Summer Premium Adventures
In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!)
- In the Summertime when the weather is hot…
- Off to Heathrow, British Airways Galleries North Lounge
- BA762 London Heathrow to Oslo – A321neo (EuroTraveller)
- Oslo Airport, OSL Lounge
- AY914 Oslo to Helsinki, Business Class
- Helsinki Airport lounging
- QR302 Helsinki to Doha (Business Class)
- Doha Lounge Stop Part 1
- QR946 Doha to Singapore (QSuites)
- Hotel Indigo, Katong, Singapore
- Exploring Hawker Markets
- Intercontinental, Bugis, Singapore
- Orchids Everywhere – The National Orchid Garden
- Off to Changi featuring the Singapore Pokemon Centre
- Scoot TR604 Singapore to Bangkok
- Dream Hotel, Bangkok
- Exploring the Wats
- Food Mistakes in Bangkok (Or Regrets. I have a more than a few)
- Back to Suvarnabhumi, Qatar Airways Lounge, Bangkok Airport
- QR833 Bangkok to Doha (QSuites)
- Another long Doha Layover
- QR175 Doha to Oslo
- Back at Oslo Airport
- BA767 Oslo to London Heathrow (EuroTraveller)
- Homeward bound
- Always Curious
Curiouser and curiouser!
Curiosity is an important thing in life – it drives us to explore, to learn, to understand. And remaining curious is something I like to do when travelling – be it trying the local food, exploring temples or just walking around randomly.
And I encourage you to be curious but be respectful when you travel.
Some quick one-liners to wrap up this trip report
British Airways A321neo – I think the term “Lost Opportunities” comes to mind, as the aircraft is more an LCC style aircraft than a premium carrier.
Oslo Airport – If someone could cut down the walking in that airport (as well as staff who listen to you), that would nice to see.
Finnair AY914 – An interesting service to say the least, but at least well delivered. A welcome sight to see on the short-haul segment.
Finnair Lounge – Whilst it’s temporary, it’s woefully undersized at peak times. It’s passable when it’s quiet (something I’ll go into in the next trip report).
Qatar Airways QR302 – I’ve always liked the seats on the Qatar Airways A350-900 and the Collins Aerospace seat works on the long haul platform. Combined with a decent crew, it’s a good mix.
Hamad International Airport – My main complaint is the wayfinding in this airport hasn’t changed. For a new passenger (or even semi-experienced passenger), it could be a lot better.
Qatar Airways Lounge at Doha – still a delight, if a little crowded.
Qatar Airways QR946 – QSuites deserves the praise it gets for creating a personal space. Combined with a totally on-point crew, it’s an unbeatable combination.
Hotel Indigo Katong – A little hip for my liking, but a solid property.
Intercontinental Singapore Bugis– Still a very solid property in the IHG Portfolio in terms of service and comfort.
Scoot is an LCC. Book a bigger seat if you need comfort as you can’t guarantee what type of seat you’ll get. But as a method of getting from A to B – passable.
Dream Hotel, Bangkok – Again, a little too hip for my liking, but another solid property. Recommended
Qatar Airways Lounge, Bangkok – A very nice facility with great dining options. Highly recommended if you have access.
QR833 Bangkok to Singapore – Whilst the 777 is louder and has worse air pressure than the A350, the QSuite product is top-notch.
QR175 Doha to Oslo – The SuperDiamond seat is a winning seat for the reverse-herringbone seat layouts. Just don’t sit in Row 5 expecting a window…
British Airways BA767 Oslo to London – whilst the service may be bare-bones, the amount of exit row leg-space makes up for it.
And that’s it for Summer Premium Adventures. It’s been a long write up and I hope you’ve enjoyed some of the adventures I had.
Whilst I was writing this trip report, I went out to Dublin Airport for the day at the kind invitation of their Communications team, as they took me behind the scenes at the airport. You can find out more at An Irish Aviation Enthusiasts Day Out.
However, next up is something more interesting. It’s autumn. Leaves are turning brown and my thoughts turn to the Windy City. Please join me in Long Way Round – With American Airlines and Finnair.
Until then, stay safe!
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