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CNS - MEL

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Information for flights to Melbourne from Cairns

Avg. flight duration 3h 23m
Flights arrive in Melbourne & other airports
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $220
Distance 2,313 km
Airlines Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia

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Low season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
June
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average price:
$351
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$272
or less (return)

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The cheapest flight from Cairns to Melbourne was found, on average, 75 days before departure.
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High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is March.
Morning departure is around 7% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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How long does a flight from Cairns to Melbourne take?
The average direct flight takes 3h 20m, covering a distance of 2313 km.
How many flights are there between Cairns and Melbourne?
There are 260 (direct) flights between Cairns and Melbourne per week, averaging 35 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairns to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Tigerair Australia ($220), Jetstar ($234) and Qantas Airways ($358).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cairns and Melbourne?
Qantas Airways (10 times daily), Jetstar (8 times daily), Tigerair Australia (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cairns to Melbourne?
For Cairns to Melbourne, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Cairns to Melbourne?
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Book cheap flights from Cairns to Melbourne (return)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$220
only
$220
Destination
Melbourne
$220
only
$220
Tue., 25 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Sun., 8 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
BNE
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: Very friendly crew, helpful check-in people

Cons: I don't think any of the seats reclined.

MEL
SYD
Okay 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

MEL
PER
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Punctual, with helpful staff.

Cons: No leg room (, I’m short.) Bad seat pockets, reduced knee room even further with anything in them. Armrests didn’t stay up. -the weighing of all hand luggage was over zealous, and could only be for the purpose of charging extra, if at all possible.

MEL
PER
Good 7.5

Pros: Seat didnt have adjustable head rest, seat did not recline. Lights stayed on nearly the entire time even though it was a flight from 10-2am AEST.

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Flight time rescheduled meaning we had very little time for connecting flight. Then they checked our luggage in (weighed 8.5kg and only 7 allowed (charged $108). The booking in of the bags meant one of our party missed connecting flight. She arrived at gate while plane was still there and Capt said he would wait but ground staff over-ruled decision. Not happy.

Tue., 12 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Fri., 15 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
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
Okay 4.0

Pros: Seating was tight. Very thin seats.. Little padding

Cons: Their online baggage fees could not be purchased with either my Mastercard or Visa. Had to resort to Paypal for baggage payment. Flight was also over an hour late departing from Cairns. Crew said that was due to an ;onboard medical emergency' on the inbound flight.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Worst airline I have ever used. The crew of the actual flight was fine but the people working for the airline in the terminal were very rude. Unfortunately this cheap airline doesn't include any baggage with their ticket prices (which I have never heard of before) and I was extremely surprised when we had to pay $150 for our regular checked luggage that we have flown with for free all over Australia from the US on 5 flights so far. That I can deal with but then the real fun became when we were on line to board the plane and the in terminal crew came out with scales and pulled a nice little scam of charging to check in any carry on luggage (which the woman at the check in counter said was ok to bring on board) for $50 a bag which even included a small suitcase that fit easily in the overhead compartment. If I had only spent the extra $20 or so to use a real airline from the beginning I would have saved $250 on the baggage costs that Jetstar scammed from me. Never ever again will I use this airline and I will be writing them this same email. Make sure you all read the fine print when booking this scam of an airline.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

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!

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Cheap airline with "gotcha" approach. We were not able to check in on line (their site was not able to find our Kayak reservations). When we showed up in the airport, they refused us to have luggage as carry on and charged us $50 per each piece. They told "you should have checked in baggage on line". REALLY????. No surprise, the flight was late.

Sun., 10 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
5h 35m
Mon., 18 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
5h 30m
Trip: 9 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
CNS
MEL
Good 6.0

Pros: The seats were comfy.

Cons: I booked through Budget Air and was initially online able to confirm seats and meals for my husband and I online with Qantas easily. Months out my flight was cancelled and I was rebooked onto a later flight that would have made us miss all of our transfers to our honeymoon on Fitzroy Island. Because I had booked through 'a 3rd party' Qantas refused to assist me. I managed to convince budget air to change our flights. We were moved to a jetstar flight from Melbourne to cairns. I had to confirm that this had occurred and go through multiple people online to reallocate seats and food options for my husband and myself again. Only my luggage allowance was carried across to jetstar and neither of our meal allowances were. When it came to online check-in with jetstar I could not check my husband in online only myself. I spoke to multiple people online who all confirmed they didn't know why or there was no problem and we should just present ID and check in in person. When we got to the airport Qantas had not transferred the e-ticket code across for my husband's booking and this is why we could not check him in online. The jetstar staff had to try to get his original booking code from Qantas. As it turned out I had to original booking code through budget Air in my hand and had to assert this information to staff. Flying back we were able to check in online fine with Qantas. Our boarding passes printed different sizes but did not present a problem when we dropped off our luggage. When we sent to check in the staff member couldn't get the smaller pass to read and my husband had to assert that he also had it on his phone. Despite all of my online conversations the aisle seat was allocated to me and not my husband who required it because of a medical condition and the flight was 30min delayed. We won't be traveling with Qantas or jetstar, or booking through budget Air again.

MEL
BME
Excellent 8.8

Cons: Leg room was poor. No entertainment

LHR
PER
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Good seat, great service. Typical quality QANTAS flight - perfect

Cons: Maybe the seat could have been more comfortable.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were very accommodating to the needs to the passengers.

Cons: Limit the recline on seats to less of an angle in economy.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was very friendly and professional. The aircraft was clean and well maintained. Food and entertainment were great.

Cons: Completely satisfied.

Wed., 23 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
6h 30m
Sun., 3 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
6h 00m
Trip: 12 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable economy class, food throughout the flight.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Internet service was terribly spotty, but then again you're flying over vast amounts of ocean. Other than that, comfy and reliable flight that I could actually sleep on.

DRW
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was very courteous and we had decent leg room for economy. Flight was on-time unlike Quantas

Cons: Food was not appealing but the beverages were great.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew were great - some in cabin entertainment would have been great. Or since it was available for phone this should have been explained.

Cons: Allow power outlets for the mobile phones if movies were accessible

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fabulous. Flawless smooth transition. Great help in the airport of getting to my ext flight that was not connecting. Good experience with in flight entertainment on your own phone. Nice airline.

Tue., 12 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Tue., 19 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

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

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Jetstar changed our flight and made it earlier by 3 hours, causing us to have to schedule the next day instead and lose half a day at our destination, they didn't even offer a free checked bag to compensate for our losing half a day in touring! Seat recline is almost nil, spacing, my 5'7" frame knees were in the seat in front....boarding chaotic, would never fly them again! Charge bags at odd weight increments.....

SYD
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: cost of going over baggage weight was extremely high

CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Low cost carrier but all extras add up. Flight was on time. Boarding procedure was very orderly and quick. Rules on carry-on seemed more lienient for some and very strict on others.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was really nice.

Cons: All snacks & drinks cost extra on Jetstar.

Tue., 25 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Wed., 11 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual

Cons: Aircraft not the cleanest

BNE
SYD
Excellent 9.2

Cons: More leg room.

BNE
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Only one of the staff was friendly.

Cons: Only allowed 7 kilos of baggage, would have been nice to know that, the charge for my 10 kilo bag was $75, same price as my ticket, you find this out at the gate, what a scam. Flight was 1 hour late. Gate check in lady was yelling at customers to take out headphones and listen to her! Will not use them again.

PPP
SYD
Excellent 9.5

Pros: We had emergency exit seats so very good leg room and seat back magazine small item holder.

Cons: Flight was 20min late.

Tue., 12 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Sat., 16 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
HNL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing, was not booked on flight I "purchased", kayak search redirects to scam website

Cons: Justfly.com is a scam website, don't use them!

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Cheap airline with "gotcha" approach. We were not able to check in on line (their site was not able to find our Kayak reservations). When we showed up in the airport, they refused us to have luggage as carry on and charged us $50 per each piece. They told "you should have checked in baggage on line". REALLY????. No surprise, the flight was late.

CNS
MEL
Good 6.6

Pros: Flight on time, cabin crew lovely and professional. Got me to my destination safely - thank you.

Cons: Seats small and uncomfortable, coffee $4 not complimentary.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Worst airline I have ever used. The crew of the actual flight was fine but the people working for the airline in the terminal were very rude. Unfortunately this cheap airline doesn't include any baggage with their ticket prices (which I have never heard of before) and I was extremely surprised when we had to pay $150 for our regular checked luggage that we have flown with for free all over Australia from the US on 5 flights so far. That I can deal with but then the real fun became when we were on line to board the plane and the in terminal crew came out with scales and pulled a nice little scam of charging to check in any carry on luggage (which the woman at the check in counter said was ok to bring on board) for $50 a bag which even included a small suitcase that fit easily in the overhead compartment. If I had only spent the extra $20 or so to use a real airline from the beginning I would have saved $250 on the baggage costs that Jetstar scammed from me. Never ever again will I use this airline and I will be writing them this same email. Make sure you all read the fine print when booking this scam of an airline.

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was fantastic. The airplane was perfectly clean and new.

Cons: There’s no entreterniment neither food or beverages.

Sun., 19 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Wed., 22 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 4 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

Cons: cramped, but was on a new plane which was actually much better than other tiger flights i've taken!

OOL
SYD
Okay 5.3

Cons: Travelling on time. The flight was 1 hour late

MEL
PER
Okay 5.3

Pros: Relatively quiet airport lounge, easy boarding and decent flight

Cons: It needs a free drinks provision- soft drinks only

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Free upgrade to exit seats because I’m tall! Didn’t even ask!

Cons: Nothing, was everything we could have expected of a short hall flight!

BNE
DRW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Our Monday evening flight was cancelled (midair so we wasted a night flying halfway there and back). 3 hours waiting to be told the next available flight is Friday evening. Told we would be refunded for accommodation costs up to $120 per night per person. 2 weeks later and yet to see that money. There is no inflight entertainment or food. Hand luggage is weighed at the airport and it is $50 if you are over 7kg

Sat., 16 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Tue., 19 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Aircraft had a device holder. Good idea!

CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Having flown budget airlines in several different countries it is well accepted that you get what you pay for. Jetstar is definitely a cheap, no frills flight but the seats are comfortable, the carry-on baggage allowance reasonable, and the extras not entirely outrageous. When needing to be budget conscious and able to travel light, this is definitely a good option.

CNS
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Seating was tight. Very thin seats.. Little padding

Cons: Their online baggage fees could not be purchased with either my Mastercard or Visa. Had to resort to Paypal for baggage payment. Flight was also over an hour late departing from Cairns. Crew said that was due to an ;onboard medical emergency' on the inbound flight.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Jetstar changed our flight and made it earlier by 3 hours, causing us to have to schedule the next day instead and lose half a day at our destination, they didn't even offer a free checked bag to compensate for our losing half a day in touring! Seat recline is almost nil, spacing, my 5'7" frame knees were in the seat in front....boarding chaotic, would never fly them again! Charge bags at odd weight increments.....

CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was really nice.

Cons: All snacks & drinks cost extra on Jetstar.

Mon., 24 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Wed., 11 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
SYD
OOL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Complimentary water

MEL
SYD
Poor 0.0

Pros: I couldn't get to the Flight. I was told that the boarding closed. I reached there exact 30 minutes before the Flight. I didn't receive my Itenary Email and Flight Details in Email from BYO Jets.

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

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

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

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: A normal glass of water Some snack or pretzel Wifi on board

Tue., 12 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Sun., 17 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 6 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
BNE
Mediocre 3.6

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

BNE
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: nothing

Cons: getting out on time, complimentary food.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Having flown budget airlines in several different countries it is well accepted that you get what you pay for. Jetstar is definitely a cheap, no frills flight but the seats are comfortable, the carry-on baggage allowance reasonable, and the extras not entirely outrageous. When needing to be budget conscious and able to travel light, this is definitely a good option.

WLG
AKL
Good 7.6

Pros: I got the bulkhead seat, so legroom was superb. The inflight dinner was also good (vegetarian gnocchi).

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

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

Wed., 26 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Wed., 11 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 14 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
BNE
SYD
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: We did not get on the flight, there was no staff available to check in our bags. Everyone we spoke to was rude and abnoxious at Brisbane airport. The only people were lovely and helpful were the volunteers in the blue shirts who tried to direct us in the right direction. We finally got on a flight and still had to pay for it.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Time of boarding and the flight were fast and on time.

MEL
PER
Good 7.5

Pros: Seat didnt have adjustable head rest, seat did not recline. Lights stayed on nearly the entire time even though it was a flight from 10-2am AEST.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

BNE
DRW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Our Monday evening flight was cancelled (midair so we wasted a night flying halfway there and back). 3 hours waiting to be told the next available flight is Friday evening. Told we would be refunded for accommodation costs up to $120 per night per person. 2 weeks later and yet to see that money. There is no inflight entertainment or food. Hand luggage is weighed at the airport and it is $50 if you are over 7kg

Mon., 11 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
5h 05m
Mon., 18 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
5h 30m
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DRW
MEL
Good 6.8

Pros: CREW WAS HELPFUL AND OBLIGING.

Cons: IT WAS AN OVERNIGHT FLIGHT FROM DARWIN TO MELOURNE. THE 'SNACK' OF 2 PORK BOA BUNS AND JUICE/TEA/COFFEE OR AN APPLE AND SOME CRISPS, WAS POOR AND COULD DO WITH SOME IMPROVEMENT. RATHER UNSATISFACTORY.

MEL
BME
Excellent 8.8

Cons: Leg room was poor. No entertainment

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: Our original flight was cancelled and we were not notified by justfly. Just fly also accepted the flights on our behalf so it mean we couldn't chose the new flights

SFO
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: This is my 2nd International Flight and Qantas outrated the other airline 100x’s over. Thank you

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Cons: More entertainment options

Thu., 5 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Mon., 16 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 12 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Seating was tight. Very thin seats.. Little padding

Cons: Their online baggage fees could not be purchased with either my Mastercard or Visa. Had to resort to Paypal for baggage payment. Flight was also over an hour late departing from Cairns. Crew said that was due to an ;onboard medical emergency' on the inbound flight.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was really nice.

Cons: All snacks & drinks cost extra on Jetstar.

DPS
SIN
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: being on time

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
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).

Mon., 24 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Sun., 8 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 13 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
MEL
CNS
Okay 5.0

Pros: Crew is ok

Cons: Ticket is not cheap but even checkin is self service. Luggage fee is so high. No food and even no water on a three hour flight

BNE
MEL
Good 6.4

Pros: Material of seat cover was better than fabric one

BNE
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The price.

Cons: Little room and having the seat in front reclined back as soon as possible, and until the very end of the flight. Reclining economy seats in minimal space budget airlines are just plain rediculous. Have those airline bisses never tried their own cattle class?

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great

Wed., 13 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
5h 05m
Mon., 18 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
5h 30m
Trip: 6 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
MEL
Good 6.6

Pros: Professional and friendly staff amazing cabin crew and pilots

Cons: The inflight wifi was not working the snack was only a biscuit

SYD
LAX
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew was friendly, flight was very smooth and arrived early

Cons: All I got for breakfast was a muffin, they ran out of fruit and yogurt before they got to my seat

SYD
MEL
Okay 5.6

Cons: More leg room and space between seats is needed.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Boarding is very haphazard, not according to seat numbers, no pre boarding for small babies. Flight attendant spilled juice on me, very unprofessional.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

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.

Thu., 5 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Sun., 8 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 4 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: The crew was very pleasant, they even tried to entertain kids on the plane, which was great.

Cons: Charged $150 for two bags and charged for everything else on the plane, even coffee! Boarding was terrible, just a free for all with endless lines and no regard for families or those with special needs.

CNS
MEL
Okay 4.0

Cons: We had a 4 hour layover in Melbourne and had to pick up our bags and recheck them but we couldn't check them in until 2 hours before our flight and there was a 145aud charge for excess weight they only a!low 15 kg virgin allows 23 and tiger air allows 20. I will not book on them again! They did not even offer water to me the attendants were too busy making sure everyone who had preorder got their order.

TSV
SYD
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight was delayed. Got no messages from anyone

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Worst airline I have ever used. The crew of the actual flight was fine but the people working for the airline in the terminal were very rude. Unfortunately this cheap airline doesn't include any baggage with their ticket prices (which I have never heard of before) and I was extremely surprised when we had to pay $150 for our regular checked luggage that we have flown with for free all over Australia from the US on 5 flights so far. That I can deal with but then the real fun became when we were on line to board the plane and the in terminal crew came out with scales and pulled a nice little scam of charging to check in any carry on luggage (which the woman at the check in counter said was ok to bring on board) for $50 a bag which even included a small suitcase that fit easily in the overhead compartment. If I had only spent the extra $20 or so to use a real airline from the beginning I would have saved $250 on the baggage costs that Jetstar scammed from me. Never ever again will I use this airline and I will be writing them this same email. Make sure you all read the fine print when booking this scam of an airline.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

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

Tue., 25 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Thu., 5 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
MEL
OOL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Allow 10kg hand luggage

CNS
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: The window seats are good for sleeping.

Cons: No major issues on this flight.

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

CNS
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff were nice and kind.

Cons: Nil.

BNE
MEL
Okay 5.5

Pros: The crews did their best in a bad situation and were informative and engaging. Tiger also have an easy and economical upgrade to cabin baggage weight limit.

Cons: Outbound we were delayed on the tarmac for 45mins as the cabin PA had failed. A tech had to board and reboot the computer system. Our return journey was delayed 80mins as the assigned plane had another technical issue and required replacement. On landing deboarding was delayed a further 10mins as the ground crew had brought the wrong set of steps and couldn't find the correct set. Every time fly tiger I vow it will be the last time, but they are cheap...

Thu., 14 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
5h 05m
Mon., 18 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
5h 30m
Trip: 5 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
CNS
MEL
Good 7.3

Cons: Flight attendant kept forgetting to turn the entertainment back on after an announcement. Flight attendant sounded unprofessional over PA Would like more snacks - savoury and sweet, instead of just savoury. Snack was not sufficient for a 3 hour flight landing at 9pm. Had to wait on plane while airbridge was brought to the plane so everyone could disembark - “they weren’t expecting the flight!!” Whole flight still waiting for luggage after 55 minutes of standing at carousel and only after 55 minutes an announcement to say handlers are tending to a departure and we have to wait another 10 minutes - a whole hour for luggage - take carry on only next time!!!! 4 flights collecting luggage from the one carousel!!

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was very friendly and professional. The aircraft was clean and well maintained. Food and entertainment were great.

Cons: Completely satisfied.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: The distance between the seats in economy is inhumane.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: premium economy! excellent service in LAX by QF ground staff on transfer

Cons: Nothing!

SYD
LAX
Okay 4.0

Cons: The most uncomfortable experience ever! I was disturbed and/or woken up several times, during flight, by the flight attendances to place my seat in the upright position to accommodate the person sitting behind me who either wanted to drink alcoholic beverages every hour on the hour.

Wed., 26 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Sun., 8 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 11 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

SYD
BNE
Okay 4.5

Pros: Cabin crew pretty so-so. No food to buy, no tea or coffee. Just water.

Cons: Practically everything!

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: My seat was not kicked. No crying babies. (Neither was due to the airline).

Cons: Queue Jump was initially ignored, at gate. Flight attendant made sarcastic comments. No food to purchase, not even tea/coffee.

MEL
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: New food range good at breakfast

Cons: Seats a bit tight for big guys, late departure no effort to arrive on time, weighing carryon to the gram.

ADL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Very rude team. Never ever travel with tiger airlines again

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