- Mar 12, 2016
- Platinum 1
- My Map
That's a shame, I prefer the BA F lounge at LGW but as your main goal is to sample the CCR then of course LHR it would have to be. Hope you're not too disappointed by it! I have been the few times I've used it.Well that is a thread in itself!
I always start with the flights to/from AU. A simple W up and Y back for the best bang for buck/upgrade chance.
Then I start filling in the gaps. So first off SIN-CMB-AUH to get me to the race. I had a few days to kill in AUH and hotels were dear so a quick AUH-CMB-CGK-CMB-AUH run with an overnight in CGK. The connection in CGK is 50 minutes so I opted for 24h +50 minutes to be safe as I have not transited CGK before.
I then booked to leave AUH on Monday night to skip most of the rush out back to CGK with UL. Fortunately this coincided with a QR sale CGK-DOH-AMS so that was my ride to EU.
Another overnight - this time in AMS and a BA booking down to MUC with an overnight in LHR. This gives me plenty of time to sample the Concorde Room in the morning, as I have been eligible for some time but yet to visit. I could have flown direct to NUE, but that would have been out of LGW which is fine for arriving, but not so flash for departing.
With an arrival time in MUC I then booked my MUC-NUE train with DB (Deutsche Bahn).
Every flight/train was booked direct with the carrier.
The hotels are HH when price allowed. Otherwise I went for the best bang/buck. I have enough forward bookings with HH to keep Diamond for another year. Mind you, as a BA GGL I am also given that status.