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SWISS, Business Class – Airbus A 321: Zürich to Stockholm

INTRODUCTION The valiant M. and I are on our way to Shanghai to present a paper on the use of Rasch measurement in testing. The first part of our journey will take us from Zürich to Stockholm on SWISS. GETTING … Continue reading

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Adria Airways, Economy Class – CRJ-900: Zürich to Ljubljana

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT My flight to Ljubljana will be departing at 15h05. So I leave the office at 13h40 to catch the 13h55 train from Winterthur, which should get me into Zürich airport at around 14h10, leaving me fifty … Continue reading

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Air Baltic, Business Class – Boeing B 737-300: Riga to Zürich

INTRODUCTION It’s Friday morning and time for me to return to Switzerland. I enjoyed my trip to Riga. Above all, the Latvians were really excellent hosts and took good care of me. GETTING TO THE AIRPORT My flight will be … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, Business Class – Airbus A 320: Zürich to Bucharest

INTRODUCTION Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Switzerland. It’s sunny and warm but without the oppressive heat yet that you get in July or August. The vegetation is a lush, dark green and it crosses my mind for just … Continue reading

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TAP Air Portugal, Business Class – Airbus A 319: Lisbon to Luxembourg

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT My meeting yesterday was close to the airport, which is why I decided to stay at the TRYP Lisbon airport hotel for just the one night. The TRYP is a nice hotel with spacious rooms and … Continue reading

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Air Nostrum, Business Class – Bombardier CRJ1000: Madrid to Casablanca

INTRODUCTION It’s Wednesday morning and we’re running a day late, which means we’re going to miss the start of the user group meeting in Mohammedia. On a positive note though, it’s an absolutely gorgeous day here in Madrid. We take … Continue reading

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Iberia, Business Class, Airbus A 319: Zürich to Madrid

INTRODUCTION I’m now into my fourth week of travel and in looks like this is going to be another one of those trips…: I’m on my way to Casablanca for the user group meeting. But because I’m teaching until 13h30 … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, Economy Class – ERJ 190: London City to Zürich

INTRODUCTION Sweet Dreams (are made of this) was first released back in 1983, when music videos were still in their infancy and I was nine years old. I actually remember the first time I saw the video of Sweet Dreams. … Continue reading

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SkyWork, Economy Class – Saab 2000: London City to Basel

Date: 14. May 2017. Departure: 19:40. Arrival: 22:00. Flight time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Seat: 1F, window. INTRODUCTION I just landed in Heathrow on a Boeing B 747-400 of British Airways, coming from Mexico City. I have to say, Europe … Continue reading

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Alitalia, Economy Class – Embraer 175: Zürich to Rome

Date: 06. May 2017. Departure: 18:42. Arrival: 19:45. Flight time: 1 hour 3 minutes. Seat: 10C, aisle. INTRODUCTION On 25 April 2017 Alitalia’s management announced that the unions had rejected the carrier’s restructuring plan, even though Etihad Airways and the … Continue reading

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