Blowin’ in the wind – The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind
- Don’t go you go anywhere else that’s remotely different?
- To Manchester Airport, British Airways Terraces Lounge
- American Airlines AA55 Manchester Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport
- Automated Processing Chaos
- Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- Intstawalk: State Street Chicago
- Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- A wind of change
- Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5, British Airways Terraces First Lounge
- British Airways BA9294 Chicago O’Hare to London Heathrow
- British Airways Arrivals Lounge London Heathrow
- Virgin Trains London Euston to Birmingham New Street
- The Answer My Friend Is Blowin’ in the wind…
(with apologies to Bob Dylan).
There’s nothing like irregular operations to throw a spanner in the works. The trick of course is to be flexible. Living where I live, and choosing the modes of transport I choose help a lot, as it gives me a lot of flexibility of what routes I take, and what reroutes I take when needed.
I just wish the UK didn’t shut down at the first sign of a gust of wind.
Lets do a review of what happened and in a sentence sum up the trip:
- National Express: Did its job well, and at a good price. No complaints from me about the service or routing.
- The BA Manchester Lounge: It’s layout is unique, but there is a lack of power sockets there. Not bad, but not spectacular.
- American Airlines AA55: I do wish American Airlines would do something more with their 767s for those of us in Main Cabin. Still, considering this is a regional to international service, not a bad performance in the least.
- The Crowne Plaza O’Hare: As usual, a simple property, but an effective property – which is what I need after a long flight
- The Hyatt Regency O’Hare: A much improved performance at this property. The staff were friendly, and the property was as needed.
- British Airways First Class lounge at Chicago O’Hare: Don’t waste your time if you’re a premium passenger. Cramp and small, this didn’t feel premium in the least compared to some lounges I’ve been in.
- British Airways BA0294 for an economy class passenger was what was required. Simple, comfortable with edible food and good service.
- Virgin Trains continues to impress when I use it, and when I can get it for a low-cost. As the quickest method from London to Birmingham, it’s great. I just wish their walk-up prices were lower…
- And Chicago? Whilst I go for the city, I stay for the people – and I have very good friends in the City of Chicago.
So, that’s where I’ll leave that trip report. You’ve got a short break before I kick off the biggest trip report of the year that I’m going to put keyboard to document on – and one you will not want to miss.
One of the reasons why I renamed GhettoIFE to Economy Class and Beyond was that I was picking up more Premium class segments.
Well, there’s going to a lot of them in my next trip report as I go to further west than I have before in Book it Danno! Tier Point Run II – To Hawaii with British Airways, US Airways and Ryanair.
And if you think I had re-booking chaos in this trip, you haven’t seen anything yet.
Until then… toodle-pip!
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