The Flight Detective

Trent is a European based author covering airlines in the oneworld alliance, plus those flying in the Irish, British and Australian markets. He also produces comprehensive and unbiased flight reviews. For variety, Trent intersperses all of this with pieces on aviation history, commentary on current industry happenings and travel tips for frequent and infrequent flyers.

Review: Aer Lingus Business Class by Day

Aer Lingus Business Class was revamped at the beginning of 2015 when the carrier chose the ‘Vantage Seat’ by Northern Ireland based company Thompson Aero, which is 22 inches wide converts to a fully-flat 6’6″ long bed. Keeping with Irish suppliers, all fabrics were weaved by Dublin based Botany Weaving. This seat now features across the entire Aer Lingus long haul fleet, being the same product on the Airbus A330 and Boeing 757 fleet. EI137 – Dublin to Boston (DUB-BOS) 22 October 2015 Airbus A330-300 EI-ELA “St. Patrick” Seat: Business Class 3A Departure: 11:50 Arrival: 13:45 On the ground at Dublin Airport, a separate...

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Top 5 Airline Breakfast Meals

Breakfast on board an aeroplane has to be my least favourite meal of all. Usually one is presented with scrambled egg or an omelette. That’s not the name of the dish on the menu of course. It will have whatever trendy name the hipsters have deigned it to be called this season. Usually this egg dish is urinal cake yellow, resembles a well used kitchen sponge and tastes slightly metallic like the inside of a galley oven. It will be flanked by a tomato that looks like it died a fiery death in hell, dismally grey mushrooms, and if you’re lucky some kind of potato....

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British Airways Executive Club Gold Pack

Reaching the highest status in an airline’s frequent flyer programme is aspirational for some people. As a devotee (slave?) to the oneworld alliance, I’ve maintained Sapphire level with them first through Qantas and now through British Airways for most of the past 10 years. Sapphire gives you Business Class lounge access whenever flying on oneworld member airlines. This is the perk I enjoy the most. I like unwinding before a flight, having a light meal and trying a glass or two of Champagne. In my mind, once I arrive at the lounge the trip has started. My travel pattern over...

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