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Virgin Australia
Overall score based on 3,542 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.2
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "It's only an hour flight. Crew are fine."
Cons: "Small plane - seats are small but nothing unexpected."

Cons: "Need better food."

Pros: "Seats were comfy"
Cons: "Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Everything is good."

Pros: "Being given the exit row seat"
Cons: "Zero gluten free provided snacks One of the cabin crew were particularly condescending"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"

Pros: "Crew was good."
Cons: "Seating ok for say a flight from Syd. to Melb. But not adequate for a short haul international flight. Lack of food is disappointing."

Cons: "Planes are old"

Cons: "My window seat didn’t have a window so was very squashed and felt claustrophobic"

Pros: "Efficient flight"
Cons: "Surly check in staff."

Cons: "flight cancelled"

Pros: "Lovely friendly staff"
Cons: "Flight delayed"

Pros: "Economy X was excellent value for getting 3 seats between 2, best I've ever slept in economy. Plane was late arriving before departure so boarding was late but we did leave and arrive on time. As I had an upset stomach the crew were nice enough to give me extra crackers and it was no hassle getting me herbal tea."
Cons: "Would be nice to have onboard entertainment included"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Row 10 seats were extremely cramped. Seemed worse than usual. Was placed in middle seat and was unable to even read a magazine. Hostess saw how cramped I was and commented that I should purchase a x class fare, Perhaps virgin should ensure they supply adequate basic seating"

Cons: "In flight entertainment screens would not work properly"

Pros: "Larger plane."
Cons: "Stewards missed serving me twice. I pressed call button and was ignored. Kids meal and vegetarian preferences were ignored. Abu Dhabi made all Sydney passengers go through security including full cabin luggage checks twice. Abu Dhabi made me check in the duty free that I bought in Dublin. It was a connecting flight so why on earth was that something I had to do. I could not check in online, choose seats or update preferences. They sat my daughter separately and I was fobbed off in each airport and until Abu Dhabi where the cabin manager took so long I had to ask another passenger to swap. My son was sick as he walked off the ramp and I had to stand and direct people around the vomit for over 10 minutes while staff dragged their feet getting help. I will never fly Virgin with etihad again."

Pros: "Love economy X on VA!! MCY is awesome to fly out of. Small and easy"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Friendly crew who offered to make me a cup of tea and offered me refreshments whilst rest of passengers were asleep. Perfect and just what I needed :)"
Cons: "Tasteless unappetising vegetarian dinner, uncomfortable seats, no duty free shopping offered"

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

Pros: "Miss Rankin was on board with me. She traveled to the back of the plane to an empty seat next to me from seat 9F."
Cons: "Couldn't check-in from the kayak app..."

Pros: "Thanks Simone and team."
Cons: "Entertainment choices limited"

Pros: "My Mum has mild dementia and was going to Sydney from Maroochydore to visit family. From check in at MCY to arrival back at MCY the staff looked after her very well. She needed assistance boarding and disembarking and they were very helpful and courteous and that's why I choose Virgin over the other airline that flies the same route."

Cons: "Terrible take off and landing. No screen on seat back. Crew handling of problems not good. Ground crew not ready. No advice of 25 min late arrival. Worst flight by Virgin ever."

Pros: "Sufficient."

Pros: "Overall comfort of both plane and staff"

Pros: "It was an efficient 1.25 hour flight. No frills. Quick refreshments were served. It was expected and I was perfectly happy with the service."

Cons: "All was good"

Cons: "The boarding had not started at the time due 22:25, I went to the rest room and on return the gate was closed for boarding. Staff advised they had commenced removing my luggage from the plane. The plane was still there but they would not let me board.! There was no call or final call or even a personal call with my name., staff said they were not required to do that. Then after pleading with no result, I requested my baggage. Staff sent me to baggage claim 2. There was no baggage, and by that time no Virgin Australia staff in the airport until 3pm the following day. I was stuck in a foreign airport, no luggage, no assistance at all from Virgin Australia to get my luggage, find accommodation, rebook a flight which resultingly cost US$900. I was distraught, the plane was still there and my luggage had not yet been removed and they refused me to board the flight!! The Virgin guy in charge was obnoxious and could not have cared less about my welfare, he personally accused me of swearing and I calmly reminded him I had not once used derogitorive language, that language was from another customer who was also refused to board. I question W that the flight was overbooked? This is not the airline Sir Richard Branson whom I have briefly met in Cairns airport promotes. Pitiful service.!!"

Pros: "Quick and efficient once we boarded"
Cons: "Seats small. One crew member had massive attitude Was getting very upset at Asians who kept trying to switch seats. She was, in my opinion, unprofessional with her comments and was taking it very personal."

Cons: "Flight cancelled with no announcement.Delayed 5 hours."

Pros: "Comfortable flight, roomy seats. Smiling , friendly staff. Very helpful to all passengers"
Cons: "Ther is nothing that I didn't like about trip and travel."

Pros: "A cold drink just when I needed it. Thank you"

Pros: "staff were wonderful"
Cons: "Very difficult boarding for my mother with stairs& steps Also no tine whatsoever to drink tea and nutty thing too hard to attempt to rat"

Pros: "Economy X is fantastic, and really enjoy the boarding experience and the crew. left on time and arrived early. Excellent trip in that regard."
Cons: "Almost every time I travel on virgin, which is a lot. They serve a minim muesli bar. Come on Virgin what about changing that a bit. Qantas offer some really good options for not much more of a ticket price. This part of the Virgin Experience needs to change."

Pros: "The entire service is great I'd be happy to pay more for a flight with virgin then any other airline"
Cons: "Absolutely nothing!"

Cons: "Delayed."

Pros: "Impeccable and attentive service More spacious seats"
Cons: "Crying babies during the entire flight, not that the flight could help it but wish there were more quiet areas for passengers without families"

Cons: "my seat got changed"

Pros: "Everyone was very helpful. On time. No problems at all.thank you."
Cons: "Only could have gluten free snack"

Pros: "Simplicity"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "Plane an easy boarding process. Attendant was very helpful when processing our baggage with an interrupting phone we jad to take."

Pros: "The whole service"

Pros: "It was the usual type of flight, no dramas, lovely crew, and fair price."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Vegetarian option and hot food very important especially for elderly people."

Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Beef dish was mainly rice with insufficient meat or gravy to flavour the rice and there were no vegetables. Entertainment selection was of little choice with documentaries that were not only unsuitable for children but in my opinion unsatisfactory for adults."

Pros: "I could stay in Sydney."
Cons: "Poor communication"

Pros: "Professional service"
Cons: "Food was not very appetising"

Pros: "Fantastic service!"
Cons: "Delay was not appreciated with a fidgety 2 year old"

Pros: "Staff were friendly"
Cons: "The food was horrible"

Pros: "Nothing - terrible airline"
Cons: "In flight entertainment, free water, less strict on carry on weight"

Pros: ":)"
Cons: ":)"

Pros: "All were very good."

Pros: "Crew were ok , but all looked like they had had a long day. Functional but not outstanding."
Cons: "Late departing"

Cons: "The seat leg room is getting smaller and smaller. You can't put your seat back- you'll crush the person behind! And I'm short!!"

Cons: "Why are their flights always delayed?"

Cons: "It was 1 hr delayed then when boarded there was some technical fault and we were left boarded with door open for about an hour. There was no offer of water or any drink. Seats I didn’t find comfortable. The cabin had significant rattle. Overall a very poor experience in today’s day and age."

Pros: "Friendly crew, clean cabin, reliable service"
Cons: "Nothing, it's jetstar, friendly crew and you pay for the extra food etc"

Pros: "The crew heard this person carrying on and did nothing"
Cons: "Another passenger was rude and disrespectful to personal space in my seating"

Pros: "Ease of boarding and disembarking."
Cons: "Seat pitch awful. No leg room for me. I'm 6ft 1inch talk so not that big. Ok for a short flight but no longer."

Pros: "Punctuality"

Pros: "Crew were pleasant"
Cons: "Jetstar terminal has a lack of seating"

Cons: "We were delayed for 2 hours and 20 minutes flew into a storm, circulated in circles in the air for 30 mins, landed and had to wait for 3 HOURS inside the play due to lightning. If we left on time this would not have happened. Wort 12 hours of my life ever spent in an airport/plane. WILL NEVER FLY JETSTAR EVER AGAIN!!!"

Cons: "Late"

Pros: "Noodles were hot and coffee served in decent time. Crew engaged with courtesy to all."
Cons: "Boarding was later than they kept stating at the gate but still arrived at destination on time."

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Overall great experience"

Cons: "Na"

Pros: "I liked the organisation"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Sunshine Coast airport is so small getting through security is a five minute process."

Pros: "Long flight but staff attentive"
Cons: "Baggage at Sydney was extremely slow coming almost an hour !"

Pros: "Overall experience very good"
Cons: "All goid"

Cons: "Their luggage policy is a joke. Boarding is a cluster. Cheap airline."

Cons: "Child behind sitting on floor banging seat and loud devices being used with no ear phones so couldn’t rest"

Cons: "They lost half of our pushchair and it took 5 days of endless phone calls for them to agree to replace it"

Pros: "The price was right, but there was nothing especially nice about the flight. You definitely get what you pay for though, and it was absolutely the best price hands down."
Cons: "Definitely small seating space and no-frills."

Pros: "Italy a okay flight"
Cons: "Don't have WiFi connection"

Pros: "Getting to destination"
Cons: "Didn't get the food i ordered. Not even close. Entertainment choices very low. No value for extra cost. Staff would not deal with passengers congregating in aisle for majority of journey."

Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "Delayed departure"

Pros: "cost effective, good flight."

Cons: "You charged me an astronomical rate to check 2 bags! over $300!?! Really?!?! I will avoid your airline at all costs."

Pros: "The crew including the check in and ground crew were excellent, very friendly and patient."

Cons: "Only one problem was the temperature was too warm during flight."

Pros: "kylie the ground staff for Jetstar was brilliant"

Cons: "Late 2 hrs going to noosa. Cancel flight coming home. Then replace flight delayed 2 hrs as well"

Pros: "The plane was not full plenty of room to move to a better seat with a window."
Cons: "No entertainment so was a bit boring plus why pay for seats when they move you to a different anyway."

Pros: "On time no delays"
Cons: "At the gate at Noosa there was minimal announcements but it's a tiny airport so I guess that's normal Deplaning in Sydney crew should have said the front exit had s ramp rear had stairs so if you had a knee strain you could make a choice"

Cons: "Food was horrendous and staff service was poor considering we were in business."

Pros: "Jetstar is a comparatively budget airline owned by Qantas. We were in Business class from Honolulu to Sydney and that's a well timed flight considering it takes a little over 10 hours, leaving Honolulu at 8:30am and arriving in Sydney at 3:00pm. We normally fly Qantas business for international flights but in this case it's almost double the cost. Jetstar Business doesn't have lie flat beds, it provides wide and comfortable seats and they don't recline very far, but as this particular flight is completely in daylight hours it doesn't matter too much. We will always choose this particular flight because of the combination of timing and cost, so well done Jetstar."

Pros: "Boarding was good and check in!"
Cons: "Dont have any entertainement and dont have usb to charge cellphones!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Return journey of our flight was moved so disrupted our onward flights. Getting in touch with customer services was impossible. Only way is to 'live chat' then they tell you their hands are tied and to speak to the 'refunds team' who don't have a number and will 'be in touch with you'. They won't be. Then outbound flight was cancelled at the last minute. Waiting for a refund........and waiting. If it's a choice between jet star or swimming to your next destination, swim."

Pros: "Last time I'm using jet star with their constant delayed departure times. Almost missed my international connecting flight due to an almost 2 hour delay. Crew were awesome but seriously jetstar get it together"

Cons: "I obviously purchased my tickets too fast. I missed the hidden check-in option online which is a UX recommendation I have for Jetstar, to make this more visible (particularly on international flight selection). This was my fault, but being charged $160 at the airport to check a 9kg bag in made me feel I was being ripped off and left a sour taste in my mouth towards the Jetstar brand. I'll never fly with them again. Even movies and water needed to be purchased on the flight."

Pros: "Very convenient."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "Nobody told i couldnt bring luggage had to pay extranfee"

Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "Delayed more than 1hr"

Pros: "It was quiet. Quick and comfortable waiting for our flight. I enjoyed the meat pie, coffee and service while waiting. I was aloud to have a nap. Felt refreshed. Kayak gave me a great price. I saved $400 for my family flights all up."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by an hour but it was an accumulation of air conjestion towards the later flights. Overall we were able to charge our phones and get comfortable before flying."

Pros: "The flight was okay, as usual. You get what you pay for with cheap flights. There wasn't much leg room in economy, but that was to be expected. The staff were good. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, without any explanation as to why. This made it very difficult to fulfill work requirements upon landing. I would have appreciated some kind of explanation / apology. Also, I don't like the in-flight gambling ("raffle") option. Jetstar hands out scratchie tickets for $5.00 a pop. The odds of winning (the car) are ludicrous and gambling is a serious problem in Victoria. So, I don't think it is appropriate. The in-flight food was absurdly expensive. Finally - and, perhaps, most importantly - the flight wasn't smooth. It didn't appear to be due to turbulence, but (rather) the pilot / s. The plane kept dipping up and down, making us feel sick."

Cons: "On time"

Cons: "plane was half hour late leaving because JetStar does not allow enough time for turn arounds from plane arriving from elsewhere. That said, the pilot did do his best to catch up for lost time once in the air."

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