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Information for flights to Brisbane from Mackay

Avg. flight duration 1h 31m
Flights arrive in Brisbane
Flights depart from Mackay
Flight price $124
Distance 799 km
Airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia

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Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
April
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average price:
$286
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$274
or less (return)

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The cheapest flight from Mackay to Brisbane was found, on average, 73 days before departure.
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High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 8% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Flights to Brisbane from Mackay

How long does a flight from Mackay to Brisbane take?
An average non-stop flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 798 km.
How many flights are there between Mackay and Brisbane?
There are 561 (non-stop) flights between Mackay and Brisbane per week, averaging 88 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Mackay to Brisbane?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($124) and Virgin Australia ($225)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Mackay and Brisbane?
Etihad Airways (16 times daily), Singapore Airlines (16 times daily), Virgin Australia (14 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Mackay to Brisbane?
For Mackay to Brisbane, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Brisbane back to Mackay, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Mackay to Brisbane?
When flying out of Mackay you will be using Mackay, often referred to as Mackay Airport. You will be landing at Brisbane, also known as Brisbane Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Mackay
$124
only
$124
Destination
Brisbane
$124
only
$124
Sat., 15 Jun.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Tue., 18 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
DPS
PER
OK 4.5

Cons: Less hidden fees everywhere and free water!!!!!!!!!

SYD
HBA
OK 4.0

Pros: Crew was great. No problem at all.

Cons: Bag did not make the flight and customer service at the airport was amazingly indifferent.

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.0

Pros: We got to queenstown a little bit sooner

Cons: They have crazy expensive fees for luggage if over weight..I will not choose them again

ADL
MEL
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew is beautifull

Cons: The time schedule

KIX
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: It could have been on time rather than six hours late. It could have had some refreshments that weren’t exorbitantly priced. The customer service people could have been less mean.

Tue., 23 Apr.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 25m
Fri., 26 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: the crew was very helpful with my dietary

Cons: the seat cushion was so terrible I had to sit on a pillow for the whole flight. The power USB did not work in my seat for the duration of the flight. There was no wifi for the duration of the flight

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: Luggage was lost and had yo be seny next day.

BNE
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We got bumped to quantus flight at the last minute. VA was not helpful is getting us to the new flight.

ADL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack...

Thu., 11 Apr.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sun., 14 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
TSV
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Punctuality

SYD
CHC
OK 4.4

Cons: It could have not been 2.5hrs delayed

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Most importantly on time and friendly staff.

Cons: For a discount airline everything was as expected. As said above, being in time and friendly employees made it an excellent flight.

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: No frills airline. Everything costs extra

SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was comfortable.

Tue., 17 Sep.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sat., 21 Sep.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Small flight

Cons: Nothing to say because small aircraft

AKL
WLG
Good 7.5

Pros: on time, clean aircraft, efficient crew.

Cons: Changed departure gate not announced. Auckland gate signs misleading.

MEL
ADL
Good 6.0

Pros: I got home. Eventually.

Cons: Delayed almost 2hrs with no real explanation

CNS
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and efficient.

Cons: More room both width and depth.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: What flight?

Fri., 12 Apr.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sun., 14 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: What flight?

MEL
DPS
Good 7.6

Pros: Comfy

Cons: Need free movies

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew were amazing and the seats were super comfy. The Captain was very smooth on take off and touch down, he was also very informative during the flight.

KIX
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: It could have been on time rather than six hours late. It could have had some refreshments that weren’t exorbitantly priced. The customer service people could have been less mean.

SYD
CHC
OK 4.4

Cons: It could have not been 2.5hrs delayed

Fri., 31 May
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sun., 2 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
WLG
AKL
Good 7.5

Pros: Very easy flight, especially the Wellington airport part, with polite and efficient security.

Cons: Nothing, it’s a LCC on a short flight doing its job very well. Pity my legs are longer than the distance between the seats though.

OOL
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew heard this person carrying on and did nothing

Cons: Another passenger was rude and disrespectful to personal space in my seating

SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Easy to book and check in

SYD
HBA
OK 4.0

Pros: Crew was great. No problem at all.

Cons: Bag did not make the flight and customer service at the airport was amazingly indifferent.

SYD
AVV
Good 7.5

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,

Thu., 25 Apr.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sun., 28 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
AVV
Good 7.5

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,

TSV
MEL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was lovely. Very polite and friendly especially after a quick turnaround and late flights.

Cons: Bring a small pillow or something to comfort your seat a little. Seats aren’t the best, but it’s an airplane

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

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

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: No frills airline. Everything costs extra

HBA
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was very good and did an outstanding job accommodating the passengers. Thank you.

Cons: I really think everything was great and Jetstar is very well organized. You can teach the US carriers how to efficiently run an airline service. Thank you for taking pride and responsibility for running a well organized airline.

Wed., 29 May
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sun., 2 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Seating was tight. Very thin seats.. Little padding

Cons: Their online baggage fees could not be purchased with either my Mastercard or Visa. Had to resort to Paypal for baggage payment. Flight was also over an hour late departing from Cairns. Crew said that was due to an ;onboard medical emergency' on the inbound flight.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew were really nice

Cons: Was a dylay but not too long

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.0

Pros: We got to queenstown a little bit sooner

Cons: They have crazy expensive fees for luggage if over weight..I will not choose them again

SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was comfortable.

MKY
BNE
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Competitive and cheap prices

Cons: Poor service - white wine was served warm and they refused to exchange for another. Poor hygiene - there was crumbs all over the floor and on my seat, and used gum stuck to the seat in front of me.

Sat., 30 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 25m
Sun., 31 Mar.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 2 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

HBA
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Fast boarding. Efficient in flight service including a bev and energy bar.

Cons: Nothing.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: On time.

LAX
BNE
Good 7.0

Pros: I loved my seat that I paid extra for, that is until they moved two big men next to me.

Cons: Leave the seating the way it was.

SYD
CNS
OK 5.6

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

Fri., 5 Apr.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sun., 7 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
HBA
OK 4.0

Pros: Crew was great. No problem at all.

Cons: Bag did not make the flight and customer service at the airport was amazingly indifferent.

SYD
ADL
Good 6.5

Cons: Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback.

AVV
ADL
Good 6.3

Pros: yes it was

Cons: Music!!

OOL
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: New and clean aircraft Great staff/crew

MEL
BKK
OK 4.3

Pros: I had 3 seats which was nice.

Cons: I asked for a blanket - had to pay agreed lady never returned. Everything except the flight was an additional cost. The plane temp was set to freezing - very uncomfortable.

Sun., 7 Apr.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sat., 13 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
AKL
OK 5.2

Cons: Over all it's ok good

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew were really nice

Cons: Was a dylay but not too long

MEL
DPS
Good 7.6

Pros: Comfy

Cons: Need free movies

LST
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: We eventually got to our destination.

Cons: Flight was 4 hours late. We had even received notices by email the flight would depart on time, just 30 minutes before. Not once did any staff or flight crew apologize for the delay. Also they had to reshuffle passengers because the weight was off.

KIX
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: It could have been on time rather than six hours late. It could have had some refreshments that weren’t exorbitantly priced. The customer service people could have been less mean.

Thu., 18 Apr.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 25m
Mon., 22 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: fast boarding

Cons: better movies

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

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

BNE
PER
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew are good and seat is comfortable

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears

CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Felt Cheap

Cons: Felt Cheap. Not even an entertainment center and no one on flight could make the app download or work.

Wed., 10 Apr.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Sun., 14 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
AKL
WLG
Good 7.5

Pros: on time, clean aircraft, efficient crew.

Cons: Changed departure gate not announced. Auckland gate signs misleading.

AVV
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Security was super fast. Boarding was straight forward.

Cons: Jetstar baggage policy is, as most know, annoying. 7 kg limit on carry on bags or else you have to pay for extra “weight allowance.” Quite annoying since I can’t very well weigh my bag at home and it really changes nothing. You still bring the bag on the pla e. You just have to pay extra

MEL
AKL
OK 5.2

Cons: Over all it's ok good

MEL
BKK
OK 4.3

Pros: I had 3 seats which was nice.

Cons: I asked for a blanket - had to pay agreed lady never returned. Everything except the flight was an additional cost. The plane temp was set to freezing - very uncomfortable.

AKL
WLG
OK 5.3

Pros: it was delayed

Cons: not being delayed

Sun., 14 Jul.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Mon., 5 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 23 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
BKK
OK 4.3

Pros: I had 3 seats which was nice.

Cons: I asked for a blanket - had to pay agreed lady never returned. Everything except the flight was an additional cost. The plane temp was set to freezing - very uncomfortable.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: New and clean aircraft Great staff/crew

KIX
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: It could have been on time rather than six hours late. It could have had some refreshments that weren’t exorbitantly priced. The customer service people could have been less mean.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.5

Pros: the crew was patient and supportive (both flight and ground crew).

Cons: the temperature could have been warmer.

SYD
OOL
Good 7.0

Cons: Flight was almost 2 hours late. Short flight ended up being over 2 hrs as landing conditions were not suitable and plane had to keep hovering around the airport for a long time before it was cleared to land. Crew was very nice. Seats very roomy in economy.

Fri., 29 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 25m
Sat., 30 Mar.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 30m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and efficient.

Cons: More room both width and depth.

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seating was comfortable

DPS
PER
OK 4.5

Cons: Less hidden fees everywhere and free water!!!!!!!!!

ZQN
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: Don’t fly jet star. Huge hassle with bags.

SYD
HBA
OK 4.0

Pros: Crew was great. No problem at all.

Cons: Bag did not make the flight and customer service at the airport was amazingly indifferent.

Tue., 26 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 25m
Sun., 31 Mar.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
HBA
OK 4.0

Pros: Crew was great. No problem at all.

Cons: Bag did not make the flight and customer service at the airport was amazingly indifferent.

AVV
ADL
Good 6.3

Pros: yes it was

Cons: Music!!

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: No frills airline. Everything costs extra

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: Crew were pleasant

Cons: Jetstar terminal has a lack of seating

ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Very efficient boarding

Cons: Not made for talk people

Wed., 17 Apr.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 30m
Tue., 23 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SIN
MEL
Poor 0.0

Pros: That they found us a new flight

Cons: They cancelled our flight

SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Small flight

Cons: Nothing to say because small aircraft

TSV
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Punctuality

SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was comfortable.

AVV
SYD
Good 7.6

Cons: No thrills airline. Pay for any extras (snack, drink) no entertainment

Fri., 29 Mar.
MKY
Mackay
BNE
Brisbane
1h 25m
Sun., 31 Mar.
BNE
Brisbane
MKY
Mackay
1h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and efficient.

Cons: More room both width and depth.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew were really nice

Cons: Was a dylay but not too long

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.0

Pros: We got to queenstown a little bit sooner

Cons: They have crazy expensive fees for luggage if over weight..I will not choose them again

SYD
ZQN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: New plane.

Cons: Really small plane. They placed my 6’8 husband in a regular row, when there were 2 bulk head and 1 exit row seat available. The “meal” = 3 half sandwiches - mayo & tuna (smelled through the cellophane wrapper) and a bottle of water. No entertainment. LOST MY LUGGAGE! Yuck. Avoid Jet Star.

DPS
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Good service from the staff

Cons: Boarding was delayed by an hour

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