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How long is the flight to California?

An average non-stop flight from Australia to California takes 23h 52m, covering a distance of 12617 km. The most popular route is Melbourne - Los Angeles with an average flight time of 14h 15m.

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The cheapest ticket to California from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $770. The most popular route is Melbourne to Los Angeles and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $770.

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Qantas Airways, Delta & American Airlines fly the most frequently from Australia to California. The most popular route is Melbourne to Los Angeles, and American Airlines, Qantas Airways and WestJet fly this route the most.

What are the most popular destinations in California?

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$826
only
$826
Melbourne
$773
only
$773
Sydney
$783
only
$783
Destination
San Francisco
$819
only
$819
San José
$949
only
$949
Santa Ana
$946
only
$946
Los Angeles
$773
only
$773
Ontario
$1342
only
$1342
Sat., 2 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
14h 30m
Sat., 23 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 45m
Trip: 22 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 35 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
LAX
OK 5.6

Cons: In spite of the instructions I was served meat .

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Food

MEL
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: The service from the crew was great.

Cons: I’m vegetarian, the Meals offered were really bad and i was disappointed that I wasn’t offered some of the more appealing vegetarian options that were available for the rest of the passengers

MEL
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Difficultly making pre flight seating arrangements and checking in. Food was terrible compared to other airline food standards. Service was not friendly compared to prior virgin flights.

MEL
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: The boarding process, on board entertainment, and the flight condition were good.

Cons: I ordered Muslim meal for myself and Asian vegetarian meals for my daughter. While going to Australia they provided Asian vegetarian meals for my daughter and said they forgot to get the Muslim meal. The air hostess said she will look into this so that it would not repeat. During my return from Australia they did not provide Asian vegetarian for my daughter and no Muslim meal for me. And the air host said they would look into this and see that it does not happen during my return. I said this is the return trip. They provided some vegetarian food that not good. And during the return there was no vegetarian choices for the breakfast. The air host didn't even bother to ask my daughter about the food. Very sad.

Thu., 31 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 20m
Fri., 22 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 05m
Trip: 23 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 832 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
LAX
NAN
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew were very friendly and professional. Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good.

Cons: Boarding was hectic and unorganized, but functional. Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

NAN
BNE
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew was nice.

Cons: Audio for in flight entertainment did not work midway through the movie. Video was unclear. Food was terrible.

NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly efficient crew. Clean modern Airbus aircraft and no delays.

Cons: Food was limited and not great.

NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good and unexpected for a 3 hr flight.

Cons: Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

NAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: I was excited to come back to the USA after a long vacation. When we arrived at the airport, the security started asking me questions immediately even before I checked in. They demanded I show them the ticket before it was even printed. When I explained that I was trying to check-in for the first time. They told me I was going to be reviewed upstairs and put a sticker in my passport. I proceeded to check in and just walked thru the normal security measures. After scanning my bags in security, I discovered there was no security meeting and proceeded to my gate. After the gate, everyone in line was subjected to a second security screen. This was a manual search and all articles were removed and repacked again. Then we proceeded to the plane entry where everyone needed to verify passport and ticket again. Later in the flight, I was having indigestion problem from my documented medical acid reflux problem and asked for a cup of water. He said sure and walked away. He never came back again.10 minutes later, I pressed the attendant call button again. 10 minutes later and no one came over. 15 minutes after that Albert came back over and said, "I see you have your call light on, please put your seat back up again." I can complied and he immediately turned off the light and walked away. 10 minutes later, Albert came by with the water cart and parked it right behind my seat. He proceeded to hand out water to everyone behind my seat. 30 minutes later the water cart arrived and I finally received my water (75 minutes after I asked!) Thanks Albert, I'll be following up with your management to see that disciplinary action is taken.

Cons: See above. The above problem caused me discomfort, pain, stress.

Tue., 22 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
18h 00m
Tue., 26 Feb.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21h 45m
Trip: 36 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Good 6.0

Cons: $80 baggage fees for luggage over 7 kg. I wasn’t aware of high price and luggage weight restriction until I was at airport

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Best inflight experience on economy!

IAH
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Everyone was very nice, food was good, movie choice was great

Cons: Would have liked a more comfortable seat. Couldn’t sleep well

SFO
AKL
Good 6.3

Pros: entertainment

Cons: economy has NO room, couldnt bend down to get anything out of my bag below the seat unless my face was in the lap of the person next to me

MEL
AKL
Good 7.0

Cons: The plane was delayed for more than one hour which we did not have sufficient time for transfer to LA. We have to run instead of walking.

Sat., 15 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 30m
Fri., 5 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
BNE
Brisbane
20h 15m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed., 17 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
23h 45m
Tue., 7 May
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
39h 50m
Trip: 21 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2,228 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
7.0
MNL
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was underbooked so I had a row to myself. That always makes a happy flight.

MNL
YYZ
Good 7.0

Pros: No delays. Reached destination an hour early. Food was very good.

Cons: My main issue is with the payment confusion between vayama and philippine airlines (unknown outstanding balance came out after managing my booking) which caused major hassle because both parties couldn't help me even after several calls/emails. Actually, another vayama-Philippine airlines passenger reached out to me after she experienced the same situation. Baggage allowance very strict. Would prefer more asian entertainment content.

MNL
PVG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Services

Cons: Nothing

MNL
GUM
Good 7.0

Pros: One of the smoothest landings I’ve ever extin my life! The food was excellent- all our children ate from 17 down to 2. We were provided blankets and pillows (which you sometimes can’t get on other airlines). Would fly with them again for sure - great budget airline

Cons: We had about a 35 minute wait once on the plane before we could take off. Not sure why it took so long (other than they said we were number 7 for takeoff). Also once we went through airport security and sat around we had to go through security again before getting to our waiting area (or hold area) but we had to throw out our water. Not sure why seeing as we purchased the water in the airport.

MNL
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Business class from Bangkok to San Francisco was good overall, especially for $1400 one way. Food was not very good for business class, was more in line with JAL, EVA, Korean or ANA econo class but again, for the price, no complaints. Great friendly service, quick boarding. Priority Pass didn't have a lounge in Manila but thankfully, Philippines Air had their own lounge with great food and drinks for 1st Class and Business class ticket holders. Plane from Manila to SFO was older, screen way too far away, not even reachable without getting out of the seat. Business class seats don't quite lay flat but no complaints for the price. Would fly with them again!

Tue., 4 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
29h 35m
Tue., 2 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
27h 30m
Trip: 29 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,685 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.5
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
JFK
PVG
OK 5.0

Pros: Food

Cons: No entrance forms for foreigners to fill before landing. Shocking to learn that A black guy found "dead" in the middle of the flight, probably due to heart attack China Eastern web site is horrible as it only allows passengers who bought their tickets DIRECTLY from their web site to access booking managing like seat choice and printing boarding pass. If you bought tickets from travel agents like Justfly.com, forget to use China Eastern web site to manage your booking, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE

DYG
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: On time!

PVG
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Boarding was very easy. The flight was on time, and the crew was very attentive and friendly. The food was good. Plenty of entertainment to keep me busy on the 12 hours flight. I was very surprised considering how low the price of the ticket was.

PVG
CEB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Superb Pilot we had a very nice flight. All the negative reviews i read was Deleted on my mind ‘coz we just had a wonderful experience with our flight. ‘Will definitely fly with you guys again. Congratulations China Eastern!

BKK
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Recliner seats were spacious and comfortable. Flight was on time. The meal was good also.

Cons: Very long walk from check in to gate - (C 1). No jetway at pvg, but did have a business class bus

Thu., 25 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 00m
Sun., 5 May
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 05m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: food was pretty good.

Cons: a bit squashy in the seat. Inability to go online and select my seat without having to ring Delta and they do it.

SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Lots of water being offered. Lucky to have extra seat for comfort.

Cons: It seemed longer than the estimated time. The food was bland. My husband's entertainment system worked, mine didn't. We had hit a lot of rough air during time over Pacific. Would have been nice if the pilot would have given more information.

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: - Put a special meal request. Meal request (vegan vegetarian) was confirmed on my boarding pass. However, when service came, flight attendant informed me that "I don't have any left. sorry". So I went 15 hours without food. - Ceiling light was "broken" and falling off. The light would not turn off, so I went 15 hours with no sleep. Overall very rude and low standard service.

SYD
LAX
OK 4.0

Pros: I love flying Delta and my flight to Australia was incredible. I like the fact that I can check two bags free and the free inflight messaging and entertainment. Some of the staff were very polite and friendly.

Cons: The seat I was in was broken. It moved and I was stuck sitting on metal. There was no leg room. The plane used going to Australia was a lot roomier this plane was old. Some of the flight attendants were very unfriendly and seemed to be bothered by the fact they had to do their job. The entertainment system had to be rebooted multiple times and the usb on the seats didn’t work. They ran out of food during lunch.

SYD
LAX
OK 5.3

Pros: Boarding was quick, gate agent upgraded my middle seat to an exit row window for free (or so I thought), decent movie options

Cons: Some of the crew seemed a bit grumpy, was not given the seat I was told I got, not much leg room in economy, was given wrong meal, first meal was taken away without being asked, second meal was stale (french toast), flight was a bit warm, bathrooms not stocked

Mon., 4 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
29h 05m
Wed., 20 Feb.
SNA
Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
19h 30m
Trip: 17 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,092 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DFW
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: We DIDN"T GET TO FLY TO SYDNEY. We were re-routed to SAN FRAN, then to Melbourne! WE MISSED TWO DAYS of our trip!!

SYD
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was delicious and service excellent

Cons: Slow customs in Honolulu

PER
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Overall a good flight

Cons: Initial checkin/boarding in Perth was quite long and everyone was fairly irritated by the lack of employees working. Wait time for check in was approx 45 min. Automated systems weren’t working.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: On time flight ,no problems.

Cons: All was fine.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great crew and good was good

Cons: A bit of turbulence during the flight

Wed., 6 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SJC
San Jose
18h 35m
Mon., 11 Feb.
SJC
San Jose
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
39h 45m
Trip: 6 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,902 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
ITO
HNL
Good 6.3

Cons: I don’t like the way they load the plane at all

LAX
KOA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Food and service was pretty good

Cons: Stuck at the gate after boarding for an entire hour while they did maintenance on the plane before we left.

LIH
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Should have free entertainment on a 4-6 hr flight

Cons: Nothing to watch unless pay a fee.

SEA
OGG
OK 5.6

Pros: Airline serves food without charging.

Cons: Have to pay for all movies and TV shows. Too many announcements.

SFO
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My surfboard bag was ripped and all straps were broken and was then patched up with duct tape!!! What the F#€*?!! It looked like it fell off the plane and was run over. Plus my bike box was torn to bits and patched with duct tape and was cut open by someone’s knife, I ended up loosing bike parts because of this. Horrible bag handling by the crew!! This was all noticed when I picked up my bags in Auckland

Wed., 20 Mar.
BNE
Brisbane
SFO
San Francisco
24h 20m
Tue., 30 Apr.
SFO
San Francisco
BNE
Brisbane
43h 30m
Trip: 42 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 35,815 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
JFK
DCA
Good 7.5

Pros: It was quick.

Cons: Flying these days is no better than taking a local bus.

RSW
DFW
OK 4.6

Cons: On both segments of the trip American changed my seat which I. I’d not realize until boarding. Way to late to protest. You pay for preferred seating but then get bumped to a lousy seat with no explanation. Likely because I was a single traveler and an American employee wanted my seat. Better not happen on the return flight

GSP
CLT
OK 4.0

Pros: Seats

Cons: WiFi was weak...things were stolen out of my carry on checked at the gate in Charlotte...I had the only bag checked at the gate.

SFO
PHL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Puntual, connexion gates very closed,

Cons: I need to paid 100$ or more to have a seat

CLT
SFO
OK 4.6

Pros: Plane was clean

Cons: My belongings stolen

Sat., 18 May
BNE
Brisbane
LAX
Los Angeles
23h 25m
Sat., 15 Jun.
LAX
Los Angeles
BNE
Brisbane
38h 20m
$1090
Trip: 29 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 4,325 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.5
ICN
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: service, food, kindness

Cons: none

ICN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything. Will definitely chose them again.

ICN
KUL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: my travel trip from Kuala Lumpur to Korea and return face critical situation during landing at both airport ( Incheon and KLIA). I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST KOREAN AIR HAS TO CHECK YOUR TYRES CONDITIONS BEFORE TAKE OFF. I WILL NOT FLY WITH KOREAN AIRLINE ANYMORE

ICN
IAD
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Crew, Food, Boarding, Entertainment.

Cons: My husband and I sat in row 30 (center & aisle). I sat in the center. As soon as the plane took off, we all heard a dog bark nonstop. The lady directly in front of me had brought a dog!! We felt terrible for the person to the lady's left and right. And then in the middle of the flight her dog pooped all over the floor! And the poor Stewardess' (they were SO wonderful) had to clean up the mess. Then the lady had to clean up more pee and poop and left all that mess right in front of my feet and handbag (which I put under the seat)! I had to hold onto my handbag and shoes the entire trip bc it was touching the pile of dirty paper towels! I couldn't eat the meal due to the gross situation, and I was very upset about this situation all bc of this one lady who had no regard for the ppl around her and behind her! I don't know what your policies are concerning bringing a dog on a plane, but it ruined my flight. I love Korean Air, and love the service and the stewardess' professionalism and attentiveness, but this has made me think twice about flying anywhere on Korean Air!

ICN
MNL
Good 6.0

Pros: Accomodating the cew

Cons: None

Thu., 7 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
ONT
Ontario
34h 40m
Thu., 14 Mar.
ONT
Ontario
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
42h 25m
$1342
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 3,144 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.5
TPE
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly airline staff. Ease of obtaining boarding pass at the counter. Clean, modern aircraft. Thanks China Airlines!

Cons: As with all airlines, the "the hurry up and wait" processes associated with getting onto the plane are tiring.

MNL
TPE
OK 4.0

Pros: I like the staff was very nice, and boarding process was not bad.

Cons: The aircraft was extremely dirty, also my seat was saturated with a spilled drink and it was all over the seat and the tray table and tv, there was old food crusted on the seat back. I didn’t want to touch a thing thank god it was only a two hour flight. Very very outdated.

LAX
TPE
OK 5.3

Cons: Dinner served 1130 pm breakfast after 12 hrs peanut snack.

SYD
TPE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Got an exit row seat. Lots of leg room.

Cons: No complaints.

TPE
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I liked that cleanliness and the blankets were really nice! I liked the selection of entertainment. The food was alright for getting meals on a airplane. The staff was very nice as well.

Cons: The space was very small and if someone tall is sitting behind you, you cannot our seat back at all so for a 15 hour flight that’s pretty bad. Everything else was good!

Thu., 27 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
49h 15m
Thu., 10 Jan.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
40h 35m
$1459
Trip: 15 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 443 reviews
Overall
6.9
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.7
XMN
YVR
Excellent 8.0

Pros:

XMN
LAX
OK 4.0

Cons: the transit in Xiamen after my flight from Hong Kong it was 7 hours I have stay in xi amen. The promotion and/or advertisement saying that I have eight hotel for me to rest in Xiamen or a city tour. After I arrived there.all of those was saying nothing provided today. all I can have is leading me to a lough where just seats, tables for passenger to sit there. provided tea, water, Chinese made coke with natural temperature no ice . just sit there for 7 hours to wait for my connection flight to LAX

LAX
XMN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The flight was fine

XMN
FOC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The flight left before we get there. I had to book a train ticket to my final destination because I have to be in Fuzhou that day. I was told by the airline that I would be reimbursed the air fare from Xiamen to Fuzhou.

TPE
XMN
OK 5.3

Cons: Flight got delayed in Xiamen, miss the connecting flight to chongqing.

Thu., 21 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 50m
Sun., 7 Apr.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 45m
Trip: 18 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 128 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight was only half full, plenty of room to spread out and sleep; lots of self-service drinks and snack

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Coach seats are pretty comfortable. Crew announces for people to put their seats up when meals are served. Entertainment chicles were solid.

Cons: Some crew members were aloof. Service was ok and very dependent on which crew member it was

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Warm and friendly crew

SYD
LAX
OK 5.0

Pros: Food was good.

Cons: Virgin Australia and Virgin America apparently do not share traveler info with each other. Neither airline could provide a seat assignment until I reached the counter at my departing city. I had to search for my connecting flight check-in desk to receive a boarding pass. This required a 2nd trip through TSA inspection.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: Seats reclined comfortably but were definitely cramped & crew was pleasant. I got my first choice on meals in both economy x while sitting in the front while headed to Oz and regular economy when sitting in the back on the way home.

Cons: Only one drink service included, which came with the first meal. The rest of the options were water throughout the flight until breakfast when juice or coffees and teas were offered. Entertainment was a little dated, including HBO series from the early 2000’s rather than newer shows. Flight was an hour late without explanation & there wasn’t the starry night sky that I heard so much about. Overall I’d fly again if it was a good flight deal but I wouldn’t specifically seek the airline out when planning another trip.

Sun., 3 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 20m
Mon., 18 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 05m
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 832 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Pleasant, fast, and efficient process

Cons: Leg space cramped for my tall husband

APW
HNL
Good 7.0

Pros: Great food and drink..complimentary on Fiji Airlines. Economy class seats are bigger than all US airlines!

Cons: Late to board d in Fiji due to ‘ operational’ reasons? Late arrival into Honolulu. But overall good flight

SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

Cons: Small and bland food. Very limited entertainment. TV didnt work but they gave me an ipad.

NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly efficient crew. Clean modern Airbus aircraft and no delays.

Cons: Food was limited and not great.

NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good and unexpected for a 3 hr flight.

Cons: Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

Tue., 19 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
18h 00m
Fri., 1 Mar.
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 45m
Trip: 11 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
HNL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service and food choices. Seating and the mattress for bed.

CHC
AKL
Good 6.0

Cons: $80 baggage fees for luggage over 7 kg. I wasn’t aware of high price and luggage weight restriction until I was at airport

SFO
AKL
Good 6.3

Pros: entertainment

Cons: economy has NO room, couldnt bend down to get anything out of my bag below the seat unless my face was in the lap of the person next to me

MEL
AKL
Good 7.0

Cons: The plane was delayed for more than one hour which we did not have sufficient time for transfer to LA. We have to run instead of walking.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Pinot noir

Cons: No temp control, a little stuffy

Sun., 17 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 50m
Sat., 6 Apr.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 45m
Trip: 21 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 128 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Coach seats are pretty comfortable. Crew announces for people to put their seats up when meals are served. Entertainment chicles were solid.

Cons: Some crew members were aloof. Service was ok and very dependent on which crew member it was

SYD
LAX
Good 7.0

Pros: Plane was pretty empty in economy so I was able to lie down to sleep a little

Cons: Vegetarian dishes very spicy especially for breakfast

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Warm and friendly crew

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Cons: Had to upgrade (paid) to economy-x to get better service, which was beyond worse in economy, over all it was okay

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight was only half full, plenty of room to spread out and sleep; lots of self-service drinks and snack

Thu., 23 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
LAX
Los Angeles
18h 40m
Fri., 31 May
LAX
Los Angeles
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 45m
Trip: 9 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 832 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly efficient crew. Clean modern Airbus aircraft and no delays.

Cons: Food was limited and not great.

NAN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service is nice. Very friendly. Food is good.

NAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: I was excited to come back to the USA after a long vacation. When we arrived at the airport, the security started asking me questions immediately even before I checked in. They demanded I show them the ticket before it was even printed. When I explained that I was trying to check-in for the first time. They told me I was going to be reviewed upstairs and put a sticker in my passport. I proceeded to check in and just walked thru the normal security measures. After scanning my bags in security, I discovered there was no security meeting and proceeded to my gate. After the gate, everyone in line was subjected to a second security screen. This was a manual search and all articles were removed and repacked again. Then we proceeded to the plane entry where everyone needed to verify passport and ticket again. Later in the flight, I was having indigestion problem from my documented medical acid reflux problem and asked for a cup of water. He said sure and walked away. He never came back again.10 minutes later, I pressed the attendant call button again. 10 minutes later and no one came over. 15 minutes after that Albert came back over and said, "I see you have your call light on, please put your seat back up again." I can complied and he immediately turned off the light and walked away. 10 minutes later, Albert came by with the water cart and parked it right behind my seat. He proceeded to hand out water to everyone behind my seat. 30 minutes later the water cart arrived and I finally received my water (75 minutes after I asked!) Thanks Albert, I'll be following up with your management to see that disciplinary action is taken.

Cons: See above. The above problem caused me discomfort, pain, stress.

AKL
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: I arrived in transit from another flight, no representation to make check in. I needed to wait for gate to open before I could check in. then there was no time for the airline to recover my Bag. Do no us this airline in transit

APW
HNL
Good 7.0

Pros: Great food and drink..complimentary on Fiji Airlines. Economy class seats are bigger than all US airlines!

Cons: Late to board d in Fiji due to ‘ operational’ reasons? Late arrival into Honolulu. But overall good flight

Wed., 6 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
35h 05m
Sun., 10 Feb.
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
20h 05m
Trip: 5 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,291 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Best inflight experience on economy!

CHC
AKL
Good 6.0

Cons: $80 baggage fees for luggage over 7 kg. I wasn’t aware of high price and luggage weight restriction until I was at airport

SFO
AKL
Good 6.3

Pros: entertainment

Cons: economy has NO room, couldnt bend down to get anything out of my bag below the seat unless my face was in the lap of the person next to me

SFO
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew did a very good job

Cons: Trip was the roughest I have ever been on for virtually the entire time. Could not sleep. Business class cabin was also had the most noise of any front of airplane experience I have had.

MEL
AKL
Good 7.0

Cons: The plane was delayed for more than one hour which we did not have sufficient time for transfer to LA. We have to run instead of walking.

Tue., 7 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SFO
San Francisco
30h 35m
Sat., 11 May
SFO
San Francisco
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
26h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2,228 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
7.0
MNL
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Business class from Bangkok to San Francisco was good overall, especially for $1400 one way. Food was not very good for business class, was more in line with JAL, EVA, Korean or ANA econo class but again, for the price, no complaints. Great friendly service, quick boarding. Priority Pass didn't have a lounge in Manila but thankfully, Philippines Air had their own lounge with great food and drinks for 1st Class and Business class ticket holders. Plane from Manila to SFO was older, screen way too far away, not even reachable without getting out of the seat. Business class seats don't quite lay flat but no complaints for the price. Would fly with them again!

SIN
MNL
Good 7.0

Pros: Everything was smooth - no issues or delays. Food was great Would fly with them again for short distances.

Cons: Apparently if you book with a third party booking Philippine Airlines does not provide you with meal or hotel voucher in Manila for long layover (22 hours). Had I booked directly through them they would have provided meals/hotel for the night. Instead we had to get two rooms for our family of 6. For this, I wouldn’t recommend them (if using third party booking).

MNL
YYZ
Good 7.0

Pros: No delays. Reached destination an hour early. Food was very good.

Cons: My main issue is with the payment confusion between vayama and philippine airlines (unknown outstanding balance came out after managing my booking) which caused major hassle because both parties couldn't help me even after several calls/emails. Actually, another vayama-Philippine airlines passenger reached out to me after she experienced the same situation. Baggage allowance very strict. Would prefer more asian entertainment content.

SGN
MNL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew and check in were very accommodating to our family with two small children.

Cons: Food served did not have any vegetarian choices.

MNL
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The TV has a great interface with a vast selection of movies, TV, and music. It'd be nice if the hour-long music stations had the songs listed.

Cons: They could have served drinks a couple more times

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