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Average price round-trip
|$1,276||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 22h 25m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($1,004) and Qantas Airways ($1,317), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Singapore Airlines ($2,372).
When flying out of Darwin you will be using Darwin, often referred to as Darwin Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The lunch and dinner menu was excellent"
Cons: "more bathrooms."
Pros: "The trip was horrible we have to sit separately three places."
Pros: "I will only use Singapore Air for anywhere they fly. They really care about their passangers, 2 checked bags 1 carryon no charge, no airline does that. They constantly feed u & alcoholic beverages all at no extra charge. Flight attendants always have a smile on their flight. In flight entertainment was great, touch screen and remote controller. They supply earbuds, socks, toothbrush and paste."
Cons: "Absolutely no complaints"
Pros: "everything good"
Cons: "need new toilet"
Cons: "the food was mediocre at best - had to ask for water couple of times"
Pros: "Boarding was good and the flight time was shorter than expected."
Cons: "My son did not like any of the meal selections between beef and fish. We asked for a ramen noodle cup instead that the flight crew denied they had, only after seeing them offer it to another family just seconds before. I was very disappointed!! I believe the flight attendant knew of my concerns because she started asking me if the service was ok. If your doing a good job, then you won’t have to ask."
Cons: "We were not provided vegetarian food on two legs of journey although we had earlier informed the airlines."
Pros: "I booked regular economy and flew to Tokyo that way, but put a bid in for premium economy for the flight home and got it. It's not a big upgrade (bigger display panel, a little more leg room, seat tilt and it has a leg rest) but those things made the flight for me."
Cons: "I don't have much on the down side front aside from the usual "would like more leg room" and "more seat tilt" so nothing new to report"
Pros: "All the crews were friendly and helpful!"
Cons: "I wanted to watch Hindi movies with subtitles..."
Pros: "The service, kind and pleasant."
Pros: "Personal TV"
Pros: "The crew was very kind and helpful."
Cons: "My daughter had the vegetarian oriental - and it was basically a ball of slim. My son had the lactose free meal and it was broccoli and potatoes. We switched our return flight meals to the regular in-flight meal. It was better, but not great."
Pros: "Both ways I had a whole row to myself, great attendants, in flight screens and charging stations at your seat, frequent meals"
Cons: "Clean bathroom trash more often"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant!"
Cons: "Cabin area warm for a 9.5 hour flight! Food selection was not much."
Pros: "I always felt attended to, great customer service, clean and best bang for your buck"
Pros: "The crew were all very polite, well mannered, and helpful."
Cons: "As a strict vegan, I had ordered a vegan meal. I was given a meal labeled as vegan, though it in fact was not. I reported the incident to customer service, who responded only with apathy. :("
Pros: "Great food!!"
Pros: "The graciousness of sraff, entertainment options, cleanliness of the aircraft. Always willing to make adjustments to accommodate."
Cons: "Its unfortunate that your staff sometimes do not get treated with the respect they deserve from a guest"
Pros: "Great food and fantastic service"
Cons: "Needs more legroom"
Pros: "The staff was amazing and attentive. My surfboards arrived safe and sound... And on time. I will most definitely fly Singapore Airlines again, as often as I can. Thank you."
Pros: "Service was outstanding. The staff was attentive and helpful from start to finish."
Cons: "Not all the food was to my personal taste. I understand however that being on a flight to and from Asia would lean toward choices more characteristic to the region."
Pros: "loved the hot towels and the entertainment provided"
Pros: "I have never encountered nicer more professional staff. They always had smiles and seemed to really enjoy their jobs. I always tell friends if they have a chance to fly Singapore Airlines to do it. They won't regret it. Especially on long flights."
Cons: "I was in economy class but I would have liked more leg room. My knees where hurting from having little leg room."
Pros: "Comfortable seats."
Cons: "We were supposed to fly back to Los Angeles from Tokyo on Wednesday, August 24th. We got to Tokyo Narita a little later than planned due to the Narita Express train being delayed. I had received emails that our flight had changed gates, and was then delayed, but when my sister and I went to check into our flight, we were told we were unable to board because it was too late. I thought it was absurd because the flight had not even started boarding, and I had gotten an email saying it was delayed. We tried to reason with them, but they would not let us on the flight. It was imperative that we got back to Los Angeles on Wednesday, but all our plans were ruined due to them bumping us off the flight. My sister had a connecting flight to Boston, which she then had to reschedule and was charged for. We were stuck another night in Tokyo, where we had to spend money on a hotel. The Singapore Airlines attendants eventually informed us that we could get on a flight the next day. This delayed us by 24 hours, which was highly inconvenient. It was also especially unnecessary since due to the flight being delayed, we would have absolutely been able to make it. I do not appreciate being bumped off of a flight due to airlines wanting to make more money, especially being stuck overseas. Its not like it was a domestic flight where we could just hop on another one in the next few hours, this totally derailed all of our plans. I do not appreciate the inflexibility of the Singapore Airlines agents, and this is not an experience that makes me want to recommend flying with Singapore Airlines. I appreciate that they did not charge us, however it was a major inconvenience that could have simply been avoided by better customer service and understanding."
Pros: "I have always enjoyed flying on Singapore Airlines. There were no delays on my connecting flight coming out of Tokyo to Los Angeles. The huge plane was like flying in a small "transportable town.""
Cons: "I had a long connection wait in Tokyo, but that was not too bad since I got a great price on the round trip ticket - less than $700!"
Pros: "The food. The nice crew members. The comfortability and service. The tech and entertainment available."
Pros: "I like that I could check in 2 suitcase and able to choose my sitting when it's available."
Pros: "Crew and staff were great and accommodating."
Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "I had no space in my seat for 10 hours The internet I purchased was a scam that last for 15 mins It took forever to deplane The food was horrible"
Pros: "Wonderful service. Truly caring cabin crew that go out of their way to make your flight as comfortable as possible. Other airlines have a lot to learn from Singapore Airlines."
Pros: "The entertainment selection was decent."
Cons: "The crew left a lot to be desired. Very disappointed as when I flew last year, the crew was superb. I'm not a demanding flyer. I really hesitate to even call a flight attendant whenever I fly, so I'm not high maintenance. Incident 1: The flight from DPS to Singapore the flight attendant scoffed when I asked for socks saying that economy passenger don't receive socks on this flight. I didn't appreciate the suggestion that my class wasn't worthy of meeting my request. Her response felt condescending. Her continued interaction with me consistently felt short and mildly irritated with me. I didn't understand why. Honestly, I won't fly Singapore again because of this. Flights are not cheap for me. I spend the extra few hundred dollars because of great reviews and a superior experience last year. I will not be spoken to in a condescending way. On the second leg of my travel from Singapore to LAX the flight attendant once again said that I will not be given socks? Why, thought? I'm traveling for over 30 hours. Have things changed? Second, I asked for a second ice-cream. She handed me the ice-cream then took it out my hand and told me she would have to come back to me. The galley that was suppose to have food didn't seem to have anything. Was I missing something. Be fail on many level."
Pros: "The flight was an hour shorter than i expected. The staff was around and attentive. I felt like i won the lottery with flights"
Cons: "Not one complaint"
Pros: "The crew was amazing!!"
Cons: "This trip was not quite as excellent as my flights on Singapore Airlines usually are; however, I cannot say for sure there was much that airline staff could have done to change this. A great deal of turbulence earlier in the flight made it difficult to enjoy the food. Also, there was a sewage-like smell that wafted through the air periodically - this could have been a child in the surrounding seats, though. Both of these issues seem difficult for the airline staff to address, however, unless the smell actually came from a problem with the ventilation system. The staff was exceptionally helpful and good-natured, though, which made the biggest difference. Thank you so much."
Pros: "I would definitely fly with Singapore again. Their staff is super attentive, they have lots of options for in-flight entertainment and things generally went smoothly. I didn't sign up for a special allergy meal ahead of time but they were able to accommodate me anyways."
Cons: "The food was overcooked, mushy and tasted old. The seats were small and didn't recline very much. I think these things are kind of normal now on most airlines."
Pros: "every thing was ex best flight I have ever went on. I would rec your services to anyone."
Pros: "The crew was attentive, hard working and pleasant."
Cons: "Like most airlinesuccessful the space was cramped."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Pros: "I loved the entertainment, the kind staff, and the extras they gave out to try to make us as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "My boyfriend is very tall, 6'6. On the flights to and from, even though he was on he aisle side seat, it was very difficult for him to have enough room for his legs, thus making my space that much less. In the future, I think we would benefit from booking either the seat behind us for him that had more leg room, or the seats in front of us that were the first seats of all rows."
Pros: "Flight was pleasant, boarding was a tiny bit disorganized. They didn't use the groups for economy, perhaps because there was so many of us."
Pros: "No baggage charge for surfboards"
Pros: "Very pleasant, staff was always smiling and eager to help."
Pros: "Punctual, attention to detail. Top notch service."
Cons: "Fed us too much and quick. Causing half of the food on my tray go to waste."
Pros: "Smooth flight, good quality entertainment"
Cons: "My flight to Narita was fabulous, so I was surprised to find the return flight home filled with a condescending crew, terrible food, and a broken entertainment system. We had requested a Muslim meal on the previous flight, but the food was so spicy and smelly that we chose to go with the normal faire on the way back. I changed it on the website when I checked in online but when we arrived at the airport we were informed that the meal was still set as a muslim meal. The representative at the baggage counter called the plane and made sure that it was changed back to a normal meal. However, when it was dinner time we were presented with muslim meals. When we spoke to the head airhost to request a normal meal he said that they only carried a specific number and an leftover meals were for the crew only and that we had to eat the muslim meals or have sandwiches. We requested the sandwiches - the muslim meal was too spicy and had made us sick before. The "sandwiches" were pretty much two slabs of dry bread with some mayo slapped on. Disgusting and dry. I wish they could have made an exception for us or provided us with something edible. It was a long flight and we were starving by the time breakfast rolled around. The crew was condescending and cold. My entertainment system lacked functionality; some of the buttons on my remote were broken."
Pros: "First time to travel with Singapore Airlines and we were impressed with the overall service for economy class. Food was good, entertainment package offered multiple options. Flight attendants very helpful."
Pros: "The food and drinks were great on our flight there. Leg room was the same (cramped). However, on the flight back, the food was pretty bad and for some reason the service was also bad. After requesting a drink I got on the way to Tokyo, I was told that they would make it and come back. No one came back with the drink. The second time they came around with orange juice. I asked just for water since I was over the drink. They said they would get it and never came back. I had to use the call button and ask again for water."
Cons: "tiny seats with no leg room at all, especially when the seat in front of me wasn't upright, in which case I couldn't even use my tray table because it was practically right up against me."
Pros: "The service, as always, is excellent on Singapore Airlines. The cabin crew could not be more attentive to passenger needs!"
Cons: "This flight was an Airbus and it is certainly much smaller and more cramped than a Boeing 777. I am only five feet twou inches and trim, but even for me the discomfort factor was very high. That is not the fault of the crew, of course!"
Cons: "Preferential treatment by crew, some passengers favored over others, loud conversations between crew and passengers."
Pros: "Nice airlines."
Cons: "All airlines are probably the same, but economy seating is too tight if you're not a small person."
Pros: "The staff are always so friendly, and even though we had to return to the airport due to a plane fault, the airline handled things very well. Loved free wifi"
Cons: "Qantas’ fleet is a bit sad and aged and needs to be a little bit more modern. I don’t think I’d chose to fly qantas if I had the choice... boarding is weird, almost half the plane has “priority” boarding and they board everyone together so there’s honestly no perk to being a premium airline member"
Pros: "Friendly crew and good service"
Cons: "Outdated seat and plane. No privacy in business class. Seat and biz class layout not competitive (2-2-2)"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Slightly more legroom"
Cons: "I was seated in business class - the attendant gave my special order food to another guest and gave me something else instead. I could have gotten very ill from this, and notified the flight attendant who shrugged it off and walked off."
Cons: "Our bags were put on the wrong belt and we didn't receive them for over an hour."
Pros: "Vegetarian food was good!"
Pros: "Gracious flight attendants. Gluten free meals were good too."
Cons: "Only wish they had WiFi on the plane."
Cons: "Seats too closely squashed together Screen faulty towards end of flight Tried unsuccessfully to check in online - did not get an aisle seat which I specifically requested all along"
Pros: "The crew had to restart the entertainment system four times the Boeing 747 was nowhere near as comfortable as the Airbus we flew over from Los Angeles on"
Pros: "The crew was lovely. Food was good, but the presentation is not what it used to be. Rushed. Flight was nice and smooth."
Cons: "Plane was a little dated. Boarding the flight in Sydney was a bit chaotic. No fruit like they usually have. Not everything on the menu card was provided."
Cons: "Poor boarding procedure in Melbourne. Delay badly handled, missed important connection. Business class inflight entertainment dos not work!"
Cons: "All round excellent"
Cons: "Nothing. Probably the best airline flown"
Pros: "I liked flying with Qantas, crew service was okay, food was okay, however, ticketing agents were very helpful during both departure and arrival."
Cons: "Crew was a little rude to cabin passengers, airline points didn't transfer well, and food was a little bland."
Pros: "I arrived in Melbourne 9 hours after I was scheduled to. The flight was severely delayed out of NYC and then I missed my connection out of LA and flew to Sydney instead. I was offered a $20 voucher for food at jfk, and that was it."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Quick and easy to board Overall everything was good Food was above average Crew were accommodating and friendly"
Cons: "Headphones poor quality"
Cons: "can not think of any."
Pros: "Crew was nice, food was plentiful and good"
Cons: "Movie selection not currant enough, my daughter flew the same route on another carrier and entertainment was much better. Difficult to hear my program with the earphones provided."
Pros: "The special meals for my son and daughter were amazing!"
Pros: "check in, boarding, and baggage claim was relatively quick"
Cons: "online check in did not work at 9pm before the flight- i was unable to select a seat woman at the check in counter was not friendly. i also asked if it was possible to have a window seat and she said " i dont think there are any available" *prints boarding pass* rather than "let me check" *checks seats* food options were limited- in past experiences with qantas i wouldve assumed meal was chicken or beef and a vegetarian option. this flight was fish pork or beef. fish and pork are polarizing proteins for many people. fish is also malodorous."
Pros: "What did I like - getting off the plane."
Cons: "After booking via QANTAS the seats allocated were the last seats on the plane and did not recline. One of the TV monitors did not work and the checking in at the airport was third world."
Pros: "The staff & getting my questions answered. Also, food! Thanks to Qantas!"
Pros: "customer service at airport and flight crew was are oustanding"
Cons: "took too long to get baggage (car seat) in oversize"
Pros: "The food was very nice. Even though there was no choices given, I really enjoyed what was offered."
Cons: "There wasn't too much I didn't like. Staff could have been a bit more friendly perhaps, but overall a very enjoyable flight."
Pros: "Touchscreen entertainment food and drinks. Great movie selections. Fantastic experience!!"
Pros: "Entertainment fine"
Cons: "Seats crowded Got sick after one of the meals"
Pros: "Plane was fairly new so all electronics worked."
Cons: "Vegetarian meals were poorly conceived and kid friendly. Staff were surly and unfriendly... It should also be noted this was an American Airlines flight. Qantas now sub contracting I guess."
Pros: "Excellent food and snacks, great service for the most part, and attendants seem to actually enjoy their jobs. This flight would have felt much longer with poor service."
Cons: "One flight attendant near the kitchen area was quite noisy and seemed rushed and a bit rude, but the others were very lovely and courteous."
Pros: "The. Confort of the seats"
Cons: "The meals schedule and the portion. Only one full meal on a 14 hrs flight not sufficent. Espaciallhy that we have to wait 1 h in the plane before depqrting due to an electrical issue. Snacks were served on regular basis but are quite questionable ( apple, M&M, mini burger, not sifficient drink offered except for water."
Pros: "We got no support in respect to the visa issue w AND When we got stuck trying to check-in and called Qantas we were kept on hold for 30 min with no interactio n and then was told nothing could be done. My wife could not board and went home"
Pros: "The flight was about 12.5 hrs from Sydney to Los Angeles. It was economy and they provided dinner and breakfast and snacks in between. There was not a lot of leg room but more than most airlines provide in economy. They provided movies and like entertainment including the headsets at no charge. Meals and entertainment at no charge is a plus for them when most airlines are charging for everything but the air you breathe during the flight."
Pros: "Qantas entertainment system was excellent, very up to date. broad selection of movies and TV shows, good selection of music as well. The AA flight on a 737-800 was unexpectedly excellent, the seats are very comfortable, spacious, and the entertainment system superb."
Cons: "for the Qantas flight, seats were abysmal for a 15hr flight. These are similar to the intolerable seats and spacing for domestic (US) flights on legacy carriers (although, American is now radically changing seat dimensions and comfort on the 737-800). For a 6hr flight, it is not tolerable. For a 15hr non-stop flight, it is punishing. The Qantas A380-200 is no longer a new plane. The seat hardware is tired, lumpy, stiff, back-breaking. This could be improved by more space per seat, but it is not. I am 6'3" (189cm) and not at all fat (75kg), but the amount of seating space was tight. Again, this is an inconvenience for a short flight, and absolutely punishing on a long, 15hr, flight. It was not a cheap flight, and surely some updated seats can be put in, with fewer rows. By contrast, I flew back to US on Air New Zealand, and was entirely comfortable on a 12hr leg on very modern and spacious seats in the lowest economy class seat, on a 777 plane for a much cheaper fare."
Pros: "The flight was on time and very comfortable with tons of food and snacks and great entertainment options."
Cons: "I had an awful experience. The seats lean too far back and the person in from of you crushes you're open your laptop? You also can barely get out of the seat and if the person in front of you is leaned back. Also my luggage took 35min and I missed my connection and had to wait 6hrs for my next flight."
Cons: "Malfunctioning video. Old tiny screens."
Cons: "Poor seating, a critical issue on long flights. I was one of two people on the entire jumbo jet that was seated in the middle seat of a full row. Other rows were empty."
Pros: "Crew was AMAZING. Food great. Both much better than the flight over."
Cons: "Biggest plane in the world and still no room for a 5'4" woman."
Pros: "I really liked the costant food, snacks and water being offered through out the flight. I also appreciated the customer support when Quantas was forced to change my flight plans."
Pros: "The entertainment..."
Cons: "The cargo door got stuck and I luggage was not delivered in time for me to catch my next flight. Then there was only two people at the counter to book passengers on another flight and one of the booking agent was tied up trying to find another flight for two children that had missed their connecting flight. Later more agents appeared. Nevertheless, the supervisor was asking one of her subordinates on how to input certain data into the system in order to change my flight. I feel that the agent should have been able to input the data without having to rely on other employees. American airlines was not very helpful in trying to expedite the booking process. I tried to use my express pass and was told by an American airline agent that I had enough time to stand in line. When it was my turn to book my flight to Charlotte, I was informed that I would not have enough time to make the flight. Then I was sent to the customer service line and had to wait another 30 to 40 minutes to resolve this matter. In the process I miss my appointment with my attorneys and Charlotte and this special meeting had to be rescheduled for next Saturday. Thereby, requiring me to drive from South Carolina to North Carolina which is about five hours or more round trip. I was so tired that once I arrive to Charlotte I had to stay in a motel for the evening because I was to exhausted to drive home. I had saved for this trip over a three-year periodI saved and this Esperance was the worst customer service that I have ever received. In closing, thank you for giving me an opportunity to express my oppinion regarding the customer service that I would provide it on this trip."
Pros: "Everything from the crew to constant treats. Entertainment computer was very good as well."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great."
Pros: "I thought the service was good."
Cons: "The people checking in bags were impolite and not informative."
Pros: "1st class care from chief steward John. I travelled with a sick child and was given 110% service that included an upgrade, pedialyte and O2 for my child, and regular "checks" on us. Absolutely outstanding service!!"
Cons: "We were originally seated next to a huge (300lb?) passenger, who "overflowed" onto my seat (requiring 2 seatbelts to secure her). (The person in front of her couldn't recline her seat fully or she would have crushed her stomach!)"
Cons: "We did not get our assigned seats. We checked in 2 hours prior and it was "to early" to obtain boarding pass with seat assignment and we were told to wait at gate area and they would give seat assignments. We are very unhappy with the back row where the seats did not recline at all!! Dreading the return flight for that reason. When we checked in at St. Louise we were not able to use kiosk because it did not recognize do he Quantas flight numbers and personnel checked us in. We were pleased our checked baggage was sent thru to Melbourne, but surprised that we could not get seat assigned at that point."
Pros: "Crew was great, as well as entertainment. Food also good."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess. Also the check in. A lot of room for improvement there."
Pros: "The pilot and flying was good - nice flight."
Cons: "Most of the crew were fabulous; however, seated in bulkhead, we had NO service for the first two HOURS of this flight. I had to go back myself to get a beverage. Seats are punishingly small in width, so even with bulkhead seats, it was difficult to get comfortable for this 14 hour flight. Note: I am a normal weight person. Those who had an extra 15 pounds or more felt squished. Food was mostly yucky. A few things were somewhat edible. 10 year old boy seated behind me kept kicking the seat - found out later that it was also jarring due to having GAMES on the headrest. Idiocy personified. His constant poking of the screen BEHIND MY HEAD made for an ugly flight until I asked his mother to swap seats with him. Very frustrating. Kids should be in a sequestered area....together."
Cons: "I always find that the qantas crew are not very nice"
Pros: "Excellent service!!"
Pros: "Crew were great. Blankets and pillow best we have had."
Cons: "Midnight snack mini hotdog and hamburger were tasteless."
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