Remarks:Cathay 8153 arriving from Hong Kong on the final Cathay charter for Chinese New Year. To our luck these fights were operated by the A330s in the short-haul configuration meaning that some different regos were seen to the ones frequenting capital city ports around Australia.
Remarks:Jetstar 614 rotating right in front of us bound for Sydney on the final day of the 2013 Avalon Airshow. For any innocent passenger on this flight it would be surprising to see the amount of people watching you take off! [1600px]
Remarks:Fingal Beach climbing to our cruising altitude of 38,000ft as Velocity 724 OOL-MEL on a quick weekend trip for the Avalon Airshow. My first VA-coded flight with Virgin. :( Taken from seat 23F. [1400px]
Remarks:Emirates 435 setting course for BNE in the evening just after departure from AKL on my first ever B77W flight. I was in heaven for 3 hours despite the 1.5 hour delay, and who wouldn't be considering the sound output of those GE90s?! Taken from seat 35K.
Remarks:The Hobbit making a grand entrance after arriving from Melbourne as New Zealand 124. A minute later this would rock up right outside my quiet gate lounge in the airport to later depart to LAX. Such a fitting aircraft for my 777th photo in the database!
Remarks:New Zealand 937 completing the 3 hour flight from Auckland today operated by one of two A320s previously leased out by Air New Zealand. Unfortunately, the other one, OJL, crashed on a training flight in Europe. This one came back to the fleet in May 2012 after serving with TAM in Brazil.