allrite wrote:Okay, forget the points. I'm going to challenge myself. You know what, I even feel like flying a turboprop today! I'll do a short trip to Canberra and see what eventuates from there.
allrite wrote:The two flight attendants push their trolleys through the cabin handing out decently sized bags of ginger biscuits, bottles of water or juice and tea or coffee to those that want it. The reduced speed of the turboprop allows for a more relaxed serving speed than on the jets.
allrite wrote:As we turn in towards the terminal I am thrilled to spot Canberra's sole international flight, the Singapore Airlines Capital Express Singapore - Canberra - Wellington. The 777-200 is parked at the international gate, boarding passengers visible through the glass jet bridges.
allrite wrote:Canberra Airport is possibly my favourite in Australia. Modern, very clean, airy and with interesting sculptures and displays throughout. There lots of seating, including some big cushions. There's a "business park" with electrical and USB sockets. I'd be comfortable hanging around here. I'm in no hurry, so I make my way down towards the far end of terminal to where the Singapore Airlines flight is boarding.I watch the big Boeing disconnect from the jet bridge before being pushed back.
VapourTrails wrote:I like that kind of spontaneity, not that I've ever done that myself as yet.
VapourTrails wrote:Isn't ginger supposed to be good for motion sickness..
VapourTrails wrote:That is good you got to see the SQ on your short visit. It arrives later now because of daylight saving. I went to see it at the airport fence car park at Majura Park a few weeks ago when it departed. All these spotter cars piled in, there must have been nearly twenty of us, then even before the wheels were up, there was a mass exodus! It was quite funny to watch. I stayed around a bit longer of course.
VapourTrails wrote:Nice trip report once again. Cheers. =
allrite wrote:VapourTrails wrote:I like that kind of spontaneity, not that I've ever done that myself as yet.
I've got this fantasy of booking an overseas flight then that afternoon heading down tot he airport to catch it with nothing but my wallet, phone and passport. For someone who likes to plan, spontaneity is curiously attractive.
allrite wrote:I found the departure strangely anti-climactic. In the end, being so close to Sydney, the aircraft is just flying over the same territory that I've done so many times before, including up from Melbourne and Hobart. It's not like in Sydney where you have the site of the aircraft arcing over the bay or across the CBD. To me it's the airport that would be the exciting bit. Sure it's no megahub like Changi but Canberra feels like the kind of airport you could really relax in before your flight.
allrite wrote:Thanks! It's only because of a few users like you that I keep posting here and not only on my personal blogs.
allrite wrote:You know what, I even feel like flying a turboprop today!
allrite wrote:Canberra Airport is possibly my favourite in Australia. Modern, very clean, airy and with interesting sculptures and displays throughout.
allrite wrote:The skies outside don't look particularly threatening, though broad low summer cloud is gradually building up, but I'm enjoying this time to myself.
Ryanair!!! wrote:Morning mate!
Ryanair!!! wrote:Cannot wait to get back to my laid back life in Adelaide and watch ads on TV for Bunnings and Chemist Warehouse. Hahahaha...
Ryanair!!! wrote:This forum has taken a different turn and it somehow feels "different". I don't know if it is the arrival of new members or the old guard has gone off (maybe a combination of both), I am not sure. Think now that I don't fly as often as I used to, I post an average of 0.5 TRs annually. LOL... I just posted a trip report on my flight to LHR 2 weeks ago, I miss the old guards - that's for sure!
KruegerFlaps wrote:As much as I really like turboprops I usually leave myself a bit more time to plan things, even if my time is my own. But a great start! Just up and go.
KruegerFlaps wrote:Some great photos - including the one of the six-bladed shadow - along the way, despite your seat position.
VapourTrails wrote:It is a novelty in Canberra, it'll probably just start to wear off, and then another international service will start.
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