+1 for Marker’s up
We called that Starlight
We had auto wickie growing up and we called it hit and run. We also had one hand one bounce.
We played nick and run
Back in my school days, we did the tip and run when playing cricket in physical education.
I had all those growing up in SA
I hate Cricket… backyard or otherwise… that is all
Oh no…YOU LOVE IT!
What do you associate with Australia Day?
- Watching the cricket on tv
- Watching the tennis on tv
I associate unease and a nation that isn’t fully connected and unified.
Who do you prefer to fly domestically?
- Virgin Australia
For me it’ll be VA. I have found QF has dropped the ball a bit over the years.
Used to prefer VA, but since they’ve moved back to almost solely narrowbody aircraft for PER-MEL/SYD/BNE I don’t really have much of a preference for them anymore. Once I use my velocity points up I think I’ll re-evaluate whether I go back to using QF or not. 737s for 4 hours+ are brutal compared to an A330.
Was really shocked you had to pay for soft drinks of VA. I have always got them for free in the past.
Out of their 5-6 direct MEL - PER flights a day during weekdays, there’s only one 737 service and that’s normally the first departure flight the rest are A330s.
I noticed that recently too. I recently flew with VA and it was either a choice of a complimentary Juice or Water. I was like really
lol no, maybe in 2012/2013 at the peak of the boom this was the case. I work at Perth Airport and can see that 2 out of the 6 daily flights are allocated to A330s, 4 are 737s. This tends to be the standard utilisation on weekdays at the moment and they often go down to a single A330 or all 737 on the weekends.
In contrast QF generally allocates 5 A330s and 2 737s for MEL/SYD on weekdays.
Just the reality of VA utilising them for Hong Kong services as priority rather than transcontinental routes. I don’t blame them but it’s a far cry from the early VA (Post Virgin-Blue) days when they were guaranteeing widebodies for almost all trans-con services between PER & MEL/SYD/BNE. Not to mention that once the MAX 10s arrive in a few years there is no doubt they’ll completely pull A330s off the routes.
Maybe it depends on the time of the year as well? Because I was looking at May as I want to go to PER for a week and that’s what was offered
Unfortunately you can’t trust what VA claim they’re operating when you book. Hopefully you get lucky! I want to use my velocity points for similar later in the year and the best way to check is to check the flight number on something like flightaware and pick a flight that is running an A330 more oftan than not.
How do you like your Milo?
- Both equally
- Don’t drink Milo
Not a frequent or even regular flyer, in fact barely even once in a blue moon.
20 years ago it’d be Qantas, last few times Virgin and it’s been good.
More importantly, I like it CHEAP!
Weirdly, I like it hot OR cold, but I haven’t had it for ages. So I don’t know what to pick here!
Am I 12? Which adults are drinking Milo? Cue all the outraged people right about now…