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TAP Air Portugal, Economy Class – Embraer 195: Porto to Lisbon

INTRODUCTION Porto is a nice, modern city with a lot of tradition. It’s also very touristy. In Porto I stayed at the Intercontinental, but to be honest, I don’t think I’d stay there again. GETTING TO THE AIRPORT From the … Continue reading

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TAP Express, Business Class – Embraer 190: Zürich to Porto

INTRODUCTION Taking this trip is probably not a good idea. Four weeks after the pain started, my back is still no better. But, in the end I couldn’t resist. GETTING TO THE AIRPORT I catch the 16h31 train from Winterthur, … Continue reading

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Qantas, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane

INTRODUCTION My time with Professor Bond is a real eye-opener. I think I was able to ask him all the questions for which I was seeking answers. Having said that, he also gave me a lot of answers to questions … Continue reading

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Qantas, Economy Class – Boeing B 737-800: Melbourne to Sydney

INTRODUCTION The meeting with the people at the language testing research centre is interesting and I feel quite excited about visiting again, even if that won’t be until next year. At least this will give me something to look forward … 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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Qantas, Business Class – Airbus A 330-200: Perth to Brisbane

INTRODUCTION At this point you’re probably wondering why the heck I didn’t just fly directly from Bangkok to Brisbane, instead of taking the detour through Perth. It’s a long story and I’m not even going to attempt to explain. It … Continue reading

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Oman Air, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300: Muscat to Kuala Lumpur

Date: 13. April 2017. Departure: 10:10. Arrival: 20:40. Flight time: 6 hours 30 minutes. Seat: 10A, window. TRANSFER IN MUSCAT Upon entering the terminal building in Muscat, transit passengers turn left and then head up one floor to transit security … Continue reading

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Oman Air, Business Class – Boeing B 787-9: Zürich to Muscat

Date: 12. April 2017. Departure: 21:50. Arrival: 05:57. Flight time: 6 hours 7 minutes. Seat: 15A, window. INTRODUCTION Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday. In Switzerland Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays so all public services and most offices and … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, Business Class – Airbus A 350: Doha to Frankfurt

Date: 17. February 2017. Departure: 08:00. Arrival: 12:10. Flight time: 6 hours 10 minutes. Seat: 4A. INTRODUCTION I have just enough time to upload and post my review of the Melbourne to Doha leg, and then it is already time … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, Business Class – Boeing B 777-300: Melbourne to Doha

Date: 16. February 2017. Departure: 23:15. Arrival: 05:25 Flight time: 13 hours 55 minutes. Seat: 3B, aisle seat. INTRODUCTION Next Monday the new semester begins, which means it is high time for me to get a move on and head … Continue reading

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