Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Qantas Airways, Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Maroochydore to Sydney. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Maroochydore to Sydney.
The average direct flight takes 1h 35m, covering a distance of 837 km.
There are 134 (direct) flights between Maroochydore and Sydney per week, averaging 19 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($52) and Virgin Australia ($70), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($106) and Virgin Australia ($126).
Qantas Airways (6 times daily), Jetstar (3 times daily), Etihad Airways (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Maroochydore to Sydney, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Maroochydore , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Maroochydore you will be using Maroochydore Sunshine Coast, often referred to as Maroochydore Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Airlines waste a lot of time and money preparing food that is mediocre at best. Just offering simple orange juice , tea coffee and a muffin to keep people going would be better as it's such a short flight."
Pros: "Fantastic crew members who were very helpful with our infant."
Pros: "Everything was fine, a bit late taking off but the time was made up"
Cons: "Had the weather in Wellington cooperated, I would have made it to the AKL-SYD leg and, most likely, would have enjoyed the travel experience. I plan to fly WLG-AKL tomorrow evening via another airline. Please rebook me onto Qantas tomorrow in evening."
Pros: "Good seats in exit row"
Pros: "Suberb crew. Not obsequious, just helpful with good anticipation."
Pros: "I had to change flights to LA."
Pros: "The service during the flights"
Pros: "Snacks and the drinks are good. Boarding are pretty smooth."
Cons: "Dinner and breakfast are not too good. We waited for long period of time for the luggages."
Pros: "Exit row seat. Lovely aircraft and cabin crew."
Pros: "Twice this trip, 2 qantas staff rectified our seating allocation so we could sit together as a family and i didn't even have to ask. The staff are always so pleasant and engaging."
Cons: "A mishap when allocating seats online, when i chose seats for us online (my fault i left it too late) there weren't any together...but the staff rectified this..."
Cons: "Disembarking.... No gate so had to get bus to shuttle to terminal... 1 bus for nearly 1000 passengers.... Took nearly 90 minutes to get off plane."
Pros: "Friendly flight staff"
Cons: "Cramped conditions in economy but you get what you pay for"
Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "All ok really"
Cons: "No options for seat choose which totally rubbish don't like deal with Qantas in future"
Pros: "New business layout is more comfortable comfortable and private."
Pros: "All good"
Pros: "Individual usb charge port and meal"
Pros: "Cleanliness and comfort of plane, professionalism and courtesy of staff. Quiet, dark cabin allowed for restful trip."
Pros: "Looking out the window."
Cons: "Flight changed from an A330 to a B737 perhaps as Resukt if the public holiday"
Cons: "Not enough legroom or seating area... Obviously you are downsizing, hoping that people will spend more to upgrade."
Pros: "They had free wifi!"
Pros: "The new clear aircraft"
Cons: "The fruit was not ripe and not edible."
Cons: "2 hours late leaving"
Pros: "Assistance is good."
Pros: "Everyone and everything"
Pros: "Overall, one of the best international flying experiences I have ever had."
Pros: "The on board staff were fantastic, very personable, helpful and friendly."
Cons: "The wheel on my bag was smashed..."
Pros: "We didn't experience any problems, all went well."
Cons: "I can't think of anything I didn't like,"
Pros: "It was comfortable"
Cons: "I couldn't request a vegan meal online for some reason & once i got to the airport it was too late so i went hungry"
Cons: "I did not at all like the fact that the Qantas supplied headphones did not come with an adaptor to convert my pwn noise cancelling earphones to stereo sound."
Pros: "Food off the menu was excellent. Tummy wasn't feeling well so I liked having carb-free options. The Asian salad for dinner and fruit platter for brekkie went down well."
Cons: "Have always booked tickets and flown with my partner. Set alarm to check-in online exactly 24hrs prior to departure as usual and found my partner and I seated in different seats with no available seats to switch. How can this be on an aircraft this big? Thought we might be able to fix it at the counter next day, we headed to the airport early by 3hrs to sort it out. Maybe it was the end of a long day, our flight was close to midnight... Check-in lady was lovely and all smiles but it went downhill from here... No option to sit together and no offer of an upgrade at the counter or at boarding (we didn't ask). Duty-free collection instructions weren't clear prior to boarding ("board as you will and pick up after") and during boarding the staff member seemed over it ("pick up after boarding"). Wouldn't it be easier to advise over the PA so we don't have to ask or if we have to ask explain something along the lines of "you can collect your duty free from the cart after you scan you ticket, prior to boarding the aircraft". The worst part of our experience was the aircraft itself. The plane was obviously very old and tired. My partner's seat kept reclining and wouldn't stay upright (we didn't complain). Rows were so close together that you could smell the person in front's hair when they reclined their chair fully (which they did for the entirety of the flight) and your eyes feel cross-eyed it was so close. The entertainment system was old - we couldn't choose when to watch our movies and as movies aren't the same duration we missed out on a lot of the movies we did want to watch. Finally the selection of movies could've made up for this downfall but it was incredibly limited in selection for a long haul flight. Not sure if it was us but the flight crew also seemed tired and over it too. Luckily we had sleeping pills so we slept through much of the flight but what we did experience wasn't good at all. V disappointed."
Pros: "fewer rows of seats in my section upstairs quiet - no children darkness for the overnight flight"
Cons: "would have preferred more foreign movies - with English subtitles - for the more discerning movie watcher - most movies were populist rubbish"
Pros: "offer every passenger a iPad mini"
Cons: "Poor landing, not confortable from decending to touch down"
Cons: "crew were nasty Ran down aisle with without stopping I had to call her back twice"
Pros: "Poor food. Not as good as domestic."
Cons: "Helpful and aware."
Pros: "This was an Emirates flight. Codeshare means you get attentive staff and decent food. Always happy to be on a Qantas codeshare partner instead of the Qantas planes. The gap from Emirates back to Qantas is vast."
Pros: "The flight was great had a smooth transition from plane to terminal"
Cons: "Food was very ordinary"
Pros: "Nothing. Have used qantas for 20 years...this is the last time."
Pros: "Quantas was great"
Cons: "Bravo fly scammed me - booked & charged 3 tickets for one passenger!"
Cons: "The headphone jack in my seat was broken - the crew gave me a new headset, but it didn't do anything. It was difficult to get them to take me seriously. Also, fix the website. This is the second time I have not been able to book my seat correctly."
Pros: "Movie selection pretty good"
Cons: "Terminal at LAX only allowed use of Admiral Club not Qantas lounge LAX international. 5 hr layover. No food. Poor facilities. 2 drink voucher. Not up to Qantas standard by a long shot. More importantly seats economy on American Airlines flight fro LAX to SYD very narrow and incredibly uncomfortable. Unable to rest comfortably to any degree or be able to have a meal when seat in front reclined and i am not a big guy. I fly often for work and also pay for Qantas club but this experience is making me think very differently about booking flights according to what the codeshare airline is. Dissapointed and not what I expect the standard of a Qantas codeshare airline to be."
Pros: "The Qantas service is generally good, and they do acknowledge Platinum members. Also the boarding delay was well advised."
Cons: "More the Dubai airport side, and the fact that the loung boarding arrangements are not intuitive."
Pros: "Efficient, reliable and good service overall."
Cons: "The crew do look about double the age of some other airlines and some (not all by any means) seem a bit over it. The return flight was much better than the outbound, on which the food seemed the same in premium as in economy, and was pretty ordinary."
Cons: "A bigger, more comfortable aircraft"
Pros: "No problem apart from left a tad late"
Cons: "Everything is good."
Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "Quick easy painless and on time"
Pros: "Great, love the ATRs"
Pros: "Good seat, plenty of space for my long legs."
Cons: "Boarding was a little disorganized."
Cons: "No seatback monitor."
Pros: "Leave and Arrived on time"
Cons: "Glad to have an isle seat"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Food VERY basic SErvice just OK"
Cons: "We still in Auckland as without any notification airline staff has cancelled our ticket and we had so much drama at the airport and we couldn’t catch the flight and we had to come back home please explain why this is happened? Contact email- firstname.lastname@example.org"
Pros: "Love the inclusion of one checked bag in the ticket price. Like the free snack and hot drink."
Pros: "Love economy X on VA!! MCY is awesome to fly out of. Small and easy"
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."
Pros: "arrived on time crew were polite and friendly."
Cons: "when boarding the plane from rear maybe passengers in the front should board first to save the mayhem."
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: "They lost my luggage"
Pros: "The lumbar support in the Virgin seat makes all the difference, plus the info re toilets, either get up now or wait till food service stops, and the instruction to put seat in upright position for eating much appreciated. I also LOVED the unexpected brilliant in-house video of psychology. Dr Andrew Ley(?) Food was great, nothing ridiculous, hot tasty and healthy. I liked there was no over packaging that took up my tray table room. Jetstar is a torture chamber with those seats that cause your back to curl over."
Pros: "nice aircraft. hosts were promt to address any issue."
Cons: "lack of movie options especially hindi movies"
Cons: "I don’t think it’s acceptable to not give any food on a 6 hour flight. Also to pay for food we need to wait for the cart. I sat hungry for awhile."
Pros: "Flight was delayed for 2 and a half hours. Ground staff were rude and dismissive and just huddled together to chat to each other and joke."
Cons: "Ground service - once airborne it was ok"
Cons: "Delayed departure."
Pros: "Every employee I've met has made my trip seamless and delightful. Your employees are very professional. Wish you were in the US!!"
Cons: "Breakfast "cafe style" was just soggy bread. Not edible. The interface on the inflight screen is very, very fiddly....many, many touches required to get your show as it kept defaulting to the show under the next arrow."
Pros: "everything was great, more movie options would be better"
Pros: "I could not board the plane because the ticket was cancelled. I want my money NOW. I had to pay for a ticket at the counter and almost was left out. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE WITH KAYAK."
Cons: "I could not board the plane because the ticket was cancelled. I want my money NOW. I had to pay for a ticket at the counter and almost was left out. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE WITH KAYAK"
Pros: "Boarding speed"
Pros: "Plane an easy boarding process. Attendant was very helpful when processing our baggage with an interrupting phone we jad to take."
Cons: "Waiting time on transfer Staff attitude"
Pros: "Boarding was good"
Cons: "Checking in was unfriendly"
Pros: "I liked everything but my chair was very uncomfortable but otherwise everything was great the staff were really good too"
Cons: "Uncomfortable chair"
Pros: "Kept us informed of progress, snacks and drinks, upgrade to extra legroom at no charge"
Pros: "Easy check-in, on-time arrival"
Cons: "The snacks are very boring."
Pros: "Glad I wasnt conecting internationally..Plane problems..Other airlines might have offerred some compensation for 2.5 hrs late.."
Cons: "Otherwise fine"
Cons: "Didn't clearly mention to me that I have to buy extra ticket for my luggage. It is a cheap plane, but the expense actually is not cheap."
Pros: "Everyone was super helpful and friendly."
Pros: "Great flight, average food."
Pros: "Prompt take off after seeing the jetstar flights around us being delayed"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about 5*"
Pros: "the crew inside the plane"
Cons: "the supervisor in Darwin... no empathy, assumed I was lying due to the fact that some idiot in the call centre didn't put something in the history, indicated that I must be dumb since I should know better (BTW I am quoting verbatim) .. WOULD NOT GIVE ME A MANAGERS NAME IN ORDER FOR ME TO SPEAK TO THEM"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats too small and rows so close I couldn't put my knees together. I am only 6'2" tall. Luckily the person in front didn't try to recline"
Pros: "Virgin terminal"
Pros: "On time. Courteous employees."
Cons: "Baggage charge of $70 Australian dollars was an unpleasant surprise. Had 3 bags. All other airlines on this trip went by weight, not number of bags and charged zero."
Pros: "Good points : Staff Aircraft Boarding Seating WiFi entertainment"
Cons: "Bad points: Meals/drinks (just ok....) Coffee :( (don't even think of it)"
Pros: "Friendly male flight attendants. Comfortable seating, though plane was noisy (we did have noise cancelling earphones which helped)."
Cons: "One very grumpy - didn't acknowledge with words any question or comment - female flight attendant. Not a very good selection of video options."
Cons: "They had a massive storm in Sydney that delayed the departure of the plane from there but originally it was only going to be 15 mins then it was half hour then after two hours the plane had arrived and we went through to boarding lounge for about ten minutes only for them to say the flight was cancelled due to them running out of workers hours. Then they said they we all had to go find our own accommodation and they accept no responsibility as it was due to the weather. To top it all off they told us to be back by 7 only to find out they had already delayed that flight and didn't even tell anyone so we were all lined up and nobody knew what was going on"
Pros: "The stewards were very pleasant."
Pros: "Nothing - terrible airline"
Cons: "In flight entertainment, free water, less strict on carry on weight"
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: "Sunshine Coast airport is so small getting through security is a five minute process."
Cons: "Their luggage policy is a joke. Boarding is a cluster. Cheap airline."
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."
Cons: "The entire experience"
Pros: "The service was terrible. The entire experience was really incredibly disappointing. I will never book Jetstar again."
Cons: "They charged me the price of my ticket because my carry on weighed too much. The staff was very rude!"
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: "Not only did you cost me one days work, but you also lost my bag and your ground staff didn't care. All she wanted to do was go home. Matt"
Cons: "Boarding was late and congested Not organized"
Cons: "Late 2 hrs going to noosa. Cancel flight coming home. Then replace flight delayed 2 hrs as well"
Cons: "All food and drink service needed to be purchased. Had an issue with a lost wallet left on the plane, and limited help in retrieving it."
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"
Pros: "I liked the atmosphere and safety"
Cons: "The food isn't that good"
Cons: "Who knows the weight of the bag ahead of time. Should allow for bags to be check day of without penalty."
Pros: "Friendly crew, budget price"
Cons: "No drink service at all"
Pros: "The entertainment was free."
Cons: "Paying $50 to process my Visa at the counter."
Pros: "We boarded and left on time. Crew was very pleasant."
Cons: "They only allow 7kg carry on which forced us to check 2 bags @ $30 each. It's just to extract money. It looked like a reasonable fare but by the time we paid fees, seats and luggage, another airline would be a better choice. They chatged us a $60 "third party" between Queenstown and Cairns. Ridiculous...I won't fly with them again."
Pros: "To get a drink faster - preorder online when booking"
Cons: "$15 per kilogram charge for over weight luggage is a rip off"
Cons: "Was charged 50$ at check in at airport for luggage. It was a carry on size they said it was over weight had flown with same items on several different airlines, Quantas, American, and virgin no one else stop me. If this is how they get the ticket cheap, just state that upfront. So I know and am not surprised at airport."
Cons: "Boarding on tarmac in the rain, no cover over walkway. Smallest and tightest seating in the airline business."
Pros: "Fairly efficient, cheaper price."
Cons: "Had employee going down boarding line with a scale charging extra $50 if you were over their ridiculously low weight limit for a carry on bag. Had no problem with same bag on numerous other airlines."
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: "Departing with 2 hour delay was unacceptable. Had to purchase a new ticket on a different airline."
Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "Delayed more than 1hr"
Cons: "There is no service at all! The crew is mediocre!"
Cons: "Need to include luggage fee on price."
Cons: "There was no entertainment"
Cons: "Nothing but the fair is included"
Pros: "Excellent entertainment system."
Cons: "Paying for seat and Niger luggage"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "The flight was canceled, BUT they put us on a later flight and sent an email and text message to let us know, then gave us food vouchers to use in the airport while we were waiting. So they did just about everything they could to make the delay acceptable."
Cons: "The flight was canceled... It would have been nice if the food vouchers could be used for alcohol... :-) Baggage fees at the airport are ridiculous ($15 per kilo). Make sure to prepay for your checked luggage."
Pros: "Crew were fine"
Cons: "Kids were literally using my seat as a jungle gym. Staff should have controlled kids"
Pros: "i would never travel to jetstar again they discriminate people we are indian we had some carry on bags they charge us extra they didm check any body els"
Pros: "Quick and efficient. Crew was great."
Cons: "Big discrimination singled us out from a line of 100 plus passengers and checked our carry on bag/s for weight. Air line representative said that we have 5 minutes to throw things or adjust bags or you r not going or pay 50 dollars each which we paid. These bags were the same we got from Sydney. We were on vacation and these guys ruined it. We definitely need to file complaint to some agency for not checking any one else carry on in that line except ours. Many passengers had heavy bags than ours. Pls do not recommend this jet star to anyone."
Pros: "Exactly at time"
Pros: "Timely, warm friendly crew, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Flying out of Avalon Airport in Melbourne. Too far out of the way."
Pros: "Llegue a destino"
Cons: "Si no pagas no hay ni agua"
Pros: "even thought they departed late we landed on time"
Cons: "both flights departed late"
Pros: "It took off and landed safely"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "The staff were very good."
Cons: "I booked a seat and did not get the seat l had booked."
Pros: "Speed of boarding (using front and back doors is brilliant!). Quality of airplane, crew and facilities is all first rate."
Pros: "Was on time and I personally did not run into any problems."
Cons: "wish flights could be like ten mins from aussie to NZ.... :-)"
Pros: "They got me to the same location at essentially the same time as another airline, for a lower price."
Cons: "Everyone boards all at once."
Cons: "Complete incompetence, a goat redeo"
Airlines flying from Maroochydore to Sydney have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Maroochydore to Sydney
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Maroochydore to Sydney