Monthly Archives: November 2015

KLM, Business Class – Boeing B 737-900: Barcelona via Amsterdam to Basel

INTRODUCTION I just arrived in Barcelona on the Singapore Airlines flight from Sao Paolo. We arrived in at 07h40, fifty minutes ahead of schedule. And I now have until 13h20 to make my connection to Amsterdam and then Basel on … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines, Business Class – Boeing B 777-300ER: Sao Paolo to Barcelona

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT Transport: Hotel limo. Journey time: Roughly one hour from the Morumbi area. In Sao Paolo I am staying at the Hilton Morumbi. I chose this hotel because it is conveniently located near the site of the … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines, Business Class – Boeing B 777-300ER: Barcelona to Sao Paolo

INTRODUCTION I am on my way to Sao Paolo in Brazil to give a course. In fact, this will be the last training course for this year. Brazil is a country I have not visited before and quite frankly, what … Continue reading

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Vueling, Airbus A 320 – Excellence Fare: Zürich to Barcelona

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT Transport: Train. Departs from: Winterthur. Arrives at: Zürich Flughafen. Frequency: There are four nonstop trains at 25, 28, 55 and 58 past the hour. Journey time: 13 minutes. So far autumn has been very mild and … Continue reading

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British Airways, Club World – Boeing B 747-400: Kuwait to London and Amsterdam

INTRODUCTION The conference in Kuwait has gone well and our host, the Kuwaiti Directorate General of Civil Aviation has been very generous and hospitable. But now it is time for me to move on. I am not quite going home … Continue reading

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KLM, Business Class – Airbus A 330-200: Basel via Amsterdam to Kuwait

INTRODUCTION Please don’t tell me it’s going to be another one of those trips… I am on my way to Kuwait to attend an ICAO meeting/workshop on the implementation of the language proficiency requirements. I am one of the speakers … Continue reading

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Air Malta, Business Class – A 319: Malta to Zürich

INTRODUCTION Those of you living in central Europe, for example in a place like Switzerland, will be quite familiar with those long stretched of bleak autumn grey. Weeks of endless, cold misty grey and rain. There are days when it … Continue reading

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Air Malta, Business Class – A 319: Zürich to Malta

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT Transport: Train. Departs from: Winterthur main railway station. Frequency: Nonstop trains run every thirty minutes. Journey time: 13 minutes. I leave the office at 15h45 to catch the train at 15h55. My flight to Malta will … Continue reading

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