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Avg. flight duration 3h 02m
Flights arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $199
Distance 1,972 km
Airlines Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average price:
$298
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$241
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 $241 or less.
The cheapest flight from Cairns to Sydney was found, on average, 58 days before departure.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 23% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*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?
An average non-stop flight takes 2h 55m, covering a distance of 1971 km.
How many flights are there between Cairns and Sydney?
There are 756 (non-stop) flights between Cairns and Sydney per week, averaging 108 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 ($199), Jetstar ($238) and Virgin Australia ($325).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cairns and Sydney?
Qantas Airways (14 times daily), Virgin Australia (11 times daily), Hong Kong Airlines (10 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, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Thursday 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.

Book cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney (return)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$199
only
$199
Destination
Sydney
$199
only
$199
Sun., 7 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Tue., 9 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Crew in the air were fine, crew at check in was very unfriendly and tried to say I was over with baggage - 2 bags at 10kg for 2 people - I dont think so.......7kg each

MEL
PER
OK 5.3

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

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

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Was delayed by 40 minutes for weather (fine), but then they boarded and we sat in the plane while they refueled and waited...for another hour. Seats were very narrow, not clean, and charged extra for 1 checked bag.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

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

BNE
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: Very friendly crew, helpful check-in people

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

Mon., 8 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Tue., 9 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 129 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Ticket price was cheap.

Cons: $60 to check a bag and you need to if it is over 7kg. They have scales at check in and boarding gate. Was not allowed to take coffee on board and when they offered some it turns out it's $4 per paper cup of it, tea is the same. No seat back pockets to put things in. Seats so thin you can feel everybody's knees from 3 rows behind you. I will never fly with Jet Star again. I will spend more on the ticket to not feel like I'm being robbed blind on the plane.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Got from point A to B early.

Cons: It's a nickel and dime discount airline. We will never take it again. Passengers should definitely read all the baggage rules prior to purchasing a ticket; we paid $180 in additional bag fees. There is a very strict 7kg carry-on rule. You have to buy everything in board, they will not allow you to take your coffee or hot food on board the plane.

CNS
SYD
OK 4.6

Cons: We flew from Sydney to Cairns with a carry on suitcase and a personal item (backpack/purse) with no problem. On the way back, we were charged AUD$50 and were forced to check our bags. It was clearly not due to a space limitation but rather just a way to make money as not everyone was forced to check bags.

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 8.0

Pros: on time departure and arrival

Cons: the extra service fees for luggage, and they didnt actually check at the gate

Sat., 20 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5h 30m
Wed., 24 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 55 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Friendly attendants and they offer food - just a sandwich and pretzels but enough.

BNE
PER
OK 5.0

Pros: Free wifi was good and worked more than expected

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable. Streaming entertainment to personal devices no good without charging outlets in seat

CNS
SYD
OK 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.

CNS
SYD
Good 6.6

Cons: I wish that there were places for me to plug in my chargers

BNE
ADL
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were excelent.

Cons: There was no in flight entertainment & my seat would not lay back.

Wed., 22 May
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Sat., 25 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
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
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: all ok.

Cons: nothing

MEL
OOL
OK 5.0

Pros: Basic flight. Got me from A to B.

Cons: Overly restrictive carry-on weight allowances (less than international standards) meant paying an extra charge that added 50% to the cost of my ticket. Will think twice before flying TigerAir again.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Delay

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.

Thu., 20 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Sun., 23 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
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.

CNS
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Cheap flights

Cons: All the extra costs and pedantic staff

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Delay

BNE
MEL
OK 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...

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.

Fri., 10 May
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Fri., 24 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
CNS
SYD
Good 6.8

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

Cons: Nothing to do during flight

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!

BNE
CNS
OK 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.

SYD
MEL
Good 7.0

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

Cons: Delayed boarding, no food to purchase on board

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: all ok.

Cons: nothing

Mon., 8 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Wed., 10 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 129 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew were really nice

Cons: Was a dylay but not too long

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

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

CNS
SYD
OK 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

Cons: What flight?

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., 9 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Wed., 10 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 129 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Flight was changed to earlier flight - was guaranteed a window and did not get a window; had to change from the domestic to international terminal and then had to go through CUSTOMS for this domestic flight because it came out of international terminal adding time to my travel. Almost lost my luggage. Carousel took forever to retrieve luggage. Flight left 50 minutes late. Reduced airport staff = 80 people not checked in by 10 minutes till boarding. Everyone was going through security when the flight was calling "final boarding". Poor entertainment and food selection. A lot of Asians were on this flight and no staff member spoke Asian for those who didn't speak English - which is strange for an Asia predominant airline. This led to some confusion between the crew and passengers delaying departure due to head count issues.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Paid for Qantas, but got Jetstar, which is at best deceptive and at worse bait and switch. The crew member weighing our carry ons and purses was snotty and bitterly sarcastic. Honestly I don't know how he got a customer-facing position when his best response is "you should know better" when we mentioned that we were under the impression that the carry on baggage limit didn't include purses. We didn't get food, and entertainment was nonexistent (which is why we went with what we thought was Quantas). Added to the long line for Jetstar bag drop and the uncomfortable airplane, I'll never fly Jetstar again. Furthermore, Quantas should seriously consider whether lying to its customers is a good strategy.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Exit row seating with lots of leg room.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: What flight?

CNS
SYD
OK 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.

Sat., 6 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Fri., 10 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 35 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
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

CBR
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Much better than Jetstar in every way , especially the legroom

Cons: Nothing

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.

PER
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s on time

BNE
MEL
OK 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...

Wed., 15 May
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Fri., 17 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
BNE
SYD
OK 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!

SYD
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

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

CBR
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Much better than Jetstar in every way , especially the legroom

Cons: Nothing

BNE
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: Very friendly crew, helpful check-in people

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

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great

Wed., 27 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Sun., 31 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 129 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
OK 4.0

Cons: Boarding was late and congested Not organized

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

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

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: At least the checkin staff member moved me to an earlier flight

Cons: One crew member in particulat chatted loudly for much of the flight - it was annoying. The same person was also unfriendly to passengers for some reason. A big overweight fellow with a piercing nasal voice. Also I was charged an extra $50 for a checked bag - seemed very unfair when if you google 'Jetstar cabin baggage allowance' it says 10 kg!

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: Staff and crew

Cons: Very strict baggage policy you have to be exactly same weight or less with baggage

Fri., 12 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Fri., 26 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
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.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

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.

CNS
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: The window seats are good for sleeping.

Cons: No major issues on this flight.

SYD
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

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

Wed., 27 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Tue., 2 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 129 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
OK 5.3

Pros: We were able to change seats to the exit aisle for more leg room.

Cons: The seats weren't very comfortable.

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Ordered food online. Would be better just buying when on flight. Egg sandwich both flights. No choice.

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

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
OK 5.6

Pros: The seats are big

Cons: You have to pay for food and drinks- nothing for free Boarding was chaos- no organization- just everyone pushing their way on. Worried about security as no one at any point checked my ID or passport Line up for baggage drop off took half an hour- they need more staff working

Mon., 8 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Thu., 11 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 129 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 3.0

Pros: Crew is friendly and tries to be helpful as much as possible where airline has not squeeze human decency out of the entire experience.

Cons: Another poor experience with what is consistently one of the worst airlines I have ever flown. Nickel and dimed for every possible way they can squeeze money from their passengers. Seats barely accommodates an average sized person and because everyone is crushed together, constant seat kicking/jerking is the norm. Regrettably I have 2mord flights with this airline already booked, after which I look forward to never flying with jetstar again.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

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

CNS
SYD
OK 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
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were very friendly and professional Didn’t appreciate having to pay for a cup of coffee.

Cons: The loading process was a bit unorganized. The only organization was the front 12 rows load from the front and back rows loaded from the back of the plane by walking across the tarmac. Would be more efficient if they loaded more like Southwest Airlines.

Wed., 5 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Mon., 10 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

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

Cons: N/A

BNE
SYD
OK 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
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: Very friendly crew, helpful check-in people

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

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
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.

Fri., 26 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13h 20m
Wed., 1 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 55 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
CBR
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Virgin app did not authorise my boarding credentials

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: fast boarding

Cons: better movies

CNS
SYD
Good 7.6

Pros: Quick and efficient once we boarded

Cons: Seats small. One crew member had massive attitude Was getting very upset at Asians who kept trying to switch seats. She was, in my opinion, unprofessional with her comments and was taking it very personal.

CNS
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Accommodating crew, helpful when feeling ill

Cons: Horrible food, no leg room, little room to move

SYD
AYQ
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Yogurt and breakfast muffin were a nice surprise on our 3 hour flight. Seat space was not too bad.

Cons: Would have liked an offer for more water.

Tue., 9 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Thu., 11 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 129 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 , horrible service and excessive luggage fees

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

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. Airlines with no ethics. Supposed to be low cost airlines but charges for everything.

Cons: Zero customer service oriented. Greedy airlines. Shoud not be in business.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Hit with $100 extra baggage charges for carry-ons that were judged to be too heavy despite ample room in overhead and under seat compartments.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

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

CNS
SYD
OK 5.6

Cons: A bit chintzy to be charged for water, soft drinks and coffee. I thought at least getting water was a safety issue to prevent de-hydration. The airplane seats were not very comfortable. I had paid for extra baggage but the check in desk could find no record of it. We would up not needing it, so I guess that money is just lost in cyberspace.

Thu., 28 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Mon., 1 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
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

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Crew in the air were fine, crew at check in was very unfriendly and tried to say I was over with baggage - 2 bags at 10kg for 2 people - I dont think so.......7kg each

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Crew in the air were fine, crew at check in was very unfriendly and tried to say I was over with baggage - 2 bags at 10kg for 2 people - I dont think so.......7kg each

PER
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s on time

MEL
ADL
Good 7.3

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

Wed., 10 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Thu., 11 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 129 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
OK 4.6

Pros: The flight was only 2 1/2 hours.

Cons: Very small seats. The only thing complimentary was water.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Comfortable seats and good food. Staff was very courteous and responsive.

Cons: The screens on the consoles acted up every now and then. But the entertainment options were plenty and kept us busy.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Customer service at check in desk were very nice. That’s where it ended.

Cons: Poor service and miserable staff.

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
OK 4.3

Pros: Fairly efficient, cheaper price.

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

Fri., 9 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Mon., 12 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.3 OK
Based on 11 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
CNS
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff were nice and kind.

Cons: Nil.

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Crew in the air were fine, crew at check in was very unfriendly and tried to say I was over with baggage - 2 bags at 10kg for 2 people - I dont think so.......7kg each

BNE
MEL
OK 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...

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

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.

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