#2351 – An Avgeek Weekend in Toulouse

ENGLISH So as I mentioned some time ago, I went on a weekend trip to Toulouse in mid-November. And here is the story of this trip. While technically I have “been” to Toulouse once, that was seven years ago. Back then my parents and I were on our way from Lourdes (about two hours away…

#2349 – Some Recent Stories

ENGLISH I have mentioned it before, though; but again, it has been cold in Europe. Especially in the last two weeks or so where it feels like at one point the temperature just dropped! Yeah, to me the temperature drop felt so “apparent” especially because of New York weekend trip at the end of October….

#2342 – The (New) Yogyakarta International Airport

ENGLISH One big infrastructure project that has been going on in the Yogyakarta region is the construction of a new international airport. First of all, the idea for a new airport has been there for like ages, mainly due to the limited expansion possibility of the long-serving Adisutjipto Airport. But as usual in Indonesia, this…

#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…