Growing old in Style – 40 up…
- 40.. wait? You’re 40???
- Off to Heathrow with National Express
- Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 and British Airways Galleries First
- BA936 London Heathrow to Düsseldorf in Club Europe
- Düsseldorf airport and the most boring lounge… in the world (Lufthansa Business Lounge)
- CX376 Düsseldorf Airport to Hong Kong International Airport in Business Class
- Hong Kong International Airport and CX The Arrival
- To Hong Kong aboard the Airport Express
- Over to Kowloon on the Star Ferry
- Exploring Kowloon
- Holiday Inn Express, Sheung Wan
- The Peak during the Evening and Night
- Riding the Ding Dings and Causeway Bay Presents “The Force Awakens”
- Mong Konk Ladies Market – or the “Hard art of haggling”
- A Symphony of Lights (Pictorial)
- Temple Street Market or “Haggle more”
- Back to Hong Kong International Airport
- The Pier First Class Lounge
- CX253 Hong Kong International Airport to London Heathrow
- The Great Rush Home
- 40 up
Well – you’re only one age once, and 4o was a good excuse to have a fun time. And boy I did.
Let’s do a quick review and sum up the experiences shall we?
National Express to Heathrow: Functional, if expensive for what you get. But at 2am in the morning, it’s premium prices or nothing…
London Heathrow Terminal 5 – I like it during the quiet times… however few of them they are…
British Airways Galleries First – There seems to be some effort on the food front at long last, with some effort being paid attention to it. It’s a nice enough lounge – that’s for sure.
BA936 to Düsseldorf – It still amazes me how fast BA cabin crew can work to get a plane served with food and beverages. It was also nice to run into the old British Airways seating… that isn’t a flying bench.
Düsseldorf Airport – a nice enough hub, without being a hub. Certainly quieter than the average hub. It’s a shame that the Lufthansa lounge is one of the most boring lounges in the world…
Cathay Pacific CX376 to Hong Kong.
If there’s advice I can give about Cathay Pacific business class, go for the mini-cabin at the front of the plane before First Class. Wonderful service, great food and a good seat.
CX: The Arrival – it’s just a cupboard with some showers in it… That’s all I can really say about it.
The Holiday Inn Express Sheung Wan – it’s a decent enough property, and the location is pretty perfect. If you take it as a discount property and the benefits you get – it’s a great base for an adventure around Hong Kong.
CX: The Pier – It’s how a first class lounge should be run. Great catering and a comfortable atmosphere
Cathay Pacific CX253 to London – Again, great seat, great service and a bed that I can sleep on for hours on end in the air. No bad things at all.
And Hong Kong? There’s lots of reason why its one of my favourite cities in Asia – be it the madness, the bargaining, the chaos… but it feels a little like home.
Thank you for a wonderful 4oth birthday venue Hong Kong.
And thank you for reading this travelogue.
Coming up: I’ve been on the ground for a few months – that changes in a few weeks when I finally get my backside in the air. However, there is a backlog of trip reports too!
In the back-log:
Exploring the Unfamiliar – To Chicago, Washington DC and Boston with British Airways and American Airlines – My autumn trip to the USA. A bit different from the usual Chicago trip
Meanwhile coming up...
- It’s Spring amazingly… so it must be time to go to Chicago again. Yes, I love the place and the people.
- However, straight from Chicago, I head to Hamburg for Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016
where I’ll be live reporting, vlogging, and trip reporting too!
- And next Sunday (Easter Sunday), I have something special lined up. Can’t talk about it much for now, but I’m visiting an Airport… and being press.
All I’m going to say about the upcoming trip… expect chaos. Even by my simple standards.
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