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"The Fragrant Harbour By QF-Premium/CX"  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 17050 times:

"The Fragrant Harbour by QF-Premium/CX"

This is part one of the story where the Tripreporter and his companion really enjoyed the Kangaroo´s premium service but also experienced the faulty feeling with the last bag delivered message on the screen and still waiting for something!.

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G´day, dear readers,

it´s less than two weeks ago, since I´am back at the homebase for some duties from:

"Spend Some Time With The Hobby Or Is It Iah?" (by FLIEGER67 Apr 14 2013 in Trip Reports)

Spring is on schedule, at least according to the calendar, nothing really to notice about. So we should go with a clear conscience for somewhere warmer during this time of the year.

What about the routemap for this part of the story?:



Thanx to:

http://www.gcmap.com/

Nothing new on the departure airports map, but sure, there is more to come with the further parts:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

The flights of 2013 map is updated:


TRIPREPORTER 2013 auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And here are the previous 200 departure places:


Departure airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

We´re working on the standard straight in//straight out schedule, as usual, isn´t it?.
No way, absolutely no way!.
There are 24 legs only on one confirmation provided by
Qantas itself, the fare per leg this way is 125,00 Euro´s.
Not bad from my point of view with a routing till the southernmost point down under included.
But on the other hand side good for some disruptions on the way with not all airport staff as experienced to treat something like this Tripreporter style.

Well, let´s go!.

The first leg is running at flightlevel zero, by a couple of trains and some detours from the homebase to FRA airport. Travel time in the end close to 4 hours, thanx to a busy Friday afternoon on Deutsche Bahn´s tracks, but nevertheless no complaints, we arrived safely and well timed at FRA airport.


Friday, 22.03.2013


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Service QF 6 operated by Qantas Airways
Scheduled: 22.15 // 17.45


Lot´s of pax around the standard counters and also biz is well used today. Some 5 minutes to wait.
A nice young male agent waved us in and checked the reservation details.
OLCI is done for leg 1 and 2, no printout as usual.
Leg one by QF, leg two by CX.
"The bags untill Perth?".
"No, till Hongkong only".
"I´am sorry, I see you´re checked in for Hongkong, but it´s not possible to printout the boarding pass here, you should do this at the transfer counter in Singapore.
And you are sure, the bags till Hongkong?".
"Sure".
Ok, it looks like strange, arriving and departing the same day in Hongkong and want to see the bags there.
"According to the seatmap the flight looks like well booked. Are there upgrades on offer?".
"Yes, there is a seat change for you, but sure not a bad one. Welcome to Qantas premium".
"Ah, that fit´s, thank you".
And indeed like later noticed on the plane, no open seat to spot, a 100% load with mostly European travellers on the way.
Close to no time to wait at passport check and soon thereafter in the gate area.
As usual a view for the screen is necessary.
Gate D4 and no impairments to notice
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Hey, what´s this?. Ok not for SIN, but still interesting to see an all white A310 at the LAN gate heading for MAD
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The JAL lounge is good for us right now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1003_zps02c16c8b.jpg
Well used with the JAL service for Tokyo shortly to go
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1004_zps5ed9654f.jpg
And some minutes thereafter only with lots of open seaters for the two of us
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1005_zpsfb905a3f.jpg
This is definitely a nice place to stay here at FRA
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Ok, boarding is on the screen and there is the security check directly at the gate in between, time to leave now.
A quick affair with an extra entrance for premium pax and also some more minutes to wait till we go with the last pax as usual.
What about a strange upper deck view from the gate?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1008_zps35a6b478.jpg
Or maybe this one?.
VH-OJI "Longreach" is a new entry to the log and leg no. 10 at all with the scheduled 744
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1010_zpsf822b64c.jpg
At least it looks like the Kangaroo.
And this is also a somewhat sad view when we know that QF stops FRA operations just a couple of days thereafter.
The plane is in the air with QF since 21.12.1990.
One of 16 in the fleet.
Here are some "Longreach" stories:
http://avherald.com/h?article=42965386&opt=0
http://avherald.com/h?article=43d9e227&opt=0
http://avherald.com/h?article=441df4d1&opt=0
http://avherald.com/h?article=44f49d3e&opt=0
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Qantas on the go
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1014_zps06dc709a.jpg
Doesn´t look that huge from this point of view, but these engines should have enough power to lift us for Singapore
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30 K/J, spacious premium seats and the window is still occupied!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1020_zpsc92cf9c1.jpg
Lot´s of stuff for the long flight
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1021_zps6a1948f9.jpg
That´s the place to be with no one behind and just a row in front in these small premium compartment
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1022_zpsfddc2350.jpg
10.20 pm, short behind schedule, is the final time to leave Europe for a couple of days by "Qantas".
11 hours, 45 minutes on the go for Asia straight from the 4000 meters "Zero-Seven-Center".
By surprise, 10 degrees, sunny and clear sky here at FRA.
The captain sounds like from the Netherlands, a nice and detailed welcome in english and german with a dutch influence.
What´s on offer tonight/today
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Well, not really to my exaltation from the first view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1024_zps714cc841.jpg
This part looks like better
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1025_zpsa069676a.jpg
And several choices of Dilmah tea, welcome
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1026_zps20158b5b.jpg
No, we dont do the Easy rider Europe this time
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1027_zps5740c6ad.jpg
Something for me?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1028_zps2b694630.jpg
At least the safety card caught my interest
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1029_zpsc8bc7126.jpg
An amenity kit is also on offer
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1030_zpsfbfcd0c7.jpg
With the details like this
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1031_zps403686ef.jpg
Legroom as much as I like it
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1032_zps29b66bce.jpg
Entertainment anyone?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1034_zps079923f9.jpg
Seat and cabin view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1035_zps89986c74.jpg
Well, I hope for no discomfort now when I switch to the flight path!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1036_zpsad2db3df.jpg
A shorty 11 hours, 15 minutes still to go
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White tablecloth and dinner is served short after departure.
Done by an elder australian woman, nice and serviceminded.
Noodle´s and veggie ratatouille, not to talk about the chicken
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And this is the healthy breakfast surrounded with a nice good day from the captain again in english and german
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Thunderstorms expected for Singapore with two engines on cruiseflight
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The routing is MUC-VIE-BTS-Lviv-Around the northern tip of the Caspian sea-DEL-The bay of Bengal-Phuket-KUL starting at 29000 feet and later climbing to 31000 and 35000 feet finally.
Circling around some heavy clouds
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Islands down there close to Singapore
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Malaysian seaside life
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1046_zpsc007b626.jpg
Very close to SIN
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1047_zps4f32badc.jpg
Touchdown at the 4000 meters "Zero-Two-Left". This is 10.45 am in Germany and 5.45 pm local and this is as perfect as it could be ontime. 31 degrees, cloudy and the expected thunderstorms around.
More Oneworld at SIN
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Side by side
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Bye now for the 744 premium experience
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1050_zps3c2e8728.jpg
In the terminal shortly, looking for the CX transfer desk to catch one more boarding pass, hopefully!.




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Next: The eastern Intersky!.
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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 17042 times:

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Saturday, 23.03.2013


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Service CX 636 operated by Cathay Pacific
Scheduled: 20.15 // 00.05


Some walking and finally found.
Well, pax in line, but the young female agent has some very important things to chat on her private smart phone till she waved us in.
I´ve expected a printout and further to the lounge,
but that´s not the way to do here.
Typing, calling for Kim Jong-un, Nelson Mandela or maybe the pope, who knows and finally please, no, not this question again:
"You want to have your bags checked for Perth?".
"No, we need only the boarding pass printout, OLCI is done for the Hongkong flight and the bags are checked also for Hongkong".
Ok, more typing and calling, finally she makes a copy of our bag tags, handed us the boarding papers and called for the next pax.
Back to reality, no that´s definitely not Premium service here in Singapore.
With this experience done, it´s time to hit another lounge immediatelly
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Some nice views from above
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1052_zps7dadd18d.jpg
CX in the distance
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1053_zps26c7b2a9.jpg
Cooked offers
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1054_zps22595803.jpg
This one for us, please
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1055_zpsa1ae5783.jpg
The A333 like on schedule looks like huge this way
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Docked
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This is B-HLG, also new to the log and leg no. 8 on type
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1059_zps40ee6758.jpg
With CX since 05.12.1995, 37 planes on type are in the fleet
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1060_zps6aec0d6a.jpg
Security is located at the gate as previously experienced in Singapore and not really to my amusement.
Should we join the huge number of pax at gate D36?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1061_zps98339a77.jpg
Nightly boarding
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1063_zps92263742.jpg
Looks like interesting this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1064_zpsbc9e83eb.jpg
8.20 pm, short behind schedule, 3 hours more and also 15 minutes for China by "Cathay".
Departure from the 4000 meters "Zero-Two-Center" with 29 cloudy degrees.
The cabin is clean so far around our seats, 56 A/C.
Well, the legroom with the oldfashioned blue green fabrics, is especially in comparison to the previous premium experience, as tight as it could be for the 1.85 meters tall Tripreporter, also the guy beside me complains!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1065_zps46e38ee4.jpg
Cockpit crew is from Australia, the captain with a nice but somewhat stressed welcome during boarding.
Ok, this is the A333
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1066_zps6549c955.jpg
The load is around 90%, close to all asian pax on the way here.
Games anyone?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1067_zps742c869e.jpg
Cabin crew is all chinese, one nice young woman on duty around our seats.
Some more hours to go for the final destination tonight,
South of Ho Chi Minh City and further all above the South China sea at a maximum of 40000 feet
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This way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1069_zpsc60b5819.jpg
Service is drinks, a hot meal to my surprise
and drinks again
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1070_zps378627c7.jpg
Left hand side, ok, you know
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1071_zpsecad9d54.jpg
Approaching Hongkong with a short bye-bye from the captain.
Touchdown at the 3800 meters "Zero-Seven-Left" at perfectly midnight, short ahead to schedule and welcome to this amazing city. 23 degrees and cloudy sky.
Arrival cards are handed out on the plane, it´s the visa on arrival system in Hongkong.
Close to no time to wait at immigration, sure a relaxed experience and heading for the baggage belt with lot´s of pax around. It seems the majority here is not on connecting flights.
Bags are circling, pax are leaving.
Wait, there is something wrong here.
Till no more bags are circling and we are still there.
Well, we are since a long time on the road now and this means we should go in direction baggage inquiries.
Two elder male guys at work.
The tracking system is down, no chance to check
anything tonight.
The report
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And the bag tags
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301-2/GB1301005_zps9427f160.jpg
"We call you the next morning".
Well, the next morning, by now it´s 2.00 am.
Ok, what should we do?. Cashing some Hongkong dollars now.
The last train for the city is long gone, so let´s go for the night bus stops.
The N31 heads for Tsuen Wan, the fare 21.60 Hongkong Dollars, cash only and no change is given, just to notice.
A bit more luck here, the bus runs not on a really frequent schedule, but turns around the corner just when we are at the bus station.
With a thousand of stops it´s a rather long ride for town, close to one hour for Tsuen Wan, sure a special experience that early in the morning.
Leaving at Sha Tsui road, just a couple of corners to go and finally at our hotel for the night,
the L´Nina et convention centre.
A high floor room is requested and level 68 is prepared for us, no time to wait till a young and nice male agent handed us the keycards. You should change the elevators twice here and this is a somewhat executive level at the hotel
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1080_zps645d5b64.jpg
Definitely a large building
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1081_zps24a773d0.jpg
The entrance with the Rolls-Royce shuttle parked
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1076_zpsdb8e4a37.jpg
The lobby
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1075_zps17a0024f.jpg
The desks
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1082_zpse62477b3.jpg
Room first view, large and spacious
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1072_zps14f9b077.jpg
Comfy beds
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1073_zps80642ad5.jpg
And a large bathroom
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1074_zps3ca7c534.jpg
There is even a separate clothing room on offer here
at least when you have cloths!.
Well, we are hungry after the long track.
Sha Tsui road offers a 24 hours McD and that feels really special when you see how many people are around at 04.00 am in the morning
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1078_zps186a3f7a.jpg
And not only people, there is a local market in between and the rats enjoy the fresh deliveries, but they decide to make way when we walk along!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1077_zps91e05d95.jpg
A shorty night, somewhat tentative without luggage but thankfully with some bathroom details provided by the hotel and an amazing view from the room early in the morning
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1084_zps6fa5a6bf.jpg
Or also this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1083_zps888872a3.jpg
Now that´s what I call a table
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1085_zpscdd65a33.jpg
Breakfast
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1086_zps06ce24ee.jpg
Everything what we need on offer here
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The pool
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View from the elevator
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A ferry coming in
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Some clouds here all along the day
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1091_zps025ab73f.jpg
No need to sort baggage storage out, just in a sarcastic way. One of the nice porters does the call for CX, nothing new with the bags, not located till now.
Another call one hour later produces nothing new.
Well, 100 dollars to load the Octopus card and let´s go for the city.
Tsuen Wan West MTR connects with a couple of stops only for East Tsim Sha Tsui.
With a first view to that strange place called
Chungking Mansions
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1092_zps819f63fc.jpg
Just for the case you need a cheap place for the night
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1093_zps75d3a0a6.jpg
The italians are also here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1094_zpscfeedd0b.jpg
HK island in the distance
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1095_zps276177fc.jpg
Beside the Star Ferry terminal
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1096_zps4c5b98bd.jpg
Something for us?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1097_zps2ae5315f.jpg
Maybe this rather oldfashioned example
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1098_zps0bb64c1a.jpg
Well, it is
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1099_zps90ffbda6.jpg
Also here are some clouds around
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1100_zpsf03d0d8c.jpg
Looks like special in the dust
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1101_zpsfa6a77bf.jpg
Someone for sailing?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1102_zps041009dd.jpg
To Central?. Yes!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1103_zps8a1c39ef.jpg
We are not alone here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1104_zps419abc00.jpg
Let´s go
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1105_zps462e9d66.jpg
Cruisers also here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1106_zps5fe6a711.jpg
And not only one
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1107_zpsa6c4faa7.jpg
Small ferry, big towers
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1108_zps0384634f.jpg
On the way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1109_zpsa601e79a.jpg
Target in sight
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1110_zps2370ce52.jpg
Some skyscrapers also
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1111_zps17a95a27.jpg
Central pier
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1112_zps5e4e4e84.jpg
Not to miss the legroom and seat view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1113_zpsc6bd32b9.jpg
For a view the other way around
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1114_zps50eff285.jpg
This is Hongkong island
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Old and new together
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On the tram
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Bye now
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Someone heading for Switzerland?
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Let´s take the bus
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For town
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Looks like also nice this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1122_zps69eaf282.jpg
Chinese style
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Mid level escalators anyone?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1124_zpsadc9efd4.jpg
Ok, this looks really like China
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1125_zps5c44e405.jpg
Up this way
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For Soho further up
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Many people around
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Chinese style shopping
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1129_zps78a9e119.jpg
And also scaffolding like the locals
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Hey, the sun is out
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1131_zps73292450.jpg
By express train for the airport.
Still not in the best mood with the till now not located baggage and the next flight on schedule shortly
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Sure no question where to go!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1133_zpsbf9288d1.jpg
Better this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1134_zps0778abb3.jpg
CX operated a baggage office landside at it´s homebase,
the way to go now for us.
OLCI is done and we catched the boarding passes also.
Explained the story to the nice woman there, doing the QF premium job. No new idea from her point of view.
A nice elder guy at work at the baggage office.
"You´re sure, you don´t send the bags for PER?".
"Well, at least the baggage tag shows HKG as final destination".
"With the tracking system now working and the bag doesn´t showing up anywhere else around the world, it seems the closest way is that the bags are here in Hongkong in the sterile area for the Perth flight tonight. You should be back here and I will check it as soon as possible".
Back one hour later. "It was not possible to check it till now with the baggage container for Perth closed".
Back one hour later.
"Come with me".
My companion stays at the office, a security check for me, down to the baggage halls with the guy and what is here?.
The bags tagged for PER
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I strongly believe that happens in Singapore, somebody relabeled our bags directly for PER.
Back to the desks and checked in the right way
just to surprise the nice agent.
Well, after all that hassles sure a good feeling to fly with the bags further to Australia.
Swiftly through security to see one more lounge now.




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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 17033 times:

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Sunday, 24.03.2013

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Service QF 68 operated by Qantas Airways
Scheduled: 22.50 // 06.45


And I hope no one decides to relable the bags in any case
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The wing is good for us right now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1138_zps210585cd.jpg
And thats definitely a really nice place to spend some time
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1135_zps6d00cfaa.jpg
With lot´s of offers, hot and cold
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1137_zps05ccd3b1.jpg
And a really large bar
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1136_zps20e50e97.jpg
This one for Australia, please
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1141_zps34fa8363.jpg
A gate change to 24, but nothing serious
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1144_zps71468cde.jpg
This is VH-EBL, "Whitsundays", the A332 like on schedule. Easy to notice with leg no. 3 only on type, new to the log
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1142_zps4c5d53a6.jpg
In the air with QF since 12.12.2008, nine planes on type are in the actual fleet.
Stories with VH-EBL?. Sure:
http://avherald.com/h?article=43852b1d&opt=0
http://avherald.com/h?article=439c79a7&opt=0
http://avherald.com/h?article=43852b1d/0000&opt=0
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1143_zps8a02a2e0.jpg
Last row window, certainly, 58 J/K with the mixed red blue fabric seats. The legroom is ok and the cabin is clean
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1145_zpsdb0e4d34.jpg
The load is very close to 100%, Australian and Asian pax well mixed. No Europeans to notice beside the two of us.
The crew rest compartment
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1146_zps88154646.jpg
11.10 pm, some 20 minutes late, 7 hours, 20 minutes by "Qantas" for Australia.
Departure from the 3800 meters "Zero-Seven-Right". 23 cloudy degrees and some rain showers around.
The captain is from Australia with a nice short welcome after the boarding completed message.
Something more to enjoy here
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Well, it looks like this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1149_zps5d69b3a5.jpg
Welcome to the A330-200
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1150_zps6495e44b.jpg
The legroom is sure ok here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1151_zps58d5a17d.jpg
The nightly cabin, well it´s an all night flight
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1152_zps3bd0890c.jpg
That´s the way to go
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1153_zps1e98ca0a.jpg
Straight down under
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And an amenity kit is also on offer
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1155_zps28d33291.jpg
Two male FA´s tonight on duty around our seats. One elder, one middle aged, both nice and attentive.
There is another really nice and talkactive italian born middle aged male FA at work.
We had a good chat along the way when he noticed that we are from Germany and he spend also some time there.
Dinner
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1156_zps1ae27e14.jpg
Veggies and mashed potatoes for me
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1157_zps83695239.jpg
Breakfast
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1158_zpsd9796943.jpg
Danish style
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1159_zps19bcf3c6.jpg
The routing is above the South China Sea, Brunei, Denpasar, Port Hedland starting at 33000 and later up till 39000 feet.
The sun is coming up for Australia
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1161_zps0fe4ce49.jpg
The captain is on the mike again with a short welcome during early approach.
Not the first time in Australia for me, but for my companion
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1162_zps7002473f.jpg
Dry landscape down there
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1163_zps2e94952c.jpg
Yes, this looks like Australia
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1164_zps902974d7.jpg
Touchdown at the 2163 meters "Two-Four". 06.50 am,
short after schedule.
Superb sunny and 23 degrees during this time of the day, now that´s what we are looking for.
Perth International, welcome
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1165_zpsc5b90311.jpg
And bye for today to the Spirit of Australia
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1166_zpsc608155e.jpg
With the sun and the blue sky above, lovely
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1167_zps5ae090c6.jpg
Oh, dear, I´am at around 175 pictures and it seems it´s time to close the first part of the story right now.

The second part will be coming up soon, where the Tripreporter and his companion have a real dejavu experience with a german lettered plane in Australia, see themselves face to face with a kangaroo and
well, these Australians are pretty good in digging holes!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1216_zpsfcb49e32.jpg

Do not forget the conclusions:
1.)Qantas FRA-SIN: Eight well temperatured and comfy hours in dreamland.
2.)Cathay Pacific SIN-HKG: Ok and acceptable for this leg.
3.)Qantas HKG-PER: A shorty night for Australia.

Catch ya later,
comments welcome, FLIEGER67 or also this time "Markus Klaus Felger" by Facebook.



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User currently offlinepalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1223 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 16854 times:

Hi Markus

Nice report - and how topical to see that you flew on the Qantas flight out of FRA - shortly before this ceased. It certainly felt sad to know that Qantas no longer touches down at any airport in Europe other than London after such a long and varied history of serving Europe from Australia.

QF's premium economy is regularly rated very highly by travellers and indeed, as one of the best premium economy products out there. Glad you got to sample it.

Sorry to read about your baggage hassles - glad you were re united with them eventually. Phew!

Looks like you managed a F100 flight in Australia too ! Look forward to reading about the next instalment.

Thank you again - Palmjet



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 16602 times:

Hi, J.,

Quoting palmjet (Reply 3):

Nice report - and how topical to see that you flew on the Qantas flight out of FRA - shortly before this ceased. It certainly felt sad to know that Qantas no longer touches down at any airport in Europe other than London after such a long and varied history of serving Europe from Australia.

Thank you and sure also my feeling with QF this time.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 3):

QF's premium economy is regularly rated very highly by travellers and indeed, as one of the best premium economy products out there. Glad you got to sample it.

Definitely a nice experience.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 3):

Sorry to read about your baggage hassles - glad you were re united with them eventually. Phew!

We´re lucky in the end.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 3):
Looks like you managed a F100 flight in Australia too ! Look forward to reading about the next instalment.

Still on the production line.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 14995 times:

Hi Markus  

Lovely report and QF Y+ seems the way to go ! Nice food and seats .

Love the photos of Hong Kong . Brings back memories.

Looking forward to the next parts  

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1454 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 14472 times:

Hi Markus,

Great to read the first installment of your Australian adventure. What a super start you got off to with the upgrade to Premium Economy (maybe it’s just me but the food didn’t look that inspiring). Must have been good to have the extra legroom on that long flight.

Talk about a scenario with the bags, especially when all the stress & concern was completely avoidable. Did you file a complaint about it when you got back?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And this is also a somewhat sad view when we know that QF stops FRA operations just a couple of days thereafter.

Such a shame.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
30 K/J, spacious premium seats and the window is still occupied!

Someone took your window seat? That’s terrible  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Typing, calling for Kim Jong-un, Nelson Mandela or maybe the pope, who knows and finally please, no, not this question again:
"You want to have your bags checked for Perth?".

Famous last words….I bet that question will haunt you for a while!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Back to reality, no that´s definitely not Premium service here in Singapore

So Singapore airport is not always perfect.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Well, the legroom with the oldfashioned blue green fabrics, is especially in comparison to the previous premium experience, as tight as it could be for the 1.85 meters tall Tripreporter, also the guy beside me complains!

Ouch, that looks pretty cramped.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A high floor room is requested and level 68 is prepared for us, no time to wait till a young and nice male agent handed us the keycards

Wow, level 68 and I though level 19 in Auckland was bad. I’m not one for skyscrapers that high, but mountains are ok!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Someone heading for Switzerland?

Nah, just the money probably! Love the double decker trams, I was reading about them the other day and apparently Hong Kong is the only place in the world to have them.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The second part will be coming up soon, where the Tripreporter and his companion have a real dejavu experience with a german lettered plane in Australia, see themselves face to face with a kangaroo and
well, these Australians are pretty good in digging holes!

Kangaroos? Fantastic. Digging holes? Could that have anything to do with the mysterious Kalgoorlie  

By the way, love the wing shots of the 744. Those engines look so old fashioned!

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 14266 times:

Hey Markus,

Great report! Qantas Y+ sure looks like a great product, nice to get an upgrade. Sad to be on one of the last flights out of FRA though. Looking forward to hearing more about your Australia trip!


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 14009 times:

Hi, more comments, nice.


@P.:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):

Lovely report and QF Y+ seems the way to go ! Nice food and seats .

Love the photos of Hong Kong . Brings back memories.

Looking forward to the next parts

Thank you and more to come.


@H.:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

Great to read the first installment of your Australian adventure. What a super start you got off to with the upgrade to Premium Economy (maybe it’s just me but the food didn’t look that inspiring). Must have been good to have the extra legroom on that long flight.

Thank you and sure the case here with the food.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

Talk about a scenario with the bags, especially when all the stress & concern was completely avoidable. Did you file a complaint about it when you got back?

Not at all till now.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

Such a shame.

Definitely.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

Someone took your window seat? That’s terrible

No chance for me this time.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

Famous last words….I bet that question will haunt you for a while!

So it seems!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

So Singapore airport is not always perfect.

Not in this case.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

Ouch, that looks pretty cramped.

It was.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

Wow, level 68 and I though level 19 in Auckland was bad. I’m not one for skyscrapers that high, but mountains are ok!

Sure for me, too!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

Nah, just the money probably! Love the double decker trams, I was reading about them the other day and apparently Hong Kong is the only place in the world to have them.

Definitely a special ride.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

Kangaroos? Fantastic. Digging holes? Could that have anything to do with the mysterious Kalgoorlie

No way, absolutely no way!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 6):

By the way, love the wing shots of the 744. Those engines look so old fashioned!

Thank you again.


@R.:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 7):

Great report! Qantas Y+ sure looks like a great product, nice to get an upgrade. Sad to be on one of the last flights out of FRA though. Looking forward to hearing more about your Australia trip!

Thank you and more to come.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineknightsofmalta From Malta, joined Nov 2005, 1822 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13589 times:

Hi Markus

Thanks for the interesting report. Sorry to read about the dog's breakfast they made of your luggage. But I'm glad it all panned out for you in the end.

The Qantas Economy Plus product looks quite nice, although I'm not sure I'd want to travel all the way to Australia in that seat without a stop on the way. I have one question about the meal though. If I'm not mistaken I remember from reading some of your previous reports that you don't eat meat. So if you were originally booked in standard Economy, how did QF work that on this flight with the upgrade? Did you get the Eco meal or did you just have to make do with what they had?

Cheers,
William


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13500 times:

Hey, William,

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 9):

Thanks for the interesting report. Sorry to read about the dog's breakfast they made of your luggage. But I'm glad it all panned out for you in the end.

Thank you and it worked ok in the end.

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 9):

The Qantas Economy Plus product looks quite nice, although I'm not sure I'd want to travel all the way to Australia in that seat without a stop on the way. I have one question about the meal though. If I'm not mistaken I remember from reading some of your previous reports that you don't eat meat. So if you were originally booked in standard Economy, how did QF work that on this flight with the upgrade? Did you get the Eco meal or did you just have to make do with what they had?

No changes, no meat for me. The Eco Premium meals for us, but nothing special vegetarian on offer.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineronerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1660 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13097 times:

Dear Markus,

Great report on Qantas and Cathay! Two very special airlines for sure!

Nice to see that you did the FRA flight shortly before it vanished into thin air. A truly historic route that has been around for a while!

I was quite impressed with QFs Y+ .. The catering presentation is actually identical to what QF does in J class on their domestic flights (from my experience a few years back).

Unfortunately however, CX's Economy product continues to disappoint me. I think their Y class seat -the old version regional config- is very comfortable, and their IFE is great. But, their catering seems to have dropped significantly in both quality and quantity. Fruit for dessert? Not for dinner or lunch! But it seems to be a norm nowadays on CX.

Sorry to read about the luggage mishap! But it was dealt with quite professionally towards the end!

Many thanks for sharing this with us.

Cheers,
Roni



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User currently offlineEmek96 From Germany, joined Apr 2013, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 12793 times:

Hey Markus !

Great report of your adventure to Hongkong and Australia!
QFs Premium Economy looks very good too, compared to other Y+ offers, I also like the JAL lounge in FRA, didn't even know that they have one there. I think CX have a lounge there too, did you visit it ?
Hongkong is for sure a very interesting city, was it fog or smog what I see in the pics ?

Thanks again

Elias


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6758 posts, RR: 77
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12351 times:

Hi Markus,

interesting first part of your Australia series. QF and CX look good as usual and the catering wasn't bad at all. It seems you had bad luck with the weather in Hong Kong. But it's always a great place to be.


PH



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12191 times:

Hey, more comments, nice.


@R.:

Quoting ronerone (Reply 11):

Great report on Qantas and Cathay! Two very special airlines for sure!

Thank you.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 11):

Nice to see that you did the FRA flight shortly before it vanished into thin air. A truly historic route that has been around for a while!

Exactly ne of the reasons to do it this way.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 11):

I was quite impressed with QFs Y+ .. The catering presentation is actually identical to what QF does in J class on their domestic flights (from my experience a few years back).

Sure my impression here.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 11):

Unfortunately however, CX's Economy product continues to disappoint me. I think their Y class seat -the old version regional config- is very comfortable, and their IFE is great. But, their catering seems to have dropped significantly in both quality and quantity. Fruit for dessert? Not for dinner or lunch! But it seems to be a norm nowadays on CX.

And this one, too!.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 11):

Sorry to read about the luggage mishap! But it was dealt with quite professionally towards the end!

Many thanks for sharing this with us.

Oh, yes, definitely a good end here.


@E.:

Quoting Emek96 (Reply 12):

Great report of your adventure to Hongkong and Australia!
QFs Premium Economy looks very good too, compared to other Y+ offers, I also like the JAL lounge in FRA, didn't even know that they have one there. I think CX have a lounge there too, did you visit it ?
Hongkong is for sure a very interesting city, was it fog or smog what I see in the pics ?

Thank you. The JAL place is sure a good one and the weather was cloudy, no smog till in the afternoon.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
nteresting first part of your Australia series. QF and CX look good as usual and the catering wasn't bad at all. It seems you had bad luck with the weather in Hong Kong. But it's always a great place to be.

Thank you again and sure the positive case with QF and the negative point with the weather around Hongkong.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6558 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12041 times:

Hi Markus !

Thanks for a great report with great pictures !

Nice that you had a chance to try the QF flight from FRA before it disappeared. Meals look okay on both QF and CX. Hong Kong is a great city to visit and Star Ferry still a great way to get from Kowloon to Central.

Looking forward to the next part.

The777Man



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 23 hours ago) and read 11804 times:

Hi, L.,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 15):

Thanks for a great report with great pictures !

Nice that you had a chance to try the QF flight from FRA before it disappeared. Meals look okay on both QF and CX. Hong Kong is a great city to visit and Star Ferry still a great way to get from Kowloon to Central.

Looking forward to the next part.

Thank you and sure, Hongkong is an amazing place, real good together with the QF experience.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 11728 times:

Hi Markus

Great to follow your trip down under!
Nice to see something from Prem Y on QF!
Doens't look bad at all. Great to see some HKG pics as well.

GReetings
Marc



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 11611 times:

M.,

thank you for the nice feedback.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):

Great to follow your trip down under!
Nice to see something from Prem Y on QF!
Doens't look bad at all. Great to see some HKG pics as well.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineSultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1702 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11321 times:
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Hello Markus,

Thank you for this nice and interesting story, especially the mess up with the bags was ‘interesting’ but annoying for you in any ‘case’ (pun intended). I find it very brave of you to make the already long journey donw under even longer by passing through HKG. TR duties I know  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There are 24 legs only on one confirmation provided by
Qantas itself,

That’s more then I fly in 1 year! And all on 1 ticket? Impressive.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And this is also a somewhat sad view when we know that QF stops FRA operations just a couple of days thereafter.

Too bad after so many years of service. Cut backs presumably…?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The captain sounds like from the Netherlands, a nice and detailed welcome in english and german with a dutch influence.

Isn’t it a small world…

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Something for me?

Now you tell me 

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Back to reality, no that´s definitely not Premium service here in Singapore.

Ouch, SIN definitely lost track on this issue!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
and an amazing view from the room early in the morning

Really nice but too bad about the ever present Hong Kong haze.

Sultanils



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (1 year 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 10841 times:

Hi, N.,

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 19):

Thank you for this nice and interesting story, especially the mess up with the bags was ‘interesting’ but annoying for you in any ‘case’ (pun intended). I find it very brave of you to make the already long journey donw under even longer by passing through HKG. TR duties I know

Thank you and duties, you know it well!.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 19):

That’s more then I fly in 1 year! And all on 1 ticket? Impressive.

All on one ticket!.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 19):

Too bad after so many years of service. Cut backs presumably…?

Coop with EK nowadays.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 19):

Isn’t it a small world…

It is!.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 19):

Now you tell me

More to come.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 19):

Ouch, SIN definitely lost track on this issue!

Definitely not standard here.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 19):

Really nice but too bad about the ever present Hong Kong haze.

And high clouds also.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1161 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9967 times:
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Hi Markus,

Great first part on your trip down under. What a great idea to fly Qantas out of FRA before they ceased this route, which is quite a shame.
Nice to get an upgrade and good to hear you got some nice sleep!
Sorry to hear about your bags, that is not what you want to see after such a long day!
I enjoyed your pictures of Hong Kong, well done  

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineplaniac787 From India, joined May 2012, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9942 times:

Great trip report!

Brave of you to extend your journey even longer but only a true aviation enthusiast would do that.
Catering and on board product looks decent. I would love to try CX soon.

Thanks for sharing

Cheers

Pradat



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9789 times:

Hey, more comments, nice.


@B.:

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 21):

Great first part on your trip down under. What a great idea to fly Qantas out of FRA before they ceased this route, which is quite a shame.
Nice to get an upgrade and good to hear you got some nice sleep!
Quoting adamspotter (Reply 21):
I enjoyed your pictures of Hong Kong, well done

Thank you.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 21):

Sorry to hear about your bags, that is not what you want to see after such a long day!

That was definitely the case here.


@P.:

Quoting planiac787 (Reply 22):
Great trip report!

Brave of you to extend your journey even longer but only a true aviation enthusiast would do that.
Catering and on board product looks decent. I would love to try CX soon.

Thank you and sure, Tripreporter´s duties!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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