Flights: LA801 – SCL to AKL, Santiago to Auckland

You may recall my previous flights with Latam, from Johannesburg to São Paulo, onwards to Buenos Aires and thence to Santiago. I'd come to expect okay-ness.  Which is fine. Safety most important and all that. Latam's obsession with queuing was much in evidence at SCL airport. The flight was boarding, but only for the 12,000 … Continue reading Flights: LA801 – SCL to AKL, Santiago to Auckland

Flights: Buenos Aires to Santiago (AEP to SCL LA351)

I was ready for the off by the time I got to Aeroparque airport in Buenos Aires.  When I'm  getting close to travelling, sometimes I'm like "okay, let's get out of here and get on with it" - like I'm anxious to see the new place. Everyone says AEP is only for domestic flights, but … Continue reading Flights: Buenos Aires to Santiago (AEP to SCL LA351)

Transit: Getting through immigration at AEP Airport and into Buenos Aires – Remis / Car Service

There are guides online about how to take a bus from AEP (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) or EZE (Ezeiza) airports.  There are also numerous warnings about taking the bus, or taxis (illicit or not) - in terms of safety, swapped counterfeit notes, long routes, etc.  People are also defensive that these are great methods.  I'm sure … Continue reading Transit: Getting through immigration at AEP Airport and into Buenos Aires – Remis / Car Service

Flight: Virgin LHR-JNB – London to Johannesburg

Flying Upper Class with Virgin really is a pleasure.  The team were hyper-friendly (they could teach some of their grumpier lounge colleagues a lesson or two!). In this post, I'm trying out a new image display (see the tiled format below). I think you can still click through each image if you want to see … Continue reading Flight: Virgin LHR-JNB – London to Johannesburg

Lounge: Virgin Clubhouse – LHR Heathrow

So is it worth it? The lowdown on the Virgin Upper Class Clubhouse... After visiting friends, collecting currency and a jolly time in London, it was time to spend far too long in the Virgin Clubhouse at London Heathrow. The Process There are particular steps to follow to GET to the Clubhouse.  Virgin has tried … Continue reading Lounge: Virgin Clubhouse – LHR Heathrow