Hermes1964

(30 Reviews)

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  • Flight on 12/10/2015

    British Airways Business

    San Diego to London
    on: B777-200 (Four class)

    7.0

    Checkin San Diego’s spacious new airport is quite an impressive piece of architecture. All the effort has gone into high ceilings and large windows with views across the apron, so much so that the actual gates and seating seem to be an after thought. Checkin was speedy and we were directed to ...

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  • Flight on 08/10/2015

    American Airlines First (short haul)

    Chicago to Santa Ana
    on: B737-800

    9.3

    Checkin As we had pre-cleared immigration in Dublin, we arrived as a domestic flight at AA’s ORD terminal. Lounge It took a while for the cheerful dragon to work out how to check us in, but we were soon up the elevator clutching our free drinks voucher. The Admiral’s Club has a manly ...

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  • Flight on 07/10/2015

    Aer Lingus Economy (short haul)

    London to Dublin
    on: A320

    7.4

    Although I’ve only ever flown EI in economy, and several times over many years, I’m afraid for me its never been more than just another LCC. Stuck in that awful rat run of a gate at T1 for so many years, charging for everything on board, and with a horrible website. Since it had been a few ...

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  • Flight on 08/10/2015

    American Airlines Business

    Dublin to Chicago
    on: B767-300ER

    8.6

    I am eternally grateful to American Airlines, for such was the awfulness of a flight from Dallas to LHR in the back of a 777 a few years back that I swore from that point onwards Economy travel was to be a thing of the past. Roll the clock on a few years and we find ourselves in an aged 767 in ...

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    British Airways Business

    New York to London
    on: B747-400 High J

    7.0

    Having fallen in love with Delta Connection on the connecting flight, Cupid clearly thought his work was done for the evening and snapped his arrow in spite. In case anyone thinks some of the comments below are in anyway sexist, they reflect the views of Mrs and Miss Hermes1964 as well, who had ...

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    Delta Connection First (short haul)

    Savannah to New York
    on: CRJ 900

    9.3

    They say that loves comes when it’s least expected - but Delta Connection, really? Checkin The approach road to SAV suggests one is about to alight upon a well-heeled golf or country club, such are the trimmed hedges, neatly mowed lawns and abundant flower beds. Perhaps this is partly due to ...

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    United Express First (short haul)

    Washington to Charleston
    on: CRJ 700

    9.3

    For the second time within a few days the distance between downtown DC and IAD was achieved in around 30 minutes, which is fair compensation for the many times I've sat in stationery traffic between the two concerned about my fate. Despite having checked in on line and being in possession of ...

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    British Airways Business

    London to Washington
    on: A380

    7.9

    Background Having now flown Business Class on A380s belonging to EK, TG and SQ, and having read various reviews, I was interested to see for myself what BA had done to carry through the wow factor of this incredible aircraft into the on board service. I suspect most regular readers have already ...

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  • Flight on 20/03/2015

    Flybe Economy

    London to Exeter
    on: Bombardier Q400

    8.0

    Hardly a ‘Blue Riband’ route but a combination of extremely expensive train fares for the weekend in question, easy of hire-car pick up, and co-ordinating arrival times with a family member flying in from elsewhere meant that flying from LCY to Exeter and back looked like the best bet, with ...

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  • Flight on 05/01/2015

    British Airways Business

    Delhi to London
    on: B747-400 Mid J

    6.5

    Checkin Let’s face it, by choice none of us would take a flight at 3.40am, but that’s what we’d signed up to. Delhi is an airport that never sleeps and it was in full swing when we arrived at 1am. We only had a short wait without needing to pre-screen our luggage and were checked in and ...

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  • Flight on 04/01/2015

    Air India Economy

    Udaipur to Delhi
    on: A319

    7.1

    Check-in Were he still around, Hercules would be able to add a thirteenth labour to his collection. While the online checkin experience was much like any other, actually getting on a domestic flight in India takes some perseverance and you need to learn to love having your papers examined every ...

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  • Flight on 25/12/2014

    British Airways Business

    London to Delhi
    on: B747-400 Mid J

    7.6

    I'm not really a Grinch when it comes to Christmas, but travelling on the day itself had two key advantages - cost (prices drop dramatically) and the avoidance of a day of what can only ever be described as organised family chaos. However, when we set off I had already warned my family of intense ...

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  • Flight on 25/08/2014

    Singapore Airlines Business

    Denpasar Bali to London
    on: B777-200 (Config.1)

    9.5

    This review covers two SQ J flights from Bali to London via Singapore (777-200 and -300ER respectively) Getting out of Bali airport proved to be no easier than arriving. We declined the porters who pounced on us as our hotel car dropped us off outside the International Terminal, much to their ...

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  • Flight on 16/08/2014

    Garuda Indonesia Economy

    on: Boeing 737-800

    7.7

    Booking As someone who could get seasick taking a bath, the decision to fly the short distance between Bali and Lombok, rather than take a boat, was a no brainer. The second choice that also required little thought was which airline, as I believe Garuda is the only Indonesian airline not on the EU ...

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  • Flight on 14/07/0014

    Singapore Airlines Business (short haul)

    Singapore to Denpasar Bali
    on: B777-200 (Config.1)

    9.0

    Pre-boarding A slight inbound daily due to the longer flying time from London meant we had a transfer time of and 1 1/2 hrs at Changi. It was only a shortish walk from the gate to the Transit to Terminal 2, but once there a fairly lengthy walk to the SQ lounge. This was a rather large and gloomy ...

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  • Flight on 14/08/0014

    Singapore Airlines Business

    London to Singapore
    on: A380-800 (Config.1)

    10.0

    Booking For our J class return to Bali, SQ was the best option taking account of price, lie flat bed, Star Alliance points, one stop, departure times etc. Checkin On line checkin was simple and there was no queue at the Business Class bag drop. We were handled courteously, offered the option ...

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  • Flight on 21/02/2014

    British Airways Business

    on: B747-400 High J

    8.3

    To the airport The town car we booked to take us to the airport turned out to be a stretched limo, all black leather seats, cocktail bar and disco lights. Alas we weren’t dressed, or destined for Studio 54, and the novelty wore off some 90 minutes later as we were still crawling along the ...

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  • Flight on 18/02/2014

    British Airways First

    on: B777-200 (Four class)

    8.9

    My wife and I decided that a year of travel splurging was the best way to celebrate our impending significant birthdays. First stop, New York using Avios and Amex Companion vouchers to travel F outbound J return on BA. Given the number of flights to NYC we had no problem finding availability on ...

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  • Flight on 29/09/2013

    British Airways Economy (short haul)

    on: Embraer 170

    7.6

    EDI - LCY Waking up to a bright and sunny morning, all the suggestions were there that this would be an excellent day for the short hop back to LCY. EDI was not particularly busy so collecting boarding passes and security took no time. The welcome at the Galleries lounge was friendly. ...

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  • Flight on 29/09/2013

    British Airways Economy (short haul)

    on: Embraer 170

    6.9

    EDI - LCY Waking up to a bright and sunny morning, all the suggestions were there that this would be an excellent day for the short hop back to LCY. EDI was not particularly busy so collecting boarding passes and security took no time. The welcome at the Galleries lounge was friendly. The ...

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  • Flight on 27/09/2013

    British Airways Economy (short haul)

    on: A321

    4.8

    LHR - EDI Boarding: Having escaped the horror that was the Gallery North (see Lounge Disaster thread) the Boarding area, though busy was relatively calm. The Fast Track queue had already formed in anticipation, though the flight was due to leave 40 minutes behind schedule. Once started ...

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  • Flight on 16/09/2013

    British Airways Business

    on: B747-400 High J

    6.6

    This was Part 2 of my reacquaintance with Club World after a couple of years' absence. ( My earlier review of the outbound flight to PVG seemed to have been removed after a day or so - I hope it didn't offend anyone - it was actually reasonably complimentary). On this occasion alas a sharp dose ...

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  • Flight on 11/09/2013

    China Eastern Airlines Economy

    on: A330-300

    4.9

    On those occasions when I've found myself making hypothetical lists of thinks I've no intention of doing, flying on a Chinese airline has featured prominently - up there with roller-skating around the M25 and becoming Archbishop of Canterbury. So it was with some sense of trepidation that I found ...

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  • Flight on 07/09/2013

    British Airways Business

    on: B777-300ER

    8.1

    LHR - PVG It was actually Club World but there was no drop down box. For various reasons, often to do with price, I haven't travelled BA Club World for a couple of years, and not since starting to follow this forum. I was therefore curious to see for myself how things would shape up. Where ...

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  • Flight on 14/08/2013

    Emirates Business

    8.3

    A combined report on four recent long/medium haul sectors in Emirates Business Class (LGW-HKG and BKK-LHR). Why Emirates? Primarily price. Aeroflot and Turkish were marginally cheaper (but didn’t appeal for various reasons!), and Swiss was about the same, but didn’t have a day-time return ...

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  • Flight on 14/08/2013

    Thai Airways Business (short haul)

    0.0

    This review covers one short international (HKG-BKK) and two domestic (BKK-CNX-BKK) business class flights on Thai International. Why Thai? There is plenty of competition on these routes and Thai was not the cheapest. However, the Business Class fare was substantially cheaper than CX for the ...

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  • Flight on 19/06/2013

    Iberia Business (short haul)

    on: A321

    5.9

    MAD - LHR Transferring from Iberia's long haul to short haul flights generally requires a change from T4S to T4 at Barajas. The size of the airport means this is quite a hike and involves a lot of escalators, lifts, transit train and passing through security screening at T4. There was quite a ...

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  • Flight on 18/06/2013

    British Airways Business (short haul)

    on: B767-300 (European config.)

    7.0

    LHR -MAD I'm rarely well disposed to air travel at 6.20am in the morning so I had managed my expectations accordingly. A short visit to the North Terrace saw a reasonable selection of breakfast pastries and hot offerings, but the lounge didn't have a particularly relaxed or sophisticated feel. ...

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  • Flight on 18/06/2013

    Iberia Business

    on: A340-300

    8.1

    MAD - GIG I'm a reasonably frequent short haul economy traveller on Iberia, for which the airline effectively offers a LCC service though with better legroom and reasonably pleasant Spanish focused food for purchase. I've generally found flights to be punctual and crew to be pleasant. However, ...

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  • Flight on 18/06/2013

    Iberia Business

    on: A340-600

    8.6

    GRU -MAD Bag drop was speedy and I was directed to the Skyteam lounge on the second floor (odd given that BA and American fly to GRU and neither of them use this lounge). All I can say is sensible them! A more miserable room you couldn't imagine with a poor selection of hot savoury pastries and ...

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