Review of Jetstar Airways flight Melbourne Sydney in Economy

Airline Jetstar Airways
Flight JQ596
Class Economy
Seat 19A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:25
Take-off 03 Mar 13, 19:45
Arrival at 03 Mar 13, 22:10
JQ   #14 out of 19 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 38 reviews
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By GOLD 283
Published on 21st March 2021

Trip Report: JetStar Airways JQ596 Melbourne to Sydney


This trip report is from the return flight in 2013. Click link to read  the earlier flight : JetStar Airways JQ571 Sydney to Melbourne

Flight details:
Airline: Jetstar Airways [JQ]
Flight No: JQ596
Reg: VH-VGD
Aircraft: Airbus 320-232
Departure Melbourne (MEL) : 20:45
Arrival Sydney (SYD): 22:10
Time : 01h 35m
Distance : 713 km or 443 miles


RETURN FROM AIRSHOW



Returned from Airshow in the evening by train.


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Disembarked at Southern Cross station


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VLine train departing Southern Cross


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Took a suburban train to Flinder street station


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View of Southern Cross station on the way to Metro train.


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Had dinner before reaching hotel in city.


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After spending night in hotel, next day had meaLand roamed in city.


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Flight CHECK-IN


After spending day in Melbourne, waked to Southern Cross station to board the Skybus to Airport. I checked in for the flight and then passed security. I went around exploring the domestic airport.


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I heard girls yelling " Justin" while walking past me. I didn't know what it was about. Later found it was Justin Beiber show in town Picture below


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PlaneSpotting


It was a sunny day in Melbourne, Nice golden time to take photos.

Qantas Boeing 737-800


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Qantas Boeing 767-300


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Airside view of Domestic Terminal


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Front view of Boeing 767-300


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Backlit Boeing 737-800


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I walked towards Jetstar gate


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Qantas Boeing 767-300's, 737-800 and Dash 8-400


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Jetstar gates on the other pier


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Walking towards gate


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Shops in Domestic section


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View of Qantas Airbus 330-300


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Jetstar Airways, second aircraft operating to Sydney.


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Ready for pushback


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VIDEO: Qantas Airbus A3300 pushback



Taxi to runway


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Towards Waiting Area


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Video: Departure Announcement



Boarding time was approaching.


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Boarding CALL


I reached near the gate and waited for boarding call.


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Boarding call was made and waited in queue to have boarding pass checked.


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WALK to Aircarft


Jetstar Airways VH-VGD was operating JQ596 from Melbourne to Sydney.


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Seated in the rear section, Boarding by stairs.


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OnBoard


Cabin view of Airbus A320


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Seats filling up.


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VIDEO: ONBOARD



Overhead bins were closed as departure procedures were being completed.


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Window view as boarding was complete and flight was ready for pushback.


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DEPARTURE


All overhead bins were closed. Crew carried out manual safety demonstration, followed by check.


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Pushback had commenced followed by short taxi to main runway, Departed towards West then turning North towards Sydney. Being a night flight, cabin lights were on throughout. There was no outside view as flight was inland over Victoria and NSW.


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Seat view


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Inflight


Reading material in seat pocket


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Safety card, Inflight guide and magazines


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Jetstar magazine


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Safety Card


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Jetstar Airbus A320 safety card


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In closed position


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Tray table opened


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Seating pocket was plastic on this flight, clever use of space.


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VIDEO: Inflight



On attaining cruise altitude, seat belt signs were off. Crew began buy on board service.


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Arrival


Flight was uneventful, shortly descend commenced. Landed from the South on runway 34L and taxied to gate.


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VIDEO: Arriving at GaTE



Disembarkation commenced after the gates opened. Walked down the stair from the rear door.


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Jetstar A320 after arrival.


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Exiting the gate area.


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Gate 57 for next flight


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Flight was terminating as there no departure listed.


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Exiting Airport


Walked towards the exit and continued to the train station.


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This is the end the flight report.

Thanks for reading.

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Verdict

Jetstar Airways

6.5/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Melbourne - MEL

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

Sydney - SYD

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

Conclusion

Jetstar Airways was chosen for the time convenience. Flight departed and arrived on time, Onboard service was buy on board. As I knew about this was prepared. For a short flight, reading material was adequate to keep me entertained.

I was able to complete my holiday as planned. I had a satisfactory flight

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

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