News category : Airline Flight Report

ANA fleet

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 ›

flynas plane

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 ›

United Airlines Boeing 787

Flight Report: London to Houston with United Airlines

April 14, 2016

United Airlines Boeing 787 for flight to Houston Departure Airport Check-in for United is located in Zone D of Terminal 2 at Heathrow and this is easily found with the airport way-finding. All Economy Class customers are initially processed using self-service machines where one can select seats, complete US ESTA information and print baggage labels…. Read more ›

BA A320

Flight Report: London to Vienna with British Airways

March 4, 2016

London Heathrow to Vienna Airport on British Airways A320 Departure Airport With online check-in completed the day before, the bag drop at Heathrow Terminal 3 was quick and easy. Since many airlines moved from T3 to Terminal 2 in 2014, this older Heathrow Terminal 3 has become a pleasure to use.It is quieter, few queues… Read more ›

Boeing 777

Flight Report: Bangkok to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific

March 1, 2016

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Hong Kong on a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300 DEPARTURE AIRPORT Cathay Pacific Check in at Bangkok was only visible in the immediate vicinity due to obstruction by a neighboring airline. However, plenty of desks were open and the queue time was under 10-minutes. Online check-in was easy but I needed to check-in… Read more ›

Flight Report: Bangkok to London with EVA Air

December 21, 2015

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to London Heathrow in EVA Air Business Class (Royal Laurel) DEPARTURE AIRPORT Bangkok Suvarnabhumi is a secondary hub airport for EVA Air with all but one of the carriers services into Europe (Paris CDG) stopping here on flights to / from Taipei Taoyuan. EVA Air has a large presence of its own uniformed… Read more ›


Flight Report: London to Paris with Air France

December 20, 2015

DEPARTURE AIRPORT Air France flights depart from Terminal 4 at Heathrow. Having checked in online and travelling with hand luggage only, proceeded directly through Fast Track security lane and was pleased to find instant service for the screening at 07.30am on a Monday morning. LOUNGE Air France business class customers can use the SkyTeam lounge… Read more ›

Flight Report: Guangzhou to Hanoi with Vietnam Airlines

December 19, 2015

Tracking the flight to Hanoi on Vietnam Airlines DEPARTURE AIRPORT Vietnam Airlines ground service is provided by China Southern at Guangzhou Airport. Check in had 3 counters open for this flight, including 1 allocated for Business class / SkyPriority members. Due to more than 12 passengers at the business class counter with several bags each… Read more ›

China Eastern

Flight Report: Xi’an to Sanya with China Eastern Airlines

December 18, 2015

Onboard China Eastern Airlines A321 DEPARTURE AIRPORT China Eastern Airlines use Terminal 3 at Xi’an Airport. This is the newest terminal, and provides a spacious and comfortable facility. Check in for China Eastern Premium customers has a separate area with carpet and armchairs. Staff on duty at 6.30am check in were efficient at retrieving the… Read more ›


Flight Report: Quito to Bogota with Avianca Ecuador

December 18, 2015

Quito to Bogota in Avianca economy class (aircraft was branded with Aerogal livery) DEPARTURE AIRPORT Quito is a relatively new airport open for almost 3 years. The main terminal is split between International and domestic flights. For a smaller International airport it has a good range of shopping and dining options, and from the Airport… Read more ›

Avianca business class

Flight Report: Bogota to London in Avianca business class

December 18, 2015

Business Class seats on Avianca’s newer A330 aircraft DEPARTURE AIRPORT Arrived into Bogota from Quito and remained in transfer for this flight to London. On arrival ahead of schedule and having parked on the domestic apron, customers were bussed to the International arrivals area, which took about 10-minutes. Staying in transit for an onward flight… Read more ›

Flight Report: London to Zurich on SWISS

November 7, 2015

LX 345 : Heathrow to Zurich business class (flying ZRH-CDG later same day) DEPARTURE AIRPORT No need to check in at London Heathrow Terminal 2 having already printed boarding pass and travelling with hand luggage only. From drop off by the terminal entrance it is less than 2 minutes walk to FastTrack security, where processing… Read more ›

Flight Report: Guangzhou to London on China Southern

November 4, 2015

China Southern Airlines Boeing 787 THE FLIGHT Guangzhou to London Heathrow in China Southern Airlines First Class. DEPARTURE AIRPORT Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is the home base for China Southern Airlines. A relatively modern airport, like so many in China it can be overcrowded at peak times, and a new terminal is currently under construction,… Read more ›

Flight Report: Moscow to Beijing on Hainan Airlines

October 16, 2015

Hainan Airlines Airbus A330 DEPARTURE AIRPORT In transit at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, and was impressed with some of the improvements they have made to the airside facilities since my last visit. Did not have to use immigration, and headed instead to Terminal E where the flight was departing from. AIRLINE LOUNGE Hainan Airlines customers (and… Read more ›

Flight Report: London to Moscow on Aeroflot

October 16, 2015

Aeroflot A321 aircraft DEPARTURE AIRPORT Check in at London Heathrow Terminal 4 was quick, with dedicated premoum counter and no queuing required. A 4 minute walk to the FastTrack security, where processing took 5 minutes – luckily not a day when bags were subjected to the random secondary searches which can take an eternity here… Read more ›

Flight Report: Tokyo to London Heathrow on ANA

October 16, 2015

ANA Boeing 777 aircraft DEPARTURE AIRPORT Tokyo Haneda International terminal is a joy to use, well organised, not too crowded and nice facilities. The ANA check in took just a couple of minutes, the Fast Track security another 2 minutes, and instant service at a quite empty immigration counter. The ANA Suite lounge is a… Read more ›

Flight Report: London to Frankfurt on Lufthansa

October 15, 2015

Lufthansa A321 aircraft DEPARTURE AIRPORT Having checked in online and travelling with hand luggage only, went through FastTrack security at Heathrow Terminal 2 in less than 5 minutes, and it was just a 2 minute stroll from there to the Lufthansa lounge. AIRLINE LOUNGE Lufthansa business class lounge at Heathrow still has a new feel… Read more ›

Air China First Class flight review

August 16, 2015

First Class Flight Review : Flying on Air China Boeing 777-300ER From Beijing to London The only benefit of Air China First Class seems to be getting a comfortable seat. This, and the flight departure time was my main reason for choosing to fly Air China from Beijing to London. Having suffered yet another delayed… Read more ›