No Internet

I’m currently sitting on a plane from Sydney to Brisbane (well, as I write, not as I post), and I’ve been staring at my phone for the past 15 minutes wondering what to do. The best option I had chosen was to play music. Looking around my phone, it seemed like there wasn’t too much to do. I sat for a while wondering why; and then it hit me. All the apps I wanted to use needed an Internet connection to work. The sad thing is that you cannot get WiFi on any airline in Australia. That is pretty sad, because while I won’t pay for the TV service on Virgin Blue (who I am flying with now), I would pay for WiFi. I fly both Qantas and Virgin Blue, so I don’t care who gets it, but it would be amazing either way. Seeing Virgin Blue is trying to target Qantas customers, this could be a way in. Most business people seem to fly Qantas, and this would be the perfect way for bosses to have employees work even more if they moved to Virgin Blue. It would also be ideal for the affluent, iPad owners using Virgin Blue. I haven’t seen this breed of person before, but I am sure they exist somewhere.

Going to the coast

I don’t normally make this blog about personal information, but I needed to blog.

I am heading for the Gold Coast tomorrow. I haven’t been to the beach for quite some time, which is a shame, because I like the beach. So I was wondering to myself if Surfer’s Paradise has changed at all.

Last time I was there I didn’t go to the beach, but I did go to Q1. My problem was that all the streets near the beach looked really seedy, and they smelled quite bad (on a Sydney kind of level). Hopefully things have changed.

I hope to tweet from location, so follow me on Twitter, @trentheath. I want to make a video blog too, but that remains to happen.

Add comments and links with this post to tell me of your Surfer’s Paradise experience. I hope it is a great escape for me!

Trent is going on a plane!

Now, here is something I have never done before. I don’t know how this is going to go down, because all the people in my family don’t like to fly. Yes, for the first time ever, I’m hopping on a plane. Okay.

Both of my parents aren’t fans of flying. Fine. But what if I hate it too? Eeeek! I hope there is something to do on the plane, because I don’t want to die of boredom.

My question is what is the best thing to do while flying? I will have my phone, so should I just play Bejeweled 2 for an hour? I’ll post photos to Twitter on the day! Leave comments below!