Review of Jetstar Airways flight Melbourne Sydney in Economy

Airline Jetstar Airways
Flight JQ504
Class Economy
Seat 29F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:00
Take-off 29 Nov 13, 09:30
Arrival at 29 Nov 13, 10:30
JQ 44 reviews
By GOLD 554
Published on 18th February 2022

Trip Report: Jetstar Airways JQ504 Melbourne - Sydney

Flight Details:
Airline: Jetstar Airways
Flight No. JQ504
Reg : VH-VQZ
Aircraft: Airbus 320-232
Departure Melbourne (MEL) : 09:05 AM (Actual :9:30)
Arrival Sydney (SYD) : 10:30 AM (Actual :10:50)
Time : 01h 20m
Distance : 617 km or 383 miles


This is the 2013 return trip from Melbourne, Read the inbound report: Jetstar Airways JQ517 Sydney - Melbourne

After few days in Melbourne,  It was time to return to Sydney.

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I took a train to Southern Cross Station.

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After deboarding, walked to Skybus departure area.

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Arrival at Airport

Reached airport on time and walked towards Qantas Domestic Terminal towards the end of the building. Took escalator for departure area/

Check-in and Security

I had checked for the flight online and stored the boarding pass in phone. As I carrying handbag, headed towards security. Was pulled for additional patting check and then allowed to continue.

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Departure Area

After security check, I went to food court to have breakfast before boarding. Qantas terminal has a view of airside from the food court.


View of airside while having breakfast.

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Qantas B737, 767 and A330

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Jetstar A320 and Qantaslink Dash serving Victorian regional destinations.

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Preparing for next flight

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East-West runway in use for domestic departures

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Dash at gates

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Qantas fleet missing A380 and B747

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After breakfast, it was close to departure time.

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Qantas B767 pushback

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Video: Qantas B767 pushback

Pushback completed, ready to taxi.

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Embraer E190 ready for departure

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Dash pushback

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Dash lineup

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Empty pier waiting for aircraft

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View of jetstar A320

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reaching gate.

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Qantas A330 being push-backed.

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Video: Qantas Airbus A330 pushback

Qantas Oneworld Livery A330 taxies

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View of old and new logo

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View of Jetstar tail

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VH-VQZ arriving at the gate

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Park infront of boarding area.

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Boarding would be via stairs.

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After passengers had disembarked and cleaned. Boarding call was made. Boarding pass was checked and allowed to proceed towards aircraft.
As I was seated in the rear section, walked towards the aircraft to board from the rear stairs.

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Crew was at the boarding and directed towards the seat. Seated in the 2nd last row, I was in the assigned seat in no time.

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Cabin view as aircraft was filling.

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Empty seats as other passengers still to board.

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Video: Cabin View

Safety card in seat pocket

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Departure lineup. Aircraft holding for their turn to depart.

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Legroom - enough for me. I stowed the bag under the seat.

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Window view on a wet day.

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Windows open

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Jetstar to Gold Coast

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Fueled up for departure

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Video: Taxi and Takeoff

Due to wet weather, waiting for turn to depart.

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Into clouds

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Visibility was low.

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Rising above the clouds

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Video: Window View

Attaining cruise altitude

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Cabin View

Crew conducted Buy On Board service [BOB] after departure.

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Video: Cabin View

Jetstar Airways A320 Safety Card

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Closeup view

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Reading material

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Inflight magazine

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Jetstar information

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Route information

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Rested for the remaining flight, soon it was time to land.

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Approaching Sydney

It was cloudy most of the time. Time passed quickly and Pilot announced descent. View of Olympic Park stadium.

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Aircraft would approach from North.  Western suburbs from window view.

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Turning over the Northern suburbs to landing on runway 16R.

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View of inner Sydney suburbs on approach

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Video: Approaching Sydney

few minutes to touchdown.

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IKEA - Tempe in view.

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Landing soon.

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Video: Landing

Taxi to Gate

Rain in Sydney

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Exiting runway

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Using rapid taxiway to exit.

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Heading towards gate

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View of Sydney air control tower

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Air New Zealand taxies to International Terminal holding for Qantas B767 to land.

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Qantas B767

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Arrived at gate on time, after exiting , view of aircraft.

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JQ VH-VQZ readying for new flight

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Exiting Airport

Walking towards the exit. With only a handbag, was soon in the arrivals area.

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Exited the airport and walked to domestic station to catch train to Central Station.

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Reached home at night after work.

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Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.

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Jetstar Airways

Cabin crew7.5
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Melbourne - MEL


Sydney - SYD



Jetstar Airways provided satisfactory service, flight departed and arrived on time . BOB service was available which I did not require. Melbourne Qantas terminal caters to domestic travel, Had enough food and other stores to spend time.

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 33 reviews of 4 airlines on the route Melbourne (MEL) → Sydney (SYD).


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