Qantas 737-800 Adelaide-Brisbane return Part 1

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Qantas 737-800 Adelaide-Brisbane return Part 1

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:38 pm

Once it was announced the 2014 G20 summit was to be held in Brisbane, myself, dad and a group of other enthusiasts from Adelaide got together and started to organise a trip. Since the G20 is a big event, planning and booking flights and accommodation started 12 months ago,

As well as our group there will be others from Sydney, Melbourne etc coming to Brisbane for the event. The main aim is to photograph as many of the visiting aircraft as possible. While some of the group are visiting the smaller airports over the weekend of November 15-16, some of us will stay around Brisbane airport for the whole time we are there.

Dad and I will be flying out to Thargomindah on November 16 for the day on a Dash8-100 operated by Skytrans. That flight will be detailed in a separate report.

Thursday November 13
Adelaide (ADL) - Brisbane (BNE)
QF662 737-838
VH-VXC
26A

http://www.aussieairliners.org/b-737/vh-vxc/vhvxc.html

Got a friend to drop us off and we got to the airport with plenty of time to spare for our flight which leaves at 2 pm.

Thankfully the walk across the concrete desert between the drop of zone and terminal was not too bad today.

ImageADLTermimal by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Self check in worked this time, but half the machines were not working. Apart the usual take the laptop out of the bag game, security was painless as neither dad or I made anything beep.

ImageADLTermimal-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageADLTermimal-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Made ourselves comfortable at gate 20 to wait.

Spent the time until departure photographing the various movements around the airport.

ImageADLTermimal-4 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageVirginaustralia737-8FE-VH-VUV by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageVirginaustralia737-8FE-VH-VUV-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageAirnewzealandA320-232-ZK-OJG-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageTigerairA320-232-VH-VNC by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageAirnewzealandA320-232-ZK-OJG-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageAirnewzealandA320-232-ZK-OJG by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageCobhamRJ100-VH-NJH by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageAirnewzealandA320-232-ZK-OJG-4 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageChallenger604-VH-LEF by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSingaporeA330-343-9V-STS by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSingaporeA330-343-9V-STS-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXF by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSingaporeA330-343-9V-STS-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXF-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXF-# by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VZO by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-4 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-5 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Boarding was called and was a orderly affair. Dad had booked the seats so I had the window and he had the aisle. We were hoping no one would sit in the middle seat. Although I guess the load to be 90% +, we were fortunate the middle seat remained empty.

ImageADLTermimal-5 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-6 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-7 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Legroom.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-8 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-9 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Pushback and taxi to runway 05.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-10 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-11 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Runway 12/30. Smaller aircraft mainly use this runway.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-12 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Old control tower.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-13 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-14 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-15 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Take off was from runway 05. It was quite turbulent during take off. However it did smooth out at altitude.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-16 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-17 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-18 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-19 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-20 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-21 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-22 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-23 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-24 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-25 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-26 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-27 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Since this aircraft is one of the first 737-800s that was delivered to Qantas in the early 2000s it does not have the new Boeing Sky Interior or PTV screens in the back of the seats, only drop down over head screens.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-28 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-29 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-30 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-31 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Lunch was a choice of a hot chicken and pumpkin roll or cold egg and celery panini. I had the chicken while dad the panini. Quite nice although I wished the drinks came at the same time as the chicken roll was piping hot.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-32 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-33 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-34 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Descent started out smooth, but once in cloud, it became quite turbulent. Landing was firm. Landed on runway 01 in brisbane. Not that familiar with brisbane airport.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-35 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-36 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-37 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-38 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-39 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-40 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-41 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-42 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-43 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-44 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-45 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-46 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-47 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-48 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-49 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

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ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-51 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-52 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-53 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-54 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-55 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-56 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-57 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-58 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-59 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-60 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-61 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

The impatient crowd trying to get out.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-62 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Since I was willing to wait.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-63 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Once the crowd had cleared, a quick photo of the flight deck on the way out.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXC-64 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Baggage reclaim area looking a bit dated I think.

ImageBNETermimal by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETermimal-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

The trip out to Thargomindah and back and return flight back to Adelaide will be coming soon.
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Re: Qantas 737-800 Adelaide-Brisbane return Part 1

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:50 pm

Tuesday November 18 2014
Brisbane (BNE) - Adelaide (ADL)
QF665
737-838
VH-VXQ
26A

Spent the morning photographing aircraft around Brisbane airport.
Returned hire car about 2:30 PM. Self check in worked this time.

ImageBNETerminal by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-4 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-5 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-6 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-7 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

The usual take the laptop out of the bag security theatre. What did I do to deserve the extra explosives check?.
Dad didn't get it but I did.

Grabbed some lunch and then made our way to the Qantas part of the terminal.

ImageBNETerminal-8 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Watched the action for the next couple of hours.

ImageAirnewzealandA320-232-ZK-OJO by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBeech300-VH-WXC by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageCorporateSAAB340B-VH-VEM by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageCorporateSAAB340B-VH-VEO by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageCorporateSAAB340B-VH-VEP by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageFokker70-VH-NKH by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageHawaiian767-33A-N580HA by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageHawaiian767-33A-N580HA-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageJetstarA320-232-VH-VGT by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageJetstarA320-232-VH-VGT-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageJetstarA320-232-VH-VGV by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageNauruAirlines737-3U3-VH-ONU by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas767-338-VH-OGM by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantaslinkDash8-315-VH-TQZ-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantaslinkDash8-402-VH-QOK-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageVirginaustraliaATR72-500-VH-FVL by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Tonight's aircraft is VH-VXQ, one of the earlier 737-800s delivered to Qantas.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-1 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-9 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-10 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-11 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-12 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageBNETerminal-13 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Again no flashy interior and It's a full flight today so dad and I didn't get the empty middle seat. However our seat mate is the wife one of the people dad and I go flying model aircraft once a month, so that isn't a problem sharing the row with.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-4 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-5 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-6 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-7 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-8 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-9 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Take off was on runway 01, we did not got right to the end. Quite smooth with very little turbulence.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-10 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-11 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-12 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-13 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-14 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-15 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-16 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-17 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-18 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-19 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-20 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-21 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-22 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-23 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-24 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-25 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-26 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-27 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-28 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-29 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-30 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-31 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-32 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Meal options are a hot option of fish and chips or a cold option of Thai salad. Both dad and I had the fish. Quite nice and wasn't so hot that I couldn't start eating until the drinks came.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-33 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-34 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-35 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Uneventful flight, very light turbulence here and there.
Talking to the person we knew made the time go quickly.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-36 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-37 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-38 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-39 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

A smooth landing back in Adelaide on runway 23.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-40 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-41 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-42 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-43 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

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ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-45 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-46 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-47 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-48 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

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ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-54 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

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ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-58 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-59 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-60 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-61 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-62 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-63 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-64 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-65 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-66 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-67 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-68 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-69 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

The crowd.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-70 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-71 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-72 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Once the crowd had gone, quick look at the flight deck.

ImageQantas737-838-VH-VXQ-73 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Down to the baggage reclaim to get the bags.

ImageADLTerminal by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageADLTerminal-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageADLTerminal-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

No problems with this flight, meal was good. Still can't understand why airline food has earned such a bad reputation.
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