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Flight price $656
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Airports
Origin
Cairns
$656
only
$656
Destination
Christchurch
$656
only
$656
Queenstown
$802
only
$802
Auckland
$714
only
$714
Wellington
$1403
only
$1403
Sat., 26 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
CHC
Christchurch
8h 55m
Sat., 2 Feb.
CHC
Christchurch
CNS
Cairns
14h 35m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,919 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
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
CBR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Director flight at a good time

Cons: nothing

CBR
SYD
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Great, love the ATRs

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

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

Sat., 26 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
CHC
Christchurch
29h 50m
Sun., 3 Feb.
CHC
Christchurch
CNS
Cairns
15h 30m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat., 1 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
CHC
Christchurch
11h 25m
Fri., 7 Jun.
CHC
Christchurch
CNS
Cairns
13h 15m
Trip: 7 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4,016 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
MEL
LST
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight delayed by almost an hour.

AYQ
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: food

Cons: delay

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s okay

AKL
ZQN
OK 4.0

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: No free checked bags. No free drinks - not even water. Limited weight for carryon bags. Choosing a seat costs extra money.

PER
DPS
Good 6.6

Pros: Quick boarding, friendly staff

Cons: No TVs very basic.

Mon., 24 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 40m
Sat., 26 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
8h 00m
Trip: 34 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,092 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: On time flight ,no problems.

Cons: All was fine.

SYD
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was delicious and service excellent

Cons: Slow customs in Honolulu

PER
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Online check in

Cons: Boarding was slow and disorganised, food was cold and tasteless (chicken noodle) not helped that I had to wait for cutlery to be able to eat it

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!!

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!

Sun., 23 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
13h 25m
Fri., 25 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
14h 40m
$1165
Trip: 34 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 12,903 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
HYD
DXB
OK 5.6

Pros: Food was not good at all. Crew response is poor for help. I pushed button for help and crew total ignored it. When I asked them when they came to serve food after 40mins, said they were busy to respond for help

DXB
DMM
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Cabin crews was a good helper

Cons: Food

DXB
LOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All was fine

Cons: Nothing

BCN
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seats on the A380 are a bit larger and offer more leg room. The food is always good and the service is first class.

HKG
DXB
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Loved the service and the movie options.

Cons: The food was just okay. It was pretty bland.

Sun., 27 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
CHC
Christchurch
16h 00m
Sun., 3 Feb.
CHC
Christchurch
CNS
Cairns
15h 30m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu., 20 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
WLG
Wellington
23h 05m
Wed., 26 Dec.
WLG
Wellington
CNS
Cairns
8h 20m
$1403
Trip: 7 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,291 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service and biz check in

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Best inflight experience on economy!

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: trivia was fun

MEL
AKL
Good 7.0

Cons: The plane was delayed for more than one hour which we did not have sufficient time for transfer to LA. We have to run instead of walking.

HNL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service and food choices. Seating and the mattress for bed.

Sat., 12 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
15h 30m
Sun., 20 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
11h 50m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,919 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
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

PER
CBR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Director flight at a good time

Cons: nothing

BNE
CNS
Excellent 10.0

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

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?!

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

Fri., 28 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 50m
Tue., 29 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
14h 45m
Trip: 33 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4,016 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

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

AKL
WLG
OK 4.0

Cons: My luggage didn't make it to Wellington, which was disappointing since they now want to charge to have it sent from Auckland.

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.

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: For some reason my bags were not checked all the way to the final destination, which caused problems later

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.

Sun., 13 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
14h 30m
Wed., 16 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
11h 50m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,919 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
CBR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Director flight at a good time

Cons: nothing

BNE
CNS
Excellent 10.0

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

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

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?!

BNE
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: My window seat didn’t have a window so was very squashed and felt claustrophobic

Fri., 28 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 50m
Sat., 26 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
14h 45m
Trip: 30 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4,016 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
AKL
ZQN
OK 4.0

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: No free checked bags. No free drinks - not even water. Limited weight for carryon bags. Choosing a seat costs extra money.

AKL
WLG
OK 4.0

Cons: My luggage didn't make it to Wellington, which was disappointing since they now want to charge to have it sent from Auckland.

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s okay

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.

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: For some reason my bags were not checked all the way to the final destination, which caused problems later

Mon., 24 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 40m
Wed., 23 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
11h 05m
Trip: 31 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,092 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
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.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: On time flight ,no problems.

Cons: All was fine.

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

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great crew and good was good

Cons: A bit of turbulence during the flight

Fri., 28 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 50m
Sun., 27 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
14h 45m
Trip: 31 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4,016 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
PER
DPS
Good 6.6

Pros: Quick boarding, friendly staff

Cons: No TVs very basic.

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: For some reason my bags were not checked all the way to the final destination, which caused problems later

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.

AYQ
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: food

Cons: delay

MEL
LST
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight delayed by almost an hour.

Mon., 24 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 40m
Sun., 27 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
8h 00m
Trip: 35 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,092 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
PER
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Online check in

Cons: Boarding was slow and disorganised, food was cold and tasteless (chicken noodle) not helped that I had to wait for cutlery to be able to eat it

SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Ran out of fruit for breakfast

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.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great crew and good was good

Cons: A bit of turbulence during the flight

SYD
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was delicious and service excellent

Cons: Slow customs in Honolulu

Fri., 1 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
13h 50m
Fri., 8 Mar.
ZQN
Frankton Queenstown Intl
CNS
Cairns
14h 45m
Trip: 8 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4,016 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
AKL
WLG
OK 4.0

Cons: My luggage didn't make it to Wellington, which was disappointing since they now want to charge to have it sent from Auckland.

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.

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.

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: For some reason my bags were not checked all the way to the final destination, which caused problems later

Mon., 24 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 40m
Fri., 25 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
14h 40m
Trip: 33 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,092 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.0

Cons: very cramped

SYD
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was delicious and service excellent

Cons: Slow customs in Honolulu

PER
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Online check in

Cons: Boarding was slow and disorganised, food was cold and tasteless (chicken noodle) not helped that I had to wait for cutlery to be able to eat it

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.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great crew and good was good

Cons: A bit of turbulence during the flight

Fri., 28 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 50m
Thu., 24 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
14h 45m
Trip: 28 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 4,016 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
MEL
LST
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight delayed by almost an hour.

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
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

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

AKL
WLG
OK 4.0

Cons: My luggage didn't make it to Wellington, which was disappointing since they now want to charge to have it sent from Auckland.

AYQ
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: food

Cons: delay

Mon., 24 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 40m
Mon., 28 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
9h 25m
Trip: 36 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,092 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
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.

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!!

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: everything about he flight was perfect

SYD
DFW
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: - There was a massive line for boarding and it took a while. We ended up leaving a little late because of it. - The crew overlooked the row I was in a few times. We had to call for assistance to get rubbish removed. - One of the toilets didn't have running water in the basin from the second hour of the flight onwards. - The galley in the back was locked for most of the trip. - The food wasn't cooked properly. - Everyone was asked if they wanted a drink with my meal except for me.

SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.0

Cons: very cramped

Thu., 20 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
15h 30m
Thu., 10 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
13h 30m
$1040
Trip: 22 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,919 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Initial temperature was a little low but it improved

SYD
LST
Excellent 9.0

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

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?!

CBR
SYD
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Great, love the ATRs

BNE
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: My window seat didn’t have a window so was very squashed and felt claustrophobic

Sun., 23 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
13h 10m
Mon., 28 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
17h 30m
$1162
Trip: 37 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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