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Average price round-trip

$318 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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Top 3 airlines serving Coolangatta Gold Coast to Australia

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Qantas Airways
Overall score based on 4,864 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Our original flight was cancelled and we were not notified by justfly. Just fly also accepted the flights on our behalf so it mean we couldn't chose the new flights"

Pros: "quick flight. tasty snack"
Cons: "nil"

Cons: "No screaming children"

Pros: "timely and comfortable"
Cons: "less use of plastic- why not be the first airline to use the new paper box water bottle? why do the blankets have to be wrapped in plastic. end use of single use plastics, be a pioneer :)"

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Slightly more legroom"

Pros: "Everything went well. boarding and check in."
Cons: "Seat spacing: way too close in economy. When person in front puts seat back, could not stand up to get out of seat. Got leg cramps trying to shuffle out sideways stooped over row of seats in front and rear hitting faces of occupants in my row. Refuse to fly on this airline any more until reasonable seat spacing is provided for price paid. Don't like standing up the whole flight because one cannot get into or out of seat."

Pros: "Great crew and good was good"
Cons: "A bit of turbulence during the flight"

Pros: "It got me from b to c"
Cons: "Significantly delayed hoarding for non technical reasons. Food was decidedly average. Seat pitch is just tolerable."

Pros: "On time, could have actually been early, but no."
Cons: "Uncomfortable cramped seats, selection of entertainment was dire, nothing I wanted to watch."

Cons: "The flight was cancelled and my itinerary was re-booked and going thru Melbourne to Perth. I lost half day of my life wasted in the Airport. The worst part of this change was flying on an old 737 thru Melbourne without the entertainment access for this long flight."

Pros: "canin pressure and comfort level was excellent"
Cons: "screens from other seats are bright"

Cons: "In flight wifi and entertainment didnt work"

Pros: "Seat space and leg room Food and service"

Pros: "Crew were ok"
Cons: "Food was awful and departed late"

Pros: "4 flights in 2 weeks Melbourne Cairns return & Melbourne Coolangatta return. Great staff induction from Qantas all flights were excellent"

Pros: "Twice this trip, 2 qantas staff rectified our seating allocation so we could sit together as a family and i didn't even have to ask. The staff are always so pleasant and engaging."
Cons: "A mishap when allocating seats online, when i chose seats for us online (my fault i left it too late) there weren't any together...but the staff rectified this..."

Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."

Pros: "Snacks provided were very nice. Flight was shorter than expected."
Cons: "Nothing we didn't like, all was good!"

Pros: "Upon confirming my flight I had received a middle seat. When I got to Sydney I was able to talk a host at the gate to see if she can move to an aisle seat. She did and it was at the front of the row with plenty of leg room. I couldn’t have asked for a better flight home."
Cons: "The mess other passengers made. Have some respect for yourself and the stewardess. I could only imagine the home some of these people Live in."

Pros: "The plane was newish and had some more modern conveniences. Foot rest, phone spot with USB plug. New light/shade window shades. Newer style tough screen TV."
Cons: "My only fault was that the food was not terribly good. Pasta was gluey."

Pros: "on time, easy flight"
Cons: "overcharged for second bag"

Pros: "Everything was great - arrived early. Excellent service."

Pros: "Once we boarded the experience was positive."
Cons: "The flight was late causing me to be late for a meeting"

Cons: "747 not as pleasant or spacious as A380"

Pros: "Relatively roomy"

Pros: "One of the representatives was genuinely helpful. She made a better effort than others to help me find another flight replacement."
Cons: "Most representative/consultants were not helpful. I was given inconsistent information by different representatives."

Pros: "Crew were pleasant and engaging"
Cons: "Boarding was slow"

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Flight was comfortable, in flight entertainment was good, food was good"
Cons: "Nil."

Pros: "Looking out the window."
Cons: "Flight changed from an A330 to a B737 perhaps as Resukt if the public holiday"

Cons: "Flight delayed by 2 hours so I missed my connecting flight home. Had to wait at LA airport for 8 hours to catch another flight. Flight to sydney on August 26th was also 2 hours late leaving LA. My experience is not good."

Pros: "Thanks Qantas staff members. You all rock! I was seated next to a sick passager and I spoke to crew members from LA to Sydney. They were so understanding and told me to find an empty isle seat like I wanted!! They made my flight to Australia so comfortable! My veggies meals were all on time! Great experience with staff in domestic flights too!!. Flight from Gold Coast to Sydney was excellent. Great service, indeed !!!"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Awesome service!"

Pros: "On time efficient service"
Cons: "Food."

Cons: "I made the same flight last year on a newer plane. This time I missed having water bottles available at all times."

Cons: "No any explanation to delayed about 2 hours that resulted in missing the connected flight for more than 10 hours."

Pros: "We were late arriving due to roadworks at the entrance to the airport leading us miles out of our way due to poor signage Baggage had closed and the Qantas staff were excellent in ensuring that we caught the flight .Well done !"

Cons: "Food: Japanese fried chicken was soggy. Economy space is cramped, and stuck next to a guy who invaded into my space and guy in front leant his seat back. Overnight flight but couldn't sleep when it was so cramped (when usually I can without problem on other flights)"

Pros: "Dood provided was good. Service was good. Baggage was fast."

Pros: "So easy to get from international to domestic. Which was such a releif when trying to get home to a family emergency"

Cons: "Boarding was terrible. No announcement when it was late."

Pros: "Inflight service."
Cons: "Headsets tend to fail. Is good that more than one were provided."

Pros: "comfortable seats. Okay food. Great entertainment."
Cons: "Flights were almost all delayed. Was told I didnt have to pick up luggage during connecting flight, but did have to."

Pros: "The crew were friendly and supportive. The premium economy meal was excellent."
Cons: "The seats were small so the overweight person next to me used up a lot of my personal space."

Pros: "Nice seats and television screens. Want service"
Cons: "Boarding with AA is always a fight with no order."

Pros: "The flight was smooth, crew accommodating, and amenities were great. I thought the flight would seem like forever but it didn't."
Cons: "Can't think of anything to make it better"

Pros: "Very friendly crew. Comfortable flight."

Cons: "No veg option No screen for movies."

Cons: "I didn't board this flight because of the restrictions imposed by the Australian government not to let passengers transit through their country. I received no communication about this from the airline prior to my check in at the airport. They were not helpful with any options as to what I should do."

Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour and boarding was slow due to only using one aircraft door."

Cons: "Planes are old"

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: "Good seat, plenty of space for my long legs."
Cons: "Boarding was a little disorganized."

Pros: "How fast the process of checking in Munich bags and getting to the plain on time"

Cons: "Small seats"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful Stewards. Virgin Australia 1 free checked luggage is great."
Cons: "The queue for the loo was a bit ridiculous. Passengers were lining up in the isle besides our seats instead of waiting in thier seat for a vacancy."

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

Cons: "Staff attitude on board very poor Overall experience very mediocre Entertainment selection very Asian biased"

Pros: "On time flight"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "-Professional, clean. Staff seemed happy to be there. -Use of both front and rear boarding allows for faster departure."
Cons: "-Need clearer instructions or a crew member to direct passengers to front or back of plane. -In flight entertainment depends on predownload of an app."

Pros: "The entire service is great I'd be happy to pay more for a flight with virgin then any other airline"
Cons: "Absolutely nothing!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed flight Inaccurate baggage carousel information Lack of communication from Virgin"

Cons: "Checking in staff insisted that I check my 2nd bag even though it is within the carry-on bag limits."

Pros: "When boarding the plane I enquired about headphones. The flight attendant told me they don't usually give out headphones on my particular flight, however 15 minutes into the flight she walked past and had a pair for me to use. I was really impressed by the level of service and the fact she remembered where I was sitting. Great customer experience!"

Cons: "Despite being offered for sale an hour prior to departure, the ticket didn't issue before flight closing. Missed the flight and had to spend time getting a refund from the issuing company instead of spending the time working out how to get home!"

Cons: "Waiting time on transfer Staff attitude"

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

Pros: "Glad I wasnt conecting internationally..Plane problems..Other airlines might have offerred some compensation for 2.5 hrs late.."
Cons: "Otherwise fine"

Cons: "Didn't clearly mention to me that I have to buy extra ticket for my luggage. It is a cheap plane, but the expense actually is not cheap."

Pros: "They went out of their way to be proactive and helpful with my name was wrong on my ticket. With another airline I may have missed my flight, but due to the employees help I was able to fly no problem. Thanks!"

Pros: "Accommodating crew, helpful when feeling ill"
Cons: "Horrible food, no leg room, little room to move"

Pros: "Food was good and service excellent as was entertainment"
Cons: "Just cold air conditioning. My feet froze"

Pros: "Have a pinched nerve that is causing loss of fine motor skills in my left hand a great pain. I am 6'5" and can't make myself any smaller. Despite informing a crew member of my medical condition, they made no effort to be careful when they came through the cabin. I thought sitting in the bulkhead right behind first class it would limit the traffic but the aisle was used heavily and with the first class aisle being more inline with my seat than the aisle for the rest of the plane, the attendants literally ran into me constantly causing me much pain."

Pros: "clean, smooth flight, on time"
Cons: "was a little pricey compared to Jet Star, no movies or in seat entertainment, had to pay for alcohol drinks"

Cons: "Plane change to smaller craft meant that I was bumped from my flight. Flew at midnight, arrived 6am instead of arrival at 10:10pm and an overnight stay in airport hotel which was paid for and no refund on cancellation. Had to pay extra taxi costs. Because of the 10hour delay, I had to get a taxi home due to there being no way to go home and await flight."

Cons: "Virgin canceled my initial flight which was frustrating"

Cons: "Due to a storm that had passed in Samoa, my non-stop Monday flight was cancelled to Sydney, however they had a flight on Sunday night but only after considerable effort was I given a seat on that flight which went through Auckland with a horrible 7 hour wait in the early morning hours!!! Airport was cold no where to comfortably laydown....no lounges were open....and this flight was cheaper than the non-stop and I want a refund to that effect......they actually tried to suggest a flight over 5 days later!!! Where is the justification here? No even a beverage was offered!! Not very nice!!! Urima Matavao...."

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

Pros: "Virgin terminal"

Pros: "On time. Courteous employees."

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."

Cons: "The VA economy seats have USB charging but no electrical outlets. You need to be in 'premium economy' to have acces to an outlet. Also on the way back we were on a Delta plane which was older and very uncomfortable in economy"

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."

Pros: "There were comfortable seating and had a great entertainment"
Cons: "The food and the service staff was kind of rude."

Pros: "Fair price, luggage included, no problem with the entire flight."
Cons: "Have to pay for extra beverage, but it's not that much of a problem considering how much we paid."

Pros: "Pilots got us there safe Flight attendants were clean & attentive Gate area & staff were clean & attentive Also the same with the plane, but that's what I expect... Good experience, but nothing extraordinary"

Pros: "direct flight from Shanghai"
Cons: "check in was poor. could not even check in online. small crampy seats food was the worse I have ever eaten - there was terrible selection and what was given was poor. You basically get a one course meal. The food badly made and tasteless. coffee was blend and watered down. Ultimately this was like going on a budget airline paying for full price."

Pros: "It's a short flight, so no problems except rows are too close -- my knees are jammed into the seat in front of me, even when I've pushed myself as far back in my seat as possible. Otherwise, fine flight."

Pros: "Love the pjs. Bed was so comfortable with the mattress. GREAT food and service was awesome. This is the way to fly...first class."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Booked with VA, however, it was run by Delta. I was not given a seat assignment until 5 minutes before the flight was due to leave. The Delta employee at the gate was rude, unapproachable and unhelpful. She told me ai was lucky to get a seat. When my wife rang Virgin to find out why my paid, and confirmed flight did not entitle me to a seat allocation when I checked my bags, she was told it was Delta's fault. When she called Delta they informed her that the flight had been overbooked. All in all a very poor customer service from both Airlines."

Pros: "The stewards were very pleasant."

Pros: "Flight was excellent. Cabin service was very good. Unexpectedly more legroom than competitors airlines."

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

Pros: "Nice customer service/crew; calm boarding; good service on flight for domestic flight; relatively roomy compared to similar Jetstar flight - e.g., room to store a few things in seat pocket; more room in overhead bins. Snacks/service on flight also better compared to Jetstar."
Cons: "I tried to pay for an extra bag online the day before we boarded (using an iPad), and the website spit back that "my itinerary did not allow for prepaying for luggage" or something to the effect. So when I arrived at the airport I almost got charged $70 for a carry-on sized extra bag I had some souvenirs in. Not great. Thankfully the person checking me in had mercy when I told her my story and only ended up charging me the $35 online fee, but that was up to her discretion. I really would have been mad to be penalized for not buying ahead of time online when the website wouldn't let me do it."

Pros: "The nice little extra things that the agent did for me while checking in---except for one big thing."
Cons: "They did not check my baggage through to my final destination and it did not arrive home with me."

Pros: "The flight was just perfect."

Pros: "The seats."
Cons: "I was under the impression I had baggage included but in fact I didn't so I had to pay. Virginia Australia had the most misleading phrase under baggage and they need to change it asap. I had to pay $130 which is absolutely absurd."

Cons: "Nothing for the kids. No Classic movies. No kids food or goodie bags."

Pros: "It was wider than I expected."
Cons: "Old."

Pros: "Crew needed an exit row person and I volunteered. Extra leg room was nice."
Cons: "Expensive flight. No food or drink included in what you pay. No magazines or screens to occupy your time."

Pros: "Older plane with uncomfortable seat"
Cons: "The seat on the plane was old and uncomfortable"

Cons: "It was 1 hr delayed then when boarded there was some technical fault and we were left boarded with door open for about an hour. There was no offer of water or any drink. Seats I didn’t find comfortable. The cabin had significant rattle. Overall a very poor experience in today’s day and age."

Pros: "Thank you so much for returning my laptop to me. I left it on board seat 4c. Made my day , comfy fast flight"

Pros: "The crew heard this person carrying on and did nothing"
Cons: "Another passenger was rude and disrespectful to personal space in my seating"

Cons: "The flight left late. It just made it to landing in Sydney before an electrical storm shut down the airport. If the flight had left on Tim e it would have made it to Sydney before the shut down. We spent 3 hours in the plane on the Sydney tarmac."

Pros: "That l got sms messages regarding my flight details and where to collect my luggage!! Awesome"

Cons: "Got charged $120 at the gate as my bags were 7.5kg not 7kg. Blatant money grab."

Cons: "I have put past a lot of things that jetstar airlines have done in the past, including the 140$ that I had to pay to change and pay to rebook or pay to cancel and there were no given supports with credits, so I ended up abandoning the flight altogether losing the money. I flew jetstar from Sydney to Sunshine Coast with my backpack a personal bag and a tote bag. I had previously paid 20$ for checked luggage. Making my total for the flight 80$ no one asked to weigh my bags or questioned them. Making the 20$ extra just disappear? . They did make me throw out my beverage upon entered the aircraft that I just purchased, I would assume because it’s a ‘safety issue’ even though the airline does not give complimentary anything so I’m assuming it’s mostly competition of sales.In Gold Coast I checked my bags through security got to the gate and they had a trolly weighing bags. They asked me if I was traveling with someone else which I replied with a no. They then weighed my backpack saying it was 7kgs and I had to come with them to the front. So my backpack personal item and tote bag was too much all of a sudden. I offered to give up the tote bag which then turned the situation into that all of my bags were over weight and it was going to charge me 60$ for my 7kg backpack. I said 60$ was expensive and I paid 20$ last time for my checked bags on the way here that I hadn’t used and he said too bad. Meanwhile the majority of people boarding past me had had rolling luggage and an additional bag or a personal item and when I said something to the employee he told me I’m wrong and they were all weighed and it’s 60$ for my belongings to be checked and put under the plane? Because 60$ somehow made the weight of the flight more light? Horrible customer service. I didn’t get I’m sorry any compassion I got what are you paying with? I paid 60$ or miss my flight. 60$ could have given me one more flight. Also to mention the flight was not even completely full so what did that 60$ accomplish? Awful awful awful . So in the future I suppose I’m just going to donate 20$ regardless if I have checked luggage or not because paying for everything is the only consistent thing on jetstar. On the positive side they let me jump the line after I paid 60$ for my “overweight luggage” and I got to my assigned seat more quickly."

Cons: "Multiple flights a day to Sydney from OOL. Ours was delayed so many times that other flights came and left! Not one long delay...delay after delay after delay that added up to two hours. If we would have known that in the beginning we would have been more understanding. I thought for sure the airline would offer a beverage in the flight or something to make up for it. Nope. Just don’t fly JetStar. Really. It’s not worth the money you save."

Pros: "Overall experience very good"
Cons: "All goid"

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"

Cons: "Child behind sitting on floor banging seat and loud devices being used with no ear phones so couldn’t rest"

Cons: "Flight was 4 and 1/2 hours late. While we waited 3 flights departed on time to our destination Sydney. Neither the pilot nor the cabin manager made any acknowledgement of our inconvenience ....just "thank you for flying with us". Appalling lack of sensitivity or decency. They are apparently oblivious to their contribution to JetStar's poor reputation. Someone else's fault no doubt!"

Pros: "That the flight was on time and the baggage arrived quickly."
Cons: "Bag check was difficult. I neglected to purchase my one bag’s space in the hold either because I forgot or neglected this task. Nevertheless, when I tried to purchase the checked bag, I was misdirected twice and separate scales were 7kilos apart! Thus my “budget airfare” from Sydney to Coolangatta was $94, my checked bag in the other direction cost $124! This was the only hiccup, but the bag check process was unnecessarily expensive, unwieldy, and confusing."

Pros: "kylie the ground staff for Jetstar was brilliant"

Pros: "Flight was smooth. No one bothered me while I was sleeping."
Cons: "Food not complementary. No entertainment option"

Cons: "Do not recommend, beware of non standard baggage rules. Book baggage online 3hours before the flight"

Pros: "Helpful and friendly staff on board. Easy check in and boarding. Slight departure delay but arrived on time."
Cons: "Food options aren't great or cheap, but it's a budget airline so what do you really expect? Same goes for baggage. 7kg carry-on isn't a lot but prepare for it properly and you'll have no problems - you can't complain when you're charged for being a few kilos over."

Pros: "At least I got notification about delay right before going to the bed and did not have to wake up at 4 am"
Cons: "Flight status online at Jetstar website indicated on time departure, had to call to verify delay. Our boarding pass, issued at 2:30 pm still had 7:30 am boarding time. Flight was delayed because of airplane maintenance but we got no compensation, just $10 Australian voucher to use at the airport to buy food."

Cons: "Delayed departure which affected my travel plans"

Pros: "Speed of flight time and being advised of our delay"
Cons: "Cramped boarding gate and slow boarding via Tarmac. Food and inflight drinks too expensive."

Cons: "Legroom was really tight"

Pros: "Plane was unable to get to a gate after landing but we were kept informed."
Cons: "Paying four dollars for an orange juice."

Pros: "Have flown with jet star and I always have a great flight and I really enjoy how amazing the flight crew always are. Will continue to choose Jetstar for my domestic flights."

Pros: "Nice staff and very clean planes."

Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "Delayed more than 1hr"

Pros: "Nothing - terrible service."
Cons: "All they cared about was charging us for our carryon. They lost my luggage and I missed my meetings in Sydney. Nobody to complain to they have no staff in Sydney. They also tagged my luggage to the wrong passenger and it was an ordeal to get it back once they found it. Talk about a security breach !! Never fly them again !!! Will be sending info to media!! Paid $320 for extra baggage fees coming from an Air Canada business flight ticket with carry-on - they didn't care!! Kelta at ck in only cared about charging us and when I told her to put the bags in my name she said don't tell me how to do my job I know - and then bag is in another person's name and he had to leave asap in Sydney and it was an ordeal to get report done!! They charge for coffee on board and flight attendants were also rude!! Where is the customer service? Terrible !!"

Pros: "nothing good to say. Would have rather taken a different airline with a longer connecting route rather than direct with jet star."
Cons: "Payed $90 online to choose my seat, but was denied it at boarding, no refund. the cabin is freezing cold and they make you pay $10 for the little blanket, but actually they deny it to you on board if you didn't pay online (I laughed out loud because that is total nonsense). they charge $4 for the coffee... No big deal. But besides those little details, it's an overall unpleasant experience and even a bit sinister they way they cut corners. They seem to be cutting corners on safety with their taxiway and parking procedures much like Ryanair. I was swiftly reprimanded for taking some perfectly innocent photos of the plane (like every holiday goer does), because the pilot didn't want any 'trouble'. Whatever the reason for that immediately defensive reaction, it's not a good sign. jetstar has a bad record of safety as we all know."

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!"

Pros: "Jetstar cancelled my flight then delayed then delayed again"

Pros: "The crew was nice enough"
Cons: "We ended up paying $450 for our bags! We had no idea baggage wasn't included and charged by the Kg! We should have known at that point that everything would be Nickle and dimed. We were on an international flight and yet NOTHING was included. They charged for Internet, tv, drinks, food even blankets needed to be pre-ordered and paid for ahead of time. Just awful!"

Cons: "Extremely disappointed in this airline. Got to the airport for my flight from Auckland to Sydney to discover my checked bag for my flight had been canceled on my ticket and then was forced to pay $116 USD to check one bag for a 3 hour flight because of a mistake made by THEIR system! When I asked if there was any other options I was told to make my bag lighter for carry on by abandoning some of my belongings or that I needed to pay the fee. None of the staff was willing to even check if there was any other option or to look into why my baggage allowance mysteriously disappeared off my ticket. God help anyone who can't afford to pay this ridiculous "airport baggage fee", they'll be left stranded. Jetstar is obviously more interested in profits than their customers. I will NEVER fly with this "airline" again!"

Pros: "On time flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I liked that Jetstar communicated with me and kept me informed about what was happening with my flights. I liked that the Jetstar staff in Sydney helped me to get a room for the night, the hotel people were helpful and friendly, the shuttle bus drivers were helpful and friendly. I liked that Qantas helped me transfer my Jetstar cancelled flight to QF148, so I was able to fly Auck to SYD. I did like that Jetstar provided free in-flight entertainment to all passengers after the flight form SYD - DPS was dallied 3 hours on departure."
Cons: "I didn't like that my Jetstar flight was cancelled and I missed my connecting flight to Denpasar. I didn't like that I lost a whole day of my holiday due to the flight cancellation, I missed my pick up transfer from DPS airport to my hotel in Ubud late at night, and I was not refunded my night's booked accomodation at my Ubud hotel. I didn't like that I had to go through immigration, pick up my baggage in SYD before I could get to the Jetstar counter to connect with my flight to DPS. because of this delay I missed my connecting flight. I did not like that My one day delayed connecting flight from SYD to DPS was delayed a further 3 hours departing from Sydney."

Pros: "Crew were fine"
Cons: "Kids were literally using my seat as a jungle gym. Staff should have controlled kids"

Pros: "Quick and efficient. Crew was great."

Pros: "There was a security incident at airport. Jet star counter staff was aware of this, but still close the counter and left about a dozen passengers stranded in Bali overnight. The staff was rude and terrible, at first saying it was our fault for not checking in online (not true)"
Cons: "Horrible airline no wonder comedians on NZ and OZ make fun of this airline."

Pros: "Agents at the desk were much more friendly, however Jetstar's policies are self-serving and as such the agents are hard pressed to offer any kind of customer service."
Cons: "No options for check in baggage when I purchased the ticket online, so baggage cost me $260 at check-in. Agents at the desk were extremely indifferent and borderline rude, overall extremely unhelpful. Airplane interior was dingy, seat cushions were worn down and flat, extremely limited leg space (I cannot stress enough how inadequate the leg space was), no entertainment. No complimentary drinks, not even water."

Pros: "Nothing."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "My carry on was 3kg overweight.. they made me check it and charged me 160.00nz$ Ordered water and coffee on the flight and was told they would e-mail me my tax invoice.. still haven't recieved it."

Cons: "The flight was delayed two hours but I didn't get this information until after check in. I know the airline doesn't always know ahead of time so it's not a big deal, but if the option was available to notify passengers in advance, that would have been nice."

Cons: "They charge $160 per bag if you don't book baggage ahead of time."

Pros: "As good as you can get, considering it was economy. I think that the 787 made it that way--wonderful plane! I love Jet Star--being able to up-grade to comfort without much problem."
Cons: "Ordering food, even though a better value than most cut-rate airlines, is a pain to remember, and was difficult for some on board. When you say there will be no other food, people don't want to believe you."

Pros: "The plane ride was smooth, crew was courteous"
Cons: "I didn't like that it wasn't clear to me when I booked the flight that if you didn't specify how many Kg of luggage you were taking, then you are charged outrageous prices for all of your luggage - bottom line I had to pay $170 for my luggage. And I was only allowed to carry 7 kg on the plane including my purse, while other people carried on multiple carry-on bags that were obviously much heavier than my 7 kg allowance. I felt totally singled out and ripped off. Boarding was disorganized."

Cons: "Being cancelled"

Cons: "I'm still waiting for them to find my 2 cases and send them over to my place."

Cons: "Check-in staff at airport seemed overwhelmed, and unable to prioritize. We had to stand in multiple lines - first the kiosk line to check-in, where we got our boarding passes. BUT since we had not pre-checked luggage online, we had to stand in the VERY long regular check-in line to check-in (again) with baggage. Although I asked at the beginning if we could move ahead in line as our flight was boarding within the hour, they refused. So we got about halfway through the line before they called people on our flight to come to the front. Once we got our bags checked we had to go to the customer service line to actually pay the check-bag fee. another long line. Again I asked if we could go to the front because now our flight was boarding in 30 minutes. After initially suggesting that we would be fine, the attendant did help us get to the front of the line. But combining one line for people who have missed flights/need refunds,etc., with a line for people who just need to pay a fee and move on (so they don't also miss their flight) is just poor management. We did make our flight, and it all worked out fine, but overall really unimpressed by the experience."

Cons: "Service was rude and dishonest - charged me $170 extra for dishonest reasons"

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