Category Archives: British Airways

Holiday in Mexico City – Part 1.


Here we sit in bar in Mexico City International Airport. Our flight is delayed by 6 hours, so there is no better time to tell you about our holiday in Mexico City and the surrounding areas.

Jo and I left London on the 8th April in a Bow’eing 747-400 , yes a very old Jumbo jet. We flew business class as this was a special occasion. (Jo’s first time in an aeroplane with a fold down bed).


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Houston was a blast!

Houston Trip December 2015

My work trip to Houston turned out to be a very productive week. It is always fun going to Houston as my colleagues at Platts like to spoil me rotten, and this time was no exception. There was no rest for the wicked and I was out every night with them.

A view from the Platts office on the 23rd floor

Highlights of my trip; the English pub in Jon’s neighborhood , electronic darts evening with Ariana, Julie and Chris, the editorial drinks evening, the lunch at Killen’s Barbeque with Marc, Gauri and the team and finally the golf evening under the lights with Mike. (That was competitive).

Killen's Barbeque Ribs
Killen’s Barbeque – the best ribs I have ever eaten.

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Two day meeting at ICE in Atlanta.


The 6th of July was an interesting day because Jo and I flew back from Budapest, where we had been staying for the weekend of the Red Bull Air Race. It was an early start to the day.

It was also the day I flew British Airways to Atlanta. It was a mad dash home to have a nap, pack and head out to Heathrow to catch my flight.

Atlanta was lovely and hot. I stayed at the Sheraton Hotel off the big ring road around Atlanta. It is a great hotel with large comfortable rooms.

The Uber taxi ride to ICE head office was not great and my colleague and I were almost killed at the ICE entrance gates because the idiot Morman Taxi driver didn’t understand the rules of the road and somehow managed to cross an intersection without looking. I tell you my life flashed in front of me. If the Uber app allowed it I would have rated him -5 stars.

After the near death experience in Atlanta I decided to fly back home in business class, just in case it would be my last flight home 😉 Business class is like the holy grail of travel, until they tell you it will cost  you £400 to upgrade.

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