Category Archives: AIRLINES B – E

Eurowings, Economy Class – Airbus A 319: Köln to Zürich

INTRODUCTION The meeting at EASA goes as well as can be expected when EASA and ICAO meet. The European agency’s offices are located five minutes away from Köln Hauptbahnhof and the Kölner Dom, which is definitely worth visiting. GETTING TO … Continue reading

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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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Cathay Dragon, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Hong Kong to Shanghai Pudong

INTRODUCTION Originally, we were supposed to continue to Shanghai on Sunday, the day after we arrived in Hong Kong. But then Typhoon Ampil had other ideas, our flight to Shanghai was cancelled and instead, we ended up staying in Hong … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300 Luxembourg via Zürich to Dubai

INTRODUCTION Today I’m on my way from Luxembourg to Dubai. As there are currently no direct flights between the two cities, I have a choice of connecting flights with either BA, KL, AF, LH, TK or LX. I’ve decided to … 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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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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Czech Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 319: Prague to Amsterdam

INTRODUCTION The very first time I visited the city of Prague was 24 years ago, after I graduated from secondary school in Switzerland. We travelled by train, mainly because it was a lot cheaper than taking a flight in those … 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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British Airways, Business Class – Airbus A 320: London Heathrow to Basel

TRANSFER IN HEATHROW I just arrived in London from Madrid on a Boeing 777-200. By the time the bus ejects me on the ground floor of Terminal 5, I have one hour left to make my connection to Basel. So … Continue reading

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British Airways, Club Class – Boeing B 777-200: Madrid to London Heathrow

TRANSFER IN BARAJAS My flight from Jerez comes to a standstill on stand K103, which is the one but last stand on the north side of Madrid’s terminal 4. My onward connection will be departing from gate S35 in the … Continue reading

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