Weekend at the Tennis ATP Finals in Nov 2015

Another of our regular trips down to the O2 to see the ATP World Tour tennis finals.

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A mighty view in Yellowstone National Park
A mighty view in Yellowstone National Park

Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022

By Nige on Sat 01 Oct 2022 at 19:04
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San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge well into the distance
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge well into the distance

Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022: Summary

By Nige on Wed 26 Jan 2022 at 12:13
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Story: Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022
Tags: American Airlines | AMS | British Airways | JFK | LAX | LHR | Los Angeles | Netherlands | New York | San Francisco | SFO | Trips | USA

Another TP Run under my belt. I’m managing to sneak these in and take advantage of the guaranteed AA schedule changes to minimise the impact on my working life. Another enjoyable trip – my second in just over two months after a long gap due to the pandemic. Some points worth highlighting: Verifly helped again […]

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An attractive restaurant at Amsterdam AMS airport
An attractive restaurant at Amsterdam AMS airport

Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022: Day 5 – Amsterdam AMS to London LHR 

By Nige on Tue 25 Jan 2022 at 12:12
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Story: Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022
Tags: AMS | British Airways | LHR | London | Netherlands | Trips

It was all very uneventful at Amsterdam at Gate D18.  We boarded about 30 mins before departure and the load was light for the flight back to Heathrow.  I think that summarises the position for all of my flights on this trip. On board and into my normal seat 01F.  The cabin crew asked whether […]

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Pushing back at Heathrow T5 on my way to Amsterdam AMS
Pushing back at Heathrow T5 on my way to Amsterdam AMS

Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022: Day 5 – London LHR to Amsterdam AMS

By Nige on Tue 25 Jan 2022 at 12:11
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Story: Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022
Tags: AMS | British Airways | LHR | London | Netherlands | Trips

There was no queue for security when I got there.  When I approached Millionaire’s Door, the BA staff member checking boarding cards didn’t have a clue about how to check access.  She initially indicated I could use the First Lounge.  When I explained I had access to the CCR, she asked whether I had a […]

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A BA A350 sat at a gate at London Heathrow
A BA A350 sat at a gate at London Heathrow

Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022: Day 4 – New York JFK to London LHR

By Nige on Mon 24 Jan 2022 at 10:19
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Story: Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022
Tags: British Airways | JFK | LHR | London | New York | Trips | USA

From the Air Train, I went down on the escalator (in the middle) for a change (rather than using the lift at one end) and it took me into a tunnel before I needed to cross the road.  It felt very different to my normal walk when arriving into T7 and heading to the Air […]

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Taxiing onto the Los Angeles LAX runway on the way to New York JFK
Taxiing onto the Los Angeles LAX runway on the way to New York JFK

Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022: Day 4 – Los Angeles LAX to New York JFK

By Nige on Mon 24 Jan 2022 at 10:12
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Story: Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022
Tags: American Airlines | JFK | LAX | Los Angeles | New York | Trips | USA

My flight to JFK left from Gate 46B in the heart of the T4 bubble at the end of the pier.  I was treated to the Concierge Key treatment at the gate when a petite Asian woman held a tablet up with my name on it.  She told me I could pre-board ahead of group […]

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A robotic barista!  It had to be in San Francisco!
A robotic barista!  It had to be in San Francisco!

Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022: Day 4 – San Francisco SFO to Los Angeles LAX

By Nige on Mon 24 Jan 2022 at 10:04
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Story: Tier Point Run to San Francisco in Jan 2022
Tags: American Airlines | LAX | Los Angeles | San Francisco | SFO | Trips | USA

I woke just before the alarm at 4am, so another 3.5 hours kip which I was impressed with.  I had a shower and dropped my key in the drop box in the following 20 mins.  I concluded that ordering an Uber to take me to the airport was the best thing to do.  The BART […]

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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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