QANTAS077
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PER-SYD-PER On QF

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:53 pm

PER-SYD
19 Jan 2004

airline-Qantas
aircraft-Boeing 737-800
class-economy
flying time-3hrs 45min
registration-VH-VXH
etd-0850
atd-0905
eta-1600
ata-1545
seat 23C

Well it started out with a nice early morning in Perth, made our way to the terminal for checkin at 7am, i arrived a little later as i parked in longterm parking area.

checkin was smooth and fast and done within 3 minutes, the ground staff are very polite and friendly, and i love the new unifroms, very sexy the all black look!

boarding commenced at 0835am, it was then that i heard on the news of the condition of former Australian cricket great David Hookes, not a pleasent to hear this kind of news. smooth boarding process with a full flight which had all pax seated within 15 minutes and doors sealed just before 9am.

pushed back and started just before 9am and taxied for a rwy 21 departure. upon getting airborne we were given CityFlyer menus and the food service commenced shortly after. i chose the Lamb which was tasty and accomponied by a nice red wine.

meal service was completed in about 1hr which gave me time to sleep and take some photos, i love sleeping in planes, i find it easy to do and feel great on arrival.

cruise over Australia was pretty boring, mainly over the Southern Ocean and some of the driest country on earth.

we decended into Sydney at about 1515 for a runway 34L arrival, with a touchdown about 15 minutes ahead of schedule.

all in all a great hop across Australia, i refuse to fly any other airline than Qantas or OneWorld Alliance, and i think i am on a good wicket with them.



SYD-PER
27 JAN 2004


airline-Qantas
aircraft-Airbus A330-200
class-economy
flying time-4hrs 55min
registration-VH-EBA
etd-1915
atd-1935
eta-2100
ata-2110
seat 50A


checked in rather early due to hotel checkout policy, checkin took me 2 mins as i used the Qantas QuickCheck service which is very easy and convenient. i then hung around the airport waiting for departure.

the aircraft arrived a little late on the gate, hence our later ATD. on entering the A332 cabin i found it to be nice and wide but extremely cramped for legroom. If this is not the most cramped cabin i have travelled in then i don't know what is, it is shocking for people with longer legs like myself. we pushed back about 20 mins late and headed out for 16R departure. we had immediate clearance for takeoff so no time was wasted holding.

meal service commenced about 1hr into the journey, i had the pasta which was not very filling, airline food always leaves you wanting more! i started to take some photos of the cabin when the steward informed me i was not allowed to do this! since when has this been enforced?

a movie was shown, though as per usual i fell asleep so i missed the whole film, i awoke about 20mins prior to landing after having slept for 3hrs on the flight.

we decended into Perth for a rwy 21 arrival, touched down just after 9pm and taxied back to stand.

all in all a very tiring flight and very cramped!

a big thanks to Sydney spotters, Glenn Stewart, Darren Howie and Morris Biondi who took a great amount of time to spend with me showing me about, we had lots of laughs along the way also!

a big thanks to you guys!
 
gardermoen
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:50 pm

That is bizarre the steward said you cant take photos in the cabin. Actually in their Safety Card (on the A330 I know for a fact) there is bit about photographt etc, and it states that videos and cameras can be used on board - unless if these are used for public broadcasting - in which case permission has to obtained priot.
 
trekster
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:18 pm

Why did u have lamb on the morning flight?


Qantas are a great airline, i loved the internal trip we did from Brisbane to Melbourne on the 767, had a row to my self there and back  Smile

Brilliant F/A'S
Where does the time go???
 
Akumas
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:58 pm

i will read this in the morning as i'm taking this route in april! yay  Smile
 
Akumas
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:07 am

Good trip report, but why did you have lamb in the morning  Confused
 
AJ
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:56 am

Check out the departure and arrival times, they encompass lunchtime, so lamb seems fair!

Well done Monty, it'll be good when the A330s get their international configuration.

Where to next?
 
QANTAS077
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:37 pm

Hi Anthony,
off to Tokyo, Zurich, Frankfurt and Hong Kong in march/april, you working any of the QF sectors out of Perth or into Perth at that time. you wont be in either HK or NRT will you?

the choice was lamb or pasta, i went lamb because i was hungry! it was a lunch menu so it was an appropriate meal.
 
thadocta
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:37 pm

Yeah, I am a bit confuzzled as well - your departure from PER was at 0905 and rather than give you breakfast they gave you lunch? With wine as well? Not my preferred drop at that time of the morning.

Dave
 
QANTAS077
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:17 pm

but they are giving me lunch due to the fact that at my destination it is lunchtime.

easy to work that out, wine with lunch is fine, first thing i did when i got on the plane was set the watch forward! so it's really 1205pm
 
AJ
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:29 pm

Not sure Monty, that's next roster.

I went for a walk from the Holiday Inn in Narita, I uploaded a pic of an AA777 taken just down the road to JetPhotos. What a joint! You'll love it.


 
QANTAS077
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:51 pm

cool.
just hope they love me and my ladders and camera gear!

 Smile
 
Akumas
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:14 pm

I'm taking the same trip soon, a few questions..

Is there any difference between the meals and service? They say they have a special program for flights between the West and East Coast, vice versa.

What is the Entertainment System like? Do the 737's have these too?
 
QANTAS077
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Mon Feb 02, 2004 8:44 am

no PTV on the 737s but they have ample movie screens around the cabin. we had movies and some tv shows. A330-200 has no PTV and only has centre mounted screens, none on the left or right side of the cabin.

service is fine, you get a choice of 2 meals.
 
Akumas
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:13 pm

What is the best seat? The one with a good view to the IFE.
 
Akumas
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:13 pm

** On both planes? **
 
QANTAS077
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:04 pm

oh christ i dont know, the best seat is the one you sit on!

i dont go surveying seats or seat numbers for the best spot, i just take a seat!
 
Akumas
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RE: PER-SYD-PER On QF

Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:10 pm

sorryyyyyyyyy!! :/ ......

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