Category Archives: Economy Class

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges is one of those places that people will start raving about when you mention it, even if they’ve never been there themselves. I think it’s probably a similar effect to when people talk about Venice. And so, rather than … Continue reading

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KLM Cityhopper, Economy Class – Embraer 175: Amsterdam to Basel

INTRODUCTION I spend a very relaxing day in Amsterdam. I go to De Bakerswinkel for breakfast in the centre of Amsterdam and then indulge in a spot of retail therapy to revive the spirits. It’s still very windy here in … Continue reading

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Aer Lingus, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Shannon to London Heathrow

INTRODUCTION It’s Thursday afternoon. The course with the IAA in Shannon went well. My job is done, and so it’s time to move on. The next course will be starting in two days. Shannon airport is located about fifteen minutes … Continue reading

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Aer Lingus, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: London Heathrow to Shannon

TRANSFER IN HEATHROW My flight from Basel arrives in Terminal 5, which is served only by British Airways and Iberia. My flight with Aer Lingus will be departing from Terminal 2, the Queen’s Terminal. I follow the signs for flight … Continue reading

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British Airways, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Basel to London Heathrow

INTRODUCTION Next round. It’s Sunday morning and I’m on my way to the airport again. This time though, my trip will be starting from Basel instead of Zürich. I’m on my way to give two courses back to back. I … Continue reading

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Jetstar, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Sydney to Townsville

INTRODUCTION In language testing, the Rasch model is used in psychometric measurement to determine the probability with which a minimally competent test taker will be able to provide a specific response to a particular test item correctly. This probability is … 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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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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Helvetic Airways, Economy Class – Embraer 190: Oslo to Zürich

INTRODUCTION I just stepped off my flight from Haugesund. I now have three hours to make my connection to Zürich. The airline industry is a strange business. I’m flying on a ticket booked with SAS, on the code-share flight with … Continue reading

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Eurowings, Economy Class – Airbus A 319: Köln to Zürich

INTRODUCTION The meeting at EASA goes as well as can be expected when EASA and ICAO meet. The European agency’s offices are located five minutes away from Köln Hauptbahnhof and the Kölner Dom, which is definitely worth visiting. GETTING TO … Continue reading

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