The first overseas visit of the year was to Zurich to catch some traffic arriving for the World Economic Forum, which takes place at Davos each year. The flight with Swiss international departed LHR at 06:00 and HB-IJR was airbourne from runway 27L on time. The level of service in Economy on this short flight … Continue reading Zurich Kloten 21-1-20
Despite the gloomy weather a trip to Gatwick was undertaken. the landing runway was 08, and we decided to park in the layby along Charlwood Road opposite the Maple Manor hotel. From the layby, aircraft can be seen through the trees as they land or taxy to take-off, but isn't any good in summer … Continue reading London Gatwick 31-12-19 (10:00 – 13:10)
With the conservation hall at Cosford being opened to the public for a week (for a small cost of £6) we decided on a run up to see what was what. This was our first trip to Cosford and we were impressed. Parking for the day was £5 but entry into the museum is free. … Continue reading RAF Museum Cosford – Friday 15th November 2019.
Day 8, and the start of the return journey. My first flight was with Cathay Pacific departing from TPE at 06:00. It was too early for the Hotel Shuttle, so they called a cab for me to get to T1. A330 B-HLH got me to HKG in 1 hour 30 minutes and on approach I … Continue reading Far East Trip Day 8 – Taipei, Hong Kong 12th October 2019.
Friday 11th October and the last full day of the trip. I had originally planned to hire a driver for the day to take me around the airport, but as the view from the room was so good, I had a lazy day photographing from the room and the end of the corridor. I had … Continue reading Far East Trip Day 7 – Taipei Taoyuan 11/10/19
Thursday 10th October. It was another fine morning at Haneda but I was moving on. I was flying with China Airlines to Taipei Songshan. Whilst in the international terminal at Haneda I managed to read a few of the biz off on the far side. I heard my name announced and made my way to … Continue reading Far East Trip Day 6 – Taipei Songshan and Taoyuan 10-10-19
I woke at 5:30 this morning to the room shaking and the bed bobbing up and down, not a usual occurrence - especially when I am on my own 😀 . I had just experienced an earth tremor which lasted about 4 seconds. I decided to get up and get up onto the terminal 1 … Continue reading Far East Trip Day 5 – Tokyo Heliport and Haneda 9th October 2019
After an early breakfast at the Narita Rest House I made my way the Terminal 1 viewing deck. The rain had stopped but the weather was very murky. Not a lot seemed to be going on with most aircraft arriving behind me on the far runway out of sight which was frustrating. After about half … Continue reading Far East Trip Day 4 – Tokyo Narita, and Haneda 8th October 2019.
Day 3, and it was an early start to check in for my flight from Incheon to Fukuoka. The heavens had opened and I was glad that i was moving on, however Korea was a wonderful country, very clean and the people very welcoming. I was originally booked with Jin Air for this leg, but … Continue reading Far East Trip Day 3 – Fukuoka & Tokyo Narita 7th October 2019
Day 2, and it was an early Breakfast then the Shuttle bus back to T1 in order to catch the all stop train to Seoul Gimpo. The journey time was about 35 minutes and was very straightforward. I had read that the viewing deck on the KAC building only opened at 9am, however I had … Continue reading Far East Trip Day 2 – Seoul Gimpo and Incheon 6th October 2019