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Air France, Business Class – Airbus A 320: Paris Roissy to Bucharest Otopeni

INTRODUCTION I just arrived in Paris on a flight from Zürich. The walk from 2F to 2E takes about 10 minutes to complete and is quite painless. Of course it helps that the airport is not very busy. What I … Continue reading

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Air France, Business Class – Airbus A 318: Zürich to Paris Roissy

INTRODUCTION I’m on my way to Bucharest to give a course with the Romanian air navigation service provider. As I’m teaching on Tuesdays until 13h30, the direct flight with SWISS was not an option for me, because it leaves too … Continue reading

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Air France HOP/Cityjet, Economy Class – CRJ-1000/RJ85: Basel to Paris Orly/Roissy

INTRODUCTION Ever since I saw the sketch about the Death Star Canteen on Youtube, I’ve been a big fan of Eddie Izzard’s. So much so that I thought it would be cool to see him live some day. And indeed, … Continue reading

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Air France, Business Class – Airbus A 319: Paris to Madrid

Date: 25 March 2017. Departure: 15:10. Arrival: 16:50. Flight time: 1 hour 40 minutes. Aircraft: Airbus A 319. Seat: 2F, window on the second row. INTRODUCTION Terminal 2E and 2F are connected airside and you can easily make the transfer … Continue reading

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Air France, Economy Class Extra – Boeing B 787-9: Heathrow to Roissy

Date: 25 March 2017. Departure: 10:30. Arrival: 12:04. Flight time: 30 minutes. Aircraft: Boeing B 787-9 Seat: 10B, aisle seat in the second row of the Economy Class Extra cabin. INTRODUCTION It’s 07:30 on a Saturday morning as I step … Continue reading

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Air France, Business Class – Airbus A 319: Paris to Zürich

Date: 10 March 2016 Departure: 16:20 Arrival: 17:15 Flight time: 55 minutes Seat: 1A TRANSFER IN CDG Transport: CDGVAL automated train. Journey time: 5 minutes. Departs from: Ground floor of Terminal 1. Arrives: Terminal 2. Cost: Complimentary transfer. I am … Continue reading

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Air France, Business Class – Embraer 170 and Boeing B 777-200: Basel via Paris to Montreal

INTRODUCTION Fourteen hours after I arrive home from my trip to Sao Paolo in Brazil, I find myself on my way back to Basel airport for my last overseas trip this year. I am on my way to Montreal again … Continue reading

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Air France, Economy Class – A 319: Zürich to Paris-Roissy

INTRODUCTION Finally, it is time for my summer vacation. With only eleven flights, by my standards I have a very modest itinerary to cover in two weeks. The first leg of this series sees me travelling on one of Airbus’s … Continue reading

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Air France, Economy Class – Airbus A 318: Zürich to Paris Charles de Gaulle

INTRODUCTION I have a meeting to attend at the ICAO Regional Office in Paris. Originally the plan had been for me to fly with HOP! from Basel to Orly and then to return with KLM via Amsterdam. Eventually though, this … Continue reading

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Air France, Business Class – B 777-200: Papeete to Los Angeles

Oh very well then, I think I will leave now… My alarm goes off at 05:15. I step into the bathroom to take a shower and immediately shrink back at my own reflection. I am still a bit bleary eyed. … Continue reading

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