Out West

December 10, 2007

I’m currently in Perth for a couple of days. Coming from the UK, where a one hour flight is long, there’s always something a little strange about getting on a plane for 5 hours and still hearing “g’day mate” when you get off at the other end!

I did think I’d have the flight from hell; with a small child behind me and a young couple next to me who wouldn’t stop kissing (ugh – get a room!). Luckily, the flight was ok – turns out the girl from the kissing couple was on her first ever flight and it was kind of cute to see someone who was still amazed by the whole thing. It was a little bumpy into Perth and she couldn’t stop herself laughing like a kid on a swing. When we landed, she was stunned to be all the way over in Western Australia 🙂

Having spent far too much time in airports and on flights recently it was nice to see someone not weighed down with the pain of security, cramped seats and crappy food. Wouldn’t it be great to get back to that again?

Yeah, I know .. we can but dream …

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Things You Don’t Want To Hear From The Flightdeck (part 1 of 1)..

September 5, 2007

..’ladies and gents, we have a problem in the front cabin where the cabin crew and I can smell burning. We will have to return to the terminal to check it out ..’

Luckily we were still on the ground at the time, and we eventually made it back to Australia in one piece (as you can tell. Either that or this is some bizarre blog from beyond the grave).

Thankfully, Qantas did decide to ask the engineers to look at the issue, rather than sacrificing some goats to fix the problem!

Soon to be ex-goat