12:15am finally go to bed after a late night photography session
4:55am alarm…stupid alarm
5:04am snooze 1 ends, second stupid alarm
5:10am give up, get up
6:05am leave for airport, realise I need fuel, get fuel
6:40am arrive at airport
7:00am relax in Qantas lounge with coffee and yoghurt, catch up on blogs, FaceBook, Twitter and emails
7:40am board flight
So much time passes you by when you travel. The flight to Melbourne is just 2.5 hours and my first appointment is at 1:30pm but I have to be up at 5am to make that happen. Six and a half hours to get from my house to my first customer visit of the day. It’s a long process.
At least the airport experience is quite good these days. I checked my bag in – it was small enough to carry on, but my shoulder is strained and I wasn’t in the mood to life it, plus it was 12kg which is a bit much for the overhead. So, with just a handbag (check my List of what I carry) it was a breeze to get through security – Platinum lane 🙂 – even though I was spot-checked for explosives. Again.
I love having Qantas lounge access, it really makes the airport experience easy and pleasant – free wifi, barista coffee, breakfast, news, pretty much everything you need.
The flight is quite full and I’m writing this post in the air (although I couldn’t upload it even when I landed, something funky with the app). It’s a 737-800 plane (3+3 configuration) with personal entertainment screens in each seat and the entertainment has been recently refreshed so there’s a fairly good selection today. Plus a new Qantas magazine, so that will keep me occupied for a while. I snapped my header image on my iPhone 6 as we were ascending and edited it within the Apple Photos app. I started watching “The Trip to Italy” but was too tired to finish – I’ll save it for my flight home.