Two for the Price of One: Mixing Business with Pleasure
In this epic…
- Two for the price of one? Or when two become one?
- Off to Manchester Airport on the edge of my seat…
- BA Domestic – BA1387 Manchester Airport to London Heathrow
- Heathrow Transit, American Airlines Flagship Lounge
- American Airlines – AA87 London Heathrow to Chicago, Main Cabin
- Streamlined Immigration?
- The Crowne Plaza O’Hare
- Evening adventures with the Sony A5000
- The Hyatt Regency O’Hare
- Off to O’Hare, American Airlines Admirals Club
- American Airlines – AA1205 Chicago O’Hare to Boston Logan
- A Boston Omnishambles
- British Airways – BA202 Boston Logan to London Heathrow Terminal 5 in World Traveller Plus
- Transit and changes… from holiday to work, British Airways Galleries North Lounge
- British Airways – BA974 London Heathrow to Hamburg
- IBIS Budget St Pauli, Hamburg
- Trade Show 101 (or… don’t sleep on your glasses).
- Pounding the Halls of AIX – What you might had missed…
- A Walk around the Hamburg Dom
- Rushing back to Hamburg Airport
- British Airways – BA967 Hamburg to London Heathrow
- Homeward bound
- Mixing business with pleasure
So, is it possible to mix a business trip and a pleasure trip together? It a tough one, but it is possible… providing you plan ahead. This might mean being creative with your packing, creative with your times and taking the odd risk.
And knowing when you have to give in when your body tells you to.
But half of it was setting my expectations on this trip and managing them appropriately. And I did. Almost.
Let’s look back at some of some of the travel experiences
British Airways Domestic: If there was a surprise in this trip, it was this. Good service and a friendly crew… with a bacon sandwich is a win in my book. You can read more here.
The American Airlines Flagship lounge was… passable. A reasonable environment to rest in. You can see more here
American Airlines Long Haul Economy: Those 777-200ERs that haven’t been to the shop are getting tatty. And the deep recline in those seats is really annoying. But it got me from A to B. More here.
The Crowne Plaza O’Hare – It provided the usual job of being a very comfortable crash pad for the night. More here.
The Hyatt Regency O’Hare needs polish again. Little things put a dampener on a good hotel stay. More here.
American Airlines Short Haul: As it always seems to be… not a lot to report. A seat, and A to B transport with some drinks and pretzels. The review here
British Airways World Traveller Plus – Whilst the seat maybe old, the extra space to sleep in is more than welcome. Worth the extra cash? I’m not sure. But it’s better than a plain economy seat. The full review here.
The IBIS Budget Hamburg St Pauli – it’s a basic property. But there’s nothing wrong with a basic property. At all. My thoughts here
And that wraps up Two for the Price of One. That was a lot of stuff to cover in an 8 day trip, but I hoped you enjoyed bits and bobs of it.
Next up: Something a little different. I’m going to pit two airlines who operate on the same route against each other in something called “Flight-Fight!”
Join me as I pit Aer Lingus and Ryanair against each other to try to work out which is the better operator on a short-haul segment… or if there’s another winner of sorts.
Until we meet again on the trip report pages – I thank you for reading.
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