Review of Jetstar Airways flight Melbourne Sydney in Economy

Airline Jetstar Airways
Flight JQ526
Class Economy
Seat 5A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 00:00
Take-off 17 Apr 21, 18:45
Arrival at 17 Apr 21, 18:45
JQ   #11 out of 14 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 39 reviews
By GOLD 217
Published on 6th June 2021

Trip Report: Jetstar Airways JQ526 Melbourne to Sydney

This report is from a trip in April 2021. This a return trip from Melbourne. 

Flight Details:

Airlines: Jetstar Airways
Flight :JQ526 MEL - SYD
Reg : VH-VGI
Aircraft: Airbus A320-200
Departure Melbourne (MEL) Terminal 4 : 6.45pm
Arrival Sydney (SYD): 7.47pm
Flight time : 0h 59m
Distance : 713 km or 443 miles

Trip Report Video: Jetstar Airways JQ526 Melbourne to Sydney

Transport to Airport

I took train from Noble Park station to Southern Cross.

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VIDEO: Train Ride

Had planned to visit a technology display, Being a rainy day, skipped and went to airport.

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From Southern Cross took the SkyBus to Airport. Bus had  handful of passengers.

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Got a nice view from the front seat.

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Video: Bus Ride

Arriving at Airport

Bus stopped at Terminal 3. Walked to terminal 4 after alighting the bus

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Self-check kiosk at Terminal 4

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Check-in and Security

Arrived at airport early even thought I had checked in early so as not to miss the flight.  I went to security as i didn't carry have check-in bag. Was soon in the departure area.

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Sunset in autumn

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Gate information on large screen

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Spotting jetstars at Terminal 4

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I had my dinner early

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Departure gate 48 displayed for flight to Sydney

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A short walk towards gate

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Boarding had commenced when i reached the gate.

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Boarding pass on mobile was scanned before being allowed outside.

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Crew was waiting at the door to welcome passengers and check seat numbers.

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I was sitting in the front of the cabin.  Neighbouring seat was vacant. It was mandatory to wear mask throughout the flight.

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Outside view was fogged till the doors were closed.

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Jetstar Airways Airbus A320-200 Safety card

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Buy on Board Menu

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Passengers boarded and doors were shut. Stairs were removed for departure.

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Pushback commenced on time. After a short taxi and hold, departed towards North from runway 34-16

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Inflight and Arrival

Flight was smooth on a clear night.  Cabin crew conducted Buy on Board service. I rested through the flight. Captain announced arrival would be early  while flying close to Canberra.

Landing was from South on Runway 34L and taxi was short to gate.

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Doors were opened after few minutes, according to quarantine rules.

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Exiting Airport

Exited airport and headed to catch train home.

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Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.


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Jetstar Airways

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

Melbourne - MEL


Sydney - SYD



Jetstar Airways met my requirements - depart and arrive on time. I was able to check-in using the internet and had boarding pass on my phone. I did not avail any other service, being a short flight. A satisfying trip.

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