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Jetstar, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Sydney to Townsville

INTRODUCTION In language testing, the Rasch model is used in psychometric measurement to determine the probability with which a minimally competent test taker will be able to provide a specific response to a particular test item correctly. This probability is … 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 Air System, SAS Go – Boeing B 737-800: Haugesund to Oslo

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT The meeting in Akrehamn finishes just before 14h00. Which is good, because I’ve ordered a taxi to take me to Haugesund’s Karmoy airport at 14h00. The journey by taxi to the airport takes roughly twenty minutes … Continue reading

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SWISS, Business Class – Airbus A 340: Copenhagen to Zürich

TRANSFER IN COPENHAGEN At 18h38 Astrid Viking gently glides down over the Ore Sund after a flight time of ten hours and twenty minutes, bringing to an end the long journey from Shanghai. I now have just over one hour … 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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Cathay Dragon, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Hong Kong to Shanghai Pudong

INTRODUCTION Originally, we were supposed to continue to Shanghai on Sunday, the day after we arrived in Hong Kong. But then Typhoon Ampil had other ideas, our flight to Shanghai was cancelled and instead, we ended up staying in Hong … Continue reading

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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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