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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
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.
Terminal 2 - Tiger Airways, Virgin Australia Check-in counters
Passed through security check without any issues.
I had meal before boarding the flight. View of airside while having meal.
Jetstar terminal with A320's
Jetstar Airways preparing for next flight.
Watched a JQ A320 Pusbhback
Walking towards departure gate
Close up of A320
Starboard view of A320
Preparing for next flight.
Runway 25 was in use for departures
Embraer in front of Sydney Air Control Tower.
Jetstar Airways taxi to runway
Air Pacific in old livery
Headed towards the departure area.
Queue formed for boarding.
Qantas subsidiaries logos
View towards the exit
JQ 517 Departing from Gate 55
Joined the queue to have the boarding paper checked.
Boarding was through airbridge and stairs.
Airside view while waiting for queue to move.
Queue formed for boarding.
Close to stepping on the plane.
Being seated in the front of aircraft. I was quickly in the allocated seat.
With boarding almost complete. Waiting for pushback to commence.
Pushback commenced on time. After a long taxi to runway 34R
Takeoff was towards the North and then a turn towards the Eastern Suburbs.
Suburb of Kurnell in view
Over the Tasman sea
Stablising on achieving cruise altitude
Turning West towards South Coast
Sydney Airport in view above engine
Entertainment on board was in form of reading material
Jetstar inflight magazine, entertainment guide, safety card
Jetstar Airways Airbus A320 Safety Card
Service on board was Buy on Board, Crew started the service after attaining cruise. Most passengers were resting, some had coffee.
Rested most of the flight, with occasional glance out of window.
Cross cabin view
Windows shades were kept down to block sun.
Peek out of the window
Cloudy closer to Melbourne.
Captain came on mic to announce arrival.
View of Melbourne suburbs
Arrived at gate
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.
Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.
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.