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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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British Airways, Airbus A319 – Economy Class: London Heathrow to Basel

For my return flight to Switzerland, I’ll be travelling with British Airways from London’s Heathrow airport. The main reason being that there is currently no direct service from London City airport to Basel. You may have noticed that there are … 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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Emirates Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Zürich to Dubai

I may have skipped posting some of the trips I did after my return from the UAE with Gulf Air via Bahrain and London Heathrow. Since then I’ve done only short-haul trips which are usually not worth mentioning. In fact, … Continue reading

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Gulf Air, Business Class – Boeing B 787-9: Bahrain to London Heathrow

TRANSFER IN BAHRAIN We pull up on our stand at 23h40 local time. Bahrain is one hour behind Dubai. There are currently some major construction works going on at Bahrain airport for a new pier and terminal, with different parts … Continue reading

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Gulf Air, Business Class – Airbus A 320: Dubai to Bahrain

INTRODUCTION The course with the Emirates Flight Training Academy in Dubai ends at lunch time on Maundy Thursday. I have the rest of the day off, which gives me some time to relax and rest before I fly home in … Continue reading

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Air France, Business Class – Boeing B 777-300: Paris to Beirut… or maybe not

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT The Sheraton at Roissy Terminal 2 is not a bad hotel. And without a doubt there’s hardly a hotel here with a better view of the apron and the runways beyond. The hotel’s main entrance is … Continue reading

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Air France, Economy Class – Airbus A 318: Zürich to Paris CDG 2

Date: 10. January 2019Origin: Zürich KlotenDestination: Paris Charles de Gaulle, Terminal 2FSeat: 10FFlight time: 57 minutes INTRODUCTION Considering he’s an aerospace engineer, and rather a good one at that, it really is quite astounding just how little my friend, 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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Air France, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Paris CDG to Dubai

TRANSFER IN CDG 2 Immediately behind the immigration booths in Terminal 2G is the exit to the bus stop for the airside busses that connect to the other terminals. Terminal 2E M is served by the red line. Frequencies vary … Continue reading

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