Review of Tiger Airways Australia flight Sydney Melbourne in Economy

Flight TT279
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:40
Take-off 20 Jun 16, 20:30
Arrival at 20 Jun 16, 22:10
TT 26 reviews
By GOLD 849
Published on 1st May 2018
Trip Report : Sydney - Melbourne on TigerAir Australia

Flight Details:

Flight No :TT279
Airline: TigerAir Australia
Aircraft :Airbus A320
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.

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I wasn't carrying any luggage except handbag . Skipped the check-in and went straight for security check.

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Flight Schedule

Check the flight schedule, flight would depart from gate 54.

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The flight arrives at 10.10 pm in Melbourne, decided to have dinner early before boarding.

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Tarmac view

View of the tarmac from the food court. Virgin Australia owns Tiger airways and uses Terminal 2 for its flights.

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Heading towards gate 54

After dinner walked towards gate 54

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Plane spotting

With time to spare before boarding, some plane spotting.

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Jetstar about to pushback

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Arriving at Gate 54

The counter was unmanned, with still time for boarding. Found a seat and waited for boarding call.

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Staff arrives at the counter

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TigerAir VH-VND arrives from Melbourne

After arrival of aircraft from Melbourne, passengers disembarked from the flight.

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Boarding call was made

After the last passengers had exited the aircraft, within few mins boarding call was made.

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Gate 54

Boarding had commenced. Boarding passes where scanned.

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Window view

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.

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Seat view

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Cabin view

After boarding was completed, doors were armed.

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Pushback commenced.

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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.

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Reading Material

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Safety Card

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Tiger Tales - Inflight Magazine

Being a low cost carrier, most of the articles were travel destination which TigerAir served. Skimmed through the magazine

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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.

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Inflight Cabin View

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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

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Passed the Virgin Australia A330 parked in the remote bay.

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After doors were opened, disembarkation was through the stairs.

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Exiting the Terminal

As I wasn't carrying any checked baggage, headed straight for the exit after disembarking the aircraft.

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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

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Tiger Airways Australia

Cabin crew8.0
Buy-on-board menu8.0

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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