Trip Report: the FT advantage

My luxury-holiday-on-a-budget: a 5* London hotel (my first HHonors redemption), business class flights (from the sale), and a boat (cheaper than Gibraltan hotels!) in the Med in June.

Of course, the universe couldn’t let me have too perfect a time… adverse weather struck when I tried to get home, leading to an extreme example of being bussed to the plane, with over five hours of delay. But before that, the trip certainly delivered, so read on for fancy accomodation, Club Europe and the LHR Terminal 3 lounge, dramatic scenery, dolphin-, monkey- and plane-spotting, confusing patriotism, and a glimpse into just how convoluted life can become if you’re in Gibraltar but your plane is in Spain.