Review of Tiger Airways Australia flight Sydney Melbourne in Economy

Flight TT251
Class Economy
Seat 20A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:35
Take-off 17 Sep 14, 14:40
Arrival at 17 Sep 14, 16:15
TT 23 reviews
koresh
By GOLD 249
Published on 28th January 2021

Trip Report: TigerAir TT251 Sydney (SYD) - Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL)


This is a 2014 trip report of a visit to Melbourne.

Flight details:
Airline: TigerAir
Flight No: TT251 SYD - MEL
Reg: VH-VNJ
Aircraft : Airbus A320
Departure Sydney (SYD) Terminal 2: 2:40 PM
Arrival Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) Terminal 4: 4:15 PM


Introduction


I went to work in the morning by train carrying my handbag for a short trip.


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Train Ride to Airport


I had completed the check-in prior to arriving at the airport. Caught Airport line train from Wynyard passing Circular Quay.


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View of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House from Circular Quay station.


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Check-IN and Security


As I had completed check-in and printed boarding paper, I went to security after arriving at the airport. Security check was not busy. I was soon the food court for some meal before boarding flight.


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Planespotting


View of tarmac from the food court.


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Video: View from food court



Jetstar taxing to runway.


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Walking close to gate area


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Jetstar Airbus A321


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Jetstar Airbus A320


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Video: Spotting



Gate empty with aircraft details and stop markings


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View of Domestic terminal used by Virgin Australia.


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Jetstar Airways Airbus A320


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Waiting Area


View of the waiting area while waiting for the aircraft to arrive.


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Gate 58 empty was it await the aircraft.


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Tigar airways getting ready for pushback


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Boarding


Tiger Airways VH-VNJ marshalled to gate.


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Video: Aircraft marshalled to gate



As passengers disembarked from the flight. Queue was formed for boarding pass check at gate 58.


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I joined the queue to board.


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Boarding paper was scanned and allowed to proceed. Boarding would be using stairs as I was seated in the rear section. Boarded the aircraft from the rear stairs. Upon entering aircraft, boarding paper was checked by crew to confirm passenger had boarded the correct flight. As I was travelling light, I had my bag put in the overhead bin. Took my assigned seat.


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Window View


Boarding was completed soon and ground crew cleared the stairs and other equipment.


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Video: Window view preparing for departure



Pushback and Takeoff


Pushback commenced shortly after passengers had boarded and doors were closed. After a long taxi to runway 34R. Took off in the Northern direction then turned East towards Tasman sea.


Video: Departure



Window view


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Video: Wollongong in view as flight heads South



Seat View


TigerAir operated all economy seating A320 aircrafts. Seating was 3-3.  Seats on this aircraft were made of cloth.


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Safety Card in seat pocket.


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Safety Card and Menu


Each seat had safety card and menu. On board purchase service commenced after attaining cruise altitude.


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TigerAir Safety card issue 6.


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Took picture of the safety card.


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Cabin View


View of all economy cabin onboard TigerAir.


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Seating spacing was adequate.


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Window View


Entertainment on board was reading or viewing outside the window.


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Towns of South Coast in view,


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Heading inland.


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Cloudy heading South towards ACT.


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Cabin View


Passengers resting.


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Food tray.


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Flight was full even thought it was midweek.


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As view outside was blocked by clouds, checked the safety card.


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Inside the safety card


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Back of the card


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Food Menu


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Tigershop merchandise


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Tigerair aircraft model for sale


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Arrival


Sydney - Melbourne is a short 1hr 30 min flight. Soon was arrival time in Melbourne. Crew cleared the rubbish and prepared the aircraft for arrival.


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Video: Taxi to terminal.

Landed on runway 27 and taxied towards the terminal.



Terminal 4 was under-construction. Aircraft was parked on the tarmac.


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Disembarkation would be using the stairs.


Disembarkation and EXIT


After disembarking, walked to towards the terminal. As I had not bags to pick. I walked outside towards the international terminal.


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Took the Skybus to Southern Cross station.


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Southern Cross Station


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Vline train


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Video of Vline train



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Verdict

Tiger Airways Australia

5.8/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew6.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Sydney - SYD

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Melbourne - MEL

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

TigerAir was airline of choice for this trip due to price and time convenience. My only expectation from this flight was to arrive on time, which did happen. Overall a satisfactory flight.

Information on the route Sydney (SYD) Melbourne (MEL)

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