Review of Tiger Airways Australia flight Sydney Melbourne in Economy

Flight TT271
Class Economy
Seat 15F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:35
Take-off 17 Apr 14, 18:10
Arrival at 17 Apr 14, 19:45
TT 30 reviews
By GOLD 236
Published on 2nd March 2022

Trip Report: Tiger Airways TT271 Sydney - Melbourne

Flight Details

Airline: Tiger Airways
Flight No. TT271
Reg : VH-VNB
Aircraft: Airbus 320-232
Departure Sydney: 06:10 pm
Arrival Melbourne: 07:45 pm
Time : 01h 35m
Distance : 713 km or 443 miles 


This report is from 2014 trip report. I was visiting Melbourne for a short visit.

Arriving at Airport

Arrived at airport by train after work.  Got off at domestic terminal and then proceeded to departure area.

CHECKIn and SEcurity

I had printed the boarding paper while checkin for the flight. Headed for security check.  Had some food before proceeding to gate.

Waiting Area

Boarding was not opened for the flight. Waited close to gate.

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View of Jetstar A320 boarding to Perth, Western Australia

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Flight details of JQ

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Boarding complete, Ready for pushback to Perth.

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Flight Schedule

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Boarding call was made, boarding paper was scanned and was allowed to continue on the aircraft.

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Crew checked boarding pass details and continued towards seat.

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Seating view - I had selected window view

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VIDEO: TigerAir TT 271 SYD - MEL Onboard

It was a full flight. Cabin filling with passengers,

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Seat pocket stocked with safety card

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Crew assisting passengers with bags

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More passengers boarding.

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Window view - Jetstar airways in special livery.

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Pushback and Taxi

Pushback commenced few minutes late as passengers were boarding late.

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Safety demonstration was manually conducted by crew.

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Cabin made ready for departure

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 Crew conducted safety check  and then took seats for departure.

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VIDEO: TigerAir TT 271 SYD - Mel taxi to runway


Departure for this flight was from runway 16L. It took almost 15 mins to reach the runway. Departure was towards South and then cruise altitude and onward to Melbourne.


Seat pocket contained Tigertales, Tigerbites and safety card

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Tiger Airways A320 safety card

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VIDeO: TigerAir TT 271 SYD - MEL Inflight


Crew conducted buy on board service, I did not require any things. Used tray to support the reading material.

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Leg space was enough for me.

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Tiger Airways A320, 3-3 seating in single aisle

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Landing in Melbourne

Time passed resting, Pilot announced descent to commence, crew collect cabin rubbish and then safety check.  Landing was smooth.

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Video: TigerAir TT 271 SYD - MEL arrival in Melbourne

Arrive at parking bay

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Disembarkation and eXIT Airport

Disembarkation was through stair and then walk to baggage collection. As I wasn't carrying check-in bag, exited terminal 4 without delay.

Walked towards the Virgin Terminal to buy SkyBus ticket. After reaching Southern Cross station, caught train to destination.

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Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.


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Tiger Airways Australia

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

Sydney - SYD


Melbourne - MEL



Tiger Airways was chosen for the price, Departure and arrival was ontime. On Board service was buy-on-board. Being flown domestically these aircraft do not have any inflight entertainment. Inflight magazine was provided for reading. Overall a satisfactory flight.

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 29 reviews of 5 airlines on the route Sydney (SYD) → Melbourne (MEL).


The airline with the best average rating is Qantas with 7.8/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 33 minutes.

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  • Comment 598429 by
    Pilpintu TEAM BRONZE 934 Comments

    Hello, Koresh

    Seating view - I had selected window view

    So... whatever happened to your window seat? :O How did you end up in the middle seat?

    I did not require any things. Used tray to support the reading material.

    That might explain why LATAM has kept their tray tables even after they replaced their meal service with a lousy cup of water.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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