Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Indonesia
Indonesia AirAsia, KLM and Etihad Airways have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Indonesia. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Indonesia.
An average direct flight from Australia to Indonesia takes 24h 04m, covering a distance of 4313 km. The most popular route is Sydney - Denpasar with an average flight time of 6h 15m.
The cheapest ticket to Indonesia from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $113 one-way, and $385 round-trip. The most popular route is from Sydney to Denpasar and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $961.
Indonesia AirAsia, KLM & Etihad Airways fly the most frequently from Australia to Indonesia.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Denpasar (39% of total searches to Indonesia). The next most popular destinations are Jakarta (24%) and Surabaya (5%). Searches for flights to Yogyakarta (4%), to Labuan Bajo (4%) and to Padang (3%) are also popular.
The island of Sumatra is one of the major islands in Indonesia with its heritage tropical rainforests spread across three national parks—Gunung Leuser National Park, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, and Kerinci Seblat National Park. Medan, to the north of the island, is considered the gateway to Sumatra and most visitors fly into the Kualanamu International Airport (KNO). The more central Padang is also an option, flying into Minangkabau International Airport (PDG).
The Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) located near Kuta in the south of Denpasar is the major airport on the island of Bali. From here, you will be approximately 2.5h drive from towns such as Negara and Pulukan in the west of Bali, or an hour from Gianyar. This is also a popular spot from which to explore Nusa Lembongan off the coast, as ferries are available from Denpasar.
Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK), also known as the Cengkareng Airport, is the largest airport in Indonesia and considered the country’s tourism hub. This airport is not to be confused with the secondary airport in Jakarta, Halim Perdanakusuma Airport (HLP) which services local flights mostly by budget airlines. Sumatra’s Kualanamu International Airport and Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport also have high numbers of international visitors.
In most of Indonesia, the population is primarily Muslim. Many families travel to visit each other during Ramadan, increasing flight prices. The exception to this is Bali, where the population is primarily Hindu. Those booking their flights to Bali around March need to be aware of Nyepi—the Day of Silence. During this day, many places in Bali close and locals remain indoors. Mobile and Internet coverage is decreased and the airport closes.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I like the crew members"
Cons: "Entertainment selection and food could be better"
Pros: "Crew was attentive and made extra effort to meet special requests from passengers."
Cons: "crew isnt very careful in serving the food but its not really that bad. but im just comparing it from my previous flights so i think that group of FA's can do better. And the food was served a bit a late so they dont have time to serve hot beverage anymore."
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "Was a B Grade effort by the crew. They were there to get their pay check & no more....very disappointing."
Cons: "Flat bed in business class was disappointing. No way anyone taller than 6’ could stretch out. Overall, it was an inferior experience to business class on Cathay Pacific, which sets the standard IMO."
Pros: "Better flight as bigger craft and no neighbours in my row so I got some sleep."
Pros: "Everything food was better selection and allowed me to taste bali food before arriving. The seats were comfortable on the last plane Thank god"
Pros: "Got bumped to Business Class"
Cons: "I liked everything"
Cons: "Luggages weren’t transferred to Bali together with my flight. Gate check in stroller was sent to baggage claim without notification. I was waiting the whole time after exiting plane."
Pros: "Seating was spacious, crew was attentive. Boarding was efficient."
Cons: "The food choice was not pleasing to me."
Pros: "Food was pretty good. Loved the Weiss ice cream bars"
Cons: "Most uncomfortable seat ever. Wouldn't recline. TVs small and poor quality. Sound patchy. Not a pleasant flight. Must have been an old plane."
Pros: "Good seats with great screens. Usb, headphone jack that works with regular headphones, and a regular power outlet! Tray tables upgraded overall and have a mirror behind a slide. Even the seatback pockets are better with multiple pockets including one that fits most mobile phones. The windows turn tinted blue instead of drawing shades down—what?!"
Cons: "would like regular water bottles to be available for drinking"
Pros: "Loved the food/Movies/seats."
Cons: "No air vents and the cabin was very very stuffy and warm for many people. I’ve never heard one child cry for 7+ hours before until this flight. But everything else was decent to say the very least:)"
Pros: "Spacious and clean"
Cons: "Crew wasn’t attentive. Brought wrong order, forgot order, walked by hurriedly and hit passengers. Empty sauce on the Tray- when asked said it was for presentation!"
Pros: "It’s worth it to pay a bit more for the extra legroom seats."
Pros: "Very good service."
Pros: "Great entertainment system for a short haul fl flight"
Cons: "Terrible food"
Pros: "Service by the crew was great"
Cons: "Food in the economy class was not so great Options provided were not tasty. Each meal tasted same. No kid option available. Tastier options available on other major international flights."
Pros: "I am disabled traveling with my 96-year-old father. the Singapore Air crew helped us beyond all expectations on our 3 flights: JFK-FRA, FRA-SIN & SIN-DEN. most especially in Germany!"
Cons: "I need to upgrade our return flight SIN-LHR & can’t figure out how. also would like to modify trip, but it’s so difficult. deLancey Whitmer 1 (203) 838-6808"
Pros: "More leg room than other airlines, superb service and excellent food!"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Not as good as they were once"
Cons: "Our flight to Bali was cancelled due to the volcano eruption. We did not receive any compensation, but Singapore/Silk Airlines told us they were able to get us a flight home to LAX instead, but that it wouldn't be until the next day. We spent money on a hotel and food and waited until the next morning, got to the airport early for check in only to find that Singapore/Silk had in fact, given up our seats that they had promised us. They said that we now would have to wait another day just to get a flight from Singapore to LAX. We asked to speak with a manager, and eventually were able to get two seats due to cancellations. This was intended to be a very special and romantic trip that was essentially ruined. Since no one could have anticipated that the volcano would cause cancellation, we should be refunded for our flights. We are so crushed that we did not get to go to Bali, and now we may NEVER get to go because we are out of money. At the VERY least, the leg of our flights from Singapore to Bali, and Bali to Singapore, should be refunded. We are extremely disappointed."
Pros: "friendly staff top Service top Inflight"
Cons: "old aircraft, no usb or power point charging. choice of 5 movies"
Pros: "Comfort Great book the cook meal choices Restful Attentive service"
Cons: "What’s there not to like about SQ"
Pros: "Entertainment service is, really, second to none."
Cons: "Old plane, cramped seats, wrong tissue paper (unusabke) in bathrooms, instead of paper towels, unremarkable food, served almost cold, rushed staff which spilled water on me (offered S$75 voucher as compensation), however did not take thebtime to listen to requests from passengers who spoke poor English, etc."
Pros: "Is Singapore Airlines food quality slipping? First time I’ve been really unenthusiastic about it..."
Pros: "Staff managed to change seating due to height. Very accommodating."
Cons: "Entertainment console dated. Sound very crackly. Video images not sharp."
Pros: "Service was best in class"
Cons: "Planes are old. They never seem to use newer planes on the Brisbane leg."
Cons: "Old plane. Old in flight entertainment."
Pros: "Reasonable price"
Cons: "Missed flight for medical reasons with 9 month old son, attempted to use remaining onward flight to Europe and return through Swiss which was refused! Most unreasonable, cheating me of my payment. I have since sought legal advice and contacted travel agent regarding, seems case law from several instances in my support. I had to pay thousands for new flight Austrian Air. Swiss thieved my money and I dont mind saying so. Unfair and unfair conduct. I am saving this letter for twitter to tell my friends of my disgust. I will be happy if this is sorted refunded immediately. A copy of these details and medical letter already provided to Jithendra from flight network (online travel agent)."
Pros: "Upgraded to biz class, which was fantastic"
Pros: "Consistency of service, efficient"
Cons: "Having to convert chair to bed and vice versa. Prefer one that can just go flat st touch of button"
Pros: "The flight attendants are professional, attentive, efficient. One suggestion, they didn't know to offer a nauseous passenger ginger ale. I let them know to give her some and she was very grateful. Also too much food! It's so much better than any other airline but very abundant and I feel bad when I only eat a small portion of the items on each tray. Otherwise great crew, plane, boarding, etc."
Pros: "The seat comes with foot rest attached to the front seat."
Cons: "I asked for decaf coffee and the attendant totally forgot about my request."
Cons: "Food wise can be improved. But for flight meat from ecomnomy class; it's considered good enough."
Cons: "Seats are tight and hard"
Pros: "The staff were very friendly and it was a smooth flight with a great choice of entertainment."
Cons: "However I don't eat pork & they ran out on chicken dishes so I missed out on a meal."
Pros: "The cabin attendants kept us well hydrated."
Cons: "The entertainment options were mediocre. Gluten-free meal may have contained traces of gluten."
Cons: "cramped uncomfortable seats freezing cold"
Pros: "The crew and inflight food and entertainment was good. The person on the transfer desk was very helpful."
Cons: "We were unable to use the website to check-in online, which meant we had to fly to Manchester to check-in. Which is very poor given modern technology. (We were able to check in on line for the flight from Houston)"
Pros: "The staff was very friendly and helpful. I got plenty of meals and they easily accommodated my vegetarian diet!"
Pros: "Consistently good food."
Cons: "Entertainment system sometimes froze, didn't remember where I was in the movie."
Pros: "Flight on time"
Cons: "The in flight service was not as good as I remember the last few times I flew with Singapore. ."
Cons: "The video screens need to be upgraded"
Pros: "Crew was outstanding"
Cons: "No sound on my entertainment system"
Pros: "The food was great!"
Cons: "The announcements coming from the boarding crew were not clear or hardly under stable."
Pros: "Just as previous reviews mentioned, this is a top notch airline even when flying coach. The staff was courteous and attentive, the food was good and the flight overall was comfortable. I'd fly with Singapore again in a heartbeat."
Pros: "Departure and arrival on time. Pleasant, attractive and efficient crew. Decent choice of entertainment for domestic flight. Baggage delivered after only 15 minutes of arrival at baggage belt. Overall great!"
Cons: "Passengers push from the back to leave the aircraft and don't like to allow you to enter the exit line so you also have to push your way in. Very rude and sad most travelers are so impolite."
Pros: "Crew pelayanan bagus"
Cons: "TV nya mati. Turun di tengah parkiran, naik bis."
Pros: "The crew did a great job, seats were ok"
Cons: "the food was not eatable"
Pros: "Crew was better"
Cons: "Improve food quality. Garuda is moving backward in quality of food."
Cons: "Food can be better."
Pros: "Food was nice"
Cons: "Small plane, crew did not help with trouble lifting putting bag in overhead compartpent (almost fell on heads), passengers with children and elderlies were not boarded first though blasted on speakers at start of boarding at gate."
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Baggage claim in Bali very slow"
Pros: "The cabin crew was great!"
Cons: "Keep going with the excellent job, Garuda"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Old plane, walking distance to board the plane is so far"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Food was terrible"
Cons: "No TV on cjr1000"
Pros: "Cabin crew services very friendly"
Cons: "Mediocre food, old movie list mostly. The biggest complain is both duiring the CGK T3 international outbound and inbound flight makes you walk the whole length of t3 from the departure gate as the plane for this international flight was parked at the most corner part of domestic terminal. No travellator, no buggy. Terrible for the elders.and bi assistance can be seen"
Pros: "Quick boarding, good entertainment"
Pros: "Check in at Perth Airport extremely helpful. Husband has health problems. They offered priority boarding and luggage. Priority was not a priority at all at Denpasar."
Cons: "The plane was very squished up, seating, no leg room and difficult with one aisle to get past other passengers and staff. Toilet very small.."
Pros: "The female air crews. Indonesian female air stewardess are simply beautiful and shapely!"
Cons: "My entertainment set’s headphone plug doesn’t work at all. So I’m watching movie with no sound throughout the whole flight."
Cons: "i didnt like the fact that the flight was cancelled and i was not notified the staff there were no help at all , overall pathetic by then having to take a later flight i then missed my connecting flight to Melbourne which in turn caused me to delay my return by a day then causing me to miss my transport back to my home which is three hours from the airport , i was told in Jakarta that someone would meet me in Melbourne on my arrival to make arrangment for my travel home but no one was there so i had to make my own way home costing me extra money . Overall my exsperience with your airline was a disaster for a so called international airline and i would never recomend to my friends to fly with you ."
Cons: "Garuda played loud “music” on arrival so we couldn’t watch the entertainment system. Getting onto the flight was horrid with long long long wait on the bus to go from terminal to airplane. Food was ultra salty and dreadful."
Pros: "Garuda Indonesia is the most reliable sky-mate so far for domestic route. Proffesional and well informed if there is something happened beyond normal."
Cons: "I'm a bit get bored with the food."
Pros: "Excellent and plentiful food."
Cons: "Limited storage in business class seat"
Cons: "I purchased 3 legs of a trip on-line and tried daily for 50+ days to make a seat reservation. Occasionally, a screen would appear that stated a fee would be charged. I had no problem with that and was prepared with my credit card to make payment only to be told "oops there was an error" and the transaction could not be completed. I called the Garuda contact number in the U.S. twice and was told there was nothing that could be done from the US and I would have to take care of it when I arrived in Bangkok. I probably will never fly Garuda again so it really will not be a problem."
Pros: "Staff was great, and plane was nice. Entertainment options very good."
Cons: "Didn't like you can't use your phone to read. They make you completely put away. Not impressed by food options."
Cons: "Jakarta Terminal 3 directions are not properly set up. Confusing"
Pros: "All the flight handling is fine all the way from Perth up to Jakarta"
Pros: "I loved the food and the headrest bit."
Cons: "nothing really!"
Pros: "new plane list of movies"
Cons: "food quality is not good to and fro flights"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and more assistance could be provided to passenger on transit as most are not familiar with the new huge airport"
Pros: "Penerbangan lebih cepat dari jadwal"
Cons: "Penerbangan lebih cepat 15 menit dari jadwl"
Pros: "I loved that I got upgraded to Business. It made an exhausting journey home more relaxing. And the crew were lovely, kind, and helpful!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by more than one hour."
Pros: "Crew always courteous"
Cons: "Operational Delay? 75 min?! Unacceptable for a country flagship carrier.. The explanation Operational issue is lack of respect to Garuda customers.. It say nothing at all."
Pros: "Organised, well turned out, polite and efficient, a refreshing change to British Airways"
Pros: "I met with a best friend whom I didn't meet for a decades, and he was I the same GA flight but not a member of GFF. Lounge Team give me a courtesy access so we can have a quite discussion in GA Lounge"
Pros: "Garuda Indonesia is just a very good airline."
Cons: "The bad things is the luggage handling at smaller airports."
Pros: "Orderly, on time, efficient boarding"
Cons: "The meal"
Pros: "Nice to have food and good entertainment on an affordable flight"
Pros: "Airline crew on all segments were professional and friendly. Meals were plentiful and tasty. Thanks for getting us there and back safely."
Pros: "Pretty on time"
Cons: "The food is bad"
Cons: "Meals was iffy"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "On time boarding"
Pros: "Customer Service text , call me to update about my flight schedule to re-confirm whether I can or not for earlier flight and they also offer for next morning flight as alternative."
Pros: "Cabin was in good size, crew was friendly and professional, in flight entertainment was top notch."
Cons: "Boarding was late. When we got to Soekarno Hatta, it took a while before they could open the door of the plane and let everyone out because they were waiting for some equipment (the stairs i'm guessing). Then they put us in a bus which took a loooong time to get to the right terminal. I was sick at that time so this was very inconvenient."
Pros: "The ground staff, the inflight staff were great with outstanding service and care for passengers."
Cons: "There is nothing I find not liking."
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and professional"
Cons: "Plane was a bit old and Didn't have USB port to charge my phone. I always like it when I can charge my devices on board so I know I have full battery once I get off."
Pros: "That it was all trouble free very simple to book and everyone was very helpful."
Cons: "All good!"
Pros: "Service on board as usual friendly and professional"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for 30 minutes due to late arrival of the same aircraft from Jakarta"
Pros: "Everthing was up to the mark"
Cons: "Everything was satisfactory"
Pros: "Everything was amazing"
Cons: "Everthing was great"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy. Blankets and pillows were ample and already at the seat."
Cons: "Food was worse than what I had come to expect from Cathay Pacific. Drinks were less frequent. Restroom facilities were not well kept over the course of the flight."
Pros: "Crew and all other Staff were very helpful and friendly"
Cons: "Don’t know"
Pros: "Fast and easy to board nice crew worked fast and smooth large proposal for entertainment"
Cons: "more diversity of beverage offered Also please propose coffee or tea before/after dinner and breakfast, nobody proposed me and I thought it would come later but nothing came. I should have asked before the end of the service but I was surprised it wasn't coming automatically."
Pros: "Premium Economy did not meet our expectation compared to even US airlines."
Cons: "Crew Service was not very good."
Cons: "Don't delay"
Pros: "Service was outstanding"
Cons: "It’s not the airline fault that our flight was delayed so many times. A 8 hour trip took us 13 hours."
Cons: "Food and more profesional crew"
Cons: "About cabin crew for for more smile"
Cons: "Food. The blankets and pillows were dirty and smelly. Seats are old."
Cons: "The television got black out 6 hours before landing..dont have a choice but yo sleep."
Pros: "seat very comfortable"
Cons: "food and inflight entertaitment with very few choices are very poor - flight attendant always on the PA for meaningless message in 3 languages"
Pros: "Standard of the flight was good"
Cons: "Cabin personal was unengaged rude and everything than helpful"
Cons: "The breakfast vegetarian food didn’t have any taste! Serve some real food!"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and entertainment"
Cons: "Food even for short flights"
Pros: "Easy check in and bag drop, staff available when help was needed. Felt comfortable enough to check myself in as every part of precessions was made clear"
Pros: "Friendly and efficient staff."
Pros: "I was fortunate to be upgraded as a frequent flyer on this airline"
Cons: "Poor cabin crew service in this instance."
Pros: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "The seats assigned are so at the back at the aircraft. Even both of us are members of the airline we haven’t received any flight notification. That’s really bad"
Cons: "Delay flight, slow"
Pros: "Second time in less than two years and satisfied on both trips. Good work Cathay Pacific."
Pros: "Very civilized flight from start to finish."
Pros: "Customer service is excellent as usual. The plane is very well outfitted and modern. You can generally trust the Cathay standard. The pilots are good, and even though departure may have been delayed, we arrived ahead of schedule."
Cons: "I didn't prefer the premium economy section. Uncomfortable. I'd rather pay the fare for a cheaper economy seat, that is equally uncomfortable. It's terrible to start charging people for small, petty things like choosing one's seat."
Pros: "Seat uncomfortable even though there was plenty of leg room"
Pros: "Excellent service for wheelchair passengers"
Pros: "Flight was very smooth and pleasant. The entertainment was great with lots of choices. Premium economy seats on A350 was amazing. Very similar to Qants reganal business class on their 737. But how ever the seats on their A330 was average. But otherwise all was good. I would recommend Cathay."
Cons: "The food was very small portion and average in taste. The crew took a wile to take the trays and clear after all ate."
Pros: "Very efficient service and prompt arrivals unlike United Airlines.aircraft was modern and equipment was generally well maintained."
Cons: "What other snack options available other than Ramen Noodles. Maybe a low carb option is needed. There are some noodles made from soy products and these will be low carbohydrate. Seats in economy are ok for short people. All airlines should designate an infant seating area close to toilets. This way all infants will be restricted to these seats and the noise pollution in the aircraft is restricted to a small section of the ship.these seats can be specially configured to either seat a no rmal adult or a fast attachments for a baby carrier."
Pros: "We always fly with Cathay. Usually 2-3 times per year and feel the staff are professional and service is extremely good. I recently fractured my ankle and staff provided excellent assistance."
Cons: "The breakfasts for economy passengers is shocking. This has not always been the case. However, Now it is presented in a card board box and of very poor quality."
Pros: "The flight staff was very curteous and helpful, that made a difference with the trip."
Cons: "The touch screen technology on the onflight entertainment was pretty bad. The movies played fine with no issue but navigating through the entertainment console was a pain since the touch screen responsiveness was so bad."
Cons: "Delayed flight and promised me in Chicago and in Flight that the plane in Hong Kong would wait. Now I am sitting inside the Airport waiting until morning to fly out. I will never fly with them again. LIARS!"
Pros: "onetime, efficient, well-managed"
Cons: "not very good food and not enough of it cramped"
Pros: "You get what you paid for. We paid more for similar class than other airlines, and we spent less time waiting in checking line; generous legroom and shoulder room(Airbus350). Seat slides forward while reclines. It is a good thing that seat does not recline too much that it will annoy someone behine. Food was okay but you wouldn't get hungry."
Cons: "Need healthy food: less salt, whole wheat bread, more vegi."
Pros: "I received more than expected"
Pros: "The crew is nice. You can order snacks in between meals."
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and we were automatically placed on another EARLIER flight and we weren't notified. I found out the morning of our original flight, as our new flight was about to board. I still haven't figured out who was responsible for this snafu - the airline or Webjet.com. Webjet customer service was horrible and offensive when I tried to explain to them what happened; they said it was my responsibility to check the time. I would disagree - the customer is ultimately supposed to get an email notifying them of the flight change, giving them options. Based on that phone call with Webjet, I will NEVER do business with them again. As for the flight cancellation issue - if Kayak could help me get to the bottom of this, that would be appreciated."
Pros: "Very comfy overall experience"
Pros: "professional cabin staff & food selection"
Cons: "middle seat because could not book in advance"
Pros: "Food was better than other airlines for economy price. Movie selection quite good as well as other options. Audio was good quality. Liked the maps."
Cons: "Limited leg room."
Pros: "Everyone is kind!"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "Flight staff was excellent and friendly"
Cons: "our flight form Vancouver to Hong Kong was delayed 3 hours which made our connection in Hong Kong to Denpasar short. This resulted in our luggage not getting to Bali and we had to wait 36 hours to get it. As we were leaving on a tour the next day it made it very difficult to get the airline to understand where we needed our luggage and how important it was to get it. It took numerous phone calls, all of which were costly long distance, to get them to commit to getting our luggage to us"
Pros: "Luggage allowance, in-flight meals, good flight, arrived early"
Cons: "Cabin a bit "dull""
Pros: "More drink options were offered."
Cons: "Flight delay"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by almost 4 hours from Hong Kong. There are elaborate security check at the last minute. Not even sure if it was just to kill the time. Because the departure time kept moving to later and later time."
Pros: "Business class service was the best I've ever experienced from any carrier."
Cons: "Food was good but could be better. Healthier, purer"
Cons: "The food was garbage and almost not edible . I would feel guilty feeding it to my dog. Even the peanuts sucked"
Pros: "I've taken other long-haul flights where it seems the flight attendants were serving food or drinks every couple of hours, leaving little time to sleep peacefully. But the Cathay staff, I think, balanced it well. Over 15 hrs, I was only woken up 2-3x for food. Was nice to be able to sleep without being disturbed too much."
Cons: "Way too cramped in the economy section. I'm a small guy, but even for me it was cramped."
Pros: "Excellent, kind, professional crew and timely flight."
Pros: "Seat material (leather) and cushion was comfortable."
Cons: "No leg room, my knees were pressed into the back of the seat in front, which became very painful. No wriggle room without disturbing person alongside. A ridiculous "snack". What happened to biscuits and cheese? Not trendy any longer i presume. Even Qantas serve that! No wine. Again, ridiculous. Condescending stewards, if that's what you are supposed to call them these "woke" days."
Pros: "They charged me so much for extra luggage even I prepaid online for extra luggage prior to getting to airport. Yet the ticket counter lady made me pay an additional fee and all together I ended paying more for extra bags fee than the ticket itself! both Virgin and JetStar are VERY stingy on extra luggage fees. I came from the US to Australia and traveled domestically while there with all the luggage that I brought from the US. So I had to pay so much in fees when my trip was already so expensive! It makes me reconsider wanting to travel again anywhere anytime soon, so discouraging! Also they make me take stuff out of my big suitcase and transfer to my carry on, in front of everyone at the ticket counter I had to open my suitcase and transfer some stuff so the weight is under a certain weight. Still they charged me for extra luggage. I came international on Qantas from USA to Australia, so all the domestic locations I went to I was charged"
Pros: "Baggage allowance is good and cause of choice this airline but bad staff specially the check in"
Cons: "I hate the ground crew.. with bad behavior and uncooperative- plane no entertainment.. you must used app with your telephone"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment. No seat charging. It would have been nice to know this a head of time so we could have prepared (tracing with 3 kids). Right before we took off crew told everyone to down load virgin app, they didn’t specify the entertainment app. So we were not able to watch any movies."
Cons: "No I flight entertainment or chargers for phone"
Cons: "An attendant working in the check-in was very rude. I was unable to check in using the kiosk so I requested assistance from an attendant near the kiosks.The attendant refused to assist me and told me to wait until the other attendant was free. That attendant then helped the white man next to me."
Pros: "Very rude. Not professional. Slow service"
Cons: "Should have more knowledge and give effecient service"
Pros: "fast boarding"
Cons: "Better Movies"
Pros: "the crew was nice and helpfull"
Cons: "The Flight was 45 min late. Always families with kids are putt in the back of the plane, so every thing else is taking so much longer because you make us wait for everything. longer ques at the boarder patrol etc."
Pros: "Good space for economy"
Cons: "Did have to pay for a snack … but hey, its virgin!"
Pros: "Good boarding and friendly staff"
Cons: "Seat and legroom"
Pros: "Staff,service, ease of boarding"
Cons: "Small space leg room, lack of content on entertainment"
Pros: "although late leaving we made up a bit of time."
Cons: "No inflight entertainment, no sweets on descent and the staff were grumpy"
Cons: "Un-personal and clinical in approach to guests...especially as we are paying guests! Had just returned from overseas, flying Qantas and Singapore airlines.... virgin was decades away."
Pros: "Nice crew and fast and smooth flight"
Cons: "Didn't go much on the snack food!"
Pros: "Overall comfort of both plane and staff"
Cons: "If I could give zero stars or negative star rating , I would!!!! The scale should have a zero as this is the worst airline in the WORLD!!!!!!!"
Pros: "Had a window seat with great views of the countryside- 2 hours seemed to pass quickly and the crew were good"
Pros: "Very helpful"
Pros: "I fell asleep on the way to Mackay and the crew placed snacks out for me so I didn't miss out when I woke up, they read my signals and ensured I was looked after. Thanks & Merry Christmas"
Pros: "It was a good flight. Arrived on time"
Pros: "Food was terrible!"
Cons: "Delayed departure."
Pros: "The crew - smiling, friendly and seemed to like their jobs"
Cons: "Food - meusli bar again!"
Pros: "Very nice staff"
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful. On time. No problems at all.thank you."
Cons: "Only could have gluten free snack"
Pros: "Comfortable seat than other airlines. Good movies choices."
Cons: "Didn't have wifi"
Pros: "Comfortable short flight"
Cons: "Over 4 hour delay and was told they had to wait for the paint to dry????"
Pros: "Check in staff most helpful,traveling with oversize lougage,surf board and kites along with carry on.no fuss and searched seating so l had a spear seat on red trip home.thanks"
Pros: "Great crew and good service."
Cons: "Two things - I dont like is the size of the seats. They are far too small. Most people are relatively big these days and when you sit next to a large person or between two large people the whole flight is so uncomfortable. The other thing is the air vents - no where near enough air coming through those - please fix :("
Pros: "It was an enjoyable flight and we were well looked after by the staff"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and I was put on another flight 1 hour 20min later, this meant having to rush. I bought the tickets based on time, and did not expect to have to run"
Pros: "New clean plane and great service. This flight was far more comfortable than previous flights over this long distance."
Pros: "Glad I wasnt conecting internationally..Plane problems..Other airlines might have offerred some compensation for 2.5 hrs late.."
Cons: "Otherwise fine"
Pros: "Flight crew were great."
Cons: "Got told to "sit back down and don't worry" when our first flight was delayed, after I asked the lady at the gate that we may miss our connecting flight. She put other customers on different flights to make their connections, but when I approached was denied, and ensured we would make out next flight. Missed the next flight and had to wait another 3.5 hours for the next flight, even after explaining the situation to a gentleman at the customer service desk, he said he could not help us, and gave my partner and i am $8 food voucher while we waited as a 'sorry'. Then on the way home another 30 min delay. horrible first experience flying, Was very disappointed in the customer service & missed my brothers wedding. I should have booked Qantas instead of Virgin."
Cons: "there were not enough desks to check in at brisbane so many people missed there connecting flights. I flew with Delta and the process was much easier. Simply just dropped my bags off. Was also told the flight was being held, then when I arrived at the desk was told my bags wouldn't make it on the plane."
Pros: "Everyone was super helpful and friendly."
Cons: "I was sat next to a rather large person and felt squished some of the time"
Pros: "Overall this flight from Brisbane to LAX was fairly pleasant. Despite being reluctant to commit to any changes in the (uncomfortably cold) cabin temperature, one of the crew did respond to my inquiry by returning to say they had adjusted the temp upward to 24C, which in my mind earns them an A for Effort. What I had of the food was acceptable, but nothing to write home about. The touch screens seemed to work much more effectively than in the past, so those may have been upgraded. The crew I dealt with were generally very pleasant and responsive. The restrooms had sufficient toilet paper (never a guarantee), and as a stroke of luck, there was virtually no turbulence, that always makes things nicer."
Cons: "I was right by the gate before the flight but never heard any announcement calling out rows, the economy passengers just started herding themselves (as always) and eventually got in line/on the plane in what seemed to be a haphazard fashion. Like so many times before, the air conditioning was set too cold (they said it was set to 22C as if this is normal - that might be an average setting of comfort for a grown male wearing a full suit and walking around in an office setting, but not for a plane half full of females who aren't able to move around and get their blood circulating). The music and movie selections seemed to have changed over the years. I have pleasant memories of Virgin Australia offering virtually anything your heart could desire at the touch of a button, but this time around I couldn't find any artists that I recognized let alone liked, and the movie selection seemed much thinner. Licensing issues perhaps? For me this was actually disappointing."
Pros: "Boarded and departed on time. Good smooth flight."
Cons: "No window at seating. Disappointing for child traveller"
Pros: "Staff Are Lovely and so Helpfull"
Cons: "Just don't Like Flying haha"
Pros: "Smooth flight, departed on time"
Pros: "The free snack us an unhealthy chocolate..ok for spinning freeinflight ad but insulting to the intelligence of customers"
Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "Small seats, which did not recline at all, to the great discomfort of several passengers in our area, including us. With particular physical limitations due to old wounds, i have to say it was painful and unexpectedly difficult for the nearly 3 hours of incarceration. Partly this was exacerbated by the lump of head rest not moving high enough away from my shoulders. My travel companion has a head rest which was also wrecked, come away from its frame and unable to be sorted properly. In all, a poor set up for a flight."
Pros: "On time & comfortable, with reasonable food."
Cons: "Service from flight attendants wasn't as friendly as usual."
Pros: "good to include a free snack"
Cons: "Three of our party are coeliac and no gluten free option was available and the only choice we were offered was to purchase the gluten free cookie - which we declined. The picture in the back of the menu of the free snacks included a gluten free option so we were a bit annoyed that this wasn't available."
Pros: "Nice flight comfortable"
Cons: "Landing was bit uncomfortable but that can be sometimes weather problems"
Pros: "Free bag, easy going staff, very quick boarding, quite nice overall"
Cons: "Only the weather delay, but that cannot be helped."
Cons: "Seat belt"
Cons: "Vegetarian Food need to be Improved...."
Pros: "Terrible airline company. It’s a ripoff!"
Cons: "Honesty. Ripoff!"
Pros: "Comfort and food."
Cons: "Some flight attendants could ve friendlier."
Pros: "Because I had missed my original connecting flight, the airlines booked me at an overnight hotel and my new flight seat number was premium economy. This was fine in the end, but in the moment I practically cried."
Cons: "Again, not being delayed and having to miss my original connecting flight would have been best."
Pros: "Cool and excellent service."
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "I was given a window seat but without a window. I felt I cannot breath. I saw many empty seats around"
Cons: "I was incorrectly charged credit card fees by BudgetAir as I paid via debit card and they never replied to my emails or answered the phone. This caused stress as my bank account went overdrawn. Cannot recommend BudgetAir at all. Appalling lack of customer service. Avoid like the plague!"
Pros: "Some staff were good others could not be bothered."
Cons: "Nicer staff"
Pros: "Price were amongst the cheapest"
Cons: "Terrible cabin cleaness and rude crew members. Nothing matches the Malaysian hospitality promoted."
Cons: "No seat back entertainment. Very old plane."
Cons: "The KUL to DPS leg was on one of the oldest planes I’ve flown. A 737 with no seat back screens. They handed out 2 inch thick “tablets” in Business class, with no touch screen and only a handful of 10 year old movies."
Cons: "I haven't even made it to my destination yet."
Pros: "Pleasant steward"
Cons: "Delayed and waste time at Jakarta airport"
Cons: "Quick transfer"
Cons: "Old plane"
Pros: "food was good and overall good economy class flight"
Cons: "distance between rows seems shorter than other airlines such as Emirates"
Pros: "The cabin crew and this was the only flight that reflects the correct boarding gate on my boarding pass."
Cons: "Worst food ever."
Cons: "Economy class seats are getting tighter and smaller. When person in front reclines the seat you do not have much moving space left"
Cons: "The crew at the check in counter were generally helpful and courteous, however the staff on the flight we're often short or generally rude; thus continuing the airlines reputation for poor service. The food wasn't great either, but we knew to expect this and brought food purchased from Sydney airport (which was a saving grace)!"
Pros: "They provided us with a hotel to stay in until everything was arranged."
Cons: "No communications with KL that our flight was cancelled and marked me as a no show on my next flight. Which cancelled my next flights. I'm not too impressed."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew"
Cons: "Food. Arrival arrangements (although this may be out of the airlines control - slow immigration, disorganised luggage collection."
Pros: "Not enough elbow space between fat passengers"
Cons: "There wasn't a food preference option when booking through kayak."
Pros: "We arrived at the counter 1:50 before scheduled departure. The queue took 55 minutes for us to reach the counter. We were told then we should have rushed the counter to clear the 1 hour hurdle. There was no approach by staff to warn the waiting queue to do this. We were given boarding passes and told to try our luck taking the luggage through security and try gate baggage check. We made the plane 20 minutes before scheduled departure"
Cons: "Very old plane equipment Short seat pitch limits economy class passenger comfort"
Pros: "Second flight was quite empty and the plane was in much better shape"
Cons: "My checked bag did not arrive at my work city of Singapore. It took 2 days to be brought to my hotel despite my being told they would be on the next flight. I arrived back in Denpasar yesterday and, again, my bags are lost and I again I was told they would be on the next flight. I still do not have my bag. Seems to be a pattern with Malaysian Airways and I will avoid them in the future, Also, I left my Ipad plugged in at the Premier Lounge in Denpasar and realized it as I was boarding the plane. The Malaysian Air boarding staff got on radios and appeared to try to help by telling them to put aside for pick up upon my return. Yesterday, The Premiere lounge said they did not have it despite my name, email and phone number being written on the Ipad. Between Malaysian Air and the Lounge and their lack of concern and professionalism it was not a good trip. As One World Emerald member, I steer a lot of business towards these One World Airlines. I expect better treatment."
Cons: "2h+ delay"
Pros: "On time departure, clean aircraft, generally friendly staff/crew."
Cons: "Breakfast - woken 2 hours before landing, very sorry version of "breakfast" was at best aweful only to then have lights turned off again after service completed."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed over 3 hours resulting in us missing our connecting flight from Kuala Lumpur to China and then Los Angeles . Malaysia airlines did not apologize or help us with rebooking our flights or offering hotel accommodation. They just left a family of five with no flight, stuck in Malaysia with no options of getting home. . Flight crew had very hard bumpy landing on both legs of flight and maybe they need to go review landing protocol so that we don't have to have a hard rough landing"
Pros: "Smooth flight with usual good in flight service. No issues during flight. check in very smooth and baggage collection very quick"
Pros: "I like their timely service and cleanliness."
Pros: "Crew seems friendly."
Cons: "Business class food is not that good. Menu were not provided so when time to take the order, we have to decide quickly."
Cons: "On both flights, i did not get the seats i had specifically booked..."
Cons: "Lost baggage took 24 hours to arrive. Rude staff."
Pros: "Left and arrived on time. From just the flight point of view, it was correct but traveling now is more than leaving from A in order to arrive to B"
Cons: "I could not select that we wanted a vegetarian menu on the website of this company. The KUL airport is not very big, not many things to do there, very few restaurants. The issue is that if you fly with this company you arrive at KUL. Steward was kind but rough - efficient like a robot... and the headphones are very poor, I could hardly understand what was said when watching the films."
Pros: "The crews are friendly."
Cons: "Foods was not good for my standard. Below average."
Cons: "Flight networkintl booked our tickets very late later mistake in name , faces lot of difficulties in boarding every time..."
Cons: "Sorry to say the flight is always late. From Osaka to KL I had to wait 4 hours to connect to the next flight to Jakarta. Than on the way back from Jakarta to KL the flight was late again I just nearly made it for my connnecting flight to Osaka. Overall it was ok but something must be done for delayed flights."
Pros: "my family and I flew one way Singapore to London (15 hours 1 hour stopover in KL) for $1600 (all 4) Singapore Airlines or BA were $1800 per person. they are nicer airlines but not $5600 better. Airbus A380 was a bit tired but service was good. pretty painless trip all in all"
Cons: "Got stuck by lots of crying kids."
Pros: "As always the crew is good and also the food. The seats in economy are not comfortable though."
Cons: "Luggage was damaged and the airlines is not responding to my email. Web checking did not work (with an error asking me to contact customer service at the airport) at both departure and arrival flights. I never fly in middle seats but was forced to do so since the staff couldn't give me an aisle seat during check in. I am still waiting for the airlines to contact me about damages."
Cons: "Flight canceled last minute! Lost my connection back home. Still no news about pay back. Had to book another flight on my own expense."
Pros: "First experience with Malaysian. Really good. On time both boarding and take off. Food to my liking, perhaps spicy to others. Crew were polite and did their job well. Over all good and service and experience more than expected."
Cons: "Was looking forward to see and experience new KLIA. Had heard about it, perhaps, 10-15 years back. Not that great, bit crampy. Open seating near gates is current style. Toilets are bad, truly Asian!"
Pros: "I like the interior of the plane and the comfortable seats. I also appreciate the crew's warmth and efficiency. It was a very short flight hence I truly appreciate the snack and drinks provided and especially the fabulous ice cream treat on the return flight. I would certainly consider taking MAS again in future (this was my first MAS flight), despite the one glitch (please see what I didnt like) if the price is right."
Cons: "I had only one large backpack to be checked in (due to the minimum liquid that can be brought) and it was left at the airport somehow by whoever who was handling it. Waited for more than an hour at KLIA for it and finally made a loss baggage report. The staff at the loss baggage counter was only helpful after finding out that I am not a Malaysian. Needless to say, my bag flew on SQ and was rushed to my hotel 5 and half hours after landing. I also did not receive a copy of the baggage delivery report."
Cons: "I received an eticket confirmation by email, but when arriving at the airport for checkin, Malaysian airlines did not have the ticket in their system"
Cons: "boarding was awful 1 hour late and no information provided to waiting passengers staff nasty and indifferent and/or uninformed about what was going on"
Pros: "Was a little better but never flying that airline again"
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