Category Archives: AIRLINES S – V

SWISS, Business Class – Airbus A 220-300: Zürich to Luxembourg

INTRODUCTION It’s Monday morning and I’m on my way back to the airport in Zürich. Today I’m travelling to Luxembourg again to give another course. With me is my boss, an aerodynamicist by trade, and he looks just a wee … Continue reading

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Helvetic Airways, Business Class – Embraer 190: Luxembourg to Zürich

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT It’s only just gone 13h on Friday afternoon, and the flying Dutchman P. has kindly offered to drive me to the airport. I suspect he probably just took pity on me, after I’d been nagging the … Continue reading

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SWISS, Business Class – Airbus A 220-300: Zürich to Luxembourg

INTRODUCTION It’s Monday morning. The holiday is over and I’m back to work. Today marks the first in a number of business trips that will see me travelling more or less nonstop until March. Still, never mind. If I close … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines, First Class – Airbus A 380: Sydney to Singapore

INTRODUCTION I was going to start by saying that I’m on my way home. But given that I’ll only be home for something like 24 hours, let’s just say that, sadly, it’s time for me to leave Sydney and head … Continue reading

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

INTRODUCTION Next year I’ll be going on sabbatical for six months. Right now, the plan is that I will spend at least part of those six months working and living in Melbourne – if they’ll have me, of course. So … 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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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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