Ryan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1474 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8310 times:
14 November 2005
The main reason for this trip was to hopefully see the Airbus A380 in Sydney.
Checkin at the airport was quick and painless.
However once on the plane I had the FA tell me to put the camera away for takeoff. However I have had it out for takeoff many times with other airlines and a previous flight with Virgin Blue so why now?. That annoyed me quite a bit. Same for the landing.
Watching this beast takeoff was spectacular and it was quieter than I expected and the aircraft was smaller than what I was expecting also.
Although good to see it for real I still think it looks like a bloated pregnant whale. Also the hybrid Airbus-Qantas colours look awful.
There was quite a crowd to see it go. Once the A380 took off most of the crowd went.
Pics of A380
Flight was smooth after getting above the clouds. As we got closer to Adelaide the sky cleared.
Had a can of Lemonade and some chips to eat.
This flight was not full so I had the three seats to myself.