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CNS - MEL

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Information for flights to Melbourne from Cairns

Avg. flight duration 3h 22m
Flights arrive in Melbourne
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $150
Distance 2,313 km
Airlines Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia

Good to know

Low season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
June
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average price:
$261
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$228
or less (return)

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The cheapest flight from Cairns to Melbourne was found, on average, 80 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 28% 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 302 (direct) flights between Cairns and Melbourne per week, averaging 40 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 ($150), Jetstar ($184) and Virgin Australia ($349).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cairns and Melbourne?
Qantas Airways (11 times daily), Jetstar (9 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 Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
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When flying out of Cairns you will be using Cairns, often referred to as Cairns Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne & other airports, also known as Melbourne Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Cairns to Melbourne (return)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$150
only
$150
Destination
Melbourne
$150
only
$150
Tue., 18 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Sat., 21 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 32 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
Good 7.0

Pros: Pleasant staff, comfy seats on the new 737-800

Cons: Delayed boarding, no food to purchase on board

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
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great boarding process, friendly staff, clean cabin, perfectly on time. Espresso martinis!

Cons: N/A

BNE
SYD
Okay 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!

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

Wed., 4 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Wed., 11 Dec.
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
5.3
CNS
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: I do believe that you get what you pay for, so I didn't mind the minimal level of service. The flight was on time. Check in was easy and efficient. The crew was pleasant and helpful.

Cons: This is a problem not confined to Jetstar, but which affects the industry as a whole. Why do the board sick passengers? There was a man seated two rows behind us who coughed and wheezed the whole way from Cairns to Melbourne. He couldn't clear his lungs. He had no business on a plane infecting the rest of us.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

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

CNS
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Entertainment

CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient and friendly ground staff and crew. An overall great experience! This was a Qantas flight operated on Jetstar equipment, which may be the reason checked baggage fees did not apply as the Qantas fee was slightly higher than purchasing straight from Jetstar.

CNS
MEL
Good 7.0

Cons: No entertainment at all, not even a app

Mon., 11 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
11h 50m
Wed., 13 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Trip: 3 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
SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Good seat on Virgin VA1 51H and lucky for me there's no one seated beside me I had two seats all to myself. They run out of chicken and had to settle for vege curry which was ok. Purchased the wifi the entire flight which was awesome.

ADL
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Boarding and flight time

Cons: Lounges were dirty

OOL
CBR
Good 6.0

Pros: Safe trip

Cons: Better food and choice of drinks

LST
BNE
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly crew, well flown, good boarding procedure

Cons: Flight was about 10 mins late due to "paperwork"

CNS
MEL
Good 7.0

Cons: The flight was fine but it was 4 hours behind schedule.

Sun., 19 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Wed., 22 Jan.
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
5.3
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.

HKT
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Wont be travelling again with Jetstar

Cons: Flight delayed for 6 hours without compenstauion

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
Okay 5.3

Pros: I do believe that you get what you pay for, so I didn't mind the minimal level of service. The flight was on time. Check in was easy and efficient. The crew was pleasant and helpful.

Cons: This is a problem not confined to Jetstar, but which affects the industry as a whole. Why do the board sick passengers? There was a man seated two rows behind us who coughed and wheezed the whole way from Cairns to Melbourne. He couldn't clear his lungs. He had no business on a plane infecting the rest of us.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: :)

Cons: :)

Mon., 20 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Thu., 23 Jan.
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
5.3
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
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
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Those flying from abroad with luggage should NOT fly with JetStar. The fees are ridiculous!!! There are many other airlines in Australia that are fairly priced.

AYQ
SYD
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew needed an exit row person and I volunteered. Extra leg room was nice.

Cons: Expensive flight. No food or drink included in what you pay. No magazines or screens to occupy your time.

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.

Sat., 30 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Sun., 8 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Trip: 9 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
5.3
CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: I did not pay for my luggage in advance as I had trouble with the Internet site. I ended up paying $250 to check two bags and rhen I had to retrieve them in Melbourne and recheck them. They wanted to charge me again but I complained so much they waived the second fee. The whole thing was rediculous. I will never fly this airline again if i don't have to. They charge you exorbitant prices for everything.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Delayed so long.

MKY
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was easy

Cons: Been ontime

SYD
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was amazing for the price I paid.

Cons: There could be better food/snack options but I can’t complain too much.

SYD
SGN
Excellent 9.6

Cons: I prepaid for my meal and it was brought to me soon after I boarded about 4pm. I wasn’t hungry as I already had lunch. It would have been better to bring it for me at dinner time, Sydney time as that’s what my body clock was on. The last service was too close to landing.

Fri., 18 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Sun., 20 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 3 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 10.0

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

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.

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

TSV
MEL
Okay 4.6

Cons: No issues with the flight itself or crew however the flight was rescheduled after booking from 11.45am departure to 8.35pm (then urther delay of 30m on day).

MEL
SYD
Okay 4.5

Cons: To fly on time.

Fri., 29 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Sun., 8 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Trip: 10 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
5.3
HNL
SYD
Okay 5.0

Pros: Efficient boarding and grateful for the spare seat with the baby on our lap. Crew was nice enough.

Cons: We waited for a $9 toastie for 25 minutes- and had to remind the crew to get it. Disappointed that they are so cheap the only free thing on a 10 hour flight was water- after paying for checked bags, one coffee, and one sandwich, the extras made them more expensive then other "non budget" airlines.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Boarding

HNL
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Much better than any airline in the states.

Cons: A few more trash pickups from the crew. I had a few times I was left holding trash.

CNS
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: We can't remember his name but the cabin crew leader was excellent with a great sense of humour. He really "made" the trip. He was also firm but in a polite way when someone stood up before they should have. We didn't have anything to eat so can't comment on the food. Carolyn and Andrew Dowling

CNS
MEL
Good 6.0

Pros: Don’t expect miracles

Fri., 13 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Fri., 10 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 29 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
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.

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!

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly crew

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

PER
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s on time

BNE
CNS
Okay 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.

Fri., 29 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Tue., 3 Dec.
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
5.3
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
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
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.

MKY
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was easy

Cons: Been ontime

DPS
MEL
Okay 4.3

Cons: Business class seats are too close together to accommodate recline. Results in a rude shock when the person in front of you reclines their seat.

Fri., 29 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Mon., 2 Dec.
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
5.3
MKY
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was easy

Cons: Been ontime

CNS
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: I do believe that you get what you pay for, so I didn't mind the minimal level of service. The flight was on time. Check in was easy and efficient. The crew was pleasant and helpful.

Cons: This is a problem not confined to Jetstar, but which affects the industry as a whole. Why do the board sick passengers? There was a man seated two rows behind us who coughed and wheezed the whole way from Cairns to Melbourne. He couldn't clear his lungs. He had no business on a plane infecting the rest of us.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Excessive and tricky baggage fees. Not even free water. Plane was filthy. Crew had bad attitude. And it was 1 hour late.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was really nice.

Cons: All snacks & drinks cost extra on Jetstar.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Boarding

Fri., 20 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Fri., 17 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 29 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

MEL
OOL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Allow 10kg hand luggage

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

BNE
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew, helpful

Cons: Seat pitch was very tight. Boarding by stairs and not jetway.

Wed., 11 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Fri., 10 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Trip: 31 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
5.3
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.

SYD
SGN
Excellent 9.6

Cons: I prepaid for my meal and it was brought to me soon after I boarded about 4pm. I wasn’t hungry as I already had lunch. It would have been better to bring it for me at dinner time, Sydney time as that’s what my body clock was on. The last service was too close to landing.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

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

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: I did not pay for my luggage in advance as I had trouble with the Internet site. I ended up paying $250 to check two bags and rhen I had to retrieve them in Melbourne and recheck them. They wanted to charge me again but I complained so much they waived the second fee. The whole thing was rediculous. I will never fly this airline again if i don't have to. They charge you exorbitant prices for everything.

MEL
NTL
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: Boarding and flight was ok for a budget airline

Cons: Flight attendant let a drunk male on the plane. Male was disruptive and rude in front of children. The flight attendant then tried to serve the male more alcohol on the flight. Not professional or safe behavior.

Wed., 20 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Sat., 23 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
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
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

SYD
BNE
Okay 4.5

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

Cons: Practically everything!

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 2.5

Pros: There is absolutely nothing about this flight or this airline that I enjoyed in the slightest.

Cons: Everything. The staff was completely unorganized and understaffed and incredibly rude and unhelpful.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: all ok.

Cons: nothing

PER
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s on time

Thu., 23 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Thu., 30 Apr.
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
5.3
HNL
SYD
Okay 5.0

Pros: Efficient boarding and grateful for the spare seat with the baby on our lap. Crew was nice enough.

Cons: We waited for a $9 toastie for 25 minutes- and had to remind the crew to get it. Disappointed that they are so cheap the only free thing on a 10 hour flight was water- after paying for checked bags, one coffee, and one sandwich, the extras made them more expensive then other "non budget" airlines.

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
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
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: I did not pay for my luggage in advance as I had trouble with the Internet site. I ended up paying $250 to check two bags and rhen I had to retrieve them in Melbourne and recheck them. They wanted to charge me again but I complained so much they waived the second fee. The whole thing was rediculous. I will never fly this airline again if i don't have to. They charge you exorbitant prices for everything.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient and friendly ground staff and crew. An overall great experience! This was a Qantas flight operated on Jetstar equipment, which may be the reason checked baggage fees did not apply as the Qantas fee was slightly higher than purchasing straight from Jetstar.

Tue., 26 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Thu., 5 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 10 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
5.3
CNS
MEL
Okay 4.6

Cons: Impossible to sleep

CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Aircraft had a device holder. Good idea!

HNL
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Much better than any airline in the states.

Cons: A few more trash pickups from the crew. I had a few times I was left holding trash.

OOL
PER
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Service was fast and efficient

SYD
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was amazing for the price I paid.

Cons: There could be better food/snack options but I can’t complain too much.

Fri., 25 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Sun., 3 Nov.
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
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

CNS
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: The window seats are good for sleeping.

Cons: No major issues on this flight.

MEL
SYD
Okay 4.0

Pros: Toastie sandwich was delicious

Cons: Small child continually kicking the back of my seat despite requests to have her stop

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
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: You guys didn't make it clear I didn't have luggage on the way to Brisbane it was included on the way back it wasn't ? So was hit with a unexpected fee for luggage

Tue., 10 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Fri., 13 Dec.
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
5.3
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
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: 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 2.0

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
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Excessive and tricky baggage fees. Not even free water. Plane was filthy. Crew had bad attitude. And it was 1 hour late.

Fri., 27 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Wed., 1 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Trip: 6 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
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Flight delayed about 50 mins. Lost baggage. Pooooooooor.

PER
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s on time

MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great boarding process, friendly staff, clean cabin, perfectly on time. Espresso martinis!

Cons: N/A

BNE
SYD
Okay 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
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.

Sat., 25 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Sat., 15 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Trip: 22 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
5.3
CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

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

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: :)

Cons: :)

CNS
MEL
Good 7.0

Cons: No entertainment at all, not even a app

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

Cons: Excessive and tricky baggage fees. Not even free water. Plane was filthy. Crew had bad attitude. And it was 1 hour late.

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