Category Archives: Business Class

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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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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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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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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Emirates Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Zürich to Dubai

INTRODUCTION The end of the year is quickly approaching and so it’s time for me to make my last business trip for this year. I’m on my way to Dubai again, this time to give a course for Emirates Airlines. … Continue reading

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Czech Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 319: Prague to Amsterdam

INTRODUCTION The very first time I visited the city of Prague was 24 years ago, after I graduated from secondary school in Switzerland. We travelled by train, mainly because it was a lot cheaper than taking a flight in those … Continue reading

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Hilton Am Stadtpark, Vienna

I don’t think I’m overly picky when it comes to hotels. Especially not when I’m travelling for business. As long as the hotel is clean and in a convenient location I’m usually quite happy. During this week’s course in Vienna, … Continue reading

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