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BNE-SYD-HKG-LHR-TLV, QF And BA In Y (Many Pics!)

Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:15 pm

Hi,

Well this is my first trip report, so please not too much flaming thanks.

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On my way to Brisbane airport I got on the gateway bridge to cross the Brisbane river.


Flight number 1:
Origin: BNE
Destination: SYD
ETD: 10:15
ETA: 12:45
Flight time: 1:30
Airline: Qantas, QF
Aircraft: Boeing 767-336/ER
Load: 99%

I arrived at Brisbane domestic airport at around 8:50am to give me some time to check in and get to my flight. The waiting line for checking in was huge. Then i saw there was another small line for International connecting passengers. There was only only one check in person in the check in desk for that line, but the line was short so it went pretty fast. My bags were checked in the whole way through so that was not a problem, but i had to get my BA boarding passes for my flights to LHR and TLV. I thought i would get my boarding passes in BNE for all the flights.

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Parked JQ A320 with special gold coast titans livery

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Another JQ A320 parked at a gate

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QF Terminal Area with a 737 hiding behind the gate

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My ride, 767-336/ER

The flight was delayed for about 15 minutes. The plane took around 10 minutes to fill up as a 767-300/ER is quite big. The flight was almost completely full in Y, i had the only spare seat next to me.

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Interior of the QF 767-300/ER

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Legroom wasn't bad considering i am only 5"6'.

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The food for the flight was a small refreshment consisting of, a pecan and fig cookie which was pretty good and a drink of your choice. Better than in the US were you get almost nothing on most flights, depending who you fly with of course.

Flight number 2:
Origin: SYD
Destination: HKG
ETD: 15:00
ETA: 21:30
Flight time: 9:15
Airline: Qantas, QF
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Load: 100% in Y around 70% in J

I arrived at Sydney and i had to catch the bus to the international terminal opposite to gate 2 in the domestic terminal. The lady scanned my boarding pass and i went down the escalator and waited for the bus. The bus ride took around 5-10 minutes and i saw a fair few aircraft during the ride. Including this one:

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Sorry for the bad pictures, the bus was moving.

I went to the BA service desk to collect my boarding passes for my two other flights but the guy told me that i can't get them here because i'm not connecting to a flight from SYD. The guy told me that i had to collect the boarding passes in the BA transfer desk in the transit area in HKG. After i finished talking to the guy at the service desk, i went through the departing passengers door and through immigration, filled my green form out and went through security finally entering the departure lounge of the international terminal.

I walked around the QF area and went plane spotting, i didn't see too many planes around at the time.

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CX A330

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Air Pacific 747-400

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BA 747-400

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QF A330-200 Entering the gate

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MH and SQ 747-400's

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Saab 340 landing

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My 767-336/ER from my previous flight from BNE to SYD

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TG 747-400 in the gate

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My bird, QF A330-300... at gate 18

Boarding took approximately 20mins until everybody got on. I got in the plane and was in seat 30A, window seat on a daytime flight at last. But a Chinese women asked me to swap my seat with her seat which was 31B because she wanted to sit next to her husband who watched the movie Hair Spray about 4 times in a row. There was a rather small guy sitting next to me so i didn't have any room problem.

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PTV

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They had a special PTV map which i never saw before. It was better then the classic one and also had this cool 3D view of the plane and the location its flying above.

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Interior of the A330

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Leg room, I think it had a bit more legroom than the 767 too close to tell though.

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Food served on the flight was Lunch and Dinner. Lunch consisted of a choice of Grilled spiced chicken with tomato and sweet corn relish served with Spanish rice, but they didn't have Spanish rice so served it with Mash potato. Or Hot and sour pork with jasmine rice, which i chose. It was quite delicious but nothing special. Mesclun salad with Mustard vinaigrette, cheese and crakcers, coffee or tea or jasmine tea and chocolate mousse were the side dishes. Dinner consisted of baked pasta with Gruyere cheese sause and season melopn salad with fruit juice and your choice of coffee, tea or jasmine tea. Sorry no food pics, i was too scared people would give me weird looks.

Overall it was a quick and enjoyable flight and did not feel like 9 hours and 15 minutes althought it was probably shortrr

Flight number 3:
Origin: HKG
Destination: LHR
ETD: 01:10
ETA: 06:20
Flight time: 13:10
Airline: British Airways, BA
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300
Load: 60% in Y around 50% in J, don't know about C

I arrived at Hong Kong and followed the transit signs throughout the airport. I then reached a BA transfer desk in the transit area and the guy at the desk gave me the boarding passes for my next two flights with BA. After a passed through security i walked throughout the airport went plane spotting. Unfortunately and it was too dark to take any pictures. Instead of plane spotting i went up to the top floor and got my self some dinner.

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Food court

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BBQ Pork Ramen... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... one of the best Asian noodle soups i have ever had.

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View of the departure lounge from the food court

After i finished eating, i walked around and took a few pictures and then waited for my flight started boarding at around 00:30

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HKG departure lounge area gates 15-19

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OS 747-400

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Wing of my aircraft BA 747-400. You can see the tail of a Korean Air 737-800 heading to Seoul and an OS 747-400 in the background.

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Touchscreen PTV, without AVOD

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Legroom

Two meals were served during this flight, dinner and breakfast. Dinner was chicken or beef with some rice and sauce and breakfast was an ommellete with a tomato, sausage and two pieces of bacon

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Breakfast, i took the picture when no one was looking. Hahahahaha!

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Pictures of the in flight map.

The weather was foggy and cloudy in London whats new. We had to do two circles in the air before we could land.

Flight number 4:
Origin: LHR
Destination: TLV
ETD: 08:30
ETA: 14:30
Flight time: 4:10
Airline: British Airways, BA
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200ER
Load: 100%

I arrived at London on a foggy and cloudy day with some bad visibility. I arrived at terminal 1 and had to catch my TLV flight at terminal 4. I followed the flight connection signs and reached the security screening area, there was a very small line therefore i passed security in around 2 minutes and went on to catch the bus to terminal 4. I arrived at terminal 4 departure lounge and walked around and went plane spotting.

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BA 747-400

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BA A319

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BA 767-300/ER

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BA 747-400

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My ride, BA 777-200ER

I sat down and relaxed in my seat.

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PTV moving map

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My row. 32. My seat 32H.

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Interior

I arrived at TLV. A women gave me a random security check and asked to see my Israeli passport. After i collected my bags from carousel 6 which took around 20 minutes, i cleared customs because i had nothing to declare and then exited to the arrival area. Where i waited for my brother to come and pick me up. There was a very big traffic jam on the way to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and they got stuck, therefore i had to wait one hour and fifteen minutes for the aircraft.

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TLV Arrivals area

Overall i can't say too much except that all the flights were good, they passed really quick and were very enjoyable the service from both BA and QF is certainly exceptional.

Thanks for reading my trip report.

Any feedback or comments greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Inbar.

[Edited 2007-11-29 05:51:29]
 
maxisno1
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:51 pm

Interesting trip report. Strange that none of the aircraft you flew on had AVOD, or did they?

Thanks for sharing!
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:55 pm



Quoting Maxisno1 (Reply 1):
Interesting trip report. Strange that none of the aircraft you flew on had AVOD, or did they?

Thanks for sharing!

No problem.  Smile

Only the flight from SYD-HKG had AVOD, all the others unfortunately didn't.  Sad
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:17 pm

It's pictures that make a report, for me, so I'm going to give you a "flaming thanks."
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:00 pm

Neat trip report! Took the long way to TLV...haha! LHR looks really foggy!
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:12 pm

Really enjoyed the TR and the pics were great - well done  Smile
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:32 pm

Well done for a well constructed Trip Report.

Personally, if I'd been asked to move out of my coveted window seat, especially if I'd been looking forward to it like you had, I'd have told her to check in earlier next time....or pretend I was a deaf mute with a glass eye and ignore her !  Big grin

Is that the quickest/most convenient routeing to TLV, or did you deliberately go OneWorld all the way?

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Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:38 pm



Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 6):
Personally, if I'd been asked to move out of my coveted window seat, especially if I'd been looking forward to it like you had, I'd have told her to check in earlier next time....or pretend I was a deaf mute with a glass eye and ignore her !

I´d love to do that... but I wouldn´t be capable of.

Fortunately, most of the times I have been asked to switch seats was to another window seat.

And great report!
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:46 pm

Quoting Triple7man (Reply 3):
It's pictures that make a report, for me, so I'm going to give you a "flaming thanks."


Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 4):
Neat trip report! Took the long way to TLV...haha! LHR looks really foggy!


Quoting DrP (Reply 5):
Really enjoyed the TR and the pics were great - well done Smile


Quoting UairFokker (Reply 7):
And great report!

Thanks guys appriciate the feedback.

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 6):
Is that the quickest/most convenient routeing to TLV, or did you deliberately go OneWorld all the way?

My dad is a QF Frequent flyer and therefore has heeps of points which he can only use with oneworld and codeshare partners hence flying QF and BA. These two seats were bought using points around 140 return. The route isn't the most convenient but i like flying so i didn't mind it.

By the way there are a few things i forgot to add. The meal from LHR-TLV was breakfast and consisted of some egg dish with a sausage and some mushrooms and tomatoes, which wasn't too good as i don't really like egg or mushrooms, the side dishes were some fruit, rice custard and yogurt.

[Edited 2007-11-29 09:59:06]
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:22 pm

cool trip report liked how every plane was a different model
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:17 pm



Quoting Rcardinale (Reply 9):
cool trip report liked how every plane was a different model

Thanks. Yeah it was cool to fly four different aircraft in one trip. B763ER, A333, B744, B772ER, they are all really good aircraft.
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:05 pm

Nice TR and interesting routing, like it, my kind of travel!

Quoting InbarD (Thread starter):
QF A330-200 Entering the gate

- That's a -300, all the -200 machines are with Jetstar

Quoting InbarD (Thread starter):
My 767-336/ER from my previous flight from BNE to SYD

- No, thats a -338, an original QF GE machine, yours was x BA RR powered machine.

Quoting InbarD (Thread starter):
I got in the plane and was in seat 30A, window seat on a daytime flight at last. But a Chinese women asked me to swap my seat with her seat which was 31B because she wanted to sit next to her husband

- Very generous, I'd have said no, I want my window!!  Smile

Quoting InbarD (Thread starter):
Flight number 3:
Origin: HKG
Destination: LHR
ETD: 01:10
ETA: 06:20
Flight time: 13:10
Airline: British Airways, BA
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300

- Err, you mean 747-400......

Quoting InbarD (Thread starter):
OS 747-400

- I think you mean Oasis Airlines, OS = Austrian Airlnes.

Look forward to the return at some stage?

Regards

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Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:49 pm

Thanks for the report. You can see the difference in weather between Sydney and London!!! I know what you mean about taking pics of the food. People think you are mental.  Wink
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:01 pm

Nice report. Man the QF PTVs look very small
 
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Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:12 am

Hi there, thanks for the trip report, it was an enjoyable read. Its interesting reading about a flight on QF's 333s. Did the AVOD work okay?
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Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:13 am

Talk about a heck of amount of travel in a short period of time, thanks for sharing.
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Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:25 am

Hey thanks for sharing the pics and what not. Any more from TLV?
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Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:18 am



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 15):
Talk about a heck of amount of travel in a short period of time, thanks for sharing.



Quoting EK20 (Reply 12):
Thanks for the report. You can see the difference in weather between Sydney and London!!! I know what you mean about taking pics of the food. People think you are mental. Wink

Thanks for the comments guys.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):
Look forward to the return at some stage?

Regards

Mark

Haha. Sorry for all of the mistakes in the trip report. I kind of rushed it and i can't edit it anymore for some reason. Thanks for finding them anyway.  Smile Regarding the return journey yeah i am looking forward to it but it will be in a around 5 weeks, so there's still time. My return journey route will be, TLV-BKK-MEL-BNE with LY-JQ-QF, not as interesting as the first, but still worth a trip report.

Quoting Mirrodie (Reply 16):
Hey thanks for sharing the pics and what not. Any more from TLV?

Hi, thanks. Sorry, i didn't take to many pictures of TLV. But if you mean the city, then i will possibly pass by sometime during my trip and take some pictures.
 
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Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:28 pm

Really good first TR.

It was a really looong journey you did. But it was great airlines so no problems.

Quoting InbarD (Thread starter):
Airline: British Airways, BA
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300

Think that you mean 744.


Thank you for sharing,

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Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:45 pm



Quoting B747forever (Reply 18):


Think that you mean 744.


Thank you for sharing,

B747forever.

Yeah, i forgot to switch it to 747-400 cause i copy and pasted it from the previous flight and just changed the details. I can't edit my original post anymore,  Sad but if i could i would fix up my mestakes.

Thanks for the feedback.  Smile
 
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Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:42 am

great report and lovely pictures...
thanks a lot for sharing this report!!!
 
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Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:28 pm



Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 20):
great report and lovely pictures...
thanks a lot for sharing this report!!!

No problem. My pleasure. Took me like 3 hours to write this report too, but it's fun!

Thanks for the feedback guys. Any other feedback/questions are all weclome.  Smile
 
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Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:12 am

Wow, that is one helluva long trip! And, sort of the long way around to TLV.

Though, with all the Arab airlines avoiding Israel and vice bersa, there's not much choice in carriers or routes I would imagine from Aussie Land to Israel. The only more direct route would have been BNE-SYD-LAX-LHR-TLV, then again, that adds about 2000 miles to your trip, but at least you don't have to back track 2000 miles. But anyway, great trip report. I would have loved to have spent that many hours on several planes in one trip! Especially to Israel!

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Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:39 am

If I was at the window I would say well why cant the husband ask the pax next to the wife to swap instead Big grin That's in hindsight offcourse, Great report love the pics  Smile
 
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Sat Dec 08, 2007 11:28 pm

Nice TR, four a/c all in one trip is not bad going.
Im like the others on here, there is no way I would give up my window seat..........ever unless as i was being moved to Business or First  Smile

Quoting InbarD (Reply 2):
Only the flight from SYD-HKG had AVOD, all the others unfortunately didn't

Im really surprised that your BA 747 didnt have AVOD. They have converted 55 out of the 57 747's so you were very
unlucky

Look forward to the return TR

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HowSwedeitis
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Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:29 am

No Flaming here! Great TR!! Tel Aviv Int. Is a gorgeous airport! I hope you enjoyed your trip!

-HSII
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Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:45 pm



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 22):

Haha. Thanks for the feedback, yeah it was a long journey but i love flying so i actually proffered it to be a non direct route.

Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 24):
Im really surprised that your BA 747 didnt have AVOD. They have converted 55 out of the 57 747's so you were very
unlucky

It probably did have AVOD because the new CW seats were installed in the aircraft but the AVOD system was probably just malfunctioning or something

Quoting HowSwedeitis (Reply 25):
No Flaming here! Great TR!! Tel Aviv Int. Is a gorgeous airport! I hope you enjoyed your trip!

-HSII

Thanks for the feedback, yeah i really enjoyed the trip! It was great!

By the way on my flight back to Australia i will be flying TLV-BKK-MEL-BNE with LY/JQ/QF on the 29th of December so stay tuned for another trip report around January 1st.
 
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Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:12 pm

That was a terrific report - so many different flight experiences!

My only query: El Al flies non-stop from Hong Kong to Tel Aviv, right? (And, I think you can use One-World miles on El Al?) So, Brisbane, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv would have been do-able - unless you can fly direct from Brisbane to Hong Kong on Qantas?

By the way, I haven't been to Israel in many years and the airport looked so different and beautiful! My goodness, it did not look like that when I was there!! >lol<

Thanks again - I really enjoyed reading it!
 
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Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:00 am

I'm looking forward to my flight from LHR to HKG on BA next year. It will have been over 27 years since I last flew BA.
Haha.
Tel Aviv airport looks really nice with those columns! I like it.
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Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:18 am

Great report with nice pics. Diverse range of aircraft and lots of travel in a very short period - made me tired just reading it!
 
InbarD
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Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:10 pm



Quoting 787Rotate (Reply 27):
That was a terrific report - so many different flight experiences!

My only query: El Al flies non-stop from Hong Kong to Tel Aviv, right? (And, I think you can use One-World miles on El Al?) So, Brisbane, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv would have been do-able - unless you can fly direct from Brisbane to Hong Kong on Qantas?

Thanks. The shortest route would of been BNE-HKG-TLV with QF and LY, but it is really hard to get flights from BNE to HKG using frequent flyer miles.

Quoting AA767LOVER (Reply 28):
I'm looking forward to my flight from LHR to HKG on BA next year. It will have been over 27 years since I last flew BA.
Haha.
Tel Aviv airport looks really nice with those columns! I like it.

Thanks for the feedback. BA service is pretty good and i think you will enjoy your flight. After the renovations and the creation of terminal 3 TLV does look really good. The only downside is that it is hard to get into airport parking as the roads can be confusing. On my trip back i will take more pictures of TLV airport, so you can see how good it is.  Smile

Quoting QFKangaroo747 (Reply 29):


Great report with nice pics. Diverse range of aircraft and lots of travel in a very short period - made me tired just reading it!

Yeah it was a great trip. Thanks for all the positive feedback and comments.
 
InbarD
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Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:50 pm

Thanks for all the comments so far. Really appreciate the feedback. Hope you enjoyed reading my first trip report. Stay tuned for my trip report on my flight back to Australia.
 
InbarD
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Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:16 pm

Hey guys.

Stay tuned for my return journey which i will write up in the next few days.

Return Journey: TLV-BKK-MEL-BNE with LY/JQ/QF

Cheers, Inbar.
 
InbarD
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Mon May 12, 2008 12:47 am

Hey guys. Just stumbled across my own trip report. I would just like to thank everyone for all the feedback.
 
FlyFromMEL
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Mon May 12, 2008 9:19 am

"Breakfast, i took the picture when no one was looking. Hahahahaha!"

Hehe - I know what you mean.

I always feel self concious when taking pitures inside a plane [or even in the airport for that matter]. I cant help people thinking 'why are you taking pictures of the terminal?? Why are you taking random pictures inside the plane? Why on earth are you taking pictures of the Airline food?

It gives me solice when I read these trip reports and find out I'm not the only one who takes pics like that!!
 
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Mon May 12, 2008 9:21 pm

Great report, especially the pics!

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 6):

Is that the quickest/most convenient routeing to TLV

Definitely not. That would probably be:

Any routing: TLV-BKK-BNE, LY/TG (LY and TG codeshare TLV-BKK)
OneWorld: TLV-AMM-BKK-BNE, RJ/QF
AC/AA/UA/DL/B6/WN/US*/CO*/FI/BA/IB/AF/SK/LX/Sabena*/TK/LY/SA/MN/SW/AM/CE*/CX/CA/MU/JL/SQ/TG/MH/KA/5J
 
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Fri May 16, 2008 4:57 pm

Good report... nice pics and that was one slingshot of a ride!!

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 22):

Though, with all the Arab airlines avoiding Israel and vice bersa, there's not much choice in carriers or routes I would imagine from Aussie Land to Israel. The only more direct route would have been BNE-SYD-LAX-LHR-TLV, then again, that adds about 2000 miles to your trip, but at least you don't have to back track 2000 miles. But anyway, great trip report. I would have loved to have spent that many hours on several planes in one trip! Especially to Israel!

The shortest option would be SYD-BKK-TLV or SYD-BOM-TLV. However both these flight completely avoid the Arabian peninsula as they flight to TLV is operated by LY. Earlier you has an easier option from Australia on OS , either SYD-KUL-VIE-TLV or MEL-SIN-VIE-TLV, but they were stopped almost a year back.
Flown IC , 9W , SQ , SV , GF , S2 , LX , IT , LH , OS , DN , AC , MH , 6E , MI , AA , TG , EK , QR , SG , TK , KW, UA ,
 
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Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:02 am

Thanks for the feedback and comments fellas. I should have another report done by the start of next year sometime. Big grin

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