Review of Tiger Airways Australia flight Melbourne Sydney in Economy

Flight TT602
Class Economy
Seat 15D
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:35
Take-off 22 Feb 14, 07:05
Arrival at 22 Feb 14, 08:40
TT 9 reviews
koresh
By SILVER 179
Published on 7th October 2018
Trip Report : Melbourne(MEL) - Sydney(SYD) on Tiger Airways

Flight Details:

Airline: TigerAir
Flight No. :TT602
Reg : VH-VNJ
Aircraft: Airbus A320-232
Departure Melbourne (MEL) : 07:05 AM
Arrival Sydney (SYD) : 08:40 AM
Time : 01h 35m
Distance : 713 km or 443 miles

Introduction

This 2014 trip report covers the return trip from Melbourne. It was a early morning flight. Completed the check-in online, printed boarding pass before heading to airport.

Arriving at the Airport

Boarded the SkyBus from Melbourne Southern Cross Station. Being early morning, there was no traffic on the road. Reached in 30 - 35 mins

Check-in and Security

Arrived at the Low Cost terminal. This terminal was basic with check-in counter and toilets. With no check-in bags, went to security. and then to waiting area.
Waiting area had a coffee and a book shop. With nothing else to do waited for boarding call. Within few minutes of waiting, boarding for the flight was called.

Self-printed boarding paper

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Boarding

At the gate, boarding pass was checked. After a short bus ride, boarding was via stairs.

Tigerair VH-VNJ operating TT602

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On Board

Being a Low Cost Carrier [LCC] , seat is charged. As I didn't make seat selection, was allocated middle seat.

Got a middle seat

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Seat gap

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Cabin view [video]



Waiting for boarding to complete

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Seating

TigerAir Airbus A320 have 3-3 all economy seating.

Side view

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Seat view

Seat pocket had safety card, BOB menu and sickness bag

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While waiting for boarding to complete[video]



Window seat was occupied

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Emergency exit not very far

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Waiting for pushback

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Meal tray

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Boarding complete ready for pushback

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Departure

Departed from runway 27 towards the West then turned North - East to Sydney.

Inflight view

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Seat pocket material

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Safety card

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Inflight view

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On board Service

On board service commenced after attaining cruising altitude. Being a LCC, service is Buy on Board [BOB]. I had my breakfast before starting. skipped the BOB service.

Tigerbites menu

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Seat view

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Arrival

Flight being time being under an hour. Soon it was time for landing. Stowed the magazine, safety card in the seat pocket.

Seat belt fastened

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Landing

Landed smoothly on runway 34L.

Window view

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Disembarkation

Disembarkation was through the stairs. Aircraft was parked in remote gate. Passengers were bused to the terminal.

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Exiting the Terminal

Headed for the exit. With no bags to collect, walked out and boarded train for Central station.

Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.

End of trip

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Verdict

Tiger Airways Australia

6.1/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment5.0
Buy on board5.0

Melbourne - MEL

6.9/10
Efficiency7.0
Access6.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Sydney - SYD

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

Conclusion

Tigerair was my choice for this trip offering the cheapest ticket at reasonable price. Flight departed and arrived on time. Crew was friendly. Entertainment isn't available on short flight. Meal was BOB. The old LCC at Melbourne was basic as it was demolished to build the new Terminal 4.
Sydney was quick as just had to walk out of the terminal.

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

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