Trip Report : Melbourne(MEL) - Sydney(SYD) on Tiger Airways
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
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
At the gate, boarding pass was checked. After a short bus ride, boarding was via stairs.
Tigerair VH-VNJ operating TT602
Being a Low Cost Carrier [LCC] , seat is charged. As I didn't make seat selection, was allocated middle seat.
Got a middle seat
Cabin view [video]
Waiting for boarding to complete
TigerAir Airbus A320 have 3-3 all economy seating.
Seat pocket had safety card, BOB menu and sickness bag
While waiting for boarding to complete[video]
Window seat was occupied
Emergency exit not very far
Waiting for pushback
Boarding complete ready for pushback
Departed from runway 27 towards the West then turned North - East to Sydney.
Seat pocket material
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.
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
Landed smoothly on runway 34L.
Disembarkation was through the stairs. Aircraft was parked in remote gate. Passengers were bused to the terminal.
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
Tiger Airways Australia
Buy on board5.0
Melbourne - MEL
Sydney - SYD
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.
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