The Honeymoon Starts at Check In

Spa, champagne, VIp SerVIce – and that’S before take-off.better get to the aIrport early…


Lef it too late for a honeymoon mani-pedi? Ten book in at Aerospa at Newcastle International Airport (, which ofers a dizzying array of 15-minute treatments, from brows to waxing. At Manchester or Birmingham airports, get your mitts over to Cloud Nails ( for an OPI polish or, if you’re jetting of from London’s Heathrow Terminal 3 and Gatwick’s North Terminal, book in at No.1 Traveller’s Spa ( for top-to-toe treats.


Upgrading to business class is worth it when you can check out Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouses at Heathrow and Gatwick, which spoil you with cocktails (try the Virgin Redhead – Bombay Sapphire gin, berry liqueurs, raspberries and champagne) and Cowshedspa treatments. Or why not choose British Airways’ Galleries Club Lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5, which even comes with its own 20-seat cinema. No 1 Traveller ( and Servisair ( have paid-for lounges across the UK ofering free wi-f (check your wedding snaps on Facebook), and drinks and snacks from £17.49.

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No upgrade? No problem. If you’re fying from Heathrow Terminal 5, luxe it up in economy with a gourmet picnic from Gordon Ramsay Plane Food ( For just £12.95, your snazzy cool bag will be loaded with three courses, including antipasti, roasted Hereford rump of beef, and English cheeses. Just hang on until afer take-of to tuck in.features a Perrier-Jouët bar, la. Belle Époque restaurant and an ESPA spaAt Stansted, RadissonBlu has 4,000 wines to choose from at its AngelsWine Tower Bar – an aerialacrobat ‘angel’ will fetchfrom the glass tower for you.


Heathrow’s Windsor Suite– which has welcomed presidents and royalty – could be yours thanksheathrowbyinvitation.comFor £1,800 (for up to six)you don’t have to see a check-in desk or securityqueue and you’ll be drivento the plane in a limo. stopover in styleHave a connecting flight? Make sure you go via one of these airportsSINGAPORE where to start at Changi airport? a trip to the butterfly garden? a dip in the rooftop pool (from £7.30)? there’s even a free cinema and city tour. DUBAI It’s no surprise that this airport has the world’s largest duty-free shop a credit-card-quivering 58,000sq ft.


Its International airport has a full outdoor nine-hole golf course near terminal 2.DOHA Qatar airways first- and business-class passengers get a whole terminal as their lounge. First-class have their own giant plunge pool, too!

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