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Top 3 airlines serving Darwin to Townsville

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7.9
Qantas Airways
Overall score based on 4,869 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Nothing really."
Cons: "I was stopped at gate check in and taken to one side as the passport control had reported me for being intoxicated. I was injured in the armed forces and have a bit of a balance problem as lost most my hearing. I think drink alcohol any more. I asked for an aisle seat as I'm a big guy but was put on seat E next to a huge fat guy so was unable to sit properly. I couldn't get out of the seat once as he just slept and must of drempt as kept jumping and banging me. I had 1 meal on the over 13hr flight, which I couldn't eat properly as was unable to use the knife & fork due to the huge obese guy next to me. I asked the stewardess to wake me at all meal times. Which she didn't. So missed all the meals and tea/coffee. I was looking forward to the put a too. The London to Singapore flight was a total let down and I expected so much more from Quantus as they have always been top standard before. Overall disgusted in the service."

Cons: "As an incoming traveller and a Platinum Qantas member, I was refused access to the Qantas Lounge on arrival in Townsville. All I wanted to do was spend fifteen minutes reviewing my diary and directions for the visits planned here. This is the Irish version of hospitality. God bless his departure."

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"

Cons: "Wifi was horrible. Selection of movies was weak."

Pros: "CREW WAS HELPFUL AND OBLIGING."
Cons: "IT WAS AN OVERNIGHT FLIGHT FROM DARWIN TO MELOURNE. THE 'SNACK' OF 2 PORK BOA BUNS AND JUICE/TEA/COFFEE OR AN APPLE AND SOME CRISPS, WAS POOR AND COULD DO WITH SOME IMPROVEMENT. RATHER UNSATISFACTORY."

Pros: "efficient, entertainment"
Cons: "food"

Pros: "The legroom my seat had - It was near the exit and didn't have a seat in front of it. The flight was only half full which meant room for everyone to spread out."
Cons: "There was hardly any service. The flight left at 9:30pm. We were served dinner an hour later and given a bottled water. Then we never saw any of the attendants until 10 hours later. I had to hunt someone down in order to get some more water."

Pros: "Lots of movies and TV to watch. Meals were decent. Good attendants."
Cons: "A little tight seats. The attendents were slow to clean up after meals."

Pros: "Smooth boarding. Left on time. Uneventful flight (good). Arrived ahead of time"
Cons: "Only had overhead video displays, not individual ones in the back of the seat, so no choice of entertainment. No matter, I read a book!"

Pros: "Overall a good flight"
Cons: "Initial checkin/boarding in Perth was quite long and everyone was fairly irritated by the lack of employees working. Wait time for check in was approx 45 min. Automated systems weren’t working."

Pros: "The sitting arrangements was great"
Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Punctual flight, friendly and helpful crew."
Cons: "The iPads for the entertainment system were cumbersome. Initially they didn't work for the whole cabin and the FAs had to reboot the system. They were also finnicky to operate. Also, needing to stow them for take-off and landing was a bit cumbersome. It would be much better to use the traditional fixed screens."

Pros: "It got me home in one piece safe and sound, what more can you ask for."

Cons: "Flight was late departing."

Cons: "Seated in middle seat next to a very large and very smelly person I could hardly move and certainly not attlempt to eat or drink . Airlines do need to address this situation with people who are large . Non existent entertainment"

Pros: "Flight was delayed simply due to the poor positioning of the auxiliary power unit that is an acceptable reason for delay which shows absolutely poor operational management of the local airport operations"

Pros: "Fantastic Service On time Easy boarding"

Pros: "Movie selection was very good"
Cons: "Food was poor. Chicken dish had gelatine type gluggy sauce which seemed not to have thwarted. Chocolate pudding was served almost frozen.....very cold. Breakfast meal not a complimentary selection."

Pros: "I'm not sure the reason I wasn't able to change my food selection on QANTAS, but the site never allowed me. I bought the flight thru Justfly.com"

Cons: "This is the worst travel i've ever had. Got stuck in sydney because the first flight was delayed. I booked emirates and payed more to be on an emirates flight and to avoid flying with qantas. As qantas operated the first delayed flight i missed all my connecting flights and i'm still teavelling right now. Still in sydney. Never going to book through here again!"

Pros: "Great choice of entertainment. Served good food often with nice menu selection. Seats a bit tight as with all airlines. Fruit was fabulous and fresh - there were none left when I requested mine, but the flight attendant said there may be some left from other servers. Within a few minutes, she did bring one which I was thankful as I didn’t care for the other selection."
Cons: "Close seats especially when others recline, but we were lucky on this flight no one did as it wasn’t a full flight so people moved around."

Pros: "Enough room.. 3 seats for myselfe"

Pros: "Everything except the cabin temperature."
Cons: "Some cabins had no heat. Other cabins had no air conditioning. My cabin was sweltering, which made it difficult to sleep and to be anything other than uncomfortable on the 16 hour flight."

Pros: "Great staff and entertainment."
Cons: "Boarding took forever. Flight was almost 1 hr behind."

Pros: "Excellent food, especially breakfast"
Cons: "Arriving at an external gate"

Pros: "My luggage arrived quickly in Dallas"
Cons: "The food was the worst I’ve ever been served on a flight."

Pros: "No issues."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "It was a smooth uneventful flight. We arrived on time."
Cons: "The distance between the seats has decreased substantially. Reminds me of a Jetstar budget flight. The food being served in cardboard boxes was Aldo a big shock. For the cost of a qantas flight I expected more comfort and better food served"

Cons: "Bathrooms were disgusting, plane was dirty"

Cons: "I had pre-requested a seat and got moved when I arrived but I didn't notice so I couldn't ask to be reseated until I got on the plane and realized. I also found the crew to be blunt and not friendly."

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 movies"
Cons: "I booked through justfly and then that flight was cancelled and they put me on a United flight to SFO and changed my seating to a middle seat, when I had paid for a window seat. They would do anything to change it back or refund me my money."

Pros: "Qantas has really upped it's service in the last couple of years, their crew on this flight were very professional."

Pros: "It was on time and very good service."

Cons: "Seat in last row very uncomfortable"

Cons: "Delayed Boarding and they didn't say anything."

Pros: "Crew were outstanding. Great service, attention to detail and simply better than I have experienced in the past 10+ years travelling Business. Well done!"

Pros: "Nothing to be honest.."
Cons: "food was pathetic, served late, i have always found the Qantas crew to be rude. No change to that. Somethings dont change. this is one of them. I first flew w Qantas in 2005 in business class, and since then i have downgraded. But the attitude hasn't changed. It's as if we are doing service by choosing Qantas...."

Cons: "Lost a bag Charged for bags Made us check in our overhead bags-No quality carrier does that."

Pros: "The seating, streaming movie choice and food exceeded my expectations."
Cons: "Nothing."

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."

Cons: "Late leaving and still pretending it was going to leave sooner than it did. It boarded 15 mins after the published delayed departure time. Staff wouldn't even call to find out when it would really leave. Lounge closed before the flight was called,"

Pros: "the staff were exceptional. I was in a bright area trying to sleep. I had my beanie pulled over my eyes. the staff asked if they could suspend a blanket above my head between the two seats to shield the light."
Cons: "nothing, they were wonderful, on both flights."

Pros: "It seemed that being in seat 33, the crew kept forgetting to come back and get our rubbish. It seemed when they collected the rubbish, they were full at seat 32 row, come back and start at seat 34"

Cons: "Airline just assumed we had access to phones and Internet and the know-how to be able to download the Q app for entertainment. We didn't and we had read the inflight magazine (old, tired and boring) on the flight on our first leg from MEL-SYD."

Cons: "Food and cramped seats"

Pros: "Good meals, friendly service. Very comfortable"
Cons: "2 hour delay"

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Food, seats, crew"

Pros: "Paying for extra leg room was the best investment. We felt like we were in business class (although haven't ever travelled it). The crew were sensational, obliging, friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "We had to collect our luggage in Los Angeles and then re-lodge it for the New York leg of our flights. It was a nuisance but Qantas staff did everything in their power to make it as smooth as possible."

Pros: "Crew were great and service was polite"
Cons: "Seats are a bit uncomfortable...need more lumbar support and not much leg room but plane was not crowded so it was ok for the four hour flight"

Pros: "Kind cabin crews"
Cons: "Be punctual"

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

Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "Boarding was a little disorganised, the distance between seats is too small, and the food could’ve been better."

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."

Cons: "The food and drinks."

Cons: "Food and more space"

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

Pros: "Snack was good"
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable and msny headrests would not stay in position making back of neck very uncomfortable. Also. Making passengers board via rear plane door and stairs where ramp to front plane door was used makes it much more difficult for seniors with carry on bag. Should use of front entra"

Cons: "Problems with changing the boarding gate sinage!"

Pros: "Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep."

Pros: "The flight attendants Movie selections Food All Great!!!!!"
Cons: "One and a half hour delay"

Pros: "Plane was really spacious. Lots of legroom. Service was great. Wifi was great. At one point it stopped working but I got on chat and they worked it out quickly."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Delayed departure due to headwinds for incoming aircraft"

Pros: "The flight was smooth and we arrived safely and timely."
Cons: "The inflight entertainment was broken."

Pros: "Leave and Arrived on time"

Pros: "First time flying Virgin Australia - good service, good grub, poor wine."

Pros: "Quick flight and great food"

Pros: "On time and arrived 5 minutes early. Newer 737 plane so seats didn't have that worn look and feel"
Cons: "Only had slices of apple or energy ball."

Pros: "Everything except for seat comfort"
Cons: "would be good if the seats were softer especially for longer flights"

Cons: "WiFi needs to be standard"

Pros: "I arrived home safely!"
Cons: "The hostess ran out of tea and when I asked for a top up she did not come back"

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: "Check in staff did the best to accommodate, however it later turned out that their knowledge of the aircraft seat plan was incorrect"
Cons: "A330 was too small for this distance. Seat pitch felt worse than newer domestic aircraft. Left the whole exit row free. I know you have to pay for this but as a gold member you might have thought they could accommodate if vacant and me being unable to fit my legs behind the chair. Only 3 working toilets for all of economy wasn’t enough either. Entertainment didn’t seem to be as good as previous American flights."

Cons: "I could not check in, my e-ticket was deemed voided. Called BYOJet, could not fix. Got full refund because 100% not my fault."

Pros: "Staff"
Cons: "Delayed flight VA1519 Sydney to Townsville. Received sms that new flight is 2pm Received email that new flight is 3pm Called virgin who guaranteed me it’s 3pm so I asked for that in writing...no was the answer Asked to speak to mgr, same lady came back to now “guarantee “ it’s 2pm. Spoke to mgr this time guaranteed 2pm and Will email in half hour (I’ll be boarding by then ! Sorry best I can do but you are now in seat 3a economy x. Asked for complaint to be lodged, unsure if she did? At virgin check in no details of everything above. Showed lady two conflicting msgs from virgin and the above so she put me in 3a... I could have been there at 3pm if I didn’t ask for it in writing. That potentially could have cost me upwards of a grand if I had to stay another night in Sydney and another ticket... not happy!!!"

Pros: "6 years. I am old and have been cared for very well."

Cons: "A bit cold"

Pros: "My trip was delayed for almost about 6hrs without any notification from you people. That was really bad taking into consideration I paid extra for sms just to be notified in case of any changes or so but you guys failed to do so."
Cons: "Was not notified about the delayed or changes to my trip. You made me paid for a service as mentioned above but was not received"

Pros: "Had more then normal snacks."
Cons: "High numbered srat assignments board fron back of plane. This requires you to climb down & up stairs with carry-on bags. Would be good to mention when making reservation & seat assignments."

Cons: "When my passport was renewed, for whatever reason my visa didn’t update. The person at the gate offered to help with the renewal — or said I could do it myself. Since it came down to part of the boarding process, I had her do it. It took about two minutes and she charged me $20 extra for the $20 visa. Your strength is supposed to be customer service. Really? On the plane, the seat bottom had nearly no padding for a 14-hour flight. I sat on the small provided sleeping pillow part of the way."

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

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Half hour delay"

Pros: "Crew friendly Plane half full"
Cons: "Left 10mins late Crew forgot to serve us drinks Poor choices NO choices for those with allergies Person being sick and grumpy woman in front didn’t help travelling with very tired & active five year old at 10pm"

Pros: "Was pleasantly surprised on todays 5pm flight which included a yummy crackers and dip snack - as well as a drink (I went for a Corona!) Nice end to the day!"

Pros: "Entertainment system on the back of the seat"
Cons: "crew was inattentive. Asked for things and was told to wait until service which was over an hour away on two occasions.. Crew did not listen to questions. asked for more water handed the cup to the stewardess and they took it and never returned."

Pros: "Original flight canceled put on earlier flight which was delayed to original departure time."

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

Pros: "The crew - smiling, friendly and seemed to like their jobs"
Cons: "Food - meusli bar again!"

Cons: "45 minutes queuing for a bag drop is not good enough - plenty of spare check-in desks just not enough staff"

Pros: "the plane was only half full so we got to take up a whole row for each of my four family members, it was such a treat. we had travelled from bali in the early hours of the morning and spent some time hanging around darwin airport so we were very tired the extra room was very much appreciated. free light meal was also a nice touch and the free entertainment app was a bonus.."
Cons: "nothing."

Pros: "Flight on time and flight attendants were very attentive."
Cons: "All good!"

Pros: "There was a medical emergency on board and the crew handled it calmly and quietly. Very professional."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. They required us to get a visa even though it WASN'T NECESSARY AT ALL! Which cost us around 100 usd. I want it reimbursement immediately."

Cons: "The flight was diverted (with no explanation or warning) which resulted in more than an hours delay!"

Pros: "Staff were lovely"
Cons: "Morning snacks were frozen and soggy"

Pros: "Seating was ok and staff friendly"
Cons: "No entertainment or even papers on a 2 hour flight. Refreshment menu is pretty awful and expensive."

Pros: "Smooth flight, departed on time"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Nothing that I like specifically or I didn't use.."
Cons: "The food was awful, the chair was extremely uncomfortable, no other entertainment provided. The crew was freindly and good, but the food I just can't.... And the chair seriously is the only thing I hate the most... Got sore neck after the flight ugh"

Pros: "Excellent crew & service"
Cons: "Boarding started (& almost finished) before boarding time, sounds silly but ended up being a little stressful"

Pros: "Early morning flight meant no delays. Walked straight on the flight and we were off. No fuss..."
Cons: "The flight announcements were loud and abrasive which woke everyone sleeping on the early morning flight. No doubt is was that particular cabin manager and not the norm."

Pros: "Love the cheap fares and easy check in"
Cons: "So cramped! No leg room"

Pros: "Nothing special. Just ok. Crew friendly."
Cons: "Flight delayed by one hour. Seats pretty well worn. Hard on the derrière."

Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Cheaper add booked luggage costs."

Pros: "Aircraft had a device holder. Good idea!"

Cons: "We missed our international connection after being forced to check a bag."

Pros: "Nothing. It’s a 6 hour flight and you have to buy every single thing if you want to eat, or see a movie, or even the blankets! They charged us 100aud for every bag because we have no right to take any bags either."
Cons: "Everything. The crew was useless. The only thing they did was to tell you that everything is for sale. Nothing else."

Pros: "one crew member appeared to authentically greet and farewell clients with a twinkle in his eyes."
Cons: "many of the other crew members appeared to actively dislike their job and to treat passengers disrespectfully,"

Pros: "Very efficient boarding"
Cons: "Not made for talk people"

Cons: "City of Yulara had a city wide communications failure. Other airlines had backup plans to get passengers out with a manual procedure. Jetstar didn't have a manual process and failed to get us on the plane. I missed my connection and they didn't help with my lost ticket. I ended up buying a new international ticket."

Pros: "Leg room was sufficient, boarding fast and plane next to new"
Cons: "Luggage limits- but that’s life!"

Cons: "Charged $310 for one suitcase under 30 kg because not prepaid. No inflight entertainment system."

Cons: "On time. Friendly staff"

Pros: "On time - early even"
Cons: "Seats are just too cramped Timing is woeful. 2:30am flight to arrive at 6:30am is awful!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Captain kept on saying enjoy your flight when he’s 3.5hrs late. What planet did he think he’s from with children going back to school 2-m. And the check in girl telling me she’s done a G8 thing putting m on & I together 2 rows from the back (originally in 11C & 22B) when she’s put us in the very LAST row"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "By the time we paid for luggage fee and seat fee, it ended up to be more expensive than Qantas. Also, after our flight was cancelled due to weather, they were not very cooperative to take care of us - they put us on a flight two days later and didn't help us to get on an earlier flight on Qantas (their parent company)."

Pros: "Crew, food and timelines"
Cons: "A metal bar was poking into my back from the seat (17D) - as if the padding had worn away and the seat frame exposed. Tray table had not been cleaned and was covered in crumbs"

Pros: "Quick and comfortable. Arrived 30 mins ahead of schedule"

Pros: "Helpful crew."
Cons: "Cramped seating. Charged for all drinks even soft Had to pay $75 for carry on luggage. Check in person difficult to understand."

Pros: "clean plane, lots of legroom on our dash 8"
Cons: "Not that I “didn’t like”.....only gave 1* for good & entertainment as there wasn’t any!"

Cons: "Flight took off late. 7kg for a carry on is hard to do."

Pros: "Crew friendly"
Cons: "Bag drop lineup ridiculously long. Flight late departing. Black tea $4. Missed our transfer to port Douglas and had to wait 2 hours to the next. Not happy."

Pros: "Staff was rude and wouldn't help find luggage from last flight"

Pros: "Decemt crew.At least they didn't charge for water on the flight."
Cons: "We did not include a checked bag when we purchased tickets (not knowing what we would have) and had to pay $60 per bag once we got to the airport. Absurd!"

Cons: "Too bad you have to pay for every service...seats, TV, food."

Pros: "Flight Crew"
Cons: "Check=in staff expensive luggage fees"

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: "I'm a regular flyer, and can't count how often I've been on planes. This was the best, smoothest and least stressful of any shirt hop I've ever taken, and while it can't rival a big plane for food or entertainment, the seats were cozy, I had legroom and it was simply very well done!!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Cons: "At the check in counter the clerk charged me for 9kgs of extra weight but didn't ask me about a carry on which would have entitled me to 7kgs and I could have made a carry on to reduce my fees."

Pros: "Hot chocolate was good, and toasty was large. Crew was good."
Cons: "Plane could have been cleaner"

Pros: "It was all on time. A good flight."

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "$60 for the first 15kg bag then $15 per KILO for any overage. Our extra bag (cold weather gear from New Zealand leg) cost $225 additional- wow!!! Be sure to add in baggage fees when comparing prices. On plus side, they didn't enforce 7(yes, seven) kg carry on limit."

Cons: "600$$$ for luggage"

Pros: "Quick boarding and takeoff and arrival"
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable and it's a very bad time to have to fly"

Pros: "One woman tried to help me after she recognized me asking for help from 75 minutes ago. But I will NEVER fly this airline again."
Cons: "I had no idea this was a budget airlines when I booked and I tried to check in on line and couldn't and then had major issues with luggage being overweight. The staff helping me wasn't helpful and at times rude making sure that my weight limit didn't exceed 7 kilos"

Pros: "Food was nice although expensive. Crew was great. the auto tinting Windows was nice."
Cons: "We were so dehydrated after such a long flight. The little cups with only a few sips with your meal is not enough. More water! Comedy options for movies were just bad. Our seats would not stay reclined. Painful sitting/sleeping on such a long flight. Jetstar is supposed to be a budget airline but they really aren't cheaper after they nickel and dime you and then bring out the long sword on the cost of luggage. The 7kg allowance per person on board with no option to purchase more was really hard for us - 2 adults and a baby - and the diaper bag is counted as part of your 7kg, unlike flying in the US. We had 7-8 hr layovers in cool weather."

Pros: "Free TV"
Cons: "Staff.... hot dogs for breakfast"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Boarding on tarmac in the rain, no cover over walkway. Smallest and tightest seating in the airline business."

Cons: "The flight was 1 1/2 hours late. We didn't know we needed to pay for luggage. The allowance was also much less than on other airlines- traveling for 2 months made this a real surprise and made us shuffle things around at the counter. Awkward and we were able to carry the extra on so what was the point of the inconvenience. Kayak should have provided option to purchase at time of booking. Not even water included in flight."

Cons: "Overcharged for baggage. $535 at the airport. Very surprised at the charge. I thought $50-$60 a bag...more like $135 a bag."

Pros: "From check in to arrival at Auckland, service was great and just as I expected!"

Pros: "Sure the low prices are appealing but are they worth it? Not unless you enjoy wasting half your vacation at airports waiting for 5 hour delayed flights or being rerouted to a different city and spending 2 hours of your time on hold trying to get them to rebook you."
Cons: "Sure the low prices are appealing but are they worth it? Not unless you enjoy wasting half your vacation at airports waiting for 5 hour delayed flights or being rerouted to a different city and spending 2 hours of your time on hold trying to get them to rebook you. They charge you for everything including water and if you don't pay for your checked bag ahead of time it costs $160 to check at airport."

Pros: "I chose Jetstar for their price and the timing of flight. Living in Canada I was not familiar with the airline."
Cons: "At check-in we were forced to pay an extra $50. to check our carryon bags as there is a ridiculous 7kg limit for an international flight. Really?! This limit should be made clear before booking, next to the flight fee. Then we watched as people entered the plane with carryon that was clearly too big and heavy to be within the limit. They had obviously checked in on-line to avoid the fees. A lesson that encourages dishonesty. Really?! Then Jetstar wanted $4. for a cup of coffee in-flight. Really! And there is no alternative, other than going without, as no drinks can be brought on board given that security check is right at the gate. Crew were friendly and professional at all times and I felt sorry for them as they are the front-line for these ridiculous policies."

Cons: "My seat was uncomfortable as the Padding wasn't attached to the seat"

Pros: "Slightly clean"
Cons: "This is the worst of budget airlines. You check in, instead giving you a head up on all the concern, I have to go back to the customer service 3 times. My recommendation for people in Australia is to fly Virgin Australia, and skip on Jetstar and Qantas."

Pros: "Staff always wonderful. They need to be to make up for the stinginess in comfort and services that characterise everything else about this budget airline."
Cons: "Seats have minimal recline, so sleeping on this midnight flight is so unpleasantly difficult. Jetstar flights almost always delayed, and this is even more intolerable when it is a 1 am departure time. And having to pay for all food, even water - I know this is a budget airline, but when airport security is so overzealous that it is nigh impossible to carry on your own water, airlines need to take some responsibility and provide hydration. Finally, not providing blankets and pillows while cranking up the aircon to arctic just adds to the unpleasantness. I get the budget angle, but this is just mean. I will not be flying Jetstar in the future."

Pros: "Speed and efficiency."
Cons: "Quality of food available for purchase on board."

Cons: "The Jetstar domestic flight from Sydney to Cairns unexplicably left from the international terminal and we missed our flight due to that. The employees at Jetstar were rude and unhelpful. Jetstar cares only about money and not about customers' safety and security. They never even asked for our passports to verify that we were the actual ticketholders! However, they made sure to charge us every penny possible for our luggage. I could not get a simple cup of water on the flight without paying for it. Jetstar is a terrible airline and I would not recommend it to anybody!"

Pros: "Cabin crew"
Cons: "No vegan food option"

Cons: "They offered to forward my baggage to my final destination and it got delayed for 4 days."

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