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Flights arrive in Darwin
Flights depart from Australia
Flight price $249
Airlines Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

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How long is the flight to Darwin?

Flights from Melbourne 4h 17m
Flights from Perth 3h 42m
Flights from Brisbane 3h 55m
Flights from Sydney 4h 30m
Flights from Adelaide 3h 40m

What is the cheapest flight to Darwin?

The cheapest airline ticket to Darwin from Australia in the last 72 hours was $249 return on the route Brisbane to Darwin. The most popular route is Melbourne to Darwin and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $526 return.

Which airlines fly to Darwin?

In general from Australia, Qantas Airways, Emirates and Virgin Australia fly the most to Darwin. The most popular route is from Melbourne, and Qantas Airways, Hong Kong Airlines & Etihad Airways fly this route the most.

How far is Darwin airport from central Darwin?

Darwin Airport is 6 kilometres from the centre of Darwin. View on map.

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(Return)
Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$249
only
$249
Adelaide
$292
only
$292
Perth
$362
only
$362
Melbourne
$307
only
$307
Sydney
$314
only
$314
Destination
Darwin
$249
only
$249
Sun., 9 Sep.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 10m
Sun., 16 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 40m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.8
MEL
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

This companies business model is high friction. I ended up with two tickets for my daughter on the same flights as one of their affiliates had problems with their website so it told me I wasn’t successful booking when i later found out the message was wrong. In the interim i booked the small flights on Tiger. I called both companies 4 times got the usual Asian call center responses and finally someone had the guts to tell me they would do nothing about it. Just insane and that’s what you will be if you ignore my advice. My daughter ended up with two flights she could never use and they would not do a single thing to help apart from go through their call center script to keep their jobs. You have been warned. Kayak should never refer people to gotogate.com. They offer similar customer service and would also do nothing.

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Flight time rescheduled meaning we had very little time for connecting flight. Then they checked our luggage in (weighed 8.5kg and only 7 allowed (charged $108). The booking in of the bags meant one of our party missed connecting flight. She arrived at gate while plane was still there and Capt said he would wait but ground staff over-ruled decision. Not happy.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

all ok.

nothing

MEL
ADL
Good 7.3

Helpful checkin staff and air stewards. Ran on time and would pick Tiger over Jetstar.

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

Sat., 15 Sep.
ADL
Adelaide
DRW
Darwin
3h 40m
Sat., 22 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
ADL
Adelaide
3h 40m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
HNL
SYD
OK 5.0

THE PRICE OF THE TICKET IS WHY YOU WOULD FLY JETSTAR. OTHERWISE, YOU WOULDN'T FLY JETSTAR.

The food menu is very limited to bready, carbohydrates - not a single salad or actual meal is available. Everything is tv dinner style. The entertainment only changes every few months so if you are frequent flyer with JetStar, you'll get bored of the movie and TV selection within three flights. The customer service varies wildly. I had one flight where a steward spilled a cup (literally) of water on me and handed me two napkins, and another flight where they moved me to a more comfortable seat upon request. Also, the JetStar membership is a JOKE! I paid for a year membership with the offer of deals and lower, membership prices. HA! I have yet to see an international offer, and they only reduce prices of say entertainment by $1. Also, they don't have an actual MILES program. If I was flying with ANY other company, I would have received some type of positive upgrade for all my flying with them. I must have flown 100,000 miles with them this year already.

DPS
MEL
OK 5.0

The food was decent, plane was delayed and we flew business. It would’ve been good if they brought over some more drinks during the delay. Maybe they should’ve started preparing the supper meals on the ground too so they were ready to go when we finally took off just because it was a red eye flight of just 5 hours and it would have made much more sense to allow us more sleep time.

The seats in business are totally weird. There is a metal foot rest that’s quite common in premium economy but the stretch seemed very short. I’m a short guy and I found my feet hanging over this bar which was uncomfortable. Also the pitch of the seat and short seat made both my partner and I slide down the seat. Perhaps the seats Jet star selects for its business could have calf rests that are located higher up so our legs are elevated more like in a chaise lounge or hammock for don’t slide down. The absolute worst thing about Jetstar flights are the passengers. The lowest common denominator Australians book budget airlines (especially Jetstar) and they rush the gate, over pack their 7kg of carryon, they are rough and loud and have little control of their children. They don’t know the difference beteeen inside and outside voices and speaking to someone face to face instead of shouting from a distance. Perhaps Jetstar should have a flying etiquette email and in seat card to remind people of how to behave. One braided head wench was berating the poor guy checking tickets at the gate who asked her to finish her water as a condition of EVERY AIRLINE and AIRPORT. He didn’t deserve her uneducated rudeness.

ADL
DRW
Good 6.6

I wasn’t able to select a seat and was assigned a middle seat, but the service desk agent at ADL moved me to an aisle seat without charge. Food was reasonable value and tasty, if cold (who refrigerates a muffin?!)

Usual Jetstar pain having to call to add extra luggage (qantas booking) and then curiously Jetstar telling me to ring qantas for an updated itinerary

SYD
DPS
OK 4.6

business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar

ADL
DRW
OK 4.6

I like the fact that when you book a flight you then have to pay for a seat .... What do you expect us to stand ! then you have to pay for baggage and all the other hidden costs .... after you have payed !

Dont have a credit card and they say we will be only taking credit card for beverages . On the flight over they said the reason was because we came from Bali and had no change but why the flight from Adelaide so again couldn't buy anything... Great service !

Wed., 17 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 35m
Fri., 19 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Trip: 3 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
DRW
Excellent 8.0

Seats didn't have USB charging and would like to see more recline and comfort. Also more food options to cater for dietary needs.

MEL
DRW
Excellent 10.0

The Virgin crew on this flight were amazing. So friendly and welcoming. Amazing!

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

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.

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.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Seemed like a good pilot - that's most important. Modern Plane.

1) The boarding from the rear/tarmac/stairs. 2) The officious attendant at check in. 3) The insane rule that a small carry on (that meets all international guidelines) cannot weigh more than 7 kg. 4) The pitiful beverage service (water/juice/coffee/tea) not even sparkling water. The price was high enough - not to have to put up with these issues.

PER
SYD
Good 6.3

Free entertainment was a pleasant surprise. Luggage check-in was another, my luggage made it from Perth to Queenstown even though the 2 fights were separate bookings and changed from Virgin to Air New Zealand.

NO legroom. Thank God for the short (3.5 hrs) flight. Tall people are definitely being discriminated against if we have to pay more for equivalent comfort.

Mon., 24 Dec.
PER
Perth
DRW
Darwin
3h 35m
Thu., 3 Jan.
DRW
Darwin
PER
Perth
3h 45m
Trip: 11 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.0

Qantas staff unfailingly helpful and courteous.

A more suitable lunch that could be eaten more easily , the quiche in a fidley box and nothing to w eat it on was trying.

SIN
MEL
Excellent 8.0

seats - very comfy flat bed to use on overnight flight

too warm, hard to sleep

AKL
MEL
Excellent 8.6

On

BNE
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Was traveling with my 1yr old and my in-laws. Crew could not have made it a more comfortable journey.

BNE
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Friendly efficient service. Lots of smiles. Food was great. Very comfortable seating

Toilet was very cramped USB charging plug not working. Pretty average range of movies.

Mon., 15 Oct.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 10m
Sat., 20 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 35m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.8
SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

TSV
MEL
OK 4.6

No issues with the flight itself or crew however the flight was rescheduled after booking from 11.45am departure to 8.35pm (then urther delay of 30m on day).

MEL
CBR
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly as on earlier experiences. Friendly and helpful staff at airport.

The departure gate was not displayed on the electronic board at the airport until an announcement that boarding was 'commencing' which caused some unnecessary anxiety.

MEL
ADL
Good 7.3

Helpful checkin staff and air stewards. Ran on time and would pick Tiger over Jetstar.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

all ok.

nothing

Fri., 12 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Sat., 13 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Trip: 2 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
OOL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

I have put past a lot of things that jetstar airlines have done in the past, including the 140$ that I had to pay to change and pay to rebook or pay to cancel and there were no given supports with credits, so I ended up abandoning the flight altogether losing the money. I flew jetstar from Sydney to Sunshine Coast with my backpack a personal bag and a tote bag. I had previously paid 20$ for checked luggage. Making my total for the flight 80$ no one asked to weigh my bags or questioned them. Making the 20$ extra just disappear? . They did make me throw out my beverage upon entered the aircraft that I just purchased, I would assume because it’s a ‘safety issue’ even though the airline does not give complimentary anything so I’m assuming it’s mostly competition of sales.In Gold Coast I checked my bags through security got to the gate and they had a trolly weighing bags. They asked me if I was traveling with someone else which I replied with a no. They then weighed my backpack saying it was 7kgs and I had to come with them to the front. So my backpack personal item and tote bag was too much all of a sudden. I offered to give up the tote bag which then turned the situation into that all of my bags were over weight and it was going to charge me 60$ for my 7kg backpack. I said 60$ was expensive and I paid 20$ last time for my checked bags on the way here that I hadn’t used and he said too bad. Meanwhile the majority of people boarding past me had had rolling luggage and an additional bag or a personal item and when I said something to the employee he told me I’m wrong and they were all weighed and it’s 60$ for my belongings to be checked and put under the plane? Because 60$ somehow made the weight of the flight more light? Horrible customer service. I didn’t get I’m sorry any compassion I got what are you paying with? I paid 60$ or miss my flight. 60$ could have given me one more flight. Also to mention the flight was not even completely full so what did that 60$ accomplish? Awful awful awful . So in the future I suppose I’m just going to donate 20$ regardless if I have checked luggage or not because paying for everything is the only consistent thing on jetstar. On the positive side they let me jump the line after I paid 60$ for my “overweight luggage” and I got to my assigned seat more quickly.

MEL
DRW
Good 7.0

Nothing was wrong with my flight.

No entertainment units, and it was a long flight.

OOL
NTL
Excellent 8.0

Good smooth flight

Flight delayed getting away

MEL
DRW
Excellent 8.0

Seats have no lumbar support. Uncomfortable

MCY
SYD
Good 6.6

Sunshine Coast airport is so small getting through security is a five minute process.

Mon., 29 Oct.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 05m
Sat., 3 Nov.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 55m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.8
BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Flight time rescheduled meaning we had very little time for connecting flight. Then they checked our luggage in (weighed 8.5kg and only 7 allowed (charged $108). The booking in of the bags meant one of our party missed connecting flight. She arrived at gate while plane was still there and Capt said he would wait but ground staff over-ruled decision. Not happy.

MEL
ADL
Good 7.3

Helpful checkin staff and air stewards. Ran on time and would pick Tiger over Jetstar.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

all ok.

nothing

MEL
CBR
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly as on earlier experiences. Friendly and helpful staff at airport.

The departure gate was not displayed on the electronic board at the airport until an announcement that boarding was 'commencing' which caused some unnecessary anxiety.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Delay

Mon., 5 Nov.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 05m
Sat., 10 Nov.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 55m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.8
SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

BNE
DRW
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Our Monday evening flight was cancelled (midair so we wasted a night flying halfway there and back). 3 hours waiting to be told the next available flight is Friday evening. Told we would be refunded for accommodation costs up to $120 per night per person. 2 weeks later and yet to see that money. There is no inflight entertainment or food. Hand luggage is weighed at the airport and it is $50 if you are over 7kg

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Delay

TSV
MEL
OK 4.6

No issues with the flight itself or crew however the flight was rescheduled after booking from 11.45am departure to 8.35pm (then urther delay of 30m on day).

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Flight time rescheduled meaning we had very little time for connecting flight. Then they checked our luggage in (weighed 8.5kg and only 7 allowed (charged $108). The booking in of the bags meant one of our party missed connecting flight. She arrived at gate while plane was still there and Capt said he would wait but ground staff over-ruled decision. Not happy.

Fri., 12 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 35m
Sun., 14 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 15m
Trip: 3 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
CNS
SYD
Good 6.8

The base price is very low. We were slightly over ~1kg our allotted 7kg/passenger and they let us go.

No entertainment on the flight whatsoever. The space in the seat is a bit tight, doesn't recline very much either.

MCY
SYD
Good 6.6

Sunshine Coast airport is so small getting through security is a five minute process.

RAR
AKL
OK 4.6

Crew were patient & helpful

The fact that both my recent Jetstar flights have been delayed (to & from Rarotonga, and today’s flight was so late I missed my connecting flight & it meant a disadvantage to my family plus $221 extra for me to buy another ticket.

SYD
DPS
OK 4.6

business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar

HBA
SYD
Excellent 10.0

The charges for the checked baggage. They are very steep.

Thu., 18 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 35m
Fri., 19 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Trip: 2 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
DRW
Excellent 10.0

I paid $65 for a seat with extra legroom, 13F, but at the airport found that I had been moved to 8A. Couldn't get my seat back, so spent 25 minutes on the phone to Virgin Australia today getting a refund.

MEL
DRW
Excellent 10.0

The service The service reps The timeliness

Th tray table that hadn't been wiped down since the last flight.

MEL
DRW
Mediocre 2.0

My ticket was deemed void when I was checking in and I could not get on the flight. I will never book via kayak again.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Seemed like a good pilot - that's most important. Modern Plane.

1) The boarding from the rear/tarmac/stairs. 2) The officious attendant at check in. 3) The insane rule that a small carry on (that meets all international guidelines) cannot weigh more than 7 kg. 4) The pitiful beverage service (water/juice/coffee/tea) not even sparkling water. The price was high enough - not to have to put up with these issues.

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

I did not like anything at all

They have problem finding my ticket because they say delta rebooked my ticket and they don’t have the information. I almost missed my flight for that reason. I don’t think I will ever book with Virgin Australia again

Thu., 8 Nov.
PER
Perth
DRW
Darwin
3h 40m
Mon., 12 Nov.
DRW
Darwin
PER
Perth
3h 50m
Trip: 5 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
ROK
OK 5.6

No hot drink. Only small amount of water.

PER
SYD
Good 6.3

Free entertainment was a pleasant surprise. Luggage check-in was another, my luggage made it from Perth to Queenstown even though the 2 fights were separate bookings and changed from Virgin to Air New Zealand.

NO legroom. Thank God for the short (3.5 hrs) flight. Tall people are definitely being discriminated against if we have to pay more for equivalent comfort.

BNE
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Good service

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

This is my third time flying with Virgin Australia from LAX to Sydney return. I LOVE this airline. The staff at every point are friendly, responsive, professional and helpful. I loved the service on board. Nothing seems to be too difficult (this was refreshing as I have flown on many flights throughout Asia and America where the service ethic was not strong. Experiencing airlines such as Qantas, United, Asiana, China Eastern, British Airways, Southwest Airlines and many more). Food was good. My kids loved the snacks; chips, Weiss mango icecream, apples, Hawaiin chips etc. A big shout out for the friendly airline. Keep up the great service.

PER
DRW
Good 7.0

TVE information they sent me to the email about the airport terminal was confusing: there is not terminal D un perth airport.

Fri., 21 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 20m
Tue., 25 Dec.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Trip: 5 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
HNL
OK 4.3

The crew was polite.

Food: all food cost. Coffee/tea was four dollars. We pre-ordered our food and it was not available. They substituted our food with a large “cup of noodles“ which was terrible. Very surprised that all food cost. Too many unexpected fees. I’m uncomfortable plane! Way too crowded! Was charged and unexpected fee for a visa. Jetstar charged $50 per person! Flight was 9 1/2 hours late!

HNL
SYD
OK 5.0

THE PRICE OF THE TICKET IS WHY YOU WOULD FLY JETSTAR. OTHERWISE, YOU WOULDN'T FLY JETSTAR.

The food menu is very limited to bready, carbohydrates - not a single salad or actual meal is available. Everything is tv dinner style. The entertainment only changes every few months so if you are frequent flyer with JetStar, you'll get bored of the movie and TV selection within three flights. The customer service varies wildly. I had one flight where a steward spilled a cup (literally) of water on me and handed me two napkins, and another flight where they moved me to a more comfortable seat upon request. Also, the JetStar membership is a JOKE! I paid for a year membership with the offer of deals and lower, membership prices. HA! I have yet to see an international offer, and they only reduce prices of say entertainment by $1. Also, they don't have an actual MILES program. If I was flying with ANY other company, I would have received some type of positive upgrade for all my flying with them. I must have flown 100,000 miles with them this year already.

CNS
SYD
Good 6.8

The base price is very low. We were slightly over ~1kg our allotted 7kg/passenger and they let us go.

No entertainment on the flight whatsoever. The space in the seat is a bit tight, doesn't recline very much either.

MEL
DRW
Excellent 8.0

Seats have no lumbar support. Uncomfortable

MCY
SYD
Good 6.6

Sunshine Coast airport is so small getting through security is a five minute process.

Fri., 19 Oct.
PER
Perth
DRW
Darwin
3h 35m
Mon., 22 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
PER
Perth
4h 00m
Trip: 4 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Good service

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

This is my third time flying with Virgin Australia from LAX to Sydney return. I LOVE this airline. The staff at every point are friendly, responsive, professional and helpful. I loved the service on board. Nothing seems to be too difficult (this was refreshing as I have flown on many flights throughout Asia and America where the service ethic was not strong. Experiencing airlines such as Qantas, United, Asiana, China Eastern, British Airways, Southwest Airlines and many more). Food was good. My kids loved the snacks; chips, Weiss mango icecream, apples, Hawaiin chips etc. A big shout out for the friendly airline. Keep up the great service.

PER
SYD
Good 6.3

Free entertainment was a pleasant surprise. Luggage check-in was another, my luggage made it from Perth to Queenstown even though the 2 fights were separate bookings and changed from Virgin to Air New Zealand.

NO legroom. Thank God for the short (3.5 hrs) flight. Tall people are definitely being discriminated against if we have to pay more for equivalent comfort.

BNE
ROK
OK 5.6

No hot drink. Only small amount of water.

CBR
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Another delay by 1 hour

I should only book qantas .... virgin are never in time.

Tue., 4 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Tue., 11 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Trip: 8 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
OOL
NTL
Excellent 8.0

Good smooth flight

Flight delayed getting away

SYD
DPS
OK 4.6

business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar

MEL
HNL
OK 4.3

The crew was polite.

Food: all food cost. Coffee/tea was four dollars. We pre-ordered our food and it was not available. They substituted our food with a large “cup of noodles“ which was terrible. Very surprised that all food cost. Too many unexpected fees. I’m uncomfortable plane! Way too crowded! Was charged and unexpected fee for a visa. Jetstar charged $50 per person! Flight was 9 1/2 hours late!

MEL
DRW
Excellent 8.0

Seats have no lumbar support. Uncomfortable

MCY
SYD
Good 6.6

Sunshine Coast airport is so small getting through security is a five minute process.

Thu., 1 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 25m
Sat., 10 Nov.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 20m
Trip: 10 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
SYD
Good 6.3

Free entertainment was a pleasant surprise. Luggage check-in was another, my luggage made it from Perth to Queenstown even though the 2 fights were separate bookings and changed from Virgin to Air New Zealand.

NO legroom. Thank God for the short (3.5 hrs) flight. Tall people are definitely being discriminated against if we have to pay more for equivalent comfort.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Seemed like a good pilot - that's most important. Modern Plane.

1) The boarding from the rear/tarmac/stairs. 2) The officious attendant at check in. 3) The insane rule that a small carry on (that meets all international guidelines) cannot weigh more than 7 kg. 4) The pitiful beverage service (water/juice/coffee/tea) not even sparkling water. The price was high enough - not to have to put up with these issues.

MEL
DRW
Excellent 10.0

I paid $65 for a seat with extra legroom, 13F, but at the airport found that I had been moved to 8A. Couldn't get my seat back, so spent 25 minutes on the phone to Virgin Australia today getting a refund.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

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.

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.

MEL
DRW
Mediocre 2.0

My ticket was deemed void when I was checking in and I could not get on the flight. I will never book via kayak again.

Thu., 23 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 10m
Sat., 25 Aug.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 35m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MCY
SYD
Good 6.6

Sunshine Coast airport is so small getting through security is a five minute process.

SYD
DPS
OK 4.6

business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar

HBA
SYD
Excellent 10.0

The charges for the checked baggage. They are very steep.

OOL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

I have put past a lot of things that jetstar airlines have done in the past, including the 140$ that I had to pay to change and pay to rebook or pay to cancel and there were no given supports with credits, so I ended up abandoning the flight altogether losing the money. I flew jetstar from Sydney to Sunshine Coast with my backpack a personal bag and a tote bag. I had previously paid 20$ for checked luggage. Making my total for the flight 80$ no one asked to weigh my bags or questioned them. Making the 20$ extra just disappear? . They did make me throw out my beverage upon entered the aircraft that I just purchased, I would assume because it’s a ‘safety issue’ even though the airline does not give complimentary anything so I’m assuming it’s mostly competition of sales.In Gold Coast I checked my bags through security got to the gate and they had a trolly weighing bags. They asked me if I was traveling with someone else which I replied with a no. They then weighed my backpack saying it was 7kgs and I had to come with them to the front. So my backpack personal item and tote bag was too much all of a sudden. I offered to give up the tote bag which then turned the situation into that all of my bags were over weight and it was going to charge me 60$ for my 7kg backpack. I said 60$ was expensive and I paid 20$ last time for my checked bags on the way here that I hadn’t used and he said too bad. Meanwhile the majority of people boarding past me had had rolling luggage and an additional bag or a personal item and when I said something to the employee he told me I’m wrong and they were all weighed and it’s 60$ for my belongings to be checked and put under the plane? Because 60$ somehow made the weight of the flight more light? Horrible customer service. I didn’t get I’m sorry any compassion I got what are you paying with? I paid 60$ or miss my flight. 60$ could have given me one more flight. Also to mention the flight was not even completely full so what did that 60$ accomplish? Awful awful awful . So in the future I suppose I’m just going to donate 20$ regardless if I have checked luggage or not because paying for everything is the only consistent thing on jetstar. On the positive side they let me jump the line after I paid 60$ for my “overweight luggage” and I got to my assigned seat more quickly.

DPS
MEL
OK 5.0

The food was decent, plane was delayed and we flew business. It would’ve been good if they brought over some more drinks during the delay. Maybe they should’ve started preparing the supper meals on the ground too so they were ready to go when we finally took off just because it was a red eye flight of just 5 hours and it would have made much more sense to allow us more sleep time.

The seats in business are totally weird. There is a metal foot rest that’s quite common in premium economy but the stretch seemed very short. I’m a short guy and I found my feet hanging over this bar which was uncomfortable. Also the pitch of the seat and short seat made both my partner and I slide down the seat. Perhaps the seats Jet star selects for its business could have calf rests that are located higher up so our legs are elevated more like in a chaise lounge or hammock for don’t slide down. The absolute worst thing about Jetstar flights are the passengers. The lowest common denominator Australians book budget airlines (especially Jetstar) and they rush the gate, over pack their 7kg of carryon, they are rough and loud and have little control of their children. They don’t know the difference beteeen inside and outside voices and speaking to someone face to face instead of shouting from a distance. Perhaps Jetstar should have a flying etiquette email and in seat card to remind people of how to behave. One braided head wench was berating the poor guy checking tickets at the gate who asked her to finish her water as a condition of EVERY AIRLINE and AIRPORT. He didn’t deserve her uneducated rudeness.

Wed., 17 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 35m
Fri., 19 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Trip: 3 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 8 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
DRW
Excellent 8.0

Seats didn't have USB charging and would like to see more recline and comfort. Also more food options to cater for dietary needs.

BNE
ROK
OK 5.6

No hot drink. Only small amount of water.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Seemed like a good pilot - that's most important. Modern Plane.

1) The boarding from the rear/tarmac/stairs. 2) The officious attendant at check in. 3) The insane rule that a small carry on (that meets all international guidelines) cannot weigh more than 7 kg. 4) The pitiful beverage service (water/juice/coffee/tea) not even sparkling water. The price was high enough - not to have to put up with these issues.

MEL
DRW
Mediocre 2.0

My ticket was deemed void when I was checking in and I could not get on the flight. I will never book via kayak again.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

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.

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.

Thu., 30 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 35m
Sun., 2 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 15m
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
RAR
AKL
OK 4.6

Crew were patient & helpful

The fact that both my recent Jetstar flights have been delayed (to & from Rarotonga, and today’s flight was so late I missed my connecting flight & it meant a disadvantage to my family plus $221 extra for me to buy another ticket.

OOL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

I have put past a lot of things that jetstar airlines have done in the past, including the 140$ that I had to pay to change and pay to rebook or pay to cancel and there were no given supports with credits, so I ended up abandoning the flight altogether losing the money. I flew jetstar from Sydney to Sunshine Coast with my backpack a personal bag and a tote bag. I had previously paid 20$ for checked luggage. Making my total for the flight 80$ no one asked to weigh my bags or questioned them. Making the 20$ extra just disappear? . They did make me throw out my beverage upon entered the aircraft that I just purchased, I would assume because it’s a ‘safety issue’ even though the airline does not give complimentary anything so I’m assuming it’s mostly competition of sales.In Gold Coast I checked my bags through security got to the gate and they had a trolly weighing bags. They asked me if I was traveling with someone else which I replied with a no. They then weighed my backpack saying it was 7kgs and I had to come with them to the front. So my backpack personal item and tote bag was too much all of a sudden. I offered to give up the tote bag which then turned the situation into that all of my bags were over weight and it was going to charge me 60$ for my 7kg backpack. I said 60$ was expensive and I paid 20$ last time for my checked bags on the way here that I hadn’t used and he said too bad. Meanwhile the majority of people boarding past me had had rolling luggage and an additional bag or a personal item and when I said something to the employee he told me I’m wrong and they were all weighed and it’s 60$ for my belongings to be checked and put under the plane? Because 60$ somehow made the weight of the flight more light? Horrible customer service. I didn’t get I’m sorry any compassion I got what are you paying with? I paid 60$ or miss my flight. 60$ could have given me one more flight. Also to mention the flight was not even completely full so what did that 60$ accomplish? Awful awful awful . So in the future I suppose I’m just going to donate 20$ regardless if I have checked luggage or not because paying for everything is the only consistent thing on jetstar. On the positive side they let me jump the line after I paid 60$ for my “overweight luggage” and I got to my assigned seat more quickly.

MEL
HNL
OK 4.3

The crew was polite.

Food: all food cost. Coffee/tea was four dollars. We pre-ordered our food and it was not available. They substituted our food with a large “cup of noodles“ which was terrible. Very surprised that all food cost. Too many unexpected fees. I’m uncomfortable plane! Way too crowded! Was charged and unexpected fee for a visa. Jetstar charged $50 per person! Flight was 9 1/2 hours late!

HBA
SYD
Excellent 10.0

The charges for the checked baggage. They are very steep.

OOL
NTL
Excellent 8.0

Good smooth flight

Flight delayed getting away

Tue., 28 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Fri., 31 Aug.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Trip: 4 days
6.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.8 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MCY
SYD
Good 6.6

Sunshine Coast airport is so small getting through security is a five minute process.

MEL
DRW
Good 7.0

Nothing was wrong with my flight.

No entertainment units, and it was a long flight.

MEL
DRW
Excellent 8.0

Seats have no lumbar support. Uncomfortable

CNS
SYD
Good 6.8

The base price is very low. We were slightly over ~1kg our allotted 7kg/passenger and they let us go.

No entertainment on the flight whatsoever. The space in the seat is a bit tight, doesn't recline very much either.

SYD
DPS
OK 4.6

business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar

Fri., 21 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 35m
Sat., 22 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 15m
Trip: 2 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
RAR
AKL
OK 4.6

Crew were patient & helpful

The fact that both my recent Jetstar flights have been delayed (to & from Rarotonga, and today’s flight was so late I missed my connecting flight & it meant a disadvantage to my family plus $221 extra for me to buy another ticket.

SYD
DPS
OK 4.6

business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar

CNS
SYD
Good 6.8

The base price is very low. We were slightly over ~1kg our allotted 7kg/passenger and they let us go.

No entertainment on the flight whatsoever. The space in the seat is a bit tight, doesn't recline very much either.

AYQ
SYD
Good 7.3

Service was outstanding.. friendly and accommodating

Expensive and charged extra for luggage.

OOL
NTL
Excellent 8.0

Good smooth flight

Flight delayed getting away

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