Day 1. Flying Cathay Pacific to the Philippines

It was a bright, sunny morning as I left my home to begin the first leg of my holiday. I met up with my son and we enjoyed a leisurely meal together in the centre of Manchester before continuing on to the airport by train from Piccadilly station. We had arranged to stay at the …

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Day 1. The start of our Swedish adventure

We woke early and travelled to Manchester airport by train, arriving nice and early for our lunch time KLM Cityhopper flight to Amsterdam.  There were no other passengers waiting to check in at the KLM desk so thankfully it only took a few minutes to complete formalities and pass through security in Terminal 3. Before …

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Day 1. Starting our journey to Bangkok

The start of a new adventure and a 'new' country for us visit!  I woke up with nervous excitement but having everything packed and ready was able to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at home before setting off. We had booked an evening flight from Manchester which meant I could travel into the city and spend …

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Day 12. Homeward Bound – Emirates Dubai to Manchester

Our Emirates flight touched down in Dubai 50 minutes ahead of schedule so we had a walk through the termnal before settling down with drinks and snacks in one of the cafes. The terminal seemed much quieter than when we passed through on our outward journey.  Two years ago we had a nine hour stopover …

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Day 1. Qatar Airways flight to Kuala Lumpur via Doha

Awakening with nervous excitement as our latest travel adventure was about to take place,  luggage in the car and driven to Manchester Airport in good time for checking in at the Qatar Airways desk for our flight to Kuala Lumpur via Doha. Boarding cards at the ready there was plenty of time for a cappuccino …

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Day 10. Qatar Airways flight from Kuala Lumpur to Manchester via Doha

We boarded our overnight flight to Doha.  After a snack of a chicken wrap and a chocolate muffin, I settled back in my seat and watched 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', the sequel to the film I'd watched on my outbound flight.  It was equally good.  I then fell asleep for a few hours …

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Day 1. Manchester to Hong Kong with Emirates

A seven night holiday to Hong Kong, flying from Manchester via Dubai. We took the train from our home station to Manchester Airport and checked in for our flight to Hong Kong via Dubai.  After cappuccinos in the Giraffe Cafe, it was soon time to board the huge A380 airliner.  It was our first time on …

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Day 1.  Manchester to Doha on our way to Singapore with Qatar Airways

We caught the 9.53 am train to Manchester Airport and arrived in Terminal 2  just as check-in opened for our flight so there was no queue.  Passing through security was busy as it was the first day of the school holidays but it still left plenty of time to enjoy an airside coffee before our …

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