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Cook to Canberra INTERNATIONAL Airport, Friday, 13 Jan 2017

Our first limousine ride courtesy of Scenic Tours

sunny 40 °C

Today is the day we fly direct from Canberra to Singapore from Canberra Airport and we are so excited not to have to travel to Sydney a day early, stay overnight in the airport hotel and then battle the crowds at Sydney Airport. At least when you fly Business Class, it is a lot less painful.

Our flight for Singapore leaves at 12.35 am on Saturday, 14 January.

So, for the first time ever, we have been able to avail ourselves of a Limo ride to the airport, courtesy of Scenic.

The car and driver arrived at 10.15 pm, in a nice BMW, and away we went for the 15 minute drive to the airport. Canberra is SUCH a small place. The limo driver was one of Phil's old taxi drivers!

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We arrived at the airport, checked in all the way through to Yangon (the girl at the check in didn't know where Yangon was, so we gave her a geography lesson about Yangon once being Rangoon and Myanmar once being Burma!)

Breezed through the first security check and then up the escalator to Customs and Immigration.

A bit of confusion here as once we went through Immigration and into the general lounge, we couldn't get into the Virgin Lounge which we are entitled to as Business Class passengers. We asked one of the staff members and he said once we were in here, we couldn't get out and into the Virgin Lounge but he gave us a $20 voucher each to spend here. Well, we needed every cent of that. The prices here are outrageous! AND there is no wifi in here. Very bad.

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There needs to be a bit better signage so people know to go into the lounge first before Immigration. We'll know next time!

One red wine - $12. One champagne - $15. One bottle of water - $4.50. Terrible. No wonder no one is eating or drinking but it is 11.40 pm and it's time for bed, not eating.

Boarding soon and then it will be Saturday, 14 January 2017.

Posted by gaddingabout 00:16 Archived in Australia

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