Review of Tiger Airways Australia flight Sydney Melbourne in Economy

Flight TT251
Class Economy
Seat 23A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:25
Take-off 25 Jun 14, 15:30
Arrival at 25 Jun 14, 16:55
TT 30 reviews
koresh
By GOLD 116
Published on 13th March 2022

Trip Report: TigerAir TT251 Sydney - Melbourne


Flight Details:
Airline: TigerAir
Flight: TT251 SYD - MEL
Reg: VH-XUG
 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


Introdution


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.


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Check-In and Security


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.


PlaneSpotting


After having food, I had time for planespotting. Aircraft had not arrived at gate.


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Jetstar Airways pushback


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Video: Taxibot remote automated pushback of aircraft



Virgin Australia taxi to gate


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Virgin Airlines Boeing 737 pushback in action



Jetstar and Qantas towards runway 25.


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Qantas A380 taxi


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Video: Sydney Airport Rwy 25 in action



Runway 25 was used for landing and departure during winter.


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cathay Pacific taxi to runway 25-07



Qantas Boeing 767-300 taxi in front of the terminal towards runway 25.


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Virgin Australia departure


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Aircraft arrives


Tigerair taxis after landing on runway 25.


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Aircraft to Melboune - VH-XUG with new branding Tigerair


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Video: TigerAir VH-XUG Arrives



Parks next Virgin Australia


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Boarding


Gate information


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Tiger airway was rebranding as Tigerair. Aircraft at gate after arriving from Melbourne.


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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.


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Video: TigerAir TT251 SYD MEL - Boarding



Window view while waiting for pushback.


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Flight was full to Melbourne.


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Leg space adequate for me.


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Passengers still boarding.


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Pushback


Pushback commenced on time. After a short taxi, waited for aircraft to land.


Video: TigerAir TT251 SYD MEL - Taxi



Departure


Aircraft departed from runway 25 towards the west. Flying over Rockdale and South Western suburbs. Watch video to enjoy departure


Video: TigerAir TT251 SYD MEL - Gaining Altitude



Seat Pocket MAterial


Seat pocket contained the safety card and inflight magazine


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TigerAir A320 safety card


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Aircraft flew Southwards passing Wollongong and Port Kembla


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Windows on Airbus A320


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Video: TigerAir TT251 SYD MEL - Window View



Inflight


After flying South past Port Kembla, aircraft turned inwards towards Southern highlands. Crew commenced Buy on Board service after attaining cruise altitude.


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During winter snow visible over Snowy Mountains


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Video: TigerAir TT251 SYD MEL



Cabin view after BOB service.


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Cloudy below as aircraft approached Melbourne.


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Arriving in Melbourne


Cloud increases as aircraft flew over Victoria. Pilot announced descent would be commencing shortly,


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Video: TigerAir TT251 SYD MEL- Arriving in Melbourne


 Crew cleared rubbish and conducted safety check.



Aircraft landed on runway 27 and exited from last exit.


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Video: TigerAir TT251 SYD MEL-Taxi and Arriving at Parking bay



Disembarkation and Exiting Airport


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.

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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

7.2/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Melbourne - MEL

6.5/10
Efficiency6.5
Access6.5
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

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.

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

The contributors of Flight-Report published 28 reviews of 5 airlines on the route Sydney (SYD) → Melbourne (MEL).


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