2019 Aug/Sept. South Africa, Scotland, Switzerland, Singapore travel blog

Finally the day arrives

Kalgoorlie-Boulder airport

Day 1....an eventful day. We had an aborted takeoff from Brisbane.....40k overloaded with fuel due to head winds and having to fly north to Longreach before turning west, which added extra kilometres to the flight, and always need some in reserve. Second time was successful. Good flight until about an hour out of Perth when Captain announced that Perth was being buffeted by winds and rain from the west and we wouldn’t have enough fuel to possibly circle before landing - so we landed at Kalgoorlie to refuel. That only took about 30 mins. and we stayed on the plane - I don’t think the airport would have held everyone anyhow. Very rough getting up above the clouds from Kalgoorlie but then good flight and landing at Perth. Flight and Cabin Crew were great and kept us informed the whole time. Glad we were flying Qantas!!

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