Category Archives: AIRLINES S – V

Swiss International Air Lines, Business Class – Bombardier CSeries: Zürich to Luxembourg

INTRODUCTION As some of the more regular readers of this blog will know, I’m not exactly a fan of Lufthansa and the Lufthansa group of airlines. But sometimes, circumstances change and we can either adapt to them or spend a … 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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Thai Airways, Business Class – Boeing B 787-8: Bangkok to Perth

INTRODUCTION It’s just coming up to six in the morning and I feel like the lead villain from Zombie Apocalypse – assuming, of course, that the lead villain of such a movie would himself be a zombie. I’m bleary eyed, … Continue reading

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Thai Airways, Business Class – Airbus A 350-900: Milan Malpensa to Bangkok

INTRODUCTION Today I am travelling from Milan’s Malpensa airport to Bangkok. The flight is operated by an Airbus A 350-900. I must say, I’m quite taken by the A 350 – it’s width gives it a very spacious feel and … Continue reading

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Helvetic Airways, Economy Class – Embraer 190: Zürich to Milan Malpensa

INTRODUCTION Finally! It’s time for my well-deserved winter vacation and man, do I need it! I’ve so busy getting things finished that I feel as though I completely missed most of Christmas cheer this year. But anyway, I’ve submitted my … Continue reading

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Skywork Airlines has suspended operations as of Sunday, 29 October 2017.

About two minutes before I board my flight to Amsterdam on Saturday, I receive a text message from Skywork Airlines informing me that they have not managed to secure an operating licence from the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation … Continue reading

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SkyWork, Economy Class – Saab 2000: London City to Basel

Date: 14. May 2017. Departure: 19:40. Arrival: 22:00. Flight time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Seat: 1F, window. INTRODUCTION I just landed in Heathrow on a Boeing B 747-400 of British Airways, coming from Mexico City. I have to say, Europe … Continue reading

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TAP Air Portugal, Business Class – Airbus A 319: Lisbon to Amsterdam

Date: 29. April 2017. Departure: 09:20. Arrival: 12:50. Flight time: 2 hours 30 minutes. Seat: 1F, window. INTRODUCTION I’ve just completed another course in Lisbon. I’ve rather enjoyed myself. The Portuguese really make me laugh. No matter what’s going on … Continue reading

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SriLankan, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300: Kuala Lumpur to Colombo

Date: 14. April 2017. Departure: 15:05. Arrival: 16:10. Flight time: 3 hours 15 minutes. Seat: 6K. INTRODUCTION At last, a new airline! This will be my first trip on SriLankan and my first visit to Sri Lanka. I must say, … 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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