Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Surfers Paradise
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Etihad Airways and LATAM Airlines do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Surfers Paradise.
You cannot fly directly to Surfers Paradise. KAYAK recommends you fly to Coolangatta Gold Coast (OOL) (19.4 km from Surfers Paradise). From there you can hire a car or take a taxi.
The closest airport is Coolangatta Gold Coast (OOL) (19.4 km). Other nearby airports are Brisbane (BNE) (74.07 km), Lismore (LSY) (93.45 km), Ballina Byron (BNK) (93.6 km) or Maroochydore Sunshine Coast (MCY) (159.06 km). KAYAK recommends you fly to Coolangatta Gold Coast.
|Flights from Melbourne||2h 10m|
|Flights from Canberra||1h 38m|
|Flights from Perth||4h 56m|
|Flights from Sydney||1h 25m|
|Flights from Adelaide||2h 28m|
The cheapest airline ticket to Surfers Paradise from Australia in the last 72 hours was $137 one-way, and $102 round-trip on the route Melbourne to Surfers Paradise. The most popular route is Melbourne to Surfers Paradise, and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $95 round-trip.
Coolangatta Airport is 19 kilometres from the centre of Surfers Paradise. View on map.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Best price for derect flight. Crew was pleaant , food was ok. Would fly same flight again."
Pros: "Food and courtesy of crew members"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "No in-flight wifi or video streaming. Lift your game, Aussie airlines."
Pros: "altho we departed late due to some technical issue, they still took care of us. we embarked to the boarding area and they arranged a snack for us.which is good given that it was already 10pm and our departure time should be 7pm."
Cons: "the chair.not that comfortable especially for my nape.i suggest the hard pillow like on the top of the chair should be replaced with a soft one that has a curve that will fit the nape. i didn't like the salad meal.it was like all raw.i wish they somehow made the meat tender and like medium well."
Pros: "The flight was early into Brisbane! The attendants were friendly and helpful and the food was good."
Pros: "Breakfast was good."
Cons: "Flight departed late, which was annoying when it was scheduled to leave at 8:05 am on a clear day."
Pros: "It was easy booking with Kayak and the flight with Qantas/Jetstar was great. Good service."
Pros: "Menu was great"
Cons: "Ipads for entertainment."
Cons: "Being getting a SMS on the morning of the flight to tell me that my flight had been cancelled and to call for further information. After being on Hold for too long, I was finally answered by a customer service agent and told I could get an earlier flight which meant that I literally had to leave home immediately rather than in the next hour and a half as planned. No apology on arrival at airport."
Cons: "Love that they fly an a380 into christchurch - a bit overkill but was told it is cheaper to overnight the plane in christchurch vs Sydney or Melbourne"
Cons: "30 passengers on a 60 seat plane. We should have been spaced out due to the Coronavirus, but NO. We reallocated seats which had us all jammed up the front and back with rows of empty seats in between. Not good enough Qantas! I asked to change and the cery pleasant hostess said no we were NOT allowed. I do NOT understand this."
Cons: "The food service was not great. They should increase the frequency of meals. Got the worst seats both time. The seats are old and recliner doesn’t come forward as it should"
Pros: "I liked that nothing was a hassle to get to, the staff were amazing and the pilot was well-skilled."
Cons: "My only con was the fact that there were many people around me coughing. That's not your fault though, I understand. But still, it was nasty."
Pros: "Crew were good. Better service than in business class"
Cons: "Entertainment system was playing up and crew had to reboot it several times"
Pros: "It's a pleasant experience"
Pros: "This flight had significantly less turbulence than my flight to Melbourne"
Cons: "The headphone jack to watch movies was broken so I wasn’t able to watch anything over the 14 hour flight. This was especially frustrating because I had to pay for my seat selection and I assumed all of your seats would be in working order."
Pros: "Lovely crew especially Heidi"
Cons: "Nothing, all was well"
Cons: "Less gate changes"
Pros: "great food, entertainment & service"
Cons: "I told Nicole that my sound wasn’t working and I had tried with 3 different headsets. She just shrugged her shoulders and walked away. Not good enough for the price you pay for Qantas. I travel with qantas all the time and have never received service like this."
Cons: "Great! On time"
Pros: "Good seats and leg room in economy. Crew and service were friendly and enjoyable."
Cons: "Information from Qantas on the last minute delay to the flight and ongoing changes to the timing, was poor. We got most of our information on the delay and timing was largely from other sources."
Cons: "The flight was held up in Sydney airspace by traffic control causing a short but significant delay which was not recognised by Qantas even though they knew we were connecting to International."
Pros: "WiFi on board"
Cons: "Still don't like greasy toasties for breakfast but better than butcher muesli"
Cons: "Food was awful."
Pros: "Could not fault"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Delayed by an hour. Gate change to a gate too small to accommodate people. Food was pretty ordinary. Seats very cramped."
Pros: "Overall feel of the flight. The focus in safety"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 3.5 hours. Limited selection of movied"
Pros: "Personable staff"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours with little info."
Pros: "Crew were great"
Cons: "Lost bags"
Pros: "Flight was late 30 mins"
Pros: "Snacks provided were very nice. Flight was shorter than expected."
Cons: "Nothing we didn't like, all was good!"
Pros: "Great flight on the 787 Dreamliner and the crew were fantastic. I wish I could say the same thing for Baggage services. I have a business meeting tomorrow morning and presently they can't even reconcile their own Baggage Receipt number! I expect more when travelling (and paying) for business class."
Cons: "Plane was approx 1 hour late"
Pros: "All round great experience. All went to plan. A330-200 business class was just right for this short trip."
Pros: "Crew members were attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The seat was too narrow for keg space. Especially when I had someone who seated in front who's big n he has to bend his seat far behind"
Pros: "Once we boarded the experience was positive."
Cons: "The flight was late causing me to be late for a meeting"
Pros: "Staff polite and friendly. Entertainment on my ipad with wants content great."
Pros: "Really nice hostesses. Professional, friendly, interested in travellers. Very welcome when you're travelling home after a long day."
Cons: "Planes are looking a bit tired."
Pros: "Staff were friendly. Enjoyed getting a meal included in the ticket for everyone."
Cons: "Could be more of a range of movies to watch"
Pros: "The plane itself was nice and comfortable for me. The business class seat fully laid down, and there were lots of entertainment options. The flight was quick! 15hr flight from Melbourne to LAX only took 13 hours!"
Cons: "Several of the food items were either cold or overdone. I asked hostess what the deal was (because their food service is usually great) and she explained that in this new plane (Boeing 787) they removed a lot of the working areas for the crew. They have less space to work in order to be able to prepare food and drinks compared to Qantas's other planes (Airbus A380). This is also a brand new plane for this crew (literally the first flight for some for some of them), and they didn't know where some of the things on the plane were. I imagine after they've used the plane for a while and learn where everything is, they'll get better. I'll find out on the return flight back to Melbourne."
Pros: "Flight was straight forward, left and landed on time"
Cons: "QANTAS cancelled my original 10am flight with a text at 5.20am that morning, this stressed me quite a bit as we were flying to Sydney for a wedding that afternoon"
Cons: "Crew service was disgraceful"
Pros: "Individual usb charge port and meal"
Cons: "Terrible procedures in Sidney and Los-Angeles with uncertainty, broken schedule , chaos and wasting passengers' time."
Pros: "Comfortable plane. Good entertainment. Very nice chicken salad. Friendly staff."
Cons: "The soggy pies were a bit, well, soggy ... The changeover at Dubai seemed unnecessary. Having to go through security tho get from airside to airside was a bit daft. The crew gave little information on how that changeover was going to happen, and when they did it was just before landing."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Nothing that is unique to Qantas or just flying in general."
Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Virgin still doesn't cater for gluten intolerance dietary requirement...it's so easy with a stew, curry, salad etc...anything without pasta or bread..yet they manage to ensure that there's gluten in EVERYTHING, even dishes that shouldn't normally have them...not happy Virgin, take a leaf from Qantas!"
Cons: "In flight entertainment. Need more documentaries"
Pros: "On time. Courteous employees."
Cons: "Travelled business class for a change expecting a meal. But there was not meal only nuts cheese and crackers. The red wine was excellent"
Pros: "The crew are so helpful."
Pros: "It was a good flight. Crew and service were friendly and attentive. Check in was good."
Pros: "Virgin crew are always attentive, friendly, well presented."
Cons: "Late taking off due to catering delay. Moved me around the aircraft to get everyone on. Airline seats!!!"
Pros: "The lounge in Melbourne and Sydney are excellent."
Pros: "Very on time boarding. Check in was available online 48 hours before, which was awesome!"
Cons: "Someone was sitting in my seat"
Pros: "Snacks and beverages included along with checked in baggage!"
Pros: "Same old mediocre service a bit like catching a bus really very mundane"
Cons: "Food and entertainment"
Pros: "Included check-in baggage"
Cons: "Food options on the menu are very limited"
Cons: "Quality of snacks Quality of in flight entertainment still very poor"
Pros: "Super quick boarding"
Cons: "Lounge in melb was dirty, food average. Lounge in Adelaide was over packed - couldn't get a seat"
Pros: "friendly efficient crew, good food, and good luggage allowance"
Cons: "booked an aisle and a window and was reassigned into a window and center seat with another pax beside in the aisle. Notwithstanding there were many vacant seats available on the flight."
Pros: "All the crew were exceptional and the Captain was upbeat which was refreshing."
Cons: "All the staff were all extremely professional, just the plane was a little tired looking and grubby. When you sit for quite a while you cannot help but notice the dirt."
Cons: "Leaving the day before. Not having just one but three delays and three changes of flights."
Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Crew attitude/explanation of why not able to move into empty row (exit row). Not a nice attitude."
Cons: "Entertainment system wasn’t working"
Cons: "boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack..."
Cons: "Crew was rude and discriminatory with Passports, for 18 hours stay layover I had to sit in chairs,. Not hotel or Lounge provided. Which is against international laws."
Pros: "Efficient and comfortable"
Pros: "pleasant crew"
Cons: "food choices in business class ordinary"
Pros: "I arrived home safely!"
Cons: "The hostess ran out of tea and when I asked for a top up she did not come back"
Pros: "Taking my elderly mother up to the Gold Coast to visit my sister is always a challenge but thanks to the beautiful staff at Virgin it was made so easy. Just outstanding customer service. Thank you so much."
Pros: "Good movies. Food was good. Flight was good."
Cons: "Not much leg room."
Cons: "Has it really come down to this To the Vegan that put this on the menu as the snack for the masses do you really find this appropriate"
Cons: "Long delay before take off."
Pros: "It wasn’t outstanding but no major problems Whereas the boarding process for the flight from Melbourne to LAX was poor 3 and half hour delay on tarmac no air flow Only to have a person disembark as well further delay ( dont blame her) The staff were ok but their hollow reassurances about support that would be given on the ground in LAX because of the delays were just that Told virgin staff would be on hand to assist TOTALLY UNTRUE yes they we’re there but didNOTHING to assist with ongoing flight delays"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Miss Rankin was on board with me. She traveled to the back of the plane to an empty seat next to me from seat 9F."
Cons: "Couldn't check-in from the kayak app..."
Pros: "Thanks Simone and team."
Cons: "Entertainment choices limited"
Cons: "Entertainment is very B if not C grade At least the crew was a lot happier than my previous flight"
Pros: "We were looked after very well by Tamara"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "His a combotable airline"
Cons: "Landeing it Wendy"
Cons: "Dropping off bag queue took longer than checking in. Isnt the whole point of drop bag is to avoid waiting? Took so much longer. Nearly an hour on the queue"
Cons: "Refer to heading Virgin I think you are taking cheap too far"
Pros: "Comfortable. Enough leg room."
Cons: "Our departure time kept changing every 10 mins. If we had known, we could have stayed/roamed around town for an extra couple of hours."
Pros: "Overall good service"
Pros: "I found my experience with Virgin very good. I don't fly too often. I am over 70 and found both the ground staff and on board so courteous and helpful. Would fly again with them. Take off and landings were so gentle which is something I fear, but they have inspired me to "take-off" and enjoy my life."
Pros: "The flight was very good."
Cons: "What I didn't like was having my flight changed from the original 7 pm to 5 hours earlier! It messed up our arrangements and meetings with others."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled, no compensation, had to find somewhere to stay, travel to and from airport for a flight the next day instead."
Pros: "staff onboard the flight were helpful to mum, she said they were really nice"
Cons: "I booked this flight for my mum who has dementia. I was told o pick her up at the excess baggage area, where her walker would be and that she would be brought by staff there via wheelchair. After 45mins and no mum, I asked staff where she was. They said they were waiting for me at the gate as they didn't have enough staff to bring her, and I couldn't take her walker through security, so I had to go there and pick her up (passing 4 staff members with golf carts just sitting and waiting). luckily she wasn't distressed, but when I got to her, the man at the desk was then told over the radio tthat he could bring her down... poorly organised. Not the end of the world, because she was okay, but it could have been really upsetting for her otherwise."
Pros: "Always fly VBA and usually great"
Cons: "Madeleine my cabin staff member was extremely rude and less than accommodating and when I tried to broach it with the Cabin Supervisor - he asked me firstly "'have you done anything to upset her"? Terrible form Virgin Australia. A complaint has been tweeted and shared direct with VBA online."
Pros: "....rather than the Spirit Air of Australia, Jetstar. Free bag check and snack, better seats."
Pros: "on-board entertainment"
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Left late."
Pros: "Flight was on time and service was excellent."
Cons: "No entertainment on board."
Pros: "Easy online check in hassle free flight"
Cons: "Worker was too loud while I was trying to nap"
Cons: "Two unruly groups made it loud and frustrating."
Pros: "Was on time and I personally did not run into any problems."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Bring your own food."
Cons: "Be prepared to walk huge distances through depressing corridors to get to your Jetstar flight. Allow lots of time, there are no travellators. If you want to use the Qantas Lounge, carry a cut lunch and allow an extra 45 minutes. It is way up the opposite end of the terminals and it's in and out of security. No Jetstar flight announcements are made any more. If you want to fly out of Melbourne, it's time to switch to Virgin."
Cons: "Turns out while I thought luggage was included in the package it wasn't and was a massive rush at check in to get luggage balanced and paid for without going over the $160 for 15kg limit. Reminded me why I won't be flying Jetstar again and the KAYAK system did not make it clear what i was buying. Very disappointed"
Cons: "Boarding - It showed "one hour delayed" and then once the initial boarding time comes, it says "now boarding". Crew - We sat in the back seats and the crews talked about their co-workers. One of the dudes sounded feminine and it was annoying. Drama about other people. drama drama."
Pros: "The 787 was nice and new.. staff were friendly"
Cons: "The range of movies/TV shows was disappointing. The Kayak booking process didn't give me an opportunity to book my seats, so I ended up in the front row of Business class where people knock against you on their way to the toilet."
Pros: "Not a lot to rave about..."
Cons: "Food options were small and expensive, no option for meals if you didn't pre book, crew weren't proactive about offering food or drinks or looking after us, it was quite disappointing."
Pros: "no amazing crew and no warm and fuzzies"
Cons: "Pre bought meals and wasn't permitted hot chocolate for children. Eventually given and nothing said. On the journey over hot choc offered. Not a big deal. I think you fall down in customer service by not supplying a little like coffee and hot choc and a free snack. Possably will avoid flying Jetstar again. Service is paramount. And no entertainment available because it wasnt a long haul just a short haul though international. Mmmmm no to Jetstar i feel. I own a resort and i know what customer service must feel like."
Cons: "A little more leg room"
Pros: "The crew were friendly and tickets were a great price"
Cons: "No legroom at all, very cramped"
Pros: "It was a full flight and all went smoothly"
Cons: "It could have been on time bu these things happen"
Pros: "They cancelled return flight and were rude when I tried to rebook; they also weigh luggage and charge extra; had one kind agent who helped; won’t fly again and won’t use cheap flights"
Cons: "Flights to & from Sydney to Melbourne were ok!"
Cons: "Average service, too bad they are partnered/owned by Qantas"
Cons: "The seat leg room is getting smaller and smaller. You can't put your seat back- you'll crush the person behind! And I'm short!!"
Pros: "Seat was uncomfortable, crew was lovely"
Cons: "Tired seats should be updated."
Cons: "Boarding routine Space available"
Pros: "The price is in good relation with the quality of service."
Cons: "The attention of the flight coordinator was poor, is a gross person under pressure and with really bad manners"
Pros: "yes it was"
Cons: "I learned that JetStar was the cheapest option for a reason. Check-in at Narita was a nightmare. Without any luggage to check it was over 1.5 hour wait just to check in."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Good seat. Good service."
Pros: "Travel good"
Cons: "There was a delate"
Pros: "Leg room was sufficient, boarding fast and plane next to new"
Cons: "Luggage limits- but that’s life!"
Pros: "Very nice"
Pros: "I think free coffee and tea would be a good touch. Back to Quantis I go . all staff good. Jan"
Cons: "Not enough to room in seats for a flight this long"
Pros: "They did try to make up time in the air"
Cons: "Plane was a little late arriving so boarding was delayed which then resulted in longer delays as wind gusts kicked in and could not take off after boarding the plane result missed bus connections"
Cons: "On time. Friendly staff"
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment, no even access to an App via your own Ipad"
Pros: "Good seats"
Cons: "Very rude male crew My baby started crying only by the end of the journey because her ears were hurting her due to high atmospheric pressure, and the guy came and shouted at her and us to stop crying !!"
Cons: "Close seating. 45 minute delay to take off. sitting in cramped airplane on runway."
Pros: "None of it"
Cons: "The whole Jetstar team"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Since more chairs have been added there is no leg room! My husband had difficulty getting in and out. We will not be flying jet star for longer flights"
Pros: "Quick and easy, just as expected, staff professional and. Friendly"
Cons: "Only one problem was the temperature was too warm during flight."
Cons: "Fast efficient travel friendly staff"
Pros: "Easy check in, child's play room even though we are not parents, spacious lobby"
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "i like the use of kiosks they need to have more machines as the staff have a poor service attitude and give the responses as machines."
Cons: "Booked a ticket with 20kg checked bag; didn't pack as much so took a carry on. The flight was delayed so they decided to weigh carry ons. It came to 10kg plus Laptop bag. They charged me $50 extra. On explaining I have 20kgs included and am happy to go check it in myself. They didn't let me. Not sure why when the flight was delayed by more than 30 min. staff not helpful or considerate. No solution offered to make me happy or to acknowledge that I had already paid for 20kg. I could be talking to a machine and it would've been the same outcome."
Cons: "As I stated previously this company's complete lack of concern for customer service is appalling. I have directed my managers and staff to ensure that this company is no longer engaged to supply transportation to any of my companies"
Pros: "The ice with my champagne"
Cons: "Delayed for 4 hours with no nappies for my 1 year old ... no priority boarding for families with shattered children ... lying boarding staff Vallentyn or something like that ... no ability to check in online due to a message saying we had a special request ... we didn't and have checked online to HNL and SIN recently with JQ without a problem."
Pros: "Newcastle airport has made it so easy"
Cons: "Delayed departure which affected my travel plans"
Pros: "Everything was smooth and on time, even a bit early."
Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "Staff appear permanently unhappy and like they don't enjoy the job"
Cons: "Flight cancelled Had to recheck in. Boarding gate changed 3 times"
Airlines flying to Surfers Paradise have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Surfers Paradise
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Surfers Paradise
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Surfers Paradise
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Surfers Paradise
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