Longest plane to fly into Newcastle Airport…

… and I’ll be on it when it takes off again.  I’m flying Emirates to Dubai (then on to Melbourne) on Monday 26 July and it just happens to be Newcastle Airport’s 75th birthday. As part of the celebrations, Emirates are flying a 777 into the airport – the longest plane to land at Newcastle, and 50% bigger than the Airbus A330 which normally flies the Newcastle-Dubai route.

This means that I will have a comfier ride to Dubai and plenty of entertainment for the kids.

Maybe they’ll upgrade me to first class as well to make it a real birthday celebration.  Here’s hoping…