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British Airways Concorde Room dining

How Amazing Is The Exclusive British Airways Concorde Room?

On our recent flights from London to Beijing, we used AVIOS for First Class reward tickets and were keen to trial the British Airways Concorde Room perks. This post shares our experience of the lounge, but I must confess I don’t have a lot of First Class lounge experience with …

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How To Earn AVIOS Quickly Without Flying?

Whenever I speak to anyone about how I fly first or business class using airmiles, a look of defeat crosses their face. ‘Well, I don’t fly regularly so that won’t work for me’, is the usual response. Let me let you into a little secret. More than 90% of my …

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W Beijing Bedroom and bathroom

How Wonderful Is The Beijing W Hotel?

The Beijing W Hotel surely must stand for ‘wow’ hotel. From the minute you escape the Beijing summer heat and wander into the brightly lit lobby, you will be amazed. Funky neon lights create the semblance of a trendy nightclub, whilst a saxophonist serenades guests enjoying afternoon cocktails. Location It’s …

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Skydiving in the UK to raise money for charity

What’s It Like To Go Skydiving In The UK?

My feet are hanging over the edge of a bright purple plane 15,000 feet above the Cambridgeshire countryside. An involuntary scream accompanies our exit from the plane as my instructor and I plummet towards the earth at breakneck speed. I’m clinging on to my harness for dear life, as though …

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British Airways First Class cabin

Is Flying British Airways First Class Worth Extra Avios?

Until recently I’ve been content to fly Club Class using my AVIOS. However, I’ve recently been accumulating them so quickly that I decided to upgrade to British Airways First Class to fly to Beijing. I will be honest, I wasn’t sure whether it would be worth it. I couldn’t imagine …

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