Tag Archives: First Class

TGV Lyria, First Class: Basel to Paris

I‘m on my way to Paris. I have a meeting with ICAO at their regional head office for Europe and the North Atlantic. Instead of taking the plane, this time round I‘ve decided to take the train. Basel has the … Continue reading

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

INTRODUCTION The course with Flydubai was really good fun. The course participants were eager and keen to learn, which always makes my job a lot easier. I’ll be back in Dubai for another course with Emirates in three weeks’ time. … Continue reading

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Singapore Airlines, First Class – Airbus A 380: Sydney to Singapore

INTRODUCTION I was going to start by saying that I’m on my way home. But given that I’ll only be home for something like 24 hours, let’s just say that, sadly, it’s time for me to leave Sydney and head … 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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Singapore Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: New York JFK to Frankfurt

Date: 25. August 2016. Departure: 21h30. Arrival: 15h30. Flight time: 8 hours, plus 5 hours sitting around. Seat: 14A. INTRODUCTION The last time I took the Singapore Airlines flight from New York to Frankfurt was on 17 January 2008, on … 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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Virgin America, First Class Plus – Airbus A 320: Los Angeles to San Francisco

Date: 14. August 2016. Departure: 18:40. Arrival: 19:40. Flight time: 1 hour. Seat: 1A, window seat on the port side. CHECK-IN Location: Terminal 3. Facilities: Web check-in, self-service check-in at the airport or check-in at the counter. Counters: There are … 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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Swiss International Air Lines, First Class – A 340-300: Bangkok to Zürich

INTRODUCTION Previously, LX180 left Zürich at around 22h45 to arrive in Bangkok early in the afternoon the next day. The aircraft would then stand around in Bangkok until the evening for a departure around midnight, to arrive in Zürich just … Continue reading

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