#2248 – The End of the Airbus A380

ENGLISH Yesterday, Airbus officially announced that they had decided to stop the production of the Airbus A380, the largest passenger airplane in the world, from 2021. Only seventeen more A380s will be manufactured until then, fourteen for Emirates and three for ANA. To be honest, this is actually not surprising. For so long, it has…

#2229 – Some “Luck” with Flights

ENGLISH In recent months I have shared several bad luck I had with some of my flights. It happened that in my weekend trip to Lyon in early December for the Fête des Lumières, I actually felt like, for once, I got “lucky” with the flights that I took to get to/back from there. So I…

#2222 – The 2018 Year-End Trip (The Destinations)

ENGLISH Since I moved to the Netherlands in 2010, I have had a streak of going on a trip at the end of a year. Well, 2011 being an exception, of course, haha; but other than that year, I went to Italy in 2010, France and Italy in 2012, England in 2013, India in 2014, USA (Boston and New York) and…

#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…

#2199 – A Couple of Recent Stories

ENGLISH Rain and Tennis In general I consider myself being quite lucky weather-wise in relation to my weekly tennis lesson. Quite often the weather sucks during the day (typical Fall) but turns alright (as in not raining at the very least (yeah I have such a low threshold for the Dutch Fall weather 😛 ))…

#2183 – AvGeek Weekend Trip #15 (AMS – CDG – CFE – AMS)

ENGLISH As my Instagram followers (@azilko) have known, I went on a weekend trip this weekend. And it was an AvGeek Weekend Trip!! 😀 Yeah, I figured it had been awhile since my last AvGeek Weekend Trip in January and it happened that I found a great deal with interesting routing as well. So, there…

#2151 – An Aborted Landing

ENGLISH I went to Stuttgart for a weekend trip this July. And on my way there, I had an unusual yet exciting experience on my KLM Cityhopper flight. The flight was operated with an Embraer ERJ190 reg PH-EZH. It was a smooth and pleasant flight, as per KLM standard. At the time as we were already…