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Flight: TT251 SYD - MEL
Aircraft : Airbus A320
Depart Sydney Airport - Terminal 2 : 2:40 PM
Arrive Melbourne Intl Airport - Tullamarine Terminal 4 : 4:15 PM
Total time: 1 hour 35 mins
This trip report is from 2014. I was travelling to Melbourne. I had chosen Tigerair due to fare and timing. I took train to Domestic Airport from work in City.
I had checked online for this flight and printed the boarding pass. I was carrying handbag and headed towards security. Completed security check and then went to food court.
After having food, I had time for planespotting. Aircraft had not arrived at gate.
Jetstar Airways pushback
Virgin Australia taxi to gate
Jetstar and Qantas towards runway 25.
Qantas A380 taxi
Runway 25 was used for landing and departure during winter.
Qantas Boeing 767-300 taxi in front of the terminal towards runway 25.
Virgin Australia departure
Tigerair taxis after landing on runway 25.
Aircraft to Melboune - VH-XUG with new branding Tigerair
Parks next Virgin Australia
Tiger airway was rebranding as Tigerair. Aircraft at gate after arriving from Melbourne.
Boarding call was made on time, Boarding pass was scanned and allowed to continue towards aircraft. Boarding was conducted using aerobridge. I found my seat and settled.
Window view while waiting for pushback.
Flight was full to Melbourne.
Leg space adequate for me.
Passengers still boarding.
Pushback commenced on time. After a short taxi, waited for aircraft to land.
Aircraft departed from runway 25 towards the west. Flying over Rockdale and South Western suburbs. Watch video to enjoy departure
Seat pocket contained the safety card and inflight magazine
TigerAir A320 safety card
Aircraft flew Southwards passing Wollongong and Port Kembla
Windows on Airbus A320
After flying South past Port Kembla, aircraft turned inwards towards Southern highlands. Crew commenced Buy on Board service after attaining cruise altitude.
During winter snow visible over Snowy Mountains
Cabin view after BOB service.
Cloudy below as aircraft approached Melbourne.
Cloud increases as aircraft flew over Victoria. Pilot announced descent would be commencing shortly,
Crew cleared rubbish and conducted safety check.
Aircraft landed on runway 27 and exited from last exit.
Disembarkation was from the front and rear stairs. Walked towards the exits as I did not have check-in bag. Exited Tiger Terminal and then walked few meters to Domestic terminal to catch SkyBus. Took SkyBus and then train from Southern Cross station to destination.
Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.
TigerAir offered good fare and convenient time for me. Flight departed and arrived on time. Service was BOB, entertainment was not available, neither was wifi. Being a short flight, none was required. Overall was a ok flight.