Make sure your friend packs only summer gear, plenty of sunscreen and, of course, a good thirst!
Just thought I'd mention that it's now 8.45am local in beautiful Perth, temperature is 25C and expected to climb to 32C today, but with practically no humidity and January will be more of the same.
Perfect beach or drinking
or flying weather - sorry to hear of your condition - fascination and fear seem closely linked, something to do with adrenalin I guess.
And yes BI does seem to offer good deals and, as I said, quietly threatening the local big boys.
I understand that Emirates has been trying to get into PER for some time, will be great when they do. PER to Europe with one stop in the ME will break the journey in the middle, better than PER-SIN/KUL/BKK-Europe (5-6 hrs then 12-14hrs)