Posts Tagged ‘airports’

Essendon Airport then and now

Here we are at Essendon Airport back in 1969, when jet planes were only just new, and Ansett and TAA were your options for domestic air travel. Photo from The Age archives And here is the same spot in 2013. Pole 18 might still be there, but plenty of things have changed. Melbourne Airport replaced […]

Photos from ten years ago: October 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is October 2010. Down in Docklands We start down in the windswept streets of Docklands. Where I had a look over the last remaining part of Melbourne Yard – the heritage listed No. 2 Goods Shed completed in 1889. And looked […]

Transiting through Doha’s old airport

On my 2012 trip to Europe I flew with Qatar Airways – one of many Middle East based carriers who fly from anywhere to everywhere via their petrocurrency funded airports. At the time of my flight the current Hamad International Airport had not yet yet opened, so I passed through Doha’s original international airport – and it was quite the avgeek’s paradise.

Qatar Airways A330-200 rego A7-ACF at Doha

Delays at Melbourne woeful international airport

When arriving into Melbourne Airport on an international flight, it isn’t Australia’s famous scenery that greets visitors, but massive queues. So what the hell is going on?

The queue to exit stretched around the entire baggage carousel!