Emirates were fantastic the best service and very quick getting through baggage and customs
Keep up the good work
As always very helpful
I have used DialAflight twice - Great company and nothing is to much trouble will defiantly use again
Great service from you and Emirates. Only marred on one leg having to sit next to a woman of a certain size whose body fat squeezed below and above the arm rest and took up a quarter of my seat.
Keep up the good work
Always get good advice and service.
Very efficient and friendly service. More than happy to recommend and I would use your services again.
Used before and will keep using - fair prices
4 wonderful flights with no delays and great service. Meals were lovely. Back to visit family again next year. Here's to the next time with DialAFlight.
Once again trouble free travel arrangements, thank you.
The holiday was perfect from start to finish -well done Ivor
Great price and advice on booking to get a competitive price. Good email liaison.
Fab service all the way - thank you Jordan Will certainly use DialAFlight again without any hesitation
Many thanks to Lloyd and his team. A credit to the Company.
Flights with Thai Airways worked well particularly the timings. Thanks Lee
Really helpful and made everything easy from start to finish.
Reece delivered once again, never fails
The only problem was that Malaysian Airlines are not sure what a vegan meal is. But as usual DialAFlight provided exemplary service and I will always use them. Highly recommended.
Robert had great customer service skills. Friendly, helpful and informative. Everything happened as he outlined. I did not have any problems but felt confident the after sales care would have been there should any complications arise.
The anticipated 'assistance ' through the airports failed on one sector on the way out and completely on the return journey. Fortunately I was not too bad and managed to cope.
All went well, you have never let me down, many thanks.
Assistance at Sydney Inernational to Domestic was really terrible (in and out of the wheelchair, walk down steep steps and look after myself ) I just thought you should know.
Edward Brown is a top bloke - very helpful.
Jeremy my consultant was brilliant.
I can’t believe how smoothly everything went, excellent service. Great price, everything just how I wanted it and the most polite and helpful people I have ever done business with. I will sing your praises to everyone.
Again you have delivered and helped get the best price for a short notice booking. I have used you for a number of years and you have never failed to provide an excellent service
Sadie did an excellent job and even did our group's Australian visa. I would highly recommend Sadie to anyone going longhaul
Stacey was brilliant and went the extra mile
Very friendly and helpful. Have used you many times. I always recommend
It's a sun-drenched morning at the East Perth Terminal and the Indian Pacific train gleams brightly beyond the cool shadows of the station. Two dozen stainless-steel carriages stretch along the boomerang-shaped platform.
Our coaches, dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, were built in New South Wales by Commonwealth Engineering, which received a licence for the sleek, bullet-like design from Budd, a metal-fabricating company in Philadelphia.
I know this because John Brinkley, one of three train managers on the 1,860ft-long Indian Pacific (it travels from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean), is on hand to answer any questions. He also points guests towards their carriage for our 2,700-mile journey.
We are departing Perth on a Sunday at 11.55am, and are due to arrive in Sydney on Wednesday at 11.07am.
I'm travelling in gold class for two nights (sleeper cabins and a lounge with free drinks, plus free meals in a smart dining carriage) followed by a night in red (reclining seats and a cafe where you have to pay). There's also platinum class - comfortable cabins with double beds, a swanky dining carriage, and a free cocktail bar. Brinkley tells me the train hit a camel on the way from Sydney to Perth a couple of days ago. 'There was damage to the loco - we had to repair an air pipe. We blow animal whistles and the horn, but it still happens. Kangaroos keep out of the way generally. Kangaroos are pretty smart.'
We roll out of Perth and into the parched countryside with gum trees, shrubs and orange-tinged soil. After dumping my bag in my cabin, I go to the gold-class lounge to meet my fellow travellers. Many are sitting in burgundy leather armchairs and banquettes drinking Crown lager and glasses of Australian wine, while conversations range from Chinese investment in Hunter Valley coal mines to the quality of the train's gin (deemed top-notch).
It's a jolly train. Meals are substantial: three courses, served in booths separated by frosted-glass partitions.
We stop at Kalgoorlie (population: 31,000) at 10.45pm. Coaches take us past darkened sights including a vast working mine; gold was discovered here in 1893. The town has a frontier feel. A guide points out a Woolworths that has the biggest takings in Australia (gold miners have plenty of cash to spend).
I sleep well, to the rhythm of the tracks, and wake to see copper-gold light illuminating wispy clouds above gum trees and dried-out river beds.By mid-morning, the Indian Pacific draws to a halt at Cook (population: four) and I spot a sign saying: 'If you're crook, come to Cook, Queen City of the Nullarbor.' Crook, of course, is slang for 'ill' in Australia, while the Nullarbor Plain is a region that boasts a wild and rugged landscape. A 297-mile section of track running through it is the world's longest straight stretch. Cook is an outpost of rundown buildings. However, it's a good place to stretch our legs.
Early next morning we pull into Adelaide, and passengers join coach tours of the South Australian city. We are taken to Mount Lofty, though it's shrouded in cloud. We see the Adelaide Oval, where there's a statue of cricket legend Sir Don Bradman.
Back at Adelaide Parklands Terminal I buy a battery-powered beer-bottle cooler that makes train sounds when lifted.
Now I have to switch to red class, towards the front of the train. It comprises 48 seats that look as though they belong in a plane's business-class, but filled with backpackers and retirees.
Our duty manager recommends the breakfasts that he personally cooks. 'I've had phone calls from Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver saying, "I've heard about your breakfasts". I reply, "No, I can't come to work for you. I want the twenty bucks an hour Great Southern Rail is paying me".' Not far out of Adelaide, I glimpse my first and only kangaroos, far in the distance. I also spot an eagle high above.
That evening we reach Broken Hill, a lead and zinc mining town, and I make my way to the Palace Hotel. The venue featured in the 1994 film The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, about the unlikely subject of drag queens in the Outback.
I discover a reception area with bright murals, stuffed birds and cabinets displaying leopard-print high heels. On the wall is an advert for the Broken Heel Festival. Its motto? 'Life in the Outback is never a drag.' Back on the train, we clatter through the night and wake to see cows munching grass in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. I eat our carriage manager's Gordon Ramsay-quality breakfast and sit back as we snake into Sydney's Grand Central station. We're a mere 13 minutes late - not bad when you've just covered 2,700 miles.