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"Prop Sound REX Style For The Blue Mountains"  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10125 times:

"Prop sound REX style for the Blue Mountains"

This is chapter three of the story, where the Tripreporter and his companion spend some quality time in Tasmania, see the scheduled plane on a low pass, gear down, along the runway and experienced the classic prop sound above the Blue Mountains, together with a visit to this amazing city called Sydney.

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G´day, dear readers once again,

this is the straight continuation from part one:

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

and two:

"Super Pit And The Island Of Inspiration" (by FLIEGER67 May 1 2013 in Trip Reports)

where I leave you at the Quality Hotel Hobart Airport to spend a shorty night ahead to some more adventures!.

There is also a routemap to show for part three:



Great thanx to, as usual:

http://www.gcmap.com/

Something new on the departure airports map?.
Sure this time with SYD as no. 235:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

The Tripreporter 2013 map grows:


TRIPREPORTER 2013 auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And these are the previous 200 departure places:


Departure airports auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

Tasmania, the Island of Inspiration, we will see what´s on offer here.

Back to the fairly new hotel. A first view for the room
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And some details
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1372_zps46c17b53.jpg
The bathroom
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1373_zps1351c1cd.jpg
One more of these shorty nights and breakfast is on offer
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1374_zps8014b0e6.jpg
Also nice views here in the morning
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The hotel from the outside
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1380_zpsed0d3058.jpg
These guy´s have a hard and noisy time...
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...with this one
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1378_zps577089db.jpg
There is a rental car to catch at the airport now.
Managed by Mietwagenmarkt.de,
one day 40.00 Euro´s all in, sure ok from my point of view.
Well, let´s go and tour Tasmania, at least a small part of it!.
Wild west, ahem south, isn´t it?
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Nice landscape while riding through a valley
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1382_zps5c83c5c5.jpg
Redspot shows the red car, ok for the relaxed Tasmanian driver and believe me, you don´t really need
traffic regulations here. Road trains mostly loaded with tons of wood have naturally the right of way!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1383_zps974a5ac5.jpg
How I like these tree´s
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1384_zps6143d9f0.jpg
And the whole scenery
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1385_zps05467fe6.jpg
And a number of Wallabies are also around
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1386_zps16bd22d9.jpg
Like this one
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1387_zpsabc24200.jpg
This is Freycinet Peninsula
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With the Freycinet National Park
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For some meters to hike, after 24.00 Austral Dollars left my wallet at the entrance desk. Ok, it´s worth it to support Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife service
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Up the hill
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With the coastline in sight
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Big sandstones are also here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1392_zps1a7c8645.jpg
With Coles Bay in the distance
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1393_zps39d83445.jpg
And interesting flowers or whatever it is
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For a first view to Wineglass Bay
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And sure this looks like nice,
at least from my point of view
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No one down there
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There is still a way to walk for the beach
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1398_zps369c9243.jpg
But just to remember, downwards is easy, up again is much more exhausting
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The landbridge in between is only a small one
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Looks like nice, isn´t it?
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Also with these huge sandstones
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Back on track for Coles Bay
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Cattle on the way
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And the Sandy Beach
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Retour at downtown Hobart in the late afternoon to change for the next accomodation
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The Fountainside Hotel
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Room details
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The bathroom
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And a view from the window
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What about this one?
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Nice historic warehouses at the harbour
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Well renovated
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A steam crane
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Hobart is sure a nice place to spend some time
with mostly relaxed people.
No hectic seems the theme here
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Sure I know, we are far down the south, but the Institute
Polaire here?
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L´Astrolabe explores the Antarctic
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Sure something nice here in Hobart
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Immediate time now for more flying, isn´t it?.



Friday, 29.03.2013


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Service QF 1020 operated by Qantas
Scheduled: 11.55 // 13.45


For the airport early in the morning, returned the car without hassles till now and ready for the usual view to the screen. And if you noticed any differences between the schedule and the screen, stay tuned!
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The fare is again 125.00 Euro´s per pax fixed by Qantas directly.
The Qantas Club in Hobart, I´am surprised
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But why not?
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With really nice views to the apron.
For example Jetstar
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Not that large, but spacious enough for us
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1424_zpsa42d0ca2.jpg
And superb sunny weather this morning
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Tiger on arrival
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Tiger and Jetstar side by side
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Jetstar on the go
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I´am not ready with the camera, but a QF 738 done a low pass along the runway with the gear down
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This one
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And exactly this one looks like our scheduled plane for MEL. But wait, MEL?. Are you sure?. You show us SYD as destination with the logo´s
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Tiger on the go
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Pax disembarking
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And not much more is going on till the gate agent arrived and told us the story:
There is a problem with the undercarriage and the
pilot declared the plane not ready to fly
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There is no experienced engineer with situations like this here in Hobart available and so they send someone with the next flight ex MEL.
Pax with destination Melbourne should stay in the gate area, pax with connecting flights like us should leave the secured area and check the counters for other flight options.
Done and back as the first ones at the premium desk.
Originally booked is HBA-MEL on the previous seen 738 and MEL-SYD on one more 763
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The nice lady shows us the on and only viable option to go now. There is a nonstop service for SYD around noon and she will secure us two of the very few open seats if we like to do it this way. Well, if we like it or not, secured.
The bags are redelivered and rechecked for SYD after some more minutes by the same nice lady like our first try this morning to leave HBA
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Back in the gate area and back in the lounge
to see a Virgin coming in
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Like this one
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Our original 738 is still here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1439_zps297a302f.jpg
And another one is coming in
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On the runway
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Taxi
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And parked
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With just a few clouds above
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Ground handling in action
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Pax disembarking, hopefully not the same story again
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Sisters side by side
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Boarding from gate 4, 12.00 am, close to ontime, 1.00 hour, 25 minutes by "Qantas" for the harbour city
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Sure a pretty nice experience with these sunny weather conditions on the tarmac here in Hobart.
22 degrees, some clouds only and somewhat windy like it is often on the tarmac
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Welcome to "The Spirit Of Australia" once again
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Under the wing, you know!
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This is VH-VZS, the 738 like on schedule for this route
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A good looking example
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"Tamworth" is new to the log and leg no. 67 on type
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And this one is still here
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In service since 15.09.2011 with Qantas only, 56 examples are in the actual fleet.
This is an interesting story with the plane:
http://avherald.com/h?article=449270f8&opt=0
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We are ready to go now
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Cockpit crew is from Australia, the pilot with a relaxed welcome Aussie style during taxi, he talked about some ATC restrictions enroute, but nothing really serious.
This is the routing as shown on the inseat screens
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The legroom is somewhat low here
in the last row, 29 A/C and the middle seat remained open
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Or rather bye now to Hobart
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1462_zps8c5f6507.jpg
Cabin crew is all senior and nice. One male, three female FA´s
and one really experienced female Chef de Cabin.
For the 2251 meters runway "Three-Zero", like arrivals two days before
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1463_zpsfe45f753.jpg
The clean new style cabin with the mixed red grey fabric seats
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The load is 90% with mostly VFR travellers on the way.
Just a view for the safetycard
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And a few clouds down there
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1466_zps9375559b.jpg
What about some colours on the winglet?
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Heading in northeastern direction
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And leaving this nice island
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How I like these colours down there
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Something to enjoy, a hot snack, apples and free drinks twice, impressive
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Till we reached mainland Australia
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1472_zps98490dad.jpg
Dry landscape above Victoria and further on for Canberra at maximum 38000 feet
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And just a few sheepy clouds short to Sydney
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Approaching
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More clouds around
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What a nice scenic approach
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A thousand of boats down there
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This is definitely a water oriented city
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1480_zps0ccf5b86.jpg
Downtown ahead
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The right side this time for me
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The harbour bridge
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1483_zps264c2c94.jpg
And the Opera house
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Finals for the 3962 meters "One-Six-Right"
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1.50 pm, short after schedule, 23 degrees and partly cloudy.
Finger disembarking
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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10122 times:

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On the utterly overpriced Airport Link for Central and just some meters to walk, ok meters enough with bags, for the next accomodation, the Meriton Serviced Apartments Campbell Street
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1492_zps241086cb.jpg
The logo at the entrance
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1493_zpsd317c04e.jpg
A first view for the appartment
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1487_zpsc94c4979.jpg
The bathroom
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1488_zpsfad6c3a0.jpg
Spacious and well designed
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1489_zpsba00283e.jpg
And a nice view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1490_zps1b4a83f6.jpg
There is also a balcony on offer
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1491_zpsf67363f5.jpg
This is it
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1494_zpsd537e8a8.jpg
Sydney Central
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1495_zpse68c021d.jpg
The majestic harbour bridge
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1496_zpsc2d95d12.jpg
Cruisers also here
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1497_zps02d0d939.jpg
The skyline
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1499_zps257163d1.jpg
And the Opera house
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1500_zpsad469f34.jpg
Ferry traffic
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1501_zps56a54d18.jpg
In the afternoon
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Looks like nice this way
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Just a few people around
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Welcome to the Sydney Opera House, ok!
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The harbourbridge in twilight
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And also downtown
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A nightly view from the balcony
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Or maybe this way
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One more of this shorty nights ahead now.
Done and we leave the bags at the hotel for a detour early the next morning.





Saturday, 30.03.2013



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Service ZL 562 operated by REX Regional Express
Scheduled: 09.10 // 10.00


These flight is fixed by the REX website and the fare per pax is 120.00 Austral Dollar.
Manual Check-In is done by a nice middle aged woman.
There are just a few interesting places here on the board
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And there are also just a few interesting planes on the apron
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The bus leads the way at gate 2
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Comparison strictly separated
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Give me some quality fuel!
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09.10 am and this is ontime, just 25 minutes to go by "Rex".
There is no lounge on offer here.
Brindabella and the Metro doesn´t fit in our schedule
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But this one fit´s better
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1517_zps4a271b6a.jpg
Or maybe also this one
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1518_zpsfe471644.jpg
Fly me to ZRH today!
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1519_zps978ff2cc.jpg
Welcome to REX
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This is leg no. 8 on type
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New to the log
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In service with American Eagle and REX since 18.05.1996
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The total number of planes on type in the fleet is 45, impressive.
It´s true, this one is called ZRH
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The Australian FO is on the tarmac greeting his pax personally, sure a nice touch.
Prop view
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1525_zps3e5eb38e.jpg
And from the inside
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The load is 90%, VFR travellers also today.
The cabin as seen from 3 B/C, the two seater
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Oldfashioned to say the least
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Just departed from the 3962 meters "Three-Four-Left" with sunny 23 degrees
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The safety card
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Low legroom
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And the magazine
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Service well done by REX, snack, water and also sweets managed by a nice middle aged asian woman
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Leaving the Sydney area
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Oldfashioned well used blue leather seats
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Mountains ahead
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Well, Blue Mountains ahead!
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Me and the engine
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Low level cruising
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Engine details
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Is this an airfield down there?
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1541_zps3a3b21c8.jpg
The cabin ceiling
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Leaving the Blue Mountains
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Green countryside around
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The Australian captain is on the mike with some short infos inflight.
No route or flightlevel data.
The last mountains
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Why built the tracks straight ahead when there are some curves possible?
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Agricultural land
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Close to our destination
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Approaching
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With gorgeous weather conditions
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1550_zpsaf62e4ad.jpg
Engine and the mountains
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Finals
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And touchdown at the 1705 meters runway "One-Seven//Three-Five".
It´s 09.50 am, ten minutes ahead to schedule, sunny and 12 degrees
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Taxi
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Well, this looks like an airfield in the real countryside
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A couple of props on the apron
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And disembarking
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The FO is on the tarmac again with a nice personal Bye-Bye to the pax, now that´s what I call nice service here.
Ground handling
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Bye now for REX, sure a pleasant experience
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And welcome to Bathurst, famous for the Mt. Panorama Racing Circuit, the australian center for Touring Car Racing.
And where the one and only taxi waiting is ours.
Pure luck or what else?.
No, pleasantly managed by REX.
The FA asked inflight if someone is in need for a taxi at Bathurst.
Yes, we are.
And the pilot called the airport to prepare one for us.
Perfectly nice service here.
There is a bus transfer from Bathurst station to Lithgow
and the next bus is running at 10.10 am.
Well, the taxista is a very experienced guy and as soon as he noticed that we are no Australians and also no Americans, but from Germany he told us his story.
Born in Bremerhaven, in the north of Germany and emigrated to Australia some 60 years ago, never been back in Germany since.
And with all the talking, exactly when we approached the station we saw the bus leaving. Well, the next one is two hours away and the weather is nice, no complaints here
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This one runs in the other direction
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Bathurst historic station
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Downtown
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1564_zps500ca81e.jpg
The Blue Mountains again
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By Countrylink this time
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1566_zps8f298615.jpg
And further by train from Lithgow
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On this classic silver alu carriages
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The fare all the way from Bathurst to Sydney is, believe me, 8.20 Austral Dollars for me and just 1.00 Austral Dollar for my companion. Now that´s what I call a good price/earning ratio!.
Let´s go now
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That´s what I call classic
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For the Blue Mountains
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And riding all the way down for Sydney
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1574_zps0d3597e3.jpg
With the blue sky above
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Marvellous views
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301/AUS1301PART1580_zps9717290c.jpg
The valleys
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Green landscape all along
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That´s what I call scenery
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Back at Sydney Central catching the bags at the Meriton and ready to go above the Harbour Bridge for the next place to stay for the night.
But wait, this is another part of the story.

Exactly the final part where the Tripreporter and his companion experienced a really warm welcomed equipment change from the 763 to the 738 to the..., stay tuned and catched all the attention around an inaugural service with personal guidance at Emirates top notch lounge place in Dubai and wait, also BA provides something special on the final leg for STR.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/AUS1301-2/GB1301009_zpsc23158fe.jpg

Conclusions please:
1.)Qantas Hobart-Sydney: Comfortable but a somewhat unexpected experience this way.
2.)REX Sydney-Bathurst: The Blue Mountains from above.

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



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6596 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 9997 times:

Hi Markus !

Very nice report with very nice pictures ! You really saw a lot of different places in Australia!

Very nice scenery both in Tasmania and NSW! The train rides seem very nice as well.

Very much looking forward to the next report!

The777Man



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User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 9779 times:

Hi Markus,

Great report. Seems like you had a couple of solid flights with REX & QF. Firstly a shame that you weren't able to fly the 763 this time though the service on board QF looked impressive.

REX looked fine as well. I'm yet to fly with them though I hope to soon.

Regards,
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2298 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 9775 times:

Markus,

Thanks a lot for this ab-Tasmania ad-Australia mainland report.

REX looks really nice, good service indeed.

Interesting prices back to Sydney, I must say... that's really cheap.

Cheers, and thanks for your report!

Alex


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 9402 times:

Hey and good to see these comments.


@L.:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 2):

Very nice report with very nice pictures ! You really saw a lot of different places in Australia!

Very nice scenery both in Tasmania and NSW! The train rides seem very nice as well.

Very much looking forward to the next report!

Thank you and more to come, you know.


@a.:

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 3):

Great report. Seems like you had a couple of solid flights with REX & QF. Firstly a shame that you weren't able to fly the 763 this time though the service on board QF looked impressive.

REX looked fine as well. I'm yet to fly with them though I hope to soon.

Thank you and sure, the REX was an interesting experience.


@d.:

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 4):

Thanks a lot for this ab-Tasmania ad-Australia mainland report.

REX looks really nice, good service indeed.

Interesting prices back to Sydney, I must say... that's really cheap.

Cheers, and thanks for your report!

Thank you. It was a real surprise when I saw these fares by Countrylink.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineryan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1558 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9114 times:

Another great read and photos.

I feel when flying with regional airlines like rex, that you are treated like a fellow human being and not self loading cargo.



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User currently onlineadamspotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2011, 1168 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 8870 times:
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Hi Markus,

Nice to be able to read part 3 now too. Once again a great report with many nice pictures!
Tasmania sure is a beautiful island, Hobart looks so peaceful  
Qantas once again impresses with their service, shame that you were rebooked and not able to fly through MEL and catch another 763, but oh well those things unfortunately happen..
Beautiful pictures of Sydney, cant wait to visit there  
REX also looks impressive with some nice crew!

Looking forward to the final part!

cheers,

Brendan


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8802 times:

More comments, nice.


@R.:

Quoting ryan h (Reply 6):
Another great read and photos.

I feel when flying with regional airlines like rex, that you are treated like a fellow human being and not self loading cargo.

Thank you and exactly my impression around REX.


@B.:

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 7):

Nice to be able to read part 3 now too. Once again a great report with many nice pictures!
Tasmania sure is a beautiful island, Hobart looks so peaceful

Thank you.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 7):

Qantas once again impresses with their service, shame that you were rebooked and not able to fly through MEL and catch another 763, but oh well those things unfortunately happen..

From three 763´s to one in the end around this trip.

Quoting adamspotter (Reply 7):
eautiful pictures of Sydney, cant wait to visit there  
REX also looks impressive with some nice crew!

Both ways are really recommendable.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27118 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8755 times:

Hey Markus  

Great report and something very different. Lovely pics of things we dont normally get to see .

Thanks for the report.

Regards

Philip  


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8749 times:

Hey, P.,

Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Great report and something very different. Lovely pics of things we dont normally get to see .

Thanks for the report.

Thank you, warm welcomed.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineB707MT From Australia, joined Apr 2013, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8741 times:

G'day Markus

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And interesting flowers or whatever it is

Amazing range of Banksias we have out here DownUnder - named for Sir Joseph B, of course, of Cook's first voyage fame.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Is this an airfield down there?

It's called 'Katoomba Airport' but goes by the more realistic name of Medlow Bath Airfield, MB being the district north and west of Katoomba. Just a couple of dirt strips hacked out of the scrub on one of the few flat bits of land in that area.

Good to read about your ReXperience - I love flying with them: the crews are always personable and ready for a chat, and a multi-sector flight around NSW is interesting and fun. Reminds you of what flying used to be like.

Cheers
Matt


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6824 posts, RR: 77
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8567 times:

Hi Markus,

another interesting report, this time with good pictures from Sydney! Good decision to try REX, I liked that airline a lot.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Fly me to ZRH today!

Nice reg!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The Australian FO is on the tarmac greeting his pax personally, sure a nice touch.

Nice touch indeed!


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineinfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8566 times:

Hi Markus,

What a super, exotic report! This is certainly Australia from a different angle. Of course I particularly enjoyed the pictures of Sydney, happy memories of last year’s trip.

After seeing your photos of Tasmania, it’s on the to-do list! Such a perfect place for hiking with those views, Wineglass Bay looks beautiful. The Blue Mountain excursion from Sydney also impressed me: the scenic flight to Bathurst and then the train journey back. I can’t believe how much you packed into your short trip.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And a number of Wallabies are also around

So unbelievably cute.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
There is a problem with the undercarriage and the
pilot declared the plane not ready to fly

Never seen the exact reason displayed on the FIDS like that, a nice touch. QF looked after you well though, shame you didn’t get to go via MEL as planned, but lucky you secured the last seats to SYD.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This is the routing as shown on the inseat screens

You’re not far from New Zealand, it’s on the map!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Just a few people around

Has J grown since Perth?!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Fly me to ZRH today

I wouldn’t fancy such a long journey in that aircraft  

Looking forward to reading about your epic journey home.

Happy flying
Infodesk   



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5736 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8507 times:

Hey Markus!

Thank you so much for taking us on this tour around Australia! It looks like you had a great time down here  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, let´s go and tour Tasmania
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Hobart is sure a nice place to spend some time

You've just made me SO JEALOUS!!! I love Tassie, but haven't been in 4 years. I was hoping to go this year, but it looks like it'll be next year now, and your pictures made me want to go even more!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The FA asked inflight if someone is in need for a taxi at Bathurst.
Yes, we are.
And the pilot called the airport to prepare one for us.

That's a fantastic service! I really should try out Rex, but first I need to catch one of those Brindabella Metroliners you got photo of. They're leaving the fleet soon, and I'm desperate to get a ride before they go  
Quoting B707MT (Reply 11):
Amazing range of Banksias we have out here DownUnder - named for Sir Joseph B, of course, of Cook's first voyage fame.

Is that so? You learn something new every day!



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8174 times:

Hey, more comments, nice.


@M.:

Quoting B707MT (Reply 11):
Amazing range of Banksias we have out here DownUnder - named for Sir Joseph B, of course, of Cook's first voyage fame.

Thank you, good to know.

Quoting B707MT (Reply 11):

It's called 'Katoomba Airport' but goes by the more realistic name of Medlow Bath Airfield, MB being the district north and west of Katoomba. Just a couple of dirt strips hacked out of the scrub on one of the few flat bits of land in that area.

Once more, good to know, perfect local advice.

Quoting B707MT (Reply 11):
Good to read about your ReXperience - I love flying with them: the crews are always personable and ready for a chat, and a multi-sector flight around NSW is interesting and fun. Reminds you of what flying used to be like.

Exactly my opinion here.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 12):

another interesting report, this time with good pictures from Sydney! Good decision to try REX, I liked that airline a lot.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 12):
Nice touch indeed!

Really good.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 12):
Nice reg!

Sure a nice coincidence.


@H.:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):

What a super, exotic report! This is certainly Australia from a different angle. Of course I particularly enjoyed the pictures of Sydney, happy memories of last year’s trip.

Thank you.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):
After seeing your photos of Tasmania, it’s on the to-do list! Such a perfect place for hiking with those views, Wineglass Bay looks beautiful. The Blue Mountain excursion from Sydney also impressed me: the scenic flight to Bathurst and then the train journey back. I can’t believe how much you packed into your short trip.

These are definitely places to go for you and Australia is far, but not to far away, you know!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):

So unbelievably cute.

Sure they are.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):

Never seen the exact reason displayed on the FIDS like that, a nice touch. QF looked after you well though, shame you didn’t get to go via MEL as planned, but lucky you secured the last seats to SYD.

Aussie style also here.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):

You’re not far from New Zealand, it’s on the map!

Next time, maybe!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):

Has J grown since Perth?!

It seems so!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 13):

I wouldn’t fancy such a long journey in that aircraft

Anyway a nice coincidence, isn´t it?.


@R.:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 14):
Thank you so much for taking us on this tour around Australia! It looks like you had a great time down here

Thank you.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 14):

You've just made me SO JEALOUS!!! I love Tassie, but haven't been in 4 years. I was hoping to go this year, but it looks like it'll be next year now, and your pictures made me want to go even more!

Tasmania is definitely one of my top places to go anytime.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 14):
That's a fantastic service! I really should try out Rex, but first I need to catch one of those Brindabella Metroliners you got photo of. They're leaving the fleet soon, and I'm desperate to get a ride before they go

Sure a good idea with the Brinda Metro, do it.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 14):

Is that so? You learn something new every day!

And count me in here.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinepalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1223 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8014 times:

Hi Markus

Great report - thanks very much!

Tasmania has been on my list for some time but sadly I've never got there (yet). The landscape looks amazing. Sounds like you both had a good time. Historically Tasmania was never a place that people visited much - it wasn't until the government and tourism bodies started to much more aggressively market the place that it became much better known and visited. I would love to spend some time in Hobart and drive around the island - the west coast is rugged and lush, with lots of rainfall and amazing forests and trees.

Nice to see Rex featuring again too - that flight to Bathurst must be one of the shortest operated by the airline - according to their inflight route map at least. Looks like you had a good flight with them and that inflight magazine looks very familiar! Glad to see you managed to combine a plane and train again for this part.

Sydney of course, is looking great. Nice to see some pics from your time there too.

Thanks again, Palmjet



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User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7955 times:

Hello Markus

Another great trip report, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the Tasman country side and the train pics, always been a soft part in my hart!
Interesting to see the saab 'ZRH' in the log, nice to see QF installing AVOD on it's 737s as well.

greetings
Marc



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7902 times:

Hello Markus, another nice report again! Some great destination pictures again too, thanks for posting!

User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7870 times:

Hi, good to see more comments.


@J.:

Quoting palmjet (Reply 16):

Great report - thanks very much!

Thank you.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 16):

Tasmania has been on my list for some time but sadly I've never got there (yet). The landscape looks amazing. Sounds like you both had a good time. Historically Tasmania was never a place that people visited much - it wasn't until the government and tourism bodies started to much more aggressively market the place that it became much better known and visited. I would love to spend some time in Hobart and drive around the island - the west coast is rugged and lush, with lots of rainfall and amazing forests and trees.

Tasmania is definitely a place to visit, for me again, too.

Quoting palmjet (Reply 16):

Nice to see Rex featuring again too - that flight to Bathurst must be one of the shortest operated by the airline - according to their inflight route map at least. Looks like you had a good flight with them and that inflight magazine looks very familiar! Glad to see you managed to combine a plane and train again for this part.

Sydney of course, is looking great. Nice to see some pics from your time there too.

Sure it is with the route, fit´s perfectly for us this time.


@M.:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 17):

Another great trip report, thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the Tasman country side and the train pics, always been a soft part in my hart!
Interesting to see the saab 'ZRH' in the log, nice to see QF installing AVOD on it's 737s as well.

Thank you and some more train pics to come.


@R.:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 18):
Hello Markus, another nice report again! Some great destination pictures again too, thanks for posting!

Thank you.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinesultanils From Belgium, joined Mar 2010, 1744 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7362 times:
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Hello Markus my friend,

Nice and interesting report! QF doing the right thing at Hobart and handling the technical issue very well. Sydney is a truly wonderful and bustling city and the approach into its airport is really one of a kind, good to see you were able to experience just that.
Also Rex and the tiny Saab were kinda special. I remember me paying a visit to the Blue Mountains, albeit not by plane but by car, a really nice place to spend some hours in.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The FA asked inflight if someone is in need for a taxi at Bathurst.
Yes, we are.
And the pilot called the airport to prepare one for us.
Perfectly nice service here.

That's really excellent. I hope though the taxi service wasn't overpriced  

Sultanils



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5173 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7253 times:

Hi, Nils,

pretty nice to follow you´re feedback, you know.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):

Nice and interesting report! QF doing the right thing at Hobart and handling the technical issue very well. Sydney is a truly wonderful and bustling city and the approach into its airport is really one of a kind, good to see you were able to experience just that.
Also Rex and the tiny Saab were kinda special. I remember me paying a visit to the Blue Mountains, albeit not by plane but by car, a really nice place to spend some hours in.

Lucky me with the approach into SYD and also nice by the companion to offer me the window this time.

Quoting sultanils (Reply 20):

That's really excellent. I hope though the taxi service wasn't overpriced

Not much more than expected!.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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