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British Airways, Club Class – Airbus A 350-1000: London Heathrow to Madrid

Last week I returned from my Sunday run, all sticky and sweaty, only to be informed by the light of my life that we were booked to sample the British Airways A 350-1000 in a week’s time! I mean, how … Continue reading

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British Airways, Club Europe – Airbus A 320: Basel to London Heathrow

I know, I know. Carbon footprint, Greta and all that. And I have to say that I have been trying to reduce the number of private trips I make by plane. But Lord knows it’s not always easy. And so, … Continue reading

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Helvetic Airways, Embraer 190 – Business Class: Zürich to London City

My colleague at work, let‘s call him the talented Mr. F., recently complained about the apparent lack of any new posts on my blog in recents weeks. The talented Mr. F., incidentally, gets his name from his truly exceptional talent … Continue reading

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Virgin Australia, Economy Class – Boeing B 737-800: Sydney to Melbourne

INTRODUCTION Next year I’ll be going on sabbatical for six months. Right now, the plan is that I will spend at least part of those six months working and living in Melbourne – if they’ll have me, of course. So … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 340-300: Shanghai to Copenhagen

INTRODUCTION I think the presentation went rather well, and I even had a bit of a fan-boy moment when I chatted with two gentlemen at the conference that I’ve quoted more often in my papers than I care to remember! … 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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Garuda Indonesia, Business Class – Airbus A 330-200: Surabaya to Jakarta

INTRODUCTION Had I already mentioned it’s the monsoon season in Java? Goodness, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this. No sooner have we left the hotel, the rain starts. This must be what they mean when people … Continue reading

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Garuda Indonesia, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Jakarta to Surabaya

INTRODUCTION Surabya Johnny, warum bist du so roh…? Surabaya Johnny, no-one’s meaner than you… I just landed in Jakarta on a flight from Melbourne. We’re coming up to eleven in the morning. I’m not staying in Jakarta though. Instead, I’ve … Continue reading

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Garuda Indonesia, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300: Melbourne to Jakarta

INTRODUCTION I’ve really enjoyed this holiday. I had a great time and I think Australia is just a brilliant visit. It has so much to offer and the people are really friendly. Just as long as you can ignore the … Continue reading

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Virgin Australia, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Brisbane to Melbourne

INTRODUCTION This ticket was purchased using Etihad Guest miles. In the original booking, I would have travelled on VA334, which departs from Brisbane at 14h55. Really quite by chance, I realise that I’ve been rebooked to VA332, which departs from … Continue reading

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