Review of Tiger Airways Australia flight Sydney Melbourne in Economy

Flight TT279
Class Economy
Seat 19F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:35
Take-off 28 Mar 17, 20:25
Arrival at 28 Mar 17, 22:00
TT 11 reviews
koresh
By SILVER 296
Published on 26th August 2018
Tigerair VH-VNJ TT279 SYD-MEL

Flight Details:

Airlines: Tigerair
Flight: TT279 SYD-MEL
Reg: VH-VNJ
Aircraft: Airbus A320
Dep. Sydney [Terminal 2]: 8.25 PM
Arr. Melbourne [Terminal 4]: 10.00 PM
Total time: 1hr 15min

Trip Video: Tigerair VH-VNJ TT279 SYD-MEL

Do watch and experience the trip.



Introduction

This trip is from March 2017, returning to Melbourne from Sydney.

Check-In

I had checked online and had printed my boarding pass before arriving at the airport. Took train from Central to Domestic Airport. TigerAir operates from Terminal 2. Since I was travelling without baggage, went straight to security. After completing security, had dinner before heading for the gate.

Self Check-In Counters

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Air-side view

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To gate

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Jetstar Airways

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Flight prepared for another domestic run

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Still time for boarding

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Near Departure Gate 58

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Outside view while waiting for boarding

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Emirates A380 arrives

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Boarding call

Boarding call was made soon.

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Queue to board

Boarding printed out was scanned and headed down the stairs to board flight

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Boarding

Boarding was through stairs, entered through the rear side of the aircraft.

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Window view

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Cabin check before departure

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Cabin announcement

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Taxi
After a short taxi, departure was from runway 16R

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Cabin view

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Seat view

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Safety card

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Inflight

Being a short 1 hr flight, Cabin Buy on Board [BOB] started in 10 mins after reaching cruising altitude. Few passengers bought meal. I skipped and rested as I had a early wake for work.

Approaching Melbourne

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Taxi to gate

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Waiting for space

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Arriving at gate

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Disembarkation

Disembarkation was through stairs, view of the aircraft

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Heading for exit

As I wasn't carrying any baggage, went out to the long term parking bus stop

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Flight schedule

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Outside Terminal 4

Start of winter, it was cool outside.

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Bus to Long term car park

Bus arrived soon to take to the car park.

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Picking my car

Took freeway on drive back.

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Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.

End of trip

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Verdict

Tiger Airways Australia

6.3/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Sydney - SYD

7.3/10
Efficiency8.0
Access6.0
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Melbourne - MEL

7.6/10
Efficiency8.0
Access6.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

TigerAir was cheapest way to fly domestic. Suited my need. Flight departed 1/2 hr late, entertainment was looking outside window as there aircraft has no IFE on board. Meal is Buy on Board as its a short flight, I had my dinner before boarding. Melbourne as quick exit and to transport as I was travelling without luggage.

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