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Find cheap flights from Mackay to Brisbane from $85

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The cheapest plane tickets to Brisbane found on KAYAK recently.
21:15 - 22:35MKY-BNE
1h 20mdirect
19:05 - 20:40BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$159Jetstar
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Tue, 16 Apr - Fri, 19 Apr
21:10 - 22:30MKY-BNE
1h 20mdirect
19:00 - 20:35BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$171Jetstar
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Wed, 24 Apr - Wed, 1 May
16:00 - 17:40MKY-BNE
1h 40mdirect
19:00 - 20:35BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
Tue, 16 Apr - Tue, 16 Apr
13:40 - 15:05MKY-BNE
1h 25mdirect
11:30 - 13:05BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$236Jetstar
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Sun, 3 Mar - Thu, 7 Mar
21:10 - 22:30MKY-BNE
1h 20mdirect
19:00 - 20:35BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$246Jetstar
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Mon, 22 Apr - Wed, 24 Apr
21:10 - 22:30MKY-BNE
1h 20mdirect
08:25 - 16:40BNE-MKY
8h 15m1 stop
Tue, 16 Apr - Fri, 19 Apr
09:10 - 13:35MKY-BNE
4h 25m1 stop
19:00 - 20:35BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
Tue, 16 Apr - Tue, 16 Apr
09:10 - 13:35MKY-BNE
4h 25m1 stop
06:30 - 11:05BNE-MKY
4h 35m1 stop
$368Qantas Airways
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Tue, 16 Apr - Thu, 18 Apr
09:10 - 12:00MKY-BNE
2h 50m1 stop
10:25 - 16:40BNE-MKY
6h 15m1 stop
$371Qantas Airways
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Tue, 26 Mar - Mon, 1 Apr
09:10 - 20:10MKY-BNE
11h 00m1 stop
10:25 - 16:40BNE-MKY
6h 15m1 stop
$381Qantas Airways
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Mon, 22 Apr - Wed, 24 Apr
13:40 - 15:05MKY-BNE
1h 25mdirect
$85Jetstar
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Tue, 5 Mar
21:15 - 22:35MKY-BNE
1h 20mdirect
$92Jetstar
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Wed, 24 Apr
13:40 - 15:05MKY-BNE
1h 25mdirect
$125Jetstar
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Fri, 22 Mar
13:40 - 15:05MKY-BNE
1h 25mdirect
$145Jetstar
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Fri, 15 Mar
17:35 - 21:20MKY-BNE
3h 45m1 stop
$186Qantas Airways
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Fri, 15 Mar
09:10 - 20:10MKY-BNE
11h 00m1 stop
$218Qantas Airways
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Tue, 5 Mar
11:30 - 23:15MKY-BNE
35h 45m2 stops
Fri, 15 Mar
13:30 - 20:40MKY-BNE
31h 10m2 stops
Tue, 5 Mar
17:05 - 18:10MKY-BNE
25h 05m2 stops
Wed, 24 Apr
13:30 - 08:10MKY-BNE
18h 40m2 stops
Fri, 22 Mar
13:40 - 15:05MKY-BNE
1h 25mdirect
11:30 - 13:05BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$247Jetstar
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Tue, 27 Feb - Tue, 5 Mar
13:40 - 15:05MKY-BNE
1h 25mdirect
07:15 - 11:05BNE-MKY
3h 50m1 stop
Tue, 27 Feb - Tue, 5 Mar
17:35 - 21:00MKY-BNE
3h 25m1 stop
07:15 - 11:05BNE-MKY
3h 50m1 stop
$438Qantas Airways
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Tue, 27 Feb - Tue, 5 Mar
17:35 - 13:00MKY-BNE
19h 25m1 stop
19:10 - 16:40BNE-MKY
21h 30m1 stop
$535Qantas Airways
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Fri, 23 Feb - Mon, 26 Feb
17:35 - 13:00MKY-BNE
19h 25m1 stop
19:05 - 20:40BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$590Qantas Airways
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Fri, 23 Feb - Mon, 26 Feb
17:35 - 13:00MKY-BNE
19h 25m1 stop
19:10 - 16:40BNE-MKY
21h 30m1 stop
$598Qantas Airways
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Fri, 23 Feb - Mon, 26 Feb
17:35 - 13:00MKY-BNE
19h 25m1 stop
06:10 - 16:40BNE-MKY
10h 30m1 stop
$600Qantas Airways
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Fri, 23 Feb - Tue, 27 Feb
17:35 - 13:00MKY-BNE
19h 25m1 stop
14:40 - 16:15BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$644Qantas Airways
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Fri, 23 Feb - Mon, 26 Feb
17:35 - 21:00MKY-BNE
3h 25m1 stop
19:30 - 17:10BNE-MKY
21h 40m2 stops
Tue, 27 Feb - Tue, 5 Mar
13:25 - 14:55MKY-BNE
1h 30mdirect
06:10 - 07:45BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$818Virgin Australia
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Fri, 23 Feb - Mon, 26 Feb
21:15 - 22:35MKY-BNE
1h 20mdirect
19:05 - 20:40BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$159Jetstar
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Tue, 16 Apr - Fri, 19 Apr
21:10 - 22:30MKY-BNE
1h 20mdirect
19:00 - 20:35BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$171Jetstar
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Wed, 24 Apr - Wed, 1 May
16:00 - 17:40MKY-BNE
1h 40mdirect
19:00 - 20:35BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
Tue, 16 Apr - Tue, 16 Apr
13:40 - 15:05MKY-BNE
1h 25mdirect
11:30 - 13:05BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$236Jetstar
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Sun, 3 Mar - Thu, 7 Mar
21:10 - 22:30MKY-BNE
1h 20mdirect
19:00 - 20:35BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$246Jetstar
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Mon, 22 Apr - Wed, 24 Apr
13:40 - 15:05MKY-BNE
1h 25mdirect
11:30 - 13:05BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$282Jetstar
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Fri, 22 Mar - Sun, 24 Mar
13:40 - 15:05MKY-BNE
1h 25mdirect
19:05 - 20:40BNE-MKY
1h 35mdirect
$302Jetstar
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Thu, 28 Mar - Wed, 3 Apr

Flights from Mackay to Brisbane - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Mackay to Brisbane to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Mackay to Brisbane?

The average price of all flights from Mackay to Brisbane clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Mackay to Brisbane, you should consider leaving on a Monday and avoid Thursdays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Mackay, you’ll find the best rates on Saturdays and the most expensive ones on Sundays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Mackay to Brisbane?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Mackay to Brisbane, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Mackay to Brisbane is July, where tickets cost $230 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and September, where the average cost of tickets is $360 and $308 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Mackay to Brisbane?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Mackay to Brisbane, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Mackay to Brisbane, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 90 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Mackay to Brisbane?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Mackay to Brisbane were found on Jetstar ($159) and Qantas Airways ($368). Jetstar proposed the cheapest one-way flight at $85.

Which airlines fly most frequently between Mackay and Brisbane?

In normal times, Qantas Airways flies from Mackay to Brisbane up to 6 times per day, Virgin Australia up to 4 times per day, and Jetstar 1 time per day.

Which airlines fly direct between Mackay and Brisbane?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Mackay to Brisbane.
There are 3 airlines that fly direct from Mackay to Brisbane. They are: Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Jetstar at $125 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Jetstar.

How many flights are there between Mackay and Brisbane per day?

Each day, there are between 9 and 14 nonstop flights that take off from Mackay and land in Brisbane, with an average flight time of 1h 27m. The most common departure time is 12:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 87 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Wednesday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Mackay and Brisbane?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Mackay to Brisbane take?

Direct flights take on average 1h 20m to travel the 1,285 km between Mackay and Brisbane.

What’s the earliest departure time from Mackay to Brisbane?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Mackay at 06:00 and will be landing in Brisbane at 07:25.

What’s the latest departure time from Mackay to Brisbane?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Mackay to Brisbane jets off at 21:10 and lands at 22:30.

Good to know

Low season

May

High season

March

Cheapest flight

$85
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 3% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 3% lower on average.
Flight from Mackay to Brisbane

When to book flights from Mackay to Brisbane

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Mackay to Brisbane based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Mackay to Brisbane

  • How can I get to Mackay Airport from Mackay city centre?

    The distance between Mackay and Mackay Airport is just under 6 km. While affordable, buses are an ideal way to connect central Mackay and the airport. They take about 25min for the trip. Taxis, which take roughly 10min for the same journey, are a tad expensive but more comfortable.

  • What lounges are there in Mackay Airport?

    If you need some rest before getting on the plane in Mackay, you can do so at Qantas Club Lounge; walk to the end of the departure lounge to get to Qantas Club. However, there are guiding signs that indicate the path to follow. Virgin Australia also has a lounge, in the departure area.  

  • What is the cheapest flight from Mackay to Brisbane?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Mackay to Brisbane was $56 for a one-way ticket and $104 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Mackay to Brisbane?

    The Boeing 737-800 Passenger/BBJ2 (winglets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Mackay to Brisbane flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Mackay to Brisbane?

    SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Mackay and Brisbane, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Mackay to Brisbane?

    There are direct flights from Mackay to Brisbane on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Mackay to Brisbane, Qantas Airways or Jetstar?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Mackay to Brisbane are Qantas Airways and Jetstar. With an average price for the route of $418 and an overall rating of 7.7, Qantas Airways is the most popular choice. Jetstar is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $226 and an overall rating of 6.8.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Mackay to Brisbane?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Mackay to Brisbane.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Mackay to Brisbane?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Brisbane from Mackay is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Mackay to Brisbane?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Brisbane with an airline and back to Mackay with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Mackay to Brisbane?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Brisbane from Mackay up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Mackay to Brisbane

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $136 or less one-way and $278 or less round-trip.
  • Passengers with disabilities can easily find their way through Mackay Airport (MKY), as the facility is wheelchair accessible. Before arriving at Mackay Airport, passengers should call the customer service department to make special arrangements; the airport can provide staff to help with luggage and airport processes.
  • Once you arrive at Brisbane Airport (BNE), there are several transfer options to the city centre. Taxis, which have a pickup point just outside the terminals, are a great way to travel. They take about 30min to get to central Brisbane. You can also buy tickets to board the eco-friendly Airtrain at the international or domestic terminals. A shuttle service, Con-X-ion, can drop you at the doorstep of your accommodation. You can also head to Skygate Centre and board the Route 590 bus. These buses usually take about 40min to reach central Brisbane.
  • There are both affordable and luxurious hotels at Brisbane Airport. If your arrival time at the airport happens quite late at night, you probably don’t want the hassle of travelling through the city at that time. You can pick up your stay at the airport hotels about a kilometre away, such as ibis, Pullman and Novotel; they’re a brief walk from the domestic terminal.
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Prefer to fly direct from Mackay to Brisbane?

Find which airlines fly direct from Mackay to Brisbane, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Mackay to Brisbane

Monday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +6 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +7 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +6 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +7 more

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Direct returns

Brisbane to Mackay

Monday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +6 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +7 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Emirates, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

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Top 3 airlines serving from Mackay to Brisbane

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Mackay to Brisbane? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
7.7
Virgin AustraliaOverall score based on 787 reviews
77comfort
79overall
84crew
70entertainment
69food
80boarding
Airline reviews

There is no not applicable button to tick. Due to turbulence there was no food/drink offered. That’s expected and was fine 👌🏻

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There is no not applicable button to tick. Due to turbulence there was no food/drink offered. That’s expected and was fine 👌🏻

Plane was cancelled apparently no seat available on any flight so late in the day I would have missed my connecting flight

Flight was cancelled and the next available flight they could get me on was 18:30 that night. I was travelling up for a conference so needed to be in Brisbane by 12:00 at the latest. I had to rebook with another carrier and I've had to follow up three times about the refund for this flight. The flight I rebooked cost over $400.

The flight was canceled. And I had to book on Jetstar to get home

Easy process and no delays. Economy-X seats could do with some lumbar support and the padding in the seat pan was compressed so a little uncomfortable, but LOVE the legroom.

Flight was cancelled 3 hours prior to departure and rebooked for 10 hours later. Had to cancel rebooked flight and was lucky enough that work could book with QANTAS around the same time.

On time, lovely crew, economy-X seating worth the $ for the legroom. In flight entertainment not working, but I wasn’t going to use it anyway. Never had a bad Virgin experience.

If it wasn’t delayed over 2 hours and then asked people to volunteer to go tomorrow.

Booked myself & 2 year old granddaughter on flight. Didn't select seats as had hoped to request when checking in at airport an empty seat next to us if available. Plane was full so not possible. BUT - the seats the system had allocated us were not together!!! I suggested this would be very relaxing for me, but probably not so much for the passenger seated with my lovely & very chatty granddaughter!!! The staff member checking us in worked their magic so we were seated together - but it seems an oversight when the booking is made with the age of child stated that seats would not automatically be allocated together. Cabin crew were fab!

I missed my flight and when trying to book another flight home the virgin staff were not very friendly and accommodating and it cost an arm and a leg. Also the reason for missed flight was a health hazard which for everyone on the flight I chose not to inconvenience everyone aboard and was told I could look into getting so of the cost refunded for the new flights but was told by virgin customer service I should of boarded the flight and caused everyone an unpleasant flight.

Flights delayed multiple times, travellers requests for updates ignored. Qantas continues to desatisfy travelling basics.

Better food, hotter coffee, otherwise it was a very smooth and reasonably comfortable flight.

Have watched 90% of the movies need to update more movies for the long haul

Packed flight. Urged to check carry-on before boarding only to discover numerous empty overhead bins after boarding. Challenging entertainment screen. After almost 20 minutes to arrive at baggage claim, waited over 30 mins before luggage was loaded on baggage claim carousel.

Grubby plane, dirty seat & table, poor food, wait for baggage, staff ok.

First flight on Quantas. High marks all around. Plus it appears as if the have a comparatively new flight. Excellent airline!

flight delays seems to be the norm these days. pies with soggy pastry.

I don’t remember what exactly was served, but I do remember thinking no U,S. airline would try to serve a meal during a 90-minute flight!

Two hours late - lack of communication on why or how long.

Everything went solid and was on time. No issues at all

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

Plane was late leaving darwin so we didn’t get home till 1130pm 2nd time in a fortnight that has happened. Hard when you have to work the next day

Worst airline ever. No need to go into detail as everything is terrible. Do not do it - whatever the price.

It may have been a result of earlier issues with a previous plane, causing delays, but the staff were not nearly as smiley as the previous Jetstar flight I was on. Also, they started boarding before the plane was empty...so we moved from one line into another line. They should have just waited until the plane was empty to avoid waiting in two lines.

Captains address to passengers was excellent. Knee room in seating was very uncomfortable.

We were visiting from California and did not know Melbourne. When we arrived at the main airport, where we also arrived when we flew in, we found to our horror that we were at the wrong airport! There was no obvious to us indication that there were two airports that Jetstar flew out of in Melbourne, or even that there were two airports. The staff tried to find us seats to Sydney but none were available, so we got an Uber and went to the other airport and managed to catch the original flight. The staff were great and very helpful, including figuring out how to check what bag to not have to pay extra for the luggage. I was contrasted with Ryan Air that we had flown with in Europe a few months previously and been treated as cattle and no smiles, no help, just line up and pay. We were impressed by the friendliness and the help extended to us.

Flight departing too early at 06.15 Difficult to get to airport

Mackay - Brisbane Flights

Departure:

Mackay (MKY)Australia

Destination:

Brisbane (BNE)Australia

Return flight deals:

Brisbane - Mackay

Cabin classes:

$1,468
$3,983
$166