Adelaide to Berlin
In May 2016 the Gulf airline Qatar commenced services from Adelaide to Doha. I jumped ship from Emirates at the behest of my travel agent: Bargain tickets, the latest and greatest Airbus : A350, and finally the lure of the latest greatest airport. These incongruous Gulf cathedrals of capitalism are truely the Westerners’ Mecca.
Anyway the Qatar A350 was smooth, quiet and fast! We had a strong tailwind and arrived a full hour ahead of time! You can imagine my ecstasy! An extra hour of a potential duty free shopping.
I can’t fathom why at least three Gulf Countries thousands of kilometres from civilisation in a sea of sand, have become hubs of aviation, attracting millions of transit travellers including me!
Now safely in my hotel in Berlin.