Monthly Archives: January 2013

Swiss International Air Lines, Business Class – A 330-300: Zürich to Montreal, an odyssey

INTRODUCTION I still just can’t believe how so much could possibly happen, go so horribly wrong in just one trip! I’m heading for Montreal again to attend another meeting with ICAO. I have a ticket in British Airways Business Class … Continue reading

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Air France, Economy Class – CRJ1000 / A 319: To the lavender fields of Provence

INTRODUCTION A while back Air France came up with the bright idea of setting up secondary, low-cost hubs in Toulouse and Marseille. Among the newly opened routes was Marseille to Basel, where I live. I’ve always wanted to visit the … Continue reading

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All Nippon Airways, Business Class – B 777-300: Tokyo Narita to Frankfurt

INTRODUCTION Welcome to my last flight of 2012, the 112th flight of the whole year. This review covers my journey from Tokyo’s Narita airport to Frankfurt on 31 December 2012. I arrived in Tokyo the previous night on a Japan … Continue reading

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Japan Airlines, First Class – B 777-200: Sapporo Chitose to Tokyo Haneda

INTRODUCTION I spend four blissful days in the Niseko-Hirafu region of Hokkaido. The area is well known for its excellent winter sports facilities. And indeed, the place really is lovely and I even manage to get some skiing done in … Continue reading

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ANA – All Nippon Airways, Economy Class – B 737-800: Tokyo Narita to Sapporo Chitose

INTRODUCTION I’ve just arrived in Japan on the Lufthansa A 380 service from Frankfurt. I’m the first passenger to reach immigration and find the place completely deserted. As a result, I’m through passport control in no time. I head one … Continue reading

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Lufthansa, First Class – A 380: Basel via Frankfurt to Tokyo Narita

INTRODUCTION It’s Boxing Day. Another six days left before 2012 draws to an end and I’m down to my last five flights of the year, which will bring be to 112 flights by the time I arrive back in Frankfurt … Continue reading

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