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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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Lufthansa, Business Class – Airbus A 321: Frankfurt to Malta

INTRODUCTION I’m on my way to Malta for this year’s edition of the Malta Marathon. I shall be running the half-marathon with a distance of 21.1 kilometres, which is in fact longer than the width of the island! I confess … Continue reading

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Garuda Indonesia, Business Class – Airbus A 330-200: Surabaya to Jakarta

INTRODUCTION Had I already mentioned it’s the monsoon season in Java? Goodness, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this. No sooner have we left the hotel, the rain starts. This must be what they mean when people … Continue reading

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Garuda Indonesia, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Jakarta to Surabaya

INTRODUCTION Surabya Johnny, warum bist du so roh…? Surabaya Johnny, no-one’s meaner than you… I just landed in Jakarta on a flight from Melbourne. We’re coming up to eleven in the morning. I’m not staying in Jakarta though. Instead, I’ve … Continue reading

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Emirates Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Dubai to Amsterdam

I awake to my 43rd birthday at five in the morning at the Sofitel Downtown Dubai. I’ve spent the whole week giving a course in Al Ain and now it’s finally time to head home. So I shall be spending … Continue reading

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg is the capital of the Grand Est region of France and the official seat of the European parliament. It’s a very neat and pretty city that is easy to navigate on foot. The centrepiece of the city is, of … Continue reading

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Germania, Economy Class – Boeing B 737-700: Zürich to Rostock

INTRODUCTION Admittedly, I know I’m an embarrassment to all self-respecting southern Europeans, given that I really don’t handle the heat very well. On the other hand, having said that, it really is unusually hot in Switzerland right now – with … Continue reading

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Lufthansa, Business Class – Airbus A 320: Munich to Malta

Date: 04 March 2017. Departure: 09h35. Arrival: 11:40. From: München. To: Malta. Flight time: 2 hours 5 minutes. Seat: 2F, window. INTRODUCTION A while back I figured it might be a fun idea to participate in the Malta half marathon … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, Business Class – Airbus A 350: Doha to Frankfurt

Date: 17. February 2017. Departure: 08:00. Arrival: 12:10. Flight time: 6 hours 10 minutes. Seat: 4A. INTRODUCTION I have just enough time to upload and post my review of the Melbourne to Doha leg, and then it is already time … Continue reading

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Lufthansa, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Zürich to Frankfurt

Date: 08. February 2017. Departure: 18:45. Arrival: 19:25. Aircraft: Airbus A 320. Flight time: 40 minutes. Seat: 20 E on the starboard INTRODUCTION After the snow the rain came. And then after the rain the cold returned. Only the grey … Continue reading

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