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CNS - SYD

Cheap Flights from Cairns to Sydney

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Economy
Cairns (CNS)
Sydney Kingsford Smith
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Information for flights to Sydney from Cairns

Avg. flight duration 3h 03m
Flights arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $200
Distance 1,972 km
Airlines Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
$291
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$285
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Cairns to Sydney

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $285 or less.
The cheapest flight from Cairns to Sydney was found, on average, 50 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
Non-stop flights from Cairns to Sydney are quick and easy to find with domestic airlines like TigerAir Australia and Jetstar. Flights between the two cities are generally affordable and will arrive at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Sydney Airport serves the entire Sydney area and is located approximately 8 km from the city centre.
Once your flight lands, you can easily reach hotels and destinations in central Sydney by using public transport. One of the most popular ways to reach the city centre is to take the train. Trains leave from the northern end of the terminal approximately every ten minutes and cost around $19.
Renting a car is a good alternative if your travels around Sydney involve areas not served by public transport routes. There is a long list of different rental car agencies that operate at Sydney Airport, including Hertz, Budget and Avis. The car rental kiosks are located on the Arrivals level in Terminal 1.
Parking at Cairns Airport is affordable and accessible compared to other busy Australian airports. All car parks are located a short walk away from the terminals, and can be conveniently booked ahead of time via the Cairns Airport online booking system. Fees for parking start at approximately $7 per day.
If you’re booking a return or transit flight from Cairns to Sydney, you can grab a bite to eat and relax in one of the many airport lounges located at Sydney Airport. There are varying entrance requirements for the seven different lounges, but six of them can be accessed with single-entry passes starting at approximately $50.

FAQs for Booking Flights to Sydney from Cairns

How long does a flight from Cairns to Sydney take?
The average direct flight takes 2h 55m, covering a distance of 1971 km.
How many flights are there between Cairns and Sydney?
There are 629 (direct) flights between Cairns and Sydney per week, averaging 90 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairns to Sydney?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Tigerair Australia ($200), Jetstar ($335) and Virgin Australia ($339).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cairns and Sydney?
Qantas Airways (15 times daily), Jetstar (9 times daily), Virgin Australia (7 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cairns to Sydney?
For Cairns to Sydney, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Cairns to Sydney?
When flying out of Cairns you will be using Cairns, often referred to as Cairns Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.
Does Cairns Airport offer free Wi-Fi?
Whether you need to make a last-minute booking, get some more information on your destination or finish up some work, you can stay connected with the free Wi-Fi offered in all areas of both Cairns Airport terminals. Access is unlimited and granted after a short and simple registration process.
Does Cairns Airport have parents’ facilities?
If you’re travelling with infants, you can take care of changing, feeding and the rest of your parental responsibilities in one of the several parenting rooms at Cairns Airport. Parents’ facilities are conveniently located both before and after security control in T1 International and T2 Domestic.
How much is a taxi fare to Sydney city centre from the airport?
Taxis can be easily hired at the taxi ranks outside the arrivals area on Level 1 of the terminal building for travellers who prefer a private transfer to their final destination. The duration of the trip between Sydney Airport and the city centre can be anywhere from 20 to 25 minutes, with fares at around $45-55.
Does Sydney Airport have an on-site hotel?
For travellers with early return flights, or those that simply wish to stick close to the terminal, the Mantra Hotel and Ibis Hotel are a short walk from Sydney Airport’s Domestic Terminals 2 & 3. Ibis offers both standard and budget accommodation to serve travellers on any budget. Rates can fluctuate depending on the season, so try to book early for a good price.
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Book cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney (return)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$200
only
$200
Destination
Sydney
$200
only
$200
Thu., 17 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Sat., 19 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
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
HBA
Good 7.0

Pros: The flight was routine and got us to where we wanted to go

Cons: The flight was 20 minutes late leaving

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.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: all ok.

Cons: nothing

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).

Thu., 19 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Fri., 20 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 2 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 133 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Loading of plane through two doors speeds boarding . Did not take food or entertainment, so I cannot speak to quality of these things.

Cons: Being charged for checked in luggage, and even e most basic of beverages.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We missed our international connection after being forced to check a bag.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: flight overall facility is good. The print out boarding pass from ample stands is convenient.

Cons: The flight delay of 40 minutes make me missing my next flight. I tried to ask Customer Service for a one night accommodation so I can make up my trip continue next day. The customer service did not say any sorry, but argued me the connecting time frame. I hope Jetstar should understand that delay of 40 minutes, some compensation should be arranged for compensating the inconvenience that incurred cost to clients.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing , horrible service and excessive luggage fees

Cons: Horrible service, they measured your luggage by the ounces

CNS
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Boarding process very efficient, they board the plane from the front and the rear...seems no one wants to pay for the preferred seats in the front so there were empty rows around us. Definitely read about the baggage weight costs and pay when you select your seats when you check in online.

Cons: Didn't order any of the food so I can't comment on it...no entertainment at all on the basic planes

Sat., 14 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5h 05m
Mon., 16 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 15m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was just perfect.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food and crew!

Cons: The moment they gave out the ice cream it broke in half and began melting. Its hard to eat in the dark and turning on the light with a sleeping neighbor is no fun. Not the best choice to provide it as a popsicle... maybe a cup would be best.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable economy class, food throughout the flight.

PER
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats were comfy

Cons: Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The stewards were very pleasant.

Sat., 19 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Thu., 21 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 34 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: The flight was extremely delayed and appeared to be the turn around time due to the flight arrival time and the passengers on the flight unloading. I note that my departure flight was also delayed significantly. This return flight delay caused me to miss my flight, even though I had a good buffer.

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.

MEL
HBA
Good 7.0

Pros: The flight was routine and got us to where we wanted to go

Cons: The flight was 20 minutes late leaving

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
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!

Thu., 17 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Tue., 22 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 6 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 11 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.

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
Good 6.8

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

Cons: Nothing to do during flight

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed by nearly 3 hrs

MEL
OOL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Allow 10kg hand luggage

Fri., 18 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Mon., 21 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
MEL
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: This companies business model is high friction. I ended up with two tickets for my daughter on the same flights as one of their affiliates had problems with their website so it told me I wasn’t successful booking when i later found out the message was wrong. In the interim i booked the small flights on Tiger. I called both companies 4 times got the usual Asian call center responses and finally someone had the guts to tell me they would do nothing about it. Just insane and that’s what you will be if you ignore my advice. My daughter ended up with two flights she could never use and they would not do a single thing to help apart from go through their call center script to keep their jobs. You have been warned. Kayak should never refer people to gotogate.com. They offer similar customer service and would also do nothing.

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew, helpful

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

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

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: The flight itself was fine.

Cons: Purchase your luggage allowances with your airfare. There are two Tiger Airs, causing some confusion and resulting in us being unable to pay for luggage ahead of time. The longest line ever at check in, get a kiosk and boom, your line is cut in half. Luggage rates made this budget flight equal to what we would have paid for Qantas, with less of the headache.

BNE
MEL
Good 6.4

Pros: Material of seat cover was better than fabric one

Mon., 7 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 45m
Thu., 10 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 21 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good food and entertainment

Cons: Timely

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: They gave us loaner strollers to get the kids through the airport. So family friendly. Food was great too.

Cons: No complaints.

SFO
MEL
Excellent 10.0

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

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.

CNS
SYD
Okay 4.0

Cons: 9 hour delay and zero assistance rearranging car rentals, hotels, EXPENSIVE transfer between airport terminals

Sun., 1 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Wed., 11 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 10 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Delay

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great

PER
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s on time

MEL
HBA
Good 7.0

Pros: The flight was routine and got us to where we wanted to go

Cons: The flight was 20 minutes late leaving

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed by nearly 3 hrs

Wed., 16 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Wed., 30 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 15 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
MEL
ADL
Good 7.3

Pros: Helpful checkin staff and air stewards. Ran on time and would pick Tiger over Jetstar.

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

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

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

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: The flight was extremely delayed and appeared to be the turn around time due to the flight arrival time and the passengers on the flight unloading. I note that my departure flight was also delayed significantly. This return flight delay caused me to miss my flight, even though I had a good buffer.

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly crew

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

Sun., 22 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Sun., 5 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 15m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
AKL
SYD
Okay 5.0

Cons: Flight was 90 minutes delayed for "maintenance requirements" (the inbound flight arrived late as well), and my one checked bag was not loaded.

AKL
TBU
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew is one of the friendliest I have ever experienced. Everybody has been extremely nice and helpful. Food was great.

Cons: Seats feel very narrow, pitch is good. Entertainment is pretty basic, selection is eh. Boarding is not consistent.

CNS
SYD
Okay 4.6

Cons: There was a lot of confusion for people trying to use the kiosks to check in. Finally a representative stood by the machine and told people not to bother, just queue up for the desk to get boarding passes and drop of luggage , which took for ever. Once on the plane the seats are very cramped.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No problem apart from left a tad late

Cons: Na

CNS
SYD
Okay 5.3

Pros: Our flight was delayed by 4 hours, but luckily Kayak emailed me so I didn't go to the airport at 3am. When I arrived at the airport at 7:30 I was given meal vouchers, which is nice.

Cons: Not a lot of leg room. Nothing is provided. You have to pay for coffee or tea and anything else you may want.

Fri., 18 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Sun., 20 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 11 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!

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
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.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight cancelled without notice Horrible Kiwi never told to tiger air about our tickets. Finally we flew by Virgin Australia.

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.

Thu., 3 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Wed., 9 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 7 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 133 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: They charge you for everything

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I liked that we left on-time this time. The previous flight a week ago was delayed by 1 hour.

Cons: That they made us dump out our coffee and didn't let us bring it onboard. But, then they didn't offer complimentary coffee or tea or offer water. Providing those refreshments to Guests would cost very little and offering those kinds of amenities goes a long way.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Easy of Boarding

Cons: Jetstar is a low budget airline similar to Jet Blue in the US. When you book ensure that you pay for one or two pieces of luggage if you don't you will get a rude awakening upon check in. We had to pay an extra $200.00 to get our luggage to Cairns. Ensure you buy luggage if you book a Jetstar flight on the internet.

CNS
SYD
Okay 4.0

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.

CNS
SYD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Flight left on time and arrived on time. My travel companion and I were seated next to each other.

Cons: I was not able to purchase baggage during the booking process even though the customer service rep told me that at-purchase is the cheapest time to purchase baggage. There was literally no option to purchase it during my purchase process (I scrutinized every step of the process since I had been burned re baggage prices on my previous JetStar flight). I paid more for baggage on this flight than the previous flight even tho I paid for a lower amount of kilos. I decided to drive for the next of my flags instead of fly Jetstar again. Over it.

Mon., 23 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Mon., 6 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 15m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
SYD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew was friendly and helpful

Cons: Food wasn’t the best... no water bottles provided... chronically thirsty on that flight.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was just perfect.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything from check in to in-plane service was first class.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Excellent service

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.

Sat., 19 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Tue., 22 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
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

MEL
SYD
Okay 4.5

Cons: To fly on time.

MEL
HBA
Good 7.0

Pros: The flight was routine and got us to where we wanted to go

Cons: The flight was 20 minutes late leaving

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.

BNE
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

Thu., 26 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Mon., 30 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
26h 25m
Trip: 5 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 133 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Okay 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
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Rude flight attendants. Overly complicated luggage requirements. No food. No drinks, not even water. No entertainment. Uncomfortable seats. Needless to say, I wouldn't fly Jetstar unless you can get your ticket a lot cheaper than with any other airline.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Timing of flight was convenient

Cons: Being charged $50 to gate-check a carryon bag, when that same bag had not been a problem on the Syd-Cairns flight! Being charged $4 for a can of mostly flat pepsi...

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew were really nice

Cons: Was a dylay but not too long

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Loading of plane through two doors speeds boarding . Did not take food or entertainment, so I cannot speak to quality of these things.

Cons: Being charged for checked in luggage, and even e most basic of beverages.

Tue., 24 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Tue., 7 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 15m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
DRW
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Departed on time and arrived on time.

Cons: Fine as is.

CNS
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: I had to pay $70 to check my carry on because it was 1 kilo over the limit. What a rip off! Turned me off so much thhat I'll think twice about flying them again.

LAX
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The food was very good and It felt spacious for economy class.

Cons: The flight attendants on Virgin seemed very crabby. It would of been nice for them to smile once in a while and give eye contact.

MEL
SYD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew was friendly and helpful

Cons: Food wasn’t the best... no water bottles provided... chronically thirsty on that flight.

CNS
SYD
Good 6.3

Cons: No ability to use entertainment unless app downloaded prior to flight.

Sat., 28 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Sat., 11 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 15m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 63 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
BNE
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were excellent. Seating was comfortable.

Cons: Nothing.

PER
KGI
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Extra legroom (economy x) was well worth it as I had knee surgery the day prior. Ground staff and crew very helpful assisting me as I was on crutches. Excellent service.

AYQ
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Need better food.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight was just perfect.

CNS
BNE
Good 6.5

Cons: It would have been a normal trip but we were delayed about an hour in Cairns because the passenger count didn’t add up to what the computer said. This made it very tight to catch our next flight. Barely had time to use the bathroom.

Thu., 3 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Tue., 8 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 6 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 133 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We missed our international connection after being forced to check a bag.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Charged for soft drinks

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
Okay 4.0

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.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: They charge you for everything

Tue., 17 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Tue., 24 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 8 days
5.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.3 Okay
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

CNS
SYD
Okay 4.0

Pros: Cheap flights

Cons: All the extra costs and pedantic staff

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.

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 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.

Mon., 7 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 45m
Tue., 8 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 21 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
CNS
SYD
Okay 4.0

Cons: 9 hour delay and zero assistance rearranging car rentals, hotels, EXPENSIVE transfer between airport terminals

CNS
SYD
Good 7.6

Pros: On time, as comfortable as most for economy. good crew.

SYD
BKK
Okay 4.3

Pros: Crew were nice and entertainment was ok.

Cons: Flight was 1hr 40 minutes late and had to catch a bus to the end of the airport to even board. As well as shared terminal gates...

CNS
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: A bit of extra leg room was nice.

Cons: Food was a bit ordinary.

SYD
BKK
Good 7.6

Pros: Service, food entertainment and catching up the lost time

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