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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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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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Etihad Airways, Business Class – Airbus A 321: Colombo to Abu Dhabi

Date: 16. April 2017. Departure: 21:10. Arrival: 00: 35. Flight time: 4 hours 25 minutes. Seat: 2A, window. INTRODUCTION Time to move on. I wouldn’t have minded staying in Sri Lanka a little while longer. I’ve rather enjoyed being here. … Continue reading

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SriLankan, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300: Kuala Lumpur to Colombo

Date: 14. April 2017. Departure: 15:05. Arrival: 16:10. Flight time: 3 hours 15 minutes. Seat: 6K. INTRODUCTION At last, a new airline! This will be my first trip on SriLankan and my first visit to Sri Lanka. I must say, … Continue reading

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Oman Air, Business Class – Airbus A 330-300: Muscat to Kuala Lumpur

Date: 13. April 2017. Departure: 10:10. Arrival: 20:40. Flight time: 6 hours 30 minutes. Seat: 10A, window. TRANSFER IN MUSCAT Upon entering the terminal building in Muscat, transit passengers turn left and then head up one floor to transit security … Continue reading

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Oman Air, Business Class – Boeing B 787-9: Zürich to Muscat

Date: 12. April 2017. Departure: 21:50. Arrival: 05:57. Flight time: 6 hours 7 minutes. Seat: 15A, window. INTRODUCTION Tomorrow is Maundy Thursday. In Switzerland Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays so all public services and most offices and … Continue reading

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