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Airlines: Virgin Blue Airlines
Flight : DJ986 BNE - SYD
Reg : VH-VUV "Moulin Blue"
Aircraft: Boeing 737-7BK
Dep - SYD : 19:00 PM
Arr - BNE : 20:30 PM
Flight time : 1h 30m
Distance : 453 miles / 728 km
This report is the return trip in April 2011. Read the link: Virgin Blue: Sydney to Brisbane trip report
After finishing work, I returned to airport by train around 5.30p.m. View of Domestic - Qantas and Virgin Terminal.
Qantas Domestic Terminal
Virgin Blue Terminal
I was carrying only workbag and check-in staff looked at my carryon and handed me the boarding pass.
Security queue was short within few minutes was in the departure area.
With time to spare, I headed to Hungry Jacks for meal before boarding.
After dinner, spotted the Australia's domestic fleet
Virgin Blue Airlines Embraer E170
Jetstar Airways A320
Qantas Boeing 767-300ER
Virgin Blue Boeing 737-700
Brisbane Domestic has common departure area for all airlines.
Virgin Blue Airlines DJ986 to Sydney
Boeing 737-7BK, registration: VH-VUV and named as "Moulin Blue"
Virgin crew arriving to operate the flight.
Passengers had gathered around the gate area before boarding call.
Aircraft ready to accept passenger. Boarding call was made. Boarding was through the aerobridge.
Boarding card was checked before allowed to proceed to aircraft. Queue had formed at the door as crew checked the boarding card and directing passengers.
Inflight entertainment on board was pay and use. Credit card had to be swiped to activate the IFE, which allowed 10 mins free view.
Pushback commenced in few minutes after boarding. Crew demonstrated safety procedure manually and conducted pre-departure checks. Departure was from runway 01R.
After departure flew close to Gold Coast, heading South towards Sydney. Crew began service with Buy on Board. As I had early meal, skipped the service.
Flight path was inland.
Flying inland over NSW.
Virgin Money Credit card.
Short flight between Brisbane and Sydney. Captain informed crew that descend would commence soon to prepare cabin for landing.
Light were turned on. Approach towards Sydney was from South, landing on runway 34L. Watch arrival video above.
After landing and a short taxing arrived at the gate. Stairs were connected for disembarkation. Disembarked through the rear stairs
VH-VUV "Moulin Blue" preparing for another flight
After disembarking, headed towards the exit, with no bags to collect. I went to domestic train station to catch train home.
I hope you enjoyed the report.
Thanks for reading.
Being a work trip, I was looking to arrive home on time. Flight departed and arrived on time. Service on board was Buy on Board. Inflight entertainment was pay by use. Being a short flight, I only looked at the flight map for information while resting. I was happy to be home on time.