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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful"
Pros: "Excellent crew & service"
Cons: "Boarding started (& almost finished) before boarding time, sounds silly but ended up being a little stressful"
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "There was no entertainment this was especially annoying on an almost 5 hour flight. Seats were too squashy."
Pros: "Nice flight comfortable"
Cons: "Landing was bit uncomfortable but that can be sometimes weather problems"
Pros: "The service of Kayak and Virgin was wonderful. The flight was comfortable and smooth. I usually hate flying but this flight I actually enjoyed in a way. The food was surprisingly good as well. Overall excellent - a tick in all the boxes!"
Cons: "The snack"
Cons: "Even though it is only a 1h flight... I think it would be more hospitable to cater better... morning flight... morning foods. Saw people eating pringles and m&ms on an 8am flight."
Cons: "I missed my flight due to my first flight being 45 minutes late and excessive wait for my luggage in order to clear customs"
Pros: "It was fast and easy to get to my favourite thing in the world."
Cons: "Left late"
Pros: "The flight was quick and complimentary wine and softdrinks was a bonus"
Pros: "Could watch entertainment on your own device"
Cons: "Charged for all food and drink, except water, juice, tea, coffee"
Pros: "Service was very good. Movie selection was very good. Flight was very good."
Pros: "Awesome service! Was able to bid for an upgrade and got it! Airline is the best!"
Cons: "Doesn't give you ticketing information right away, takes 36hrs"
Pros: "On time and friendly crew"
Pros: "The crew was lovely. Super impressed."
Pros: "Friendly service, superb service in peak rush hour. Willing to pay extra to fly with virgin every single time!"
Cons: "Delayed boarding. But wasnt a big deal."
Pros: "Courteous, professional attendants. Easy check-in once personnel arrived."
Cons: "No entertainment. Must download an app beforehand to use our own device. It was an early flight and personnel did not start work, so we had to wait, but then it went smoothly."
Pros: "We had a great experience from beginning to end. Our check-in was easy. We were prepared to pay for our bags but per surprised and please that our bags were checked through to our final destination. It was our first time flying Virgin but not our last. Great Job!!"
Cons: "We arrived at the gate early and they made us move to another area. There was no reason for this since our flight was the next flight. The staff at the gate Sydney were not nice, friendly or respectful. It was disappointing since our check-in was remarkably great. Maybe they were having a bad day."
Pros: "Quick boarding and exiting. Great experience."
Pros: "overall excellent service"
Cons: "Breakfast was sub-par (bad frittata, beans and fatty bacon rasher). Fewer movie selections on inflight entertainment compared to previous USA-Australia trips."
Pros: "Hostess smile everytime"
Cons: "Virgin Australia staff were extremely unhelpful when I called from Sydney (20+hrs before landing in LAX) to find alternative flight to JFK due to snow. Their inability to rectify the situation on the spot resulted in all outbound flights to LA being full by the time I landed in LAX and a subsequent 3-day stay in LA… hence missing my wedding anniversary. Thankfully my husband purchased the first available ticket at US$1,000 and was able to get me back to NYC in time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I am extremely disappointed that Virgin Australia did not amend the flight when I first called - staff in LA further reinforced that Syd ground staff should have been more helpful. On top of all of this I had to pay US$120 for excess baggage due to 20kg restrictions - what international flight only allows 20kg. All in all this has been an extremely disappointing experience and I will not be flying virgin for any further international trips."
Cons: "No onboard entertainment Engine noise was too loud. Almost 90db"
Pros: "On time and smooth"
Cons: "nothing specific"
Pros: "cheese and tomato SW"
Cons: "too many yuppies"
Cons: "No complimentary food, no entertainment, rude flight attendant"
Pros: "The flight crew was very attentive even w/ a full cabin. The flight itself was uneventful. On board entertainment made the 13+ hour flight less miserable. For economy class I felt like the amount of leg was generous."
Cons: "I food was not spectacular but it was adequate. My expectations for economy class are never high so I don't really feel this is a negative it was as expected."
Cons: "I was given a wrong information about how to dispatch a bike by a person in the counter, just in the check in."
Cons: "upon arrival in LA, I was advised that my luggage has been checked in straight to Seattle, but upon reaching Seattle I was advised that the luggage has been misplaced and they would deliver it in the afternoon to my hotel. Upon waiting for over 12 hours and a number of phone calls to both delta and virgin I was advised that my luggage hasn't even left Sydney and they are not sure when they can deliver it. I have now missed an important work meeting that I came over for and have been in the same clothes for 48 hours Without my clothes and my critical blood pressure medication. I am frustrated/disappointed/furious would be an understatement. I have travelled with a number of other airlines, but this was by far the worst experience"
Pros: "Wonderful flight attendants."
Cons: "The first row in economy does not have armrests that raise. I'd prefer to be provided seats further back that have armrests that raise."
Pros: "Nothing, per say"
Cons: "I booked flights AND paid for seat locations. Quantas switched all to better fit their needs, including separating us on two different flights (we almost missed one). Every other aspect was as poor as any flight I have been on...never again."
Pros: "Like Virgin Australia's inflight entertainment app which works on board."
Cons: "Long lines for baggage drop in Sydney Domestic airport. That airport needs some improvement."
Pros: "It was a very welcoming experience from the flight crew"
Pros: "...we still arrived only 20 minutes late. The cabin crew was friendly and very efficient. I hardly waited at all for my bags."
Pros: "Flight was perfect, just a hassle with check-in."
Cons: "VERY long lines to drop our bags for check-in."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and competent. The seats are fine but there is very little room to store anything within reach."
Cons: "Changed my flight at last minute and put me on a much later flight."
Pros: "everything else fine"
Cons: "Very long lines to check in"
Pros: "Bumpy but I guess VA can't do much about that. Everything else was perfect. Thank you"
Pros: "One bathroom for 200 passengers"
Pros: "the crews and plane efficiency of it all flights were on time"
Cons: "no entertainment unless you had a I pad food only just ok"
Pros: "Quality service"
Cons: "Food vegetarian option there is scope for improvement"
Pros: "The flight was very short, easy, and pleasant."
Cons: "It was very cold on the plane."
Pros: "Good staff, snack and sear"
Cons: "I wasn't aware at the time I bought the tickets that it didn't have food nor entertainment (movies). Very disappointing for an international flight."
Pros: "Hassle free no worrying about re arranging your bags or anything, they were friendly and everything was a breeze."
Pros: "We traveled business class. So everything except the IPad entertainment was first rate."
Cons: "Flight to go on time"
Pros: "The flight was during very bad weather and the pilots did a great job of keeping us informed and feeling safe."
Cons: "Due to the weather snacks were handed out but no water. Water used to be provided in single serves. As it is now poured into cups it was not provided on the flight. This seems like cost saving that is unacceptable to customers paying the same price with no access to a drink on the flight."
Pros: "The service was good even for such a short flight (20 mins)"
Cons: "Was an old aircraft so the interior could do with updating"
Pros: "The sense of really flying!"
Cons: "Some of the turbulence."
Pros: "Friendly staff and crew. Great landing!"
Cons: "Leg room a little tight."
Pros: "25 minute flight, no need for in flight entertainment."
Cons: "Could use some more leg room."
Cons: "Limited baggage allowance , check in clerk over officious and totally unhelpful. "Safety" factor re weight used interminably, why not upgrade fleet if safety is so important ? Asked how I was to get luggage not on flight , told " not my problem , read fine print ""
Cons: "Rang 6 hours in advance to say miss a fight from Brisbane to Adelaide due to flooding in mount isa bus delayed for 3 hours and was only let know 20 minutes after bus was suppose to leave charleville . Would have been nice to get a credit."
Pros: "Beautiful polite and professional ladies air hostesses"
Cons: "Beer was warm. At that price for average beer it would be nice to have it cold!"
Pros: "I was rebooked to JQ7001 which is VERY disappointing as it leaves Sydney 6 hours later than JQ199, my original flight. Reason given by Jetstar: JQ199 has been closed. An outright lie as JQ199 departed Sydney as per schedule today. I"
Pros: "Polite staff well organized"
Cons: "My flight was 45 minutes late Absolutely no room when seated"
Cons: "Jetstar is the worst airline around. Its absolutely ridiculous that they charge you 10X more for checked luggage at airport check-in. When I booked my flight 5 months in advance, I didn't see the option of buying luggage (and also didn't think it mattered at the time because normal airlines like Delta, United, etc. charge the same rate no matter when you decide). Thank goodness I knew to buy luggage before getting to the airport but was still charge $60 AUD (when it would have only been $35 if I did it when I originally booked). And it would have been over $150 if I waited for the airport. WHO THE F CARES WHEN I DECIDE TO CHECK A BAG??? YOU STILL HAVE TO GO TO THE COUNTER NO MATTER WHAT. Jetstar is such a low class airline. Then they wanted to weigh my carry-on which was 9kilo (2k over the limit)... full of all camera gear. The guy literally started yelling at me, made me feel so uncomfortable, and my eyes began to water. He was screaming to another woman in front of everyone that I was WAY over the weight limit and was to be charged $210. He was extremely aggressive. (This was a moment I wish I would have whipped out my phone and took a video... would have gone viral). The woman wasn't any better either. At first she was really aggressive and I hadn't said a word. I just watched them react as if I brought a weapon. She raised her voice at me yelling about the stupid luggage being too heavy.... and at that point I told her that she needed to lower her voice and talk to me like a human (let alone a customer). At that point she did realize that she was being ridiculous and lowered her voice (I might even give her the benefit of the doubt and say the guy may have rattled her). I explained to her that I was carrying expensive camera gear and batteries (which you cannot put in checked luggage) and that I'd be happy to put it in the checked bag (especially since I had extra kilos that I hadn't used). She said I would need to sign a waiver exempting them from being responsible if anything was stolen from my bag. I politely said absolutely not. If you cannot get my luggage to my destination safely then I would happily not get on the plane and walk over to the Air New Zealand desk and buy a ticket. At that point she looked me up and saw how much I flew with them and then decided to let me on the plane. Which mind you, the plane was 75% EMPTY. After all that. Geez. Never again Jetstar. Never again."
Pros: "Few crew members who went out of their way to ease our frustration"
Cons: "Surprise expenses Most people who buy directly through the Jetstar website add baggage allowance. You don't get this option when buying on Kayak. Poor connection and wait time The long layover was annoying, and proved costly, too. You need to buy a Visa in Australia if your layover is longer than 8 hours. Kayak doesn't warn you about this, and so you have to collect your baggage, go through customs, and buy a Visa. In sum, Kayak shouldn't allow you to purchasing strings-attached tickets from this airline."
Cons: "Flight cancelled Had to recheck in. Boarding gate changed 3 times"
Cons: "delayed flight and having to take time to get every piece of carry on luggage weighed - having to move 1 kg from one suitcase to another when we were traveling together fro goodness sake"
Pros: "Service is very good"
Cons: "Food is inadequate for vegetarians and vegans. It is not too difficult to adjust the menus to include more interesting food variations. Virgin, Tiger domestically make a bigger effort. Jetstar cheeses have animal rennet - not necessary in this day and age. Toastie could be cheese and tomato, not only with bacon.. I complained to Jetstar head office, and the response was inadequate. Proof is if they make an effort and change. If another airlines is similar price with better food, I would automatically go with the other carrier. It's all part of hospitality. Jetstar are stubborn. Irrespective of being a low cost airlines - no excuse."
Pros: "Didn't crash"
Cons: "Misleading baggage policy cost additional $150 for a single bag at check in. Agent unwilling to find a different fare / baggage rate. On board they charge everything. Seats uncomfortable, felt passenger behind knees into my back. Overall terrible, cheap airline."
Cons: "There are no complimentary snacks. Also, we had to pay for the movies. I wish the entertainment was free like on all other airlines."
Pros: "Movies... At least they provided headphones.... For a lack of everything else provided..."
Cons: "I was extremely disappointed not to have a blanket provided without charge, or a small meal or even a tea beverage without a costly purchase! I paid for a flight from Australia to Honolulu, a minimum of almost 10 hours, and no meal, no beverages, no blanket for an overnight flight without a costly additional purchase. I have tellethto health issues as it is, nevermind no half warm sleep or supplementary beverages or meal. I felt very used and taken advantage of. Substantially disappointed with the way we were treated for such a long overnight flight."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled at short notice without explanation"
Cons: "Charged $285 for 1 checked bag! Wow. SCAM"
Pros: "The plane was relatively new."
Cons: "Boarding was late. Food selection was poor Entertainment choices were slim And obviously charging for luggage and food sucks."
Pros: "I like the Punctuality and the way the plane was loaded- very efficient Plane was very tidy and clean"
Cons: "The menu is mediocre as far as the snacks are concerned. More imagination needed"
Pros: "I am still in denpasar"
Cons: "Inconsistencies in interpretation of cabin baggage Browns cows boarding procedures, lack of organization, time wasting system of issuing boarding pass at the gate after scanning tablet or phone, perhaps that should be done at bag drop"
Pros: "787 is great.But reserve exit row"
Cons: "pay for water"
Pros: "Relatively spacious seats and new enough aircraft - could have been a good short haul flight."
Cons: "One crew member became unavailable due to personal issue 5mins before boarding. Boarded late then PA system fault held us on the ground, then deplaned and replaned for a 2 1/2 hour late departure. Two delaying problems on one flight indicative of an airline that doesn't have its systems and processes properly sorted out."
Pros: "The whole experience was good. It's better than most budget airlines"
Cons: "The movie selection wasn't geared to someone like me. I paid for the entertainment pack but ended up watching reruns of TVs shows I'd already seen."
Cons: "Gate agent assumed we didn't speak English so she re-assigned us from an exit row to the back if the plane. Agent didn't ask us if we spoke Eng (we are native Eng speakers). When we realized what she was doing, she was surprised that we spoke Eng but continued to re-assign us. Extremely poor service. Will not fly Jetstar again."
Pros: "Jetstar provided a NZD25 voucher to all passengers for the disrupted flight."
Pros: "The check-in woman was a gem! Due to Australia's strict carry-on policy - one item, period - I had to repack my luggage, which contained a fragie printer that had been in my carry-on when I could have it AND a computer bag. The Jet Star allowed two checked pieces, and the agent gave me all the time I needed to make the changes. She then marked the bag fragile, and sent me to the oversize/fragile bay with it. It arrived in PNG rattled, but working normally.The woman was a peach!"
Pros: "Crew were nice,flight itself went off without a hiccup and was fairly fuss-free"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by approximately 1 hour, and there were few announcements about this until fairly late, and the departure billboards were slow to update too. Also, no armrest on my seat's right arm which was a little less comfortsble that it could have been (window seat, emergency exit row)"
Pros: "The plane was nice and spacious, crew was friendly and captains were apologetic for all of the inconviences."
Cons: "The aircon was out the entire flight due to maintenance related issues that weren't fixed. We left an hour late and arrived an hour late also based on these issues."
Pros: "They made room for me on the next flight"
Cons: "Everything - they texted me telling me that the flight was delayed, and then I arrived at the gate and told me it left an hour earlier. I have text messages to prove that it was scheduled at 1:30pm, the plane left at 12:35pm and I had already checked in, checking in my suitacase, and the flight left without me and took my suitcase - absolutely ridiculous."
Pros: "Food was good and crew provided good service."
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable but was more because person behind was large and kept digging their knees into my back. I was also not able to recline my seat because of their large size. I would have happily paid a little extra to be upgraded away from this passenger to ensure a more comfortable flight."
Cons: "Lack of communication So cheap and stingy they give Scrooge A run for his money."
Pros: "USB chargers, flight ran to time and left on time. Very smooth landing."
Cons: "Cost of checked baggage is too high. I also paid for five meals and only received three, and got the fourth only after asking. Could not be bothered fighting over the fifth as there were only four of us travelling and had only accidentally paid for five. After all the costs for add-ons, it's better to pay slightly more for a better carrier."
Pros: "We were on our way from syd to bali and just before we reached ocean we turned around and headed back toward Melbourne. As upset as we were about that situation they were extremely accommodating. They said the Landon strip in Bali had broke so we couldn't land. They Bieber, gave us free coffee, tea and juices and gave us all free onboard entertainment. When we got to Melbourne they had set up free shuttle server and out us all up in a very very nice suite and gave us a voucher for breakfast which was more than enough! Then on our way back to bali they again gave us all free onboard entertainment. Very nice! Loved it!"
Cons: "Didn't like that they took so long to tell us about the problems on the landing strip. I thought we were being hijacked!"
Pros: "I liked the convenience of the airport and getting on the flight."
Cons: "I didn't like that there are a lot of hidden fees with Jetstar. I didn't realize you needed to purchase bags for the flight and was unpleasantly surprised when we got to the airport and were told it was going to be $160 to get our bags on our flight and that if we would be paid for it a day before it would have been substantially cheaper. Also, nothing was provided for free on the flight-not even water or the entertainment for a 6 hour long flight."
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Restricted carry on weight limit"
Pros: "That they took care of an issue when the warning came on for the pilot."
Cons: "The ~2 hr delay due to an engineer needing to drive from the Gold Coast to sign the paperwork."
Pros: "Horrible airline. Can't understand the reservation people. Misleading on what you are paying for. Worst airline I've ever seen. Fly Virgin, which is much better."
Cons: "All the customer phone people speak in heavy accents you can't understand. Airline makes false statements on its website. Awful company."
Cons: "No entertainment or food at all even for long flight, all is sold individually. Even for really old movies you are charged, tv or anything at all!"
Pros: "The service was good, the staff were friendly"
Cons: "I was told I'd have a window seat for the flight and I had an aisle seat."
Cons: "The made me pay $50 for my skateboard as checked luggage! Skateboarding is not a crime and I'm not a f ucking terrorist! If I was forewarned I could have pre paid and it would only have cost me $12. Either way, it's feking bullshite!"
Pros: "Economical and value for money"
Cons: "We couldn't check in until an hour before boarding and weren't allowed to take the 2 carry-on bags each as advertised. Had to repack quickly to get the things that had to be hand carried (CPAP's, cameras, medicines, etc.) into the backpacks and then got charged $28/bag for the 2 bags that should have been carry-on. Unimpressed."
Pros: "They crew was fast and efficient."
Cons: "I felt like I had to pay for so many things as upgrades. To have an aisle seat, I had to pay extra. To take one bag that was less than 20 k, I had to pay extra. I paid extra for in-flight entertainment. My flight from Denpasar to Sydney did not have working entertainment; however, I did not get a refund for my entertainment purchase. The flight from Sydney to Denpasar had complimentary entertainment; again, no refund for the entertainment purchase."
Cons: "I could have sworn I submitted a request for a checked bag, but apparently it didn't register or I forgot online. Anyway when explaining this to the ticketing agent, she didn't seem to care and charged me $95 for a one 18kg bag!!!! That was $20 more than my entire flight cost. How the hell can a company charge that for a checked bag. Never again will I fly this and I will personally make sure they lose thousands through bad press. Don't screw the little guys.... We are your customers."
Pros: "Easy online check in hassle free flight"
Cons: "Worker was too loud while I was trying to nap"
Pros: "The crew was efficient"
Cons: "I wasn't aware JetStar operated on a "budget" airline level worse than that of a second world country airline. Were there alcohol, movies, terrible food, bottled water, and pillows available? Yes. Did JetStar take every opportunity to charge customers for any and all services? Yes. Perhaps I should have rearranged my expectations, knowing that this was a "budget" line, but their fees for additional services were worse than AirAsia."
Pros: "It landed safely"
Cons: "It was late. The seat spacing is so tight I can't sit with my knees together. Painful after a while."
Cons: "Baggage policy's are totally out of line with reality and industry standards. Check ins are way understaffed."
Cons: "Baggage gouging, terrible customer service, long lines."
Pros: "Entertainment was worth it for 10 hour flight."
Cons: "On previous flight they wanted me to pay for water, so on return I bought a bottle to drink on flight. When I asked for a glass of ice was accused of bringing liquor onboard. When I showed the bottle of water, they stormed off and didn't return for entire flight."
Pros: "Planes are new and nice!"
Cons: "Seat had a lump in it"
Cons: "I didn't like that there were many hidden costs. You don't even get a soft drink without paying for it. The usual practice for international travel is to allow one checked bag free, not so with Jetstar. We booked the ticket because of the cost and it ended up costing more than if we would have booked on a better airline like Air New Zealand."