It's always good to touch down in Perth after some time away - although it's a LONG way home from New York when you literally step off one plane and onto another without any breaks in between. 24 hours non-stop flying in fact!*
The other thing I never tire of after some time away is boarding a Qantas plane and hearing "G'day" from the flight attendants. May we never lose that greeting - it's priceless.
* New York to LA 5 hours, LA to Melbourne 15 hours, Melbourne to Perth 4 hours. Qantas now fly New York to LA so you can come all the way back with them.Yay! Their pilots are probably the best-trained in the world.