Review of Jetstar Airways flight Hobart Sydney in Economy

Airline Jetstar Airways
Flight JQ720
Class Economy
Seat 24F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:50
Take-off 05 Jan 23, 13:35
Arrival at 05 Jan 23, 15:25
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Published on 23rd April 2023

Jetstar Airways JQ720 Hobart to Sydney

Flight Details:
Airlines: Jetstar Airways
Flight: JQ720 HBA - SYD
Aircraft: Airbus A320-232
Class: Economy
Departure Hobart International Airport: 1.35pm
Arrival Sydney Airport Terminal 2: 3.25pm
Flight time: 1 hours 50 mins
Distance: 1058 kilometres or 571 miles

Video: Jetstar Airways JQ720 Hobart to Sydney


This is a return flight trip report is from Jan 2023. Having spent New Year in Tasmania, it was time to return back to Sydney.
For Sydney to Hobart, read the below link: 
Jetstar Airways JQ719 Sydney to Hobart


I had checked in for this flight day earlier.

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Checked Flightradar24 for incoming flight details. Hobart has most flights to Melbourne and Only international destination is New Zealand. Aircraft operating Sydney flight would be arriving on time.

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Arriving at Airport

I checked out from motel and then picked some bakery food in Hobart.

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Chicken pie

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Cake and other sweets.

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Filled tank before reaching airport. Reached the Rental car parking, cleared items from the car. Walked to the Terminal building which is nearby. Returned the key in dropbox.

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Check-in for this flight was through self check kiosk.

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I entered the details and got boarding pass and baggage tag.

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Dropped bag at the check-in counter and was now free to walk about.

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View of car rental counters.

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Flight schedule

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Baggage claim area for arriving passengers.

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Check-in was in progress for the flight. Decided to complete security and sit in waiting area to have food.

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Check-in queue was short, was out in the waiting area soon.

Departure Waiting area

Passengers of 3 flight filled the waiting area. Found a seat to have food while viewing the outside activities.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas on tarmac.

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Within few minutes, VA to Melbourne pushed back.

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Waiting area

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Boarding gates

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Arrival schedule

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Departure schedule

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Jetstar Airways JQ721 arrived from Sydney.

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Boarding for the flight started on time. As I was close to the gate, followed signs to the boarding area.

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Flight and direction sign

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Queue formed to board

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I joined queue and had the boarding pass scanned.

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Exited the terminal and walked towards the parked aircraft. As I was seated in the rear section entered aircraft from the rear stairs.

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On entering the aircraft, was greeted by crew and boarding pass was checked. Was directed to seat. Found my seat, placed my handbag in the overhead storage and sat in the window seat.

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As boarding was in progress, watched outside the window.

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Seat pocket

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Pushback and Taxi

Boarding completed on time, Crew closed the overhead storage.

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Jetstar arrives as JQ720 is pushed back.

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Crew performed safety demonstration as the aircraft pushback and taxi started.

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Aircraft would be departing from Runway 12.

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Video: Jetstar Airways JQ720 Hobart to Sydney flight route

Watch the flight route in the video below:

Aircraft performed a 180 degree turn to line up for departure.

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Heading South, flew over the Seven Mile Beach

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Gaining altitude

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Flying North after reaching cruising altitude.

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SEAT Pocket Material

Seat pocket contained the safety card, menu and air sickness bag.

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Jetstar Airbus A320-200 safety card

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Inflight Service and Entertainment

Flying over the Tasman coastline as Inflight service commenced. Inflight Buy on Board was available for those wishing to purchase.

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Over the Tasman sea

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Window shade down and leather seat

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After about 20 minutes of flying over Tasman sea, flew passed the Victoria coastline.

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Continuing North, Flew over Canberra, which was hidden under the clouds.

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Pilot announced aircraft would be arriving on time. Crew informed to prepare cabin for landing.

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Flying over North West Sydney

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Aircraft approached from North to land on runway 16R.

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Qantas Airbus A380 taxies, landing was smooth.

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Exiting the runway

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Passengers seated as aircraft taxies to gate.

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Delayed Disembarkation

It was a windy day in Sydney, due to high winds. Disembarkation would be through the forward door. A few minutes delay was announced to unload the bag and balance the weight.

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Bag unloading in progress. It started to rain heavy as the bags were removed.

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Passengers were allowed to disembark from the front door.

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Entering the terminal

While disembarking, thanked the crew and entered the terminal building.

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Aircraft docked at Gate 57

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View of aircraft: VH-VFL

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Flight landed on time.

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Aircraft rotation for the day.

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Baggage Claim

Walked towards the baggage claim after arriving.

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Shops while exiting

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Walking towards baggage claim 4.

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Exiting Airport

Collected bag and walked to the long term parking bus stop. Waited for the bus to take to the car park to pick vehicle and head home.

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


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Jetstar Airways

Cabin crew7.0
Buy-on-board menu5.0

Hobart - HBA


Sydney - SYD



Jetstar Airways flight was on time departure and arrival. As service was Buy on Board, I did not purchase anything. Entertainment was use personal device, look out of the window or rest. Overall was a satisfactory flight.

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

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


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

La durée moyenne des vols est de 1 heures et 18 minutes.

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