Monthly Archives: January 2019

Aer Lingus, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Shannon to London Heathrow

INTRODUCTION It’s Thursday afternoon. The course with the IAA in Shannon went well. My job is done, and so it’s time to move on. The next course will be starting in two days. Shannon airport is located about fifteen minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Aerlingus, Airbus A 320, Economy Class | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Aer Lingus, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: London Heathrow to Shannon

TRANSFER IN HEATHROW My flight from Basel arrives in Terminal 5, which is served only by British Airways and Iberia. My flight with Aer Lingus will be departing from Terminal 2, the Queen’s Terminal. I follow the signs for flight … Continue reading

Posted in Aerlingus, Airbus A 320, Economy Class | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

British Airways, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Basel to London Heathrow

INTRODUCTION Next round. It’s Sunday morning and I’m on my way to the airport again. This time though, my trip will be starting from Basel instead of Zürich. I’m on my way to give two courses back to back. I … Continue reading

Posted in Airbus A 320, British Airways, Economy Class | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Helvetic Airways, Business Class – Embraer 190: Luxembourg to Zürich

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT It’s only just gone 13h on Friday afternoon, and the flying Dutchman P. has kindly offered to drive me to the airport. I suspect he probably just took pity on me, after I’d been nagging the … Continue reading

Posted in Business Class, Embraer 190, Helvetic Airways, Swiss International Air Lines | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

SWISS, Business Class – Airbus A 220-300: Zürich to Luxembourg

INTRODUCTION It’s Monday morning. The holiday is over and I’m back to work. Today marks the first in a number of business trips that will see me travelling more or less nonstop until March. Still, never mind. If I close … Continue reading

Posted in Airbus A 220-300, Business Class, Swiss International Air Lines | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Air France, Business Class – Airbus A 319: Paris CDG to Zürich

TRANSFER IN CDG 2 I must admit that I am just slightly worried about my connection in Paris. After all, Roissy is a big place that sprawls over a vast area. Fortunately, it turn out that Terminals 2E and 2F … Continue reading

Posted in Air France, Airbus A 319, Business Class | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Air France, Business Class – Boeing B 777-300ER: Singapore to Paris CDG

INTRODUCTION In Singapore I’m staying at the Changi Crowne Plaza Hotel, which has direct access to Terminal 3. I spend a blissfully lazy Saturday by the pool. I mean, what else could you possibly ask for? I have a room … Continue reading

Posted in Air France, Boeing B 777-300, Business Class | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Singapore Airlines, First Class – Airbus A 380: Sydney to Singapore

INTRODUCTION I was going to start by saying that I’m on my way home. But given that I’ll only be home for something like 24 hours, let’s just say that, sadly, it’s time for me to leave Sydney and head … Continue reading

Posted in Airbus A 380, First Class, Singapore Airlines | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Qantas, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane

INTRODUCTION My time with Professor Bond is a real eye-opener. I think I was able to ask him all the questions for which I was seeking answers. Having said that, he also gave me a lot of answers to questions … Continue reading

Posted in Boeing B 737-800, Business Class, Qantas | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Jetstar, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Sydney to Townsville

INTRODUCTION In language testing, the Rasch model is used in psychometric measurement to determine the probability with which a minimally competent test taker will be able to provide a specific response to a particular test item correctly. This probability is … Continue reading

Posted in Airbus A 320, Economy Class, Jetstar | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment