Review of Jetstar Airways flight Sydney Hobart in Economy

Airline Jetstar Airways
Flight JQ719
Class Economy
Seat 8F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:50
Take-off 31 Dec 22, 06:10
Arrival at 31 Dec 22, 08:00
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By SILVER 524
Published on 14th April 2023

Jetstar Airways JQ719 Sydney to Hobart


Flight Details:
Airlines: Jetstar Airways
Flight: JQ719 SYD - HBA
Reg: VH-VQE
Aircraft: Airbus A320-232
Class: Economy
Departure Sydney Airport Terminal 2: 6.10am
Arrival Hobart International Airport: 8.00am
Flight time: 1 hours 50 mins
Distance: 1058 kilometers or 571 miles


Video: Jetstar Airways JQ719 Sydney to Hobart



Introduction


This trip report is from Dec 2022. I had a Jetstar voucher from previous flight - Virgin Australia VA492 Sunshine Coast to Sydney.


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Getting a rental car is expensive and not easy in Tasmania.


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After booking car rental, booked the flight and hotel.


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Flight details


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Booked additional checked bag and selected seats at booking time.


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Pre-Departure


Prior to departure, I received email from Jetstar Airways to check-in. Checked in flight  day before departure.


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Sent a copy to phone as well for backup


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Boarding pass on phone


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Instructions


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I would be driving car in Long term parking and then taking a shuttle to domestic airport. Paid for the car park online.


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Received email with details.


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Checked the flight information before departure. Flight departed on time being the first service of the day. Aircraft information was not available.


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Arriving at the AiRPORT


Started early from home at 4.30a.m. Reached the car park and then boarded shuttle bus.


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Being early morning, reached domestic terminal 2 in 20 minutes.


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Deboard bus and walked 2 mins to reach terminal.


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Entered the building headed upstairs for check-in.


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Check-in


As I had check-in online, used the self-check kiosk to print the baggage tag by scanning the QR code in the boarding pass saved on the phone.  After tagging the bag, joined the queue to drop bag. Took about 10 mins to complete the process.


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Security


Joined the security queue after check-in and passed without issue.


Departure


Took escalator down for the departure food court. Checked gate details.


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As it was still early, got a coffee from the food court to sip while waiting.


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Terminal 2 flight schedule


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Curfew till 6a.m, aircraft preparing for service. 3rd aircraft on the left is Jetstar Airways operating to Hobart.


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View of food court


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Walking towards the departure gate


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Shops yet to open


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Virgin Australia boarding gates


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Spent few minutes walking around, waiting for boarding to commence.


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PlaneSpotting


Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800


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Jetstar Airways Airbus A320-200


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View of boarding area


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Due to angle of parked aircraft. Registration wasn't visible.


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Boarding


Boarding gate 39 for the JQ Hobart flight. Boarding commenced on time and I joined the queue for boarding.


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Boarding pass on the phone was scanned and was allowed to continue towards aircraft.


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Boarding was through the front door.


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Walking towards the aircraft


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Onboard


Cabin crew at the door checked the boarding pass and directed passengers to their seats. I was seated in the front section and found my seat. Placed my bag in the overhead locker. My co-passengers had occupied their seats before and I moved into the window seat.


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As the aircraft was parked overnight, due on the window.


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PushbACk and Taxi


Door closed on time after boarding was complete. Seat belt symbol was turned on.


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Pushback commenced as safety instruction was demonstrated by crew.


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Instruction demonstrated manually. Crew conducted safety checks after the demonstration.


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Pushback


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Taxi towards runway


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Passed infront of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 while taxing.


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Departure


Held short of runway 16R for Batik aircraft to land.


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Jetstar Airbus to follow the Hobart flight


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Aircraft departed towards the South then turned East.


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Flying along the NSW South Coast


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City of Wollongong and Shellharbour


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Inflight


Crew announced Buy on Board Service would commence as aircraft attained cruising altitude.


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Seat Pocket MAterial


Seat pocket on the back of seat contained - Safety card, air sickness bag and menu. I had breakfast before arriving at airport and skipped the service.


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Menu


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Drinks


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Snacks


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Deals


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On Approach


Flight duration is short for this flight. Flying over clouds along the NSW -Victoria border and then over Tasman sea. Tasmania coastline was visible through cloud breaks.


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Aircraft flew inland for sometime.


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AppRoach


Pilot announced descent would commence soon.Aircraft would be approaching to land from South.


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Landing in hobart


Flying over the beach to land on runway 30.


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Landing felt smooth as I was seated in the front of the cabin.


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Short taxi towards terminal building.


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Reached the parking bay.


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Disembarkation


Passengers waiting for door to open.


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Disembarkation at Hobart airport through stairs.


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Front and rear doors used for disembarkation. Seated in the forward cabin used the front stairs to disembark.


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View of aircraft registration under the nose wheel.


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Welcome sign at Hobart Airport.


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Aircraft view from Terminal.


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Arrival


Walked passed the departing passengers towards exit.


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Walking out towards bag claim


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Bag claim on the other end of the terminal after passing check-in counters


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Car rental counters near the bag claim. While I was waiting for bag, I checked with the rentals if I could take the car early.


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Exiting the Terminal


Got the car key and bag, exited the terminal.


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Airport bus to city available outside the arrivals area.


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Rental car parking in on the right side after exiting the terminal.


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Found the car and loaded bag.


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Verdict

Jetstar Airways

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

Sydney - SYD

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Hobart - HBA

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Jetstar flight was on time, onboard service was buy on board and I didn't purchase onboard. Being a short flight, used personal device for entertainment or looked out of the window. Sydney Airport was efficient and toilets clean. Hobart being a regional airport is easy to navigate.
Overall a satisfactory trip

Information on the route Sydney (SYD) Hobart (HBA)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 4 avis concernant 3 compagnies sur la ligne Sydney (SYD) → Hobart (HBA).


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

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 52 minutes.

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    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6859 Comments
    Thanks for sharing! JQ always seem to be a good value. The BOB seems to have a lot of good options, which is important for an LCC that doesn't provide any free service as sometimes, even on short flights one may not have had time to eat at the airport beforehand if flying near a meal time.

    Hobart Airport seems like a pleasant little airport. Would love to see Tasmania on a future trip to Australia.

    Thanks for sharing!

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