Former Brisbane to Gold Coast flights on Qantaslink

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  1. leny

    leny Member

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    Does anyone remember when these flights used to operate, how long the flight took and how much the fare was?
     

  2. maninblack

    maninblack Established Member

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    No but I remember flying TSV-BNE-OOL. "First class" on an Australian Airlines 727 in 1989. It was a sort of transit flight from BNE to get the plane to OOL for ops the next morning and was only scheduled a few days a week I think. There were about 10 people on the flight and I was the only one in "first class". I think I had an orange juice :D The flight schedule was about 20 minutes but we were only in the air for about 12.

    I remember it well because it was such a strange flight, leaving BNE at about 9pm and flying so low along the coast with all the lights glittering below.
     
  3. serfty

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    I often used to take the Shorts6 BNE-MCY, about a 25 minute scheduled flight. Once a Dash-8 was subbed and the flight took all of 17 minutes. :shock:

    Generally great viewing all around

    IIRC, the BNE-OOL flight used to fly on to NTL.
     
  4. shillard

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    Yup, often wound up on that flight NTL-OOL-BNE, the stopover added about 20 minutes to the total trip time.


    From wheels-up to touchdown OOL-BNE was around 10-15 minutes depending on traffic and weather.

    Dunno about the fare - probably made up about $15.00 of the total fare I paid. :)
     
  5. Kiwi Flyer

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    Sounds a bit like BHE-WLG, although no quick alternative on that one thanks to Cook Strait. The wind direction can double the flying distance and time (northerly both ends of strait = short, southerly = "long").
     
  6. Groundfeeder

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    A while back I was requested to attend an interview in Brisbane while residing on the Cold Ghost. The (French) company sent an air ticket despite me saying I could drive there quicker, but no, I got onto a milk-run Navajo coming up from Coffs and enjoyed a lovely scenic, if noisy flight to and from Bris (and did get the job).

    I put it down to the French..:rolleyes:
     
  7. bigjobs

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    yeah, there used to be a qflink flight bne to ntl that would stop over at ool. same on the way back.

    the flight from bne to ool took about 15mins max and was at a very low atitude 7-10 thousand feet. nice view too.
     
  8. bravoecho1

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    I flew this flight in July 2004 to pickup 10 SC's to qualify for SG.

    Looking at my paperwork it was on a Crash-8 and it cost $79.
     
  9. leny

    leny Member

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    Wow $79 was an awful lot!

    Thanks for shring your stories everyone, I enjoyed them :p
     
  10. NM

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    Cheaper than a taxi, and 10SCs to boot :cool: .
     
  11. leny

    leny Member

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    That's true, but the train would only cost $10 or so...:cool::D Except it takes about an hour and a half.

    ..
    What a nice surprise - I just got a happy birthday wish (email) from AFF Online community :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  12. serfty

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    IIRC, there may not yet have been a 'train' back then.

    I'll check :)
     
  13. Mal

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    The airtrain line has been open about 6 years I think. The Gold Coast line has been open for around 10 years I think. Before that, there were bus services to the Gold Coast from the airport

    When the airtrain opened, I think the original fare was $8. May have to do some searching myself!
     
  14. serfty

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    I was specifically referring to the Air train which opened in 2001 in time for the Aug/Sep Brisbane 'Goodwill Games'.
     
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