11/29/2013

Footballers yesterday and today

This week the rich players of Basel FC played the super-rich players of Chelsea. Fifty years ago things were very different!

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11/22/2013

The day that President Kennedy was shot

On the day that President Kennedy was shot, 50 years ago, I was in Boston and witnessed the reaction of New Englanders.

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11/11/2013

Forgiveness on Remembrance Day

On this day, 11 November 2013, the obituaries of two persons connected with World War II detailed courage and reconciliation.

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11/08/2013

easyJet from London diverted to Lyon

Yesterday afternoon the easyJet flight from London Gatwick was diverted to Lyon, whilst a flight from Brussels circled twice over Geneva before finally landing.

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11/06/2013

Cornish pasties next year with easyJet?

Yesterday, 5 November, easyJet Switzerland sent an empty Airbus A319 to and back from Newquay airport, Cornwall!

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11/04/2013

Toulouse FC played Evian FC

Toulouse became another French football club flying into and (rather late) out of Geneva after playing in Annecy against Evian.

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11/01/2013

Who will be the next political head of the airport?

When the next seven Geneva administrative Councillors have been elected, who will have the airport in his/her department?

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10/24/2013

Lufthansa: good or bad news?

Reactions to the predictions from Lufthansa, which combines with Swiss, of profits higher this year than last, were mixed.

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10/16/2013

Computer networks are fallible

Like many other organisations in the past, easyJet yesterday had to deal with a major network problem, which did affect Geneva.

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10/09/2013

A tale of two Geneva State Councillors

The two Councillors, Michèle Kunzler and Isabel Rochat, were not too popular in the State Council elections last weekend.

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10/08/2013

An Airbus A320 from an Iran airline

Yesterday, Geneva airport welcomed a passenger flight of the Iranian airline Meraj. Where did it come from and why?

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10/01/2013

Next week the TV programme T.T.C. will be at the airport

Next Monday, 7 October, the "money" programme T.T.C. will be at the airport to investigate its success.

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09/24/2013

Some recent unexpected stopovers

Sometimes airline passengers find themselves landing at an intermediate unscheduled airport. Here are some examples.

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09/14/2013

Flights from blame to iniquity!

The flight of a serial rapist with a female psychologist went to iniquity with her assassination. More flights from blame will follow.

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09/12/2013

Unusual long distanced arrivals

Today, 12 September, there will be unusual US and Russian aircraft arriving. Recently we also saw a Thai Airbus A340.

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