Category Archives: AIRLINES F – K

Helvetic Airways, Economy Class – Embraer 190: Oslo to Zürich

INTRODUCTION I just stepped off my flight from Haugesund. I now have three hours to make my connection to Zürich. The airline industry is a strange business. I’m flying on a ticket booked with SAS, on the code-share flight with … Continue reading

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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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Air Nostrum, Business Class – Bombardier CRJ1000: Madrid to Casablanca

INTRODUCTION It’s Wednesday morning and we’re running a day late, which means we’re going to miss the start of the user group meeting in Mohammedia. On a positive note though, it’s an absolutely gorgeous day here in Madrid. We take … Continue reading

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Iberia, Business Class, Airbus A 319: Zürich to Madrid

INTRODUCTION I’m now into my fourth week of travel and in looks like this is going to be another one of those trips…: I’m on my way to Casablanca for the user group meeting. But because I’m teaching until 13h30 … Continue reading

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Helvetic Airways, Business Class – Fokker F100: Zürich to Luxembourg

INTRODUCTION I’m in my second week of a five-week travel marathon. I was in Luxembourg last week. Today I shall be heading in the same direction again, before continuing farther afield on Tuesday. It’s Easter Monday and the sun has … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, Economy Class – ERJ 190: London City to Zürich

INTRODUCTION Sweet Dreams (are made of this) was first released back in 1983, when music videos were still in their infancy and I was nine years old. I actually remember the first time I saw the video of Sweet Dreams. … Continue reading

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Garuda Indonesia, First Class – Boeing B 777-300: Jakarta to London

INTRODUCTION Three days before my flight back to London, I receive an e-mail from the Garuda First Class concierge asking me a) what I had in mind for the complimentary pick-up, b) if I had any specific dietary requirements they … Continue reading

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Garuda Indonesia, Business Class – Airbus A 330-200: Surabaya to Jakarta

INTRODUCTION Had I already mentioned it’s the monsoon season in Java? Goodness, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this. No sooner have we left the hotel, the rain starts. This must be what they mean when people … 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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Garuda Indonesia, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300: Melbourne to Jakarta

INTRODUCTION I’ve really enjoyed this holiday. I had a great time and I think Australia is just a brilliant visit. It has so much to offer and the people are really friendly. Just as long as you can ignore the … Continue reading

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