Review of Tiger Airways Australia flight Melbourne Sydney in Economy

Flight TT252
Class Economy
Seat 17D
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:25
Take-off 30 Jun 14, 15:30
Arrival at 30 Jun 14, 16:55
TT 30 reviews
koresh
By GOLD 124
Published on 13th March 2022

Trip Report: TigerAir TT252 Melbourne - Sydney


Flight details:
Airline: TigerAir
Flight: TT252 MEL - SYD
Reg: VH-VNJ
Aircraft : Airbus A320
Depart Melbourne Tullamarine ( MEL ) : 3:30 PM
Arrive Sydney Airport - Terminal 2 : 4:55 PM
Total time: 1 hour 35 mins


Introduction


This trip report is return flight in 2014. I was visiting Melbourne, read Trip Report: TigerAir TT251 Sydney - Melbourne


Arriving at Airport


I had bought a Skybus return ticket upon arriving at Melbourne. Used the same to board the bus. After arriving at airport, I had some food and then headed to TigerAir Terminal 4.


Check-in andSecurity


I had completed checkin and printed the boarding pass. As I was carrying handbag, I skipped Check-in and went to security. Security was completed in few minutes.


Boarding


After security, waited near the boarding gate. Boarding call was made on time. Boarding paper was scanned and allowed to enter the tarmac. Boarding from Terminal 4 was using stairs. I entered through the rear stair.


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OnBoard


Crew was at the entrance checking if passengers had boarded correct flight. Directed passengers to their seat. I was seated in the aisle seat as I did not select the seat at time of booking. Placed my handbag under the seat.


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Departure


Flight was full, Doors closed on time, Safety demonstration was conducted manually by crew. Pushback commenced on time. After a short taxi, departed from Melbourne. Seated in aisle, could not see outside view.


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sEAT Pocket MAterial


Seat pocket contained Tigertales and tigerbites along with safety card


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Tigertales and Tigerbites - BOB menu


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Tigertales - inflight magazine.


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Video: Inflight



Cabin Service


Crew commenced Buy on Board service after departure.


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Arriving in Sydney


Time passed quickly and soon aircraft was approach to Sydney. Crew conducted cabin check and clearing rubbish. Aircraft landed on runway 34L and taxied to gate. Arrived at gate, disembarkation was through aerobridge and stairs. I disembarked using stairs and then entered the terminal building. View of Jetstar Airways in special livery.


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Exiting Arrival


After disembarking, headed towards the exit.


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VIDEO: eXiting Arrival



Train Ride


As I did not have check-in bags, I walked towards the Domestic train station. Waited for few minutes, for train to Central.


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Changed trains at Central and boarded intercity on the way home.


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Verdict

Tiger Airways Australia

6.1/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Melbourne - MEL

6.8/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Sydney - SYD

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

TigerAir provided satisfactory service, I was able to arrive in Sydney on time. Onboard service was Buy On Board. As aircraft is used for domestic flight, entertainment was available. Wifi was not available in those days on board aircraft. Old Melbourne Terminal 4 is demolished, it did not have enough seating space when 3 flight were departing around same time. Overall Flight was ok.

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

The average flight time is 1 hours and 44 minutes.

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