Category Archives: Boeing B 737-800

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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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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Royal Air Maroc, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Casablanca to Paris Orly

INTRODUCTION I wake up this morning to find it’s raining. The light outside is strange, with the sun trying to push through the cloud while the rain is still pelting down. We’ve heard all sorts of horror stories about how … Continue reading

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Garuda Indonesia, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Jakarta to Surabaya

INTRODUCTION Surabya Johnny, warum bist du so roh…? Surabaya Johnny, no-one’s meaner than you… I just landed in Jakarta on a flight from Melbourne. We’re coming up to eleven in the morning. I’m not staying in Jakarta though. Instead, I’ve … Continue reading

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Virgin Australia, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Brisbane to Melbourne

INTRODUCTION This ticket was purchased using Etihad Guest miles. In the original booking, I would have travelled on VA334, which departs from Brisbane at 14h55. Really quite by chance, I realise that I’ve been rebooked to VA332, which departs from … Continue reading

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KLM, Economy Class – Boeing B 737-800: Copenhagen to Amsterdam

INTRODUCTION Time to head back home to the sweltering heat and humidity that is summer in Switzerland. Still, it was nice to escape the heat for a few days and the forecast is that the weather will start to cool … Continue reading

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Aeromexico, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: La Habana to Mexico City

Date: 09 May 2017. Departure: 15h10. Arrival: 17:00. Flight time: 2 hours 50 minutes. Seat: 1A, window. INTRODUCTION Cuba was an interesting experience and in its heyday Havana must have been a very beautiful city. But I’m now ready to … Continue reading

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Aeromexico, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Mexico City to La Habana

Date: 07. May 2017. Departure: 10:40. Arrival: 13:50. Flight time: 2 hours 10 minutes. Seat: 1A, window. INTRODUCTION Mexico City airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 is the old grotty place that is used by all airlines with the exception … Continue reading

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Virgin Australia, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Adelaide to Melbourne

Date: 09. February 2017. Departure: 19:20. Arrival: 20:20. Flight time: 1 hour. Seat: 2F, window on the starboard of the aircraft. INTRODUCTION I step off Qatar’s Airbus A 350 and make my way to immigration, which is deserted. From what … Continue reading

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Garuda, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur

Date: 22. December 2016. Departure: Scheduled at 14:10, departed at 16:30. Arrival: Scheduled at 17:45, landed at 19:25. Flight time: 1 hour 55 minutes. Seat: 8K, window. TRANSFER IN JAKARTA: Upon entering the terminal I follow the signs marked ‘transfer … Continue reading

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