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Alliance Airlines
Overall score based on 7 reviews
9.1
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.8
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
7.3
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Flight was on time."

Pros: "Great flight, friendly staff."
Cons: "No dairy-free food, no option to request it on booking."

Cons: "Baggage restrictions"

Pros: "Everything was marvelous. The staff, food, and entertainment were excellent just like on our flight with Qantas from Vancouver to Sydney."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "The dim sums could be changed for something else."

Pros: "Food, comfort interior, and fast check-in processes. In fact the check-in staff are great and very friendly"
Cons: "Helpful and more smiles will be very useful. Upgrade the entertainment will be great."

Pros: "Good entertainment, tasty food, easy boarding and disembarking"
Cons: "nil"

Cons: "We left about a half hour late, but made up some of the time in the air."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment available."

Pros: "Lovely staff and great food"
Cons: "There was no in-seat entertainment and we weren’t advised of this in advance"

Cons: "Movie selection could have been better"

Pros: "Crew was very professional and willing to help"
Cons: "Selection of movies not that great when you spend 14 hours sitting on a chair for that long you expect at least to have some good movies to watch ... that was a let down. Also everytime they served us food it seemed lime yhey didnt have enough of the choices we were given as the crew had run out of our choices all the time making choose things we didnt lie"

Pros: "Staff helpful and friendly. We got there"
Cons: "It’s a small plane without much to offer"

Pros: "Staff, seat (exit seet)"
Cons: "The Q streaming app has limited options and a nuisance to use. Better to have screens on back of seats as of old or at least a better selection on the streaming service."

Cons: "I tried to change the date and/or the routing for the return flight, but it would have cost more than to buy a new one-way ticket, so I didn't use it at all -- and got no refund."

Pros: "Quick!"
Cons: "We sprinted to make our connecting flight - bags didn't make it. Got woken up at 2am to collect them after a whole day traveling."

Pros: "Exit row seat. Lovely aircraft and cabin crew."

Pros: "Super easy flight out of Auckland. Arrived in Nelson ahead of schedule."
Cons: "...the person coughing behind me..."

Pros: "Nice friendly staff."
Cons: "The snack provided was very unhealthy, and they did not have any alcohol available."

Pros: "Complimentary Inflight drink and the effort from crew to accommodate English second language passengers in my row."

Pros: "The flight was like floating on a cloud. Stunning crew, so efficient"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Late arrival 15 min taxi to gate 22 mins wait for bags and$23 yo get to International Terminal. Next time fly via Melbourne"

Pros: "Staff were friendly."
Cons: "A tiny pla? A bumpy flight. You should get the heads up about such small planes."

Pros: "Staff were friendly but emeriates offer a much better overall service"
Cons: "Long wait times onew calling quantas customer service"

Pros: "Personality and communication with passengers by Asian-featured cabin crew team member in my area was excellent Movies selection very good"
Cons: "Quality of food seems to have dropped."

Pros: "Flight ran on time Cabin staff good"
Cons: "Insufficient leg room for normal sized person Food choice poor Maybe seat backs could be fixed in place (as in the US)"

Pros: "it was good to escape more than 3 hrs long, tiring journey to Sydney and also lesser wait period at Sydney"

Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "I was seated between a couple who were both overweight and spilling into my seat leaving me with less room. If I pay for a seat I should get a whole seat."

Pros: "I liked the service, the friendly cabin crews. The food was good. We had a bit of turbulence on the way but all good. Thank you QF"
Cons: "On this particular flight, we had to wait like 30 minutes to get our baggage. Maybe because of the rain but otherwise all was good. Thank you QF"

Pros: "The movies would not play until two hours outside of LA."

Pros: "Good crew service"
Cons: "Food was tasteless just warm and food servied don't reflect the menu."

Pros: "The crew was very nice and helpful."
Cons: "The food was very poor and the entertainment was awful. The touch screen barely worked and the sound system was hard to listen to. I was forced to use the airline headphones. I was always losing sound."

Pros: "Good price and pleasantly surprised with Quantas (first time flying with them)"
Cons: "I didn't get to choose my seats this time so I got stuck in middles both ways"

Cons: "Na"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Get sick of explosives checks!"

Pros: "Excellent service as always. Luggage was checked through to the final destination."
Cons: "The passenger next to me was too big to have the armrest down."

Cons: "I am a frequent flyer with QANTAS and a regular customer for many years. Why then do I get the worst seats on the aircraft (last row without reclining). These seats are often assigned to me and they are extremely uncomfortable. I booked a paid fare and did not claim points. My FF preferred seats are mid-plane, aisle. The screen had very poor contrast and it was like watching through cloth. To make it worse the entertainment system had very poor sound with long periods of frozen frames and staccato sound making it difficult to follow the plot. My wife's system (also FF) was the same. Not happy with the "special welcome" given to FF passengers!"

Pros: "I didn't ask for any upgrades, but the ground crew were attentive enough to offer me a direct flight back which was 30 minutes earlier. Everything was perfect. Food, seats, entertainment. Can't complain about anything."
Cons: "Not much of a biggie, but one of the middle aged lady flight attendant was a little rude. Perhaps had a bad passenger before serving me."

Pros: "Was bumped off fjight. Due to not being checked in by Jetstar. Crew was nice and put us on a later Hawaiian."

Pros: "The service was great. Flight got delayed a day, but everyone was well taken care of in spite of the situation. During the flight the staff was attentive and courteous. I'd definitely fly with Qantas again."
Cons: "The fact that the flight was delayed, but that was to no fault of the staff. I'd definitely let that slide."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful and we were provided with breakfast even on this shorter flight."
Cons: "They didn't have as big of a selection of movies on their smaller plane."

Pros: "Staff friendly. Dinner served on flight. Unexpected but welcomed and delicious. Arrived on time. Thank you Qantas (((:"

Pros: "2.5 hour flight - nothing too difficult they transferred our bags ok - nothing lost paid $C175 for my third bag - because we booked under QF code share. Wont do that again."
Cons: "ok flight"

Pros: "Excellent service from counter to end of flight, well dine"

Pros: "I have a nut allergy and there are no nut free meal options to select prior to my flight. Worse still the attendants didn't bother to check the meal ingredients, something that was offered to me by the budget airline Fly Dubai."

Pros: "We loved everything from check in to leaving the plane. They are a lovely bunch. Thank you, Qantas, for hiring wonderful staff members. We hope you treat them well."

Pros: "Perfect flight, departure and arrival in time. Friendly team on board. Appreciate it! Thank you!"

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The seat cushions are stiff and uncomfortable. And the seat backs were in my face the whole time."

Pros: "Like the staff -so down to earth Australian -no airs and graces like some other airlines. No fuss service. Always very helpful.You actually get food and drinks gratis on Qantas! The craft are always clean and well maintained. Easy to check in on line too. Offered in flight entertainment but didn't require it."
Cons: "We boarded a bit late -so there was a bit of waiting around without being advised of what was happening. But we figured when we saw a man in a wheel-chair being helped on before everyone else that -that was the issue. So happy to wait."

Cons: "It was late"

Cons: "Flight was delayed by 1 hour"

Pros: "Didn't have to pay for drinks, after 4pm policy!"
Cons: "Call what was server 'supper' didn't quite cut it. More like tiny heavily salted cardboard."

Cons: "Nothing. Probably the best airline flown"

Pros: "Left on time. Clean plane."
Cons: "I don't like the music that plays before leaving. I would rather silence than music which doesn't suit everyone's taste. I find it irritating."

Pros: "Crew was good, seat was tight."
Cons: "Was sitting next to a drunk guy, but was Ok, he slept most of the way. Police and paramedics met him at arrival. Caused some delays. Not Virgin's fault."

Pros: "Virgin are great."

Pros: "The booking process was incompetent One could not stand next to ones seat in bus. class. The toilets were poorly designed. Food was poor"

Pros: "It's only an hour flight. Crew are fine."
Cons: "Small plane - seats are small but nothing unexpected."

Cons: "Food was not good and was insufficient."

Pros: "Excellent service"

Pros: "Crew was good in helping us to sit together after the booking staff seperated us incorrectly."

Pros: "Friendly crew!"

Pros: "Excellent service.Very clean.loved the entertainment. The landing was very good."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Lovely crew"

Pros: "Great, love the ATRs"

Pros: "Melbourne has got self check in and bag drop working well....Sydney, take note and passengers be ready for it. That said the ground crew are there to help, but read the signs and don't get cranky if you hey sent back to do what you're meant to. On board, the cheese and cracker snack pack I got was great, nice to see complimentary snacks and drinks being maintained. Onboatd wifi via the app worked well and was actually able to use inflight entertainment on hand held device online the Sydney to Melbourne leg"
Cons: "It was a full flight but there was too much cabin luggage. Ppl had oversized bags and too much of it. Get stricter with the measurements would be my suggestion."

Pros: "pleasant crew"
Cons: "food choices in business class ordinary"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight delayed initially because of a cracked window, was an hour late before it was communicated. Then on a new aircraft, forced to return to the gate when cabin crew identified a vacuum cleaner part as a suspicious item. All told 2hrs 15 mins late."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Food VERY basic SErvice just OK"

Pros: "Another delay by 1 hour"
Cons: "I should only book qantas .... virgin are never in time."

Pros: "Love the inclusion of one checked bag in the ticket price. Like the free snack and hot drink."

Pros: "Staff were friendly. Trip was pretty standard."
Cons: "Due to turbulence, as soon as we landed in Melbourne, the plane had to shut down on the tarmac which then meant I missed my connecting flight and had to wait in the airport for 6 hours until the next flight. All we were offered was a $24 gift voucher! That would get you a coffee and maybe a sandwich if you are lucky!"

Pros: "The coke"
Cons: "Not bloody much. I'm passed I'm not with my wife now"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The lounge and space on the flight"
Cons: "Bizarre that the passenger across the aisle from me had a ticket to Sydney which had been scanned twice by staff, didn't work, they couldn't work out why and let her on anyway after phonecalls from steward. She wasn't too pleased to be in Adelaide with all her luggage supposedly on the Sydney flight (last minute gate change). Security breach and error!"

Pros: "Great snack!!"
Cons: "I had a cold air vent blowing on me. Crew did nothing even though I asked 3 times to turn the AC down or provide me with a blanket. I will not fly on this airline again or recommend it to my friends."

Pros: "Great service and staff."
Cons: "The non existent baggage drop at Tullamarine. The in flight snacks needs improving."

Pros: "Staff where great, plane was clean, and we left on time"
Cons: "Seats are tight"

Pros: "Snack and coffee included."
Cons: "No legroom"

Pros: "It was efficient. Crew pleasant."
Cons: "Basic service"

Pros: "Smooth flight and on time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Staff need training in using the sound system, speaking slowly and clearly."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Virgin Australia lost my bag when I arrived at airport 3 hours before flight and a direct flight with NO connection. Only explanation for that is someone at the airline screwed up. They didn't deliver my bag for 2 days."

Pros: "Because the flight was short, we had no entertainment options offered. I think I’d like flying more if movies were show, even if the whole airplane shows one movie like they used to do. Otherwise, it was a normal flight...nothing memorable. Though, my fiancé did love the granola bars and raves about them after the flight. I didn’t eat mine so I gave mine to him."
Cons: "No entertainment options"

Pros: "Quick boarding efficient on time smooth 'sailing'. No luggage so I was on the bus 5 minutes after the flight landed"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable the pads around the neck push my head forward. Would be great to have better support for the back making the seat shaper like an L. Tall person problem."

Pros: "nice aircraft. hosts were promt to address any issue."
Cons: "lack of movie options especially hindi movies"

Pros: "The staff and service was nice and friendly. The plane took off right on time and I liked that it even arrived early. The price was good too."
Cons: "No headphones offered like Qantas."

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."

Pros: "Everything worked out beautifully even after I missed my connecting flight. I was rebooked on Virgin and ended up with three open seats. Great flight, good food."

Pros: "Flight was delayed for 2 and a half hours. Ground staff were rude and dismissive and just huddled together to chat to each other and joke."
Cons: "Ground service - once airborne it was ok"

Pros: "staff were wonderful"
Cons: "Very difficult boarding for my mother with stairs& steps Also no tine whatsoever to drink tea and nutty thing too hard to attempt to rat"

Cons: "Refer to heading Virgin I think you are taking cheap too far"

Pros: "Everything went well. I came through security right to the gate, onto the plane and into the air. Great flight, timing, they were spot on that day."

Pros: "Great customer service"

Pros: "My bag arrived with me and was first on the belt."
Cons: "Shuttle bus at SYD delayed by construction. No entertainment system on flight."

Pros: "Wonderful staff, always smiling even though they were exhausted!"
Cons: "Too many kids. The child seated by me kept kicking me and climbing on me during the whole 13.5 hour flight. His parent did nothing. I had a 20 hour layover in Sydney arranged after the flight was booked due to changes."

Pros: "it is really fast to check in, but the seat is just in front of the toilet, the smells are disjusting."

Pros: "It was an enjoyable flight and we were well looked after by the staff"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Movies were good but the entertainment system wasnot easy to use."
Cons: "Food was rather ordinary."

Pros: "The crew was pleasant, courteous and helpful."
Cons: "Would have liked a little more to eat, especially with the early rise to get to the airport in time. Qantas serves breakfast."

Cons: "The time"

Pros: "Usually i fly Qantas... however since this trip ihave been very impressed with Virgin's services. In particular - quick & streamlined boarding, very comfortable and new seating, complementary snacks & drinks (with gluten free snacks!), and friendly professional staff :)"
Cons: "Difficulty hearing the pilot over the speaker system during the flight"

Pros: "The whole service"

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