Tagged: Adelaide

Virgin Australia Adelaide to Denpasar Bali in Business Class

Virgin Australia operates the main premium product into Denpasar from Australia. Although a domestic narrow body hard product, the service from the crew makes up well for what is relatively very short international flight departing Australia. Good catering and sufficient inflight entertainment make for a comfortable ride to Bali. Adelaide is a good...

Melbourne all night transit

After the long but comfortable flight from Doha to Melbourne I had to overnight in Melbourne before my connection to Adelaide. Qatar’s late night arrival means no chance of any further domestic connection. Sounds miserable except that I have an old friend who now lives in Melbourne. Like myself, she appreciates...

MAS Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur again

Today I flew on MH136 ADL-KUL, on a Airbus 330-300 9M-MTE in business class, seat 6K. Flight length: 7:45 hr, 3,530 miles. If that sounds familiar it is, besides taking MAS up to KL many times this year I also flew on MTE in early March albeit on the alternative-day,...

Breakfast on Adelaide to Brisbane Qantas in Business Class

I had spent the past week away in the desert only to get home with under twelve hours to clean, pack and sleep. It was an early wakeup for the 6 AM flight out of Adelaide to Brisbane. Although I used to fly Qantas between these two cities frequently, it was seldom direct and only once in...

Air New Zealand Koru Club and Trans-Tasman Business Class

Overnighting in Auckland Airport, flying back out on LAN Chile to connect back to Adelaide on Qantas. How plans fall apart so easily. LAN is known for being heavily delayed coming from Santiago. My flight on LAN was cancelled so I was rebooked onto Air New Zealand. A chance to...

Adelaide Sydney Auckland LAN A340 Flat Bed

This would be the start of an eight flight, week long New Zealand trip where I planned to visit the big three cities, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Although the best bits of NZ are arguably outside the cities, this would be a start for me. My flight there was first a domestic flight...

Adelaide via Sydney to Beijing on Qantas

So this was my first international flight. We all have to start somewhere. To be honest back then I noted very little and was just engrossed in the experience, so here I am writing a bit about it many years later. But it was an important stage and decision to...