1, 2018

Departure Airport Gatwick has convenient and regular rail links to London (£14.20 / 40 minutes) and other destinations in the UK. Coaches connect the airport to UK cities and Heathrow Airport. Arriving by rail tends to be the least stressful option as traffic can be very heavy. There are two terminals, linked by a people… Read more ›

Jetstar Asia flight review Haikou to Singapore Changi

February 7, 2018

Departure Airport Haikou Airport international terminal is separate to the main domestic terminal, built in a tropical style. Check in is quick and easy with no queues for this Jetstar Asia flight. The ground staff are provided by the HNA Airports handling section, and were very polite and courteous at their duties. Check-in is completed… Read more ›

British Airways flight review London Heathrow to Chennai

February 7, 2018

Economy Class seat Boeing 787-8 Departure Airport Having checked into the flight the night before using the British Airways app, my hopes of being able to quickly drop my bag off and head through to security were dashed with a 45-minute wait to get to a self-service bag drop counter. Once at the counter the… Read more ›

United Airlines flight review London Heathrow to Newark

February 7, 2018

Economy class seat : Boeing 767-400 Departure Airport Check-in for United is in Zone D of Terminal 2 at Heathrow, and this is easily found with the airport way-finding. It is important to note that for flights from Heathrow, passengers cannot obtain their boarding pass using online check-in unless this is done via the United… Read more ›

Norwegian flight review New York JFK to London Gatwick

November 3, 2017

Norwegian Boeing 787 Website Norwegian’s website operates effectively and is an easy first source for an excellent variety of fares available, with clear details of what is included in each fare. Customers may also add on extras such as meals, checked-in luggage and seat reservations at this point. Norwegian views these as all optional extras… Read more ›

British Airways first class flight review London to New York

October 27, 2017

British Airways Boeing 747-400 Departure Airport An early morning departure from Heathrow Terminal 5 (08.30), and first class check in zone was quiet at 06.30. After collecting boarding pass, proceeded through the direct first class security channel and straight into the BA lounge lobby. The Concorde Room is reserved for first class customers and was… Read more ›

Air France economy class flight review London to Paris CDG

October 26, 2017

Air France A319 Departure Airport Air France operate from Terminal 4 at Heathrow and the shared Air France / KLM area is easy to find with strong branding. Having checked in the night before I was able to progress straight through to security. Being one of the first morning flights, I was through in less… Read more ›

Flight Review: American Airlines from London Heathrow to Los Angeles

July 6, 2017

Departure Airport Check-in for American Airlines is in Terminal 3 at London Heathrow. The space is well branded and is very quiet with no queues. I use the self-check-in units which seem quite dated and slow and the process takes in excess of 5-minutes. Boarding Boarding is completed in a zonal format, and is well… Read more ›

Flight Review: Swiss Economy Class from Moscow to Geneva

July 5, 2017

Departure Airport Lufthansa group, which includes Swiss and Austrian, has a very strong presence and impressive frequency at Moscow Domodedovo airport. The advantage to this is that I am able to check-in four hours prior to be scheduled departure time, after connecting in from Novosibirsk. The check-in is permanently set-up in a central location of… Read more ›

Lufthansa business class flight review from Munich to London

March 25, 2017

Lufthansa A319 Departure Airport An early afternoon flight (14.40 hrs) from Munich Airport Terminal 2. Used self-serve check in to obtain boarding pass, and then headed to the First/Business class security lane which had no queues, and was through in less than 2 minutes. Easypass electronic passport control worked well, and once airside here at… Read more ›

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British Airways economy class flight from London to Berlin

February 1, 2017

Departure Airport An early morning flight from Terminal 5 Heathrow, so used the BA app to check-in the night before. A very easy system, and with no need to use the self-check-in machines it takes just 5 minutes from arriving at Terminal 5 to clear security. Boarding An effective boarding service is provided for business… Read more ›

Flight Report : Emirates A380 from Birmingham to Dubai

December 31, 2016

Departure Airport Check-in for Emirates is in area C of the main terminal building at Birmingham and initial signage makes finding the area very easy. The check-in area benefits from excellent branding and queue management, giving a very positive first impression to customers. I checked in relatively early for the flight and so queuing time… Read more ›

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Flight Report : ANA from Frankfurt to Tokyo

December 20, 2016

Departure Airport Arrival into Frankfurt was on a Lufthansa connection flight and therefore do not experience check-in for ANA. On arrival there are 3 Lufthansa staff offering “live” connection information and this is excellent. It is quite a lengthy walk from Terminal 1 A gates to B gates for the FRA-HND departure and security is… Read more ›

British Airways A321

Flight Report : British Airways from London to Moscow

November 7, 2016

British Airways A321 (Src: Adrian Pingstone) Departure Airport British Airways check-in is in Terminal 5 at London Heathrow – for this early departure there are minimal queues. Self-check-in works well and the bag drop is efficient. I am through to departures within 10-minutes of arriving at the airport after a short wait at security. As… Read more ›

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Flight Report : flynas flight from Riyadh to Dammam

November 6, 2016

flynas aircraft Departure Airport Check-in for flynas is located in Zone D of Terminal 5 at Riyadh – this is just 1 of 2 airlines operating from this terminal and it is easy to find the well branded check-in desks. Flynas operates a communal check-in service and customers can check-in at any of the open… Read more ›

VietJet A320

Flight Report : VietJet Air from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

October 29, 2016

VietJet Air aircraft Departure Airport In Ho Chi Minh City, VietJet Air use area 2B of the domestic terminal and they are the only airline that operate from here. With bold and easily recognisable branding finding the necessary check-in is very simple. The area is spilt between passengers with check-in luggage and those without, and… Read more ›

Gulf Air A330

Flight Report : London to Bahrain with Gulf Air

October 24, 2016

Gulf Air A330 Departure Airport Check-in for Gulf Air is located in Zone B of London Heathrow Terminal 4, and offers a satisfactory experience. The most notable weakness will be observed by premium passengers, who receive no enhancements at the single Business Class desk. Although the branding around check-in matches most other airlines in the… Read more ›

Delta Boeing 767-400

Flight Report: Minneapolis to London with Delta Air Lines

May 8, 2016

Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-400ER Boarding Arriving from a domestic flight I had a nervously short connection time and headed straight for my departure gate of G6. Delta use concourse G of Terminal 1 in MSP which benefits from the OTG terminal product. This is the first time I have had a flight from a… Read more ›

Virgin Atlantic A330

Flight Report: London to Detroit with Virgin Atlantic

May 7, 2016

Virgin Atlantic A330-300 at Heathrow Airport Departure Airport Check-in for Virgin Atlantic is located in Zones A of Heathrow Terminal 3 and is shared with its airline partner, Delta – Virgin and Delta have done well to integrate cohesive branding and service. All Economy Class passengers are processed using self-service machines. With only 1 member… Read more ›

Air Canada plane

Flight Report: London to Toronto with Air Canada

May 6, 2016

Air Canada Boeing 787-800 Departure Airport Check-in for Air Canada is located in Zone A of Terminal 2 at Heathrow. Typically Economy Class check-in is processed using self-service machines but due to problems with the online check-in service I use the check-in assistance counter. There is a short wait as many of the counters are… Read more ›

A321 of Sichuan Airlines

Flight Report: Bangkok to Chengdu with Sichuan Airlines

April 17, 2016

Sichuan Airlines A321 flight from Bangkok to Chengdu Background Sichuan Airlines operates from its home hub airport of Chengdu, as well as Chongqing. It is primarily a domestic Chinese airline operating over 100 Airbus aircraft. It is 40 per cent owned by the regional government, with the other major shareholder being China Southern Airlines, and… Read more ›