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Airlines: Virgin Blue Airlines
Reg: VH-VBM "Tassie Tigress"
Aircraft: Boeing 737-76N
Dep - SYD: 6.30 a.m
Arr - BNE: 8.00 a.m
Flight time: 1 h 10 m
Distance: 307 km or 191 miles
This report is of a work trip in 2011. I was to return on same day. I arrived at the airport by train.
I didn't have to check-in bag as I was just carrying work bag. I had booked the ticket on short notice.
I got my boarding card and was ready to pass security.
I passed security without issues.Terminal was busy with morning peak.
Had breakfast before heading towards the gate as there service on board was buy on board.
Virgin Australia was undergoing branding change from Low Cost Carrier to Full Service Carrier.
Departure boarding gate was Gate 35.
Boarding was through stairs
Front seating passengers entered using aerobridge and rear section passengers through stairs.
Crew checked the boarding pass on entering the aircraft.
Got settled in the window seat.
preparing for departure.
In seat screen was playing video
Doors were closed after passengers had boarded.
Departure for the flight was from runway 25. Qantas Boeing 747-400ER in Wunala Dreaming livery was lined behind the aircraft. Heading East before turning North.
Overview of Sydney airport. You will see the red dot, which is the Qantas Wunala Dreaming waiting short of runway 25 on left of the cross runway.
Eastern suburbs of Sydney.
Heading North towards Queensland.
Seating was 3-3.
Inflight magazine and menu.
Virgin Blue Boeing 737-700 Safety card
Cabin view from seat.
Window view on approach towards Brisbane.
Cabin prepared for arrival.
Aircraft was kept in holding pattern due to congestion at Brisbane.
Disembarkation was through stairs.
Brisbane domestic airport.
Caught train to City.
Walking towards the train.
Air control tower.
Brisbane Domestic Airport
view of air-side from train
Passenger boarding the Embraer 190
Transition livery of Virgin Australia
Virgin Blue Embraer 190 waiting for passengers.
Toll Cargo Aircraft Boeing 737-300
International remote bay
Train was carriage was empty.
Reached Roma Street Station and headed to work.
I hope you enjoyed the report.
Thanks for reading.
Virgin Blue was chosen due to convenience of time as I had to reach work on time. Flight took off on time and arrived on time. Food service was buy on board.