Travel Style: Nigel Page

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.

Nigel Page

Name: Nigel Page

Occupation: Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Emirates

Hometown: Wokingham, England

Residence: Dubai, U.A.E.

Website: Emirates.com

Facebook: Nigel Page 

Short Bio: 19 years with Emirates and 24 years with British Airways covering the Americas, Europe, Africa and parts of the Far East whilst based in London, New York, Dubai, Bangkok, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Toronto, Nairobi and Johannesburg.

How often do you fly: Now about twice a month on longhaul, although at one time I did 22 longhaul trips in one year.

How many countries have you been to: At least 100

How many continents have you been to: All

Favorite American city: New York

Favorite international city: London

Least favorite country: None, even difficult places have their upsides

Favorite World Heritage Site: The Great Barrier Reef

Favorite airline: Emirates and Singapore Airlines

Favorite aircraft type: Boeing 777

Aisle or window: Aisle

Favorite airport lounge: Emirates at JFK and Virgin at LHR

Favorite U.S. airport: JacksonvilleStarbucks, rocking chairs and a jazz pianist…how cool is that!

Favorite international airport: Dubai

Favorite hotel: St Geran, Mauritius

Favorite cruise line: Celebrity and Cunard

Favorite island: Mauritius

Favorite fancy restaurant: Daniel in New York

Favorite hole in the wall: P.J.Clarkes in New York

Favorite fruit: Grapefruit

Favorite food: Steak at Palm Too, New York

Least favorite food: None, which is why I am overweight!

Drink of choice (In the air and on the ground) Jack and Ginger

Favorite travel movie(s): Trains, Planes and automobiles

Favorite travel show(s): Top Gear in Vietnam

Favorite travel book(s): Lonely Planet

Right now I am reading: All Hell Broke Loose by Max Hastings

Five things you bring on a plane: Laptop, Blackberry, ear plugs, a good book and my passport.

What do you always seem to forget: I don’t normally forget anything.

What do you want your loved one to buy you from an airport duty free store? Jack Daniels

Favorite travel iPhone app(s): I don’t have an i-Phone

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: Prolonged delays on 50 seats jets. The seats are cramped and miserable.

What’s your dream destination: Bora Bora

Favorite travel website(s) – besides JohnnyJet.com, of course!: Joesentme.com

Best travel tip: Always take extra underwear, socks and a shirt just in case you are delayed or have to extend your trip.

Johnny Jet

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Johnny Jet
I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

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