Category Archives: Airbus A 380

Emirates Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Zürich to Dubai

INTRODUCTION The end of the year is quickly approaching and so it’s time for me to make my last business trip for this year. I’m on my way to Dubai again, this time to give a course for Emirates Airlines. … Continue reading

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Emirates Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Dubai to Amsterdam

I awake to my 43rd birthday at five in the morning at the Sofitel Downtown Dubai. I’ve spent the whole week giving a course in Al Ain and now it’s finally time to head home. So I shall be spending … Continue reading

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

Date: 17. April 2017. Departure: 07:50. Arrival: 12:30. Flight time: 7 hours 20 minutes. Seat: 2H, aisle seat. INTRODUCTION It’s just gone five in the morning as I exit the Plaza Premium airport hotel in terminal 1 and make my … Continue reading

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Emirates, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Dubai to Amsterdam

Date: 07. April 2017. Departure: 08:50. Arrival: 13:30. Flight time: 6 hours 40 minutes. Seat: 12K, window. INTRODUCTION I have just completed a course in Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. The list of course participants includes an Emirati, … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: New York JFK to Frankfurt

Date: 25. August 2016. Departure: 21h30. Arrival: 15h30. Flight time: 8 hours, plus 5 hours sitting around. Seat: 14A. INTRODUCTION The last time I took the Singapore Airlines flight from New York to Frankfurt was on 17 January 2008, on … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Frankfurt to New York JFK

Date: 13. August 2016. Departure: 08h36. Arrival: 10h50. Flight time: 8 hours 14 minutes. Seat: 12A. INTRODUCTION Singapore Airlines has a few fifth freedom flights it routes through Europe. There is the Singapore-Barcelona-Sao Paolo (apparently the leg to Sao Paolo … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, First Class – Airbus A 380: Doha to Paris

Date: 10 March 2016 Departure: 07:55 Arrival: 13:10 Flight time: 7 hours and 15 minutes Seat: 2A, window on the port side TRANSFER IN DOHA It is just gone five in the morning when I arrive in Doha from Riyadh, … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, Business Class – Airbus A380: Paris to Doha

Date: 05 March 2016 Departure: 15:00 Arrival: 23:25 Flight time: 6h 25 min Seat: 14A, window on the port side TRANSFER IN CDG Transport: Shuttle bus and automated train. Journey time: About 15 minutes. Departs from: Landside. Arrives: Terminal 1 … Continue reading

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China Southern, First Class – A 380: Beijing to Guangzhou

INTRODUCTION This flight nearly did not happen. To all good intent, the only reason I chose this routing was to get another flight on the A380. At the time of booking there were two daily flights from Beijing to Guangzhou … Continue reading

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Emirates Airlines, First Class – A 380: Bangkok to Hong Kong

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT Transport: BMW provided by the hotel. Departs from: Right outside the hotel lobby. Journey time: About 40 minutes, depending on traffic and the extent to which the driver’s sense of self-preservation is developed. In case you … Continue reading

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