Date: March, 2016
Flight Path: MEL - BNK
Seat: 12D - Exit row.
Alliance: You can add a saver pack that gives you 15kg of checked luggage, Qantas points/status credits and a $5 voucher to used towards food or beverages on board.
CHECK IN: The easy to use kiosks allow you to bring up your booking, print a boarding pass and drop your bags efficiently. The machines are all in order and there are staff to assist if needed.
PLANE: The Airbus A320 is clean and new. The seat's pitch is 29 inches with a width of 17.9 inches. I asked for an exit row and got plenty of leg room.
ENTERTAINMENT: None provided. The Jetstar magazine has on-point travel stories and the flight is only 2 hours long so in-flight entertainment isn't missed.
FOOD: Water is provided and snack are available for purchase. Jetstar's in-flight menu uniquely has healthy options from Sumo Salad, which is a big tick.
SERVICE: The staff have the procedure down pat and happily accommodate water requests. They're strictly professional when it comes to tarmac boarding which is reassuring.
LOUNGE: If you're a Qantas Club member your ticket gives you access to the Qantas Lounge.
CONCLUSION: Jetstar is offering incredible deals on this route at the moment so Byron Bay has never been more accessible. It's a short flight and the seats are comfortable. For the price, there's no down side.
I travelled courtesy of Jetstar.