Time to Go


Iphone Photography Adelaide Airport.

Time to Go

One last smoke, !!



Adelaide Airport


The Glass fronted lift and stairwell at Adeliade Airport .

I took this shot handheld very high ISO 6400 so there is a bit of noise.

Adelaide Airport is the principal airport of Adelaide, South Australia and the fifth busiest airport in Australia, servicing 7,696,000 passengers in the financial year ending 30 June 2014. Wikipedia


Adelaide Airport

Flight awaits

Time to go

Last minute checks complete

Waiting for the call

Please take your seats

Under way

Turnaround complete

(Picture Adelaide Airport  edited with Gimp 2.8 instead of using photoshop)

You’re late for your domestic flight


You’re late for your domestic flight

You are are slightly disheveled a little panicked with a stricken look on your face, yes you are LATE and as you fumble with the self-service kiosk, your worst fears are realized. This machine is not going to let you check in. Depending on how late you are, its time to consider your options.

My first bit of advice is “do not Panic” and certainly “don’t lose your cool”, keeping a clear head is the key to fixing your dilemma.

By now you are probably trying to think of a good excuse to justify why you’re late, this is where my next piece of advised comes in

Don’t bother with the lame excuses

  Remember this is an everyday occurrence at the Airport, and the check-in agents have heard all the excuses before and hundreds more. Did you really think those lame excuses work anyway?

here are a few of the most common excuses

The Taxi did not turn up

I read my arrival time as my departure timer on my itinerary

My alarm clock did not go off

The Traffic was bad

The car park was full

My assistant advised me of the flight time

My next piece of advice is Gather your thoughts and check your options.

How late are you

-30 and most Airlines self-service kiosk will be unavailable for check-in and you will be to late to check bags.

If you don’t have any luggage to check-in, you can run to the gate before -20 minutes to departure you might just make it

If you have booked through an agent and if you have the time call them, they may be able to help getting you rebooked for the next flight, especially if you are on of their corporate clients.

If you have baggage to check in go straight to the ticket counter and see if you can be rebooked on to the next flight.

One thing I have learnt about airports is that not all agents are consistent with the rules. You may be lucky and strike one that is a bit more relaxed but don’t always bet on it.

Make sure you put on a smile and say something like this.

Hi I think I may have just missed my flight

I won’t bore you with an excuse. Is there any chance you could help me Please

Don’t forget to smile and be nice

don’t assume you will automatically be changed to the next available flight; it will all depend on what type of ticket you have purchased. If you can be rebooked, be prepared to get out that credit card most times there is a rebooking fee.

Whatever happens staying calm and being friendly will go along way to getting the help you need. In the end accept the fact that you have missed the flight and move on with the best option. Whatever happens ,you would have learned a valuable lesson

Running late for an International Flight (Now that’s a whole other story)

See you at the Airport


Airline Check-in Times

Virgin http://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/bookings/manage-my-bookings/check-in/

Qantas http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/checkin/global/en

JetStar http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/planning-and-booking/checking-in/sms-boarding-pass

Tiger http://www.tigerairways.com/au/en/webcheckin.php

Travel light next time you fly

Red Oxx

Do you hate standing in queues at airports, queuing up at check-in, and then having to deal with the whole excess baggage drama? Not to mention that anxious wait when you get to your destination. Waiting at the baggage carousel after most people have collect their bags and left, and you are standing there just hoping your bag is next.

This all takes time and raises the blood pressure, and in some instances spoils your holiday. Well there is a way to just avoid all that hassle and breeze through the airport both on your way out and when you get home.

The Answer:

I have recently discovered and now put in to practice traveling with only one “yep” one carry on bag.

Your first step to hassle free travel is to visit two web sites the first one is http://www.onebag.com this web site is the Holy Grail to traveling light, offering exhaustive detail on the art and science of travelling light.

This is a great place to start your journey to lighten your load, and I recommend that you check it out, it will change they way you travel forever.

The Second web site is http://onebagger.squarespace.com this one is news, reviews and community for light travelers. It has a reader’s forum and everything from traveling clothes, traveling tips and a section on how to become a one bagger. This is another great place to gather all the information needed to become successful in the art of traveling light.

The Right Bag

The next thing you are going to need is the right bag; remember though there is no one bag that can help you become a one bag traveler, if you still insist on bringing a mountain load of stuff with you. Learning the lessons of traveling light, may take a few trips and it will not be for everyone. Back to the bag, check out onebag.com for a complete rundown on choosing your bag. I have chosen the Airboss, developed by the Red Oxx company http://www.redoxx.com with help from Doug Dyment from onebag.com, this is a great bag as it has been developed to fit international carry on standards. It has three compartments two outside and one in the middle, it is so well put together it will last a life time. In fact it has a life time warranty; Red Oxx really stands by its products, check out CEO of Red Oxx Jim Markel talking about the AirBoss.

Happy Travels

See You at the Airport