Deinceps Ut Europa II- Sim I v.2

Owing to a number of recent changes, I’ve been reevaluating the decisions made in my Sim I post. Basic Parameters Most of the basic parameters: outbound inbound dates, party size, theme remain unchanged. The only one that has changed is the flights. I’ll address that later, but you can read my reasoning for the former…

Deinceps Ut Europa II- Sim I

Now that I have some basic groundwork on routing,  it’s time to run some simulations and see what the projected costs’ll look like. This time around,  I have the advantage of having my costs analysis of Deinceps ut Europa to work off on , giving me some idea of what needs to be factored in…

AK 6132- 12 Mar 2018

A/N: Sorry for the awfully long wait between posts! I got caught up in work and projects and didn’t really have time to post. However, there’s also a new gimmick to introduce to ya’ll in a separate post. So without further ado, here’s the trip report for my first flight on the A320Neo! Note the date:…

Deinceps Ut Europa II- Routes

Hello there! It’s the start of the semester break for me, so hopefully I’ll have time to put out some content while juggling my other commitments. But anyways, here’s to start off the first post of the break: So, it turns out that the EU is introducing a new gimmick called ETIAS, details as below:…

Deinceps Ut Europa II – Initial Thoughts

Since the end of Deinceps ut Europa, I’ve been thinking: If I were to return to Europe for a second trip, what would I change? Basic parameters as such: It’ll be an open jaw trip, outbound has free reign, but inbound is not to be from Heathrow or any UK airport (due to the hefty…

Destination: Osaka?

I generally prefer to book my tickets directly with the airline, as I feel that OTAs (Online Travel Agencies) such as Orbitz, Momondo or Expedia aren’t too reliable, especially when aggregator sites like Skyscanner show them offering fares that are way lower than what the airline itself is offering. I prefer to tread with caution….

Stranded: AK 6117

So, I was back in my hometown of Penang for a few days, due to a long weekend break from 31st August to 3rd September. 4th September was also unexpectedly announced as a special holiday in commemoration of Malaysia’s outstanding performance in the recent Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games, but since I’ve already booked my…

The Long Road Home (MH1)

As per usual, MH1 was served by an A388, though there were talks of them being retired in early 2018 for the new A350s coming into service by then. I’m a little sad to see the whales go, but hey, the A350s might offer an ever better product. Boarding was at 21:22 through Gate 6b,…

Day 19: London (30 Mar) #1

30th March. My last day in London and the last official day of Deinceps Ut Europa! Actually, I was at a loss over what to do today, as Westfield was originally scheduled for the whole afternoon. Instead it got bumped up to yesterday. Flexibility can also be a burden when you’ve got unplanned deviations. But…

Day 18: London (29 Mar) #2

By the time I got back to Paddington, it was already past 3pm and I was getting desperate for some food. I did pass by Angus Steakhouse too many times already, with it being right across the entrance to Paddington. Even by the looks of it, you knew that it’s going to be pricey, not…

Day 18: London (29 Mar) #1

Woke up today extremely in an irritable mood. I could not get a good night’s sleep due to the almost constant sound of footsteps coming from above, and some street noise bleeding in through the window. I’m not sure whether the noise coming from the ceiling was from the room above or the corridor outside…

Day 17: Paris/London (28 Mar) #2

My Eurostar service from Gare du Nord to St Pancras was due to leave at 15:13 and arrive at 16:39. The crew held the train for about 5 minutes past the departure time for passengers stuck in passport control, but arrived relatively on time. Do take note that BST is 1 hour behind CEST, thus…