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

I awake to my 43rd birthday at five in the morning at the Sofitel Downtown Dubai. I’ve spent the whole week giving a course in Al Ain and now it’s finally time to head home. So I shall be spending … Continue reading

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

TRANSFER IN HEATHROW I just arrived in London from Madrid on a Boeing 777-200. By the time the bus ejects me on the ground floor of Terminal 5, I have one hour left to make my connection to Basel. So … Continue reading

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British Airways, Club Class – Boeing B 777-200: Madrid to London Heathrow

TRANSFER IN BARAJAS My flight from Jerez comes to a standstill on stand K103, which is the one but last stand on the north side of Madrid’s terminal 4. My onward connection will be departing from gate S35 in the … Continue reading

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Iberia, Economy Class – Airbus A 319: Jerez to Madrid

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT After two months on the ground, I finally resumed my travels last Friday with a flight from Zürich to Madrid and then from there on to Jerez, where I gave a presentation on the implementation of … Continue reading

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Luxair, Economy Class – Dash 8-400: Luxembourg to Paris

INTRODUCTION For my return trip back to Basel I normally take the KLM flight at 18h20, which gets me into Basel at 21h45. But today I’ve decided to travel via Paris, mainly due to the fact that my meeting already … Continue reading

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Air Dolomiti, Economy Class – Basel to Munich

INTRODUCTION I’m on may way to Recanati on Italy’s Adriatic cost to attend a meeting on language training for the military. The best option for me to get to Recanati is to fly with Lufthansa via Munich to Ancona. In … Continue reading

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KLM, Economy Class – Boeing B 737-800: Copenhagen to Amsterdam

INTRODUCTION Time to head back home to the sweltering heat and humidity that is summer in Switzerland. Still, it was nice to escape the heat for a few days and the forecast is that the weather will start to cool … Continue reading

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Germania, Economy Class – Boeing B 737-700: Zürich to Rostock

INTRODUCTION Admittedly, I know I’m an embarrassment to all self-respecting southern Europeans, given that I really don’t handle the heat very well. On the other hand, having said that, it really is unusually hot in Switzerland right now – with … Continue reading

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Air Malta, Business Class – Airbus A 320: Malta to Zürich

INTRODUCTION June is probably one of the best months to visit the Maltese archipelago. The weather is already reliably and consistently warm but without the oppressive and stifling heat of July and August, when temperatures peak in the upper thirties … Continue reading

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SkyWork, Economy Class – Saab 2000: London City to Basel

Date: 14. May 2017. Departure: 19:40. Arrival: 22:00. Flight time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Seat: 1F, window. INTRODUCTION I just landed in Heathrow on a Boeing B 747-400 of British Airways, coming from Mexico City. I have to say, Europe … Continue reading

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