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"Super Pit And The Island Of Inspiration"  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12174 times:

"Super Pit and the Island of Inspiration"

This is part two of the story in which the Tripreporter and his companion see themselves face to face with a Kangaroo and it´s not a plane this time. They also observed that it is not unusual to see a plane labeled in german language in Australia and iPads are also arrived with the Kangaroo, the plane this time, of course!.

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G´day, dear readers,

this is the continuation from the first part of the story
to follow here:

"The Fragrant Harbour By QF-Premium/CX" (by FLIEGER67 Apr 26 2013 in Trip Reports)

And this is also the routemap to go for the second part:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=per-kgi-per-mel-hba&MS=wls&MR=120&MX=540x540&PM=*

Thanx to this great tool:

http://www.gcmap.com/

Well, no new departure airports till now, but believe me, there is more to come:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And also more on the Tripreporter 2013 map:


TRIPREPORTER 2013 auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

The previous 200 departure places:


Departure airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

We step out of the plane in the warm Australian autumn sun, oh, yes, it feels really good this way.
Australia operates, somewhat similar like the US, with an electronic visa system. Fill in the details, press the send button and hope for the best.
Well, my companion is definitely welcomed to Australia, he obtains the ok within minutes.
And me?. Waiting and waiting till the next day. Intensively checked by the Australian Security Intelligence Organization, rechecked by the german BKA and well, also Zimbabwe´s Central Intelligence Organisation show´s the thumbs up and I´am also welcomed to Australia, finally!.
We are lucky, there is no other arrival at the same time. Simply no one else around at the immigration desks.
A middle aged woman at work. Just a final passport check and catched the stamp.
Welcome really to Australia now.
And good to see the bags on the belt!.
Cashed some Australian Dollars by a nice woman at the Travelex counter with a really bad quote, like later noticed.
There is a flight to go in the afternoon and to fill the gap in between, a rental car by Avis is secured online.
The guy at the desk is somewhat surprised to see us here.
The arrival flight number ex HKG is in the Avis system,
the car is ready, sure, but at the domestic terminal.
Well, not a real drama, some minutes to wait till the car is transfered and also good to see that our next flight is leaving from the terminal closeby.
One day all in is 55.00 Austral Dollars, sure ok this way.
It´s a Toyota hybrid, the first time for me, feels strange to move off with simply no engine noise around.
It seems also the locals are not really well prepared with the different terminal lcoations. I remember a young woman running past, hectic calling on her mobile and it seems shes on an international flight soon to go with her travel companions waiting relaxed in the domestic terminal at the other side of the runways.
The place to go now is John Forrest National Park, less than an hour out of Perth located in the Darling Ranges and the first ever opened Park in Western Australia
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On offer exactly what we are looking for, with close to no other visitors around.
A nice view for Perth in the distance
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Planes on approach for PER
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Two or three trees around
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And Kangaroo´s
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And well, they don´t take care about the road traffic act
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Kangaroo´s always first
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And even when you don´t see the parrot´s, you hear them
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And believe me, they are noisy
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A supernice looking landscape
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Back for the airport in the afternoon, returned the car without hassles, till now and some more flying is necessary right now!.


Monday, 25.03.2013


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Service XR83 operated by Skywest Airlines
Scheduled: 16.15 // 17.20


Terminal 2 is home of Skywest and Alliance Air
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Opened just some two weeks ago and pretty well designed
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And well, not that really strong frequented during this time of the day. No lounge on offer here
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A warm welcome to the Alliance F100 in the distance, but no, no, no, I don´t like to see an A320 in Skywest colours here
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Yes, that´s what we are looking for
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The ticket is secured by Lastminute.de, not cheap with
130.00 Euro´s per pax.
And yes, the F100 is on schedule.
Check-In is done by a nice young woman, manual this time.
No complaints at the security checkpoint, close to no time to wait there.
The gates, no. 1 for us, please
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Or what about this classic example?
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Give me a Fokker anyday!
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For example this one
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Qantas in the distance
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This one for us, please
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VH-FNC has the honour to fly us for the desert
and this is also the plane type like on schedule
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This is leg no. 35 on the F100
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Sounds strange, but it´s true, the third time for me on this particular plane. Years and years ago on flights operated by Germania for Fly-DBA and also airberlin
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In the air since 18.04.1991 with US Air/US Airways,
Germania, Fly-DBA, airberlin and finally Skywest Airlines
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Ten examples are in the actual fleet
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Cockpit crew is from Australia, the captain with a detailed welcome during boarding with the latest weather report for Kalgoorlie.
No route or flightlevel information.
Oldfashioned interior view, well used to say the least
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Taxi
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4.15 pm, perfectly ontime, "Auswest" and 1.00 hour to go for Kalgoorlie. Leaving the 3444 meters runway "Two-One", 22 cloudy degrees and thunderstorms expected for our destination.
Oldfashioned again, the cabin compartments
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The cabin ceiling, well, also oldfashioned
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Cabin crew is two female FA´s, one young, blonde and one elder, both nice but nothing special.
The safety card
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Someone for holidays?
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And the legroom view. Not that really much available here
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German lettered, sure this is definitely standard in Australia!
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The load is 70%, most of the pax seated upfront, lot´s of miners on the plane, well, we´re heading for Kalgoorlie!.
Seats 14 A/B here, with the full row open for us.
The typical Fokker wing
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Western wonders for you?
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Nice service here together with free drinks
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Early approach for KGI
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With some clouds around
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The sun is leaving
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Closer for KGI
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Mining facilities around
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More of them
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Some water also
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Digging the hole
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Well, digging a really large hole
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Digging a superlarge hole, this is Super Pit, Australia´s largest open cut gold mine
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Convenient close to town
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Finals
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Turning
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Last corrections
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Where is the airport?
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The lakes from the other side
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Close to touchdown at the 2000 meters runway "One-One/Two-Nine"
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And welcome to Kalgoorlie/Boulder where the major business is?. Absolutely no idea!.
Could it be mining?
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5.30 pm, short after schedule, with the weather like it should be here.
Sunny and 32 degrees. We left the thunderstorms enroute.
No other plane on the apron
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The red cones are well stocked here
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And a final tail view for Skywest Airlines
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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12169 times:

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Transfer from the airport is an easy affair.
There are simply no public transport options.
Take a cab is the only way to go.
The taxista is as relaxed as the australians are usually.
Telling us some stories about his town, interesting to say the least.
Some minutes later at the hotel,
the Quality Inn Railway Motel and Function Centre
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Perfectly located for tomorrow´s early start
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Oldfashioned, but clean
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1228_zps9088cca9.jpg
And the offers in Kalgoorlie are limited to say the least
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Well, we are just some minutes after Cole´s closed down.
Good to see the big yellow M just down the street.
The way to go now for something to eat.
And on the way back we noticed the Cole´s Liquor store open for business. Well, the guy guarding the entrance with his black leather cloths looks like the chief of the local Hells Angels chapter, three times my volume.
Definitely the right person to calm down some unruly miners at night.
And well, there is also coke and water on offer!.
And a good nights sleep not that long thereafter till breakfast
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It´s available from 4.30 am.
Sure?.
Sure and just unbelievable to follow all the action out there. Also the shop beside the hotel is open during this early time of the day
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Heading for Kalgoorlie station soon thereafter
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Is there really a train today?
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This one is parked and the train driver spend the night also at our accomodation.
The train arrives in the evening from Perth, stays overnight in Kalgoorlie and departs early the next morning, this time with two more pax onboard!
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This is the Transwa Prospector service for Perth
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The fare is 60.00 Austral Dollars per pax, booked by the Transwa homepage.
Just some lazy 7 hours to go
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Looks like modern this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1238_zps755053a1.jpg
And also here
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Comfy interior
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And also seats
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Let´s go and see a couple of trees
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Well, some more around
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There is also a drivers point of view camera available
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Mining action in the distance
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On a separate track
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The moving map
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Cattle
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Trees
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And grain
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But well, we are still in the desert
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Diesel haulers
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Riding through the Swan Valley
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With a couple more trees around
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Till east Perth station.
The train for City West station is free of charge, there are also some free inner city bus circle services, good, but they are playing a tricky game with us, not good, with the lines changed not that long ago and this is not shown in my book. So we drove by the hotel and don´t noticed it.
Finally arrived at the Murray hotel, Murray Street, West Perth
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A renovated property
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Ok for us this way
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Well, Perth what is on offer here?.
At first I´ve noticed lot´s of friendly people.
A fresh wind around and that means also all the clouds are pushed away what is good for some gorgeous views like this
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Old and new contrasts
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Skyscrapers Perth style
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The pedestrian shopping zone
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Wesley church
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Looks like exotic this way
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The Swan bells
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Strange, isn´t it?
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Perth skyline
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The supreme court and garden
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The Swan bells en detail
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Riverside
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Back for the hotel
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A calm night and ready for breakfast
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I especially like these pancake machines!
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Wednesday, 27.03.2013


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Service QF 772 operated by Qantas
Scheduled: 09.50 // 16.25


On the free bus for St.Georges Terrace and the 37 takes us to the airport for 5.60 Austral Dollars together, domestic this time
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Neither OLCI nor the machines at the airport accepted our self service check in tries.
It seems this itinerary is simply to complicated for the QF system.
These are legs 5 and 6 on the confirmation, the fare 125.00 Euro´s per leg.
A nice young woman on duty at the Premium desk,
the seats from the online selection short after booking are still in the system, sure ok this way.
Close to no time to wait at security, also good.
For the Qantas club this way
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Now that´s a large place
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Network or Qantas?
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Bulmers anyone?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1288_zps66d171f9.jpg
Well, these 763 looks like also nice
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Towed in for gate 15
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1290_zps58980dca.jpg
QantasLink and the 717
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1291_zpsd141ed1f.jpg
Kangaroo tail view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1292_zps98a3e4ce.jpg
Also the 738 looks like nice this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1293_zps63983f5c.jpg
Jetstar and the A321
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1294_zps6ad0a049.jpg
Yes, for me, please
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1295_zpsb63c34f2.jpg
Maroomba, yes, for me, please
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1296_zpseecb38b7.jpg
Sorry, not today
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1297_zps6dbdc0d4.jpg
This is VH-OGG
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1298_zps02622a7f.jpg
The 763 like on schedule.
"City of Rockhampton" is leg no. 8 for me on the 763
and new to the log
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1299_zps92e3c752.jpg
In the air with Qantas only since 12.12.1990
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1300_zpsbdc75154.jpg
22 planes on type are in the actual fleet
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1301_zps6c337d7b.jpg
Here is a story with VH-OGG:
http://avherald.com/h?article=40d59a54&opt=0
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1302_zpsa37bce49.jpg
What about Skippers Aviation?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1303_zps577c4e01.jpg
Or also the Dash?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1304_zps81a512f6.jpg
No virgin for us today
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1305_zps792e697b.jpg
10.00 am, ten minutes late and 2 hours, 55 minutes right now for Melbourne by "Qantas".
Leaving these superb sunny place with 18 degrees.
iPad use only here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1306_zps3825aba3.jpg
The cabin ceiling
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1307_zps053c690f.jpg
The load is some 90%, just a couple of middle seats open and lots of biz people on the way.
30 A/B, the two seater for us.
The safety card
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1308_zpsc8c43847.jpg
Legroom with the modern style fabric seats and
the cabin is clean
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1309_zps06b29a2f.jpg
Departure from the 3444 meters "Two-One".
And what´s this?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1310_zps2d8e0f7a.jpg
The iPad Qantas style
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1311_zps176baed5.jpg
We will see what´s going on here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1312_zps28b95009.jpg
That´s on offer
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1313_zpsaac59165.jpg
Or maybe this
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1314_zps5cc396c8.jpg
A nice and detailed welcome after departure in a relaxed style from the Australian FO.
Someone for Kalgoorlie?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1315_zpsd80ffb66.jpg
Serving our seats is a middle aged nice woman.
A full hot meal here on offer
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1316_zpscfa0dd21.jpg
Left hand side, you know
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1317_zps71e7946d.jpg
Not really my taste
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1318_zps367ce2e1.jpg
That´s the way to store you´re iPad
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1319_zps9f73f727.jpg
GE style engine view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1320_zpsa8df591d.jpg
Just a couple of clouds around
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1321_zps365f8ac3.jpg
These wing looks like huge
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1322_zps478b8e0f.jpg
The wing and the engine
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1323_zpsb69fa286.jpg
Snacks, now that´s my style, we should show this to LH
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1324_zpsfbfd76f0.jpg
Once again detailed informations in a nice style short prior to approach from the FO.
The routing is Esperance and further south of Kangaroo Island at maximum 39000 feet.
Black clouds close to Melbourne
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1325_zps07a79069.jpg
Always these thunderstorms expected
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1326_zps26ba90b7.jpg
Short finals
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1327_zps3c7f70b5.jpg
Victoria´s landscape down there
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1328_zps8f07f3a7.jpg
Touchdown at the 3657 meters "Three-Four", 4.10 pm,
15 minutes ahead to schedule.
Thunderstorms expected looks like the norm here and it feels not that far away with 34 degrees actually.
Another one at the gate closeby
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1329_zpsab21b6a5.jpg
A nice bye-bye from the captain at the planes door
and bye to "Rockhampton"
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1330_zps9b3b6bb7.jpg



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12169 times:

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Wednesday, 27.03.2013


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Service Qantas QF 2155 operated by Sunstate Airlines for QantasLink
Scheduled: 18.10 // 19.35


Up for the lounge and a last view to "Rockhampton"
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1332_zpsc88ef659.jpg
The Qantas Club Melbourne
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1333_zpse3802913.jpg
Nice offers here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1334_zpsff5b0387.jpg
Hot and cold
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1335_zps529a32b0.jpg
Thunderstorms expected, well, you know
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1336_zps4e8d9deb.jpg
Now that´s also something for me
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1337_zpsa43fbafe.jpg
Bye now to this beauty
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1338_zps340a8a4e.jpg
On the centerline
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1339_zpscbe73f56.jpg
And what´s coming in?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1340_zpsd94924cb.jpg
Straight on the line
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1341_zps5648f05d.jpg
Right hand be misleading
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1342_zps20066fbc.jpg
And turning left
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1343_zps65b843d9.jpg
This is VH-QOE
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1344_zps4dc47e7f.jpg
The Dash 8-400 like on schedule
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1345_zpsad2e8407.jpg
And exactly the one heading for Hobart from gate 22
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1346_zps8d2497cf.jpg
Leg no. 29 on type and new to the log.
In service with Sunstate since 21.06.2006.
And here is a story with the plane:
http://avherald.com/h?article=44a48b3d&opt=0
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1347_zps2220d74e.jpg
Boarding now
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1348_zps09522391.jpg
Ok, this is QantasLink
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1349_zps4d0e110e.jpg
The safety card and this picture shows perfectly the theme around the flight: Shaky, bumpy, thunderstorms expected. As later noticed, even both our shower gel´s and shampoo bottles have opened and spilled around, what a mess
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1350_zps5c36a290.jpg
6.10 pm, ontime, "Sunstate" and no duration info for Hobart, strange.
Departure from the 2286 meters "Two-Seven".
Still 33 degrees, haze, we should go now immediatelly, thunderstorms not expected, no, on finals!.
The legroom is ok here with the dark blue leather seats and the cabin is clean. 6 A/B for us, the two seater also this time
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1351_zps750f7819.jpg
The load is 100%, no open seat to spot, biz and leisure travellers well mixed.
The seat view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1352_zps5596069d.jpg
Cabin crew is one young and ok male together with a heavy young, also ok female FA.
Spirit, welcome
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1353_zps22da43bd.jpg
Cockpit crew is a whitehaired, well experienced Australian captain with a nice and detailed welcome after departure.
The routing is above Launceston at maximum 25000 feet and it is shaky and cloudy all the way.
How I like the cheese box
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1355_zpscd3c9f11.jpg
And also the content
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1357_zps009ca22e.jpg
Prop view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1356_zpsf11dac17.jpg
The whole engine
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1358_zps11ac0573.jpg
The modern style cabin ceiling
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1359_zps7404677f.jpg
And the black prop this way
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1360_zps46de8f5f.jpg
Reaching Tasmania
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1361_zpscc1fa3aa.jpg
Green stuff and some lakes down there
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1362_zps4ddaabe4.jpg
More lakes to come
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1363_zps531eeab0.jpg
Just prior to arrivals
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1364_zps85136f44.jpg
Short finals
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1365_zps6977b9f3.jpg
Also somewhat dry here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1366_zps71064a77.jpg
Very close to touchdown at the 2251 meters runway "Three-Zero"
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1367_zps19e08b70.jpg
7.25 pm, ten minutes ahead to schedule, 25 partly cloudy degrees here and the captain apologized for the rough ride, nice.
Parked on the apron
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1369_zpsaab2ac14.jpg
A nightly bye-bye
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1370_zps3c63e4bf.jpg
The bags are quick and just by coincidence, the hotel shuttle drives by when I´ve tried to call them.
And just a couple of minutes later we are at the Quality Hotel Hobart Airport to spend the first night at Tasmania.
Oh dear, once again, close to 200 pictures shows me, it´s better to stop here!.

What about the conclusions?:

1.)Skywest Perth-Kalgoorlie: A shaky ride for the Super Pit.
2.)Qantas Perth-Melbourne: Comfy and calm transcon.
3.)Sunstate Melbourne-Hobart: Rough riding above the Tasman strait.

And now?.
Stay tuned and patient for part three where the Tripreporter and his companion see the scheduled plane doing a low pass gear down along the runway, experienced a rebooking and enjoyed the oldfashioned prop sound above the blue mountains

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1558_zps866a4fa7.jpg

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



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12128 times:

Hi Markus,

nice second part of your latest series! What a great choice of routes/airlines/types! Good to see you had the second oldest 763 in the fleet. I flew on a former BA plane with elegant RR engines once, but that has already been retired.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Nice service here together with free drinks

What exactly was in the box?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is also a drivers point of view camera available

Cool feature!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The iPad Qantas style

I read about that service. But I'd prefer the overhead screens with moving map any day!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not really my taste

That doesn't look good at all!


PH



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User currently offlineryan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1558 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12013 times:

Good to see you enjoyed your flights on skywest, qantas and Qantaslink.

Looks like the SkyWest Fokker 100 haven't had a cabin upgrade, if there is still German writing. Skywest have been bought out by virgin Australia so the Skywest colours will slowly disappear. skywest's fleet of Fokker 50 and 100 will be repainted in virgin Australia colours.



South Australian Spotter
User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 11960 times:

Hi Markus

Interesting read, thanks for sharing! Great on logging the old fokker, I'm in bad need to do this myself!
The rail part intrested me as well, did not know that they where set that far (even better than SNCB in Belgium).

I like the way that QF provides Ipads for entertainment on the 767? where you able to hook up your own?

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11631 times:

Hey and good to see these comments.


@PH.:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):

nice second part of your latest series! What a great choice of routes/airlines/types! Good to see you had the second oldest 763 in the fleet. I flew on a former BA plane with elegant RR engines once, but that has already been retired.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):

What exactly was in the box?

Crisp bread, orange juice, cheese and a chocolate bar. I´ve missed the picture.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):
Cool feature!

Really good.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):

I read about that service. But I'd prefer the overhead screens with moving map any day!

Count me in, but it was still interesting.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 3):

That doesn't look good at all!

Not at all.


@R.:

Quoting ryan h (Reply 4):


Good to see you enjoyed your flights on skywest, qantas and Qantaslink.

Looks like the SkyWest Fokker 100 haven't had a cabin upgrade, if there is still German writing. Skywest have been bought out by virgin Australia so the Skywest colours will slowly disappear. skywest's fleet of Fokker 50 and 100 will be repainted in virgin Australia colours.

Thank you and I´ve read about the recent takeover. Sad to see these colours going.


@M.:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 5):

Interesting read, thanks for sharing! Great on logging the old fokker, I'm in bad need to do this myself!
The rail part intrested me as well, did not know that they where set that far (even better than SNCB in Belgium).
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 5):


Thank you and for sure, that was impressive.

[quote=MSS658,reply=5]I like the way that QF provides Ipads for entertainment on the 767? where you able to hook up your own?

Good point, don´t checked it.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6596 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11376 times:

Hi Markus !

Thanks for another great report with great pictures in your Australia series!

The landscape out around Perth and Kalgoorlie looks great!

Flight seems okay and nice that you get an ipad as IFE on the 763.

Good that you were able to log Skywest as a carrier before they are absorbed into VA.

Nice to see you go to Tasmania that's supposed to be very beautiful! I hope to see more of that in the next report!

The777Man



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27106 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11279 times:

Hey Markus  

Great report and lovely pics from OZ  

Really nice to see more longhaul from you  

Looking forward to the next reports .

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineluxair747sp From Germany, joined May 2010, 510 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11176 times:

Hi Markus,

Nice 2nd Part of your Down Under Series.
The train with and ITE or however you call it, looks perfect, especially with the moving map.
Also quite a nice idea of QF to have iPad holders in their seats.

Already looking forward to the next part.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Cheers,
Johannes


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 11164 times:

Hi, more comments, nice.


@L.:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):

Thanks for another great report with great pictures in your Australia series!

The landscape out around Perth and Kalgoorlie looks great!

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):

Flight seems okay and nice that you get an ipad as IFE on the 763.

Good that you were able to log Skywest as a carrier before they are absorbed into VA.

Lucky me so it seems with Skywest here.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
Nice to see you go to Tasmania that's supposed to be very beautiful! I hope to see more of that in the next report!

As soon as possible, on the production line.


@P.:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):

Great report and lovely pics from OZ  

Really nice to see more longhaul from you  

Looking forward to the next reports .

Thank you and more to come.


@J.:

Quoting luxair747sp (Reply 9):

Nice 2nd Part of your Down Under Series.
The train with and ITE or however you call it, looks perfect, especially with the moving map.
Also quite a nice idea of QF to have iPad holders in their seats.

Thank you and the train was indeed a nice surprise here.

Quoting luxair747sp (Reply 9):
Already looking forward to the next part.
Thanks a lot for sharing.

More to come, you know.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineSultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1742 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10536 times:
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Hi Markus,

Part nr 2, well enjoyed by me! A nice mix of aircraft and airlines and a nice ‘short’ train ride involved as well.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Terminal 2 is home of Skywest and Alliance Air

A good mix of exotic destinations on the board it looks like!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Sounds strange, but it´s true, the third time for me on this particular plane. Years and years ago on flights operated by Germania for Fly-DBA and also airberlin

A nice coincidence. Glad that it was not a Contact Air example or you would be stuck still 

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The red cones are well stocked here

Those are original, with the wind catchers on top.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is also a drivers point of view camera available

Nice feature!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
In the air with Qantas only since 12.12.1990

3 more years and she’s an oldtimer. But still going strong!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
iPad use only here
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That´s the way to store you´re iPad

Is that the new entertainment thing on QF? Only for domestic rides?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not really my taste

Yuck, that does not look inviting!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The whole engine

How I love those prop views next to your seat  

Sultanils



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User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 10436 times:

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
We step out of the plane in the warm Australian autumn sun

Herzlich wilkommen in Perth, even if you have left already. 
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Intensively checked by the Australian Security Intelligence Organization

Nice to see that neither Zimbabwe nor North Korean security had red flags against your name.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It seems also the locals are not really well prepared with the different terminal lcoations.

Made all the more confusing for some with the opening of the new regional terminal next to the international terminal so that there is now a three-way split.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I don´t like to see an A320 in Skywest colours here

Why ever not? It won't stay like that much longer as it will eventually be repainted in Virgin Australia colours, despite continuing to operate under the Skywest AOC.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Strange, isn´t it?

It is supposed to be reminiscent of a sailing yacht with the sails modelled on spinnakers. It is more apparent when viewed side on.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not really my taste

Yuck! what was it supposed to be?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
How I like the cheese box
And also the content

At least that looks edible. On one flight to LST we were served what might have been a cheese stick but could have been a dog biscuit. It was tough enough. LOL

Well it's a shame that your flight into KGI was an afternoon arrival, meaning no chance to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Base. But at least you made up for it with the Prospector rail service. Good to see photos of Perth, although the city is one big building lot at the moment so I am avoiding it.

Thanks for sharing.
Roy / Quokka


User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 10209 times:

Great report as always, thanks for posting!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Stay tuned and patient for part three where the Tripreporter and his companion see the scheduled plane doing a low pass gear down along the runway, experienced a rebooking and enjoyed the oldfashioned prop sound above the blue mountains

Already looking forward to that story!  


User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 9926 times:

Hi Markus,

Great to read part 2 of the Australian adventure. You certainly packed a lot into your trip. An interesting mix of aircraft too – I love the look of those big armchair seats on the Fokker.

Those pictures on approach into Kalgoorlie are quite something, I can’t believe how close the houses are to the pit. Nice photos of Perth too.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And me?. Waiting and waiting till the next day. Intensively checked by the Australian Security Intelligence Organization, rechecked by the german BKA and well, also Zimbabwe´s Central Intelligence Organisation show´s the thumbs up and I´am also welcomed to Australia, finally!.

Well, you know, they have to carefully check these guys who fly 44 legs in one month  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
It´s a Toyota hybrid, the first time for me, feels strange to move off with simply no engine noise around.

After the A5, the Toyota hybrid is my second favoured choice of hire car! Although as you say, it’s a strange feeling with no engine noise.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Years and years ago on flights operated by Germania for Fly-DBA and also airberlin

It's a small world!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Nice service here together with free drinks

Very good for such a short flight

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The fare is 60.00 Austral Dollars per pax, booked by the Transwa homepage.
Just some lazy 7 hours to go

7 hours on the train for 60$? Quite incredible. Imagine what a similar trip in Switzerland would cost! The train is very smart and I especially like the screens with the driver’s view.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Finally arrived at the Murray hotel, Murray Street, West Perth

J looks so grown up on that photo.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The iPad Qantas style

A bit like Skywork! Do they only have a limited amount of ipads and did you have to hand over anything as a deposit?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not really my taste

That looks vile.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
How I like the cheese box

Just right for me too!

Short night last night? You didn’t even have time to update your sig  

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9667 times:

Hi, more comments, nice.


@N.:

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 11):
Part nr 2, well enjoyed by me! A nice mix of aircraft and airlines and a nice ‘short’ train ride involved as well.

Thank you.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 11):

A good mix of exotic destinations on the board it looks like!

Something new for me, too!.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 11):

A nice coincidence. Glad that it was not a Contact Air example or you would be stuck still 

Sure a good point here.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 11):

Those are original, with the wind catchers on top.

Good point again.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 11):

Nice feature!

Definitely.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 11):

3 more years and she’s an oldtimer. But still going strong!

No prob with QF.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 11):

Is that the new entertainment thing on QF? Only for domestic rides?

So it seems and not sure with the routes.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 11):

Yuck, that does not look inviting!

Exactly my impression.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 11):

How I love those prop views next to your seat

And me, too!.


@R.:

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 12):

Herzlich wilkommen in Perth, even if you have left already.

Thank you.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 12):

Nice to see that neither Zimbabwe nor North Korean security had red flags against your name.

Hah, good point here!.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 12):

Made all the more confusing for some with the opening of the new regional terminal next to the international terminal so that there is now a three-way split.

Definitely.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 12):

Why ever not? It won't stay like that much longer as it will eventually be repainted in Virgin Australia colours, despite continuing to operate under the Skywest AOC.

I like to see the Skywest brand, but it seems that will go soon.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 12):

It is supposed to be reminiscent of a sailing yacht with the sails modelled on spinnakers. It is more apparent when viewed side on.

Good to know.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 12):

Yuck! what was it supposed to be?

Something with mushrooms.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 12):

At least that looks edible. On one flight to LST we were served what might have been a cheese stick but could have been a dog biscuit. It was tough enough. LOL

It was sure ok here.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 12):

Well it's a shame that your flight into KGI was an afternoon arrival, meaning no chance to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Base. But at least you made up for it with the Prospector rail service. Good to see photos of Perth, although the city is one big building lot at the moment so I am avoiding it.

Definitely more time needed for KGI.


@R.:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 13):

Great report as always, thanks for posting!
Quoting roberts87 (Reply 13):

Already looking forward to that story!

Thank you and more to come.


@H.:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

Great to read part 2 of the Australian adventure. You certainly packed a lot into your trip. An interesting mix of aircraft too – I love the look of those big armchair seats on the Fokker.

Thank you.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

Those pictures on approach into Kalgoorlie are quite something, I can’t believe how close the houses are to the pit. Nice photos of Perth too.

Really convenient for the miners!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

Well, you know, they have to carefully check these guys who fly 44 legs in one month

So it seems!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

After the A5, the Toyota hybrid is my second favoured choice of hire car! Although as you say, it’s a strange feeling with no engine noise.

Count me in this way.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

It's a small world!

Definitely.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

Very good for such a short flight

I´am impressed, you know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

7 hours on the train for 60$? Quite incredible. Imagine what a similar trip in Switzerland would cost! The train is very smart and I especially like the screens with the driver’s view.

Sure a good quote in comparison to our standards.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

J looks so grown up on that photo.

Count me in this way, I´am also sometimes surprised!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

A bit like Skywork! Do they only have a limited amount of ipads and did you have to hand over anything as a deposit?

Stored at every seat, fixed with a cord.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

That looks vile.

Definitely.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

Just right for me too!

And me, too.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 14):

Short night last night? You didn’t even have time to update your sig

No chance to do so!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9461 times:

Hi Markus,

Great continuation of your Australia series. You had a nice combination of airlines on your trip!

Skywest looked like a decent carrier. Unfortunately I haven't flown with them & doubt I will soon as WA isn't really on my agenda. Still I would like to fly on a Fokker...

Qantas & Qantaslink seemed their usual solid best. While the intention is right with the iPad's, I myself would prefer an actual screen. Nice to see hot meals still offered though agree with you that it doesn't look particularly appetising.

Looking forward to the next installment!

Regards,
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9106 times:

Hi, a.,

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 16):

Great continuation of your Australia series. You had a nice combination of airlines on your trip!

Thank you.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 16):

Skywest looked like a decent carrier. Unfortunately I haven't flown with them & doubt I will soon as WA isn't really on my agenda. Still I would like to fly on a Fokker..

Lucky me here, so it seems, to log these airline prior to the takeover.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 16):

Qantas & Qantaslink seemed their usual solid best. While the intention is right with the iPad's, I myself would prefer an actual screen. Nice to see hot meals still offered though agree with you that it doesn't look particularly appetising.

Sure interesting but I also prefer the standard examples or something on paper.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineparton87 From Sweden, joined Sep 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9035 times:

Hello Markus!

Thanks for the great story! Australia looks great and Perth a nice city! Service on both Skywest and Qantas looks good! Nice with the Fokker too!

Greetings
Robert


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8716 times:

Hi, R.,

Quoting parton87 (Reply 18):

Thanks for the great story! Australia looks great and Perth a nice city! Service on both Skywest and Qantas looks good! Nice with the Fokker too!

Thank you. Good to see you´re feedback.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1167 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8364 times:
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Hi Markus,

Nice to read part 2, another good report with some nice pictures! Always nice to log a Fokker despite the interior being outdated, Skywest looks quite nice.
The train ride also looks interesting especially with your own PTVs!
Qantas once again looks good and interesting to see those iPads!
Perth looks like a great city, nice pictures as always  

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8285 times:

Hoi, B.,

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 20):

Nice to read part 2, another good report with some nice pictures! Always nice to log a Fokker despite the interior being outdated, Skywest looks quite nice.
The train ride also looks interesting especially with your own PTVs!
Qantas once again looks good and interesting to see those iPads!
Perth looks like a great city, nice pictures as always

Thank you for you´re feedback and it seems lucky me to cover the Skywest colours prior to the takeover by Virgin.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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