Review: Salon Galaxy Lounge Paris CDG Airport

Introduction

CDG has three terminals. While the more well-known oneworld carriers such as Cathay Pacific, British Airways and American Airlines depart in Terminal 2 others such as Qatar Airways, TAM, Malaysian Airlines, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines depart from Terminal 1, which is probably the oldest terminal here. This also means that I can’t explore Cathay Pacific’s First and Business Class lounge and I need to use the provided Salon Galaxy Lounge instead.

In area 2 of terminal 1 SriLankan Airlines is actually quite far away to reach – first if you arrive by TGV you need to catch a free transit train to Terminal one, go up the escalator and turn right. It took me around 15 minutes just to reach the check-in area. Thankfully there was basically no queue at the business check-in counter and I was welcomed within a minute or two, just after they processed the ones before me. Check-in was done without issues and I was given a wallet, containing boarding passes to Colombo and finally Hong Kong. I was also given vouchers so I can enter the lounges during the journey.

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Review: British Airways flight from London Heathorw to Hong Kong in Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus)

Introduction

I was suppose to take this flight in June 2015 though I bought another ticket and travelled First on the same flight at the end — ditched it as I found a return Club World fare deal from Munich to Hong Kong via London for £780. I upgrade to First on the outbound for 30,000 Avuis. For the unused ticket I moved it to March 2016.

Because of last minute changes I needed to take a flight to Hong Kong as soon as possible. As a student purchased student fare tickets – slightly expensive however it gave me the possibility to change the flight date whenever I want for free – as long as the booked fare bucket is still available. This basically functions as a fully flexible ticket though no refunds can be made for unused sectors and has to be a return ticket.

As this ticket is booked via a travel agent I needed to phone from Edinburgh to Hong Kong to make that change: I stayed up late to write an e-mail requesting the change and I phoned in the early morning in the UK (late afternoon in Hong Kong) to reissue the ticket.

As the February school holiday was just around a week to go I therefore enjoyed an extra week of holiday while others are still working 🙂

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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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