FUN-travel: Heathrow – Concord Room

October 13, 2016 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Heathrow – Concord Room 

It’s all about “Champagne & Chandeliers” in the Concord Room.


We saved the best the best for last… and used up our British Airways points to fly First Class.

FUN-fact – Benedict Cumberbatch was in the Concord Room on our layover!



FUN-travel: San Diego to Mumbai via Heathrow

October 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: San Diego to Mumbai via Heathrow 

  • Just so it’s clear, our “Last Big Fat Vacation” relates to the length. While we have no intention of stopping our travels, we are going to scale back on the length. For those of you who know us, one of our personal travel mottos is, “It is physically and financially expensive to leave the country.” So when we do, we pack in as much as we can.
  • This brings me to another one of our travel mottos, “We are only doing this once!”


FUN-travel: San Diego to Moscow via Heathrow

July 6, 2014 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: San Diego to Moscow via Heathrow 

Day 1 – Tuesday, July 1 – San Diego to Moscow via London

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Kremlin Tower, Moscow


  •  6:30 – arrive & breeze thru security
  • BA lounge is Admiral’s Club – newly remodeled
  • Nice wine selection & appetizers complimentary
  • 8:25 pm flight on time
  • non-stop to London
  • 2 business class tickets – only 100,000 miles
  • fully lay down seat
  • taking a sleeping pill


  • taxes and fees for FREE ticket are $2500 ++
  • going through “Hurry Up & Wait” @ airports
  • food & wine selection in biz class mediocre

Day 2 – Wednesday, July 2 – London to Moscow – sunny & warm


  • Slept good
  • Land early but no gate
  • No problem as we are in no hurry
  • BA lounges – full bar and snacks/sandwiches
  • 6:00 – hot food buffet, cheese selections & dessert comes out
  • 8:35 – head to gate via the train – takes 15 minutes
  • 8:55 – start boarding
  • 9:30 – takes off on time
  • World Traveler = Premium Coach


  • having to go thru screening again
  • 7 hour layover
  • biz class to Moscow not available @ time of booking
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New Maiden Convent, Moscow

FUN-fact – There are 2 BA lounges in Terminal 5 and the south one is bigger with an Elemis spa next door.

Not so FF – Flyer Beware:  Screening in Heathrow. Be prepared to be delayed by 20 minutes if your bag gets selected. This was a first for me. My “junk jewelry” & “all the other stuff” in my carry on looked suspicious. Go figure!