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Information for flights to Sydney from Cairns

Avg. flight duration 3h 01m
Flights arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $240
Distance 1,972 km
Airlines Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Qantas Airways

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
$343
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$269
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 $269 or less.
The cheapest flight from Cairns to Sydney was found, on average, 51 days before departure.
Book at least 4 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 11% more expensive 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?
The average direct flight takes 2h 55m, covering a distance of 1971 km.
How many flights are there between Cairns and Sydney?
There are 287 (direct) flights between Cairns and Sydney per week, averaging 39 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 ($240), Virgin Australia ($315) and Jetstar ($317).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cairns and Sydney?
Qantas Airways (8 times daily), Hong Kong Airlines (4 times daily), Etihad Airways (4 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, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, 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.
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Book cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney (return)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$240
only
$240
Destination
Sydney
$240
only
$240
Fri., 30 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Tue., 3 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 5 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
Excellent 8.0

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

CNS
SYD
Okay 4.0

Pros: Cheap flights

Cons: All the extra costs and pedantic staff

ADL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

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

CNS
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: The window seats are good for sleeping.

Cons: No major issues on this flight.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

Mon., 16 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Fri., 20 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: No entertainment except the app, which we did not download.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: I called several days in advance to request a gluten free meal, they said they processed the request, but there was not a gluten free meal for me on board. When the crew found out the problem they rummaged in the gallery and came up with a couple snack bars without gluten for me. They were awesome.

Cons: Requesting a special meal in the time frame required and then it not being on board was really heard with Celiac's.

BNE
MKY
Excellent 10.0

Pros: After travelling 24 hours straight the seats were super comfortable and staff super friendly xxx

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Free luggage check and a meal for a 2.5 hour flight.

OOL
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: everything from the boarding and check-in process

Cons: Seats too close together

Wed., 24 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Wed., 31 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 8 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 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
Okay 4.6

Pros: that it was cheaper than other flights

Cons: that you have to pay for bags by weight and can only take a small carryon and the seats are very tight, no snacks or water, and they didn't announce the flight was boarding at the gate =/

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Charged for soft drinks

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
Good 7.2

Pros: It was clean and spacious.

Cons: I wish entertainment and/or snacks were provided.

Wed., 8 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Fri., 17 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 00m
Trip: 10 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 20 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
ZQN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: That I was rebooked for a flight I showed up to before it took me off. Literally people that showed up after me got on the plane

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I slept for 12 of the 15 hours so? Food was good!

Cons: More leg room.

JNB
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The plane's interior needed a makeover, as is old

SYD
MEL
Good 6.6

Pros: Professional and friendly staff amazing cabin crew and pilots

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

CNS
SYD
Okay 4.0

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

Wed., 13 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Thu., 14 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 2 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

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great

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.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

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

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.

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
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
OOL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Allow 10kg hand luggage

BNE
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

BNE
SYD
Excellent 9.2

Cons: More leg room.

CNS
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff were nice and kind.

Cons: Nil.

Tue., 5 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Thu., 14 Nov.
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
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.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew, helpful

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

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
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

Sat., 17 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Sat., 24 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 8 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 10.0

Pros: Exit row seating with lots of leg room.

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
Good 6.0

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

CNS
SYD
Okay 4.0

Cons: Boarding was late and congested Not organized

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: Board and disembark available at both the front and back of the plane. Flight and crew were good.

Cons: Seated in last row with non reclining seats despite many open seats. Charged $60 ASD to check each bag with max weight of 15kg for a checked bag (vs other airlines allowing ~23kg and one checked bag free of charge). Drinks and snacks on plane were an extra charge.

Thu., 9 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Fri., 17 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 00m
Trip: 9 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 20 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew and staff were very nice. I got lucky and got the whole row to myself.

Cons: More space in Economy, and to have the passenger in front lift up their seat during meals. It's very hard to eat with the tray down when the person in front has their seat reclined all the way back.

SYD
BNE
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Boarding wasn’t differentiated. Flight departure was delayed but they made up time en route.

MEL
PER
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew were lovely. Boarding was quick. Flight landed early.

Cons: Food was average

AKL
SYD
Poor 0.0

Cons: Had the weather in Wellington cooperated, I would have made it to the AKL-SYD leg and, most likely, would have enjoyed the travel experience. I plan to fly WLG-AKL tomorrow evening via another airline. Please rebook me onto Qantas tomorrow in evening.

MEL
BME
Excellent 8.8

Cons: Leg room was poor. No entertainment

Thu., 12 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Sun., 22 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 11 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
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Did print barcodes on ticket so had to wait. Paid for queue jump but didn't print out on ticket. Rough landing.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

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

MEL
OOL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Allow 10kg hand luggage

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.

CNS
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: The window seats are good for sleeping.

Cons: No major issues on this flight.

Wed., 8 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Mon., 13 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
HKG
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All goid

Cons: Na

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.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was SO polite, hospitable, professional the helpful. They were so kind when someone (us!) had a screaming four year old we were trying to calm down. They offered her a hot chocolate.... so kind and helped immensely. We were very impressed and will look to fly internationally with Virgin AU.

Cons: Airline food is always a bit rough. This was definitely on the 'better' side, but we were travelling with three small children, (ages 4, 5, and 7) and they didn't like any of the options. Luckily we had snack food for them to get through the flight.

PER
SYD
Good 6.6

Cons: Although i requested Halal food, way in advance when i booked my flights, Non was provided.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 9.6

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

Mon., 6 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Tue., 14 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 9 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 2.6

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
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.

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
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat is better on the a 321 the crew was nice, we were early

Cons: The follow the hand baggage rules

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing , horrible service and excessive luggage fees

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

Wed., 8 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Tue., 14 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 7 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 20 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MNL
SYD
Okay 5.0

Pros: One member of the crew did her best to treat me as a premium FF member. That was about it.

Cons: Qantas really screwed up the operational management of this flight resulting in a long delay into Sydney and then a further delay to Brisbane. Getting the water weight and balance right is FLIGHTOPS 101, but not for this B Team. Much of the flight delay was completely avoidable.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 8.0

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

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

AKL
SYD
Poor 0.0

Cons: Had the weather in Wellington cooperated, I would have made it to the AKL-SYD leg and, most likely, would have enjoyed the travel experience. I plan to fly WLG-AKL tomorrow evening via another airline. Please rebook me onto Qantas tomorrow in evening.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: On flight bwi to dallas dec 27, loaded us, 2 hr wait in plane on tarmac, then cancelled due to storms and too many planes in dallas on ground. Removed all of us from plane to rebook, a nightmare. Then proceeded to immediately reboard next flight of passengers on same plane to same destination and take off. Return flight booked all at once, Sydney to dallas to bwi. Sydney flight late, gave us special red easy pass envelope with boarding pass to connect to dallas-bwi flight. We had to wait for luggage, then in line for customs, and another line for re checking luggage, then walk to next gate and another security line, and flight left without us. Easy pass did nothing for us. Missed flight by 5 min. Gave us the impression when we got off sydney flight they were going to wait for us. Waited 45 min for luggage, 20 min for customs and 10 min for security. If we had any special treatment at any stage we would have made our connection. Worst experience with American Airlines ever.

SYD
DFW
Good 6.6

Pros: Great crew and good food.

Cons: Delayed departing.

Thu., 9 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Mon., 13 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
SYD
Okay 4.0

Cons: Baggage charge of $70 Australian dollars was an unpleasant surprise. Had 3 bags. All other airlines on this trip went by weight, not number of bags and charged zero.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: flight crew, food service

Cons: no leg room, limited complimentary beverages

CNS
SYD
Good 6.6

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

BNE
DPS
Okay 4.6

Cons: No I flight entertainment or chargers for phone

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Loved the amount of leg room and food choices.

Cons: Maybe more offers for drinks throughout the flight. Check in of the bags was automated in some areas but there didn’t appear to be sufficient staff to assist. That and as travellers we tend to move slower that a Virgin worker would so I couldn’t put all my bags on board. More assistance at checkin

Thu., 29 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Sun., 1 Sep.
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
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: all ok.

Cons: nothing

BNE
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: N/A

Cons: N/A

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.

CNS
SYD
Good 6.8

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

Cons: Nothing to do during flight

BNE
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: Very friendly crew, helpful check-in people

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

Thu., 9 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Tue., 14 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 6 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 20 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: They gave us loaner strollers to get the kids through the airport. So family friendly. Food was great too.

Cons: No complaints.

LHR
PER
Excellent 9.3

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

Cons: Maybe the seat could have been more comfortable.

SYD
JNB
Okay 5.3

Pros: The flight is short, it was on time, boarding process was swift.

Cons: There was one flight attendant with attitude problems but if you ignore her, she would stop it. No big issue.

GET
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was amazing. I asked a crew member for some paracetamol for a headache. Several crew members kept checking up on me to make sure I was fine.

CNS
SYD
Good 7.6

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

Mon., 29 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Tue., 30 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
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
Mediocre 2.0

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

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: There was a flight attendant named Linda who was exceeded assisting us with getting to our connection.

Cons: Staff in airport was very rude and only seemed to want to get more money out of people not willing to assist with any kind of resolution to issues. Couldn’t understand paging due to it echoing. I would never recommend using jet star to anyone.

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
Okay 4.6

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

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

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.

Tue., 23 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9h 50m
Sun., 28 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 6 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
DRW
MEL
Good 7.6

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

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

PER
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Landed 30mins early

Cons: Better management of people boarding from the front

CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Crew great. Very grateful for the cuppa

Cons: Headrest low for a tall person. Shoulders sort of rested on it. Notconfy

LST
BNE
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly crew, well flown, good boarding procedure

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

CNS
SYD
Okay 4.0

Cons: Baggage charge of $70 Australian dollars was an unpleasant surprise. Had 3 bags. All other airlines on this trip went by weight, not number of bags and charged zero.

Fri., 22 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Mon., 25 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
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
ADL
Good 7.3

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

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.

CNS
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff were nice and kind.

Cons: Nil.

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.

Wed., 8 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Thu., 16 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 9 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 20 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Seats were uncomfortable,

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Cons: For such a long flight should have given us more water. But were responsive when asked.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was fine, a bit late taking off but the time was made up

SFO
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great seats on the 787 dreamliner

LAX
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew was amazing, first time on Economy Premium, really worth it.

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