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Sydney to Melbourne on the NSW TrainLink XPT

Economy class on what should be Australia’s premier intercity train Way back in April this year, I got to tick one more trip off my bucket list, travelling on Australia’s HST between our two biggest cities before their retirement next year! Flight Details Operator NSW TrainLink Stock Type New South Wales XPT Unit Number 2006/2013 […]

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Virgin Australia Boeing 737 Business Class to Hobart

Flying up the pointy end back home to Tassie After a whirlwind 12 hours in Melbourne with my friend, checking out the sights and sounds (and Aldi!) it was time to head back home to Tassie, and test out Virgin Australia 2.0’s Business Class for the first time. Flight Details Airline Virgin Australia Aircraft Type […]

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QantasLink Boeing 717 Economy to Melbourne

An early morning jaunt to Australia’s culture capital Earlier this month I made my first trip of 2022, a day trip to Melbourne, beginning with a very early morning QantasLink 717 to Tullamarine. You can check out my previous QantasLink 717 trip report here. Flight Details Airline QantasLink Aircraft Type Boeing 717-200 Registration VH-NXE Aircraft […]

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Above & Beyond De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver to Port Davey

To the Southwest Wilderness and back with Tasmania’s only commercial seaplane operator Earlier this month I had the pleasure of visiting Tasmania’s rugged Southwest Wilderness UNESCO World Heritage area with my family, on Above & Beyond Tasmania’s stunning De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. Flight Details Airline Above & Beyond Tasmania Aircraft Type De Havilland Canada […]

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Jetstar Airbus A320 to Hobart

Flying home on Jetstar’s workhorse After a very, very, brief 5 hour visit to the capital of South Australia (including a visit to the South Australian Aviation Museum), I headed back to Adelaide Airport to fly home on the evening Jetstar flight to Hobart, onboard one of their ubiquitous Airbus A320-200s. Earlier in the day […]

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Onboard the Inaugural QantasLink/Alliance Embraer E190 to Adelaide

Flying on the first scheduled Qantas flight from Hobart to Adelaide After being forced to cancel yet another trip due to Covid, I took the opportunity to book my first trip to Adelaide, on the first Qantaslink flight, operated by Alliance Airlines on one of their brand new (second hand) Embraer E190s. Flight Details Airline […]

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Par Avion Cessna 404 to Strahan and Launceston

Heading north via the West Coast on Par Avion’s Titan Almost a year to the day since my last Par Avion flight, to truwana/Cape Barren Island, I had the opportunity to fly with them again, this time on an early morning service to Strahan and on to Launceston. Flight Details Airline Par Avion/Airlines of Tasmania […]

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Jetstar Airbus A321 to Sydney

To the Harbour City and back on Jetstar’s A321 Late last month, I finally got to try out the Airbus A320’s biggest sibling, the Airbus A321-200, with Jetstar return to Sydney. Upon checking in at Hobart Airport, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Jetstar still issue proper card boarding passes, unlike the flimsy paper […]

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QantasLink Boeing 717 to Hobart

Flying on the last of the Maddogs back home After flying up the morning prior on a Rex Saab 340, and a day of sightseeing & planespotting it was time for me to fly back home, this time on board a QantasLink Boeing 717-200. My first time in many years on a 717, having previously […]

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Rex Regional Express Saab 340 to King Island and Melbourne

Flying via King Island on the Saab 340 With Covid completely under control in Australia, a week and a bit ago I decided to take the opportunity to travel interstate for the first time in two and a half years. Having flown in and out of Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Cape Barren, and Flinders, the logical […]