News category : Airline Flight Report

What it’s really like flying around Europe during COVID-19?

October 2, 2020

We investigate how safe airports and airlines really are during COVID-19 Air travel around Europe is currently littered with travel restrictions, quarantine requirements and COVID-19 testing, but for those that want to travel by air, or have to travel for work or personal reasons, we look at how safe the experience really is, and how… Read more ›

Flying London to Rome return with British Airways during COVID-19

September 13, 2020

London Heathrow Airport Fairly long queues at bag-drop and there is a minimal focus on enforcing any social distancing, and there are not many floor markings or signage to encourage this from the airline or the airport. Staff check passports at the end of the line, and this involves physically taking the document. This is… Read more ›

China Southern Airlines First Class photo guide

March 18, 2020

The China Southern Airlines cabin staff team in First Class, London to Guangzhou A photo guide to China Southern Airlines First Class experience on their Boeing 787 aircraft IFE screen Washroom amenities Boarding drink Canapés Canapés Dinner breads Salad Soup Dinner entree Dinner entree Dessert Dessert Ice cream Breakfast breads Breakfast entree Breakfast entree Double… Read more ›

Emirates: Economy Class trip review from Kansai to Dubai

July 18, 2019

Kansai to Dubai in Emirates Economy Class Kansai Airport Kansai Airport is located on a man-made island and is the main international airport that serving the cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. As always in Japan, there are various efficient transportation links. A 50-min train journey from the airport serves Osaka City but there are… Read more ›

Air Transat: Club Class trip review Gatwick to Toronto

July 17, 2019

London Gatwick to Toronto in Air Transat Club Class Departure Airport Air Transat operate from the North Terminal of Gatwick and check-in is conveniently positioned near to the central security processing area. The space is subject to bright, clear branding with organised queues and an abundance of staff on-hand to assist. Around 2-hours before departure… Read more ›

Air France: Economy Class trip review Kansai to Paris

July 13, 2019

Kansai to Paris CDG in Air France Economy Class Kansai Airport This morning’s flight to Paris is from the main International airport serving Osaka located in Kansai around 25-miles from downtown and easily accessed by train or limousine bus, or ferry from nearby Kobe. Air France check-in is positioned in Row E and this is… Read more ›

Delta Air Lines: Economy Class trip review Bogota to Atlanta

July 13, 2019

Bogota to Atlanta in Delta Air Lines Economy Class Bogota Airport The check-in area for Delta is quiet when visited and self-check-in machines allow me to print out boarding passes all the way through to London Heathrow. A friendly screening officer asks me a series of inane questions regarding my baggage but seems more enthusiastic… Read more ›

Virgin Atlantic : Economy Class trip review London to Atlanta

July 13, 2019

London Heathrow to Atlanta in Virgin Atlantic Economy class Departure Airport Terminal 3 is Virgin Atlantic’s home at London Heathrow and the terminal space is tastefully tailored to the airline and it’s brand. Large hanging mobiles and LED lit branding strike off the first tastes of the Virgin red. Check-in is via automated units. I… Read more ›

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 ›