Category Archives: Funky Flying

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New Garuda A330 Business Class: GA715 SYD-DPS

Gone are the days when a business class trip to Bali was in the stuffy confines of a Virgin 737, or worse still on Jetstar. Garuda now has a seriously new and luxurious cabin on rotation to Australia and I was lucky


Upgraded to First: Etihad EY17 AUH-LHR

This is a trip report from a recent flight between Abu Dhabi and London where I received a upgrade to first class. But was it a fabulous experience? You might be surprised… Date: August 2015 Dep: 13:50 Arr: 18:20 Aircraft: A340-600 TRANSIT As our flight from

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Thai First Class – Sydney to Bangkok TG472

This flight was the beginning of a two week jaunt to Europe – we decided to start with a bang on Thai’s new first class… Date: August 2015 Depart: 21:30 Arrive: 03:50 Aircraft: 747-400 Check-in The economy queue was full of passengers but we managed to walk

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I was holidaying in Korea recently and decided to take a quick trip across to Japan and thought it was the perfect opportunity to test out a previously featured airline of the week. The booking process with Peach was simple

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Another glimpse from inside Virgin Australia’s ‘The Club’

Virgin Australia’s über exclusive ‘The Club’ lounges have been kept so under wraps that this was the only photo from within the club to end up in the public domain… until now. It has been a particularly frustrating wait for more

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This Week’s Plane Porn

Sometimes on a rainy Friday evening, I sit on the couch and scope Youtube’s finest aviation vid’s with a glass of wine in hand. Friday’s like today. Here I bring you ten of the best I’ve found and worthy of


Sunshine Coast Airport

Passing through this regional Queensland airport today, I thought it would be great to take a few snaps and do a write-up on this booming gateway to the Sunshine Coast. The airport sits just north of the Sunshine Coast city

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Shhh… Star Alliance and ‘luggage tracking’ electronic bag tags?

Losing luggage is more common than you think… You arrive at your destination ready to hit the sights when you realise that one vital piece of your holiday hardware hasn’t arrived with you – your luggage. Lost in the abyss

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Revealed: Air Pacific’s New A330’s

After months of nail-biting anticipation, Air Pacific (or should we say Fiji Airways) has finally released details of its new aircraft livery and revamped cabin product to be delivered on its new A330 aircraft. The new birds are expected to


Lounge Review: Qantas Sydney First Class Lounge

Fabian Brimfield is a passionate aviation lawyer in training at the City University of Hong Kong, who is fuelled by Champagne & Greasy Noodles. Fabian runs a new food blog called The Hungry Gwailo offering a unique take on Hong Kong’s expansive

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Shhh… Is this the first shot of Virgin Australia’s new LAX lounge?

Until now, Virgin Australia has been using the old Alaskan Airlines lounge in Los Angeles for it’s trans-pacific passengers. It was (put simply) a hideous excuse for a lounge with ageing Alaskan decor and a lack of general amenities for


Shhh…. Virgin Australia Gossip

On the exclusive newly opened Virgin Australia’The Club’ lounge in Brisbane… Deborah Hutton posted a tweet that hints at the food and beverage options available in the spunky new ‘The Club’ lounge in Brisbane… remember that Virgin Australia is keeping

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First glimpse of Virgin Australia’s ‘The Club’

An eagle eyed reader of Flymefunky alerted us to what appears to be the first picture from within Virgin Australia’s exclusive lounge in Sydney. Virgin Australia recently completed construction of ‘The Club’ in Sydney and construction is underway in other capital

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Flight Test: Virgin Australia’s 737 Business Class

After flying Virgin Blue’s disappointing premium economy many times over the years, I was eager to get the opportunity to fly the rebranded Virgin Australia’s new domestic business class product. The airline invested heavily in bringing its business class product to

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Plane Porn: Qatar’s sexy 787 at Farnborough

Check out this video from the 2012 Farnborough Air Show where Qatar’s new 787 is put through its paces. It really is incredible to see an aircraft pushed to its limits and Qatar’s 787 is quite the sight. Qatar also

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How the Qantas ‘First’ lounge breeds brand loyalty

‘Totara’ is a guest writer of FlymeFunky and this is his first post with us. Here he explains why he loves Qantas and how the First lounge is instrumental to his loyalty to the airline… If Qantas were searching for

Note the slanted right wall reminiscent of the oak sculptures that divide the Sydney lounge

Pics of the NEW Qantas First lounge in Hong Kong [Updated]

UPDATE: As news on this story spread, it was inevitable that Qantas would comment about the authenticity of the below pictures. Unfortunately it appears that these are not the plans for the new Hong Kong lounge (which is odd because

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Review: Scoot (Sydney-Singapore)

Layla Roberts is the founder and owner of Concierge Connections – a virtual concierge and personal assistance business helping clients in Australia (and those from abroad) organise their social and travel plans. Layla gives us an insight into her recent trip to Singapore

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Feature: Four Hops on Air New Zealand Props

  NZ8429 Auckland – Napier (Dash 8 – Q300) “I love the look of the Q300 – the signature ‘snout’ of the aircraft is oddly amusing but cute at the same time…” I awoke from my slumber at the Auckland Airport

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Flight Test: NZ108 Sydney to Auckland in Business Class

I needed to be in New Zealand for a family wedding so booked myself a seat with Air NZ. It’s been a while since flying with the carrier in Business Class and I have always enjoyed the onboard product. Since


Qantas chucks the Jumbo’s back on to LAX-JFK!

Qantas previously offerred flights to New York via Los Angeles on its 747-400 aircraft but some time ago pulled the jumbo’s off the route citing low demand. This caused outrage for first class flyers who had to downgrade to business