Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Off to Sydney again

Well I can't believe how fast the month flys by, as it is time to head off to Sydney again.
I am looking forward to this trip a little more than usual as daylight savings has started in the southern states so I will head out to the airport after work and catch the Etihad and Qatar A380's for the first time. As usual I set my alarm for 3.30 but I had been awake since 2am.
I arrived at the airport at 4.45 and after clearing security I headed up to a window to grab a few night time shots before heading into the Qantas Club for breakfast. 

QANTAS 737-800 VH-VXH (CN 3347)

QANTAS 737-838 VH-VZC (CN 34197)


JETGO FRJ-135LR VH-JGB  (CN 145728)


My 6am Qantas flight was leaving from gate 17 so at 5.30 I made my way to the gate.
As usual the aircraft was a B737-838 and the rego was VH-VXG (CN 30901), we bagan boarding at 5.38 and I took my seat which was 12F. 


We pushed back right on 6am and commenced taxiing at 6.04; we taxied out for a runway 01 departure and after waiting our turn we lined up, began rolling and got airborne at 6.10. 

QANTAS 737-838 VH-XZO (CN 44576)

LEFT: JETSTAR A320-232 VH-JQL (CN 2185)
RIGHT: JETSTAR A320-232 VH-VQP (CN 2573)

Our track down was normal, over Beaudesert, Glen Innes and Tamworth and over Singleton before landing in Sydney.  With clear sky's the flight down was very smooth and comfortable, we began our descent at 7.05 and landed on runway 34R at 7.30 am. 

Due to daylight savings we had to put the time forward one hour making my arrival 8.30am. As we taxied in we were told an aircraft is still on the bay and we taxied to an area and waited about 10 minutes.

QANTAS A330-202 VH-EBV (CN 1365)

We taxied to our gate and pulled up, the seatbelt sign went off and everyone stood up; we were then told we taxied in to far and we have to wait for a tug to push us back and everyone had to sit back down. We finally got off at 9.06am.

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