To Darwin We Go!

Darwin, what do we know about Australia’s smallest and northern-most capital? Not Charles Darwin the scientist, although yes it is the name of a university in Darwin.

Darwin, the capital of Northern Territory, is about to be revealed. ‘Jeng, jeng, jeng’ (redundant soundtrack)

I began the journey in Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city.

FLIGHT DETAILS

Route: Brisbane-Darwin
Flight: QF 824
Date: 02/07/2010
ETA: 0900 AEST (on time)
ETD: 1240 CST (late 1253 CST)
Aircraft type: Boeing 767-300 (if not mistaken VH-OGL)
Seat: 48J (aisle)

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It seems that Qantas has replaced its check-in counters with machines. Exception been made though for those who carry luggages. Unfortunately, my check-in time hasn’t started yet. At 0700 AEST, I tried the self-serve check-in machines. Invalid response because I had connecting flight later in the day. So, I still need face-to-face check-in counter.

Once security screening had been cleared, I went to the second storey. I began plane-spotting. Like this Qantas plane was bound for Sydney.
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Brisbane Airport is the only Australian airport to make it to Skytrax 20 best airports in the world. Sorry for the blur image though.

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And that’s my plane already ‘moored’ to the aerobridge.

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A surprise behind my boarding pass. Qantas was the official carrier of the Socceroos to the FIFA World Cup 2010.

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Air BP provides consumption to Qantas’ jets.

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Waiting

Rather than just sitting down till boarding time, I walked around the domestic terminal and snapped some pictures.

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JetStar

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And the always lovely Virgin Blue

After boarding, I took a snapshot of how the cabin was from my seat.
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Besides is the plane bound for Sydney earlier I stated…

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…while the cargo is being loaded.

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Breakfast was soon be given. It was WeetBix, Dairy Farmer’s milk, sliced apples, apple-filled bun and not long after coffee/tea service.
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Over Queensland’s outback

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Over the Gulf of Carpentaria

Prior to landing, second round of consumption was provided. The muesli biscuit is made from non-genetically modified plants. The water is boxed, not bottled.
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The cabin, sorry for the blur image. Earlier on, a movie was played titled ‘Leap Year’. It was made in 2010. As well as the repeat edition of Nine Early News.

The plane flew over the city of Darwin before turning back.
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And finally land again!

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Another Qantas’ 767 from Adelaide if I’m not mistaken (VH-OGJ).

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Darwin Airport that afternoon

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A UN plane was due to arrive from Dilli.

That’s the first part of my Darwin journey. I’ll be back tomorrow. But for now enjoy your weekend.

P.S.: Susah dimengerti? Jangan bingung, ada versi Bahasa Indonesianya di sini

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