Trans-Atlantic (42), Trans-Pacific (12) and Trans-Eurasia (8) Trips

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Year Date Carrier Equip. Route Who travels why?
and events
2016July 21 (Thursday) LH0432 & AA2201 747-8 & Super80 Frankfurt - Chicago - St. Louis Scheduled to leave FRA at 5:05 pm, left 2 hours late because of traffic over England. Great flight; super views of Southern Greenland, glaciers, icebergs. Everything delayed in Chicago; heavy thunderstorms. Flight to STL was scheduled for 9:30 pm or so and actually left at 3 am (!); flight through ligthning storm (twilight-zone like) and then along ligthning stom (nice from distance); arrival in STL at 4 am!! Taxi to Holiday Day Inn Airport West Earth City; sleep untuil 10 am. Catch MoX at 11:30 am at Lambert Field. Home by 2 pm.
2016July 20 (W, 10:30 am) LH721 & LH9252 (UA___) & LH9276 (____) A380-800 & 777 & --- Beijing - Frankfurt - Washington IAD - St. Louis (same day and about 22 hours later; W, 11:23 pm) Got ripped off by cab drivers to terminals 2 (first) and terminal 3. Delayed for 7 hours in Beijing; two of these insight the plane. Heavy rains, two tires exchanged, electric problems on Nr. 1 engine. Flight was smooth and great. Connection to US missed. Lufthansa reserved and paid for night at InterCityHotel Franfurt Airport including diner at 23 pm and great breakfast. Productive Thursday morning in hotel; shuttle at 1 pm to airport.
2016July 19 (Tuesday) G88 CRH Xi'an - Beijing (ca. 1:30 pm - ca. 6 pm Fast train to Beijing West. Pickup by Chi Zhan, taxi to Holiday Inn Dongzhimen; dinner at Beijing Market (Yunnan food, very excellent banana leaf fish).
2016June 17 (F, 5:10 pm) LH720A380-800 Frankfurt - Beijing (S, 8:30 am) Ueber Schwarzwaelder Hochstrasse (Regen, Nebel) nach Baden-Baden, durch Stau in Karlsruhe, dann Unfall Stau, nach FRA in vier Stunden; 20 liter @ 30 Euros, arrived shortly after 3 pm. Regenstart; smooth.
2016June 13 (M, 1:35 pm) LH8293 (UA6057) & LH9151 (UA907)Embraer 175 & 777-200 St. Louis - Chicago - Frankfurt (T, 9:45 am) Get MoX at 9 am on Monday. -- Enterprise Corsa in FRA: Ueber Baden-Baden, Rote Laache, Forbach, Murgtal nach FDS for lunch at 2pm. Donnerstag: Nike Air, Kreissparkasse, Adler Essen. EM, Germany Polen 0:0.
2015Dec. 21 (M, 1 pm) LH9150 (= UA906) & LH8862 (= UA3351)777-200 & Embraer 145 Frankfurt - Chicago - St. Louis (M, 9:58 pm) Kiss Landing at O'Hare! Smooth flight to STL. Got MoX at 11:30 pm, home by 1:30 am.
2015Dec. 16 (W, 11:10 pm) LH797 A380-800 Hong Kong - Frankfurt (T, 5:30 am) ICE to Karlsruhe, S-Bahn through Murgtal (slightly foggy)
2015Dec. 10 (Th, 1:45 pm) UA1638 & LH435 & LH730ERJ145 & A340-600 & A340-600 St. Louis - Chicago - Muenchen - Hong Kong (Sa, 5:05 pm) Flies over Southern Black Sea & Northern Caspy, HK Conference
2015July 19 (Su, 4 pm) UA850 & UA3519747 & Embraer Beijing - Chicago - St. Louis (Su, 4 pm) Trains from Xiangtan to Wuhan, on to Xi'an, and later on to Beijing
2015July 4 (Sa, 11:15 am Xiamen Air MF8157 737-800 Xiamen - Changsha Pickup by XJ; drive to Xiangtan
2015June 12 (Sa, 6:50 pm Xiamen Air MF8106 787 Beijing - Xiamen Delayed one day; arrived one day late from O'Hare.
2015June 12 (Fr, 9:50 am) UA3367 & UA851RJ135 & 747 St. Louis - Chicago - Beijing Delayed one day; weather in Chicago delayed flight to O'Hare
2014July 29 (Tu, 5 pm) Lufthansa 9252 (UA) & 9276 (UA)777 & RJ145 Frankfurt - Washington Dulles - St. Louis Arrives at 10:58 pm in STL. Missed last leg due to luggage delay at Dulles. Spend night at Days Inn, Manassas, and took 8:05 am flight to STL, arrived 9:37 am. 11am MoX to CoMO.
2014July 29 (Tu, 10:30 am) Lufthansa 721A380-800 Beijing - Frankfurt Planned arrival at 2:45 pm in FRA; actual arrival ca. 4 pm. Left PEK over an hour late because of heavy rain in Shanghai & Nanjing. Delayed landing due to thunderstorm in FRA.
2014May 21 (Wed) Lufthansa 720A380-800 Frankfurt - Beijing Arrives Thursday 8:30 am.
2014May 16 UA3404 & UA964EMB
& 767
St. Louis, Houston (IAH), Frankfurt Left STL at 6:05 am, arrived in Houston 8:13am. Left Houston 6:05 pm, arrived FRA 11:35 am. Took until 6 pm to get to FDS. One missing ICE. Traffic accident in Karlsruhe delayed trip to FDS. Bayern : Dortmund = 2:0. Pokal.
2014May 15 Lufthansa 8793 (UA) & 9152 (UA)CRJ-700
& 747
St. Louis, Chicago, Frankfurt Bad weather in StL kept me overnight in St. Louis at Airport Plaza Inn.
2013August 13 United
Airlines
888 & 345
747-400
A319
Beijing - San Francisco - St. Louis
2013July 16 Lufthansa 720A380-800 Frankfurt-Beijing Second flight in A380! 57K. Arrives July 17.
2013July 6 Aer Lingus 656A320 Dublin - Frankfurt Nice.
2013July 2 Aer Lingus 651A320 Frankfurt - Dublin Mostly covered, rain in DUB.
2013July 1 Lufthansa 721A380-800 Beijing - Frankfurt First flight in A380! 70K. The wings are HUGE!! Last leg to fly around the world! Inner Mongolia, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg.
2013June 13 United
Airlines
3622
& 897
Canadair Reg. Jet 700
777-200
St. Louis - Washington Dulles - Beijing North Pole Route. Totally Awesome! From Dulles, fly ca. 5.5 hours North, in NP Region flying EAST for ca. 2 hours (along the North shore of Greenland, top of Europe & Russia), then fly ca. 5.5 hours South-Southeast to Beijing.
2012June 16 United Airlines 850 & 3390777-200ER
& RJ145
Beijing, Chicago, St. Louis Takeoff delayed >1h in Beijing (thunderstorms); missed connecting flight in Chicago; standby flight 3373 at 8:55pm delayed takeoff, altered route, arrived in STL after midnight (landing in lightning storm, exciting).
2012May 20 United Airlines 3669 & 897CARJ700
777-200ER
St. Louis, Washington/Dulles, Beijing Polar Route; Beijing: ICCAS and GUCAS; Wuhan: Talks. PEK - Wuhan Trip on Eastern China; 5/28/12, 8:20a, MU2460 (737); 6/2/12, 9am, MU2451 (737).
2012January 6 United Airlines 131 & 3680 757
CR7
Paris, Washington/Dulles. St. Louis Enormous headwind over Atlantic; <450 mph most of the time
2011December 15 United Airlines 5148 & 152 E70
757
StL, Newark, Stuttgart Bumpy, quite stormy in Germany. Visit FDS & trip to Paris, France.
2011June 15 United Airlines 3629 & 851CRJ 700
747-400
StL, Chicago, Beijing Smooth. Great vistas of Arctic Ocean North of Alaska, Siberia.
Research & Teaching at GUCAS
2011July 3 United Airlines 888 & 492747-400
Airbus 319
Beijing, San Francisco, StL Nice
2010June 11 American AirlinesMD80
777
StL, Chicago, Beijing Smooth, detours around TSs prior to PEK landing.
2 Talks & Teaching at GUCAS
2010June 27 American Airlines777
MD80
Beijing, Chicago, StL Storm in Chicago, detours required but good landing, delays out of O'Hare, luggage one day late
2009- -- - -
2008- -- - -
2007- -- - -
2006April 6 American AirlinesMD80
777
STL, Dallas, Frankfurt Gudrun 35. Peter 50! Ostern.
Talks in Erlangen & Manchester.
Dalton Disc. 9.
2006April 22 American AirlinesA320
777
757 S80
Manchester, London, Chicago, STL
2005- -- - -
2004- -- - -
2003Nov. 6 American AirlinesS80
767-300
STL, Chicago, Frankfurt Paps is 70!
Talk in Darmstadt.
2003Nov. 12 American Airlines767-300 S80 FRA, Chicago, STL My second most windy landing in Chicago ever! Delay to StL; missed limo, overnight at BW in StL.
2003June 14 American Airlines & SASMD80 A320 STL, Newark, Copenhagen IUT 2003 in Vaxjo, Sweden, Talks in Freiburg, Tuebingen and Wuerzburg
2003July 2 American Airlines777 MD80 FRA, Dallas, STL Lost luggage for 10 days on way to Sweden.
2002July 17 American AirlinesMD80 777 STL, Dallas, FRA with Julia, Kayla & Jamie
Jamie Taufe, Klosters, WATOC'02
2002Aug. 10 American Airlines767 MD80 Zuerich, Dallas, STL overnight in Dallas due to weather
2001- -- - -
2000- -- - -
1999April 15 -? 777 STL, Chicago, FRA Christian Konf., Frankfurt Lecture (4/16), meet Peter & Andrea on the flight Chicago to FRA
1999April ? -777 ? FRA, Chicago, STL -
1998- United Airlines727 777 STL, Chicago, FRA with Julia & Kayla
Kayla Taufe (8/9), Konstanz Lecture (8/6)
1998- United Airlines777 727 FRA, Chicago, STL -
1997July 3-4 TWA122 JAL009 JAL565 MD80 747-400 DC9 STL, Chicago/O'Hare, Tokyo/Narita, Sapporo JSPS Trip
1997Aug. 2 JAL010 TWA363747-400 DC9 Tokyo/Narita, Chicago/O'Hare, STL -
1996Dec. 7 -- STL, NY Kennedy, FRA C4 Bewerb. Braunschweig (12/8)
1996- -- FRA, NY Kennedy, STL -
1995Dec. ??
Dec. ??
-
Nepal Airlines
-
A310
STL, London
London, FRA
8-Lecture Tour England, Germany, Switzerland
1995- -- FRA, NY Kennedy, STL -
1994May 4 -- 767 STL, ??, Geneva, Muenchen C4 Bewerb. Muenchen (5/6)
1994- -767 - FRA, ??, STL -
1994Feb. 15 -- STL, NY Kennedy ??, FRA C3 Bewerb. Bonn, 3-Lecture Tour Germany
1994Feb. ?? -- FRA, NY Kennedy ??, STL -
1993May ?? -- STL, NY Kennedy ??, FRA with Julia
4-Lecture Tour Germany 5/17 - 6/9
1993June ?? -- FRA, NY Kennedy ??, STL -
1993April ?? -- STL, NY Kennedy ??, FRA C3 Bewerb. Freiberg
1993Feb ?? -- FRA, NY Kennedy ??, STL -
1993Feb. ?? -- STL, NY Kennedy ??, FRA C3 Bewerb. Wuerzburg 2/5
1993Feb ?? -- FRA, NY Kennedy ??, STL -
1992?? TWA ??- STL, NY Kennedy ??, FRA Toulouse Conference
1992?? TWA ??- Paris, NY Kennedy ??, STL -
1991- -- - Green Card Application
1990- -- - Green Card Application
1989- -- - -
1988- -- - -
1987- -- NY Kennedy, FRA with Julia, Christmas vacation in Freudenstadt
1987- -- FRA, NY Kennedy -
1986- -- SFO, FRA with Julia, 4-week summer vacation in Germany, Switzerland and Italy with Golf
1986- -- FRA, SFO -
1985- British Caledonian, Northwest-Orient- Amsterdam, London
London, Minneapolis, SFO
continue PhD (return ticket not used)
1985- Northwest-Orient, British Caldonian- SFO, Minneapolis, London
London, Amsterdam
go home to Freudenstadt, camping at Bodensee
1984- British Caledonian, Northwest-Orient- Amsterdam, London
London, Minneapolis, SFO
Start PhD at Cal
1983- Lufthansa- SFO, FRA with Jasmin, end of exchange studies
1982- Lufthansa- FRA, Kennedy, WDC
WDC, SFO
with Jasmin, Summer in Georgetown
Exchange studies at UC Berkeley