Category: Flying

Flying sure can be fun. Although many see it as a painful experience to get where you’re going, it can equally be part of the experience.

Leaving Sweden and Schengen: SAS to Split

Departing from Arlanda to Split this morning, heading back to Croatia totally unexpectedly. I always appear to make last minute decisions but they’re usually backed up by some lengthy planning. This time however, extensive planning lead a careful weighting of options that were quickly wiped away as I booked in the moment.

SAS Gold Lounge Oslo

Like Copenhagen and Stockholm Arlanda airports, SAS operate a dual lounge concept in Oslo. The SAS Lounge provides a place for business class/plus fare passengers while within there is a better Gold Lounge for EuroBonus and Star Alliance gold members. I’d be flying to Arlanda on the day’s final international departure so both...

Lufthansa to Oslo from Striking Frankfurt

On days of industrial action your best bet is just not to fly at all. These actions happen for good reason, although they usually cause huge disruptions. A lot of short and mid-haul flights had been cancelled today, including mine. I was lucky to get advanced notice and sort out my situation but...

Rebooking after Frankfurt Industrial Strike Flight Cancellations

So a few days ago I booked a student/youth fare with SAS from Frankfurt. This was to align nicely with the super cheap business class Spain to Germany LAN fares. Unfortunately a day after booking I heard from the German travel agency there would be coordinated strike action across most/all German airports....

Bed over Europe on LAN 787 Dreamliner Madrid to Frankfurt

After many years of missing out I finally got to ride the LAN tag flight from Madrid to Frankfurt. Previously operated by the A340 aircraft, the route now offers their latest product on the 787 Dreamliner. This flight starts in Santiago, flying to Madrid before continuing to Frankfurt. By joining at Madrid, this called...

Rubbish Plane Spotting in Madrid

Some random planes going past while I wait for my LAN flight in the Iberia lounge. Only got my phone on me so the quality is crap even after corrections. I really can’t imagine being a plane spotter to be honest.

Iberia Dali VIP Lounge Madrid T4 (Schengen)

Iberia’s Regional Lounge in Madrid Terminal 4 for flying inside Schengen is the Dali VIP lounge (Dali Sala VIP). The lounge is a very similar design to the Iberia’s Velazquez lounge in terminal 4S for non-Schengen flights but smaller and has less facilities. For short intra-European flights, the lounge is an average flagship business class lounge...

Regional intercontinental flying in Spain Air Nostrum business class

Over consecutive days I flew in and out of Melilla, one of the Spanish exclaves on the Moroccan north coast (the other exclave, Ceuta, I visited earlier). First a short hop from Malaga to Melilla then onto Manilla where I would be connecting to a LAN Chile flight to Frankfurt...

Malaga Airline Lounge: AENA Sala VIP Europa

A short visit to the main lounge in Malaga Airport T3, AENA Sala VIP Europa. This lounge is used by all oneworld carriers at Malaga in addition to a range of other airlines. I used it rather early in the morning for a flight on Iberian regional affiliate and oneworld affiliate Air Nostrum. 

Iberia Velazquez Lounge Madrid T4S (Non-Schengen)

This is Iberia’s flagship lounge an offers a range of facilities for sleeping, dining, working and relaxing. It offers a high quality of amenities with a local cultural influence is open all day, everyday. Over the spring and summer of 2016 I’m getting three chances to visit the Iberia International Business...

Singapore to Helsinki on Finnair A340 Business Class

Just flew Finnair between Singapore and Helsinki on their older but good A340 business class product. Fully flat beds, individual aisle access and some Nordic colours goes a long way toward making a comfortable 12 hour flight onto Europe. I eventually got to fly after postponing the flight a few...

dnata Lounge Singapore Changi T1

Changi terminal 1 has quite a number of lounges but one I had yet to visit was the dnata lounge. I was somewhat unaware of it and according to their site it was only opened a few months before visiting before my flight to Helsinki on Finnair. Although a member of the oneworld alliance, Finnair...

Lombok to Surabaya on Garuda

After intending to fly out of Lombok yesterday, it was second time lucky. Left Kuta for the Airport, arriving without a flight again. After getting through security into departures, sat on the few uncomfortable seats at the back and looked at what flights were available today. I had mentally shortlisted a number of...