Monthly Archives: August 2016

Singapore Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: New York JFK to Frankfurt

Date: 25. August 2016. Departure: 21h30. Arrival: 15h30. Flight time: 8 hours, plus 5 hours sitting around. Seat: 14A. INTRODUCTION The last time I took the Singapore Airlines flight from New York to Frankfurt was on 17 January 2008, on … Continue reading

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Amtrak, First Class – Acela Express: Boston South Station to New York Pennsylvania Station

GETTING TO THE STATION Transport: Walking. Journey time: 15 minutes. Departs from: Long Wharf. Arrives: Amtrak South Station. The boat from Provincetown arrives at Boston’s Long Wharf in the old part of the city. It is 12h35 as I step … Continue reading

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Provincetown Fast Ferry: Provincetown to Boston

INTRODUCTION I spend six days in Provincetown. Essentially, my days consist of a leisurely breakfast followed by bouts of serious sunbathing and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean and bike rides along the scenic coastline. Although thanks to my sister A., … Continue reading

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Provincetown, MA

INTRODUCTION Provincetown is an interesting mix of vintage Americana and a gay cornucopia. What may sound a bit strange on the face of it though, works surprisingly well. Provincetown is a lovely place with a laid back and tolerant atmosphere. … Continue reading

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Cape Air – Cessna 402C: Boston to Provincetown

Date: 18. August 2016. Departure: 19h35. Arrival: 20h00. Flight time: 25 minutes. Seat: 3A, as we board we are given specific instructions to take the front seat for balance. INTRODUCTION I spend a lovely day in Boston. In the morning … Continue reading

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MINT by Jetblue, First Class – Airbus A 321: San Francisco to Boston

Date: 18. August 2016. Departure: 12:55. Arrival: 21:30. Flight time: 5 hours and 10 minutes. Seat: 3C, aisle on the port side. INTRODUCTION I first visited San Francisco in 2008. I was on a round the world trip and arrived … Continue reading

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Virgin America, First Class Plus – Airbus A 320: Los Angeles to San Francisco

Date: 14. August 2016. Departure: 18:40. Arrival: 19:40. Flight time: 1 hour. Seat: 1A, window seat on the port side. CHECK-IN Location: Terminal 3. Facilities: Web check-in, self-service check-in at the airport or check-in at the counter. Counters: There are … Continue reading

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American Airlines, First Class – Airbus A 321: New York JFK to Los Angeles

Date: 14. August 2016. Departure: 10:00. Arrival: 13:15. Flight time: 5 hours 25 minutes. Seat: 2A. INTRODUCTION I spend the night in New York at the Crowne Plaza near JFK airport. Today I am travelling on to the West Coast. … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Frankfurt to New York JFK

Date: 13. August 2016. Departure: 08h36. Arrival: 10h50. Flight time: 8 hours 14 minutes. Seat: 12A. INTRODUCTION Singapore Airlines has a few fifth freedom flights it routes through Europe. There is the Singapore-Barcelona-Sao Paolo (apparently the leg to Sao Paolo … Continue reading

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KLM, Business Class – Boeing B 737-700: Zürich to Amsterdam and onward to Frankfurt

INTRODUCTION Finally, I really thought the moment would never come. But it has – at long last, it is finally time for my summer vacation. I normally tend to head East for my longer excursions. And of course it is … Continue reading

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