How to spend a long layover in London

South Kensington, London

I’m an American expat based in West London, which isn’t far from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). A lot of flights from the US to Europe, Africa and the Middle East leave passengers with a layover in London, and it’s easy to get out and explore the city on stopovers of five hours or more. If I […]

London to Los Angeles on British Airways in Club World

BA flight attendant

Greetings from sunny Southern California! I left off last week with the London Olympics, from where I flew 10 hours and 15 minutes on a British Airways 747 to LAX. Over the weekend I attended the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival where I got to hang out with our mayor and celeb chef Giada […]

Venice to Toronto (via London) on British Airways

BA planes at LHR

After our incredible Adriatic Seabourn cruise and side trips to Prata di Pordenone, Italy and Piran, Slovenia it was time to fly back to North America. Boo… I know!  But at least we flew from Venice to Toronto (via London) on British Airways and we were upgraded to their Club Europe and Euro Traveller cabins (one step above […]

San Diego to London on British Airways

British Airways tails

Trip: SAN-LHR Date: July 10, 2012 Airline: British Airways Aircraft: 777 Scheduled Departure Time: 8:05pm Push Back from Gate: 8:36pm Actual Departure Time: 8:57pm Miles: 5,470 Flight time: 9:36 Seat: 5A Cost: Sponsored San Diego Airport Did you know you can fly nonstop from San Diego to London?! British Airways reinstated the service in June […]

Air New Zealand Plays Cuddle Cupid with Five Days of Twitter Giveaways


Airline Spreads the Love through Valentine’s Twitter Contest  Move over, Cupid. This Valentine’s Day, Air New Zealand is giving lovebirds the gift of cuddle. From February 9 through 13, Air New Zealand will offer daily Twitter giveaways better than any box of chocolates or dozen roses: roundtrip airfare to Auckland or London on the Skycouch, […]