Transit: Uluru to Alice Springs Qantas QF1940

Uluru Airport is a mini-airport to rival most other mini-airports.  There are two gates that seem to be operational and they both go out through the same door! As you can imagine the security line is pretty short - the only people going through it are 98% definite to be the same people who will … Continue reading Transit: Uluru to Alice Springs Qantas QF1940

Transit: Alice Springs to Darwin – Qantas QF1936

The charming Bathsheba at the Doubletree organised the airport shuttle to pick me up. The price in Alice Springs is $33 return. I wasn't expecting a Crocodile Dundee lookalike driving a 1970s school bus!  He seemed full of charm nonetheless. As usual, I'm not designed for sitting in a child-size seat, being around 6' tall! … Continue reading Transit: Alice Springs to Darwin – Qantas QF1936

Transit: Melbourne to Sydney Qantas QF432

Flights from Melbourne to Sydney are like Dublin to London, ten a penny and every half-hour or hour. As part of my 'Walkabout' ticket (I'll do a separate post on how Qantas makes it cheaper for international visitors to fly domestically in Australia), I could choose any one and went for 12.30pm - the optimum … Continue reading Transit: Melbourne to Sydney Qantas QF432

Qantas QF10 – London to Perth – Jetlag & Flight Review

With a few weeks available for a trip away from an ever chillier Northern Ireland, physically and Brexitly, my twitchy booking fingers considered all kinds of warm locations and landed on the continent that is suffering terrifyingly-high temperatures this winter/summer, Australia. I wanted this trip to be about all the bits of Oz I had … Continue reading Qantas QF10 – London to Perth – Jetlag & Flight Review

Flights: LA801 – SCL to AKL, Santiago to Auckland

You may recall my previous flights with Latam, from Johannesburg to São Paulo, onwards to Buenos Aires and thence to Santiago. I'd come to expect okay-ness.  Which is fine. Safety most important and all that. Latam's obsession with queuing was much in evidence at SCL airport. The flight was boarding, but only for the 12,000 … Continue reading Flights: LA801 – SCL to AKL, Santiago to Auckland