Night Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 763 times:
I've flown from Kuala Lumpur to Perth which is pretty much the same route. You will fly pretty much over western Asia including Jakarta and from there its mostly ocean. You can see the coast of Australia once you are close to Geraldton (this is about 550km north of Perth). Thats about it really. Depending on the weather conditions you will land on either runway 21 or 03. 03 is better because you get a good view of the city. You will fly down the coast and turn inland about 15km south of the Perth city centre. Its a spectacular view as long as its not cloudy on the day when you fly in.
Hope this helps
P.S. I live in Perth so if you want any info on the city let me know :-)
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12161 posts, RR: 35 Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 746 times:
I'm not sure what airline you are flying, although I will assume it's BA (could also be QF or Singapore - that would be fun; a choice of 777s/340s on SIN-PER).
Anyway, as Luftaom pointed out, the most likely route is across Central Europe, over Germany, Austria, Romania, Turkey, Iran, India, across the Bay of Bengal, down the Straits of Malacca and its first left after K.L.; you can't miss it. Show the crew the map in the inflight mag if they're having a problem!!
Alternatively, you can fly over Northern Europe - Berlin, Warsaw, into Russia, south of Moscow, turning down towards a place called Aktyubinsk, then towards India, rejoining the route from there to Singapore.
Stay awake over India, as there's sometimes some fairly spectacular t/storms and the clouds can just light up every few seconds. I flew QF on this route in '93.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12161 posts, RR: 35 Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 747 times:
I also flew the SIN-PER sector with QF on a 767, although unfortunately it was overnight, for a 2.00 am arrival (QF78). It's a nice five hour sector and again, it's as was pointed out, it's right down the Australian coast, so a left side window seat would be best.
Again, if it takes a lot longer than that and you start seeing icebergs and penguins, I'd start sending notes to the cockpit!
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12161 posts, RR: 35 Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 722 times:
I don't know how long uou'll be in LHR, but if you have time I would suggest going up to the observation area. This is right above T2 and you can actually get there through various covered walkways and passageways. Go to the far end of T1, past the BA desk and outside; follow the signs to T2 and you will see signs also for the Spectators' Terrace. When you get up there, there is a very good aviation shop called Mach III, which has all kinds of books, magazines, postcards, models etc.
Enjoy your trip! This is one report I'll be looking forward to!