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- Morning departure is around 47% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top airlines flying Coolangatta Gold Coast to Melbourne
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "They charged me so much for extra luggage even I prepaid online for extra luggage prior to getting to airport. Yet the ticket counter lady made me pay an additional fee and all together I ended paying more for extra bags fee than the ticket itself! both Virgin and JetStar are VERY stingy on extra luggage fees. I came from the US to Australia and traveled domestically while there with all the luggage that I brought from the US. So I had to pay so much in fees when my trip was already so expensive! It makes me reconsider wanting to travel again anywhere anytime soon, so discouraging! Also they make me take stuff out of my big suitcase and transfer to my carry on, in front of everyone at the ticket counter I had to open my suitcase and transfer some stuff so the weight is under a certain weight. Still they charged me for extra luggage. I came international on Qantas from USA to Australia, so all the domestic locations I went to I was charged"
Cons: "Delayed flight yet again"
Pros: "Crew made the very long flight comfortable and kept me informed."
Cons: "Everything went very well."
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: "Boarding and flight time"
Cons: "Lounges were dirty"
Pros: "Super quick boarding"
Cons: "Lounge in melb was dirty, food average. Lounge in Adelaide was over packed - couldn't get a seat"
Cons: "Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern"
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."
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."
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: "Happy crew"
Cons: "Melbourne weather lol"
Pros: "everything was good"
Cons: "a screen at the seat."
Cons: "vegetarian meal was a small side salad and soggy. this over lunchtime so was a disgrace for business class"
Cons: "Crew was rude and discriminatory with Passports, for 18 hours stay layover I had to sit in chairs,. Not hotel or Lounge provided. Which is against international laws."
Pros: "Quick, efficient, all you want and need for a flight to Melbourne."
Pros: "Good service"
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: "Good movies. Food was good. Flight was good."
Cons: "Not much leg room."
Pros: "Plenty of leg room in economy. Crew were pleasant."
Cons: "The food was disgusting. The plane was really cold, 2 blankets & I was still freezing."
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."
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: "Information on departure delays was forthcoming"
Cons: "The checkin machine kept giving me my fellow travelor boarding pass and not one for me."
Pros: "It was timely"
Cons: "Not that clean as I had a dirty tissue in the seat pocket and I had a greasy window - not the best"
Cons: "I was offered a seat near an exit door on the proviso I would help people in an emergency. I assumed this was because I am about 2 metres tall with my shoes on i.e. bit hard not to notice when I am at the counter. I actually got given a seat in Row 25 on an Airbus 321, which is the row in front of the spacious row 26, and row 25 has less kneeroom than the ordinary rows. Uncomfortable trip"
Pros: "pleasant staff"
Cons: "business class seats ordinary and poor food choices"
Pros: "The crew,the food"
Cons: "It was delayed near one hour"
Pros: "The falafel wrap (lightly curry) was delicious"
Cons: "We reserved seats together and there were changed without reason"
Cons: "We were delayed transferring because of the Virgin bus being infrequent getting passengers between the international and domestic terminal and almost missed our flights. There was confusion trying to get our bags checked in as they were fast tracking people whose flights were after ours but not us. Then it was awkward being late and last on our connecting flight with everyone glarring at us."
Cons: "Checking in staff insisted that I check my 2nd bag even though it is within the carry-on bag limits."
Pros: "Very nice staff"
Pros: "Left on time and landed early"
Pros: "VA planes are always fairly new"
Cons: "Broken USB in a seat I paid extra for. Not good."
Pros: "Economy is most often how I connect. Certainty felt a little more upgraded this flight"
Cons: "Efficiency, schedule retained, in flight entertainment."
Pros: "Virgin are consistent"
Pros: "Efficient loading and unloading, very friendly team"
Cons: "They claim to be full service and dinner was a bag of stale pretzels"
Pros: "All good, no complaints."
Cons: "Nibbles (tiny museli bar) was a bit poor. Could have been"
Cons: "Need something a bit better than nibbles..."
Pros: "That's the main thing :)"
Pros: "Excellent choice of movies, nibbles and snacks suitable."
Cons: "The seat was a little uncomfortable on that plane. Not sure why."
Pros: "Helpful staff"
Cons: "Tiny seats"
Pros: "From booking to checking in to flights - all worked seamlessly - I would recommend it to anyone."
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: "Received a chewy muesli bar Aussie bikkies wd have been much nicer Thank you"
Pros: "The flights left on time"
Cons: "We will pay extra to fly on an airline with better customer service and assistance for check in, in future. We had a pusher and two little kids plus a baby so having to self check in from the Gold Coast was a nightmare. We only flew virgin to get a direct flight but will change our holiday destination to fly Qantas in future"
Pros: "Cheap - perhaps too cheap."
Cons: "The fact that the food doled out was so small as to be insulting (a hummus pita bread that was in a plastic container actually small enough to fit in your hand); coupled with the fact that to eat actual food or have a drink one had to pay additional. No headphones; poor entertainment choices."
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"
Cons: "In this day and age, i expect to have free entertainment even with a short hall"
Pros: "Not much. 1hr 5min flight was 1 hr 10 min late. The cabin crew seemed disinterested."
Cons: "The crew was poor. One chewing gum, another picking her hair/head throughout the flight like she has nits. The third lolling around and chatting/gossiping to the others. This is a short flight. The least they could have done was behave professionally."
Pros: "The crew was really nice."
Cons: "All snacks & drinks cost extra on Jetstar."
Pros: "Nothing actually"
Cons: "Late departure, uncomfortable seats, rude staff"
Cons: "I informed I wouldn’t be taking the return flight and asked for a refund/voucher or anything.they said no refund; nothing.even had to pay more to put baggage on the flight out.Flight Got canceled 10pm night before, the best they could offer me was a flight two days later. Suddenly full refund availa"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Free food or water"
Pros: "New and clean aircraft Great staff/crew"
Pros: "That l got sms messages regarding my flight details and where to collect my luggage!! Awesome"
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"
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment facilities or capabilities"
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: "Before departure and On board staff is good."
Cons: "it is more like a Cage Chicken situation, where the seats and spaces are shrinking every day. No room to move and keens from people behind you is pinching your arse all the time. Should have pay bit more in Virgin or Qantas and get some space to breath. Kayak does not offer extra luggage at time of you booking and jetstar sucks you like a leach on upgrading after booking. One of the passengers were not able to travel and ticket was complete lost , where as the inbound flight on Qantas gave us credit for the future. In the end , the total cost ends up close to other airlines with all the discomfort on the flight free."
Pros: "The help I was given whilst checking in."
Pros: "Quick and comfortable. Arrived 30 mins ahead of schedule"
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: "Friendly staff and on time."
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: "kylie the ground staff for Jetstar was brilliant"
Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Staff unfriendly, it helpful... more interested in sell you more things than those of us that have bought tickets. They need to smile a bit more"
Cons: "Booked flight, due to Visa issues, couldn't use flight. Attempted to resolve, would have cost more than original booking to do anything with it. Customer service was happy to tell me either no or it will cost a lot of money. So not recommended Jetstar."
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: "the cost"
Cons: "the fact that my flight was pushed back. no big deal, but would have been nice if it was on time."
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: "Good price/value for money."
Cons: "Paperwork issues caused a 1 hour delay leaving Perth, could have been handled better."
Pros: "We got everything we paid for"
Cons: "Some of the cabin crew including the manager need to lighten up and smile occasionally"
Cons: "The staff were quite rude I asked for 3 hours for my screen to be fixed so I could sleep. A hostess stepped on my foot an swore and did not apologise or acknowledge anything. The seats were cramped. I will not be flying with Jetstar on an international flight again or local if I can avoid it."
Cons: "Walk from gate 49 to closest exit doors 1.9km, no travellators. Are you kidding me? Never again."
Pros: "The quality of the aircraft, USB charging point in seat, spacious over head lockers. Cabin crew are friendly and polite."
Cons: "If you haven't paid for in flight service package or food your not made comfortable it's better to fly the full price airline QANTAS as it's an inclusive price and far better quality of inflight service."
Pros: "2 hours late"
Cons: "2 hours late, constant 20 min delays until departure no real updates"
Cons: "Children 12 and 10 booked online to fly to Melbourne for Easter. I rang the call centre to ensure they could travel together unaccompanied, as website was not clear. I was advised they could, and because I was concerned I asked this be noted on our booking so we wouldn't have any issues at the gate. I was reassured the children could travel and they made a note as requested. Turn up for our flight today and at the gate after saying goodbye to my children, they're stopped from entering the plane and I'm told they can't travel, despite the advice I received from the call centre and the note on our booking showing we were given this advice. We did everything right to make sure we could travel, just to be refused at the gate. Disgusting."
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Great service by responsive flight attendants! Friendly and efficient. Newer Jet that was spacious."
Cons: "The entertainment package was not turned on and took a half hour to get it going during taxiing and take off routine. Once we got the attention of attendant then it was turned on. Selection of movies was good, but not great. Food selection was poor for westerners and minimal for vegetarians or vegans..."
Pros: "The crew were friendly"
Cons: "You should be able to offer at least some chips or something small for free"
Pros: "it was only a short flight"
Pros: "Planes were big and spacious compared to others I've been on"
Cons: "Carry on weight limit of ~10lbs and if more then it costs $25 a lb... really? No food included whatsoever, not even coffee or tea."
Cons: "delayed flight and having to take time to get every piece of carry on luggage weighed - having to move 1 kg from one suitcase to another when we were traveling together fro goodness sake"
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: "Slightly better pricing than other airlines"
Cons: "Very unclear about baggage allowance and other hidden costs Unable to buy reasonable meals without pre-ordering Very small seats No in-flight entertainment"
Pros: "Both departure and arrival time were punctual Staff were professional"
Cons: "Dinner was full of weird tasting tomato sauce Breakfast was comprised of all sugar including super sweet sugary drink and banana cake"
Pros: "Great flight...on time..."
Cons: "5th time out of 7 times I've used Jetstar that the flight has been cancelled. At least this time I was fast enough to rebook for the next day. And then what happens? They delay that flight by 12hrs. These jokers should not be allowed to take money for a service they can rarely provide."
Cons: "Customer service is terrible. Seats are uncomfortable. No food or entertainment provided."
Pros: "Only good point was we were able to book thru KAYAK for a reasonable price."
Cons: "flight was delayed which appears the norm with Jetstar.!!! Ridiculous walking distance to get to and from at Melbourne end!!!! Pity the elderly and infirm!!! You get nothing for your money EVERYTHING is EXTRA cost and expensive. From baggage to basic snacks, if you are silly enough to buy. Not even a radio outlet. Seats are hard and uncomfortable, but the "icing on the cake", is the removal of the pockets behind the seats to make the leg room look more, so you now have nowhere to put a water bottle or a drink down. JETSTAR/QANTAS should be very (proud) ashamed of themselves. By the way has anyone noticed the prospective destruction of the iconic Kangaroo symbol on QANTAS planes known all over the world as AUSTRALIAN, that the Irish CEO of Qantas is happily removing at enormous cost, over the next months to be replaced by an indescribable symbol, that is so similar to CHINA AIRLINES, it is not funny. Takeover in the wind?No wonder QANTAS is so expensive and its cheaper arm JETSTAR are cut to the bone. Staff can only do so much."
Pros: "Had row of seats to myself."
Cons: "Flight was late unexpectedly, causing me to miss a diving trip I had planned and prepaid for. I am out $200. This could have been avoided had anyone working at the airline been helpful about a revised landing time but they were not. Completely rude! Even when I boarded the flight the attendant said 'no idea when we are set to land!' And then she laughed in my face. Absolutely horrible."
Pros: "Never purchased these two items. Can't rate. But you score does not allow to indicate neutral."
Cons: "Charged $285 for 1 checked bag! Wow. SCAM"