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HAM-LHR-SIN-ADL On BA/QF (With Too Many Photos)  
User currently offlinestevtomato From Indonesia, joined Mar 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13103 times:

This is the first time I post a trip report... so please go easy on me!

The flight is HAM-LHR-SIN-ADL, first two flights operated by BA (QF codeshare...) and the last one operated by QF.

My trip began at around 3:15pm from Sankt Michaelisdonn to Hamburg Airport. I didn't take any photos here (in fact, I didn't take many photos at all...) so I won't put up any. I was going back home from a 2 week trip that was the best trip ever in my life. Not only because it's the first time I've been to Europe but also because I get to meet someone really special to me.

On arrival at Hamburg Airport, we went to British Airways' check-in counter and the lady that was in the counter was rather un-smiley... But was helpful and friendly enough anyway. I got all my flight tickets including the ones for Qantas. I asked if they upgraded my seat for Qantas flight back to Adelaide, and she said that she couldn't do that there.

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My boarding passes for my HAM-ADL journey. I thought I'd put up my paper ticket too, since that is really rare now (I had to get that cos my trip from FRA-HAM was on the Deutsche Bahn. Notice that the boarding pass for SIN-ADL had been torn off because I took the photo at home.

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T1 at Hamburg Airport

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BA Check-in Counter at Hamburg Airport

So I just went towards security screening, said farewell to my friend who I stayed with for 2 weeks, went through it and went through customs. The airport was rather empty, well it's a Saturday after all, and the BA967/QF3522 flight was already there when I got to the gate.

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Airside at Hamburg Airport

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Area around the gate

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Some Planes

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British Airways Airbus A319. It was supposed to be A320 but they operated A319 for this particular flight.

Anyway, the seatpitch and stuffs wasn't too bad for a small guy like me (I'm only 166cm, 52kg). But I guess it would be a problem for tall guys! The plane itself was kinda worn out and ugly. It felt very "budget airline" like. The guy next to me told me I could swap with him and get the window seat instead, which is quite good since I could take photos.

The captain made an announcement saying that there'll be a short taxi to the runway. I didn't know that he meant it when he said short, because I didn't even realise we were already on the runway when they started taking off...

Refreshments were soon served... They were really quite pathetic. I had orange juice, and they gave me two small bottles of it and the snack was basically just a really stingy portion of sea-salted chips. They were really good, but the amount was so little it made me hungrier and craved for more food... It also made my face really oily, which isn't surprising.

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Lots of room for a short guy like me

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Tray Table stowed

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Safety Instructions Card in the pocket

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Farewell to Hamburg... =( I went there to visit a very special person... It's sad to leave Hamburg.

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A Lufthansa B737

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AirBerlin

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Taking off...   I really didn't want to leave Germany

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Snacks...

A short while after, our plane was descending and as it went below clouds, I could see UK with its infamous weather. It wasn't raining, but it was very cloudy and sunless... Very different from Australia. The landing was okay... but one really annoying thing was that the pilot made an announcement saying that the plane is going to "sleep as it has finished its job for the day." So we were taken somewhere really far, put on a bus and transferred to T5 that way. That was kinda annoying as we had to wait for a bit. But I had plenty of time left before my flight anyway, so it was okay for me.

Upon arrival to T5, I quickly went down again to transfer to T3. The bus ride was really... long... it took more than 10 minutes and had many turns. Compared to Singapore's Changi airport, this was rather disappointing. T3 was even more disappointing as it was very small, cramped and hot, the waiting lounge was at least. The areas around the gates weren't very crowded and I find waiting there was better. No free internet, unlike Changi (sorry I always compare it to Changi because that's the airport I'm most familiar with), so I got a GBP10 worth of internet... just for 2 hours. Oh well.

The gate was quite interesting as the jet bridge was really really long. It practically deceived me! So the line was actually still really long and I had a further 10 minutes wait or so before I could get on the plane.

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Cloudy and dark UK

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Some cool water-y thing.

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Airport on landing

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Qantas B747

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Qantas A380

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Virgin Atlantic A340

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Heathrow T3 was really busy.

I didn't take many photos after that. But we had a delay that lasted for over an hour because some sort of the "tuck" or whatnot (I don't know what it was...), was broken and had to be fixed. Another announcement came saying that they now had to replace it with a good one. After an hour or so, they finally started pushing back. I could hear the cabin's relief. Take off was quick and easy and we were up in the air within minutes.

The flight was eventless. It was dark throughout, and I couldn't get a window seat. So I just took a few photos of my seat and stuff. I was also too tired to take a photo of the food (which was alright...). I was dying to get back to Australia (or at least Singapore) anyway. So I slept mostly and watched a movie (I already forgot what it was...). Landing was fine and it was quick getting out of the plane.

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IFE System

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Not much space. Sorry for the messy blanket!

I was going to go to the transit counter to upgrade to business class for my flight back to Adelaide. However, it was filled with many people. So I decided to stay a bit and get online on the internet (yay for free internet). After a bit, I went back to the counter and got myself upgraded. I then went to the lounge to relax.

The lounge was spacious and quiet. I sat and had some drink and snack, before I went out to have a smoke and came back to the lounge to take a shower. The shower room was great. I felt rather refreshed, especially after the big travel I did the day before.

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Qantas/BA Business Class Lounge Shower Room

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Qantas/BA Business Class Lounge Shower Room

As soon as I got out of the shower, QF82 was announced. I sat down to check my email and facebook and said bye to friends on MSN, and then walked to Gate C13. Nearly everyone had already boarded. I went through the security screening. I was then asked to take off my jacket... but I was only wearing a shirt with a vest/waistcoat. So I took my waistcoat off anyway, didn't know that was considered a jacket!

After getting my passport checked and my boarding pass checked, I proceeded to board the plane and was shown to my seat, 2A.

The seat was quite comfortable. I was offered a paper, so I chose the Weekend Australian and got a glass of orange juice. The plane took off soon after, it was quite on time, flightstats.com didn't lie about the on-time performance rating. Sitting on business class was definitely much quieter, the plane's engines sounded quite different too. The noise cancelling headsets were really good I thought.

Supper was served a little longer after take off. I had some sort of sea bass curry. It was really good. The salad was pretty good (average) and bread was good. I then put the bed down and watched some movie (I watched Cemetery Junction), before I tried to sleep.

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Supper

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Skybed fully reclined

I woke up again and then I watched some doco, something to do about human evolution and stuffs. Breakfast was served soon after and I had some fruit salad with yoghurt, croissant, apple juice and coffee.

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Breakfast

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Another shot of breakfast...

Soon after that, the sun started to rise, it was really beautiful. The lights were also turned on after that, around half an hour before landing when the plane started descending. Adelaide's winter morning is as foggy as always; not as foggy as the last time I came back here in July though (I remembered the last time the captain warned us that we might need to make a land in Sydney if it's too foggy)! Landing was smooth and I was quickly greeted by the sad assortment of small planes (B737 and A320) typical of Adelaide. I really want to be back in Germany!

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Quite foggy!

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Anyway, it was great being let out of the plane first and quickly. Immigration clearance was also quick. Luggage came out rather late though, and that was annoying. But still was faster than most people. Customs were cleared really quickly too and soon after, I was on my way back home on a cab.

I thought BA was rather disappointing. Getting off BA011 and seeing QF planes in Changi somehow made me feel more "at home" even though I am not Australian (but QF is the flight I fly with the most). Some things were great in BA, like the fact that they provide a wet tissue in the toilet and also some socks (which I didn't use). QF is generally much better though, especially on their A380 flights.

QF business class was very pleasant. The crew was very friendly and I just love that chocolate dusted truffle so much.

I'm looking forward to fly with QF again! But going back to Germany at the end of the year, I might try out Emirates instead.

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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11937 times:

Nice report! I love reports with lots of pics.

Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
Upon arrival to T5, I quickly went down again to transfer to T3. The bus ride was really... long... it took more than 10 minutes and had many turns.

How long did the total transfer take from T5 to T3? I gotta do this in 3 months, so just wondering...

Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
I had orange juice, and they gave me two small bottles of it and the snack was basically just a really stingy portion of sea-salted chips.

Sadly, that is what you mostly see on European flights these days, not only BA!

Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
sorry I always compare it to Changi because that's the airport I'm most familiar with

I can imagine. I've been to Changi only 3 times, but it's by far my favorite airport!

Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
But we had a delay that lasted for over an hour because some sort of the "tuck" or whatnot (I don't know what it was...), was broken and had to be fixed

Tuck? What the heck is that, haha. Reminds me of the last Friends episode... "there is no left philangie!!!!"  
Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
I was going to go to the transit counter to upgrade to business class for my flight back to Adelaide.

Just out of curiosity, how much did this cost you and why didn't you do this on the (much longer) LHR-SIN leg?

Thanks again for the excellent TR!



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4865 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11683 times:

Great first TR, well done!

Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
Upon arrival to T5, I quickly went down again to transfer to T3. The bus ride was really... long... it took more than 10 minutes and had many turns.
Quoting Kappel (Reply 1):
How long did the total transfer take from T5 to T3? I gotta do this in 3 months, so just wondering...

Another option is to catch the tube between the terminals. It is free to do this and takes about 4 minutes (T5-T123) if you want to go to T4 then you would have to go to T123 first then wait for a train to T4.



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User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11510 times:

Really nice report there, thankyou for your efforts!!

Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
at home" even though I am not Australian (but QF is the flight I fly with the most).

I must confess, QF seems to have this feeling down to a T for me! As soon as I walk onboard I feel relaxed and calm, sometime more so then when I am at home!

Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
QF business class was very pleasant. The crew was very friendly and I just love that chocolate dusted truffle so much

I really think the QF business class product is very good especially now that they have improved their mid flight snack offerings. They only two criticism I have are some times their pre-arrival snack can be a tad stingy. But my biggest gripe is those fugly grey trays of there’s, they have nice classy cutlery and crockery, but cheep rubbery trays! I know costing is important but so is perceptions of the customer, would it cost so much to have a linen liner or something? What do other airlines use? Am I being overly picky in my hatred of the grey tray? lol

Once again a great report with great pics!


User currently offlinestevtomato From Indonesia, joined Mar 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11345 times:

Glad you guys enjoyed the read! Thanks for reading =)

Quoting Kappel (Reply 1):
How long did the total transfer take from T5 to T3? I gotta do this in 3 months, so just wondering...

Not too long, a bit less than an hour, but a bit more than half an hour. Depends on how many people are queuing for the security checks too. They say to allow 120 minutes between the two gates though, not necessary in my case.

Quoting Kappel (Reply 1):
Sadly, that is what you mostly see on European flights these days, not only BA!

Dang... I must say, even some Asian budget flights are better than that. And Qantas domestic is definitely better than that.

Quoting Kappel (Reply 1):
I can imagine. I've been to Changi only 3 times, but it's by far my favorite airport!

It is also a really easy airport to navigate around! Although it's so huge sometimes walking is so tiring! The lounges are especially a bit far from the gates.

Quoting Kappel (Reply 1):
Tuck? What the heck is that, haha. Reminds me of the last Friends episode... "there is no left philangie!!!!"

lol, I really don't know! That was what it sounded like when the captain made the announcement. They end up removing the broken one and replacing it with a good one. I assume it's something they need to push the plane back from the gate. Anyone know anything about this?

Quoting Kappel (Reply 1):
Just out of curiosity, how much did this cost you and why didn't you do this on the (much longer) LHR-SIN leg?

A few reasons really. Firstly, I took the train from FRA-HAM (codeshare with Deutsche Bahn) on my way to Hamburg. And I thought taking the plane would be much faster on my way back (don't like long travel time back from holidays, always love longer travel time to holiday destination though!). Secondly, I think Qantas only codeshares with BA in this way. At least I didn't see any flight through Munich or Frankfurt on the way back. Thirdly, that would be the first time I've been to England (albeit only the airport!).

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 2):
Another option is to catch the tube between the terminals. It is free to do this and takes about 4 minutes (T5-T123) if you want to go to T4 then you would have to go to T123 first then wait for a train to T4.

I thought there should be that too. But the signs pointed down to the bus. So I just took the easiest option.

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 3):
I must confess, QF seems to have this feeling down to a T for me! As soon as I walk onboard I feel relaxed and calm, sometime more so then when I am at home!

Yeah, I really feel like Qantas is a good airline (especially for the domestic flights), after I took BA from HAM-LHR. Although the British accents on BA flights are awesome. Well... except for one flight attendant in my HAM-LHR flight that sounded like one of those British comedy people... A bit like Carol! (Computer says no.) lol...

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 3):
I really think the QF business class product is very good especially now that they have improved their mid flight snack offerings. They only two criticism I have are some times their pre-arrival snack can be a tad stingy. But my biggest gripe is those fugly grey trays of there’s, they have nice classy cutlery and crockery, but cheep rubbery trays! I know costing is important but so is perceptions of the customer, would it cost so much to have a linen liner or something? What do other airlines use? Am I being overly picky in my hatred of the grey tray? lol

Grey tray! I just noticed that. I don't fly business class at all... so I didn't even notice that (I'm a poor uni student...). But you're right, I think. I wonder what other airlines offer. Probably a black tray would even be slightly better =P I think I could have asked for more food pre-arrival anyway. But I decided to not get those. I wanted the toast, but I was so sleepy the night before, I ticked croissant instead of the toast. But the chocolate truffle from last night's dinner's dessert was really good!

Once again, thanks for reading and commenting!


User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11282 times:

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 2):
Another option is to catch the tube between the terminals. It is free to do this and takes about 4 minutes (T5-T123) if you want to go to T4 then you would have to go to T123 first then wait for a train to T4.

Great tip, thanks!! I'll look for the tube when I'm there.

Quoting stevtomato (Reply 4):
Not too long, a bit less than an hour, but a bit more than half an hour. Depends on how many people are queuing for the security checks too. They say to allow 120 minutes between the two gates though, not necessary in my case.

OK, good to know. I only have an hour and a half on my way the US, so let's hope it's not too busy. I'll be connecting between BA and AA. On the way back I have 2 hours, so that should be plenty.

Quoting stevtomato (Reply 4):
Dang... I must say, even some Asian budget flights are better than that.

At least in Europe they still offer something. Some airlines in the US (legacy even) offer only buy on board. There is for example a trip report on KL STR-AMS-STR where you can see what they offer. At least on my KL flight to EDI last week I got a (very tasty) sandwich. But I guess that's only for the "breakfast" flights.

Quoting stevtomato (Reply 4):
They end up removing the broken one and replacing it with a good one.

Well, at least they put in a good tuck, lol!!

Quoting stevtomato (Reply 4):
Thirdly, that would be the first time I've been to England (albeit only the airport!).

Maybe I wasn't clear enough, what I meant is why didn't you upgrade to business class on the LHR-SIN segment, but only the SIN-ADL segment. I ask because the LHR-SIN segment is longer than SIN-LHR.

By the way, next time you're in Europe, be sure to visit London properly, it's really worth it!!



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User currently offlinestevtomato From Indonesia, joined Mar 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 11207 times:

Quoting Kappel (Reply 5):
At least in Europe they still offer something. Some airlines in the US (legacy even) offer only buy on board. There is for example a trip report on KL STR-AMS-STR where you can see what they offer. At least on my KL flight to EDI last week I got a (very tasty) sandwich. But I guess that's only for the "breakfast" flights.

Oh right, wow, that's sad. I guess with all these budget airlines around, non-budget airlines have to compete, by making their service budget-like too... To reduce costs of course.

Quoting Kappel (Reply 5):
Maybe I wasn't clear enough, what I meant is why didn't you upgrade to business class on the LHR-SIN segment, but only the SIN-ADL segment. I ask because the LHR-SIN segment is longer than SIN-LHR.

Oh right! My fault for misunderstanding it. Well, I don't have enough miles =P (I'm a poor uni student, remember!) And also, I have QF's frequent flyer program. The flight was code share and was operated by BA (I was planning to get the QF A380 one, but ended up clicking on the wrong one). Since it's operated by BA, I can't upgrade it. I wasn't planning to sleep anyway (I did...) since i wanted to sleep and rest in my QF flight to Adelaide so I could wake up and be ready to start the day on Monday morning, but I end up sleeping on my BA flight and fully awake on my QF flight...

Quoting Kappel (Reply 5):
By the way, next time you're in Europe, be sure to visit London properly, it's really worth it!!

I shoud, eh? I need visas though. I needed a visa to enter Germany too. And this holiday was planned really suddenly and so I was lucky enough to be granted the Schengen visa on time (like 3 days before I fly! I was getting agitated...). But London next time I hope. I'm planning to study German in Hamburg next year. So I might go there at the end of the year, end of December. Emirates (economy) SIN-DXB-HAM only costs SGD795 and there won't be any long 12 hour flights (two 6 hour flights). What do you think about that? That could be the first time I'm in Dubai airport too!


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2500 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10793 times:

Hi stevtomato,

Nice start for a trip report. What a jolly itinerary! I would have done the same thing.

Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
Farewell to Hamburg... =( I went there to visit a very special person... It's sad to leave Hamburg.

Do you mind sharing who is the very special person of yours?

Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
Upon arrival to T5, I quickly went down again to transfer to T3. The bus ride was really... long... it took more than 10 minutes and had many turns.

It has been two years ago since I transferred between T5 to T3. Actually I did not mind the long ride at all, as you would get the opportunity to spot many exotic airlines.

Quoting stevtomato (Thread starter):
I was also too tired to take a photo of the food (which was alright...). I

What did you get on board? Just from curiousity.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10553 times:

Quoting stevtomato (Reply 6):
(I was planning to get the QF A380 one, but ended up clicking on the wrong one)

Oh that really sucks that you missed that!!

Quoting stevtomato (Reply 6):
Well, I don't have enough miles =P
Quoting stevtomato (Reply 6):
Since it's operated by BA, I can't upgrade it.

Aha, clear enough!! So that double sucks that you clicked on the wrong flight  

I'd love to try QF sometime though... a friend of mine went to Australia earlier this year with QF and really enjoyed the flights as well.



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User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 10485 times:

I see no photos. All I see is a message that says bandwith exceeded

User currently offlinestevtomato From Indonesia, joined Mar 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10288 times:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):
Do you mind sharing who is the very special person of yours?

Haha, well, just someone I really love spending time with!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):
It has been two years ago since I transferred between T5 to T3. Actually I did not mind the long ride at all, as you would get the opportunity to spot many exotic airlines.

Yeah, I think I would have enjoyed it slightly more had I taken this route on my way there...

Quoting akhmad (Reply 7):
What did you get on board? Just from curiousity.

Breakfast was some "Spanish omelette with red beans and stuffs" and Dinner the night before was... oh gosh, I forgot... Sorry!

Quoting Kappel (Reply 8):
Oh that really sucks that you missed that!!

It does! I've been on the SQ one very early when there was only one A380 in service around. I've also been on Qantas' A380, but they were both for a much shorter flight between Melbourne/Sydney Singapore.

Quoting Kappel (Reply 8):
Aha, clear enough!! So that double sucks that you clicked on the wrong flight

Indeed! Because Qantas' A380 was so comfortable, and the IFE is so much better than their old IFE (which is a self pronounced "best in flight entertainment system in the world").

Quoting Kappel (Reply 8):
I'd love to try QF sometime though... a friend of mine went to Australia earlier this year with QF and really enjoyed the flights as well.

Yeah, they can be really good. The crews are very laid back and easy going. I find SQ and MH's very rigid and robot-like compared to them. But of course SQ and MH are great airlines.

Quoting Aerofan (Reply 9):
I see no photos. All I see is a message that says bandwith exceeded

Oops, that was embarrassing... I've fixed it!


User currently offlinestevtomato From Indonesia, joined Mar 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9820 times:

One thing I saw that I forgot to put up was this Lufthansa B707! But the photo was badly taken as we were already taking off, and the B707 was parked quite far from the runway.

http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/steventanoto/HAM-LHR-SIN-ADL/IMG_4563.jpg


User currently offlineabrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5129 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 9575 times:

Good first effort on TR-writing. Hope to see many more.

I was confused (didn't really understand) when you got upgraded - so imagine my shock when I saw the meal picture on SIN-ADL and though that was a YCL meal  ! I was like ... WOW, QF has really upped it's game  . Then the seats, gave it away ...

Thanks again for writing this,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlinestevtomato From Indonesia, joined Mar 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 8720 times:

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 12):
Good first effort on TR-writing. Hope to see many more.

Thanks! I am hoping to write more too, but I must travel first! I wish I'd known about these TRs sooner, because there was a big trip I did in 2008 where I flew 13 flights in one month! Well, they were all budget airlines but still!

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 12):
I was confused (didn't really understand) when you got upgraded - so imagine my shock when I saw the meal picture on SIN-ADL and though that was a YCL meal ! I was like ... WOW, QF has really upped it's game . Then the seats, gave it away ...

Yeah, should have said I upgraded myself from economy class to business =P

Thanks for reading!


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