Review of Qantas flight Melbourne Sydney in Economy

Airline Qantas
Flight QF488
Class Economy
Seat 4c
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:25
Take-off 28 Sep 15, 08:45
Arrival at 28 Sep 15, 10:10
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By SILVER 832
Published on 16th September 2017
Qantas VH-VZU QF488 MEL-SYD

Flight details:

Airlines: Qantas Airways
Aircraft ; Boeing 737-838(WL)
Flight No: QF488 MEL-SYD
Rego: VH-VZU
Departure Melbourne(MEL): 8:45 AM
Arrival Sydney (SYD): 10.10 AM
Time: 01h 25m
Distance: 438 miles or 705 km


Introduction

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After arriving in Melbourne early in the morning. On exiting the international section, headed back up to the Qantas domestic terminal.

Originally the group was booked for a 10 am flight to Sydney. On arriving at the counter, the staff booked everyone on the earlier flight.

Trip Video: Qantas VH-VZU QF488 MEL-SYD

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Check-In

Baggage check-in was done through the self check machine, got the boarding passes. Went for security. Not a long queue, it was quick process. On arriving at the gate, boarding was being called.

Boarding in progress

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Got the boarding pass checked and off to plane. The flight was full. I had the bulkhead seat.

Settled in the seat

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Waiting for boarding to complete.

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Crew were going through the pre-flight check

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Business class

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Seat pocket

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The cockpit door was closed for departure. Pushback was soon after.

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Safety card

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Qantas Inflight magazine

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Orange juice and passion-fruit biscuit was provided after take off.

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Being a short flight, took rest. Captian came onboard to inform the descend. Being a new generation aircraft, handle-held device could be used. Landed in Sydney from the North. Sunny day outside.

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Upon reaching the gate at the Qantas Terminal. Business class passengers disembarked first. followed by economy class.

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Headed for baggage collection.

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Baggage was out soon as not many passengers had check-in bags. Headed for the domestic railway station to catch train to International terminal as I had parked there. By this time, I had enough of flying and wanted to sleep.

Caught the train, paid the parking charges and drove home.

Thanks for reading this report till next time.

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Verdict

Qantas

6.0/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew5.5
Entertainment/wifi5.5
Meal/catering5.5

Melbourne - MEL

6.4/10
Efficiency6.5
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.0

Sydney - SYD

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

Melbourne Airport looks old and in needs of refurbishment.
Qantas flight was short flight, with everything on time. Crew was typical as associated with Qantas.
Cabin was clean, snack was small when compared with other airlines for the distance travelled.
Sydney was quick as its was domestic flight. Overall the flight was satisfactory.

Information on the route Melbourne (MEL) Sydney (SYD)

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