Easter getaway 2016: Introduction

Introduction

Being a British Airways Executive Club member it has always been a no-brainer to travel with British Airways whenever possible. I have mostly flown with them (including last time) to earn extra Avios points — it is no longer the case this time. The normally attractive fare from Germany disappeared at that time so I needed to find alternative solutions.

I have decided to do another European city run to save money (and travel to more places) after finding return fare between Edinburgh (EDI) and Hong Kong (HKG) on BA would cost around £1600 in economy, while flying Paris (CDG) in business class with their partners only costs around £1200.

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Review: British Airways Galleries Lounge Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is the closest airport from the place I live therefore I start all of my trips there. Being my preferred airport in Scotland I am also a frequent user of British Airway’s newly refurbished Galleries Club Lounge. In short I like the design and in some areas it is better than the lounges at their home base: London Heathrow Airport.

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Christmas getaway 2015: Introduction

CHristmas travel map
Travel map of this trip, generated by Great Circle Ma

 

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View of Munich on Olympiaturm in Munich’s Olympia Park

Introduction
British Airways Galleries Club Lounge EDI
British Airways flight from Edinburgh Airport EDI to London City Airport LCY
AirPortr same day luggage transfers
Emirates Air Line in London
Shepard’s Bush Boutique Hotel
Heathrow Express London Paddington to London Heathrow Terminal 5
British Airways flight from London Heathrow LHR to Munich Airport MUC
British Airways flight from Munich Airport MUC to London Heathrow LHR
British Airways flight from London Heathrow LHR to Hong Kong International Airport HKG
Qantas Hong Kong Lounge
British Airways flight from Hong Kong International Airport HKG to London Heathrow LHR
British Airways Arrivals lounge Terminal 5
Special: How British Airways ground agents saved my trip part 1
British Airways flight from London Heathrow LHR to Munich Airport MUC
British Airways flight from Munich Airport MUC to London Heathrow LHR
Hilton Munich Park
British Airways Galleries Club Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 5 South
Special: How British Airways ground agents saved my trip part 2
British Airways flight from London Heathrow Airport LHR to Edinburgh Airport EDI

As 2015 finishes and school holiday starts I decided to go back to my home, Hong Kong. As a round-trip originating from Edinburgh costs a shocking £2176 on British Airway’s World Traveller cabin I have decided to run an Ex-EU trip which starts from Munich, Germany. Running this trip not only saves money it also allowed me to visit two of my beloved cities: London and Munich. I had a nice evening wondering around and witness the London Premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and had a nice tour around Munich with my German friend for half a day.

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