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On the plane
Flight

Headed out to Heathrow around 6.30 pm as we were required to check in 3 hours before our flight departed!

James Walsh kindly gave us a lift to the airport and the run was quite clear all the way up to the turnoff to terminal 3 where we entered a traffic jam moving about 2 miles an hour all the way to the drop off point.

After checking in we headed upstairs to the departures area where we had some money exchanged, looked at the shops and had a burger and coke at TGI Fridays.

Departed London at around 10.55 and we had seats half way along the plane at the back of the section near the toilets, we were right in front of the wall so had no one behind us kicking out seats but the sound of the loos flushing started to get a bit annoying after 12.

On the plane
5 hours! The in-flight entertainment system wasn’t the best and it was not ‘on demand’ so you had to watch the movies when they were on and could not go to the start of another movie if you didn’t like the one you had started to watch. I watched Hancock which was ok, Indiana Jones which was disappointing, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall which was really funny on the first leg.

Arrived in Hong Kong around 5.30pm but didn’t see a thing for smog, decided to just stay in the airport even thought we could have ventured outside during our 6 hour wait. Looked at the shops, had some dinner, played on my laptop and explored the massive airport during our stopover, we were also very tired and feeling icky by then. Hong Kong airport is very easy to navigate as it is one long corridor that branches off in 2 at the end; it has 2 main shopping areas with lots of smaller shops along each corridor.

Flying over China
I think it is 3 or 4 levels high but we stayed on one. These corridors are really long and it can take up to 20 minutes to walk to the end of one but luckily they have travelators!

Boarded the plane for the next leg, an 8 hour flight to Brisbane. Watched a couple of movies, Sex and the City and Little Miss Sunshine, looked at some TV. Had supper on the plane and the food was ok (pasta or beef & noodles, and a pudding & salad) but I would have preferred just sandwiches and some crisps to be honest. The flight was mostly in darkness but as the sun rose we knew we were getting closer as our landing time was 10.05am. Approached Brisbane and flew right over the city then turned to come into the airport from the West.

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On the plane
On the plane
On the plane
On the plane
Flying over China
Flying over China
Flying over China
Flying over China
Hong Kong Airport
Hong Kong Airport
Nearly there...
Nearly there...
Brisbane
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