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Flying Premium Economy on Cathay Pacific

Have you ever had one of those flights where you get off and the whole family thinks, yup we nailed that.  That was our experience of flying Hong Kong to Los Angeles LAX on CX880.  We all slept, we were all comfortable, we all watched TV and disembarked in a relatively good mood. That was until we hit the car hire…

Now I put a lot of this down to the fact we were in Cathay’s Premium Economy.

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Thai Airways Flight Review: Hong Kong to Phuket

If you’re flying from Hong Kong to Phuket, Thailand you have 4 options: Cathay Dragon (always the most expensive), Thai Airways, Air Asia and HK Express (the latter having more unsociable flying times).  On our recent trip to the Angsana Laguna Phuket we flew with Thai Airways as we had some flights we needed to use before our upcoming move to Singapore.  

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Flying To Bhutan

Flying to Bhutan is no easy feat.  The country has two airlines, the national carrier Royal Bhutan Airlines, aka Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines, the latter being a relatively new privately operated carrier.  If you are considering a trip to Bhutan, you must factor in the cost of this extra airfare, unless you are lucky enough to be flying in direct from Bangkok, Singapore, Kathmandu or a few places in India (check out the Druk Air schedule here). 

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Jetlag and Kids: 10 Top Tips

Jetlagged kids… we’ve all been through it.  Whether it’s trying to settle a wide awake baby at 2am or sticking your toddler in front of the TV at 5am while you get some much needed sleep.  Either way it’s not fun.  However, don’t let it stop you from planning your trip of a lifetime.  Here are my top tips for dealing with jetlag:

  1. KNOW what you’re in for.  
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Activities For A Longhaul Flight

Tomorrow I’m embarking on a 12 hour day flight from Hong Kong to London. Myself, Jetlag & Mayhem it’s gonna be great. We can kick back, relax, drink wine (me, not them), watch endless amounts of TV. Chat about the universe, watch some clouds and enjoy 12 hours in close quarters.

WRONG

Even though at 7 and 5, my girls are easier to travel with (I give those traveling with toddlers the utmost respect), they are still a pain.  

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