Thursday, 27 October 2016

Sydney to Brisbane Flight (October Flight)

Once again it is time to head home after a few great days here in Sydney.
The weather was awesome, the days out on the road with my reps was eventful and the evening aircraft spotting at the airport was fantastic.
Our office is at Moorebank so at 1pm I made my way to the airport for my 4.00pm flight home.
I thought I had better check in on line and got a pleasant surprise as the aircraft home was an A330 not the usual 737, I knew this because my seat was 48K
I arrived at the airport around 1.50 and after clearing security, who pulled me up for a bomb swab (they do this every time I fly I swear) I made my way to the Qantas Club for some lunch.
After a quick bite to eat and a few beers I went to the Qantas Museum to do some plane spotting; unfortunately you have shoot through dirty thick double glazed glass, but it is the best place in the Qantas terminal to see the runway. I only found out a few hours earlier that a Qantas A330 with the new livery had arrived into Sydney from L A that morning. I couldn't believe my luck when it taxied out passed me being towed to an international bay.

QANTAS A380-842 VH-OQL (CN 074)

QANTAS A330-202 VH-EBO (CN 1169)


AIR CHINA A330-343 B-6101 (CN 1685)

QANTAS A330-303 VH-QPJ (CN 0712)


CATAY PACIFIC B777-367 B-KQO (CN 41757)

LAN B787-9 CC-BGI (CN 38764)


CHINA SOUTHERN (SKYTEAM) A330-243 B6538 (CN 1267)

MALAYSIA A330-323 9M-MTN (CN 1470)

I made my way down to gate 4 at 3.35 and we commenced boarding a few minutes later at 3.46
We pushed back at 4.10pm and commenced taxiing at 4.13; the runway in use was 16L so we had a very long taxi out to the runway. We had a rolling start getting airborne at 4.22pm.
As we climbed out we banked left and continued our climb to 360. Our track took us to the right of Newcastle, left of Port Macquarie, over Grafton and the Gold Coast before banking left and flying over my suburb before landing in Brisbane.
We began our descent at 5pm and landed on runway 01 in Brisbane at 5.28pm. Because we have gutless pathetic members in government, Queensland doesn't have daylight savings so we had to turn the time back one hour making our arrival 4.28pm.

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