Lounge Lovin’: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on the Boeing 787-9 From London to New York

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

As the launch of TPG UK grew even closer, I had to take yet another trip across the Pond to TPG headquarters in New York. I found that this was the perfect opportunity to pitch Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class product on its newer 787-9 Dreamliners against the crustier — but four-engine — Airbus A340s. Going …

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In Love All Over Again: A Review of British Airways First Class on the A380 With Its New Soft Product

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

There was a huge amount of noise across the aviation world with the introduction of the new British Airways Club Suite, leaving poor first class and its new soft product a little in the shadows. I flew the previous first-class product a number of weeks ago and had a fantastic experience, so I was eager to …

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Proper British Jolly: British Airways’ 777 in First Class From London to Abu Dhabi

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

In anticipation of the official launch of TPG UK that’s now just days away, the team here in London decided to the launch the site with a splash: Send four people on the same British Airways flight to review all four classes of service. How’d we decide? Drawing straws, of course. I was lucky enough to …

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Consistently Inconsistent: American Airlines in Business Class on the 777-300ER From New York to London

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

In the last several months, I’ve been traveling very frequently between my home in London and TPG headquarters in New York City. While I’ve gotten to try a number of transatlantic products, I’m partial to the Oneworld alliance, so I’ve jumped at the chance to hop on board the nonstop British Airways or American Airlines flights. …

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Has British Airways Solved the Club World Problem With the Incredible Club Suite?

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

Changes to the British Airways “Club World” product have been a long time coming. Major issues with the current seat left British Airways miles behind some of its competitors. The lack of direct aisle access, high density eight-across configuration, lack of storage and a lack of privacy including having to stare in the face of …

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A Date With the Queen is Always a Pleasure: British Airways’ 747 in Club World from London to New York

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

I’ve traveled plenty with British Airways, and have learned to set realistic expectations for each flight I take with the airline — especially in business class. The hard product itself is undoubtedly dated, and gets less competitive by the day. The soft product, while certainly improving, can be hit-or-miss, especially on the service front. So, …

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C’est (Almost) Chic: A Review of Air France’s 777-300ER in Business from Paris to New York

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

With yet another trip to New York to visit TPG’s headquarters on the books at the end of last year, I was eager to try crossing the Atlantic from European cities near London, even though it meant adding a connection (and a whole bunch of time) onto the journey. With Paris being one of the closest …

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Canadian Friendliness at Its Best: A Review of WestJet’s 767 in Economy From London to Toronto

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

As director of content for the soon-to-launch TPG UK office, I’ve been making plenty of trips between my home in London and TPG HQ in New York City. Nonstop flights abound on what’s arguably the world’s most valuable route, but sometimes those nonstops can be prohibitively expensive, especially when you happen to be looking for last-minute, one-way flights. I …

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Act Quick: BA Offering 100 Seats for $128 One-Way From London to Barbados and Philadelphia

Written by Nicky Kelvin @ The Points Guy

Update 1/24/2019 7:45am: The BA sale page is now showing that this deal is no longer active. With British Airways entering its centenary year, the deal hunters among us should be poised for some goodness coming from London. The 100-year-old airline announced on Monday that it would sell 100 seats for £100 to different destinations each …

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