Monthly Archives: July 2018

SWISS, Business Class – Airbus A 340: Copenhagen to Zürich

TRANSFER IN COPENHAGEN At 18h38 Astrid Viking gently glides down over the Ore Sund after a flight time of ten hours and twenty minutes, bringing to an end the long journey from Shanghai. I now have just over one hour … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 340-300: Shanghai to Copenhagen

INTRODUCTION I think the presentation went rather well, and I even had a bit of a fan-boy moment when I chatted with two gentlemen at the conference that I’ve quoted more often in my papers than I care to remember! … Continue reading

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Cathay Dragon, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Hong Kong to Shanghai Pudong

INTRODUCTION Originally, we were supposed to continue to Shanghai on Sunday, the day after we arrived in Hong Kong. But then Typhoon Ampil had other ideas, our flight to Shanghai was cancelled and instead, we ended up staying in Hong … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300: Stockholm to Hong Kong

TRANSIT IN STOCKHOLM I just stepped off an Airbus A 321 of SWISS, arriving from Zürich. It’s just gone nine o’clock in the morning and I now have another six hours to make my connection to Hong Kong. THE LOUNGE … Continue reading

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SWISS, Business Class – Airbus A 321: Zürich to Stockholm

INTRODUCTION The valiant M. and I are on our way to Shanghai to present a paper on the use of Rasch measurement in testing. The first part of our journey will take us from Zürich to Stockholm on SWISS. GETTING … Continue reading

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Air Serbia, Business Class – Airbus A 319: Belgrade to Zürich

INTRODUCTION Belgrade is a strange place, when you think of it. First of all, it’s not exactly pretty. There are a few elegant buildings that look as though they were recently done up, scattered around the city. But the vast … Continue reading

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Air Serbia, Economy Class – ATR 72: Ljubljana to Belgrade

INTRODUCTION With my business here in Slovenia successfully completed, it’s time for me to head home. But of course, it would hardly be like me if I just got on a plane going directly back to Zürich. And so, instead … Continue reading

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Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a very nice and elegantly laid out city. In the evenings it’s just lovely to take a stroll through the old town and down to the river, the banks of which are lined with busy bars, cafés and … Continue reading

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Adria Airways, Economy Class – CRJ-900: Zürich to Ljubljana

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT My flight to Ljubljana will be departing at 15h05. So I leave the office at 13h40 to catch the 13h55 train from Winterthur, which should get me into Zürich airport at around 14h10, leaving me fifty … Continue reading

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Air Baltic, Business Class – Boeing B 737-300: Riga to Zürich

INTRODUCTION It’s Friday morning and time for me to return to Switzerland. I enjoyed my trip to Riga. Above all, the Latvians were really excellent hosts and took good care of me. GETTING TO THE AIRPORT My flight will be … Continue reading

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