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Hello and welcome to yet another Qantas domestic flight report!
As Australia has pretty much returned back to normal in almost every aspect (except opening our international borders) Mrs Tim84 and I decided to book a week long holiday in beautiful Sydney as we hadn't been since before the pandemic.
We arrived at Qantas' domestic terminal about an hour before departure, curious to see if passenger traffic had picked up since our last trip to Hobart.
We checked in our luggage, printed our boarding passes, cleared security and were through to airside in about ten minutes, leaving plenty of time to wander around and have a sticky beak into the comings and goings of a post-pandemic domestic terminal.
Not this trip, sorry Tassie bird!
Grabbed a quick bite from Hungrys in the food court - unfortunately most of the outlets were still shuttered despite an obvious increase in passenger numbers.
Terminal is still very empty compared to pre-2020 levels but definitely more buzzy compared to when we flew over the Xmas period last year.
We would be departing from Gate 24 today.
Boarding began approximately ten minutes before scheduled departure time and the flight was packed, although the ground crew did a very admirable job in getting everyone on board via the airbridge and rear door, which we boarded by.
Scored one of the newer 737s with the Boeing Sky Interiors and IFEs!
Seat pitch was 31" , PTVs worked on a gate to gate basis (but BYO headphones), and the plane was WI FI enabled which I LOVE about Qantas' domestic offering.
Pretty soon we had lift off! Snack and refreshment service started about ten minutes after the seatbelt sign was switched off (a lovely carrot and hummus dip and a choice of soft drink or juice together with a bottle of water).
Inflight over country NSW.
On approach to Sydney!
We touched down right on 3pm and were disembarking from the gate approximately 5 minutes later. Great job Qantas!
Nothing much to say about the crew - they were pleasant and efficient (if a little robotic) but it's pretty hard to provide great service when wearing face masks (which all passengers and crew were required to keep on throughout the duration of the flight).
Our luggage came out at around 3.20pm and off we went to begin our week long adventures in Sydney.
I'm always looking for a safe, comfortable and efficient flight whenever I fly with Qantas' domestic offering and this proved to be no different, inspite of the pandemic environment in which we flew in. The crew worked hard to settle the passengers during boarding, serve refreshments once we had taken off and then clear the cabin efficiently before arrival - all the while maintaining a great appreciation for social distancing and passenger safety.