Review of Jetstar Airways flight Sydney Melbourne in Economy

Airline Jetstar Airways
Flight JQ517
Class Economy
Seat 5F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 20 Mar 13, 14:15
Arrival at 20 Mar 13, 15:45
JQ 40 reviews
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By GOLD 212
Published on 14th August 2021

Trip Report: Jetstar Airways JQ517 Sydney - Melbourne


Flight Details:
Airline: Jetstar Airways
Flight No. JQ517
Reg : VH-VQP
Aircraft: Airbus 320-232
Departure Sydney (SYD) : 14:15
Arrival Melbourne (MEL) : 15:45
Time : 01h 35m
Distance : 713 km or 443 miles


Trip Report Video: Jetstar Airways JQ517 Sydney to Melbourne



Check IN


This trip report is a flight in 2013. I chose this flight to fly on A321, it wasn't going to be this time.

I had arrived early for the flight, as I was travelling light. Didn't have any issues with baggage.


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Terminal 2 - Tiger Airways, Virgin Australia Check-in counters


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security


Passed through security check without any issues. 


DEPARTURE AREA


I had meal before boarding the flight. View of airside while having meal.


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PlaneSPotting


Jetstar terminal with A320's


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Video: Thai Cargo departing Sydney



Jetstar Airways preparing for next flight.


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Watched a JQ A320 Pusbhback


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VIDEO: JQ Pushback



Walking towards departure gate


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Jetstar A320


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Close up of A320


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Starboard view of A320


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Preparing for next flight.


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Runway 25 was in use for departures


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Embraer in front of Sydney Air Control Tower.


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Jetstar Airways taxi to runway


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Air Pacific in old livery


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WaitING AREA


Headed towards the departure area.


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Queue formed for boarding.


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Qantas subsidiaries logos


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View towards the exit


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Gate information


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Boarding


JQ 517 Departing from Gate 55


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Joined the queue to have the boarding paper checked.


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Boarding was through airbridge and stairs.


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Airside view while waiting for queue to move.


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Queue formed for boarding.


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Close to stepping on the plane.


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OnBoard


Being seated in the front of aircraft. I was quickly in the allocated seat.


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Video: Onboard View



VIDEO: WAITING FOr PUSHBACK


With boarding almost complete. Waiting for pushback to commence.



Pushback and TAxi


Pushback commenced on time. After a long taxi to runway 34R


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Takeoff was towards the North and then a turn towards the Eastern Suburbs.


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Video: Departure



Suburb of Kurnell in view


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Over the Tasman sea


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Stablising on achieving cruise altitude


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VIDEO: Window VIEW



Turning West towards South Coast


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Sydney Airport in view above engine


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Inflight Entertainment AND ONBOARD SERVICE


Entertainment on board was in form of reading material


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Jetstar inflight magazine, entertainment guide, safety card


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Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 Safety Card


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Service on board was Buy on Board, Crew started the service after attaining cruise. Most passengers were resting, some had coffee.


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Inflight


Rested most of the flight, with occasional glance out of window.


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Seat view


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Cross cabin view


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Windows shades were kept down to block sun.


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Peek out of the window


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Cloudy closer to Melbourne.


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Melbourne Arrival


Captain came on mic to announce arrival.


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View of Melbourne suburbs


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Freeway view


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Video: Landing and Arriving at GATE



Arrived at gate


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EXiting AIRPORT


After disembarking, exited airport as I didnt have any check-in bag.Got outside and purchased Skybus ticket to city. After waiting for few mins bus arrived.


VIDEO: Bus Ride to Southern CRoss Station



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

Sydney - SYD

7.2/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Melbourne - MEL

6.6/10
Efficiency7.0
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

Jetstar was chosen for the trip to fly on a A321, which wasn't going to be the case for this trip. Being a short flight, service was buy on board. Flight departed and arrived on time.Overall the flight was satisfactory.

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