Jetstar Australia – Economy Class A320 review

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JQ 787 Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast) to Sydney

Travellers between Sydney and the Sunshine Coast have the option of flying in and out of the Sunshine Coast Airport in Maroochydore or Brisbane Airport, which is about a 1.5 hours away. Jetstar Australia has three to four flights a day between Sydney and the Sunshine Coast. The other option is Virgin Airlines.

When flying between Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast) and Sydney, Jetstar has the edge when it comes to the number of flights a day and price (I usually find that Jetstar is a little cheaper than Virgin Airlines for flights on the same day). Here’s my review of Jetstar, Economy Class A320 JQ 787 Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast) to Sydney.


Jetstar Economy Class A320 JQ 787 Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast) to Sydney

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Sunshine Coast Airport has a tropical feel. If you didn’t know better you might think you’re in Hawaii or the South Pacific. The airport has undergone an upgrade and there’s a decent salad bar, café, newsagent and other shops.

Boarding the Jetstar flight


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The takeoff was smooth and as it was a sunny day I was pleased with my window seat.


The birds-eye view of the ocean, beaches and coastline was the highlight of the flight. From the air, you can also see the growth of canal developments next to the lush hinterland.

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The food

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As Jetstar is a budget airline, food is not included in the price of most tickets.

You can purchase hot and cold drinks, hot food, sandwiches, snacks and alcohol on board.

Expect to pay between A$6 and $8 for a meal. A bottle of water costs $3 and a small bottle of wine is $7.

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The service

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The flight attendants were efficient but not the most friendly.

What’s new?

Love cruising? Jetstar’s partnership with cruise booking engine Cruise Guru now allows Jetstar customers to book cruises as well as flights.

18 cruise lines are available through Jetstar, including P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Azamara Cruises, APT Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Seabourne Cruises and Silversea Cruises.


The bottom line

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Jetstar, Economy Class A320 review – JQ 787 Maroochydore (Sunshine Coast) to Sydney is a pleasant flight. With the number of flights between the two destinations, Jetstar is the most convenient and cost effective airline between these destinations.

Love travel but can’t bring yourself to pay for Business Class? While at the airport, there are airport lounges you can pay to access, such as Plaza Premium. Read this review of Plaza Premium Sydney Airport.

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Christina Pfeiffer
Christina Pfeiffer is a writer, photographer and video blogger based in Queensland, Australia. She has lived in three continents and her career as a travel journalist has taken her to all seven continents. Since 2003, she has contributed travel stories and photographs to mainstream media in Australia and around the world such as the Sydney Morning Herald, CNN Traveller, The Australian and the South China Morning Post. She has won many travel writing awards and is a full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.