November 3, 2020
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REVIEW – Andaz Dubai The Palm : Terrace Suite [COVID-era]

I'm not going to lie, I've had mixed experiences with the Andaz brand in the past. I struggle to see how a hotel can be both casual and luxurious at the same time. All too often you'll find that youth oriented brands like W, Andaz and Edition are just cutting corners but still charging luxury prices...
October 28, 2020
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REVIEW – Waldorf Astoria Dubai DIFC : King Corner Suite [COVID-era]

It's been a while since any hotel I stayed at hit every single one of the basics on my checklist and that alone should tell you something. The Waldorf Astoria DIFC is a hotel that offers a hell of a lot in a market which is arguably rather saturated already. The decor makes it a real standout amongst DIFC properties and the location makes it an ideal base of operations for a visit to Dubai...
October 14, 2020
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REVIEW – British Airways : Club Suites Business Class – A350 – London (LHR) to Dubai (DXB) and back – [COVID-era]

To be able to fly at all right now is a real privilege in the current era and BA's Club Suites present you with just about the most socially distanced product you could hope for in Business Class. If you're hungry, eat before; if you're thirsty, you'll be taken care of. Right now this is the new normal and for the time being I'm ok with it...
October 5, 2020
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TRIP REPORT – Another birthday trip to Dubai…this time during COVID

A number of my friends happened to be gathering on my birthday weekend in Dubai. Flights were cheap, award availability was plentiful and Dubai's luxury hotels appeared to be experimenting in delivering a price as close to free as humanly possible...
October 1, 2020
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GUIDE – Visiting Dubai during COVID

My comprehensive guide on all of the steps you need to follow, costs and timescales, if you're planning to visit Dubai during COVID.
October 1, 2020
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The October 2020 update to the Qatar COVID policy

I wrote about Qatar's insanely generous COVID rebooking policy back in May this year.  Qatar are now leading the pack by introducing a policy that covers travel all the way until December 2021! The new policy isn't quite as generous as before and there are a couple of extra hoops to jump through but it still absolutely the most flexible rebooking policy of any airline right now.
September 4, 2020
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GUIDE – Visiting the Amalfi Coast during COVID

I was a little sceptical about coming to the Amalfi coast. I figured that if I was ever going to enjoy a summer here it would be at a time when it was less crowded and hopefully less expensive. Neither of which turned out to be particularly true.
September 3, 2020
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REVIEW – NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi : Junior Suite with Tatami bed [COVID-era]

Overall we had a very enjoyable stay in NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi and would highly recommend a stay here to anybody considering a visit to the Amalfi Coast. The hotel doesn't work with influencers in the way that Le Sirenuse, Casa Angelina, Villa Franca do and as such people aren't really familiar with its expansive grounds, outdoor gym and clifftop infinity pool. I sincerely hope that this review goes some way towards remedying this.
September 1, 2016
aa flagship lounge - REVIEW - American Airlines Flagship First Class Lounge – New York JFK Airport (March 2015)

REVIEW – American Airlines Flagship First Class Lounge – New York JFK Airport (March 2015)

We asked our uber driver to pull up by the priority entrance. Once inside we saw lines of people snaking around in all directions. It wasn’t exactly clear where the first class area was but eventually we found it. A surly woman was guarding a rope and barked “can I […]
September 1, 2016
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REVIEW – American Airlines : First Class – New York to Los Angeles (A321T)

The FA totally made this flight for me. He really made it his mission to ensure that we had the best experience possible. For a flight of this length the seat is exceptional, as is the entertainment system.
October 15, 2016
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REVIEW – American Airlines : Business Class – New York to London (B77W)

The star of the show is clearly the in-flight hardware. With all aisle access, Bose headphones, modern IFE and comfortable bedding, AA is onto a real winner. The negatives for me were the horrible service and very average food.
December 19, 2016
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Viking One – The £350 return business class trip to New York

These weren't fares that were 25% or even 50% off. These were fares that looked like they were missing a final zero. Given the amount of miles earned when flying them, you were even looking at making half the paid fare price back, with your haul of AA miles or BA Avios.