#2232 – Sir Andy Murray

ENGLISH Last week during a pre-tournament conference of the 2019 Australian Open, Andy Murray announced that this tournament would possibly his last ever; or even if it wouldn’t be, he wouldn’t play beyond Wimbledon this year. And as you know, Andy Murray is my favorite tennis player in the ATP. So understandably this announcement made…

#2228 – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

ENGLISH For a while I wasn’t sure whether I would like to give Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9), another spin-off of the ever popular Star Trek series, a try; as there were seven seasons  (so it was a lot of episodes) and none of it was “remastered”, haha. But after finishing Star Trek: The…

#2226 – 2018 In The Air

ENGLISH Just like in 2015, 2016, and in 2017, I am going to recap my flying activities in 2018 😛 . In terms of the total number of flights, I actually flew less than I did last year, at “only” 65 flights, haha 🙈. Though distance-wise, I actually travelled further at 50,789 miles (81,737 km). And…

#2221 – A Delayed Flight Story

ENGLISH So I went on a weekend trip to Barcelona at the end of November, and for this trip I took the following routing: I took KLM’s direct Amsterdam-Barcelona late afternoon flight to Barcelona; and the Joon/Air France Barcelona-Paris-Amsterdam combo to get back to Amsterdam with a scheduled 1 hour and 20 minutes of transfer time in…

#2218 – Some Recent December Stories

ENGLISH If I was happy two weekends ago when I could finally get some rest, I was actually even happier this weekend! It was for the same reason as back then, though; I had a short weekend trip, to Lyon this time around, the weekend prior. If anything, this trip turned out to be more physically…

#2217 – Staying Platinum

ENGLISH Last year, I qualified for the Platinum status on Flying Blue, Air France/KLM’s frequent flyer programme, for the first time ever. Right after my KLM flight KL964 from Newcastle to Amsterdam, which sealed my Platinum deal, was registered, I was able to start enjoying the Platinum benefit (namely, assigning myself a complimentary Economy Comfort…

#2215 – Flying Joon in Economy

ENGLISH Background Late last year, Air France announced the formation of their newest subsidiary, Joon, that was branded as the new generation of travel with Air France, targetted for millennials. It is well-known, though, that the real reason behind the formation of yet another airline under the Air France brand is the lower cost Air…

#2212 – Seven Tips for A Missing Luggage Incident

ENGLISH While the two missing luggage incidents I had during my rather recent Big Three Oh Trip obviously were certainly not “enjoyable”, I actually gained, first-hand, a great deal of experience from them. Btw here are the main posts of this amazing late summer trip of mine: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: The Flights Drama 3. Part II: Premium Economy…