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JetStar A320
09 May 2014

InFlight: JetStar A320 – Direct to Ballina (Byron Bay)

Route: Melbourne to Ballina (Byron Bay) Flight: JQ464 Carrier: Jetstar Class: Economy Terminal: Attempting to check in online failed last night with the same error message occurring on each attempt. A quick tweet to @JetStarAirways revealed that online check-in wouldn’t be available for me today, and they recommended that I

United Club Tokyo Entry
03 May 2014

United Club Tokyo Narita: Are Aussie’s harsh lounge critics?

On a recent trip to Tokyo I explored the United Club and the ANA lounge (review to follow) in Narita terminal 2. Although I wasn’t overly impressed with either lounge, I began to wonder whether having been spoilt with lovely lounges (comparatively speaking) in Australia, are Australians too harsh in

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800
18 Feb 2014

InFlight: Words 3rd Busiest Route – Melbourne to Sydney

Route: Melbourne to Sydney Flight: VA859 Carrier: Virgin Australia Class: Economy Terminal: I took the unusual step of checking in a bag today so on arrival I used the priority check in counters where my bag was quickly tagged (including priority tags) and on its way for our aircraft. A

07 Feb 2014

OnDestination: Mildura on the Murray

As a child growing up the only reason I knew Mildura existed was because it was always on the 7pm ABC news weather report as a dot in the top left hand corner of the state and more often than not recorded the highest temperature for the day. Fast forward

Virgin Australia Row 3 737
05 Feb 2014

InFlight: Virgin Redeye to the Northern Territory

Route: Melbourne to Darwin Flight: VA1457 Carrier: Virgin Australia Class: Economy Terminal: As curfews close several other capital city airports leaving the terminals closed and quiet overnight, Melbourne stays alive with several international and a trickle of domestic movements during the night. That trickle of domestic flights was more like

Virgin Australia 737 Adelaide
22 Jan 2014

InFlight: Virgin Australia Adelaide to Melbourne

Route: Adelaide to Melbourne Flight: VA238 Carrier: Virgin Australia Class: Economy Terminal: Before Canberra opened the doors to its new shiny airport Adelaide airport held the title as Australia’s best capital city airport. Alas Canberra is open now so the airport no longer holds that crown however for a city