posted by dareshegoes at 23:49 comment View Comments

Our request system works perfectly for me. I can almost always put together my own flight schedule. How amazing is that? Japan has to be one of my favourite destinations. It’s fascinating, and I sometimes find myself getting quite ‘lost’. I don’t speak the language. The alphabet looks like ‘hieroglyphics’ to me. But the feeling… read more »

posted by Richard de Nooy at 10:48 comment View Comments

All things must come to an end, and the alphabet is certainly no exception. In the last blog of this series, we’ll be taking a look at the origin of city names starting with the letters U (0), V (3), W (3), X (1), Y (0) and Z (1). By popular demand, I’ll once again… read more »

posted by Jör at 00:19 comment View Comments

In February this year, I completed my flight training for a new aircraft type: the Airbus A330. My first trip with this new aircraft was to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. This made me think of “Lucy”, whose remains were uncovered here in 1973. She lived 3.2 million years ago and, based on the theory of… read more »

posted by Marleen Veldhuis at 10:40 comment View Comments

Over the past ten years I have taken a lot of trips to training camps and competitions throughout the world; Melbourne, Korea, Pretoria, Seattle and Venezuela to sum up a few. As a swimmer with the Dutch National Team, you always want to be as fit as possible — especially after a long flight. If… read more »

posted by Richard de Nooy at 11:00 comment View Comments

“We’re bored, Dad.” My daughter Gaia and her friend Jehanne, both twelve, are lounging on the couch, waiting for me to ferry them to their singing lesson. “Wanna help me write my blog?” I ask. “Cool!” they chorus. “What do we have to do?” “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear… read more »

posted by dareshegoes at 22:01 comment View Comments

The small things in life. The warmth of the sun. A smile from a fellow human being. These are things that can make me feel intensely happy. How privileged I am. Flying has made the world around me, in the broadest sense, bigger. More beautiful. More realistic. It keeps both my feet firmly on the… read more »

posted by Jör at 15:23 comment View Comments

Every time I go to Suriname, I get a real hankering for chicken roti. I remember very well the last time I was in Suriname. I was visiting the mother of my best friend, Dennis. Sadly, she has since passed away. I brought her apples and other Dutch products and she spoiled me with some… read more »