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Flights arrive in Australia
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $187
Airlines Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

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Airports
Origin
Cairns
$187
only
$187
Destination
Darwin
$389
only
$389
Yulara
$595
only
$595
Brisbane
$187
only
$187
Adelaide
$383
only
$383
Perth
$576
only
$576
Coolangatta
$246
only
$246
Canberra
$483
only
$483
Melbourne
$240
only
$240
$432
only
$432
Sydney
$244
only
$244
Fri., 11 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 15m
Sun., 13 Jan.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Trip: 3 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual

Cons: Aircraft not the cleanest

BNE
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Not much.

Cons: Boarding exceptionally slow due to intensive screening of each passengers hand luggage. Opportunististic for making an extra $36/bag if a gram over 7. Seat unable to recline. Literally not enough room for legs and needed to sit sideways and I’m not that tall!

BNE
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Clean and tidy aircraft, pleasant crew, on time

Cons: wouldnt want a longer journey as the seats are narrow and uncomfortable

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

MEL
SYD
OK 4.3

Pros: Watching the hand luggage scale being wheeled out by a cranky employee was delightful

Cons: A woman who clearly couldn’t speak English having her weighed parcel thrown off said scale when the worker got too impatient with her. A cup of sunshine wouldn’t have gone astray

Tue., 25 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 10m
Mon., 31 Dec.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 28 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
CNS
BNE
Good 7.6

Pros: We paid for extra legroom seats because we were so uncomfortable on the flight up to Cairns. It was worth the money to be comfortable. As it happens it was an older plane with more room anyway.

Cons: Nothing

CNS
BNE
OK 5.6

Pros: Staff was courteous On time

Cons: We had to pay to check in our luggage Seats were uncomfortable Nothing to drink for free, coffee or water would Ben appreciated No entertainment

CNS
BNE
OK 4.0

Pros: So many problems with them trying to add baggage fees at gate that there is nothing that can get me to fly Jet Star again. We were under the 7kg checkin bag requirements so they started weighing our personal items to put us over so they could charge another $50. The line got slowed to the point they had to stop this scam.

CNS
BNE
Good 6.0

Pros: I have taken 2 Jetstar flights this week and both departed over an hour late ! Frustrating!

CNS
BNE
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: The women sitting next to us had on enough perfume to gag anyone. My wife doesn't swell to well, and it nearly made her vomit.

Cons: The women sitting next to us had on enough perfume to gag anyone. My wife doesn't swell to well, and it nearly made her vomit. Now in flight service provided except water on request.

Sat., 16 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
AVV
Avalon
6h 45m
Tue., 19 Feb.
AVV
Avalon
CNS
Cairns
13h 50m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon., 15 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 10m
Tue., 16 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 25m
Trip: 2 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good service by friendly crew . The flight went quickly , & the landing was top notch.

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

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

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual

Cons: Aircraft not the cleanest

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

Thu., 17 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
OOL
Gold Coast
2h 15m
Sat., 19 Jan.
OOL
Gold Coast
CNS
Cairns
2h 25m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
AYQ
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: City of Yulara had a city wide communications failure. Other airlines had backup plans to get passengers out with a manual procedure. Jetstar didn't have a manual process and failed to get us on the plane. I missed my connection and they didn't help with my lost ticket. I ended up buying a new international ticket.

CNS
OOL
OK 5.6

Pros: The crew and flight were ok.

Cons: The checked baggage policy is lacking

CNS
OOL
OK 5.0

Pros: Flights today on time

Cons: Never in 30+ years of flying have I not been able to ticket both legs of a trip at the start, especially both legs on same airline. We had to pay $60 AUS to Check my daughter’s carry on at the gate because her backpack was over 7 kilos, with no option to have it count toward our overall max weight. Also had 4 hour layover but could not do the manual transfer to next leg until 3 hours before flight, putting a dent into our layover plans. I will avoid using this airline due to hassles in the future.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price, nice flight.

Cons: Waited a very long time to get off the plane & be shuttled to the terminal - 20-30 minutes. Flight attendants shouldn't have to go all the way up front or to the back to bring me a cup of tap water. They could have a pitcher or bottle handy for those not purchasing drinks or food.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Domestic flight, no entertainment on board staff just, can't even get a glass of water,

Fri., 25 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Mon., 28 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
BNE
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Clean and tidy aircraft, pleasant crew, on time

Cons: wouldnt want a longer journey as the seats are narrow and uncomfortable

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Crew in the air were fine, crew at check in was very unfriendly and tried to say I was over with baggage - 2 bags at 10kg for 2 people - I dont think so.......7kg each

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Delay

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

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

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual

Cons: Aircraft not the cleanest

Wed., 6 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
CBR
Canberra
4h 40m
Sat., 6 Apr.
CBR
Canberra
CNS
Cairns
5h 45m
Trip: 31 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,917 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
HBA
SYD
OK 5.0

Pros: Efficient flight

Cons: Surly check in staff.

PER
BME
OK 5.6

Pros: Delhi to Singapore all Gud . Singapore’s to Perth all Gud but after Perth to broome no wheel chair access was provided

SYD
LST
Excellent 9.0

Pros: First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Initial temperature was a little low but it improved

BNE
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Took off a bit late but good communication around it. Comfortable easy and accommodating

Fri., 22 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Wed., 27 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Trip: 33 days
Overall 5.6 OK
Based on 57 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
CNS
MEL
OK 4.6

Cons: Impossible to sleep

CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I got there

Cons: They charged extra for our bags if I would have known that up front I probably would have used another airline

CNS
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: very confusing and stupid luggage policy. I paid extra for weight but did not appear to need to so as no one's bags were weighed (maybe because we left out of the international terminal?). Get rid of the weight requirements and just do a bag size and number limit. (We can all count, but few folks have a scale to accurately weigh their luggage - especially tourists).

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We were charged $330 for 3 bags. We were not aware of these charges. In addition we were told that if we paid on line for the bags just 2 hours earlier that the charges would have been just a fraction of that price. Very deceptive!

CNS
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Everything, except luggages were not included

Cons: We had to pay for any entertainment

Sat., 23 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Tue., 26 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Did print barcodes on ticket so had to wait. Paid for queue jump but didn't print out on ticket. Rough landing.

BNE
CNS
OK 5.6

Pros: Price was good. Flight was delayed due to delay in incoming flight, and explanation was clear.

Cons: My poor spine does not like budget airline seats at all.

CNS
SYD
Good 6.8

Pros: Fast boarding using web check-in. Affordable price

Cons: Nothing to do during flight

Tue., 26 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
OOL
Gold Coast
2h 15m
Fri., 1 Mar.
OOL
Gold Coast
CNS
Cairns
2h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price, nice flight.

Cons: Waited a very long time to get off the plane & be shuttled to the terminal - 20-30 minutes. Flight attendants shouldn't have to go all the way up front or to the back to bring me a cup of tap water. They could have a pitcher or bottle handy for those not purchasing drinks or food.

CNS
OOL
OK 5.0

Pros: Flights today on time

Cons: Never in 30+ years of flying have I not been able to ticket both legs of a trip at the start, especially both legs on same airline. We had to pay $60 AUS to Check my daughter’s carry on at the gate because her backpack was over 7 kilos, with no option to have it count toward our overall max weight. Also had 4 hour layover but could not do the manual transfer to next leg until 3 hours before flight, putting a dent into our layover plans. I will avoid using this airline due to hassles in the future.

AYQ
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: City of Yulara had a city wide communications failure. Other airlines had backup plans to get passengers out with a manual procedure. Jetstar didn't have a manual process and failed to get us on the plane. I missed my connection and they didn't help with my lost ticket. I ended up buying a new international ticket.

CNS
OOL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: No grace. No food. No drink. No leg room. Seat backs that make you lean forward. Fees made flight cost more than Quantas.

DPS
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing, would not fly with jetstar again

Fri., 14 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
DRW
Darwin
2h 35m
Sun., 16 Dec.
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
2h 30m
Trip: 3 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
DFW
Good 6.0

Cons: Seating space was horrible! The seat in front of me, when reclined, was IN MY LAP! Headphones were bad. This LONG flight left A LOT to be desired!

SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.0

Cons: very cramped

PER
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Overall a good flight

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

DFW
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NOTHING

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

LAX
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Price.

Cons: Entertainment system was old and slow. So-so food. Air New Zealand was better than Quantas for similar journey at same week of year and about the same price.

Fri., 14 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Sun., 16 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 123 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
CNS
SYD
OK 5.0

Pros: Crew

Cons: Ridiculous amount of fees. Fee to select a seat?! Baggage fees are crazy. Not even free peanuts. Won’t fly Jetstar again.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Exit row seating with lots of leg room.

CNS
SYD
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were very friendly and professional Didn’t appreciate having to pay for a cup of coffee.

Cons: The loading process was a bit unorganized. The only organization was the front 12 rows load from the front and back rows loaded from the back of the plane by walking across the tarmac. Would be more efficient if they loaded more like Southwest Airlines.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Paid $30 upfront for a 15kg checked bag, was told at counter I could carry on, but unable to refund money. At the gate, was told it was over the 7kg carry on max (was 9.2kg) and required to check... for an additional $60. The $30 I paid previously would not be applied. Complete scam. Friend I was traveling with also paid for a 15kg checked bag upfront, but was only charged $21. I was also concerned about checking as I needed to transfer terminals from domestic to international with a tight connection and since the plane was delayed, had even less time to grab bag, catch train and go thru customs. No consistency. No customer service.

CNS
SYD
OK 4.6

Pros: The flight was only 2 1/2 hours.

Cons: Very small seats. The only thing complimentary was water.

Fri., 11 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Mon., 14 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: Cheap Add-ons to customize flight

Cons: Flight crew let's people cut into line Some seats double booked

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Did print barcodes on ticket so had to wait. Paid for queue jump but didn't print out on ticket. Rough landing.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual

Cons: Aircraft not the cleanest

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Crew in the air were fine, crew at check in was very unfriendly and tried to say I was over with baggage - 2 bags at 10kg for 2 people - I dont think so.......7kg each

Tue., 22 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
AVV
Avalon
12h 35m
Thu., 24 Jan.
AVV
Avalon
CNS
Cairns
18h 15m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue., 25 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Fri., 28 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.6 OK
Based on 57 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Charged $60 for checking a bag. After which not loading the bag on plan which they charged. Even coffee cost money on this flight. I would not recommend this nor I would fly again without this airline.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: They departed on time

Cons: They weigh your carry on and are ridiculous on over weight. Flight attendants spend the entire flight selling food and drinks. Carts are in the isle so can’t use the bathroom. Rude.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We were charged $330 for 3 bags. We were not aware of these charges. In addition we were told that if we paid on line for the bags just 2 hours earlier that the charges would have been just a fraction of that price. Very deceptive!

CNS
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Everything, except luggages were not included

Cons: We had to pay for any entertainment

CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: no concerns - had a seat free next to me which made it a pretty perfect flight

Wed., 6 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
CBR
Canberra
20h 25m
Sat., 6 Apr.
CBR
Canberra
CNS
Cairns
9h 30m
Trip: 31 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue., 15 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
PER
Perth
17h 55m
Tue., 5 Feb.
PER
Perth
CNS
Cairns
15h 25m
Trip: 22 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,917 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Took off a bit late but good communication around it. Comfortable easy and accommodating

PER
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Fast flight

Cons: Delayed departure due to headwinds for incoming aircraft

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Initial temperature was a little low but it improved

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight was on time, no charge for checked baggage, a sandwich and juice were served, and it was all for the price of a budget carrier.

Cons: In flight entertainment system was not working. Then again, who expected an in-flight entertainment system at this price point?!

PER
BME
OK 5.6

Pros: Delhi to Singapore all Gud . Singapore’s to Perth all Gud but after Perth to broome no wheel chair access was provided

Thu., 21 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
ADL
Adelaide
3h 10m
Fri., 22 Feb.
ADL
Adelaide
CNS
Cairns
3h 00m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.2 OK
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
CNS
ADL
Good 6.3

Pros: The planes were comfortable and boarding was easy. Staff was very gracious. I only gave the food and entertainment 1 star because there really wasn't any. But we weren't looking for any for the price we paid.

CNS
ADL
OK 4.0

Pros: Easy boarding from front and rear of plane.

Cons: Extra fees for baggage, very high $$.

CNS
ADL
OK 4.3

Cons: didnt answer baggage questions ahead of time and wasn't clear on website, ended up costing over $100 *extra* to check bags than anticipated due to this - long lines, poor customer service

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s okay

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price, nice flight.

Cons: Waited a very long time to get off the plane & be shuttled to the terminal - 20-30 minutes. Flight attendants shouldn't have to go all the way up front or to the back to bring me a cup of tap water. They could have a pitcher or bottle handy for those not purchasing drinks or food.

Thu., 10 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
AYQ
Ayers Rock Connellan
7h 20m
Fri., 11 Jan.
AYQ
Ayers Rock Connellan
CNS
Cairns
14h 20m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,917 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Fast flight

Cons: Delayed departure due to headwinds for incoming aircraft

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time

Cons: Nothing

MEL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Plane was clean, crew were fantastic, food was acceptable

Cons: Seating doesnt allow a lot of leg room for taller people unless you want to pay more for Premium Economy, We travelled early December and the Entertainment still referred to the November listings

SYD
LST
Excellent 9.0

Pros: First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!

LAX
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plane was really spacious. Lots of legroom. Service was great. Wifi was great. At one point it stopped working but I got on chat and they worked it out quickly.

Cons: Nothing

Mon., 4 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
DRW
Darwin
2h 35m
Wed., 6 Feb.
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
2h 30m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.6 OK
Based on 6 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
DPS
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing, would not fly with jetstar again

MEL
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: We enjoyed our low cost flight with Jetstar. Check in was quick and easy. Boarding was also. We didn't purchase any food or entertainment which is why I gave each of those categories 1 star (there's no N/A or doesn't apply-type option).

Cons: Seats on Jetstar are a bit uncomfortable but for a short flight, it doesn't matter as much. Also, the luggage went to the wrong carousel for many folks on our flight.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Domestic flight, no entertainment on board staff just, can't even get a glass of water,

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s okay

CNS
DRW
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Excellent boarding process.

Cons: No drinks or snacks

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