But it's here now, just, and how is it? Very new, obviously, and sort of stark inside, the black and grey slightly softened by the changing roof lights. The seats (in Economy, sigh) were narrow, not soft, and were pretty short on legroom. But the window was big! And fun to play with the button that makes it become obscure - so you can still see through it to check for interesting things while its dimmed for TV viewing.
So the 7 or so hours flew (ha!) by - 3 movies, a late lunch, an afternoon tea of scones and jam, a brief zizz and we were there, dropping down over bare brown land patterned with round salt lakes, then bush, then the Swan River and that cute little cluster of skyscrapers, and I'd arrived.