Monthly Archives: April 2017

TAP Air Portugal, Business Class – Airbus A 319: Lisbon to Amsterdam

Date: 29. April 2017. Departure: 09:20. Arrival: 12:50. Flight time: 2 hours 30 minutes. Seat: 1F, window. INTRODUCTION I’ve just completed another course in Lisbon. I’ve rather enjoyed myself. The Portuguese really make me laugh. No matter what’s going on … Continue reading

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Hotel Esplanade Zagreb

Once upon a time, a very long time ago and long before the age of airspace congestion and low cost carriers, when travel still had the aura of glamour and adventure and passengers travelled with a set of valises and … Continue reading

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Etihad Airways, First Class – Airbus A 380: Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow

Date: 17. April 2017. Departure: 07:50. Arrival: 12:30. Flight time: 7 hours 20 minutes. Seat: 2H, aisle seat. INTRODUCTION It’s just gone five in the morning as I exit the Plaza Premium airport hotel in terminal 1 and make my … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi Airport Hotel

If you have a long layover in Abu Dhabi but still not enough time to go into the city, you have a number of options at the airport. Landside there is the PremierInn, which is connected to the terminal via … Continue reading

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Etihad Airways, Business Class – Airbus A 321: Colombo to Abu Dhabi

Date: 16. April 2017. Departure: 21:10. Arrival: 00: 35. Flight time: 4 hours 25 minutes. Seat: 2A, window. INTRODUCTION Time to move on. I wouldn’t have minded staying in Sri Lanka a little while longer. I’ve rather enjoyed being here. … Continue reading

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Colombo

Here’s the link to the hotel. There is something very ‘empire’ about Sri Lanka, but it’s kind of hard to put my finger on it exactly. Maybe it’s the groups of men you come across standing around playing an improvised … Continue reading

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SriLankan, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300: Kuala Lumpur to Colombo

Date: 14. April 2017. Departure: 15:05. Arrival: 16:10. Flight time: 3 hours 15 minutes. Seat: 6K. INTRODUCTION At last, a new airline! This will be my first trip on SriLankan and my first visit to Sri Lanka. I must say, … Continue reading

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Oman Air, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300: Muscat to Kuala Lumpur

Date: 13. April 2017. Departure: 10:10. Arrival: 20:40. Flight time: 6 hours 30 minutes. Seat: 10A, window. TRANSFER IN MUSCAT Upon entering the terminal building in Muscat, transit passengers turn left and then head up one floor to transit security … Continue reading

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Oman Air, Business Class – Boeing B 787-9: Zürich to Muscat

Date: 12. April 2017. Departure: 21:50. Arrival: 05:57. Flight time: 6 hours 7 minutes. Seat: 15A, window. INTRODUCTION Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday. In Switzerland Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays so all public services and most offices and … Continue reading

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Emirates, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Dubai to Amsterdam

Date: 07. April 2017. Departure: 08:50. Arrival: 13:30. Flight time: 6 hours 40 minutes. Seat: 12K, window. INTRODUCTION I have just completed a course in Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. The list of course participants includes an Emirati, … Continue reading

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