Review of Qantas flight Sydney Brisbane in Economy

Airline Qantas
Flight QF520
Class Economy
Seat 51A
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 11 Dec 10, 11:05
Arrival at 11 Dec 10, 11:35
QF 156 reviews
By GOLD 1733
Published on 13th July 2018
Trip Report : Sydney -Brisbane on Qantas

Flight Details:

Airlines: Qantas
Flight :QF520 SYD-BNE
Reg : VH-OGI "City of Port Augusta"
Aircraft: Boeing 767-338/ER
Dep - SYD(T2) : 11:05 AM
Arr - BNE : 11:35 AM
Flight time : 1h 30m
Distance : 728 kilometers or 453 nautical miles.

Full Trip Video: Qantas VH-OGI QF520 SYD-BNE

Do watch the video to experience flying on the Boeing 767.


This trip report is of flight in 2010. I was travelling to Singapore.Had many options to fly direct from Sydney after searching found Qantas cheapest due to arrival time and fare.

Routing was Sydney - Brisbane - Singapore.


Took a taxi to airport and arrived at the Qantas Terminal 3. First leg of the trip was on domestic sector. Qantas has self-check kiosk, couldn't use it as I had to check my bag all the way to Singapore.

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After check-in the bag, headed for security check.

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Qantas Terminal 3 Departure Area

After completing security, entered the departure area. Had shopping options. Being early, went window shopping.

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Qantas VH-OGI " City of Port Augusta"

Checked Gate Number and flight was being prepared for departure.

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Being Christmas time , Gate area was decorated

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Virgin Atlantic and Etihad A340 parked for afternoon flight

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United B747's preparing for LAX and SFO

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Qantas Domestic

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Terminal 3 Departure Schedule

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Flight Information

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Terminal View

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Departure Gate 4

Flight was departing from Gate 4. Headed to gate and waited till boarding was called.

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Boarding Commenced

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View of Aircraft

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Boarding card was checked and scanned, Boarding was via aerobridge.

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Business Cabin View

Upon entering boarding pass was checked and asked to turn right. Seat 51A was in the rear of the aircraft. View upon boarding, 2-2-2 Seating in Business class.

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Economy Cabin view

Seating 2-3-2 . Boarding continued with flight being full.

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Window View

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Qantas VH-OGO arrives in the next gate

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Seat View

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Window View

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Qantas B737-400 pushbacked

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Soon it was time to depart, doors were closed, pushback initiated Safety demonstration performed by crew.

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Qantas VH-ZXD Boeing 767-336ER

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Passing QantasLink Dash and Jetstar A320's

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Jetstar departs ahead

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Taxiway to runway 34R

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Holding Point with view of city skyline

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Window View on Departure

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Harbour city below

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Northern Beaches - Manly…..

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Passing National Park

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Being a short flight up North. Snack service began on reaching cruising altitude.

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Seat Pocket Content

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Qantas Boeing 767-300ER Safety Card

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Safety Card

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Entertainment on Common Display

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Inflight Magazine

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Qantas Route Map

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Cabin View

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Window View

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Cloudy Weather over Queensland

Experience turbulence as flight approached Brisbane.

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Approaching Brisbane[BNE]

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Approaching Eagle Farm Airport - Brisbane

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Breaking through the clouds

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Brisbane CBD

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Brisbane Cricket Stadium " Tha Gabba"

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Brisbane city with river

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Heading for the Gate

Even though the flight time was 1h 30m as it was summer daylight saving time in Sydney. Departed Sydney at 11:05 AM and arrived in Brisbane at 11:35 AM.

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Business Class Seats

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City of Orange

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Qantas Domestic Terminal

Headed towards the exit

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"City of Port Augusta" @ the gate

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Exiting the Qantas Domestic Terminal

Qantas check-in Kiosk

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Headed outside to the Airport Transfer Bus for Qantas Passengers

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View on Board

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Qantas was the best offer for the time and fare I was looking for. Being a short flight, was provided with snacks and coffee. Sydney airport was quick as no many passengers were checking in bags through the counter. Being a domestic flight, exit was quick walk out of aircraft to transfer bus outside the terminal. Overall a satisfactory flight.

Information on the route Sydney (SYD) Brisbane (BNE)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 12 avis concernant 3 compagnies sur la ligne Sydney (SYD) → Brisbane (BNE).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Qantas avec 7.8/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 37 minutes.

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