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Air France, Economy Class – Airbus A 318: Zürich to Paris CDG 2

Date: 10. January 2019Origin: Zürich KlotenDestination: Paris Charles de Gaulle, Terminal 2FSeat: 10FFlight time: 57 minutes INTRODUCTION Considering he’s an aerospace engineer, and rather a good one at that, it really is quite astounding just how little my friend, the … Continue reading

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TAP Air Portugal, Economy Class – Embraer 195: Porto to Lisbon

INTRODUCTION Porto is a nice, modern city with a lot of tradition. It’s also very touristy. In Porto I stayed at the Intercontinental, but to be honest, I don’t think I’d stay there again. GETTING TO THE AIRPORT From the … Continue reading

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Air France by HOP, Economy Class – CRJ700: Paris Orly to Basel

INTRODUCTION The last time I saw Tutankhamun was more than twenty years ago, when I was in Cairo studying Arabic. And so, when I read that there would be an exhibition with artefacts from his vast tomb treasure in Paris, … Continue reading

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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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