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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. INTRODUCTION I awake just before seven in the morning. I open the curtains to take a look outside. It was late when I … 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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China Southern, First Class – A 380: Beijing to Guangzhou

INTRODUCTION This flight nearly did not happen. To all good intent, the only reason I chose this routing was to get another flight on the A380. At the time of booking there were two daily flights from Beijing to Guangzhou … Continue reading

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Korean Air, First Class – B 777-300: Seoul Incheon to Beijing

INTRODUCTION If I had known there was going to be an aircraft change on the Hong Kong to Seoul leg, then I could have gone straight from Hong Kong to Beijing instead. After all, the only point of taking that … Continue reading

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Emirates Airlines, First Class – A 380: Bangkok to Hong Kong

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT Transport: BMW provided by the hotel. Departs from: Right outside the hotel lobby. Journey time: About 40 minutes, depending on traffic and the extent to which the driver’s sense of self-preservation is developed. In case you … Continue reading

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