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An average direct flight from Australia to the United States takes 29h 36m, covering a distance of 14653 km. The most popular route is Sydney - Los Angeles with an average flight time of 13h 35m.
The cheapest ticket to the United States from Australia found in the last 72 hours was $236 one-way, and $453 round-trip. The most popular route is from Sydney to Los Angeles and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,059.
Virgin Australia, American Airlines & Alaska Airlines fly the most frequently from Australia to the United States.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Los Angeles (14% of total searches to the United States). The next most popular destinations are New York (14%) and Washington (4%). Searches for flights to Boise (4%), to Elmira (3%) and to Dallas (3%) are also popular.
When travelling to the Grand Canyon, the most convenient airport for you to fly into is Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG), which is just a 1h 30min drive from the landmark. Otherwise, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is the second closest, and you will be able to reach the canyon in just a 3h 30min drive.
If you are hoping to visit the Northeastern region of the United States, such as Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, or Delaware, some of the most convenient airports for you to land at are Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Bradley International Airport (BDL).
When visiting Niagara Falls, there are two primary airports for travellers to choose from, which are Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM). While Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) is located in the United States and is just over 6 km away from the scenic landmark, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) can be found in Canada and is 80 km away from the falls.
There are two airports which are within reasonable driving distance of Sequoia National Park: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Visalia Municipal Airport (VIS). When flying from Australia, you will find that it is generally easiest to book a flight that has a stopover in either Phoenix or Los Angeles and that brings you to the final destination of Fresno. Once you have landed, it is quickest to reach the park by car, which takes approximately 1h 30min to 2h depending on traffic.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "They were very accommodating and helped ensure a good travel experience (first time traveling with a young child)."
Pros: "Service and Entertainment were great. Lots of legroom is great."
Cons: "There are no air vents per seat so on the whole I was very hot and uncomfortable during the flight. One other detail: this is not Japan Airlines fault, but at LAX we had to sit on the runway for an hour because there was some confusion about the parking space for the plane. After a nine hour flight, to sit and wait for another hour was very uncool."
Pros: "On time Cleanliness"
Cons: "The food for people with special needs is horrible Most of the staff has poor communication in English on international flights"
Pros: "Thier food tasted excellent!"
Cons: "Wish there was a vegetarian option too."
Pros: "Wonderful crew!"
Pros: "Able to accommodate many dietary requirements and friendly crew"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "Food was fair, not great."
Pros: "Attendants appeared intolerant and impatient. Not the pleasant courteous crew flying into Japan."
Pros: "Flight was half full so was able to take aisle seat."
Cons: "Fight attendant service was poor. Even getting water for meal, the attendant 'forgets' to bring it."
Pros: "Everything. Was just outstanding."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "The food was good. Seats were as comfortable as any flight is."
Cons: "There were no diet soft drinks available on the flight."
Pros: "The movies they offered."
Cons: "How long it took the flight attendens to come back and take trash and out trays for both of the meals. It made it super uncomfortable in the tiny space available. Also, not enough knee space, especially when the person in front of you puts there seat back. I flew with American Airlines on the way to Japan and I had plenty of room but I wish it was the same coming home."
Pros: "Very warm attendants Excellent food for the price paid Highly professional crew Efficient boarding and ontime takeoff"
Pros: "There was more leg room than most airlines, friendly staff, and good movies and food selection."
Pros: "Flight attendants provide fantastic service with a smile. Business class meals are top notch."
Pros: "Always a good crew .. they go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable."
Cons: "The father next to me that spilled two drinks on me. I didn't even get an apology. Beyond sold out plane too..."
Pros: "Everything was perfect! Thank you for a great experience!"
Pros: "Nicest flight attendants, good food. Best international flight I've had."
Pros: "The flight attendants are quick in services and with great manner. Cabin foods are generous, filled with variety and tasting the best among various international airlines that I have experienced between LAX and Taipei, Taiwan in the past ten years. The seat belt on light and bell were kept at minimal, in contrast to other airlines like EVA, China Airlines, Korean Airlines and United Airlines."
Pros: "Crew very helpful and courteous"
Pros: "The flight was great! Premium Economy on JAL is worth the price. The leg rest was a huge perk and luckily nobody was sitting next to me so it felt extra roomy!"
Cons: "The entertainment selection wasn't as robust as other flights. I had to make sure and "save" things for the flight back so I wasn't bored. I always pack a book or game along the way, so it really wasn't that much of an issue."
Pros: "JAL ' service is nice."
Cons: "I didn't like MSG in food."
Pros: "the crews were very professional and caring. the food was the best of all so far"
Cons: "the only thing was this flight was delayed and we missed the flight at LAX, but JAL reserved a hotel room near by for us so that we were able to refresh ourselves and relax till the next flight. thank you JAL!"
Pros: "the AA flight to japan was the worst flight I've ever been on! tv sreen didn't work, space was tight, food terrible, two sets of headphones bad, I could go on but I don't even want to think about it anymore"
Cons: "getting off"
Pros: "excellent food,comfortable, easy check in process"
Cons: "my bag was deemed not carry onable by staff but I had checked to make sure measurements met carry on criteria"
Pros: "Service with a smile goes even longer for long flights. Excellent service throughout the flight. Loved the feeling of spaciousness, even in Economy. Great sleep as a result."
Cons: "Number of movies available in Entertainment was limited, especially compared to competitors like Singapore Airlines. Ran out of good choices on a long flight."
Pros: "The good: The food was tasty given we were on an airplane. Better entertainment selection than my AA flight to Japan. I prefer the 3-3-3 seat layout to the 2-5-2 because even though I had a middle seat there was only one person to get past in either direction."
Cons: "The bad: The plane was warm. I understand some people get cold, but since blankets are provided I would much prefer a colder plan than a warmer one. The warmth made it hard to sleep, which is a big problem on an overnight flight. JAL does not provide individual air vents to passengers seated where I was. I understand the reason for this, but I wish there was some way to get more comfortable. The seats were standard airline economy seats, roomy enough and with enough legroom for my sub-6-foot frame, but not the most comfortable."
Pros: "Best R/T I have had, service to food to cleanliness."
Pros: "Good food, real silverware, blanket and pillow provided to economy class, crew offering water and tea through the cabin constantly but unobtrusively."
Cons: "Long, long flight, not much leg room."
Pros: "I've been always flying with U.S. airlines this past several years just because transits are easier. I forgot about how friendly and nicer JAL crews are. Their food is much much better. They served us with a cup of Haagen-Dazs icecream for dessert while a Fatboy is normally served by other airlines. I was impressed by how spacious the foot area of their economy seat is. Because I felt quite comfortable, I slept five hours straight during the flight which is phenomenal to me. I will definitely fly with JAL again!"
Pros: "SERVICE was amazing and everything was very smooth"
Pros: "Apex suite offers plenty of privacy in business class though fewer stowage areas and generally less room to move about than reverse herringbone seats."
Cons: "JAL entertainment system had comparably fewer movie choices vs. many other airlines including American, United, and Delta. Surprising that Studio Cathay actually featured more Japanese films than the JAL Magic V system."
Pros: "Great movie selection, food was decent, good beverage service, good temperature in the cabin, good leg room"
Pros: "Clean and comfortable."
Cons: "Vegetarian Food, inflight entertainment was horrible. Even the air hostess approach Was unexpect from JAL. If it was any American carrier it's expected to have such service."
Pros: "The crew's attention to detail, service."
Cons: "Sort of bumpy flight."
Pros: "Customer service is great."
Pros: "Great 12hr flight"
Cons: "Loved everything!!"
Pros: "The people, let's be honest, the Japanese just have a genuine humble way about them, where they actually derive pleasure from providing quality service. In short, they are better human beings, and having a flight with them taking care of me, is a sort of heaven"
Cons: "Food quality."
Pros: "Japan Airlines was a pleasure, from beginning to end & in between. The flight attendants emulate joy in their service to others, they are observant to the clients' needs even before they are asked for help. In a long flight such as this was, it was obvious that they also tend to the comfort of the passengers by ensuring that the restrooms are always clean & presentable. Will fly them again whenever I have the opportunity."
Cons: "Can't say that I have ANY complaints at all!!"
Pros: "It was perfect!"
Pros: "Booked the flight on Japanese Airlines and the Jal flight to Japan was fantastic."
Cons: "What I didn't know was the Jal return flight to the US was operated by American Airlines. The flight was packed, my inflight entertainment was broken, my folding table was broken so all my meals had to be held up by my knees , and I had a kicking screaming baby seated behind me keeping me up the whole flight. The crew was very rude and irritated by the full flight so the service was also terrible. Never flying with AA again."
Pros: "Service N crew n entertainment."
Pros: "You guys couldn't be any more polite, attentive, courteous. There wasn't a moment during the flight that one of the flight crew was near in case you need something. Definitely best experience in an airline Thanks a thousand"
Pros: "full service"
Cons: "long flight"
Cons: "We had a last minute flight change to extend my business stay in Asia. Our firm contacted JAL on 3/1 to extend the return date from 3/3 to 3/8. We were told that it was done and just call back on 3/7 to confirm flight. When we called back on 3/7, they said the flight was never rescheduled and could not find a voice recording of the request. Despite our offering of evidence of our other ticket from Osaka to TPE (3/3-3/8 round trip) showing that it was not a no-show, and we have phone records of calling JAL on 3/1. Nevertheless, their customer care center in CHINA was firm that it cannot be done. The money has been wasted. Ridiculous service for a 3,500 business class ticket."
Cons: "Old entertainment system, terrible food"
Cons: "Screen was small and movies start at certain times."
Pros: "Crew was excellent. Flight on time."
Pros: "On time! Nice crew."
Cons: "More entertainment options for a 10hr flight. Food was not the best, no variety."
Pros: "Great service."
Pros: "Selected seat with extra leg room. Quite comfortable."
Cons: "More check-in windows to accommodate the volume. Only eight windows to checking three different flights. Waiting tims in lins was over 1.5 hours. Incredibly bad service!"
Pros: "The staff on the flight was great."
Cons: "Screaming babies everywhere."
Pros: "Crew was nice and served drinks several time instead of just once."
Cons: "The flight delayed taking off by half an hour and cut my transfer to connecting flight to SF as much. I had only an hour to get through custom and claim luggage to checkin again. But connecting flight terminal was a different one. Hawaiian should provide an agent to direct us to get to the gate."
Pros: "The Service, crew and flight were all good, very good landing."
Cons: "The flat bed seating was uncomfortable, I was squashed up and happy to get out of the seat on arrival. I was seated in 1C"
Pros: "Food, service, and on time."
Cons: "The temperature is too cold inside the carbine"
Pros: "As I indicated it was OK!"
Pros: "A mechanical issue meant our late night Sydney to Honolulu flight was cancelled. As a consequence, we were on the runway from 9:30 until 11:30 while they tried to fix the problem. Then we were at the airport until 1:00 am getting a hotel voucher and re-ticketed. Unfortunately, instead of having a day in Honolulu to deal with jet lag before going on to San Diego, we lost our Hilton reservation in Waikiki. We ended up getting a direct flight to LAX and on to San Diego. I will say the crew attempted to work with us. Daniel made an executive decision and got us on United. But no stopover in Hawaii."
Pros: "The flight staff was amazing! It is really hard to fly 15 hours in one day but each flight was filled with amazing flight attendants and pilots!"
Pros: "The service of the flight."
Cons: "Hawaiian air didn't provide much food"
Pros: "Got in. On time"
Cons: "Wait for baggage"
Pros: "Wonderful flight crew and attendants. Everyone was so pleasant. No stress! And we got a complementary alcoholic rum punch"
Cons: "Pilot said it would be 15-20 minutes, it was over 2 hours. I paid for a movie on my flight From HNL to San Francisco but the entertainment system didn't work after I slid my card."
Pros: "Very accommodating to meet the needs of my parents who are elderly"
Cons: "Wish flight also available out of Liberty-Newark airport which is closer to home"
Pros: "Really can't beat Hawaiian for crew friendliness and on-time service."
Cons: "Really must provide an extra leg room section on a 6hour flight!!"
Pros: "Friendly helpful staff; smooth flight, served a meal!!! Great movie selections"
Cons: "Tight seats."
Pros: "We got there."
Cons: "The times during the flight that I wasn't sleeping."
Pros: "My experience boarding was a bit of a disaster as the boards at the airport stated an incorrect gate and reported an hour delay which was not correct. I ended up having to sprint to make the flight in a different wing an hour before I thought it was leaving. I barely made it onboard. I think this is an issue with the airport, not the airline but this is the only forum I have to state this. My experience with the crew was amazing. Very welcoming and hospitable. My experience with the airport staff was the opposite. Very unhelpful and cold. The flight went fairly smoothly, but, as is the case with most American airlines these days, the seats are uncomfortable and cramped. The inflight meal was good (for airline food) and very much appreciated on the 6 hour flight. Overall, this was a pretty typical American flying experience. Unfortunately, I was returning from flying with Asian and Australian airlines which were much more comfortable and customer-focused, so my experience on Hawaiian seemed subpar."
Pros: "Seats were comfy, planes were new."
Cons: "Expensive entertainment on international flights No vegetarian or healthy food options, despite 20hours of flight time each way (NYC to Sydney via Honolulu) Absolute mayhem checking-in in Sydney and Honolulu. Hawaii airport is terrible for transfers."
Pros: "Flight attendants were kind and humble. Good food."
Pros: "Hawaiian theme, especially the safety video. Extra Comfort seats."
Cons: "On the flight from Sydney to Honolulu the pitch and width of the Extra Comfort seats was not any bigger than the coach seats. On the shorter ( :-( ) flight from Honolulu to LAX it was."
Pros: "Not thing I like in Hawaiian airline, even the Honolulu airport."
Cons: "Airline crew not friendly, very disorganized, no seat assign, need to assign seat before boarding at the gate, make me so nervous, especially in Sydney Airport."
Pros: "The price was decent from Honolulu to Sydney."
Cons: "1) The self check-in process at Honolulu airport was terrible! The kiosks didn't work and there's NO one there to help! Wasted 45 minutes trying to print my boarding pass and luggage tags. The kiosks also didn't work at Sydney airport!! Crazy system.... 2) The seats are super small! I remember the economy seats on Japanese and Korean airlines are much bigger and comfortable. 3) The food was terrible and can't compared to the Asian airlines."
Pros: "I like the free meals, beverages and movies. Makes the flight much easier."
Pros: "Staff were thoughtful and attentive at all times. Especially with the number of small children and young families on board I found the crew to be extremely accomodating to the young families and others surrounding gusts needs"
Cons: "Couldn't find a negative. A great and pleasant experience"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly, I had a whole row to myself. Food was good and service was superb"
Pros: "First class seating"
Cons: "How short the flight was. Wish I had more time to enjoy first class"
Pros: "Everything l just Love it .takin off and landing was Absolutely Flawless congratulations TO The Pilot."
Cons: "Absolutely,Nothing At all"
Cons: "Wish that the airline would have told me in advance that I need an Australia transit visa before I went to the airport."
Cons: "Seats were hard"
Cons: "The legroom was too tight, and l am only 5'6"."
Pros: "Best seats in the business, as seats go these days. Comfortable recline in coach without ruining the experience of the person behind you. Great attendants. Lovely Hawaiian vibe all the way through. A little island drinkie before landing. Lovely all around as flying goes these days. As far as the food, it wasn't great, but hey, who else gives you a little something to eat in the air these days!!!"
Cons: "The other passengers"
Pros: "Easy. Clean plane and nice people"
Cons: "Bag fee for checked bag 25$. I paid the same 25$ to fly from Florida to Hawaii."
Pros: "The free breakfast was very unexpected, and appreciated."
Cons: "We were under the impression the champagne was included. We wouldn't have gotten it had we known. Also, the menu for food/drink, as well as the survey weren't working. It would've also been nice if there were at least a couple complimentary movies to choose from, but we came prepared, so no big deal."
Cons: "Baggage claim was a looooong way away from where our arrival gate was."
Pros: "The gate attendants in Portland were very helpful and friendly, and the air crew were very accommodating on the flight"
Cons: "I was expecting something a little more traditional Hawaiian for my meal, or at least an option for something more traditional. For the entertainment, it would be nice to have a chess or card game free of charge. Seriously, does EVERYTHING have to be "pay to play"?"
Pros: "Very nice and professional staff."
Cons: "Movies/Television programs somewhat pricey. Legroom a little tight, but I am 6'2" tall!"
Pros: "The crew was good and attentive"
Cons: "No movie......for a flight that long and no wi-fi........that would have been a plus"
Pros: "The staff was great, flight was comfortable, cabin was a nice temperature."
Pros: "Hawaiian airlines is the best. I use delta often and they are good but hawaiian us superior. They should make their code share partners step up their game."
Pros: "Very friendly, relaxing, as comfortable as a 6 hour coach flight can be. Boarded on time and efficiently. Landed early. Love the free meal. Flight attendants were extremely pleasant ad attentive."
Cons: "Only thing I didn't love was that all in flight entertainment has a cost, I wish they had some options that were free."
Pros: "That I got to my destination"
Cons: "Worst customer service"
Pros: "Too short of flights for food, but I love POG juice. Fast and easy boarding and flight."
Cons: "As always, my long legs could use some more room"
Pros: "Friendly, welcoming crew."
Cons: "Not a thing."
Pros: "It was easy helpful and a delight . All of you are great and had a good time I'll do it again."
Cons: "Little probably legroom, I didn't know how to work the monitor that's my bad. Little more assistance than that be great Terriers thank you for a good time. :-)"
Cons: "Food was below average"
Cons: "Suggest online check-in providing change seat options"
Pros: "Excellent service from the crew members and quality meals + snacks."
Cons: "Everything is fine"
Cons: "Our flight from HK to LAX we were told that the pilot refused to wait for us even if we arrived in HK from cebu at 11:35 of July 29 and our flight to lax was at 12:05 .Cathay couldn’t do anything about it. We were billeted in a hotel far from the airport with free breakfast but no lunch was provided and the earliest flight they could give us was scheduled at 16:35 of Juy 30. Upon returning to the airport I asked a cathay staff regarding provisions for lunch but I was told there’s none.Overall our trip both to and from LAX were very uncomfortable and inconvenient. I hope Cathay will do something better in situations like we encountered. As of this writing I and my husband are still at HK airport waiting for our flight to LAX."
Cons: "Everything was good except for the meal part. I was seated at the last and by the time I had my turn to choose from the menu, I was left with just one choice because all the passengers ahead of me got to choose first. Would be great if Cathay would accommodate extra meals on their flights."
Cons: "Terriable service"
Cons: "Late boarding and departures from LA to CGK and from CGK to LA. Seats were uncomfortable for 14 hours flight. Very minimal service provided during flight, minimal isle check by flight attendent throughout the 14 hours flight. I had the rudest flight attendant, she didn't smiles. Asked for drinks but never return. My niece request for cup of noodle, instead she responded if didn't my niece had already one. I asked for beef dinner but she placed on my table a turkey instead stated she ran out after I told her that's not beef. Flight attendant yelled out loud to tell the passenger to seat down instead of approach the passenger."
Pros: "The crew service was very."
Cons: "Food ,service , aircraft"
Pros: "excellent flight attendents"
Cons: "Limited help in assisting passengers who missed the connection"
Pros: "Overall is good."
Pros: "Friendly staff and helped me."
Pros: "I will give 10 out of 10 to Cathay for their excellent service, fast air time, humble crew service and a bonus point for their quality of meals/ food. I am a pure vegetarian & in all my flight the crew made sure that I got the correct food tray & it was not mixed with wrong mean (non veg.) by mistake. Unlike other flight where meal is just an obligation, Cathay made sure that the taste was very nice too. Full points to them. The quality of seats was good & nice leg space as well. The layover was way shortest as compared to other competitor flights. Overall the experiance was very pleasant & I highly recommend Cathay Pacific."
Cons: "Very delayed"
Pros: "Staff were excellent Food"
Cons: "Delayed over an hour. Poor communication on delay/flight info."
Cons: "It's not pleasant traveling in economy which is true for all airlines now a days."
Pros: "On time performance"
Cons: "Food and crew members was awful i never had such a bad experience with any airline I would never flight with this airline anymore"
Pros: "The food and snacks"
Cons: "More space on seats"
Pros: "Food was better than average Seats were not too cramped."
Cons: "Seats are harder than I like for a long flight. Cathay screwed up my departure date and had to spend hundreds on top of normal change fee to get home on the day I was supposed to."
Pros: "I liked the time it took to arrive- the pilot was fast."
Cons: "Food quality was poor Boarding was late on all four flights The flight was extremely unsanitary - the dirtiest flights I have ever been on and I travel on airplanes at least ten times a year The crew was unfriendly"
Pros: "Good, entertainment, staff were nice."
Cons: "Not much to complain about."
Cons: "Meal service was poor by crew members for economy class. In economy class - (center section-just after first class)-only one toilet . for Passengers. Very inconvenient."
Cons: "Food was good but could be better. Healthier, purer"
Pros: "As always the food is better than 90% of airlines. The entertainment is always great and varied."
Cons: "The crew kept waking me up and were rude."
Pros: "Had 4 pairs of eye glasses taken from my golf bag. ! prescribtion, i pair reading and 2 pairs of sunglasses. bag was left open and contents spilled into the golf carry bag. Why did this happen and who did it??"
Pros: "Quiet, warm water in bathroom sink. Movies"
Cons: "Lost bags. Stranded in Sri Lanka in sweatsuit worn on freezing plane. Cathay has no agent in airport to speak with...must communicate through local airport personnel, who have no information, nor authority to help. Cathay wouldn't track down bag or deliver in readonable amount of time, so we had to go back next day at midnight when nxt plane arrived + hope bags were on it. We were shocked as crew was so organized getting us (people) to connecting flight in Hong Kong. Woman met us at gate and personally led us to connection gate. Only a few gates down in same terminal. In case you're curious: not that we expect Michelin star dining, but the food is dismal. Some of the worst airline food ever. It's like pure sodium + tastes very much like the aluminum can it surely came out of."
Pros: "Crew were super friendly. Food was pretty good for airline food."
Cons: "Bag drop in Melbourne was poor - it took close to an hour just to drop bags. Flight was very busy. While food/drink was good, it did take quite a while to be served."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "During boarding please setup separate lines for end and front cabin seats. Since everyone where mingled during boarding the flight the aisle was blocked by front cabin passengers loading their cabin languages.. Try boardning end of the cabin passengers first like from seats 60-75 and then front cabin seats."
Pros: "I was seated around a number of sick people - and it was a middle seat so hard to get up since there was pretty much no space"
Pros: "the plane had excellent entertainment and a port to charge your phone."
Cons: "no issues at all on this flight."
Pros: "I expected Cathay to be great since it was ranked as the #4 best airlines in the world."
Cons: "However, I didn't find anything better than mediocre airlines. The attendant was kinda cold, service was rough, and toilets get dirty quickly."
Pros: "The chair size. The movie"
Cons: "Stewardess in my isle was not friendly. Don't have enough supply of bottle water. HK airport won't allow drink to be brought on the plane even though it was bought at the airport. Hard cushion on chair."
Pros: "Everything was great. The crew was polite and helpful throughout my flights. The food was good, tasty and hot! Had some newer movies available."
Pros: "seats were wider and more legroom in economy section, better food than other airlines, crew were helpful, entertainment system offered good selection."
Cons: "one entertainment system kept freezing and did not work for the last 4 hours of the flight, toilet need more frequent cleaning."
Cons: "Pilots apparently forgot the seatbelt sign pretty much the entire flight. Flight attendants were trying to get people to stay seated until it became clear the light was never going off. Literally 1/2 the flight people were just wandering around and the attendants gave up. Seriously guys, on a 10+ hour flight, that's not cool."
Pros: "Friendly and hard working staff. Clean aircraft. Decent movie choices. Gluten free meal available, though I can't make a selection for GF Meal + Seafood (pescatarian). I get chicken or meat in GF, and I don't eat either."
Cons: "Boarding is not by row numbers -- this is chaotic with long snaking line. Aircraft Toilets get dirty quickly with urine on the commode and the floor. There needs to be a quick drying wet disinfection system. You must enable Gluten Free meals to come with 3 choices - Veg, Non Veg, Seafood only."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants"
Cons: "Terrible customer service"
Pros: "Food was very good"
Cons: "We did on line check in 1 1/2 days before and couldn't get two seats together"
Pros: "Not like but was okay with the leg room, comfort and entertainment on board the aircraft."
Cons: "The water they were serving was not bottled and tasted like restroom water. However when I brushed my teeth in the restroom, it did not have that horrid smell and taste as the drinking water did. Two inflight staff was rude, Didn't get their names but both ladies blocked passengers way when they were trying to get back to their seats and rolled their eyes at a lot of passengers for various requests. Completely not professional!"
Pros: "Food was hot, tasty and nutritious. This time, the crew didn't make faces or roll their eyes when I asked for a snack and the service co-ordinator was visible the entire flight making notes and checking on people."
Cons: "Cramped in cattle class but that's not Cathays fault. I need to earn more to fly comfortably"
Cons: "Delay delay delay !!! And nothing served. Not even a cup of water"
Pros: "Flight was good, seat was comfy."
Cons: "I did not like that food trays were left at our seats for over an hour after we were done eating. People who had special meals had trays at their seats for well over 90 minutes after they were done eating. Many people were upset with that. They offered more coffee and did other things before picking up trays. It was especially uncomfortable for people who had toddlers with them. People started getting up and bringing their trays to the staff. And the staff seemed annoyed, but I feel passengers had a right to be upset."
Pros: "i liked that there was a larger variety of food to choose from and the traditional hong kong style fish was amazing. the seasons greetings cookie was good too. the crew was good in trying to help everyone on board."
Cons: "there was a layover which cathay pacific did not account for as this layover was too short and resulted in me having to take a later flight. that was a real inconvenience which delayed my arrival time in los angeles. that was one of the major tick off during this part of the trip"
Pros: "Service was excellent."
Cons: "More entertainment options"
Pros: "Friendly crew and good service"
Cons: "Outdated seat and plane. No privacy in business class. Seat and biz class layout not competitive (2-2-2)"
Pros: "First rate crew, friendly and professional through the long flight. The food was excellent and the crew offered snacks and drinks between meals. I paid the extra to sit in a section upstairs that I was able to get up and move around frequently."
Cons: "It’s a long flight but that can’t be helped. Economy seats are really cramped and so I paid $190 for more leg room on the way back. Would highly recommend. I wouldn’t sit right next to the bathroom again. (Check seat guru first) Also wasn’t able to check in with my mobile phone. Had to go through the line."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and plane was clean and comfortable. Pilot kept us informed on our progress and flight was on time."
Pros: "A basic US domestic flight"
Cons: "Entertainment, wifi, better food options, more room and comfort. Basically, more like Qantas"
Pros: "movie selection was good"
Cons: "air was stale, food was just okay"
Pros: "The onboard crew was very nice and attentive."
Cons: "Qantas should have updated the passengers during the very long delay. A 4 1/2 hour delay warrants a little better treatment of there passengers but they left us in the dark as to what was going on. Even if there’s no new information, they should say so."
Pros: "It's a pleasant experience"
Pros: "Not a lot to like. Some flight attendants were nice. Others not so much."
Cons: "Filthy toilets at the beginning of the flight. If they were ever cleaned they didn’t get behind the toilet or the walls. The walls stained with something dripping. Paint peeling in toilet. No room at all. I am small and with seat in front pushed back I couldn’t move."
Pros: "Flight crew was excellent."
Cons: "Boarding was unorganized and confusing."
Cons: "I missed my flight. My flight from Melbourne with Qantas was delayed. I received an express connection ticket to go through Immigration, customs, etcetera. I ran, all for nothing. I should have known better, for sure. 2 hours is unrealistic. But this tickets shouldn't be offered, they give the impression that you can make it. And the staff in Melbourne, and the crew on the plane, all were extremely reassuring. I got to the gate of Alaska Airlines, the people there could only offer me a ticket two days later. And basically they said it was Qantas fault. Having almost no time and no clear way to communicate with Qantas (the 1800 number is useless), I had to book and pay a new ticket. Now I am going to try to contact Qantas for reimbursement but I am not optimistic. In summary, do not buy these types of tickets "in collaboration" with two companies. Especially if you make the connection in the US. It is a scam. 2 hours is no time. And even if you have 3 or 4 hours and there is a delay, you are basically on your own, and the companies give the responsibilities to each other."
Pros: "The plane was newish and had some more modern conveniences. Foot rest, phone spot with USB plug. New light/shade window shades. Newer style tough screen TV."
Cons: "My only fault was that the food was not terribly good. Pasta was gluey."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Terrible meals. Ran out if nany items. Only one refreshment s tree and in the back of the plane."
Pros: "Very good selection of movies with recent releases; music selection was also excellent"
Pros: "The plane was brand new, and the seats were very comfortable. They served food often, and the movie selection was perfect. Overall it was a good trip."
Cons: "They would not serve more than one alcohol drink at a time, so I had to get up often."
Cons: "For a flight that takes 14 hours Restroom on an airbus 380 Toilet seats were showing signs of deterioration Seats very uncomfortable, I have flown on the same style of plane with Singapore airlines and didn’t experience the discomfort I had on qantas Food average"
Pros: "Staff were friendly and filled my water bottle through the night. Seat was comfortable and the movies were good."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic. I wasn’t offered dessert. No one offered to put the mattress pad on my chair."
Pros: "Although we were seated in economy and legroom would be tight, we had a truly great flight. The staff are all sweet, smiling, considerate and helpful. The snacks kept coming and the meals were delicious! We’re were treated so nicely, I hope to always travel on Qantas to visit my grandkids. My last United flight wasn’t even close to being comparable. In fact, I dreaded the thought of the long flight but Qantas has changed my view and now I have NO reservations when contemplating future visits."
Cons: "My husband is a lacto ova vegetarian. If I checked that, then he wouldn’t have been able to pre-order the delicious vegetarian bechamel lasagne. He would’ve received a meal specifically designed for him. Best way to order next time in order to get the pre-ordered dinner/lunch and then the lacto ova for the breakfast?"
Cons: "Seats too cramped and very difficult to get in and out of when the seats in front recline.” Dreadful mid flight snack."
Pros: "Great staff and entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding took forever. Flight was almost 1 hr behind."
Pros: "The person who took my wifes wheel char all te way to the gate"
Cons: "The agent cabin crew member who forgot to help us with our seaating"
Pros: "Very friendly and attentive crew. Varied entertainment options, including a selection of Australian films. Good food!"
Cons: "Cramped seats. There is no need for air travel to be so miserable in terms of legroom."
Pros: "Entertainment options were great. Boarding was quick and easy. Luggage came out quickly at lax and they gave us express connect cards to make our next flight."
Cons: "Individual lights should be smaller and more direct. Person behind us had on whole flight - no sleeping for anyone near us. Flight leaves at 1115. Means you travel through the day and arrive in la in the am. If you didn't get to sleep it's torture. Also flight attendants put on full lights to serve breakfast 3 hours before flight landed! Which was around midnight to the passengers body clocks. United and virgin let passengers sleep"
Pros: "The crew take time to talk to you, and everyone of them has a smile. The in flight meals were great, not typical airline TV dinners. They were good meals. The entertainment selection is outstanding, especially for a 14-hour flight. power outlets work, and they even have snacks in the galley area like Lufthansa so if you need a soft drink, coffee or candy...it is there all during the flight. A long flight could not be made easier"
Pros: "The Qantas staff in both LAX and MEL were polite, helpful, and professional. No problems checking in, online or at the airport. Flights were punctual and aside from major delays, went as planned. The kindness and responsiveness of the crew made the flight more bearable. What can I say? Everything went very smoothly. To me, a sign of competent management and good work ethic among Qantas employees. Very impressed. Good job Aussies!"
Cons: "Terrible procedures in Sidney and Los-Angeles with uncertainty, broken schedule , chaos and wasting passengers' time."
Pros: "The flight attendants we're really fun and the food is great!"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed and there wasn't a lot of communication about it."
Cons: "Seats too closely squashed together Screen faulty towards end of flight Tried unsuccessfully to check in online - did not get an aisle seat which I specifically requested all along"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Hostess did not allow 2 ounce drink every other time traveled by qantas 10 times in last 5 yrs had no issue This time qantas made us take our baggage to terminal 2 west jet check in counter which head office should know is a far distance should have arranged to do so like other times in the past"
Pros: "Boarding was easy. Crew is great and helpful!"
Cons: "Delay was long. Instructions on re-booking was dodgy. Luggage took for ever to come up and it caused alot of anxiety for many people. Some customers got "Express Passes" due to tight connections and some didn't. General confusion among Quantas' ground staff."
Cons: "Cramped in economy, little space. So few staff members for economy. Had business on way over and obviously had so much attention"
Cons: "I was right by the toilets"
Pros: "lovely stewards and stewardesses, most needed warm soft blankets"
Cons: "vegan food was awful and poor nutrition, cold, huge plane with light panels so high up in the ceiling that when and if you turned them on to read, it was bothersome and intrusive to others, poor choices of movies, few currents ones, seats, though leather, had been used too many times before me and were not comfortable, had to put my seat up so person behind me could eat aisles so small I could not walk and stretch if carts would being used, aisle handles don't raise so when my companions had to go to the bathroom, I had to ask the person in front of me to raise their seat!!?? Insufficient leg room better trip on my return mostly because of the plane, it was smaller and better seats..it was a 380"
Cons: "Paying extra for seats. Having to contact each airline to get seats together. Size of seats"
Pros: "crew was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "seats are somewhat uncomfortable."
Cons: "The flight attendant was cranky and refused to give me another bottle of water although this was a 15 hr flight. She should really retire. The flight was delayed, which extended the whole trip by several hours. The food was mediocre at best."
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was packed full of recent big movies. I was travelling with my partner on separate tickets due to us having different final destinations. The Qantas staff was able to re-arrange our seats together for the long flight over the Pacific. We also got to celebrate New Year's twice, since we crossed the International Dateline."
Cons: "I was not a fan of the A380 prior to my flight, and was even less of a fan after. The boarding in Melbourne was chaotic- for some unexplained reason, Qantas felt the need to quarantine the seating area around the gate. This led to a minor stampede as all 5,000 passengers thought the flight was boarding. The Qantas staff at Melbourne, from the check-in desks, to the boarding crew were all apparently over-whelmed. It wasn't any better upon arrival at LAX- the baggage area was chaos as our arrival apparently caught the LAX baggage handlers by surprise. I had a four-hour layover in LAX, yet still managed to miss my connecting flight after an excessive delay getting our checked bags, the line through customs, and rechecking in through the TSA - and that was WITH an expedited screening pass."
Pros: "registration was easy and well organized. Kosher food was perfect and served timely. Crew was polite and helping immediately. Everything was comfortable, except the quality of earphones ."
Cons: "The food was terrible. By the time the meal cart came to ou row, all the got meals was out and we have no choice and was served with the cold ham salad that looks like left overs, both my son and I lost our appetite looking at it. The crew didn't apologize and gave the impression that we either take it or too bad. Won't be recommending this airline."
Pros: "it was nice to get an early phone call about flight delay and given a food credit for the delay, pleasant check-in, smooth flight, take off and landing."
Cons: "the poor boarding control and information. delayed boarding time and no-one from Qantas at gate until 45 minutes past the time scheduled on ticket and no communication of why nor when we would board. new passengers arriving were allowed to start getting in at gate before notifying us who had been waiting there to be told to get in or in what order. seat arm rest (between seat 58b and 58c) was wobbly. Entertainment movies need newer choices specially for people like me who can't sleep on long flights and have seen all this movies. where's the classical music?."
Pros: "Quantas is great, great food, staff, seats were pretty roomy. Entertainment options were very good."
Cons: "American Airlines. Tiny seats, bad customer services, no entertainment on board, so loud you can't even sleep."
Pros: "Crew was excellent! Food: tasty,noise: minimal"
Cons: "Space: legroom minimal, seats: not comfy"
Cons: "Poor boarding procedure in Melbourne. Delay badly handled, missed important connection. Business class inflight entertainment dos not work!"
Cons: "All round excellent"
Cons: "can not think of any."
Pros: "Quite transpatent on the issue before taking off, was appreciated :)"
Cons: "Some engine issue before take off ..."
Pros: "The food was very nice. Even though there was no choices given, I really enjoyed what was offered."
Cons: "There wasn't too much I didn't like. Staff could have been a bit more friendly perhaps, but overall a very enjoyable flight."
Pros: "Entertainment fine"
Cons: "Seats crowded Got sick after one of the meals"
Cons: "Malfunctioning video. Old tiny screens."
Pros: "Crew was so helpful"
Cons: "Food ...special ordered food didnt make it in any flight. And quality of food needs bit improvement"
Pros: "Plane was nice, seats were very comfortable and staff were very friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic"
Pros: "The people were great! And it was a smooth ride."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable. I could not get comfortable and my tailbone just ached. I tried sitting on a pillow, but that did not help. And the cabin was too cold for me."
Pros: "Liked that I was heading to Fiji for some nice vacation"
Cons: "A lot could have been better, the crew and captain didn’t know the immigration procedures for the United States, both flights late. Then also entertainment was quite lacking on a 7 hour international flight."
Pros: "Very smooth flight"
Cons: "No food options by row 29"
Pros: "The crew was great. Food was good."
Cons: "They SERIOUSLY need to update the entertainment on the plane. If everyone has to watch the same movie, which prehistoric in itself, can they at least make a recent movie and not one from the 80's??? They played 2 movies, both from the 80's!"
Pros: "Crew was amazing!"
Cons: "Checkin and gate crew were amazing! It was hard to hear the announcement on the intercom in Apia. Too sound was not clear and precise."
Pros: "Crew, food, drinks."
Cons: "More in flight entertainment options like movies to choose from."
Pros: "Good price but not too good services"
Cons: "Better service management to avoid delay flight. Invest in better quality seats for passengers plus better entertainment value to increase more passenger"
Pros: "Can't beat that. Bigger seat, better leg room, comfortable seats."
Pros: "Great food and drink..complimentary on Fiji Airlines. Economy class seats are bigger than all US airlines!"
Cons: "Late to board d in Fiji due to ‘ operational’ reasons? Late arrival into Honolulu. But overall good flight"
Pros: "I have been traveling at least 4 times in a year for last 20 years. I never had such a worst staff specially the Msnager of Fiji airline ground staff at Sydney airport named Christopher. Such a rude ignorant person. The amount of luggage including baby stroller I traveled from Los Angeles to Nadi. Nadi to Sydney was perfectly fine. When I checkin from Sydney to los angles, the Fiji manager said you have to pay for stroller. I said I came all the way from Los Angeles to Sydney like that and I even showed the tags too, Christopher said Sydney has different policy. I left the stroller to him and Saud to him keep it for your kids and came back home without baby stroller."
Cons: "Worst Fiji ground staff at Sydney airport"
Pros: "I was excited to come back to the USA after a long vacation. When we arrived at the airport, the security started asking me questions immediately even before I checked in. They demanded I show them the ticket before it was even printed. When I explained that I was trying to check-in for the first time. They told me I was going to be reviewed upstairs and put a sticker in my passport. I proceeded to check in and just walked thru the normal security measures. After scanning my bags in security, I discovered there was no security meeting and proceeded to my gate. After the gate, everyone in line was subjected to a second security screen. This was a manual search and all articles were removed and repacked again. Then we proceeded to the plane entry where everyone needed to verify passport and ticket again. Later in the flight, I was having indigestion problem from my documented medical acid reflux problem and asked for a cup of water. He said sure and walked away. He never came back again.10 minutes later, I pressed the attendant call button again. 10 minutes later and no one came over. 15 minutes after that Albert came back over and said, "I see you have your call light on, please put your seat back up again." I can complied and he immediately turned off the light and walked away. 10 minutes later, Albert came by with the water cart and parked it right behind my seat. He proceeded to hand out water to everyone behind my seat. 30 minutes later the water cart arrived and I finally received my water (75 minutes after I asked!) Thanks Albert, I'll be following up with your management to see that disciplinary action is taken."
Cons: "See above. The above problem caused me discomfort, pain, stress."
Pros: "crew very helpful"
Cons: "larger meal would be niice"
Pros: "Fuji was Great"
Pros: "I traveled with my 4 children and my husband. Out of Honolulu the flight is scheduled very late so i had extemely exhausted children. The gate agents were so very helpful and so compassionate, especially because my 4 month old baby was crying. They stepped up and helped me with my other kids as my husband was out looking for water to make a bottle for him. Awesome awesome service! The crew was very nice and helpful when we were all sleeping. Did not bother us once and they let us sleep. Unfortunately I did not try their food service but my husband said it was delicious. The only thing was that they only offered a couple of movies via some small screen at the ceiling of plane making it hard for my 5 yo daughter to watch anything ultimately relying on their tablets which dies early. Overall, from check in to touch down, it was a very pleasant flight! Oh! And the blankets were so soft!!"
Pros: "The crew on Fiji Air is incomparable in friendliness."
Cons: "sitting in a plane at Sydney airport for three hours waiting for a part,for the plane was not much fun.But we still got to Apia that day,or maybe late but before 12 midnight was a very long day."
Pros: "Most people who work for the airline are kind."
Cons: "The quality isn’t there... vegetarian meal was the same on both flights and beyond below par. Planes seem to be pretty past there prime in the 4 flights I have been on. Check in process is a nightmare without any automated options that backs everything up. When I arrived in Los Angeles and found that two zippers had been torn from my bag and one pocket open, the baggage staff scoffed at my claim and told me to go speak to a third party that handles baggage claims... I’ll just steer clear next time."
Pros: "The way we were boarded."
Cons: "Seating was uncomfortable and meals were tasteless"
Pros: "Service, space, seats and one meal was good."
Pros: "Thank you for allowing 1 free bag since many carriers now charge even for the 1st one. Hot meal was good but serving curry may not appeal to all passengers."
Cons: "The lines were long to check our bags. I enjoyed the chicken curry meal but other people did not like it since it was a little spicy."
Pros: "Crew's service"
Cons: "Better organizing of boarding"
Pros: "Nice food."
Cons: "Planes feel not well maintained, no electric outlets, not enough screens..."
Pros: "Service was excellent. Very friendly crew."
Pros: "Loved the soft good quality complintary blankets they had available for us on every seat as well as pillow. Really made it feel homey and comfortable. Probably the best airline meal I’ve had. It was like a creamy mushroom chicken with mashed potatoes, cheese wedge, crackers, etc."
Cons: "The luggage weight limitation on carry-on bags"
Pros: "Our flight to NAN was delayed five hours ; however, when we came to the check-in desk, they knew immediately who we were and informed us of a change. The staff at the desk [a man and a woman] were extremely helpful and verified a change would be acceptable and they put in all of the work to make it happen - we returned an hour later and they had switched us to a flight from SYD - SFO - LAX on Qantas airlines. Things from there went off without a hitch ; while our departure time was still 5 hours later, we arrived to the US earlier than we would have on the SYD-NAN-LAX flight."
Cons: "The five hour delay ; however one cannot have qualms with inclement weather."
Pros: "Staff very good, food and beverage service was delayed or postponed due to turbulence but staff made up for it when service resumed."
Cons: "Entertainment movies not very many new releases."
Pros: "We have our seats by the window on our flight from Sydney to Nadi, we're so happy for that."
Cons: "We have our seats in the middle of the four (4) seats in the isle of the plane, it's so hard to go to the bathroom, which I do need to go often. We really were not happy and suffering during the flight from Nadi to Los Angeles."
Pros: "This flight was cancelled due to storms in the Pacific. Fiji Airways put passengers into a hotel and paid for meals."
Cons: "Fiji Airways had poor communication with us about our onward flights, causing us to wonder what was going on. In the end, we were scheduled through another airline 3 days after our flight was scheduled to leave."
Pros: "Aircraft was comfortable."
Cons: "The stranded in Apia."
Pros: "Nothing to like."
Cons: "Cancelled the flight going to Christmas Island and wouldn’t reschedule until the following week. Trip that was planned for almost 2 years never happened. At least they could have tried the following day but I guess it was a financial decision and not one made with customer service in mind. I would never fly on them except they’re the only game in town to reach Kiribati."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled which ruined the trip for myself and seven friends."
Pros: "The staff was friendly, food delicious, and cabin not too chilly."
Cons: "Small tight seating and horrible food."
Pros: "Friendly staff, good food, comfortable ride."
Pros: "Food was really good not many airline offer free meal"
Cons: "Forms and then again on computer"
Pros: "Very nice plane and it includes food and drinks and wonderful service"
Cons: "Extra bag was pretty expensive"
Cons: "The gate agent was extremely rude and asked to see our passports. She insisted our carry on be checked in. My son is disabled and requires an isle chair. The gate staff did not allow time for him to get to his seat before letting the rest of the passengers board and the staff assisting him were very upset as were the passengers who were wondering what was taking so long to get to their seats."
Pros: "Professional and friendly crew. My 8th international flight in business class with 3 different airlines and Fiji Airways crew beat them hands down. Loved the Fiji Chicken curry."
Cons: "Angled seats Limited choice on IFE"
Pros: "IT was a quick flight."
Cons: "People always used my the way at my comfort seat to shortn there way...so it wasnt really comfortable. The Crew seemed really stressed."
Pros: "Flight attendants were terrific, nice to be able to drink and eat with no worries after a week in Christmas Island."
Cons: "I would Jhabvala liked to have a choice of seats in a plane that was not full. Some people had a whole row while others were full."
Cons: "Seats are not comfortable"
Pros: "Food options were good. Service was great. I think it was a great options with the price I paid."
Cons: "Seats are narrow for some people. It can be uncomfortable if the person in front reclines their seat, since the rows are close together."
Pros: "Crew was tentative."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "That the plane actually landed and picked us up. And it safely landed in Honolulu. Those were the only two positives."
Cons: "They left a guy behind on the island, they were delayed 5 days. They didn't seem to care they left us on the island for an extra 5 days. Fiji airways didn't try to get us off the island any sooner. Fiji airways had next to no communication about the situation. They used multiple different excuses for the delays. I'm never flying Fiji airways again."
Cons: "They wanted to take us to Fiji when our flight was to Samoa. Then they announced the baggage wouldn't make it for two days. We were on a surf trip and the detour would've cut our trip in half! I will avoid Fiji airways at all costs as they unfairly threw all my surf trip dollars away."
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