|August||Best time to beat the crowds (36% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (38% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$385||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
The average direct flight takes 2h 55m, covering a distance of 2216 km.
There are 16 (direct) flights between Coolangatta and Auckland per week, averaging 2 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($248), Multiple Airlines ($437) and Virgin Australia ($736).
Qantas Airways flies 8 times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Jetstar flies 8 times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
From Coolangatta to Auckland, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland back to Coolangatta , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Coolangatta you will be using Coolangatta Gold Coast, often referred to as Coolangatta Airport. You will be landing at Auckland Intl, also known as Auckland Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The efficiency of the process from boarding to disembarkation."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, however I understand this happens in aviation."
Pros: "No complaints, relatively spacious economy seats"
Cons: "Food was nothing to write home about"
Cons: "Flight was late and Sydney departures chaotic AND CROWDED"
Pros: "Business class seats require improvement"
Pros: "Safe trip"
Cons: "Better food and choice of drinks"
Cons: "They ran out of sandwiches after only servicing 1/4 of the plane, and they are the only substantial pieces of food to buy for dinner! I was starving."
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."
Pros: "Crew were ver friendly"
Cons: "Late departure?"
Pros: "Crew were very attentive and polite. Better than Singapore or Air NZ."
Cons: "Self check in was chaos. Labeling suitcases was difficult to do yourself and many needed help. If you didn't follow instructions to the letter the auto reader didn't work. Many were very frustrated including Virgin staff who were clearly run off their feet trying to cope. Scrap the system ."
Pros: "All goid"
Pros: "everything from the boarding and check-in process"
Cons: "Seats too close together"
Pros: "everything from the boarding and check-in process to in flight comfort."
Cons: "Seats are cramped"
Pros: "Amazing crew, food, and experience."
Pros: "Crew were amazing, food was delicious"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed with no explanation, we sat once boarded waiting to take off not knowing what the further delay was, ended up arriving and clearing customs an hour behind schedule. This is becoming more common with my flights with Virgin Australia."
Pros: "Happy crew"
Cons: "Melbourne weather lol"
Pros: "I was able to sleep"
Cons: "Making sure there was a vegan food option and the crew knew."
Pros: "The plane had few people so it was quiet."
Cons: "Meal was very average, captain speakers were very low and we couldn’t hear. The landing was rushed and rough even though it was good weather and plenty of space to slow down aircraft. No entertainment or offer to purchase/rent. The flight was delayed and we arrived one hour later."
Cons: "Virgin app did not authorise my boarding credentials"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Delayed almost an hour. Landed and had to wait in another queue to get off the plane. Been waiting 15 minutes on the runway. This is really ruining the only holiday weekend I get for months."
Pros: "Food was super tasty and we were well looked after with refreshments"
Cons: "Lost one of our bags on the connecting flight. One of our bags were left at Sydney Airport and didn't get to us until 4 days later. Lucky we had travel insurance."
Cons: "Planes are old"
Cons: "Not that much space."
Pros: "As usual, punctual flight with friendly crew."
Cons: "vegetarian meal was a small side salad and soggy. this over lunchtime so was a disgrace for business class"
Cons: "Waited a long time for the catering crew before we could board. Once in the air, very smooth, friendly, professional."
Pros: "I like Virgin Australia -- luggage allowances are generous and it's nice to have a snack."
Cons: "Flight was late, snack was not nearly as nice as on my previous trip (little crunchy snacks instead of cheese & crackers), they didn't want to serve hot drinks but offered no caffeinated substitute (in my opinion, if they are going to halt hot beverage service due to turbulence, they should offer free soft drinks instead, or at least free beer & wine since that would have been offered anyway if the flight had been on NSW time). Nothing major, just not as great as my previous experience with this airline."
Pros: "Delhi to Singapore all Gud . Singapore’s to Perth all Gud but after Perth to broome no wheel chair access was provided"
Pros: "Plane was clean, crew were fantastic, food was acceptable"
Cons: "Seating doesnt allow a lot of leg room for taller people unless you want to pay more for Premium Economy, We travelled early December and the Entertainment still referred to the November listings"
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Delayed departure due to headwinds for incoming aircraft"
Cons: "In flight entertainment die not work for me..."
Pros: "The food was pretty damn good Staff were friendly"
Cons: "Delays from Sydney to Cairns were disappointing and VA did nothing to make up for it. (The flight was pretty empty so that was a plus!"
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: "How fast the process of checking in Munich bags and getting to the plain on time"
Pros: "Not that crowded for a Monday morning flight."
Cons: "Didn't have enough landing cards."
Cons: "Small seats"
Pros: "Good flight, punctual, comfortable."
Cons: "Even though I supplied my frequent flyer number when booking, it was not linked to my booking. That means a whole lot of time chasing up getting my flight added to my frequent flyer account. The Virgin website is at times frustrating and non-functional especially in regards to the link between it and the Velocity frequent flyer programme."
Pros: "same as first leg"
Cons: "same as first leg"
Pros: "Love the inclusion of one checked bag in the ticket price. Like the free snack and hot drink."
Pros: "Larger plane."
Cons: "Stewards missed serving me twice. I pressed call button and was ignored. Kids meal and vegetarian preferences were ignored. Abu Dhabi made all Sydney passengers go through security including full cabin luggage checks twice. Abu Dhabi made me check in the duty free that I bought in Dublin. It was a connecting flight so why on earth was that something I had to do. I could not check in online, choose seats or update preferences. They sat my daughter separately and I was fobbed off in each airport and until Abu Dhabi where the cabin manager took so long I had to ask another passenger to swap. My son was sick as he walked off the ramp and I had to stand and direct people around the vomit for over 10 minutes while staff dragged their feet getting help. I will never fly Virgin with Etihad again."
Pros: "Seats were big enough and the entertainment was good"
Cons: "We had to wait an extra hour (after already waiting 6 hours because our original connecting flight couldn’t wait 5 minutes) because 2 people couldn’t sit in their assigned seats. They then got kicked off the plane which Is fine, but why should we have to wait while their bags are found. They broke the rules, they should have to pick their bag up when they get to Perth. Not inconvenience thousands of people!"
Pros: "People were nice, and hoarding and disembarking was efficient."
Cons: "My bag got lost, and they didn't deliver it until very late. Also, the taxi driver somehow had the wrong address, so I had to give the correct one to him over the phone after he called me, confused about where he was."
Cons: "We were booked with a 45 min layover between flights, however they offboarded us and said that the minimum booking run is 1 hr required. Poor on Kayak end."
Cons: "A bit cold"
Pros: "Departed on time. Arrived 20 minutes early."
Cons: "Leg room - very cramped"
Pros: "staff were wonderful!"
Cons: "not enough vegetarian meals brought on board for everyone in business class who wants one.... disgraceful for what it costs"
Pros: "although late leaving we made up a bit of time."
Cons: "No inflight entertainment, no sweets on descent and the staff were grumpy"
Pros: "Courteous staff, comfortable seats, fast boarding. And one free bag."
Cons: "Snack wasn't very good, but that is a minor problem"
Pros: "Nothing,the flight was full of young children,who waited hours before flight after getting in plane we were told the flight will be further delayed,we would reach Auckland 3;15 am, people were hungry the airline should have had the decency to feed the passenger."
Pros: "Great crew and seats were very comfortable"
Cons: "The person sitting next to me was extra nervous which was a little un nerving"
Pros: "It is a short trip and it is easy to get on and off the flight without too much hassle. Except when it is raining as you have to walk from the terminal to the plane. No Food or Entertainment is provided as it is such a short flight"
Pros: "On check in we were offered the extra legroom right at the front, with just the two of us on the row!"
Pros: "Service was great. Best food hubby and I ever had on a flight, international or domestic!"
Cons: "No issues!"
Cons: "tv entertainment,i wish i had realised that there was no TV for the children. ."
Pros: "Love the cheap fares and easy check in"
Cons: "So cramped! No leg room"
Pros: "It was OK"
Cons: "It would of been nice to know why we were delayed."
Cons: "If the boarding time had remained unchanged and there was more legroom"
Cons: "Flight from Napier to Auckland was delayed"
Cons: "In this day and age, i expect to have free entertainment even with a short hall"
Pros: "No drama."
Pros: "Nothing actually"
Cons: "Late departure, uncomfortable seats, rude staff"
Pros: "On time if not ahead of time"
Pros: "That l got sms messages regarding my flight details and where to collect my luggage!! Awesome"
Cons: "We were shocked to be charged $275 for two checked bags. At the point that you are checking in you are trapped and don't have a choice but to pay it. We were told that if we had paid in advance it would be cheaper, but we didn't know what the weight of our bags would be so I just figured I'd pay at the airport. They didn't say that they charge so much more at the airport - which is a total rip off. We were also harassed by not having the email that showed we purchased an Australian Visa which is digitally tied to our passport. If they need to verify our Visa, then they should have the electronic means to verify it. Also, we were traveling from Sydney to Auckland so since we were leaving the country I'm not sure why they had to see our Australian Visa in the first place. We were already in the country!"
Pros: "Excellent crew"
Pros: "Carryon luggage is restricted to 7 kg. Conflicts with worldcstandards and then they apply it to foreigners, but not to Kiwis! They would not let me take on my roller bag, but many locals got to! 9"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Good smooth flight"
Cons: "Flight delayed getting away"
Pros: "Crew were patient & helpful"
Cons: "The fact that both my recent Jetstar flights have been delayed (to & from Rarotonga, and today’s flight was so late I missed my connecting flight & it meant a disadvantage to my family plus $221 extra for me to buy another ticket."
Pros: "The pilot made such a smooth landing, it was one of the best I’ve experienced."
Cons: "Probably just the delay and time management for boarding"
Pros: "It took off and landed"
Cons: "Rude Jetstar staff at Coolingatta found we had 4 items weighing 15.5 kg instead of 14 and wanted to charge us $60 to load a bag on plane. Last Jetstar flight for me"
Pros: "Service on the plane and in the terminal was good"
Cons: "Walking on the runway to the plane was uncomfortable with wind rai and noise"
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment facilities or capabilities"
Pros: "Early departure, smooth operation, efficient service"
Cons: "Seats a bit close for Clive’s 6 foot frame"
Pros: "Overall experience very good"
Cons: "All goid"
Cons: "My father passed away this morning, and I couldn’t call anyone to change my flight. The number didn’t work. So I had to purchase 2 new tkts for the 11.30 flight home."
Pros: "Most of the staff were supportive and caring and made me feel like nothing was too much to ask. The flight was on time."
Cons: "It was a flight we've done heaps before. It would be nice to have all luggage actually transferred through from Napier to Manchester as it's an added challenge when also carting babies around."
Pros: "The ease of boarding"
Pros: "flight comfort was as expected"
Cons: "plane was over an hour late. a week before another Jetstar flight to Queenstown was 2 hours late. seems Jetstar is often late."
Pros: "Newer plane, arrived on time."
Cons: "You have to pay extra for everything. Even though it’s an eight hour flight there is no food, drink or entertainment included. They do have screens at the back of each seat but it’s $10 to watch a limited selection. The food and drink are expensive. It gets cold in the plane but you guessed it if you ask for a blanket you have to buy a $20 “comfort pack”. So be prepared!"
Pros: "What did I like... er..... I got home !"
Cons: "Where to begin: 1. The staff. the rudest flight crew i have ever come across in my professional career 2. The flight, well, as always, the flight was delayed for no reason, no explanations, no apologies, nothing 3. Comfort.... the Airbus A321 is a good airframe, other airlines engage seat manufactures with comfort in mind... nope.. not jetstar 4. Food. What food??? Was there any food?? nope.. there was a bag of nuts and some chips... 5. Entertainment. Well, I had fun listening to the cabin crew moan about passengers, so that was entertaining.. NEVER AGAIN"
Pros: "No mess airline, fast and efficient"
Pros: "Arrangement when flight was cancelled."
Cons: "Cancel the flight without letting me know"
Cons: "Child behind sitting on floor banging seat and loud devices being used with no ear phones so couldn’t rest"
Cons: "1 hour delay on take off"
Cons: "The floor next to my seat looked like someone had emptied their chip packet on it. The plane was late arriving but surely there’s time to vacuum up the mess!"
Cons: "How close the seats are."
Pros: "never fly with Jetstar again ripped off with return baggage cost girl at reception seemed to get pleasure at taking 60 dollars from me for another hidden cost"
Pros: "It was a quick flight, managed to leave 10min earlier than scheduled. Pretty smooth."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable, felt very straight and no real headrest; even though it was a new plane. Quite a lot of families with young children flying, it was the last domestic flight out so expected it to be less children. It was a bit noisy at times."
Pros: "Great boarding process. Happy/smiling staff. Great experience overall."
Cons: "No onboard entertaibment but it is a budget airline on a short haul flight so...."
Pros: "The price of food etc. The norm!"
Cons: "I thought it was poor I had to pay $60 for carry on luggage. Absolute rip off"
Pros: "Boarded quickly and no delays. Didn't order any food and no entertainment on planes from Nelson to Auckland"
Cons: "Baggage took a while to come out. Likely due to Jetstar only having one carousel."
Cons: "Awful service, took a booking from Melbourne to Aukland and cancelled 5 hours later. Offered no alternative or option but to leave our trip. Completely destroyed our travels which we saved years to accomplish. Avoid these (JETSTAR) like the plague, unless you want an incompetent airline to wreck your traveling. Words really cannot describe our feelings towards our treatment and lack of any empathy from the airline, who took a booking and then cancelled it in record and and said there is no other flights! Thanks for that - never again."
Pros: "kylie the ground staff for Jetstar was brilliant"
Pros: "On time departure/arrival"
Pros: "My seat 12F...."
Pros: "We didn't crash and everything apart from the leg room being smaller was okay."
Cons: "They have taken two inches off the leg room. I know cause my legs now don't fit sitting straight."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "NEW check in procedure with lack of instruction Seat spacing and lack of room in cattle class, first seat I have ever had that it's so called upright position actually bent you uncomfortably forward during take off and landing and I used to work in the industry"
Pros: "courtesy baggage for carry on"
Cons: "Late flight 1.5 hr delay....so missed business meeting...will not use again for business or time critical travel And seated next to a fat passenger who spilled into my seat...most uncomfortable flight leaning into aisle to get some space meant I was bumped by the crew. lame experience all round"