Let’s go, let’s go for the adventure… Banga…lore

I hope you’llexcuse my reference to the 80’s with the mythical show “En route to adventure” and its Banga sponsored credits.

In any case, this time it was a business trip to India for one of my clients.

Unfortunately, not the opportunity to do tourism!

Genesis of the itinerary

To reach India from London, the options are numerous. But for Bangalore, the options remain limited in terms of frequency and airlines. My choice is directly positioned on Qatar Airways, airline that I had sent to test for a long time and my Oneworld status to continue to conquer.


From London, Qatar Airways operates many flights per day from London Heathrow and some from Gatwick. The flight I am interested in leaves from Gatwick and allows me to easily connect to Bangalore, as it leaves on Monday morning with an acceptable connection in India.


Unfortunately, a few weeks before departure, I receive an email cancelling the flight from Gatwick. I call and get immediately rebooked on the last evening flight from Heathrow, the day before my departure. Qatar Airways will pay for the hotel in Doha for my transit (even though they will require a PCR test to enter Doha).


As for the hotel, I will book for all at the Ritz-Carlton Bangalore, thanks to my excellent corporate rate. For Doha, it will be the JW Marriott for my part.



Here is the itinerary finally followed:

1DiaryLet’s go, let’s go for the adventure… Banga…lore
2LoungeBritish Airways Galleries First, London Heathrow Terminal 5 (not reported)
3FlightQatar Airways Business – Qsuite, London Heathrow – Doha Hamad, Boeing 777
4HotelJW Marriott Doha City Center
5LoungeQatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge, Doha Hamad International
6FlightQatar Airways Business Class, Doha Hamad International – Bangalore, Boeing 787
7HotelThe Ritz-Carlton Bangalore
8LoungeZero Eight Zero Lounge, Bangalore
9FlightQatar Airways Business – Qsuite, Bangalore – Doha Hamad International, Boeing 777
10LoungeQatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class, Doha Hamad International
11FlightQatar Airways Business – Qsuite, Doha Hamad International – London Heathrow, Boeing 777
Today’s itinerary
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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