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Virgin Blue Airlines VH-VUV DJ986 Brisbane - Sydney | 2011 Photos and Video

Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:02 pm

Trip Report : Brisbane - Sydney on Virgin Blue Airlines

Flight Details:
Airlines: Virgin Blue Airlines
Flight : DJ986 BNE - SYD
Reg : VH-VUV "Moulin Blue"
Aircraft: Boeing 737-7BK
Dep - SYD : 19:00 PM
Arr - BNE : 20:30 PM
Flight time : 1h 30m
Distance : 453 miles / 728 km

Video: Virgin Blue Airlines DJ986 Boeing 737-7BK Brisbane - Sydney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ju1KSiuRNU

Introduction

This report is the return trip in April 2011. Read the link: Virgin Blue: Sydney to Brisbane trip report

Arriving at Airport

After finishing work, I returned to airport by train around 5.30p.m. View of Domestic - Qantas and Virgin Terminal.

Qantas Domestic Terminal

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Virgin Blue Terminal

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Check-in

I was carrying workbag and check-in staff looked at my carryon and handed me the boarding pass.

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Check-in Area

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Security

Security queue was short within few minutes was in the departure area.

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Dinner

With time to spare, I headed to Hungry Jacks for meal before boarding.

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PlaneSpotting

After dinner, spotted the Australia's domestic fleet

Virgin Blue Airlines Embraer E170

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Jetstar Airways A320

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Qantas Boeing 767-300ER

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Virgin Blue Boeing 737-700

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Departure Area

Brisbane Domestic has common departure area for all airlines.

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Virgin Blue Airlines

Virgin Blue Airlines DJ986 to Sydney

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Boeing 737-7BK, registration: VH-VUV and named as "Moulin Blue"

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Waiting for Boarding Call

Virgin crew arriving to operate the flight.

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Passengers had gathered around the gate area before boarding call.

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Aircraft ready to accept passenger. Boarding call was made. Boarding was through the aerobridge.

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OnBoard

Boarding card was checked before allowed to proceed to aircraft. Queue had formed at the door as crew checked the boarding card and directing passengers.

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Window view

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Inflight Entertainment

Inflight entertainment on board was pay and use. Credit card had to be swiped to activate the IFE, which allowed 10 mins free view.

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Pushback and Departure

Pushback commenced in few minutes after boarding. Crew demonstrated safety procedure manually and conducted pre-departure checks. Departure was from runway 01R.

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Inflight

After departure flew close to Gold Coast, heading South towards Sydney. Crew began service with Buy on Board. As I had early meal, skipped the service.

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Flight path was inland.

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Safety Card

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Flight path

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Advertising

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Flying inland over NSW.

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Virgin Money credit card.

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Cruising

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Arrival in Sydney

Short flight between Brisbane and Sydney. Captain informed crew that descend would commence soon to prepare cabin for landing.

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Light were turned on. Approach towards Sydney was from South, landing on runway 34L. Watch arrival video above.

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Disembarkation

After landing and a short taxing arrived at the gate. Stairs were connected for disembarkation. Disembarked through the rear stairs

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VH-VUV "Moulin Blue" preparing for another flight

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Exiting Airport

After disembarking, headed towards the exit, with no bags to collect. I went to domestic train station to catch train home.

I hope you enjoyed the report.

Thanks for reading.

:)

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Re: Virgin Blue Airlines VH-VUV DJ986 Brisbane - Sydney | 2011 Photos and Video

Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:33 am

I love these blasts from the past. I miss those old QF 76s, and Virgin Blue was so much fresher before it became VA.

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