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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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Qantas, Business Class – Airbus A 330-200: Perth to Brisbane

INTRODUCTION At this point you’re probably wondering why the heck I didn’t just fly directly from Bangkok to Brisbane, instead of taking the detour through Perth. It’s a long story and I’m not even going to attempt to explain. It … Continue reading

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Thai Airways, Business Class – Boeing B 787-8: Bangkok to Perth

INTRODUCTION It’s just coming up to six in the morning and I feel like the lead villain from Zombie Apocalypse – assuming, of course, that the lead villain of such a movie would himself be a zombie. I’m bleary eyed, … Continue reading

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Thai Airways, Business Class – Airbus A 350-900: Milan Malpensa to Bangkok

INTRODUCTION Today I am travelling from Milan’s Malpensa airport to Bangkok. The flight is operated by an Airbus A 350-900. I must say, I’m quite taken by the A 350 – it’s width gives it a very spacious feel and … Continue reading

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Helvetic Airways, Economy Class – Embraer 190: Zürich to Milan Malpensa

INTRODUCTION Finally! It’s time for my well-deserved winter vacation and man, do I need it! I’ve so busy getting things finished that I feel as though I completely missed most of Christmas cheer this year. But anyway, I’ve submitted my … Continue reading

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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, 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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