From Cairns (CNS), I flew to Alice Springs (ASP) in the Outback for three nights.
Saturday, September 21, 2002: Cairns to Alice Springs
From the Tropics to the Desert
Flight 1949 is officially a QantasLink flight, a BAe146 Avro RJ plane. I lucked out and got seated in row 3, just behind first class, which meant that I had extra foot room, and there was nobody in the middle seat. Flying out over the Outback reminded me a lot of the US desert Southwest, with the mountains and colors and few signs of civilization.