Category Archives: AIRLINES S – V

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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Scandinavian Air System, SAS Go – Boeing B 737-800: Haugesund to Oslo

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT The meeting in Akrehamn finishes just before 14h00. Which is good, because I’ve ordered a taxi to take me to Haugesund’s Karmoy airport at 14h00. The journey by taxi to the airport takes roughly twenty minutes … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Air System , SAS Plus – Boeing B 737-700: Zürich to Oslo

INTRODUCTION A few years ago, I think it was somewhere around 2014, SAS took the decision to abolish its Business Class product on short-haul intra-European routes. Instead, it launched a new cabin concept comprising SAS Go, which is your classic … Continue reading

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SWISS, Business Class – Airbus A 340: Copenhagen to Zürich

TRANSFER IN COPENHAGEN At 18h38 Astrid Viking gently glides down over the Ore Sund after a flight time of ten hours and twenty minutes, bringing to an end the long journey from Shanghai. I now have just over one hour … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 340-300: Shanghai to Copenhagen

INTRODUCTION I think the presentation went rather well, and I even had a bit of a fan-boy moment when I chatted with two gentlemen at the conference that I’ve quoted more often in my papers than I care to remember! … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300: Stockholm to Hong Kong

TRANSIT IN STOCKHOLM I just stepped off an Airbus A 321 of SWISS, arriving from Zürich. It’s just gone nine o’clock in the morning and I now have another six hours to make my connection to Hong Kong. THE LOUNGE … Continue reading

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SWISS, Business Class – Airbus A 321: Zürich to Stockholm

INTRODUCTION The valiant M. and I are on our way to Shanghai to present a paper on the use of Rasch measurement in testing. The first part of our journey will take us from Zürich to Stockholm on SWISS. GETTING … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, Business Class – Airbus A 320: Zürich to Bucharest

INTRODUCTION Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Switzerland. It’s sunny and warm but without the oppressive heat yet that you get in July or August. The vegetation is a lush, dark green and it crosses my mind for just … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, Business Class – Bombardier CS100: Luxembourg to Zürich

INTRODUCTION It’s Friday afternoon, so it’s time for me to pack my bags and make my way back to Switzerland. The flying Dutchman has kindly offered to drop me off at the airport before returning to the office to do … Continue reading

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

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT My meeting yesterday was close to the airport, which is why I decided to stay at the TRYP Lisbon airport hotel for just the one night. The TRYP is a nice hotel with spacious rooms and … Continue reading

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