Review of Tiger Airways Australia flight Sydney Melbourne in Economy

Flight TT507
Class Economy
Seat 6C
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:35
Take-off 22 Apr 13, 05:50
Arrival at 22 Apr 13, 08:25
TT 25 reviews
koresh
By GOLD 130
Published on 15th November 2021

Trip Report: Tiger Airways TT507 Sydney - Melbourne


Flight Details:
Airline: Tiger Airways
Flight No. TT507
Reg : VH-VND
Aircraft: Airbus 320-232
Departure Sydney: 06:50 am
Arrival Melbourne: 08:25 am
Time : 01h 35m
Distance : 713 km or 443 miles


Introduction


This report is from 2013 trip to Melbourne.Tiger Airways was offering good price, I had booked the flight for the price.


Arrival AT AIRPORT


I checked online for this trip.  I was travelling with carry-on bag for this trip. Arrived at airport by train and then proceeded to departure level.


Check-IN and SEcurity


I had boarding pass printed, headed to security, queue was short and was soon the departure area.


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Planespotting


View of Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 you can see different tails branding.


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I checked the gate number and it would be bus gate. Proceeded towards gate area.


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View of Virgin Australia


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It was a early morning departure for Melbourne. Waiting for curfew to lift for air-side operations to commence.


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Towards Bus Gate


Took escalator down towards the gate


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Boarding AREA


Boarding commenced.


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Boarding pass was scanned and was allowed to exit terminal and get on bus.


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Boarding


After a short bus ride, reached the aircraft parked in remote bay.


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VH-VND to Melbourne on rainy winter morning.


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OnBoard


Crew was waiting at the door, checking the boarding pass and directing towards seat. I was seated in aisle seat. Boarding was completed upon all passengers boarding and occupying the allocated seat. Crew closed the doors and performed manual safety demonstration. Taxi commenced after pushback.


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Departure


After short taxi towards runway 16R, departure was towards South and climb to cruising altitude.


SEatMAterial


View of tray table in close position, with safety card and menu in seat pocket.


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Tiger Airways menu card


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Safety card


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Onboard SErvice


Service was Buy on Board [BOB], as I had breakfast before boarding. I rested for the remainder of flight. Being a short trip and early morning as short snooze, refreshed me for day ahead.


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Video: Cabin view



The overhead locker was full, I kept bag under seat. Cloth seats on this aircraft.


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Arrival in Melbourne


Time passed quickly, Pilot informed aircraft would be commencing descend and to prepare cabin to landing.

Landed smoothly and taxied to remote bay.


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Disembarkation was through the front and rear door. I was seating in the forward section and disembarked from front door.


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Tiger Airways VH-VND serviced for next flight.


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Sistership waiting for crew


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Exiting Airport


Exited terminal after passing baggage collection. I did not have check-in bag was able to exit within few minutes of landing.


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SKYBUS TO SOUTHERN CROSS


After reaching the Virgin terminal, bought Skybus ticket to Southern Cross station.


VIDEO: SKybus Ride



TRAIN FROM SOUTHERN CROSS STATIOn


After de-boarding the bus, headed towards the  platform to catch train


VIDEO: MELBOURNE METRO



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Verdict

Tiger Airways Australia

6.0/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Sydney - SYD

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Melbourne - MEL

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

Conclusion

Tiger Airways was airline of choice due to fare and convenience, I did not utilise any onboard service. Entertainment was not available as the probably the aircraft is used for short flights. Overall satisfied with Tiger Airways.

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

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