Review of Tiger Airways Australia flight Sydney Melbourne in Economy

Flight TT503
Class Economy
Seat 19E
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:15
Take-off 22 Feb 14, 15:30
Arrival at 22 Feb 14, 16:45
TT 19 reviews
By 275
Published on 7th October 2018
Trip Report : Sydney(SYD) - Melbourne (MEL) on Tiger Airways (TT)

Flight Details:

Airline: TigerAir
Flight No. :TT503
Reg : VH-VNQ "Sarah"
Aircraft: Airbus A320-232
Departure Sydney (SYD) : 3:30 PM
Arrival Melbourne (MEL) : 4:45 PM
Time : 01h 35m
Distance : 713 km or 443 miles


This 2014 trip report starts with a bus ride as the train service was not operational due to planned trackwork on the Airport Line.

Printed boarding pass

Check-in opened 48hr before flight. Checked in for the flight and had the boarding pass printed before arriving in the airport.
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RailBus to Airport

As rail work was ongoing, had to take railbus to Domestic Airport.

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Heading up for Departure Terminal

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Check-In counters

Since I had my boarding pass and no check-in bag. Skipped the Check-in counters.

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Towards security check

Security queue was short being early afternoon flight.

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Post Security

After the usual security check and off for some meal. As I was arriving in Melbourne in the evening had meal before boarding.

Jetstar birds

Airside view after having meal.

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Airside view[video]

Virgin Airlines

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Walk towards boarding area

Flight was departing gate 36B

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Towards bus gate 36B

Bus gate was allocated to the flight.

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Waiting for bus boarding

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Bus ride

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Waiting for more passengers..

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Bus ride to remote bay [video]

VH-VNQ "Sarah"

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Boarding from rear stairs

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Crew loading bags

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Waiting for pushback [video]

Safety Card

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Leg view

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Meal tray

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Overhead lights

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Tiger bites Menu

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Ready for pushback

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Sunny day

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Got a middle seat, hence no departure, arrival photos.

Seat gap

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Inflight view [video]


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Arriving in Melbourne Tullamarine

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Tiger Terminal

Had no check-in bag, walked to Terminal 3 to catch the SkyBus. Ticket was AUD$17 one way. Got a return for AUD $32

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Skybus to Southern Cross station

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SkyBus [video]

Train Ride from Southern Cross station

Updated Myki card and off to the suburban train

Southern Cross Station[video]

Catching train

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Hope you enjoyed the trip, Thanks for reading.

End of trip

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Tiger Airways Australia

Cabin crew7.5
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Sydney - SYD


Melbourne - MEL



I chose TigerAir as it was the cheapest flight to Melbourne at convenient time for me. Cabin was clean, flight was punctual. Being a short flight, lack of entertainment wasn't an issue. Sydney Domestic airport is easy to travel from city but the station access charges are too expensive for the distance travelled on public transport. Melbourne LCC Terminal was basic which served well for customers of TigerAir. Easy to navigate being a domestic terminal.

Melbourne doesn't have much choice in terms of transport. Either its a taxi /pickup service or skybus if someone does not have personal transport. Travel on Sydney - Melbourne route and return - to city and from airport is 1/2 the cost of one way flight.

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