Happy New Year! FreakyFlier Is Now Matty Somewhere.

What a year 2020 was! It certainly directed me to somewhere different from where I thought I would be at the beginning of this year. I’ve worked in the Travel Industry for 20 years, so when 2020 threw a spanner in the works, I took this as an opportunity to study at TAFE NSW –…

Melbourne to Sydney, Qantas Airways Business Class

Have you been watching that new show ‘Ready for Takeoff’? It’s a fly on the wall documentary about Qantas and the inner workings of the airline. I loved the second episode with Qantas mega Frequent Flyer John Martin, who hails from my hometown the City of Wollongong who¬†during the episode took his 1000th Qantas flight….

Inspecting An Etihad A380 With The Residence

I’ve only ever been on one other aircraft with a bedroom and that was John Travolta’s private Boeing 707. True story! In 2004 when he became the Qantas ‘Ambassador at large’ he did a series of dinners around the country called ‘Sharing the Spirit’. I won a competition to attend one of these black tie…