Trip Report : Brisbane - Sydney on Virgin Blue AirlinesFlight 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 kmVideo: Virgin Blue Airlines DJ986 Boeing 737-7BK Brisbane - Sydneyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ju1KSiuRNUIntroduction
This report is the return trip in April 2011. Read the link: Virgin Blue: Sydney to Brisbane trip reportArriving at Airport
After finishing work, I returned to airport by train around 5.30p.m. View of Domestic - Qantas and Virgin Terminal.Qantas Domestic TerminalVirgin Blue Terminal Check-in
I was carrying workbag and check-in staff looked at my carryon and handed me the boarding pass.Check-in AreaSecurity
Security queue was short within few minutes was in the departure area.Dinner
With time to spare, I headed to Hungry Jacks for meal before boarding. PlaneSpotting
After dinner, spotted the Australia's domestic fleet Virgin Blue Airlines Embraer E170Jetstar Airways A320Qantas Boeing 767-300ERVirgin Blue Boeing 737-700Departure Area
Brisbane Domestic has common departure area for all airlines.Virgin Blue Airlines
Virgin Blue Airlines DJ986 to Sydney
Boeing 737-7BK, registration: VH-VUV and named as "Moulin Blue" Waiting for Boarding Call
Virgin crew arriving to operate the flight.
Passengers had gathered around the gate area before boarding call.
Aircraft ready to accept passenger. Boarding call was made. Boarding was through the aerobridge.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.Window viewInflight 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.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.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.
Flight path was inland.Safety CardFlight pathAdvertising
Flying inland over NSW.Virgin Money credit card.Cruising Arrival in Sydney
Short flight between Brisbane and Sydney. Captain informed crew that descend would commence soon to prepare cabin for landing.
Light were turned on. Approach towards Sydney was from South, landing on runway 34L. Watch arrival video above.Disembarkation
After landing and a short taxing arrived at the gate. Stairs were connected for disembarkation. Disembarked through the rear stairs
VH-VUV "Moulin Blue" preparing for another flightExiting 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.
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