Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Off to the Never Never

Brisbane Airport Check-in

I started writing this while we were cruising at 30,000 feet. But I had to abandon my blog writing as I had other more important work related matters to complete. By the time I was ready to get back into it I my laptop only had less than 10 minutes of battery time left. Did you know it runs out pretty quickly? As I was not travelling in Business Class there were no power points available to me that would allow me to continue.

It is now approximately 12 hours since I started writing this post. I just got back from dinner but I couldn’t be bothered doing anything else.

Today started well enough. I was on my way to Darwin (Australia’s Never Never land). I checked-in online the day before to guarantee I get to sit where I want to sit. On the day of the flight though, I had to move to another seat to give way to a couple travelling with a baby who needed the extra space more than me. I gladly gave up my seat as I understand fully the couple’s needs. Thankfully the flight was not that full I was able to move to another window seat. Although I had to move further back there were a lot of positive points to this serendipitous occurrence. Although SeatGuru has got warnings regarding row 32 of a 767 I did not experience any of the nuisance the website was talking about. And the other great thing…the seat next to me was empty giving me more room to move. Everyone knows how precious space is in airplanes.

I had a bit of breakfast already at the Qantas Club but I was still hungry by the time I got on board. Breakfast was served during the flight but it was not my kind of breakfast. I was never into “cold” breakfast. It just does not satisfy me. Thankfully though they always serve a warm fruit roll with it. Now, that is always tasty!

The flight turned out to be very productive. Not only was I able to complete my work I was also able to watch a movie (Baby Mama – review in a later post) and read a little bit.


Anonymous said...

hmmm... yun pala tawag dun.. eheheh. I'm going there next year for a conference. :) I meant to pass through Brisbane pero wala ako makita suitable sched, so next time na lang visit sa inyo :) eheheh!

kidpawan said...

NT was referred to as the Never Never land d'on sa advertising campaign ng NT tourism. Slogan nila: "You'll never never know if you never never go".

when will you be in the NT?