Review of Qantas flight Alice Springs Sydney in Economy

Airline Qantas
Flight QF791
Class Economy
Seat 17A
Aircraft Boeing 737-800
Flight time 02:50
Take-off 21 Dec 22, 11:50
Arrival at 21 Dec 22, 16:10
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Published on 16th March 2023

QANTAS QF791 Alice Springs TO SyDney

Flight Details:
Airlines: Qantas
Flight: QF791 ASP - SYD
Aircraft: Boeing 737-838
Class: Economy
Departure Alice Springs Airport: 11.50am
Arrival Sydney Airport Terminal 3: 4.10pm
Flight time: 2 hours 26 mins
Distance: 2021 kilometers or 1255.79 miles

Video: QANTAS QF791 Alice Springs TO SyDney


This trip report is from Dec 2022. This trip report concludes the "Great Aussie Fly" series.
I drove to Uluru next day from Alice Springs.

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I started drive at 10.30 am from Alice Springs

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Long drive

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Emus in Erldunda

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Best humps in the outback

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Uluru [Ayers Rock]

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Sunrise viewing area

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I returned back to hotel at 1.30a.m and slept till late morning. Next day, I stayed indoors till late afternoon, it was very hot almost 35 degrees during day time. Stepped out the wash car and local sightseeing.

Alice Springs Local Sightseeing

Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park

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Alice Springs sunset

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After car wash, had dinner.  Filled fuel for next day.


Logged in Qantas website to check-in.

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I had bid for business class upgrade, wasn't successful.

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Aircraft on this route - Boeing 737-800

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Completed the check-in in few seconds.

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Pre-departure information

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Baggage information

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Read the FAQ

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I tracked the arriving flight before heading to airport

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Qantas VH-VXF would be operating the Alice Springs service.

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Arriving at Airport

Loaded bag in car and set out towards airport. Alice Springs airport is situated 15 kms from town.  I started early around 8.00am even though the hotel checkout time was 10.00am.

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I knew the route to airport, GPS set for photo.

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No traffic and road is straight.

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Took about 20 mins to reach car park. Photo of mileage.

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I had full insurance with 0 excess. As always, conducted inspection of vehicle and locked the car.

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Stepping out of the car, it was very hot.

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Walking towards terminal. It was hot and temp was rising.

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Inside Terminal

I dropped the car key and waited for check-in to open.

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Check-in opened around 9.30 am. A small queue formed to drop bag.

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I joined the queue and dropped bag. Received boarding pass.

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Baggage receipt

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Flight Schedule

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View of the rental car counters. After check-in, passed security.

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Completed security and was in the departure area

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Departure area divided in two. Left side was Virgin Australia waiting area.

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Centre was a cafe and bar.

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Right side was Qantas / Alliance Airlines waiting area

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Plenty of time for boarding.

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QF791 departing gate 8

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WAIT for Boarding

Like most other passengers, I went to cafe for coffee.

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Hot day in Alice Springs

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Coffee sipping

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Airside view - Aircraft had arrived.

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It was almost boarding time. Walked towards the gate area. Boarding had commenced soon after I reached the waiting area.

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Qantas Club Lounge next to waiting area.

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I joined the queue and on my turn scanned the boarding pass .

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Outside in the terminal, walking towards aircraft.

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Seated in the middle, I boarded from the rear stairs.

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Settled in the seat.

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Waiting for boarding to complete.

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PusHbACK, TAXi and Departure

Boarding completed, Captain and crew welcomed passengers. In few minutes, engine spooled and aircraft turned towards taxiway.

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Hand rest control for channel and volume. Flight was full, lucky to have middle seat empty.

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Crew conducting safety check.

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Safety video was played on drop down screen as the aircraft taxied.

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Long taxi

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Incoming aircraft

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Holding for incoming aircraft from Melbourne.

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Turning 360 degrees to line up with runway

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Rotating with view of stored aircraft.

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View of Alice Springs airport, heading East towards New South Wales[NSW].

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SEAT Pocket MAterial [SPM]

Seat pocket contained Safety card, Inflight magazine and air sickness bag

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Qantas Boeing 737-800 safety card

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Full view

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Inflight magazine

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Cabin announcement was made, aircraft was WiFi enabled. Complementary WiFi was available.

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Connected to WiFi, chatting and using Flightradar24 to check location.

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Outside view over Simpson desert.

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Cabin Service

Cabin crew commenced service 45 mins after departure.

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Outside view, waiting to be served.

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Meal was Chicken Panini, asked for coke for drink and water.

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Open box

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Crew checked if anyone wanted a second serve. I took a second serve as I was feeling hungry.

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Second serve before disappearing.

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Boxes ready for disposal.

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Flying over North West NSW.

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Flight route

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Greenery increasing over South Central NSW.

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Bankstown Airport - View of South West Sydney, Soon it was time for landing. Captain announced descend commencing soon. Rubbish collected and safety check conducted by crew.

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Landing in Sydney

Aircraft flew over Granville and Parramatta to reduce altitude. Turned East to line with runway 16R. Seated on left side, view of Sydney CBD.

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View of the under-construction motorway airport connector on approach.

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Landing on runway 16R

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REX Airlines holding for incoming Jetstar Airways Boeing 787

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Taxi to gate.

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Qantas Airbus A380 taken to hanger.

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Flight information

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Aircraft rotation

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Shortly after arriving at gate, disembarkation commenced.

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Waiting for others to disembark.

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Walking towards exit door.

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Aerobridge to disembark the aircraft

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Entered the Terminal 3

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Direction towards baggage claim

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Qantas Departure check-in was quiet.

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Escalator downstairs towards baggage claim area.

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Bags arriving on baggage belt 5.

As I was walking towards the belt, walked past Sydney Sixers players which had lost badly in Big Bash League few days earlier. I haven't followed cricket for years, I was trying thinking which team is it as I didn't recognise the players.

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Waiting for bag to arrive.

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Waiting for bag

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Exiting TeRminal

Stepping outside the terminal. Checked the temperature. Weather was pleasant.

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I missed the Long term car park bus and waited for the next one to arrive. While waiting, I noticed the staff taking photos with the players. I checked on chat to find which team was it. Got updated cricket results.

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Bus arrived full. Got on board and disembarked at bus stop and headed towards the car.

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I wanted to reach home early, Being peak hour, decided to take  the motorway. Still faced traffic and traffic crawled and stopped due to congestion.It took almost an hour to reach.

The "Great Aussie Fly" series ends here.

I hope you enjoyed reading this trip report.  Thanks for reading the report and watching the video.


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Cabin crew8.0

Alice Springs - ASP


Sydney - SYD



The Qantas "Great Aussie Fly" experience was excellent. I had flown on different aircraft and travel classes. Had no issues with service, bags or delays.

In this flight, aircraft departed and arrived on time. Ground and cabin crew were professional, I didn't require any special service.
Entertainment was available through drop down screen. No headphones were provided. Due to the WiFi being available, personal entertainment was sufficient. Having started early, I was happy with the meal service as I was hungry as I planned to eat after reaching Sydney.

Overall I had a pleasant experience flying domestically with Qantas.

Information on the route Alice Springs (ASP) Sydney (SYD)

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La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Qantas avec 7.8/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 2 heures et 48 minutes.

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