Fly the Skies With Virgin Blue
Trip Start Jan 10, 2005
53Trip End May 10, 2005
It took us all morning to sort out our home on wheels and to pack up our backpacks. Digby and Nikki were the lucky recipients of all the leftover groceries and camping gear that we couldn't take with us.
We had a red-eye 3 1/2 flight, departing Perth at 11:53 pm for Cairns, with a stopover in Melbourne. Sounds like some of the buses we took in SE Asia, but the $149 price tag was worth it! That's like flying from Vancouver to Halifax (or something like that)! Virgin Blue is Australia's version of Westjet, but it's a little "shinier/sexier" with newer planes, leather seats and an in-flight magazine entitled "Voyeur". Every day, Virgin has "specials" that they advertise online for one hour. We were fortunate enough to get the Perth to Cairns flights, as well as Brisbane to Sydney ($29 each).