The Flight Detective

Trent is an Australian flyer in "exile" in Ireland. You'll find detail about his flights and other travel related experiences, all of which is self-funded. As a result of his undying passion for the premium classes, he has been reduced to an affordable diet of bread and water when at home.

I Didn’t Want Sandwiches For Dinner, British Airways!

There are specific meal windows when flying British Airways and afternoon tea featuring sandwiches is one of these. Afternoon tea is served on all flights from 14:00 through to 16:59. After this, it is dinner service on all flights departing after 17:00. As I enjoyed the Kosher meal very much on two previous flights, I selected it again to see what is offered for dinner. BA824 – London Heathrow to Dublin (LHR-DUB) 12 September 2017 Airbus A319 – G-EUPR Seat: Club Europe 1F Departure: 17:40 Arrival: 19:05 Lots of people are eligible for priority boarding at British Airways. This...

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What Is Happening With Ryanair Flight Cancellations?

A problem with pilot rosters is causing flight cancellations at Ryanair over the next six weeks. It is reported that around 400,000 customers are going to be affected. This is less than 2% of the Ryanair flight schedule and is estimated to cost the airline under €25 million. Coverage in the news about this is quite extensive so anyone affected should be aware of what is happening. Flight Cancellations A full list of the flight cancellations is now available on the Ryanair web site. This removes any uncertainty for passengers scheduled to fly in the near future. In order...

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Review: Menzies Aurora Lounge Stockholm Arlanda T2

At Stockholm Arlanda Airport, British Airways use the Aurora Lounge which is operated by Menzies. You can also access this lounge if you have Priority Pass. The lounge features ample outlets for device charging, fast and free wireless Internet and a variety of food. It really has everything that a lounge should have and several airlines use this lounge in Stockholm. Aurora Lounge Decor Space is divided up very well to provide many different areas for sitting, relaxing or working. This also means it is easy to find a quiet spot in the lounge away from people. Seating by...

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Review: Qantas Economy Class from Sydney to Auckland

Flying from Sydney to Auckland takes around three hours and it is perfectly comfortable to travel in Economy Class. I burned some of my British Airways Avios in order to book the flight. International Economy Class on Qantas features on demand entertainment, complimentary meals and drinks. Let’s have a look at what the service down the back on this flight is like. QF141 – Sydney to Auckland (SYD-AKL) 11 September 2017 Boeing 737-838 – VH-XZE – “Pine Creek” Seat: Economy Class 4A Departure: 07:10 Arrival: 12:20 Before flight I selected seat 4A. These seats are reserved for Qantas Platinum...

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Secrets revealed in Business Class on Qatar’s longest flight

It is about time the secrets are revealed about Qatar Airways longest flight. The flight between Doha and Auckland is also currently the longest flight in the world by distance. Taking this flight in Business Class means entering another world. Superlative service, mood lighting, pyjamas, slippers, generous pillows and a turndown service are just some of the features on board. QR920 – Doha to Auckland (DOH-AKL) 26 August 2017 Boeing 777-200LR – A7-BBC Seat: Business Class 3A Departure: 03:01 Arrival: 04:35+1 Boarding in Doha is very efficient and business class passengers board separately. I quite like this as it...

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New Economy Class Meals and More at Royal Jordanian

I have a bit of a soft spot for oneworld carrier Royal Jordanian. Several years ago I had the pleasure of taking several flights with them in business class, which they call Crown Class. All of my flights were a total joy. The airline is based in Amman and operates a small yet modern fleet of Boeing, Airbus and Embraer aircraft. A variety of destinations are served in Europe, the United States, Canada, Asia and the Middle East. Royal Jordanian Economy Class Meals From today, Royal Jordanian is introducing a new Economy Class dining experience (pictured above). The press...

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Final Flights of the KLM Fokker 70 Announced

Dutch airline KLM is retiring the Fokker 70 from commercial service. There are now only six weeks left and the final flights are scheduled for 28 October 2017. Fokker is a former Dutch aircraft manufacturer and KLM are synonymous with the company. The retirement of the Fokker 70 concludes a fantastic 97 year relationship between airline and plane maker. Fokker 70 Schedule On popular aviation web site, user lemand91 published the below list of the planned Fokker 70 flights between now and retirement. It is handy for anyone wishing to get on board a flight before they are...

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4 Secret Local Sydney Eats You Won’t Find In A Guidebook

When you visit a city, the guidebook recommends certain places to visit and Sydney is no exception. What is difficult is finding the food that the locals eat rather than restaurants aimed at tourists. Being an expat means there are certain places in my home city that I miss when I am gone. Here’s four secret local eats in Sydney that I highly recommend as I always visit them as quickly as possible when I arrive. Sai Thong Thai in Bexley North Situated on Bexley Road moments from Bexley North railway station is Sai Thong Thai. I order from...

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Awesome Video of a Scenic Landing in Sydney on Qantas

Landing in Sydney from the north is quite scenic for those sitting on the left hand side of the aircraft. You get a magnificent view of Sydney Harbour including the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. I decided to take the video during landing on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney in Business Class. Happily it all turned out very well so join me for a quick look at the flight followed by the gorgeous video. Tacos At The Cantina Qantas operate a Qantas Club in Brisbane which is for members and oneworld Sapphire frequent flyers. Business Class...

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Review: The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame

The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame is a museum located in Longreach in Queensland. It is one of the two big museums in the town with the other being the Qantas Founders Museum dedicated to Australian airline Qantas. Celebrating the heritage of the Australian Outback, the museum is constructed of corrugated iron and timber just like many places in the country. Let’s have a look at what is on offer. Stockman’s Tickets and What’s Inside Entry to the museum is $30.00 for adults, or $50.00 if you attend the Stockman’s show which is held during the day. There is...

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