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
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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


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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Onboard


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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Departure


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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Verdict

Jetstar Airways

6.1/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Melbourne - MEL

6.8/10
Efficiency7.0
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness7.0

Sydney - SYD

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

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.

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 28 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Melbourne (MEL) → Sydney (SYD).


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