After few days in Melbourne, It was time to return to Sydney.
I took a train to Southern Cross Station.
After deboarding, walked to Skybus departure area.
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.
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.
Qantas B737, 767 and A330
Jetstar A320 and Qantaslink Dash serving Victorian regional destinations.
Preparing for next flight
East-West runway in use for domestic departures
Dash at gates
Qantas fleet missing A380 and B747
After breakfast, it was close to departure time.
Qantas B767 pushback
Video: Qantas B767 pushback
Pushback completed, ready to taxi.
Embraer E190 ready for departure
Empty pier waiting for aircraft
View of jetstar A320
Qantas A330 being push-backed.
Video: Qantas Airbus A330 pushback
Qantas Oneworld Livery A330 taxies
View of old and new logo
View of Jetstar tail
VH-VQZ arriving at the gate
Park infront of boarding area.
Boarding would be via stairs.
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.
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.
Cabin view as aircraft was filling.
Empty seats as other passengers still to board.
Video: Cabin View
Safety card in seat pocket
Departure lineup. Aircraft holding for their turn to depart.
Legroom - enough for me. I stowed the bag under the seat.
Window view on a wet day.
Jetstar to Gold Coast
Fueled up for departure
Video: Taxi and Takeoff
Due to wet weather, waiting for turn to depart.
Visibility was low.
Rising above the clouds
Video: Window View
Attaining cruise altitude
Crew conducted Buy On Board service [BOB] after departure.
Video: Cabin View
Jetstar Airways A320 Safety Card
Rested for the remaining flight, soon it was time to land.
It was cloudy most of the time. Time passed quickly and Pilot announced descent. View of Olympic Park stadium.
Aircraft would approach from North. Western suburbs from window view.
Turning over the Northern suburbs to landing on runway 16R.
View of inner Sydney suburbs on approach
Video: Approaching Sydney
few minutes to touchdown.
IKEA - Tempe in view.
Taxi to Gate
Rain in Sydney
Using rapid taxiway to exit.
Heading towards gate
View of Sydney air control tower
Air New Zealand taxies to International Terminal holding for Qantas B767 to land.
Arrived at gate on time, after exiting , view of aircraft.
JQ VH-VQZ readying for new flight
Walking towards the exit. With only a handbag, was soon in the arrivals area.
Exited the airport and walked to domestic station to catch train to Central Station.
Reached home at night after work.
Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading. :)
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.
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