Thursday, June 9, 2011

Leavin' on a jet plane......!!


I took my daughter out to the Domestic Terminal(Perth and /domestic Airport) yesterday to catch her flight to Canberra,  that's her waiting to board  her plane. That's her Qantas (Australia's most well known airline) plane waiting for takeoff.  Qantas (Qantas facts) has had a lot of flak lately, there was a period when it was in the news headlines all the time with one problem or another and if you look at the stats it went from being rated the 2nd best airline in the world in 2005, to 7th best in 2010. Even so, there haven't actually been any crashes or deaths, just I should imagine some very anxious moments, I'm getting anxious just thinking about it!! Bottom line is that Qantas is probably still one of the safest ways to travel...if you really have to (or is that just me).

19 comments:

  1. Somehow, I doubt that Brisbane to Canberra is much cause for concern.

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  2. She is going to be just fine, Ma. Take a breath.

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  3. Considering the number of flights Qantas has managed over the years, their record still stands as one of the best! I adore them!

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  4. Don't worry... Flying is the safest way for traveling....
    Smile and enjoy for your daughter !
    :-)
    Regards,

    Pierre

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  5. I'm off on a Qantas flight next week so hopefully they have their aircraft all mechanically sound!! The take off and flying I love but landing always makes me nervous.
    I'm sure your daughter will be fine.

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  6. Quantas is a top flight airline, Mates!



    Aloha from Waikiki :)

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  7. She has arrived safely by now! Planes on the whole are safer than driving...

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  8. The safest way to travel, no questions about that.

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  9. I'm such a nervous flyer I could hardly manage the 1.5 hr trip back from Lord Howe Island on a QANTAS turbo-prop jet when we hit what I called 'turbulence' and everyone else called 'a rough patch'!!

    But these days, I just grit my teeth and bear it - when your number's up it's up, and you can't do anything about it!

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  10. THANK YOU RED!! Someone understands haha! You know I'm not really worried about Aimee, in my head I know flying is pretty safe and she loves it, it's just that it doesn't seem like a natural thing to me, and of course there's the fear of the 'height thing'!!

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  11. I love going to the airport! Even though I fly quite often I still get a thrill each time!

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  12. One of the challenges of living in the world's most remote capital cities! I love being in different places, but always glad when the flight is finished partly because the aircraft are so packed these days.

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  13. Your daughter is safely at her destination now and having a glorious time, I hope. And how will your days be different while she's away?

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  14. Really just all the chatter Brattcat, we get on really well and she runs most things by me, it will just generally be quieter, she's going to Thredbo as well for a couple of days to ski (first time!!) and it will also be the first time she'll have ever seen snow, so very exciting for her!!

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  15. Oh I was hoping you were off to Paris! :) I hope your daughter had a good flight!
    V

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  16. Oh Virginia, as much as I am terrified of flying , I would definitely grit my teeth and board a plane to get to Paris. I'm hoping to go over again next year all going well.

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  17. air travel is safer than any other mode of travel! :)

    re your comment on my post, yes,the sarod is a difficult instrument to play as it has no frets so you have to have an excellent ear to play it correctly

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  18. I was totally fine Mamma! Although the flight back was a bit nerve wracking what with the turbulence and the ash cloud...

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