Nothing really to post at the moment, but I am back home in Las Vegas and I thought I should at least say as much.
I did want to mention that Business Class is definitely the way to go for 18 hour flights. I finally cashed in some of those Qantas frequent flier miles. It's not like I haven't flown First or Business Class before, but 18 hour flights are where the value starts to outweigh the cost. I also paid a little more for a flight with less dead time between flights, Perth to Sydney to L.A. to Las Vegas, but there was a 4 hour unscheduled delay in Sydney which, even though they tried to make up time, caused me to miss my connecting flight out of L.A. The next flight out wasn't until a few hours after I got in and it was also delayed a bit. All in all I wound up in Vegas at about 6 hours after I was supposed to.
I also once again missed the last 10 minutes of a movie I was watching. This one was City of Ember. Last time it was Deception. Both times I would have been able to finish the movie if the Captain would have shut up when he ran out of things to say over the PA.
"Well folks we ahhhh should be ahhhhhhh landing here pretty soon and ahhhhhhh..."
Seriously, try writing out what you are going to say before picking up the mic and learn to stfu when you run out of things to say. It's very obvious that public speaking is very new and exciting for these pilots.