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I don’t think you’ll have a problem as a solo traveler. My wife has done this many times. However you may find a problem in getting a taxi at Cadorna. They can be few and far between.
If you want a private car, there are two options, in the arrivals hall there is a desk for private limousine services. You go there, book, pay and go.
Alternatively, and this is what most of us in Lugano do, call Panicucci in advance and book with them. Good, clean and safe cars, with excellent drivers. Emirates use them for their First and Business travelers.
The website is pretty lousy, but you can Google them and the phone number is: +39 0331 250423
Enjoy your stay, Milan is great and if you need some restaurant or shopping tips feel free to ask.in reply to: Arrival transfer at Milan Malpensa Airport15 Aug 2018
Congratulations Charles, I wish the little one every health and well being.
As to flights, may I suggest First Class on the LH 717, a B747-800. Get to see how F should really be and enjoy the amazing First lounge at FRA (don’t forget to get a duck from the bathroom) as well as being driven to the onward connection from the lounge. Dep. 1405 Arr. 2040 So a good lunch on board, sleep, home then back in time for bed.in reply to: Well, we are now well into our round the world trip.13 Aug 2018
Quite tragic in a way. He was obviously mentally unbalanced and from the sounds of it knew he was going to crash.
Fortunately no one else was on board or killed on the ground but had he done this over a major city does not bear thinking about.
It does beg a larger question, and that is, should all employees responsible for maintenance, handling etc, or who could have access to a plane, be physiologically tested on a regular basis? Or is this using a sledgehammer to crack a nut?in reply to: Stolen aircraft at Seattle Airport11 Aug 2018
at 11:0510 Aug 2018
I guess you don’t read Head for Points blog.
I didn’t know of this site either Mkcol, thanks for pointing it out, it looks very interesting. I’ve only really looked at the Points Guy.
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at 15:117 Aug 2018
In my experience life is a series of challenges, victories, setbacks and rewards. I do know that for all the financial advantages I have over many others it is the love of my wife which is by far my greatest gift. This trip is really my thanks to her for a lifetime of support.
How very touching and a sentiment I fully agree with Charles. Well said, well done, have a wonderful weekend, continue to enjoy the trip and regale us with your travels.
1 user thanked author for this post.in reply to: Well, we are now well into our round the world trip.3 Aug 2018
Question : how do you get Senator for Life status?
You need to fulfil 3 criteria Francois.
Be a Senator for an unbroken 10 years – if you fail this, even in the ninth year, the clock starts again.
Be at least 60 years old
Have obtained in the 10 years at least 1 million status miles3 Aug 2018
From my understanding the fare paid will be converted to Euros, then you will receive 4 miles per Euro spent, or 6 miles if Senator/Gold. Not sure about silver.
For my usual route in F, MXP-JNB and vv, i would normally receive 39,000 miles and now it will be between 30,000 and 36,000 miles so a 10 – 15% reduction. However, status miles are awarded according to the old system, meaning I’ll still receive 39,000 status miles – which for me is a bit academic as I now have Senator for life.2 Aug 2018
Absolutely no dramas, so quick and very friendly. Once I’m through I often wonder if they shouldn’t tighten up a bit!
I’ve often wondered the same Openfly. They do ask if I have a laptop as I use a laptop bag, but I don’t, nor do I have to remove my tablets. However, they do take water bottles away at security for the European flights, but that’s it.in reply to: Rude T5 Security Staff30 Jul 2018
Me too, LP… oh dear… more than once, long haul… I offered to put Mrs in business class, but she strongly refused. I also offered to swap seats (Y to C) with her after takeoff, but she again refused.
Aren’t we terrible? Mrs. LP thinks it’s a waste of money and says she’d rather spend the money saved on a new bag or pair of shoes. I can’t argue with that!in reply to: Barcelona FC's gender seat gap28 Jul 2018