ClassicLover wrote:Great report there - I did check out the videos, very interesting! I wonder how much Enya earned from that
The seats look fantastic really. I remember seeing some kind of brochure when the A320s were delivered to Ansett, saying the vibe they were going for was Orient Express elegance throughout the cabin. I wish I still had that, the seats looked gorgeous.
Meals have certainly come a long way since an orange and some crackers. Really nice to see the report - so glad you got a cabin pic, I love those! Cheers!
bgboiflyer wrote:Wow that's a throwback. Unfortunately your bird is scrapped, as per airfleets and planespotters. What they served you onboard now seems pretty insane compared to current standards. Too bad we don't see this anymore around
TN486 wrote:^^Thank you for the memories. Although I was a TAA man myself, it reminded me of my first AN flight, MEL - BNE - HMI. A superb flight, spent some time on the flight deck, and abruptly at one stage the mood changed, pilots became very task conscious. Made me wonder. After leaving the aircraft at HMI, QF had arrived before us, and a QF captain was running around looking for the AN guys. QF captain was looking very "sorrowful". Made me think about the mood change in the cockpit.
I also loved the enya videos, aussie at its best. That skyrail in sydney is history, and aint the aussie landscape pics beut. Aghh, the best country in the world mate.
345tas wrote:Wow amazing to see an Ansett trip report, thanks! Those seats look amazing.
My first ever flight was with Ansett LST-MEL (so it maybe have in fact been on Kendall) but I remember we were served curried sausages. That is literally my only memory of the flight.
The Enya video is beautiful actually, for some reason makes Australia seem kinder and more appealing than it is now but that's probably unfounded nostalgia.
brucetiki wrote:Great TR of a classic - how different SYD and BNE look these days.
Kent350787 wrote:Another one with memories of that period, although my only AN A320 flight was ASP-SYD around 2000. I'd completely forgotten that footbridge from the carpark also.
allrite wrote:This post has brought back some real memories! The boarding video was a great find. I loved the Enya ads for Ansett, they really made me want to fly high above the world. The only thing that came close were Jetstar's "Let's Fly Away" tracked adverts, although the visuals in those were never as good.
When flying down to Sydney (then Canberra) from Rockhampton we used to have a four hour plus stop in Brisbane. That was enough time to catch that Coachtrans bus to Roma Street and explore the mall or Southbank before heading back.
I do remember having more substantial meals on the jets. Seem to recall scrambled eggs and bacon on an Ansett flight out of Rocky. But it's all so long ago now!
Thanks so much for sharing. It's been months since I've last read a trip report and this was a great re-introduction.
Ryanair01 wrote:A small addendum to the original post, as I found a whole lot of other things I saved from that flight.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos