Trip Report : Sydney - Melbourne on TigerAir Australia
Flight No :TT279 Airline: TigerAir Australia Aircraft :Airbus A320 Reg :VH-VND Departed Sydney (Terminal 2 Gate 54): 08:30 pm Arrived Melbourne (Terminal 4): 10:10 pm Total time : 1hr 30min
This report is of a flight, I undertook in 2016. I was visiting Melbourne for a short visit.
Full Trip Video: TigerAir VH-VND TT279 SYD-MEL
Do watch the video to experience the flight.
I had check-in the flight online Got my boarding pass printed before arriving at the airport. Being a domestic flight, I arrived an hour before flight
Arriving at Terminal 2
Took a train from central to arrive at Terminal 2.
I wasn't carrying any luggage except handbag . Skipped the check-in and went straight for security check.
Check the flight schedule, flight would depart from gate 54.
The flight arrives at 10.10 pm in Melbourne, decided to have dinner early before boarding.
View of the tarmac from the food court. Virgin Australia owns Tiger airways and uses Terminal 2 for its flights.
Heading towards gate 54
After dinner walked towards gate 54
With time to spare before boarding, some plane spotting.
Jetstar about to pushback
Arriving at Gate 54
The counter was unmanned, with still time for boarding. Found a seat and waited for boarding call.
Staff arrives at the counter
TigerAir VH-VND arrives from Melbourne
After arrival of aircraft from Melbourne, passengers disembarked from the flight.
Boarding call was made
After the last passengers had exited the aircraft, within few mins boarding call was made.
Boarding had commenced. Boarding passes where scanned.
Passengers in the front section boarded through the aerobridge where as the rear section passengers boarded via the stair. After boarding through the stair settled in the seat.
After boarding was completed, doors were armed.
Taxi and takeoff
After a long taxi to runway 34R.
Watch the trip video to enjoy the departure.
Heading South to Melbourne
Departed towards the North before turning South towards Melbourne.
Tiger Tales - Inflight Magazine
Being a low cost carrier, most of the articles were travel destination which TigerAir served. Skimmed through the magazine
Tiger tales and Tiger bites
Being a short, 1hr 30 min flight. Inflight buy-on-board service commenced on reaching cruise altitude. As I had my dinner early, I skipped the buy on board. Few passengers ordered food on board where payment could be made pre-paid, credit card or cash.
Inflight Cabin View
Approaching Melbourne and landing
With no other form of entertainment, rested for a while. Soon it was landing time.
Approaching from West, landed on runway 09L. Watch the Trip video
Passed the Virgin Australia A330 parked in the remote bay.
After doors were opened, disembarkation was through the stairs.
Exiting the Terminal
As I wasn't carrying any checked baggage, headed straight for the exit after disembarking the aircraft.
Bus to City
Upon exiting the terminal, headed for the bus to Long Term car park to pick car.
Hope you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for reading.
End of Trip
Tiger Airways Australia
Sydney - SYD
Melbourne - MEL
Tigerair was my airline of choice for cost. Check-in was online, flight departed and arrived on time. Being a domestic flight, was able to arrive 1 hr before flight departed. Melbourne airport was quick exit as I didn't have check-in bag. Got what had paid for, overall satisfactory flight.
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