brucetiki wrote:Port Lincoln is one of a handful of South Australian regional locations that has flights from both QantasLink with their Q300 and Rex with their decrepit Saab 340's. Of course, no one in their right mind would opt to fly Rex if they had the choice, so we made the easy decision to fly with Qantas.
brucetiki wrote:From the plane, it's a very quick walk along the tarmac into the terminal, and to the baggage reclaim area - which is literally the baggage cart coming up to the terminal and you pick your luggage up directly from the cart.
brucetiki wrote:It was a lovely few days in Port Lincoln. Must admit I didn't really do a great deal while I was there. We spent a few hours in Tumby Bay (about 50 kilometres north of Port Lincoln), which is a beautiful part of the state. Travels to the Eyre Peninsula are beautiful just to sit back and relax - quite the opposite of a visit to a capital city where it's out and about and hustle and bustle.
brucetiki wrote:I got to the airport a couple of hours before departure - necessary when departing from a capital city, but here was wayyyyyy to early. Check-in was deserted and the cafe had closed for lunch. So I wandered around and took some happy snaps for the good people here, before settling down in a part of the airport with decent phone coverage and watched a bit of You Tube. While the runway at PLO can accommodate a Boeing 737-800, the biggest aircraft that that services PLO is QantasLink's Q300. As a result, no airport security it needed. Anyone can wander around the terminal without the need of going through security.
brucetiki wrote:My next flight is an incredibly exciting one - a 747-400 flight from ADL-SYD next month. A 747 flight form ADL is rare, and a domestic 747 flight is rare - put the two together and we have an extremely rare flight, and quite the contrast from the Q300. I'm going from the 2nd smallest plane in QF's fleet to the 2nd largest!
OzarkD9S wrote:Nice TR, but I'm curious as to why a café would be closed for lunch?
VapourTrails wrote:brucetiki wrote:My next flight is an incredibly exciting one - a 747-400 flight from ADL-SYD next month. A 747 flight form ADL is rare, and a domestic 747 flight is rare - put the two together and we have an extremely rare flight, and quite the contrast from the Q300. I'm going from the 2nd smallest plane in QF's fleet to the 2nd largest!
...and I hope you will do a Trip Report here!
brucetiki wrote:Of course. My flight will almost certainly be the very last 747 to depart ADL - it would be wrong of me not to do a TR on here of that.
VapourTrails wrote:brucetiki wrote:Of course. My flight will almost certainly be the very last 747 to depart ADL - it would be wrong of me not to do a TR on here of that.
Thanks. I watched QF736 leave on the ADL webcam, first time I viewed that webcam, and the day before, when I watched the Antarctica flight appear on FR24 35 minutes out, and then saw it parked at the gate. I also listened to LiveATC.net departure for your flight, the significance of the anniversary of my one and only QF 747 experience on that day 25 November was not lost on me.
...two A.netters on a flight, trip collaboration eh.. don't think that has ever been done here yet. ..anyway, look forward to this trip report.
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