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 778
Departure time in London: 11:25 (actual 11:31)
Arrival time in Stockholm: 14:55 (actual 14:59)
Aircraft: Airbus A320
Duration: 2h 28m
Date of flight: June 3, 2016
*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #106
A day in London
After checking in and leaving our luggage at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport, we decided we would explore the city for the rest of the day.
Getting from LHR Terminal 4 to Terminal 5
London Heathrow Terminal 5
British Airways Galleries Club South where we checked some emails and had some snacks.
About 30 minutes before landing, the captain came on the PA to update us of the weather in Stockholm and our arrival time.
Landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport
I've flown a few times in business class on this same route (with British Airways) and I thought that it was a nice flight overall. I loved the fact that their lounge at London Heathrow is a very nice lounge where we stayed before our flight. The crew on the flight were friendly although the food served could have been better as I thought serving lunch was much more appropriate than serving brunch. If I were to choose between SAS (who also flies direct between London and Stockholm) and British Airways, I would go for British Airways.
SAS Business Class, Stockholm-London
Aegean Business Class, Athens-Larnaca