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To Sydney To See The A380 With Lots Pics

Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:55 am

14 November 2005
DJ 401
ADL-SYD
Seat: 7F
Boeing 737-7BX
VH-VBQ

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.

These pics were taken in flight.

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Other than that the flight was smooth and uneventful.
However I was allowed to see the flight deck on the way out and had a quick chat to the first officer about the A380 being in Sydney.

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The A380
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

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16 November 2005
DJ 414
SYD-ADL
Seat: 19F
Boeing 737-76Q
VH-VBU

Checkin for the return trip was easy and painless.

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Takeoff from Sydney was rough in cloud with strong turbulence.

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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.

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There were a few bumps during the approach into Adelaide. Landing was smooth.

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RE: To Sydney To See The A380 With Lots Pics

Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:27 am

Cool report and pics  Smile

No TVs at all on the DJ aircraft??
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RE: To Sydney To See The A380 With Lots Pics

Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:54 pm

The Virgin Blue 737s have a very basic interior. No roof mounted TV no nothing.
What do you expect on a 1-1/2 flight?
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RE: To Sydney To See The A380 With Lots Pics

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:40 pm

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
No TVs at all on the DJ aircraft??

What happened to DJ getting PTVs with LiveTV, same as Jetblue?
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RE: To Sydney To See The A380 With Lots Pics

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:44 pm

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 2):
What do you expect on a 1-1/2 flight?

I dunno... Westjet and JetBlue seem to do fine with live satelite television. (Westjet has segments which are 40 minutes. 28 live channels are available as the aircraft passes 5000 feet.)
 
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RE: To Sydney To See The A380 With Lots Pics

Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:18 am

Nice report & photo's, the 380 ones are great.

Quoting Ryan h (Thread starter):
The main reason for this trip was to hopefully see the Airbus A380 in Sydney

- What a great idea! Smile

Quoting Ryan h (Thread starter):
However once on the plane I had the FA tell me to put the camera away for takeoff

- Having a bad day?

Thanks again.

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RE: To Sydney To See The A380 With Lots Pics

Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:36 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 3):
What happened to DJ getting PTVs with LiveTV, same as Jetblue?

Virgin Blue won't have the LiveTV-style PTVs until sometime next year, though one promotional aircraft will be equipped by the end of this year - as to what I have been told by sources inside DJ.

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RE: To Sydney To See The A380 With Lots Pics

Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:21 am

Great report, nice pics. If only the A380 came to Perth  Smile i would love to have seen it.

Quoting Carnoc (Reply 6):
Quoting 777ER (Reply 3):
What happened to DJ getting PTVs with LiveTV, same as Jetblue?

Virgin Blue won't have the LiveTV-style PTVs until sometime next year, though one promotional aircraft will be equipped by the end of this year - as to what I have been told by sources inside DJ.

Yer, it got delayed for some reason, was in the newspaper (West Australian) a while back about it.

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RE: To Sydney To See The A380 With Lots Pics

Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:48 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
No TVs at all on the DJ aircraft??

Nope Lee, no tvs, but there is the radio entertainment to keep you entertained, certainly passed the time on my SYD-BNE flight last week.

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