Review of Jetstar Airways flight Sydney Melbourne in Economy

Airline Jetstar Airways
Flight JQ571
Class Economy
Seat 20B
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:35
Take-off 02 Mar 13, 06:00
Arrival at 02 Mar 13, 07:35
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Published on 20th March 2021

Trip Report: JetStar Airways JQ571 Sydney to Melbourne

I'm writing this trip report from 2013.  I flew to Melbourne to watch the airshow.

Flight Details:
Airline: Jetstar Airways
Flight No. JQ571
Reg : VH-VGY
Aircraft: Airbus 320-232
Departure Sydney(SYD) : 06:00 AM
Arrival Melbourne (MEL) : 07:35 AM
Time : 01h 35m
Distance : 713 km or 443 miles

Check-IN and Security

This was a early flight, after the curfew lifts in Sydney. I arrived at the airport by train.  Having booked the ticket early and checked online. I was able to complete check-in quickly.

Travelling light for a short trip, I completed security and was in the departure area.


Had my breakfast at the fast-food store. View while waiting. View from the food court.

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Preparing for the day ahead

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After breakfast, I reached gate area and waited.

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Boarding call was made, stood in queue to get the boarding pass checked.

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Flight was full, I got a middle seat in front of the cabin.

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VIDEO: WAiting for PusHBACK

OnBoard View

My neighbour had not boarded.

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Leather seats - Black and Orange colours of Jetstar Airways

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Window View while waiting for boarding to complete

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Boarding completed on time, Crew conducted safety demonstration manually. After a short taxi to runway 16R. Departed towards South towards Melbourne.

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CABIN Service

Preparing for duty free sales, I had my breakfast early. I skipped the Buy on Board service.

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WindOW View

Being an early flight, Got to view of sunrise over the coast

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Morning light over the clouds.

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VIDEO: Inflight

Jetstar logo

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Cabin Sideview

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Reading material in seat pocket

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Safety card

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Jetstar A320 safety card closeup

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Meal tray

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Cabin View

Jetstar Airways A320 cabin view

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Onboard sales had commenced.

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Arrival in Melbourne

Descend was announced after completion of duty free service was over. Crew conducted checks and took seats for landing. Arrived in Melbourne on time.

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As it was dark in the morning, couldn''t see the registration. Jetstar Airways VH-VGY operated the Sydney to Melbourne flight.

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Qantas at the next gate

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Waiting area

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Windows to watch outside view

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Exiting Airport

As I didnt have check-in bag, I continued walking towards exit.

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Bus to City

As Melbourne doesn't have a train station. Choice is to take a taxi or Skybus to city Waling to skybus kiosk.

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Buying Bus Ticket

Reached Skybus Kiosk to buy Bus ticket.Fare to City was $17 and return fare was $28. I got the return fare as I would be returning back next day.

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Shuttle bus to Long term parking also arrives here.

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OnBoard Bus

Boarded the bus to Southern Cross Station to catch train.

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View on board

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View of Melbourne CBD from Tullamarine Freeway

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Southern Cross STATION

Deboarded at Southern Cross station. Bought a return ticket to Lara station.

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Melbourne trains

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Arrived on the platform to catch Vline train

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Vline Train to Geelong passing Lara

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Boarded the train, which has free seating.

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Outside view from departing train.

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Melbourne's Western suburbs

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Arriving at Lara Station, waiting to cross train after train passed.

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Reached the Avalon airshow around 10.30-11a.m

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Jetstar Airways

Cabin crew7.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Sydney - SYD


Melbourne - MEL



Jetstar Airways was chosen for competitive fare compared to other options. Flight arrived and departed on time. Being a Low Cost Carrier of Qantas, service was Buy on Board. Entertainment was Pay by use. I had a satisfactory flight.

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

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 31 avis concernant 6 compagnies sur la ligne Sydney (SYD) → Melbourne (MEL).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Qantas avec 7.8/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 32 minutes.

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