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Crikey! Red Roo To Perth!  
User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4742 posts, RR: 26
Posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9983 times:


Singapore Changi Airport - Perth International Airport
QANTAS AIRWAYS
QF72
Airbus A330-200 (VH-EBH)
2330H - 0430H
Seat 25A

9 Feb 2013

Voila! I am back after a hiatus from writing trip reports. Not that I have not been flying. Oh trust me, I have. Numerous flights to Adelaide and Perth, Bangkok and Jakarta as well... All played pretty much a part of my life in the last year or so. Was I weary from writing? You can say so. I miss those days when I had a bit more spare time and I would take every excuse to pen down a flight just because.

But this trip was special. How so? It involved a totally new aircraft type I've never flown before on a domestic leg between ADL and PER. AND, this trip also marked my virgin entry into Australia as a resident. Will I be treated like a dirty, unwashed, 3rd world immigrant going through customs? Stay tuned to find out.

With Chinese New Year bringing about a long weekend, I used this opportunity to head down under to have a little holiday while settling my administration matters for the move later this year. While my eventual destination was Adelaide, it never hurts to drop by and visit good friends and in this case - I chose to route my journey via Perth. Lo and behold, my parents wanted to come along as well using this opportunity to see wild dolphins up north in Western Australia.

Since QF was my carrier of choice, a stop somewhere along the way to Adelaide was a given because they've given up the battle of flying nonstop from Singapore some time back. That's sad.

Even the fight for Perth is a tired one for QF. Now we are resigned to only 2 evening flights whereas SQ flies up to 4 times daily on certain days. Singaporeans are ready customers for Perth bound flights and it is such a waste to see QF shrinking their operations in such a way. Nevertheless, I am sure they've decided money is better earned elsewhere.

DEPARTURE DAY



Hooray, parents in tow and they aren't bitching or throwing snide remarks at each other. In fact, they seem rather jolly at the prospects of ticking a few more items off their bucket list (dolphins, wine country and farm stay seem to be the agenda for this trip). We all meet after checking in separately as I've gotten my seats at a totally opposite end of the cabin from them. No big deal, we will re-group again in Perth after disembarkation.



Changi Airport Terminal 1 is abuzz with activity as usual this time of the evening. Feeling a little nostalgic, the sight of numerous QF tails is now a thing of the past. QF's marriage to Changi has become stale after decades and have now decided to ditch the staid bitch for something more exciting... An Arab sheik in all his hairy glory. Yes, QF is getting in bed with EK and has moved their hub to Dubai - giving in to temptations of endless bling and champers. Will this be a match made in heaven? Only time will tell?



I have been on QF 72 several times already these past 2 years. It's always been an A330-200 plying this flight. And what do you know? I am starting to recognise the crew as well. A warm welcome awaited at the door but alas, it looked like those cheerful crew were delegated to serve Business Class. Waiting for me in Migrant Class was an Australian-Japanese stewardess named Yuki.



Yuki.... Yuki Yuki Yuki. When I think of Japanese service, tight fit snap shot formality comes to mind. With Yuki, she was only Japanese by name but purely undesireable in her attitude. No smiles would be dished from her throughout the flight, nor would her ancectral warmth be translated across for us that evening.



"Bags, under the seat... *points to the floor*"
"Window shah-ades, up... *gestures to the window*"
"Seats, uproight. We are still on the graind... *waves her 4 fingers towards her*"

Picture a Japanese Julia Gillard in QF uniform. You'll get the idea. She was icy. Thank God this was a red eye which would meant there would not be much of Yuki. Just as boarding was finished and we seemed to remain at the gate for a tad, Yuki saw fit to use that opportunity to distribute this evening's menu.



Safety video was shown as we pushed back and a manual demo was also done by the crew to supplement what was aleady being screened on our PTVs. A long taxi ensued just like any other flights departing in that time frame. It's crunch time for the air traffic controllers as they wrestle stress to try and push all departures out.

Eventually we ended up on 02C and powered up north. A right turn on climb saw us head southerly towards the vast darkness destined for Perth.



With the aircraft on a steady climb towards cruise altitude, I took a quick glance to make sure Yuki wasn't around before I pushed my seat back. Scary Mary, was she going to snarl at me?

Supper came around some 90 mins into flight just as we were above Jakarta. Beef or fish was the choice for tonight. Of course, I had the pleasure of being served by Yuki. My mind was set on fish while my neighbour (whom I found out towards the end of the flight, was a Swede), took his time and could not decide.

"Hmm... So vaaaat's good?"
"It depinds on what yeu loike..." replied Yuki in the heaviest of Aussie accents.

Yuki was in no mood for niceties as her face curled into what looked like a cuttlefish. She actually stood there and remained silent for a few awkward seconds while Mr. Vaat tapped the edge of his chin as if to ponder why are there no meatballs on the menu.

For eff's sake, it's airline food - not a Master Chef finale.

"Ze Beef"... cue dramatic music as Yuki lives to face another round of elimination. A huge sigh of relief as the meal cart worked its way back.



How was the meal, you ask? It was basically the TV dinner variety. Mysterious fish, mysterious sauce with mysterious condiments. It was just passable and nothing to postcard about.



With Java astern, dinner service was also just about to be finished. Lights were quickly extinguished and we were soon engulfed in pitch darkness. The cabin was only lit by the occassional reading lamp or PTV. My oh my, majority of the passengers were asleep and had perhaps flown from Europe and was on their final leg of a 30-something hour journey.



Mr Vaat too was by now all silent and contorted in his seat, with his mouth opened and eyes closed. Red eye flights never go down well with me because I cannot sleep. So its destined that I arrive looking like a zombie. My slumber is fleeting at best going in and out of naps.



Landfall, as in almost all the SIN-PER flights I have taken to date - was over Shark Bay. Ah yes, this is where I was headed to swim with dolphins. Its a whole lot of NOTHING down there but at the tip of a peninsular lies one resort that caters specifically to dolphin gawkers like me.



As we inched towards Geraldton, the lights slowly came on and arrival procedures began in earnest. Approach towards Perth International Airport was carried out from the north allowing us on the port side of the aircraft and eventual view of suburban lights glimmering beneath.



Runway 21 was our designated landing direction this morning. A smooth touchdown ensued with very minimal reverse landing thrust ended what was a rather uneventful flight.



"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to... Err... Perth International. Local time is slightly after four thirty in the morning... Thanks for flying Quannas. Welcome home..."

At this point Mr Vaat decided it was a perfect opportunity to start a conversation with me. I found out he is from Stockholm and was posted to Singapore to work for a month. He was using this chance to travel the region since it was a long weekend.

"I love ze wea-zher in Zingapore... Its so hot!"
"Well, Perth isn't any better as it is summer."
"So you err live in Zingapore?"
"Yes, but Australia is my new home."

Indeed... For the first time, I marked "X" on the arrival card stating I was a migrant entering the country. No problems at immigration because "Welcome to Australia" was the greeting I received from the immigration officer. Since it was Chinese New Year, I also took this opportunity to bring in lots of festive goodies from cookies to cakes so I could declare them, negating the need to use the green channel and to prevent getting pulled aside to be scrutinized.

My endeavour was successful. Mum, dad and I patiently brought the customs officer through our curious confectionary and once he was satisfied - we were let through. So this is now my trick - declare something!

In conclusion, we in Singapore have never really thought of QF as a top notch carrier. They areally just a point A to B option. This evening's flight really underlined my impression because of Yuki. The rest of the crew weren't any better (with the exception of those delegated greeting duties at the door)... basically going through the motion with neither smiles nor enthusiasm.

The Spirit of Australians - in this case was one of a jaded has been. Crikey...




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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4742 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9977 times:

Some photos of the return flight...

Unforgiving the sun this photo might seem, but the weather was rather cool actually.


Looks like Perth International Airport is headed for some serious expansion. It's about bloody time.


Check in for QF's SIN bound flight.


I took a similar photo some years back. Has anything changed? You tell me, TG forgot to pack sunblock it seems. MH and QF is playing the game of seeing who can hang on to an old branding the longest.


The staid airside of PER.


Mt Gambier flew me home. Accompanying it was a rather dirty looking MH and a distant SQ trying to stay out of the photo. Association is not what SQ needed at that time.


There I was, code sharing with the Finnish.


Did I mention I recognised some of the crew from previous flights?


Pushback, and off we go...


Runway 03 for departure. Some scenic views of Perth would later ensue.


A final goodbye to Perth in all her glory. City center in the distance with a magnificent Swan River meandering through it.


Scaborough Beach. Further south of that would be Swanbourne, where I jumped into the sea wearing nothing. Yes, it was my first experience at a nude beach and I have only one word to describe it - LIBERATING!


What would Australian TV be without Kath & Kim? Kimdarella - The Movie. Had a few laughs with this one.


Journeying northwards...


No this isn't a shampoo ad, its lunchtime on QF.


After the dismal quality of food on the flight in, this lamb with cous cous was a welcome change.


Dessert... Frozen solid ice cream bars. Great to knock muggers out with it.


I arrived via Shark Bay, I left via Shark Bay.


Its lights out after lunch...


... as the sun sets.


Perfect end to a holiday.


Something tells me I am nearly home.


No kidding!


Aww shucks. Its true... I'm really home.

THANKS FOR READING Y'ALL!



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4742 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9853 times:

Some photos to share...


My vice in Fremantle, Cicerello's. I ate there a total of 3 times during this 10 day trip.


The reliable but boring Camry was my rental #1...


En route to Shark Bay, we stop by Kalbarri. Not as stunning as 12 Apostles but picturesque enough nonetheless.


It was a 13 hour drive so we arrived in the dead of night. However, when the sun rose the next day - we were treated to this! How close do these wild dolphins come to humans?


Close enough?


Just outside our beach house, an Emu takes a walk.


So how did I find my way around?


Oh the inviting waters of Shark Bay! I've flown over the beautiful area countless of times and now I'm finally standing in it.


Our exploration of Shark Bar continues, with us at Shell Beach.


Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay


And here's one for the album!


From way up north, we found ourselves a few days later at the southern most tip of Western Australia. Cape Leeuwin lighthouse.


I really felt as light as air.


Face-off with dad.


I wasn't sure how to act like a farmer.


Back at the so called farm house, it was a comfy enough stay.


These alpaccas were so cute!!!! But just like lamas, they spit at you when threatened or irritated.


After heading back to Perth from Adelaide, I was assigned this hideous looking thing as rental car #3.


Lovely afternoon...


... so I decided to hump a pole.


Everyone has to try this once in their lifetime! I did.


Swanbourne Beach


Damn it, skyrat!



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1217 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 9805 times:
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RYANAIR!! (caps intentional)

Welcome back!! Your humor more than your reports was really missed!! You really left me with tears of laughter as usual...Do you have a side job as a stand up comedian lol.

You took an otherwise lacklustre flight between Singapore and Australia and made it into a barrel of laughs. I thought your take of the robotic SQ girls were funny, and who can forget the Kenyan FA on EK LOL!!....you pretty much nailed the QF crew just as nicely lol. Mr Vaat was hilarious giving Yuki a hard time!!

I don't know why but QF crews on their two flights in and out of LAX to SYD left me unimpressed.

And thank you for this widescreen format photos which seem to be gradually disappearing from trip reports and replaced by small ones to fit into handheld devices!! Bring these large photos back....enjoyed all of them!

Now don't go off disappearing again............


User currently offlineRvXKaz From Singapore, joined Apr 2011, 195 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 9562 times:

Hi Ryanair!!!

Most happy to see that you're back...
...with your explosive onboard humour vengeance!

I just want to drop you a note that I enjoyed this sweet little strawberry shortcake of a TR. I quite agree that the icy sprinklings (Yuki-flavoured) of this dessert was rather distasteful but I just loved how wonderfully decorated this TR is with the many pretty pictures and how it oozes with oh-so-juicy captions!

Anyway, glad that you flew on your new national carrier on your first flight to your new home.
And even more glad that you have retained your wicked sense of humour despite the apparent change in identity. I believe you must have always been Australian, just needed an official ID to go with that loud-and-about Aussie humour of yours!

Cheerio mate!
Gavin (RvXKaz)



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User currently offlineflightsimboy From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1217 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9346 times:
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Oops like the third set of family pics were posted as I sent my comments in. Glad to see you and your family and the very "Ryanair" moments lol

User currently offlineBurj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 900 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8536 times:

Very cool! Looks like you had an awesome time!

So did you chat up the crew who you recognized?


User currently offlineflyingthe757 From UK - England, joined Mar 2013, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8300 times:
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Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
Scaborough Beach.

You brought back all the happy memories of my trip to Perth a few years ago. Actually stayed on Scarborough Beach as well, so nice to see it  

Great TR, and sounds like you had an amazing time with the Dolphins.


User currently offlinechepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6201 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 8133 times:

Welcome back Ryan!
Excellent trio report as usual, interesting viewpoint on QF. When I flew them down to SYD I was amazed at how good they were. Goes to show how easily amused we are on this side of the pond. Great to read another on of you TR!



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User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1737 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7963 times:

Fantastic trip report as always Ryan. So glad you have come out of hibernation, you have been sorely missed.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
Was I weary from writing? You can say so. I miss those days when I had a bit more spare time and I would take every excuse to pen down a flight just because.

I know exactly what you mean. I do miss the days when flying was exciting and fun and not a routine experience. Trust me, your not alone.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
this trip also marked my virgin entry into Australia as a resident.

Congratulations! Long time coming eh?

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
For eff's sake, it's airline food - not a Master Chef finale.

You know QANTAS was featured in one of the episodes. They even heated up and plated the food in the galley of a QF 380  

Now don't be a stranger, looking forward to more from you.


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4742 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 7519 times:

Thanks for reading guys...

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 3):
....you pretty much nailed the QF crew just as nicely lol. Mr Vaat was hilarious giving Yuki a hard time!!

Yuki wasn't pleasant. But hell, she was definitely great trip report material.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 4):
Most happy to see that you're back...
...with your explosive onboard humour vengeance!

Glad you missed me. I never went away really.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 4):
Anyway, glad that you flew on your new national carrier on your first flight to your new home.

Well technically I'm not there yet.The move will only happen later this year or 1st qtr 2014. I'll be heading back to Adelaide in July though.

Quoting Burj (Reply 6):
So did you chat up the crew who you recognized?

These days my face is plastered to my tablet with Gossip Girl, Modern Family and Pan Am.

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 7):
Actually stayed on Scarborough Beach as well, so nice to see it  

It is a beautiful suburb, not as crowded as Fremantle.

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 7):
Great TR, and sounds like you had an amazing time with the Dolphins.

I actually swam with them later that day. Not to mention giant pelicans floating around me... It was heaven.

Quoting chepos (Reply 8):
When I flew them down to SYD I was amazed at how good they were. Goes to show how easily amused we are on this side of the pond. Great to read another on of you TR!

LOL...QF has their good and bad days, just like any other carrier.

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 9):
So glad you have come out of hibernation, you have been sorely missed.

Thanks Anosh.

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 9):
Congratulations! Long time coming eh?

Indeed, you of all people know how long I have been waiting for this. 4 effing years!

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 9):
You know QANTAS was featured in one of the episodes. They even heated up and plated the food in the galley of a QF 380

Now THAT I didn't know! Cue dramatic music....



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User currently offlinev jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 7466 times:

Welcome back best trip report writer ever! Great report as usual Ryan. And a speedo pic to boot 

User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2954 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 7465 times:

Ryan Ryan Ryan ,....... so nice to see a TR from you. I was just bitching about the fact that you stopped writing TRs on Friday and from "internal sources" came to know a TR was being uploaded on Friday night!

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
Voila! I am back after a hiatus from writing trip reports. Not that I have not been flying. Oh trust me, I have. Numerous flights to Adelaide and Perth, Bangkok and Jakarta as well... All played pretty much a part of my life in the last year or so. Was I weary from writing? You can say so. I miss those days when I had a bit more spare time and I would take every excuse to pen down a flight just because

Agreed, but you should write more. Arguably one of the most entertaining writer.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
An Arab sheik in all his hairy glory. Yes, QF is getting in bed with EK and has moved their hub to Dubai - giving in to temptations of endless bling and champers. Will this be a match made in heaven? Only time will tell?

Heaven? I don't know but the honeymoon is inn full force and is surely going to last for quite sometime. Possibly Changi has aged out, hence a younger partner.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
Waiting for me in Migrant Class was an Australian-Japanese stewardess named Yuki.
Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
Picture a Japanese Julia Gillard in QF uniform
Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
"Hmm... So vaaaat's good?"
"It depinds on what yeu loike..." replied Yuki in the heaviest of Aussie accents.

Yuki was in no mood for niceties as her face curled into what looked like a cuttlefish. She actually stood there and remained silent for a few awkward seconds while Mr. Vaat tapped the edge of his chin as if to ponder why are there no meatballs on the menu.

For eff's sake, it's airline food - not a Master Chef finale.

"Ze Beef"... cue dramatic music as Yuki lives to face another round of elimination. A huge sigh of relief as the meal cart worked its way back.

LOL!!!

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
Red eye flights never go down well with me because I cannot sleep. So its destined that I arrive looking like a zombie. My slumber is fleeting at best going in and out of naps

So what do you exactly do when you are on a red eye flight and not sleeping?



You have violated some A.net unwritten rules here. That shot be in jeans with shoes.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 1):
There I was, code sharing with the Finnish.

Aaah the newest EK flight on FIDS.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 2):
so I decided to hump a pole.

Awesome, mind sharing the entire video?

Once again an excellent TR and please please please do keep writing.



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User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 7398 times:

Hi Ryan,
Nice little report on QF and your trip up north/down south.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
my virgin entry into Australia as a resident.

Welcome back and congratulations (I think) on becoming a resident. Next step - citizenship?

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
Picture a Japanese Julia Gillard in QF uniform.

I'd rather not, thank you.   No one expects the crew to be over effusive but a little smile does wonders.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 1):
Dessert... Frozen solid ice cream bars. Great to knock muggers out with it.

Reminds me of something I received on a flight from MEL to LST once. They might have been cheese sticks or maybe even dog biscuits. They were tough as... Were any wines offered?
The meal on the return looks a bit better. At least it looks like it might be food.

Quoting ojas (Reply 12):
That shot be in jeans with shoes.

Hey, as an Aussie resident Ryan is now officially allowed to wear shorts and thongs (called flip-flops elsewhere).

Thanks for sharing the wonderful family photos. It looks as if you all enjoyed your trip.

Roy/ Quokka


User currently offlineflyingthe757 From UK - England, joined Mar 2013, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 7178 times:
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Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 10):
It is a beautiful suburb, not as crowded as Fremantle.

Was a little strange however going half way round the world to be served in the Vodafone outlet in PER airport by a guy from Windsor, and staying in Scarborough on Brighton Beach!


User currently onlinepalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1221 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6827 times:

Wonderful to see you're back ! Great report - loved all the destination pics as well (and the snapshot of Kath and Kim made me chuckle). Hope the move/re-location to Australia goes smoothly for you.

Just one thing, don't you mean the white roo - it's not actually red!

Cheers Palmjet



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User currently offlineryan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1526 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6421 times:

Hice report and photos.

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
Indeed... For the first time, I marked "X" on the arrival card stating I was a migrant entering the country. No problems at immigration because "Welcome to Australia" was the greeting I received from the immigration officer. Since it was Chinese New Year, I also took this opportunity to bring in lots of festive goodies from cookies to cakes so I could declare them, negating the need to use the green channel and to prevent getting pulled aside to be scrutinized.

Otherwise you may end up on the Border Security TV show.



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User currently offlineronerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5994 times:

Great report!!!

You've been doing tons of Qantas over the past year, so it was about time you reviewed them  

I don't have much experience flying Qantas, but all my flights with them -domestic and international- were super consistent!

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
"Bags, under the seat... *points to the floor*"
"Window shah-ades, up... *gestures to the window*"
"Seats, uproight. We are still on the graind... *waves her 4 fingers towards her*"

You are going to have to do this for us in person  
Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
How was the meal, you ask? It was basically the TV dinner variety. Mysterious fish, mysterious sauce with mysterious condiments. It was just passable and nothing to postcard about.

This was my only setback with Qantas International. The catering was rather bland on that one A380 flight i took to SIN, but on the other hand, the hot breakfast i got on a domestic flight once was incredible!


Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
Our exploration of Shark Bar continues, with us at Shell Beach.

Dad & Son. Almost identical too  
Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
Mt Gambier flew me home. Accompanying it was a rather dirty looking MH and a distant SQ trying to stay out of the photo. Association is not what SQ needed at that time.

Welcome Back  


Thanks for sharing this with us, looking forward to more!

Cheers,
Roni



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4742 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5399 times:

Quoting v jet (Reply 11):
Great report as usual Ryan. And a speedo pic to boot 

LOL... You have a thing for Speedos?

Quoting ojas (Reply 12):
So what do you exactly do when you are on a red eye flight and not sleeping?

Join me one day and I'll show you. These days I have entire seasonsssss of Gossip Girl / Homeland / Pan Am / Pretty Little Liars loaded into my phone. I then watch it via my tablet.

Quoting ojas (Reply 12):
I was just bitching about the fact that you stopped writing TRs on Friday and from "internal sources" came to know a TR was being uploaded on Friday night!

You biatch... You should know better than to talk behind my back because sooner or later, it would get back to me. Yes an "internal source" told me I was the topic of conversation too. XOXO... Gossip Girl.

Quoting ojas (Reply 12):
You have violated some A.net unwritten rules here. That shot be in jeans with shoes.

Hunni, an Aussie summer is not to be trifled with. Plus I have absolutely gorgeous legs I want to show off from the hours I put at the gym. You know what they say, if you have it - flaunt it.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 13):
Welcome back and congratulations (I think) on becoming a resident. Next step - citizenship?

Not quite yet. I need to actually make the move first which will happen later this year (or latest 1st qarter 2014). I'll decide after that.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 13):
Were any wines offered?
The meal on the return looks a bit better. At least it looks like it might be food.

Mmm hmm... it was indeed.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 13):
Hey, as an Aussie resident Ryan is now officially allowed to wear shorts and thongs (called flip-flops elsewhere).

Thanks Quokka, I wanted to be comfy when I arrived. Thank God I did. The weather was simmering! Thank God my mum's make up was water proof.

Quoting flyingthe757 (Reply 14):
Was a little strange however going half way round the world to be served in the Vodafone outlet in PER airport by a guy from Windsor, and staying in Scarborough on Brighton Beach!

Welcome to Australia... The country is largely made up of migrants. Soon I will be part of it.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 15):
Hope the move/re-location to Australia goes smoothly for you.

Just one thing, don't you mean the white roo - it's not actually red!

Thanks Palmjet, I hope so too. I thought "red roo" had a better ring to it. Hahaha...

Quoting ryan h (Reply 16):
Otherwise you may end up on the Border Security TV show.

DID... YOOOOOU... PPAAAAAACK... THIIIIIIIIIIISSS... BAAAAAAAAAAG... YOURRRFSEELLLLLFFFF......? LOL... Sometimes I wonder, if they didn't understand you the first time - speaking slower and louder in the same language wouldn't make any difference.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 17):
You've been doing tons of Qantas over the past year, so it was about time you reviewed them  

You can say that again... like i said, I was beginning to recognise the (hot) cabin crew.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 17):
You are going to have to do this for us in person  

And you know I will... hehehehe....

Quoting ronerone (Reply 17):
Thanks for sharing this with us, looking forward to more!

Hugs babe... hope to see you soon.

XOXO... Ryanair!!! @ Taipei



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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3188 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5365 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):

Voila! I am back after a hiatus from writing trip reports

Ryanair!!!, you're back! Excellent news. This forum has been desperate for some more witticisms from Singapore!

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Thread starter):
So this is now my trick - declare something!

I found this out when I flew into DRW. I decided to declare my buscuits, so I was immediately sent for a bag xray...through in less than a minute. Everyone else ended up having manual searchs...took them ages, haha.

So, looked like your flights were no-nonsense QF jobbies. Sadly, every airline (every flight pretty much) has a Yuki, something we have to grin and bear.

Great to see you back, looking forward to more!



http://my.flightmemory.com/shefgab Upcoming flights: LHR-GVA-LHR-TXL-LHR-VE-PRN,SPU-OSL-LHR, LGW-DXB-BKK-DXB-LHR
User currently onlineallrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 1975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 1 day ago) and read 5131 times:

I finally return to read some trip reports (though now I have to write a mega one myself) and I get to read three of my favourite authors in one night, one of them flying Ryanair, another being Ryanair!!!. Welcome back and a very warm welcome to Australia. I'm glad you finally made it! Drop me a line if you ever make it out of Adelaide to Sydney.  

Still wondering how you find QF so boring and yet told me to look forward to MH - I got the exact opposite long-haul (though my latest MH experience, a short-haul and coming "soon" was excellent).

Hope that you'll find time to post more of your aviation adventures - it's not like you'll have anything else to do in Adelaide!    (Disclaimer: I actually like the city and it's my Mum's hometown).



Applying insanity to normality
User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4742 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4889 times:

Hello all...

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 19):
Ryanair!!!, you're back! Excellent news. This forum has been desperate for some more witticisms from Singapore!

You're too Kind. I see that you've been travelling a fair bit as well. I'm gonna find time to write some more TRs for the last few bunch of flights I took. Not easy with my schedule, but hey... Nothing like some therapeutic writing.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 19):
So, looked like your flights were no-nonsense QF jobbies. Sadly, every airline (every flight pretty much) has a Yuki, something we have to grin and bear.

That being said, the likes of Yuki provides excellent TR material.

Quoting allrite (Reply 20):
Welcome back and a very warm welcome to Australia. I'm glad you finally made it! Drop me a line if you ever make it out of Adelaide to Sydney.

I'll be heading back to ADL in July. This time I intend to route my journey via MEL.  
Quoting allrite (Reply 20):
Still wondering how you find QF so boring and yet told me to look forward to MH - I got the exact opposite long-haul (though my latest MH experience, a short-haul and coming "soon" was excellent).

I'd love to hear about your MH experience. Guess you caught them on a bad day.

Quoting allrite (Reply 20):
Hope that you'll find time to post more of your aviation adventures - it's not like you'll have anything else to do in Adelaide!

LOL... You can say that again. Spotting at ADL is so "interesting". Be there at the right time after 2pm, you'll catch ALL (almost) of the airlines servicing that airport. Hahaha...



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User currently onlineallrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 1975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4878 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 21):
I'd love to hear about your MH experience. Guess you caught them on a bad day.
MH Is Mostly Hype: SYD-KUL-LHR, AMS-KUL-SYD In Y - where I figured out the way to get lots of replies is to make a Paul Keating "recalcitrant" style statement about something Malaysian.   Not one bad day. Four bad days. And not for the first time either. But I will have nicer things to say soon.  



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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2954 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4650 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 18):
Join me one day and I'll show you. These days I have entire seasonsssss of Gossip Girl / Homeland / Pan Am / Pretty Little Liars loaded into my phone. I then watch it via my tablet.

For sure, let me know if you do a trip somewhere in the west of Thailand. I wonder how you would manage if you ever did an EWR - SIN type flight, would you not sleep at all ?!!!  Wow!
Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 18):
You biatch... You should know better than to talk behind my back because sooner or later, it would get back to me. Yes an "internal source" told me I was the topic of conversation too. XOXO... Gossip Girl.

Thank you for the kind words and that is precisely why I bitched there, so that it comes to you   

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 18):
Plus I have absolutely gorgeous legs I want to show off from the hours I put at the gym. You know what they say, if you have it - flaunt it.

Oh no doubts about that and it is validated from one of your proceeding photos as well 



A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep
User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4742 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (1 year 2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4378 times:

Quoting allrite (Reply 22):
Four bad days. And not for the first time either. But I will have nicer things to say soon.

Looking forward to reading about your experience.

Quoting ojas (Reply 23):
For sure, let me know if you do a trip somewhere in the west of Thailand. I wonder how you would manage if you ever did an EWR - SIN type flight, would you not sleep at all ?!!!

I've done SIN-NRT-SFO-MSP-ORD without sleep. It was an almost 30hr journey on a rewards redemption ticket. Needless to say I crashed into bed when I arrived.

Quoting ojas (Reply 23):
Thank you for the kind words and that is precisely why I bitched there, so that it comes to you

Such a Blair Waldorf you are...



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25 Post contains images AirNiugini : Hey man, Noice report.... Oh Julia... My only advise would be to suck it for a bit, and mind the teeth... Maybe she was getting ready for the "Modelin
26 Post contains images thaia345 : Another great report bro!....glad you had a bumper trip, and so glad to catch up with you when you in Perth, but I am sure we have plenty of opportuni
27 Ryanair!!! : That being said, these days its the Spirit of AustraliaNs we are referring to. Hehe... Indeed, just wished it was more than just a chance meet along
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