Review of Virgin Australia flight Sydney Brisbane in Economy

Airline Virgin Australia
Flight DJ905
Class Economy
Seat 24D
Aircraft Boeing 737-700
Flight time 01:50
Take-off 12 Apr 11, 06:10
Arrival at 12 Apr 11, 08:00
VA 66 reviews
By GOLD 618
Published on 6th July 2020

Trip Report: Sydney - Brisbane on Virgin Blue Airlines

Flight Details:

Airlines: Virgin Blue Airlines
Flight: DJ905
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

VIDEO:Virgin Blue Airlines DJ905 Boeing 737-76N Sydney - Brisbane


This report is of a work trip in 2011. I was to return on same day. I arrived at the airport by train.

Check-in Counter

I didn't have to check-in bag as I was just carrying work bag.  I had booked the ticket on short notice.

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I got my boarding card and was ready to pass security.

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Jetstar counter

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Flight Schedule

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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.

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Departure boarding gate was Gate 35.

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Boarding was through stairs

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Front seating passengers entered using aerobridge and rear section passengers through stairs.

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Crew checked the boarding pass on entering the aircraft.

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Got settled in the window seat.

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preparing for departure.

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Seat View

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In seat screen was playing video

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Seat spacing.

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Flight Information

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Flight Map

Doors were closed after passengers had boarded.

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Window View

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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.

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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.

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Eastern suburbs of Sydney.

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Inflight Information

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Holiday information.

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Heading North towards Queensland.

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Cabin View

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Inflight view

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Seating was 3-3.

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Inflight Reading Material

Inflight magazine and menu.

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Inflight magazine

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Safety Card

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Virgin Blue Boeing 737-700 Safety card

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Evacuation procedure

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Virgin Blue Fleet

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Cabin view from seat.

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Seat View

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Window view

Window view on approach towards Brisbane.

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Approaching Brisbane

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Cabin Prepared for Landing

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Cabin prepared for arrival.

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Holding PAtTERN

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SEAT Controls

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CABIN READY for Arrival

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ARRIVAL in Brisbane

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Aircraft was kept in holding pattern due to congestion at Brisbane.

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Disembarkation was through stairs.

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VIRGIN BLUE Boeing 737-700

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VIRGIN BLUE Embraer 190

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EXiting Airport

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Brisbane domestic airport.

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Caught train to City.

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Walking towards the train.

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Air control tower.

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Train Ride

Train arriving

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Airport View

Brisbane Domestic Airport

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view of air-side from train

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Passenger boarding the Embraer 190

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Transition livery of Virgin Australia

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Virgin Blue Embraer 190 waiting for passengers.

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Toll Cargo Aircraft Boeing 737-300

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International remote bay

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Train View

Train was carriage was empty.

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Reached Roma Street Station and headed to work.

I hope you enjoyed the report.

Thanks for reading.


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Sydney - SYD


Brisbane - BNE



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.

Information on the route Sydney (SYD) Brisbane (BNE)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 12 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Sydney (SYD) → Brisbane (BNE).


The airline with the best average rating is Qantas with 7.8/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 37 minutes.

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