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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Posted (7 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 3255 times:

So...it's that time of the year again down here, AFL finals month and it's brings out the men from the boys. My beloved Eagles were playing the Adelaide Crows this weekend and i decided to get my ass in gear and go suppor them.

Route-Per-Adl Qantas
Date-23 Sep 2006
Etd-0200am
Atd-0215am
Eta-0620
Ata-0610
Registration-VH-VXL
Seat-5A
Flight Number-QF1212
Aircraft Type-737-800
Flight Time-2hr40min

Checked in for the late night flight using the self checkin kiosk at Perth airport, decided to drive and leave my car at the airport, easy to get home when i flew home! Plenty of west coast eagles supporters on the flight, infact, a full flight!

Boarding began just before 2am. took only 15mins to get everyone on board and ready, 0205 we pushed back for departure.0209 we taxiied out for runway 21 immediate departure.

Flight was throughout the night, Qantas served us a dry roll with smoked chicken, tasted terrible! Fell asleep for the remainder of the flight...0545CT we began our decent, curfew is lifted at 6am CT. Landed on runway 23 and taxiied for gate 13. I sat around for a few hours and waited for my mates to arrive from the game in Sydney the night before.



Route-Adl-Per QF
Date-24 Sept 2006
Etd-1200pm
Atd-1215pm
Eta-1405pm
Ata-1400pm
Registration-VH-TJU
Seat-8A
Flight Number-QF 1241
Aircraft Type-737-400
Flight Time-3hr 30min

well..i decided to make my way back to Adelaide airport at 1030am, checked out of the hotel room and got a cab to the airport, spent the night with Olivia and friends, had a lovely dinner on gouger street and stirred up some of the locals about there loss at the footy!

Checkin was slow, no self serve kiosk, only 1 checkin agent working and a que of around 70 waiting to get checked in! most of the people were heading home to Perth from the game. After checkin i grabbed a laksa at Billy Chiu's restaurant, lovely meal! well worth a visit if your at Adelaide airport.

Boarded at 1140 am, some smart eagles fans decided to decorate the cabin with the Sunday Mail newspaper headline... "Shattered"...it was priceless! We pushed back at 1205pm, made our way out to runway 23 and departed behind a heavy SQ 777.

Once at cruise altitude a meal was offered, lunch was a pork stirfry, bread roll and mint chocolate. I washed it down with a few cokes and a magnum icecream. Flight was quite long due to strong headwinds...but i slept the entire journey after lunch so i was happy with that.

1340 we commence descent into Perth for landing on runway 24...just on 2pm we touched down and taxiied to the gate. WE've 1 more hurdle this weekend, i'm not going to make it to the grand final because it's far to expensive! but i'm certainly glad i went and saw the boys today!



Katherine & I at AAMI Stadium



pregame view from one of the stands



who's your daddy Adelaide? who's your daddy...

http://i9.tinypic.com/2ugl4p2.jpg

we're flying high...we're the eagles, the west coast eagles!



how the local paper reported the loss!




a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
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User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

neat report...

I might have seen you at ADL. I was hanging around waiting for my (very delayed) Virgin flight to MEL (DJ 544 VH-VOV) and noted VH-TJU at the gate and departing, mainly because it was the same aircraft that took me to ADL on Saturday morning.

And for the record - the Weagles got lucky... It could have gone either way at the end! Good game though!


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Quoting Aussie_ (Reply 1):
And for the record - the Weagles got lucky...

i think you'll find that Adelaide got lucky...lucky not to lose by a bigger margin due to inaccurate kicking! i was floating around with my eagles scarf on...like many others  Wink



a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Thread starter):

Great trip report.

Quoting Aussie_ (Reply 1):
And for the record - the Weagles got lucky... It could have gone either way at the end! Good game though!

If the Roo was playing the Crows would have won. But unfortunately they lost. Watch out next year and good luck to the Eagles in the Finals


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 3):
If the Roo was playing the Crows would have won. But unfortunately they lost. Watch out next year and good luck to the Eagles in the Finals

if he played we'd have embarrassed the crows even more...Burton played and had minimal impact, McLeod ran out of puff, Roo would'nt have played a full 4 quaters of football. Girl next to me at half time said you can go back to Perth now...I said your not playing Collingwood, your playing West Coast! by 3/4 time she was very nervous...by fulltime she was crying, but she was nice enough to wish us luck for this weekend.



a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 2747 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 4):
if he played we'd have embarrassed the crows even more...

lol I doubt it

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 4):
Burton played and had minimal impact, McLeod ran out of puff,

only the 2nd half

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 4):
Collingwood

Oh dear.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Thread starter):
Katherine & I at AAMI Stadium

Damn nice hat you're wearing there my friend!  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5855 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Damn nice hat you're wearing there my friend!

that cap goes everywhere with me mate! but not this weekend...this weekend i'm pulling out my West Coast Eagles cap for the biggest game of them all! I'll have my face painted in blue & gold, my eagles flag & shirt and all sorts of other attire on!

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):
only the 2nd half

just happend to be the half that counted  Wink

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):
lol I doubt it

i don't...at best he's 60% match fit! i was hoping he'd have played so we could've exposed Craig's mistakes even more. I'm off to melbourne on wednesday night for the big one!



a true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face.
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 7):
just happend to be the half that counted

Indeed it was

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 7):
i don't...at best he's 60% match fit! i was hoping he'd have played so we could've exposed Craig's mistakes even more. I'm

Craig's mistakes  Confused


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