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So I decided to do something which I don't think has been done before, like a bar crawl but instead, airport 1st class lounges, all in one afternoon!
After arriving at London Heathrow and fast tracking security through the dedicated First class / Gold status channel, I started off in the Lufthansa Business class lounge. If you're flying first or hold gold status you can access the coveted Senator first class lounge which of course was my next stop. You basically get given a barcode which you scan to gain access. Both lounges were quite busy, contained some great alcohol selections, as well as some good main courses and tasty deserts. Although due to the amount of people in the lounge I didn't stick around too long. I then walked 10 minutes over to satellite terminal B which contained the other lounges I was set to visit.
Now I headed into the Air Canada maple leaf lounge, which was really quiet. It had a decent manned bar (although no one in attendance when I was present) with some good spirit and wine options. The food was good but I only tried some nachos whilst there. The main point which stood out to me was the bed areas, for those with long layovers, which I thought was really useful.
Thirdly I headed over to the lounge opposite, which was the Singapore airlines lounge and the winner of this lounge crawl. This lounge is stunning and one of the best I've been in, worldwide. The food section was great and honestly restaurant standard. In my opinion only to be outdone by the Virgin Upper Class lounge in LHR T3. I had a great Singapore sling cocktail, as well as some butter chicken, spring rolls and a chocolate brownie to finish 5/5 SIA :)
Finally the United Airlines lounge which features the largest bar at Heathrow. There were a few nice areas including the relatively extensive food section but sadly not a contender for the Singapore lounge. However I will say that this wins the best bar, and there were some great cocktails on offer but I opted for a refreshing glass of Champagne to conclude my crawl!
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Thanks to Lufthansa, Air Canada, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines for the photos i've used in my introduction and for their awesome lounges at LHR!
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Just one note on your terminology - none of the lounges you visited are truly "First Class" products.
Lufthansa has the two tiers in LHR, Business and Senator, but their First Class product is restricted to certain German hubs. Only PAX on a full first class ticket can access these lounges (ie. the 8 seats up front on the A380).
Air Canada does not operate any First Class lounges - all Maple Leaf lounges are full access to business class passengers and *A gold, same deal with SilverKris.
United has a nice lounge at LHR, but within the lounge is the Global First area, which only First Class PAX have access to (no biz or *A Gold)
Thanks for watching :) - And point noted, partly due to my time limitations in the lounges but will make sure to spend some more time on food in future. I've got a review of the Turkish Istanbul lounge going up soon which has a much more indepth look at all elements of the experience.
F or 25 years we have provided deluxe wilderness outpost fishing trips from our Armstrong location into beautiful Wabakimi Provincial Park and surrounding lakes.
Yes, we take you where the fishing is extraordinary , but there is more than fishing. Yearly family gatherings sharing a wilderness experience in comfort. Father - son (or daughter) bonding trips or Husband and wife celebrating a second honeymoon with the added spectacular outpost fishing or `the buddy trips where the tall tales get taller.
Its a big time stress reliever! . how do you think about anything else when you are fighting a fish?
Greg and I had a great week. we caught over 1000 walleye. There were well over 200 in the slot size (>18"). This is the most large walleye that have ever been caught on a trip to whiteclay for me. The slot size protection is working. It seems that each trip has more large fish being caught. Our largest northern was 43". It was caught on a jig while walleye fishing.
Greg and I sent see what you missed letters to about a dozen folks. Hope that translates into a large group for next June. . Fran and I are looking forward to the August fishing trip .
G. Ostrander, Green Bay, WI.
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Received your card. Congratulations on 25 Years! We speak often about the great times we had at Ogoki! A Tribute to you both!
Best Regards, Rich Craddock.
What a nice surprise to find your post card in my mail yesterday. Twenty-five years is a long time to do anything; much less a business like yours with all the uncertainties of weather, exchange-rates, two-country economies, etc. There is a reason why your business has survived and (hopefully) thrived. you do the wilderness fishing experience better than anyone in the outdoor sport vacation business.
Dear Judy and Paul,
Congratulations on 25 years. I have many fond memories of my time with Jack at Ogoki. Hope all is well with you.
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This website will take you every step of the way for a worry free fishing vacation!
Let us introduce ourselves; Judy & Paul Boucher and family. Weve been doing this for 25 years and have learned a thing or two on how to take the worry out of the wilderness experience. Our staff will help you with anything you may not understand or solve any mechanical glitch right away. In short: we treat you like family!
Just a note to let you know our recent fishing junket to your Mojikit South Outpost.
Ive been coming to Armstrong area since 1972 and have probably flown in with 6-7 different outfitters over the years to numerous outposts. Your Mojikit South camp is clearly the nicest camp I have been to. The cabin is beautiful and roomy. Great kitchen and dining area. Beautiful screened in deck and outside porch overlooking the channel. Large chest freezer and a frig that actually keeps things cold. Screened in fishing cleaning house with running water. Bedrooms that are roomy. Vaulted ceiling the the cabin is a plus. The cabin is centrally located to both the lake and the Ogoki Reservoir.
The boats are the best that Ive ever experienced at an outpost. The inside bottoms consist of flat carpeted panels. easy to get in and out of. 1st time Ive fished an outpost with "dry" feet. The boats had comfortable swivel seats and 15 & 20 hp 4-stroke engines that worked great.
We will definitely be back. Everything about Ogoki Frontier was quality. My two grandchildren had the time of their lives, as did the other 2 members of our party. Thanks for the memories.