30 Sep 2008
) – Perth (PER
Airline: Qantas Airways
Aircraft 1st Flight: 15 March 2002
-VXG “Port Douglas”
Flight Time: 4hr 55min
Cruise: 36,000 Feet
Seat: 3A ( Business Class)
Nice to be back in Sydney after a long time, but now its finally time to head home to Perth. Time in Sydney was spent meeting up with relatives and also had a look at the Sydney Aquarium and also a nice harbor tour. We arrived at the airport 1.5hrs before departure and check in was really quick as I already did an online check in a day before from the hotel. We had breakfast at Burger King before heading up to the lounge. And guess what I spotted at the hanger next to us, QF
’s first A380, getting ready for her first ‘mystery’ flight. Why didn’t I know about it? If I did I would try to get on it too. The QF
domestic lounge itself is nice and airy and its big, and it was as usual packed with businessmen.
Port Douglas taking us to Perth plus B767s galore
What tail is that? Hrmmm is it? Could it ?
A Pleasant surprise, QF
Whalejet ready to embark on a mystery flight
A very cheerful crew aboard today. This flight is full both in J and Y. I was pretty devastated 2 weeks before this flight as the reason I chose this flight was that it was initially supposed to be operated by the B743, but now it’s a B738. The aircraft was also delayed due to late arrival of the inflight crew, but no major dramas other than that. Domestic J seats on the B738 are just that, seats.
Inflight Mag for the Month
’s very first Whalejet
Views while taxiing for take off
Lifrt Off, Going home to Perth
Time to eat again
No PTV or powerpoints for your laptop, legroom also a little tight, but other than that the setas are pretty comfortable. We had a long taxi of about 30mins and the flight itself was especially bumpy near Esperance, but other thant tat it was a pretty pleasant flight and I also managed to kill my time with about 2hrs of sleep and the rest of the time was spent watching Top Gear on my laptop.
) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL
Airline: Malaysia Airlines
Aircraft 1st Flight: 8 July 1999
Flight Time: 5hr 10min
Cruise: 41,000 Feet
Seat: 3K (Golden Club / Business Class)
Time really flies when you are on holiday. Always sad to leave home but life goes on. Check in was pretty quick as there were only 2 passengers before us.
B772 on her daily Singapore run
9M-MRK ready to take me to KUL
Airside at Perth International is getting more and more congested by shops!
The Golden Lounge was closed, so we were given 2x $25.00 vouchers to use at the coffee shop near the gate. Pretty good actually, and my wife prefers this voucher stuff rather than the lounge, but for me, I prefer the nice tranquility of the lounge.
The departure are at PER
is now more like a shopping mall, they should really start having plans to expand the entire international terminal as they are just about to run out of space for everything. It’s a full flight in both J and Y with only 2 empty seats in J. We had an incident in Perth yesterday where a QF
A333 (flight 72) from Sin suffered a sudden loss in altitude with several paasengers being severely injured and the aircraft had to make an emergency landing at Learmonth airbase.
To me, MH
has one of the best legrooms for J class
Push Back, a hazy day today
Whats for dinner?
Take off run
My home town, Perth
cabin crew as usual and being the klutz I am, I spilt my perrier water all over my wife’s seats, kudos to the crew who were quick to react and save me from being nagged by my wife. 2 GA
birds were also on the ground, A B738 (PK-GEH) and a B734 (PK-GGD). For some reason I stayed awake the entire flight, and with all the nice programs on the AVOD, somehow nothing caught my eye, so I just watch more stuff from my laptop instead. The inflight catering, especially the fillet steak was surprisingly really well c ooked and tastes really nice too. Dessert was just average.
Mood lighting at work
Did an inflight survey plus watched the airshow
The flight itself was uneventful and as usual we hit turbulence when we were in Indonesian airspace. But other than that another great flight by MH
Views from the Le Meridien KL
Sentral where we spent the night
8 October 2008
) –Jakarta (CGK
Airline: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Aircraft: B747-400 Combi
Aircraft 1st Flight: 11 Oct 2000
-BFV “City of Vancouver”
Flight Time: 1hr 32min
Cruise: 39,000 Feet
Seat: 4A (World Business Class)
Another nice night at the Le Merdien KL
Sentral, soon its time to head home. A friend dropped us off at KLIA and horrors to horrors, our flight will be delayed by around 2 over hours. Reason is technical. Oh well, besides spending our time shopping a little, the rest of the time was spent just killing the time away at the Plaza Premium lounge which KLM uses. Good thing is that its expanded now and KLM passengers got to use a new corner which was much more peaceful.
A rare sight
Managed to speak to a lady at the lounge who came off from AMS
on the KLM flight and she said the original aircraft had engine problems and it was pretty lucky to also have another B744 standing by as she is a frequent traveler with KLM and she reckons that B744 at KLM are usually maxed out in terms of usage so we were lucky they got a replacement aircraft within 2 hours in AMS
. Boarding was called at 1830. Gate was a mess as people were already anxious to get on the flight, plus a lot of Indonesian holiday makers were also making their way back home.
-BFV, better late than never
This B744 has also been upgraded with the new interior but unfortunately my seat does not recline all the way down due to door 1L being right behind me, no dramas for this short hop to CGK
, but I will be disappointed if I am on a long haul flight on this seat.
Flight itself was uneventful and the crew also kept apologizing for the delay. It was also nice to use the noise cancelling headsets for the AVOD (clip on ones were used on the earlier CGK
sector. To my surprise, amenity kits were also given out.
Overall another nice flight by KLM and I will definitely fly them sometime in the near future.
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