Category: airports

Brunel would turn in his grave 0

Brunel would turn in his grave

The Paddington Hilton is not my favourite hotel. Its heyday as the Great Western Railway Hotel is sadly behind it. These days it’s a Hilton, and not a terribly good one. It has a...

…and the winner of the worst bed in business class goes to 1

…and the winner of the worst bed in business class goes to

South African Airways, narrowly defeating Qantas, who held the title unopposed until they introduced the “new” Skybed with the A380. This now means they are 5 years behind the curve instead of 10. I...

Travel is so much less worrying these days 0

Travel is so much less worrying these days

stuck in Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong waiting for a delayed flight to Toronto. Looks like I am going to miss my connection to Montreal. used to be this was a cause of...

The Grumpiness of the long-distance traveller 0

The Grumpiness of the long-distance traveller

Not one of my better travel days. Left the wonderful Best Western (USD77 a day wonderful) at 6am this morning after getting up at 4:30 (sleeping-in anxiety means I set three alarm clocks and...

Mmmm, first class… 0

Mmmm, first class…

I will openly confess to being a travel junkie. I looove getting that boarding pass and getting on a plane. As long, mind, as it doesn’t involve budget airlines or charter flights to remote...