Review of Virgin Australia flight Sydney Brisbane in Economy

Airline Virgin Australia
Flight DJ917
Class Economy
Seat 26A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 01:30
Take-off 23 Oct 10, 08:00
Arrival at 23 Oct 10, 08:30
VA 65 reviews
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By GOLD 229
Published on 11th November 2021

Trip Report:Virgin Blue Airlines DJ917 Sydney - Brisbane


Flight Details:
Airlines: Virgin Blue Airlines
Flight : DJ917 SYD-BNE
Reg : VH-VUR "Star City"
Aircraft: Boeing 737-8FE
Dep - SYD : 8:00 AM (EDST)
Arr - BNE : 8:3 AM
Flight time : 1h 5m
Distance : 453 miles / 728 km


Introduction


This trip report is from 2010. I had work related travel to Brisbane. Virgin Australia was formerly know as Virgin Blue Airlines due to trademark issue.


TRIP VIDEO: Virgin Blue Airlines DJ917 Sydney - Brisbane



Check-In


I arrived at airport on time by train. I had checked online and dropped bag at check-in counter.


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FIDS


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Security CHECK


Being weekend morning, not many travelers, passed security without delay.


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Planspotting


View of airside- mostly Virgin Blue Airline and Jetstar Airways


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Jetstar on other pier


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Pushback


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Virgin pushback


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Heading towards Virgin gates


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preparing for pushback


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Food court and shopping


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Jetstar preparing for pushback


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Qantas fleet


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Towards Jetstar Pier


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Jetstar Airways


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Jetstar taxis to terminal


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British Airways Boeing 747-400 arrives


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Jetstar special livery arrives


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taxis towards gate.


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Singapore Airlines A380 arrives


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Dash


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Returning towards gate area


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Jetstar arrived at gate


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Travelator


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Virgin Blue


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Dash 200


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Walking towards gate area


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Food court


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Korean Boeing 777 arrives


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Walking towards departure gate


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Virgin Blue


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Flight Schedule


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Flight


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arrived at gate


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Runway 34R departure to Melbourne


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Passengers disembarking flight


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Flight information


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Flight prepared for boarding


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Boarding


Boarding was called, queue was formed in front of gate area. Boarding pass was checked and allowed to head towards aircraft. Boarded using aerobridge and walked towards seat. Flight was full.


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Window view


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Pushback and Taxi


Pushback commenced on time, Crew manually demonstrated safety procedure.


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Taxi commenced.


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Following aircraft


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taxi towards runway 34R


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REX Airline Saab 340


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Long taxi to runway


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holding area


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Waiting for Qantas B737 to land


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View of taxing aircrafts


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Qantas Boeing 767 following


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Departure


Flying over Sydney CBD, Central station in view


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Sydney landmarks in 1 frame


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Flying close to Northern beaches


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Window view of Central coast


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SEAT POCKET MATERIAL


Seat pocket material on tray table


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Virgin had started services to Abu Dhabi


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Virgin Blue Airline Boeing 737-800 Safety Card


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middle


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back


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Closeup


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Open tray


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Inflight magazine


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Virgin Blue fleet information


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CAbin View


Service on board was Buy on Board [BOB]


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Window View


View of Northern NSW


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Legroom was enough for me.


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Seat was made of leather


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No IFE


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Over Queensland


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Increasing cloud


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Over Gold Coast


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View of Gold Coast


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Aprroaching Brisbane


Approach towards Brisbane airport was over sea.


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Landed smoothly and after a short taxi arrived at gate. Brisbane does not have daylight saving. Queensland being 1 hour behind NSW in summer. It was still 8.30 am on arrival.


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Disembarkation


Passengers disembarked from front and rear doors.


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Cabin view before disembarking from rear


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Arrived at gate 44


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Side view


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Virgin Blue Airlines VH-VUR "Star City"


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Entered terminal


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Flight schedule


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Waiting area


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View of aircraft from Sydney


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Embraer


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Walking towards exit


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Waited for few minutes to collect bag.


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Train to City


Brisbane has rail connection between city and airport.


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View of train station from arrival area


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Virgin Terminal


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Qantas Terminal


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Train to city and Gold coast


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QR citytrain


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Onboard


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Brisbane International stop


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Reached city by 9.30 am and was off to work.
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Verdict

Virgin Australia

6.1/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering5.0

Sydney - SYD

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Brisbane - BNE

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Virgin Blue Airline provided satisfactory service, Flight departed and arrived on time. Sydney domestic is easy to navigate, Brisbane has fast train to city and Gold coast, which is very convenient for travelers.

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