Hi there at long last I have got all the information together. Sorry it took so long but I have had more than my fair share of bad news.. so here goes.
Here at long last is my report. Apologies for the long delay but so much has happened that it has thrown me a bit.
Date 25th December 2010 to the 1st of January 2011.
Flights from Brisbane Airport to Hobart, Tasmania and back.
Plane type. Virgin Blue. Boeing 737-800.
Flight no. DJ704.
Not our plane, but very nice...
We had no check in as we pre booked our seats online. So handy!
I got seat number 14E.. which was an aisle seat. so handy as plenty of room.!
Departure Gate No 44 but got changed to 48.
We boarded at 14.05 pm. late due to the fact that they had to change planes.
Our take off was at 14 25pm.
Our Captain was funny as he introduced himself as Santa.
We had no monitors so I felt the journey was a bit tedious although the cabin crew were fantastic as they made us all do exercises and it was fun too. We too had a choccy drink.
Our plane taxiing at Brisbane.. Getting ready for take off.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN4QVaHbA4Q
This is us waiting for a plane to land. You can just see it .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP5-slClo0w...=False&NR=1
This is the take off from Brisbane..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIZvblVfKFs
This is us heading into Sorell airport Hobart.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9GTe774Q0w
This was the landing .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRFKcDmU1z4
Temp was 17deg.. brrr....Light South east winds.
We landed at 18.55pm. so arrived early. Brilliant landing and excellent flight. cabin crew very pleasant.
any other videos of Tasmania are in this link.http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhum
We has a great time there and the weather was perfect. The trees and birds, even some buildings were so like the UK. I loved it there I have to be honest and say that.
Anyway all too soon the holiday ended and this was us at the airport preparing to board.http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/bluebi...nt=DSCF1999.jpg
This was not our plane..
This one was.http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/bluebi...nt=DSCF1997.jpghttp://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/bluebi...nt=DSCF1998.jpg
Again it was with Virgin Blue Boeing 737-800.
Departure gate 3. Only a very small airport.
We self checked in at Sorell Airport at 1.40 pm a bit early as our flight was not due to depart until 18.30 pm but we had no idea how long it would take us to drive from Launceston to Hobart so better being early than late.
I had seat number 13A. again a window seat.. braw!!.
This time I got the Captain's name Geoffrey Gibbons.
We boarded at 18.05 pm.Take off wasa bit late at 18. 30pm Meant to be 18.10pm..
We now have monitors and I thought. Brill!! But.. then when we had watch the start of some programmes there was a message which said it would cost us $9. 90 to watch them.. Just a bit too dear I thought.. so instead watched our flight path.
Taxiing along Sorell runway.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJQTgodOafg
This was the take off..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KkEpOs7SPA
Blink and you missed that one..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy3cx5REJ0Q
A bit blurry...http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/bluebi...nt=DSCF2002.jpg
Approaching the mainland.
I just love the ones of the sunsethttp://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/bluebi...nt=DSCF2009.jpg
This one was taken as we were getting nearer to home.http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y3/bluebi...nt=DSCF2007.jpg
Our descent into Brisbane.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSu5-8MB3KU
Finally the landing. It just looks magic from the air, looking down on all the houses and streets with all lthe lights. Love it.
The temp at Brisbane was 23deg .. a big change from Tasmania.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI8E83Gqs9A
I hope you enjoyed this report as much as I enjoyed the whole trip. The cabin crew were a total pleasure to fly with as were the flight crew . I would certainly not hesitate to fly with Virgin Blue again I have to say.