A Travel-“Isolated” New Year’s

A Travel-“Isolated” New Year’s

We arrived back here in England today...

London To Rural New York

London To Rural New York

Surprise from the United States...

We Should Be Grateful We’re Flying…But Still…

We Should Be Grateful We’re Flying…But Still…

True, the cabin might not have been perfectly comfortable. We do have it so much easier in terms of travel than those of centuries' past, of course.

Merci To B.A. Cabin Crew

Merci To B.A. Cabin Crew

I'm in the opening stages of planning a follow up to Conventions: The Garden At Paris. It will build upon Conventions, while I hope it will also be a "stand alone" novel. Likely it will have some of the same characters, as well as some new ones - once again, both historical as well as [...]

First Class Christmas

First Class Christmas

For Christmas, we flew to Newark yesterday from Heathrow. We decided to make this trip special. We used Avios (BA air miles) and went first class. I grabbed that photo above in the Concorde lounge "outside" deck at Heathrow. And naturally, as we all do nowadays, I put it on Instagram. Awaiting takeoff, and in [...]

In Transit: Friday, 28-29 October 2016

In Transit: Friday, 28-29 October 2016

Having slept several extra hours yesterday and this morning, I think I have largely recovered from flying back here to London from Newark on Friday night. Flying itself can also be "fun," can't it? Every time you do, there's always something... or a variety of "somethings." After dropping off the rental car, on the monorail [...]

Reading At 38,000 Feet

Reading At 38,000 Feet

Releasing us to be free to use our mobile devices on board planes has been a real travel blessing and stress reliever. True, most long haul flights now usually have decent entertainment systems. And I usually have a good read of British Airways's HighLife print magazine, which generally has entertaining articles - including one each [...]

Over The Big Pond At Last

Over The Big Pond At Last

Hello again! We were supposed to fly back to the UK from Newark, New Jersey, on Friday evening. "Supposed to" being the operative expression. But you never know when you're flying. We'd never had this happen before. We were on British Airways as usual. We fly so much with them, we are in the Executive [...]

Post-Flight Reflections

Post-Flight Reflections

Our British Airways flight from Boston to Heathrow on Friday evening was full. According to the Captain, there wasn't an empty seat on the plane - and it was a 747-400. So Going Global's piece on U.S. domestic air travel numbers being higher than in years might well be said to apply to transatlantic flights [...]

An Air Of Style

An Air Of Style

I fly a lot. Obviously everyone's Number 1 concern is with safety. That assumed, when flying we all do also crave some "style" and even "romance" aboard. After all, we're flying! - something humanity for countless generations before us dreamed of being able to do as we can, and we are! (Uh, and in writing [...]

Genève Aéroport

On Saturday, our ski week in France sadly ended. As all good things do. 😦 We flew back to London from Geneva, Switzerland - which is about an hour's drive from where we'd stayed in La Clusaz. Geneva Airport isn't huge. It feels rather "dated" as well. However, it also has corridors covered with wall [...]

Fly, Let’s Fly Away (Unless There’s An Air Traffic Control Computer Breakdown)

Hi everyone. I scribbled this post on Friday evening, at about 7:30 PM, waiting at the gate for my British Airways flight to London Heathrow. As I had no internet access, I could not post it until this morning, UK time. * * * An airport service driver met me at my parents' Pennsylvania house. [...]

An Airport Welcome

So I've left my Dad in recovery in Pennsylvania from his August 9 heart failure. After two weeks there, it was time to leave: I could do no more, and I couldn't stay forever of course. He looks excellent, and is in the (now calmer) hands of my mother and my sister. Having flown into [...]

Plane Courtesy

Plane Courtesy

Back on Friday, we were on British Airways, which we almost always fly internationally (save for Ryanair). This flight was on a 777; that's what BA uses to Newark (although they are supposed to be using Dreamliners too, I believe). I still don't like that aircraft; but I will admit this one was a better [...]