Category Archives: Airbus A 340-300

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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Swiss International Air Lines, First Class – A 340-300: Bangkok to Zürich

INTRODUCTION Previously, LX180 left Zürich at around 22h45 to arrive in Bangkok early in the afternoon the next day. The aircraft would then stand around in Bangkok until the evening for a departure around midnight, to arrive in Zürich just … Continue reading

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Air Tahiti Nui, Business Class – A 340-300: Auckland to Papeete

INTRODUCTION My friend A. drops me off at the airport at around 12:00, two hours before my departure to Tahiti. I am rather curious about this next flight. Not just because I am finally on my way to Tahiti, but … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, First Class – A 340-300: Zürich to Hong Kong

Absentation, the hero leaves the security and comfort of home… The first leg of my journey sees me travelling from Zürich to Hong Kong in First Class with Swiss International Air Lines. This is actually my first flight with SWISS … Continue reading

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Russian Fairtyles and a Round the World Trip with Swiss, Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Tahiti, Air France and Virgin America

Preamble In his Morphology of the Tale, which was published in 1928, Vladimir Propp analyses the narrative structure – or morphology – of Russian folklore and fairytales. He concludes that the narrative structure of the Russian fairytales he looked at … Continue reading

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LAN, Business Class – A 340-300: Madrid to Frankfurt

INTRODUCTION In 2012 I spent the Easter break in the city of Cordoba in Spain. For my return home I picked the last scheduled Korean Air flight from Madrid to Amsterdam. The day after, Korean Air would operate to both … Continue reading

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Turkish Airlines, Business Class – A 340-300: Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City

Date: 3. September 2012 Airline: Turkish Airlines Aircraft: A340-300 From: Bangkok To: Saigon Cabin: Business Class Seat: 1H, window GETTING TO THE AIRPORT I arrived in Bangkok the previous night on the Egypt Air flight from Kuala Lumpur. Not really … Continue reading

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SAS, Business Class – A 340-300: Beijing to Copenhagen

INTRODUCTION At the end of May 2011 I decided to have a break and spend a few days in Beijing sightseeing. My residence during my stay in China’s capital city was the Aman at Summer Palace, a lovely hotel which … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, First Class – A 340-300: Zürich > Bangkok

Date: 30. August 2012 Airline: Swiss International Air Lines Aircraft: A340-300 From: Zürich To: Bangkok Cabin: First Class Seat: 1A GETTING TO THE AIRPORT Zürich airport has its own railway station underground. The station is highly convenient it that it … Continue reading

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