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Virgin Trains, First Class: London Euston to Lancaster

INTRODUCTIONI’m on my way to Lancaster for the graduation ceremony. This is the third Master’s degree I’ll be picking up. I then start on my PhD at Lancaster University in January. GETTING TO EUSTONIn London I stayed at the old … Continue reading

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NOPI by Ottolenghi, West End – London

If it weren’t for the fact that my big sister S. is a fabulous cook, I probably never would have heard of Ottolenghi. As it is, it already took me a while to realise that Otto was not actually his … Continue reading

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Lelystad, The Netherlands

If you’re a bit of an aviation geek or a kid that never really grew up, you should seriously consider a visit to Lelystad airport in the Netherlands and the Aviodrom museum. It really is brilliant! First of all, the … Continue reading

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Helvetic Airways, Economy Class – Embraer 190: Oslo to Zürich

INTRODUCTION I just stepped off my flight from Haugesund. I now have three hours to make my connection to Zürich. The airline industry is a strange business. I’m flying on a ticket booked with SAS, on the code-share flight with … Continue reading

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Eurowings, Economy Class – Airbus A 319: Köln to Zürich

INTRODUCTION The meeting at EASA goes as well as can be expected when EASA and ICAO meet. The European agency’s offices are located five minutes away from Köln Hauptbahnhof and the Kölner Dom, which is definitely worth visiting. GETTING TO … Continue reading

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Eurowings, Economy Class – Boeing B 737-800: Zürich to Köln

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT I’m on my way to Cologne to attend a meeting with EASA and ICAO. I finish teaching at 15h20, return to my office to collect my bag and then I’m off to the railway station. The … Continue reading

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Mount Pilatus, Switzerland

Without a doubt Mount Pilatus is one of Switzerland’s top tourist attractions. And rightly so! Perched on the shores of Lake Lucerne, the view from the top of Pilatus is simply stunning and on good days you can even see … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Air System, SAS Go – Boeing B 737-800: Haugesund to Oslo

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT The meeting in Akrehamn finishes just before 14h00. Which is good, because I’ve ordered a taxi to take me to Haugesund’s Karmoy airport at 14h00. The journey by taxi to the airport takes roughly twenty minutes … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Air System , SAS Plus – Boeing B 737-700: Zürich to Oslo

INTRODUCTION A few years ago, I think it was somewhere around 2014, SAS took the decision to abolish its Business Class product on short-haul intra-European routes. Instead, it launched a new cabin concept comprising SAS Go, which is your classic … Continue reading

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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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