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Thai Airways TG466 Melbourne to Bangkok Business Class : Boeing 777-200

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I have reviewed this flight many times before but here we go again. This is the way I usually leave Australia, on this Thai Airways flight which leaves every day from Melbourne in the mid afternoon. The equipment has been a Boeing 777 of some sort for quite a few years and we have seen the -300, -200ER and the -200 versions being used. Currently Thai is flying the B777-200 refurbished configuration to Melbourne. This aircraft has had an update in economy class to include Audio Video On Demand (AVOD) in every seat. The business class seats which are angled lie flats have not changed. They are much the same as other seats on the B777 Thai fleet (with the exception of the -300ER).  The main noticeable difference in business class compared to the  -300 is the 2x2x2 configuration (compared to 2x3x2). This is a much  roomier cabin than the B777-300,  but the TV screens are slightly smaller. 
So, onto my flight which I flew in early  December 2012. The aircraft operating this service is HS-…

Upcoming Travels

I  will be leaving for Korea and S.E Asia next week. I have flights scheduled on Thai, Asiana, Singapore, Jetstar Asia, Air Asia and Air Asia X. Expect to hear from me in the next few weeks with more reviews. I am flying a  mix of business and economy on these flights. Plus with my new camera I hope to have much improved photos!!


A New Hobby - Aviation Photography

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Hi All,

Well as part of my love of all things airlines I  have bought a new Nikon DSLR camera and I'm experimenting with taking some photos of aircraft. I had my first session yesterday at Melbourne Tullamarine and managed a few shots. I have uploaded 50 photos to flickr and you can see them here: Melbourne Airport - November 28

I  will show you a few of my pics...


BA Cityflyer ERJ170 London City to Amsterdam

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Following on from my previous easyJet post, after exploring Paris I took the train back to London for the Diamond Jubilee. Once the Jubilee was all over I decided to head to Amsterdam and I took British Airways from London City. I have always wanted to land at London City but on this occasion I would only be experiencing a takeoff, I still found it all quite exciting. For those who don't know London City airport has a very short runway and very steep approach, one of the more interesting airports on earth.
To get to the airport from my docklands hotel, I took the light rail.


 London City airport is very small and it's just a few steps from the curb to check in and then onto the departure gates. For this reason if you have no luggage you may check in at just 20 or 25 minutes before scheduled departure times.  This is ideal for business travellers. On the downside the airport is so small it has no airline lounge and very few shops and restaurants.

Check-in was completed quickly…

Diamond Jubilee Part 4 - An easyJet experience Luton to Paris

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After finishing my day sightseeing at Sandringham, Norfolk, I drove the rental car down to London Luton and dropped it off. It was time to head to Paris and easyJet would be taking me there on one of their Airbus A319's. It would be my first ever trip on easyJet.
After arriving at  the airport I saw this cute sign at the Pret a Manger sign, Keep It Clean For The Queen. I thought that was really cute and it's just freat to see so much national pride for their Queen. Her face or references to her were simply everywhere you went around England which I really love.


At easyJet dominated Luton there is very very  little to do if you have time to waste before your flight. Unfortunately I had arrived quite early so I was faced with about 2 hours of sitting in a seat sipping on a Starbucks coffee and having dinner at Pret a Manger. It only takes a few minutes to do the lap around the small shopping area and once that's done there is nothing else to do. The passengers are all held …

Diamond Jubilee Part 3 - Sightseeing

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Here's a post simply showing some of the sight seeing I did whilst on this trip, I love visiting castles and country homes especially. I have left the pics in medium size, you can click on them and view them in full size if you wish.









 And the absolute highlight, was a visit to Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. It is here that The Queen's father and grandfather passed away. So much history and a beautiful estate, I just loved it there.




 Next up is my easyJet journey to Paris