MOST LOVED OR HATED ROUTE
I am about to fly my most hated route – New York JFK to Dublin. It’s a short overnight flight then on to London. I always arrive grumpy and unrefreshed. My favourite flight is London Heathrow to Hong Kong, upstairs in the forward cabin of the A380. The flight is long enough to enjoy a couple of films, food, drink and a good night’s sleep. What is your most loved or hated route?
My most hated route is Dhaka to Singapore. First, the airport is best described as a tin shack and the worst part is that the flight takes off at midnight local time, which is 0200 in Singapore, and then is just over three hours long, landing at 0515 in Singapore. This allows less than two hours’ sleep.
The best route is Singapore to Tokyo – the early-morning flight, where there is seven hours to relax and get things done, plus there is only a one-hour time difference.
I love a London to JFK flight leaving midafternoon, allowing plenty of time for food, wine, a movie and sleep before going out for a lovely dinner in New York.
When I was commuting to the US, I used to really enjoy arriving into Orlando, in the glorious sunshine most of the time.