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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is one of those places that people will start raving about when you mention it, even if they’ve never been there themselves. I think it’s probably a similar effect to when people talk about Venice. And so, rather than … Continue reading

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Luxembourg to Brussels by Car and the Belgian State Railways

On Friday afternoon I hitch a ride with the flying Dutchman from Luxembourg to Liège, which is about a ninety minute drive from Luxembourg in good traffic. In Liège I head across the square to the main entrance of the … Continue reading

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

INTRODUCTION It’s Monday morning and I’m on my way back to the airport in Zürich. Today I’m travelling to Luxembourg again to give another course. With me is my boss, an aerodynamicist by trade, and he looks just a wee … Continue reading

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KLM Cityhopper, Economy Class – Embraer 175: Amsterdam to Basel

INTRODUCTION I spend a very relaxing day in Amsterdam. I go to De Bakerswinkel for breakfast in the centre of Amsterdam and then indulge in a spot of retail therapy to revive the spirits. It’s still very windy here in … Continue reading

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KLM Cityhopper, Business Class – Embraer 175: London Heathrow to Amsterdam

INTRODUCTION Heathrow is having one of those days. The gusting winds mean there is more separation between the approaching aircraft, and as a result, everything seems to be running late – in some cases even as much as one hour … Continue reading

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

INTRODUCTION The course with Etihad was good fun and went by really quickly. The people attending the course were easy going and really impressed me by their professionalism. Of course, it also helps that the Etihad training facilities near the … Continue reading

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

INTRODUCTION I spend the night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Terminal 4. The hotel only opened in October 2018 and still retains that smell of new building and new furniture. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and the staff … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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