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Registration: VH-VYI "Bathurst Island"
Aircraft: Boeing 737-838
Departure Brisbane Terminal D: 7:55PM
Arrival Sydney: 10:30PM
Total time : 1 hours 20 mins
Distance : Total time : 1 hours 20 mins
Distance : 623Kms or 387 miles
This 2014 trip is the return flight to Sydney after watching the Rugby 7 games in Gold Coast. Had flown on Tiger Airways to Gold Coast, Read Trip Report: Sydney - Gold Coast on TigerAir
I arrived at Robina Station to catch train at 3:43 pm
Express train depart from Gold Coast to Brisbane Airport.
Watch the video to enjoy the train ride.
Train takes 2 h 7 min from Robina to Brisbane Airport.
Arrived at Brisbane Domestic Airport by 5:25 pm.
As I was carrying only a handbag, which was light, didn't take long to receive the boarding card. After receiving the boarding card, I headed upstair to clear security. Security queue was short and soon was in the departure area.
Virgin Australia ATR 72-500
Virgin Australia Domestic fleet and TigerAir
Virgin Australia in old and new livery.
Tiger Airways fleet in the background.
Passengers had started to gather near gate.
Qantas flight arrives at gate.
Passengers disembarking flight.
Flight being prepared to operate to Sydney.
Flight boarding was to commence from Gate 25.. Passengers boarding card was checked before being allowed to enter the aircarft.
Crew at the door to receive passengers.
Soon after entering the aircraft, I followed the seat number to the assigned window seat. The glass was not clear, hence no videos.
Doors were closed after all passengers had boarded the flight and sat in assigned seats. Safety demonstration was conducted from the drop down monitors.
Pushback commenced and after a short taxi headed towards runway.
Crew conducting safety check.
Seating on the Boeing 737-800 are 3-3 in economy. Seat were made of cloth.
Seat pocket contained the safety card, sickness bag and inflight magazine.
Qantas Boeing 737-800 Safety card
Seat entertainment controls in arm rest. No headphones were distributed.
Entertainment was through drop down panel.
Snack service started after achieving cruising height
Cookies with tea or coffee was offered to all passengers
Seat spacing was adequate for me.
The glass was not clear with scratch marks. It being dark outside there wasn't much to view outside.
Soon it was landing time, Cabin crew cleared the snack rubbish. Captain came on mic and announced were are on approach towards Sydney. Heading from North, flight landed on runway 16R. After landing, a short taxi to Qantas terminal to arrive at disembarkation gate.
After disembarkation, headed out to train station to catch train home.
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End of trip.
Gold Coast light rail to the stadium.
Watched matches on Saturday
and Sunday matches. Final was Sunday evening which I had to miss due to work next day.
As the hotel was close to the beach near Surfers Paradise went to the beach in the morning.
Qantas was chosen for this short flight due to convenient timing. Queensland train trip was pleasant. Brisbane airport is accessible by train which made it idea choice to return later in the night. Sydney Airport was quick exit as I was travelling light for this trip.
Overall had a enjoyable two days in the Sunshine state.