Category Archives: First Class

Air France, La Première – Boeing B 777-300ER: Paris CDG to Singapore

Date: January 2019Origin: Paris Charles de Gaulle, Terminal 2EDestination: Singapore Changi, Terminal 1Seat: 1A – window on the port sideFlight time: 12 hours 10 minutes TRANSFER IN CDG 2 The driver takes me to Terminal 2E, which is where the … Continue reading

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Garuda Indonesia, First Class – Boeing B 777-300: Jakarta to London

INTRODUCTION Three days before my flight back to London, I receive an e-mail from the Garuda First Class concierge asking me a) what I had in mind for the complimentary pick-up, b) if I had any specific dietary requirements they … Continue reading

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Etihad Airways, First Class – Airbus A 380: Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow

Date: 17. April 2017. Departure: 07:50. Arrival: 12:30. Flight time: 7 hours 20 minutes. Seat: 2H, aisle seat. INTRODUCTION It’s just gone five in the morning as I exit the Plaza Premium airport hotel in terminal 1 and make my … Continue reading

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Cathay Pacific, First Class – Boeing 777-300: Frankfurt to Hong Kong

Date: 20 December 2016. Departure: 13:00. Arrival: 06:24. Flight time: 10 hours, 30 minutes. Seat: 1K, window on the starboard side. INTRODUCTION I awake just before seven in the morning. I open the curtains to take a look outside. It … Continue reading

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Amtrak, First Class – Acela Express: Boston South Station to New York Pennsylvania Station

GETTING TO THE STATION Transport: Walking. Journey time: 15 minutes. Departs from: Long Wharf. Arrives: Amtrak South Station. The boat from Provincetown arrives at Boston’s Long Wharf in the old part of the city. It is 12h35 as I step … Continue reading

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MINT by Jetblue, First Class – Airbus A 321: San Francisco to Boston

Date: 18. August 2016. Departure: 12:55. Arrival: 21:30. Flight time: 5 hours and 10 minutes. Seat: 3C, aisle on the port side. INTRODUCTION I first visited San Francisco in 2008. I was on a round the world trip and arrived … Continue reading

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American Airlines, First Class – Airbus A 321: New York JFK to Los Angeles

Date: 14. August 2016. Departure: 10:00. Arrival: 13:15. Flight time: 5 hours 25 minutes. Seat: 2A. INTRODUCTION I spend the night in New York at the Crowne Plaza near JFK airport. Today I am travelling on to the West Coast. … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, First Class – Airbus A 380: Doha to Paris

Date: 10 March 2016 Departure: 07:55 Arrival: 13:10 Flight time: 7 hours and 15 minutes Seat: 2A, window on the port side TRANSFER IN DOHA It is just gone five in the morning when I arrive in Doha from Riyadh, … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, First Class – Airbus A 330-200: Riyadh to Doha

Date: 10 March 2016 Departure: 04:15 Arrival: 05:00 Flight time: 45 minutes Seat: 3J, aisle on the starboard side of the aircraft. INTRODUCTION The course in Riyadh has gone well and we managed to finish one day ahead of schedule. … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, First Class – Boeing B 787-8: Doha to Riyadh

Date: 06 March 2016 Departure: 01:20 Arrival: 02:15 Flight time: 55 minutes. Seat: 3A, window on the port side. TRANSFER IN DOHA Behind security I head one floor down to the central airside area. I am always a bit disoriented … Continue reading

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