Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Brisbane - Sydney (January Flight)

After three weeks off and only returning to work yesterday I was off to Sydney this morning on my first business trip for the year. My flight was leaving at 6.05am so I set my alarm for 4.15am but as you would guess I was awake at 3.45am. I left home at 4.30 and arrived at the airport 5.05am; after clearing security I headed up stairs to the Qantas club for breakfast and waited for my manager to arrive.
We headed to gate 17 at 5.45 and boarding commenced a few minutes after that at 5.47. I took my seat in 20A and as I boarded I noticed the registration for today was VH-VXM (CN 33483)
The front door was closed at 6.06am and we pushed back at 6.07. We taxied out for runway 19 at 6.09am and after a very brief stop at the alpha 3 holding point we lined up for take off. No sooner did we taxi out onto the runway when the arrogant bastard in front of me recline his seat right back as far as it could....We were airborne at 6.13 and after a few left and rights we set course for Sydney climbing to flt lvl 380. Our track as usual took us down over Beaudesert; east of Glen Innes and Armidale and passing abeam Muswellbrook. We began our descent into Sydney at 6.57am and landed on runway 34R at 7.17am.

Because of daylight savings we had to put the time forward one hour making our official arrival at 8.17am.
As we taxied in I managed to get a few photos of the internationals.



CHINA EASTERN A330-323 B-5928 (CN 1430)

JAPAN AIR B777-346 JA736J (CN 32435)

KOREAN AIR A380-861 HL-7611 (CN 035)

FED EX MD 11 N609FE (CN 48549)

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