Intro Amman is a city with a decent number of upscale and luxury hotel options….many of which are agglomerated, Vegas style, around a single intersection. The Four Seasons is the original inhabitant of this hotel neighbourhood. The Four Seasons property has for a long time been considered the grande dame […]
Lizard Island offers a very unique experience to adventurous travellers who also enjoy a touch of luxury. The location, a private island on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, is basically unbeatable with no direct competitors of any kind.
Stopovers are no longer allowed on intra-South America awards effective immediately
This has been confirmed to me by multiple agents at Alaska and the rule is being strictly enforced, despite not being advertised on the Alaska website:
Much like the First Class Apartments have revolutionised the First Class travel landscape, Etihad's A380 has significantly raised the bar for business class travel. The seat finishes are up there with the fine leather of Singapore's A380 Business Class, the IFE controls and screen are just as sharp as those found on Qatar's Dreamliner...
BA's A380 First Class offers an experience truly worthy of the name. It is very pleasant, relaxing and comfortable. However BA falls short of being truly spectacular. Given what other airlines are doing with their flagship products these days, it seems a shame that a once great airline isn't aiming to beat the world.
The new bedding is a vast improvement as is the new tableware. The food is not much better than the old Do&Co catering on this route but then again LHR-JFK is BA's flagship service and has always received an extra level of care and attention.
If BA can roll both the Do&Co and White Company partnerships successfully, fleetwide, they will go some way to undoing all of the harm that has been done to their reputation after the last three years of cost-cutting. Add in a new seat due in 2019 and then the only issue that remains is the poor quality of the lounges.
BA don't exactly have an easy road ahead of them but for now at least, it appears that things are moving in the right direction.