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  • Qantas SYD-MEL (Return) Police escort

    Well it was a first. Having flown many times on Sydney - Melbourne Sector with many airlines this was one i was going to remember.

    I was called into the sergents office at 09:00 30mins into the shift, along with my partner. We were told that we had to transport a male prisoner who had been extraditied back to Melbourne by a regular Qantas flight. We were told that we had to be on board 20mins beofre scheduled embarkment time.

    Well we arrived at the Airport at 10:30 with the prisoner. We were taken to teh aircraft a 767-300 by the rear airstairs (not allowed to take prisoners through the terminal.) we were allocated our seats by the Captian The last row of seats in teh middle three rows. Me and my collegue sat on the outside will the prisoner sat in the middle. The prisoner was hand cuffed to each of us. The passengers started to come in and fill up teh seats around us. Some looks were aimed at the prisoner and ourselves (we were in uniform) and one little boy came up to us and said "Who is that man who is holding your hand" and was quickly whisked away by his mum. Flight was un - eventual we were offered food by were aclined not to have it (rules and regulations) Me and my partner had a strong coffee and a choc biscuit. The TV show was crap as we could not hear it (we were not issued with earphones) and everyone kept looking at us during the short flight. Upon landing we sat in our seats for 20mins while all passengers were disembarked then we disembarked via the airstairs at the back. Melbourne police were on hand to take our prisoner adn all documents were signed and passed over.

    Now this time we could go through the terminal. We booked on flight 14:00 QF438 to Sydney. We had time to kill so i purchased lunch for my partner. We embarked the aircraft with no problems it was another 763. We had seats directly behind the business class seats and we were issued with Headphones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Someone sat next to us and smelled of BO. . Drinks and food was offered and i had teh coffee. Flight was uneventful and we arrived on time at Sydney Airport.

    Sorry its kinda short but if i have time to edit it i will.

    Cheers
    Some people in today's society are so thick!

  • #2
    Gday Ansett,

    Excellent report. I'm sure it'll be the first and only (unless you post future extradition trips of course). Can I assume if, say Mr Barbaro, had to be extradited back to Sydney, a Melbourne copper would play host?

    Rgds
    Tim

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    • #3
      I will have to find that info out for you becuase simply i do not know, but what i know that would happen. Anyway its not my last :P i have to do i have been told i am to travel a Syd - Per sector next week.
      Some people in today's society are so thick!

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      • #4
        Nsett,

        Do you accrue QFF and SC points while you're on the job?

        Brilliant, anticipating the next 'escort' review.

        Rgds
        Tim

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        • #5
          bad news two senior officers have taken over this one SYD-PER. I can look on the bright side i dont have to spend 5hrs handcuffed to a prisoner

          No i cant claim for Qantas Frequent flyer points, mainly do to that fact that i dont pay for these flights and are booked at the last minute by NSW police
          Some people in today's society are so thick!

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          • #6
            Just don't dob your partner in for using drugs and stealing

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            • #7
              nice report!
              - The baby will be back -

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              • #8
                Sounds exciting. One question I have. You said your not allowed to eat so what happens on a SYD - PER flight and why are you not allowed to eat?
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                • #9
                  i dunno, two senior officers have got the job
                  Some people in today's society are so thick!

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                  • #10
                    wow thats a first!

                    Wut if you or the prisoner had to go to the bathroom! ('')
                    Only the dead have seen the end of the war-Plato

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                    • #11
                      Wut if you or the prisoner had to go to the bathroom! ('')
                      Why do you think Qf give out bottled water?

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                      • #12
                        Why do you think Qf give out bottled water


                        HAHHAA

                        Seriously wat if he had to go to the bathroom wut would they do?
                        Only the dead have seen the end of the war-Plato

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                        • #13
                          Im thinking his thoughts about going to the bathroom would fall on deaf ears. They would if were handcuffed to this criminals arm anyhow.

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                          • #14
                            We are handcuffed to the prisoners at all times. If we want to go to the toilet all of us have to go! i know that sounds gross but my handcuffs are lossend and i go to the loo. Our prisoner has to come at all times. But if its on the other hand i.e The prisoner wants to go to the toilet. He has to let loose of teh handcuffsand leave the door open. If he tries anything we have our equipment to rely on

                            Hope it answers your questions.
                            Some people in today's society are so thick!

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                            • #15
                              Hey, nice report. what kind of prisoners do you transport - low risk, medium risk or high risk (maximum security) prisoners?
                              "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

                              -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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