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Top airline flying Cairns to Melbourne Avalon

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

6.1
Jetstar
Overall score based on 4,666 reviews
6.6
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
6.9
Crew
5.1
Entertainment
5.2
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Nice crew inside the plane"
Cons: "It is outrageous the price for overweight cabin that was not even 10kg. Not food or entertainment included in ticket price. Even if it's a short flight, at least water to keep passengers hydrated should provide. Really uncomfortable with this situation."

Pros: "They charge extra for a seat, carryon bags, soda... most expensive carrier"

Pros: "All were very good."

Cons: "Be sure to book your luggage in advance to avoid high fees."

Cons: "Small walkway and seats."

Pros: "Aircraft had a device holder. Good idea!"

Pros: "It was clean and spacious."
Cons: "I wish entertainment and/or snacks were provided."

Pros: "Crew were really nice"
Cons: "Was a dylay but not too long"

Pros: "it was fast and effective"
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Easy to book and check in"

Pros: "one crew member appeared to authentically greet and farewell clients with a twinkle in his eyes."
Cons: "many of the other crew members appeared to actively dislike their job and to treat passengers disrespectfully,"

Cons: "Entertainment"

Pros: "It’s okay"

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

Pros: "Don’t expect miracles"

Pros: "Loved we departed on time & landed a little early"
Cons: "That we had to abort a landing & circle round to try again."

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"

Pros: "Service on the plane and in the terminal was good"
Cons: "Walking on the runway to the plane was uncomfortable with wind rai and noise"

Cons: "Was disgusted that I had only a 6kg small carryon suitcase & a laptop in my handbag (6kg) and had my carryon taken off me & put on the next flight & not getting delivered until 10pm tonight!!! Plus had to pay $60 and buy some clothes to wear to event tonight as luggage won’t arrive in time. Will never fly Jetstar again!!!"

Cons: "And no announcements re the delay until the very last minute."

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

Cons: "No entertainment at all, not even a app"

Pros: "Avalon is quiet, decent facilities"
Cons: "Should give water on the flight. Didn’t buy food didn’t use entertainment"

Cons: "Not one of the better airlines."

Pros: "Great crew that were all very friendly, Water was provided for free"
Cons: "Meals are not provided and drinks other than water will cost you My luggage was not automatically transferred into the connecting flight"

Cons: "Eat and sleep"

Cons: "Boarding was late and congested Not organized"

Cons: "All food and drink service needed to be purchased. Had an issue with a lost wallet left on the plane, and limited help in retrieving it."

Cons: "Impossible to sleep"

Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The plane was freezing, and there were no TVs for entertainment or blankets to help mitigate the cold"

Pros: "Everything, except luggages were not included"
Cons: "We had to pay for any entertainment"

Pros: "Excellent boarding process."
Cons: "No drinks or snacks"

Pros: "Boarded on time"
Cons: "15 mins late departing"

Pros: "We boarded and left on time. Crew was very pleasant."
Cons: "They only allow 7kg carry on which forced us to check 2 bags @ $30 each. It's just to extract money. It looked like a reasonable fare but by the time we paid fees, seats and luggage, another airline would be a better choice. They chatged us a $60 "third party" between Queenstown and Cairns. Ridiculous...I won't fly with them again."

Cons: "$15 per kilogram charge for over weight luggage is a rip off"

Pros: "Fairly efficient, cheaper price."
Cons: "Had employee going down boarding line with a scale charging extra $50 if you were over their ridiculously low weight limit for a carry on bag. Had no problem with same bag on numerous other airlines."

Pros: "On checking in, they charged us a penalty fee, and then our flight got cancelled at the last minute without any options to get back to the city in time for work. Had to book a last minute flight with a different airline and couldn't get luggage back in time to take it along!"

Pros: "boarding and crew were great"
Cons: "if I put on one more kilo I would not fit in a seat, I am 90kg"

Cons: "Surcharge up to $160 if exceeding 7kg of all your carry on bags (including personal item). Rude employees relating this info to me and my husband."

Pros: "on time departure and arrival"
Cons: "the extra service fees for luggage, and they didnt actually check at the gate"

Pros: "I have used this airline several times for short (2h30) and long (8h) haul flights and they are just aweful. Only certain people get food (even on the long haul), horrible staff that look down on you and ignore you, uncomfortable seats that make you feel like a sardine. Just aweful"

Pros: "Had a seatbelt"
Cons: "Seat did not recline. Crew said was broken. Second crew said didn't recline because near exit. Think should be informed of this when allocated seat"

Cons: "I thought my ears were deceiving me when they mentioned 3 AUD for lavatory use! Inhumane! And that's on top of having to pay for my check-in luggage. I felt completely dooped! Traveling through the outback, I had no scale, no wifi, etc. And after paying an exorbitant amount, we were STILL given hassles for our carry-on.. Apparently if you "wear" your luggage on your body, it's free of charge (but on aggregate, it still adds to weight & balance of the plane). And how this all contributes to fast handling is beyond me. Moronic rules! Of all the great times I had in Australia, JetStar was the only utter disappointment I had to endure! Never again!"

Cons: "Overpriced excess of luggage. Classic trick only used by the cheapest airline companies."

Pros: "Inexpensive, relatively speaking."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "No entertainment"

Cons: "Q"

Pros: "Nothing. Thought we had booked Qantas and got Jetstar"
Cons: "That the flight ran late That the menu is disgusting. Nothing fresh. No originaliry"

Cons: "Flight was actually Jetstar so the service was worse and no meals were included on a long flight."

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