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Leg 1 - London (UK) to Zurich (Switzerland)

Swiss International LX333 - Airbus Industrie A320-100/200


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Depart: London Heathrow GB (LHR) Terminal 1, 7th Feb 2013 13:45 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Arrive: Zurich CH (ZRH), 7th Feb 2013 16:35 Central European Time (GMT+1)
483 miles (1 hour 50 minutes)

Posted by FrancisRTW 02:00 Archived in Switzerland Tagged flights Comments (0)

Leg 2 - Zurich (Switzerland) to Muscat (Oman)

Swiss International LX242 - Airbus Industrie A330-300


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Depart: Zurich CH (ZRH), 12th Feb 2013 12:45 Central European Time (GMT+1)
Includes Stop (30 minutes): Dubai (DXB) 12th Feb 2013 21:40-22:20 Gulf Standard Time (GMT+4)
Arrive: Muscat OM (MCT), 12th Feb 2013 23:20 Gulf Standard Time (GMT+4)
3,184 miles (7 hours 35 minutes)

Our plane being de-iced before take-off at Zurich Airport

Our plane being de-iced before take-off at Zurich Airport

From the snow and ice of Switzerland (it dropped to -23 °C on top of the mountains at Jungfraujoch) to the endless sun of Oman (it reached 32 °C in the desert at Wahiba Sands), this flight was to see the biggest contrast in temperatures of my entire trip.

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Leg 3 – Muscat (Oman) to Bangkok (Thailand)

Thai Airways International TG 508 – Airbus Industrie A330-300


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Depart: Muscat OM (MCT), 26th Feb 2013 20:40 Gulf Standard Time (GMT+4)
Includes Stop (1 hour): Karachi (KHI), 26th Feb 2013 22:50-23:50 Pakistan Standard Time (GMT+5)
Arrive: Bangkok TH (BKK), 27th Feb 2013 06:50 Indochina Time (GMT+7)
2,830 miles (7 hours 10 minutes)

What was unusual about this flight was that it was full of Pakistani ex-pats flying home, all with excessive amounts of baggage many time overs their permitted allowance. I was also the only 'white man' on the plane and when we briefly landed at Karachi in Pakistan we were under strict instructions not to take any photographs as it was also used by the military!

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