As the range and fuel efficiency of
aircraft have improved the number of mulitple stop flights have decreased. However a few milk runs still
exist. PIA International still hold the milk run close to their hearts.
Emirates: EK419 Christchurch - Sydney -
Bangkok - Dubai with 777
PK853 Tokyo - Beijing - Islamabad - Lahore with A310
fancy flying in classic 1980 vintage flying machines a couple of options are;
- London Heathrow to Tehran often in a 747-200
Imperial Airways - New York JFK to Athens 747-200
the remaining leading airline operating a trijet. KLM operate the great MD-11 trijet from Amsterdam to multiple destinations across the Americas and to
Qantas Flight Experience
Qantas Flight QF777Melbourne -Perth, 13 November 2011. VH-EBN A330-202
Check in was quick and easy, no queues at self check-in kiosks or bag drops. Time
taken for check in less than five minutes.
Complimentary dinner with choice of two dishes served 1/2 hour into flight with wine,
beer, juice or soft drink. Premium ice cream served mid flight; followed by coffee and tea service.
Touch screen entertainment system active and available before the completion of
boarding. (Unfortunately the news channel was unavailable on this particular flight) Seats fitted with USB port,
staff friendly and courteous.
Co - Pilot provided updates on departure and before arrival.