Trip Report: Nadi (NAN) - Sydney (SYD) on Air Pacific
Airline: Air Pacific Flight No. FJ911 Reg : DQ-FJK "Island of Vanua Levu" Aircraft: BOEING 747- 412 Departure Nadi ( NAN ) : 0900 AM Arrival Sydney ( SYD ) : 1225 PM Time : 04h 25m Distance : 3170 km or 1985 miles
Full Trip Report: Air Pacific DQ-FJK FJ911 NAN-SYD
Do watch the video to experience the flight.
I visited Fiji in 2013 to meet friends. After few days travelling around Fiji, this trip report of the return journey.
Alot has changed since 2013 - Air Pacific is called Fiji Airways, B747 is retired and the new service is on A330 or B737.
Plane Spotting at Nadi Airport, Fiji
Old and new aircraft.
Few photos from the trip
Photos of Fiji trip can be found in this video
Drop off at the airport
After a week in Fiji, it was time to return back to Sydney.
Check-in queue was long as this was almost full flight. Having arrived early, I completed the formalities in no time.
Had my meal at the restaurant, knowing well there wasn't much for meal during the flight.
View from restaurant, as air-side action follows.
View from restaurant
Air Pacific Pushback
After completing the immigration and security, entering the duty free shopping.
Duty Free shopping
Escalator towards departure area
Fiji Airways latest acquisition A330-200, DQ-FJT
Air Pacific was undergoing brand makeover. New aircraft and livery.
Air Pacific flight to Auckland
Duty Free Shops
Air Pacific FJ 911 NADI - SYDNEY @ Gate
Air Pacific "Island of Vanua Levu"
B747 named after island in Fiji.
Queen of the Skies
Viewing and Boarding
Air side action
Air Pacific Boeing 737-800 to Auckland
Tabua Class (Business)
Pacific Voyager (Economy) Class
Waiting for pushback
In queue for Solomon Airlines to depart
Last view of Fiji
Air Pacific Boeing 747 Safety Card
Flight progress map
Breakfast was Chicken wrap
Cruising at 38000 ft
Neighbour at the gate
Immigration and Quarantine
After a quick walk to immigration, got the passport stamped. Bag was delivered quickly being a non-peak time. Quarantine was quick as I had nothing to declare.
Travelling light, took train to central and onwards to home.
Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for reading.
End of Trip
Nadi - NAN
Sydney - SYD
Air Pacific was the flight of choice to Fiji as they were flying the B747. The cabin was worn down due to age of the aircraft which was getting replaced. Cabin service was friendly. Meal was breakfast as it was a short flight in the morning. Nadi airport being a tourist destination was relaxed. Sydney Airport was a quick exit being a non-peak flight.
Overall a satisfactory flight.
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Even if it dates from 2013, the cabin, the seat, the IFE, ... are completely out of date. But there is the joy of flying on B747.
Thank you for this FR!
I really liked the Air Pacific livery, wish they had kept it and just changed the name.
Always a joy to fly a 747 but even by 2013's standards, everything was outdated on the inside.
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