Trip to Kathmandu flying on Etihad A380 First Apartment and Qatar Airways A380 First Class
Last month, Mike and I traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal for the first time to meet our travel partner Helena, owner of Helena India Travels. We are sending our first group to Nepal in autumn and it was a great opportunity to meet her as well as the owners of the hotels where our group would be staying at. We were offered complimentary five nights stay by Mingma, the Nepalese owner of Chhahari Retreat and needless to say, we enjoyed every single day of our stay not only because of the nice room and excellent food in the restaurant but moreso because each one of them treated us like their own family. As for our flight, Mike and I used our remaining American Airlines Advantage miles to fly in first class from Europe to the Indian Sub continent, just before the devaluation in March, which is 80K miles return per person. Here's the full trip report of our trip to Nepal and I hope that thru this, more people would consider traveling to this wonderful country in the future!
Review: British Airways Business Class, Stockholm-London
Review: Etihad A380 First Apartment, London-Abu Dhabi
Review: Al Dhabi Lounge, T1 Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)
Review: Qatar Airways Business Class, Abu Dhabi-Doha
Review: Qatar Airways Business Class, Doha-Kathmandu
Review: Chhahari Resort, Kathmandu
Review: Yeti Airlines Everest Express
Top Attractions in Nepal
Review: Executive Lounge, Kathmandu International Airport (KTM)
Review: Qatar Airways Business Class, Kathmandu-Doha
Review: Qatar Airways A380 First Class, Doha-Paris
Review: Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Review: Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, T2 (CDG)
Review: British Airways Business Class, Paris-London
Review: Hilton London Heathrow Airport
Review: British Airways Business Class, London-Stockholm
Flight: BA 309
Departure time in Paris: 12:05 (actual 12:12)
Arrival time in London: 12:25 (actual 12:20)
Aircraft: Airbus A320
Duration: 1h 8m
Date of flight: June 2, 2016
*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #105
A day in Paris
Hilton Paris CDG Airport. As usual, our first stop was the most visited place in Paris, the Eiffel Tower.
It was a short but fruitful stay in Paris and needless to say, we enjoyed it a lot.
Check in, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2A
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge where we had an enjoyable time before our flight.
Around 12:10, the captain came on the PA to welcome us and to apologize for the delay, adding that our flight time to London would be 45 minutes. Pushback started shortly where the safety video started to play as well.
Landing at London Heathrow Airport
I have flown several times on British Airways in business class within Europe although it was my first time to fly between Paris and London. I really liked the fact that they were serving a meal on this short flight and that it was actually very good. The staff were also very friendly and that we actually arrived ahead of schedule even if we had some delay from Paris CDG Airport. I believe there is really a big competition among airlines operating this route and based on this flight, British Airways is really doing their best to attract business class passengers. Overall, the flight was very nice and is one of the best I've had on British Airways.
Cathay Pacific Business Class, Manila-Hongkong
EVA Air Business Class, Bangkok-Taipei