Monthly Archives: March 2019

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

INTRODUCTION March 31 2019 marks the beginning of the northern hemisphere summer schedule for air travel, and the change to the new schedule is usually when airlines launch operations to new destinations. Today, TAP Air Portugal is launching a new, … Continue reading

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TAP Air Portugal, Economy Class – Embraer 195: Porto to Lisbon

INTRODUCTION Porto is a nice, modern city with a lot of tradition. It’s also very touristy. In Porto I stayed at the Intercontinental, but to be honest, I don’t think I’d stay there again. GETTING TO THE AIRPORT From the … Continue reading

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TAP Express, Business Class – Embraer 190: Zürich to Porto

INTRODUCTION Taking this trip is probably not a good idea. Four weeks after the pain started, my back is still no better. But, in the end I couldn’t resist. GETTING TO THE AIRPORT I catch the 16h31 train from Winterthur, … Continue reading

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Air France by HOP, Economy Class – CRJ700: Paris Orly to Basel

INTRODUCTION The last time I saw Tutankhamun was more than twenty years ago, when I was in Cairo studying Arabic. And so, when I read that there would be an exhibition with artefacts from his vast tomb treasure in Paris, … Continue reading

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Air France, La Première – Boeing B 777-300ER: Dubai to Paris CDG

INTRODUCTION The course with Flydubai was really good fun. The course participants were eager and keen to learn, which always makes my job a lot easier. I’ll be back in Dubai for another course with Emirates in three weeks’ time. … Continue reading

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Air France, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Paris CDG to Dubai

TRANSFER IN CDG 2 Immediately behind the immigration booths in Terminal 2G is the exit to the bus stop for the airside busses that connect to the other terminals. Terminal 2E M is served by the red line. Frequencies vary … Continue reading

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Luxair, Business Class – Bombardier Q400: Luxembourg to Paris CDG

INTRODUCTION The Ibis at Luxembourg airport is currently in the process of being refurbished. And I think that’s probably a good thing. The room I’m in is nice enough, but the public areas are starting to look grubby. The carpets … Continue reading

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