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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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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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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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