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$178 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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Top airlines flying Melbourne Avalon to Adelaide

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7.9
Qantas Airways
Overall score based on 4,864 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Absolutely hopeless baggage delivery/collection. Almost as long as the flight"

Cons: "I pay for the airspace above my seat - I didn't get it! Flight attendant obese and not me twice. QF need to lock their cattle class seat backs - insufficient seat pitch to allow leaning."

Pros: "Very friendly crew."

Pros: "The crew were friendly and very helpful. Good choice of movies, tv shows, podcasts and music."
Cons: "When the person in front put his seat back there was no room at all for me. He had it back for the whole 12 hour flight except when the staff asked him to put it up for service."

Cons: "I paid extra to pick a seat so I can sit with my friends and once I boarded the plane I realized it had been changed. So I spent $60 for nothing. Why charge for seat assignment if it will change??!!"

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: "Not much to like other than access to Cathay pacific lounge at SFO Over booked about 50 seats fights in the aisles security on board blamed on a computer glitch delayed over 2 1/2 hours Business class old uncomfortable seats. After flying Singapore business last week I was appalled at what quantas had for the same price I’m dreading my flight back home on quantas I won’t fly them again"

Pros: "Consistently good"
Cons: "2,hr delay - weather"

Pros: "Tge flight and landing were uneventful"
Cons: "One hour delay taking off. Departure gate change. Cramped seating. When plane totally loaded, further wait for ground crew to load baggage. No refreshments until way late due to delay. Water should have been offered during the delay due to loading."

Cons: "Why have priority baggage when it doesn’t seem to work, except in inverse proportions"

Pros: "everything was lovely"
Cons: "the outdated on flight entertainment system"

Cons: "Only podcasts, couldn't find music to listen to while I worked."

Pros: "Excellent customer service !! Great crew down the back !!! (Except they didn’t want to take my banana peel when collecting rubbish?). Will have to carry off plane which is annoying ?!?"
Cons: "Entertainment system not working for our row of seats"

Cons: "In flight wifi and entertainment didnt work"

Pros: "Seat space and leg room Food and service"

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

Cons: "Flight was nearly an hour late leaving."

Cons: "The gate displayed on the boards in the departures area did not match the actual gate (17C). Confused a lot of passengers as the gate displayed was through the international area. Limited seating at the gate."

Cons: "Flight delayed no updates in lounge then was rung to ask where i was as bostding closed. Told girl on phone on way bit thete was no flight status on tv in lounge... basically didnt believe me.. rude!!"

Pros: "As before great assist with wheel-chair support"

Pros: "The staff did the best they could to accommodate everyone on a full flight in economy. The passenger in front of me had a failed entertainment system and the staff handled it very well."
Cons: "The leg room is obviously minimal in economy but compared to Singapore Airlines this was cramped and when the seat in front reclines it's almost impossible to find a comfortable position if you're over 5 foot 9! food was below par."

Cons: "Seat was quite uncomfortable for a long flight. Would be nice if the window arm rest could fold up."

Cons: "Dash 8 looked tried. Seats need an update"

Pros: "Friendly crew and great food"
Cons: "Not applicable"

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"

Pros: "Good flight. Staff was excellent and attentive."

Pros: "I watched heaps of movies and programs."

Pros: "Known quality and reliable service It was all right."
Cons: "Entertainment is bring your own screen if you want to see the programme"

Cons: "Lack of ipads for inflight entertainment"

Pros: "Overall, one of the best international flying experiences I have ever had."

Cons: "The check in process for baggage at Sydney."

Pros: "The Wide Body 747, the friendliness of the Crew. The Food and Entertainment was Excellent Embarking and Disembarking was Fast and Orderly"
Cons: "Turbulence along the Route"

Cons: "Did not have any meal for the 2h45m flight"

Pros: "Great customer service on board the plane. Super service at check in."
Cons: "Liked everything"

Pros: "First Lounge is good."
Cons: "Seats are old, lumpy and don't work half the time."

Pros: "Great selection of entertainment. Good pillows."
Cons: "I had a flight Auckland-London, booked through Emirates but operated by Qantas. The flight got to London with a delay of 2 hours 20 min, because they made us wait 2 hours 20 min more than planned in Dubai, where incidentally all the other Emirates flights had no delay, only our Qantas one. This made me lose my next flight (to Luxembourg) and have to pay for a new flight and stay that night in London. Since I had booked them separately, no one helped or offered any compensation."

Pros: "So easy to get from international to domestic. Which was such a releif when trying to get home to a family emergency"

Pros: "Attentive crew Loved that they ranged in ages and races I also loved that the crew were helpful and cheery Crew interacted with my daughter well and always stopped to talk or smile at my daughter as they walked past Qantas are truly the best!"

Pros: "Again, top quality service and support from all qantas employees. Good was yum also! And the Rv made time go by fast."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight got cancelled at 2:30am and then I had to try and find another flight rather than the airline automatically rescheduling me"

Pros: "Landing with strong winds went well."
Cons: "No seat pillows"

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: "All"
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: "On time and efficient."
Cons: "No GF food choices offered - always try asking for a bit of fruit if what's on offer doesn't suit."

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

Pros: "Everything. Personal service, excellent food and entertainment plus very comfortable."

Cons: "7hr+ stopover for a trip that takes 4.5hrs to drive. Next time I'll just drive and park at the airport."

Pros: "Seats comfortable and seats good and staff friendly"
Cons: "Nil entertainment if you didn't have an iPad or downloaded the entertainment app which you would expect more in business class."

Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "Late boarding, small sits"

Cons: "plane was over an hr late due to tire needing changing. Staff we unapologetic about it."

Cons: "A little more leg room"

Pros: "Seats were fairly comfy"
Cons: "Who eats mandarins on a plane i ask you???"

Pros: "They cancelled return flight and were rude when I tried to rebook; they also weigh luggage and charge extra; had one kind agent who helped; won’t fly again and won’t use cheap flights"

Cons: "Flights to & from Sydney to Melbourne were ok!"

Cons: "Our departure was 30 minutes late."

Pros: "Quick and easy boarding at AVV Airport."
Cons: "Seats were slightly uncomfortable but fine for short flight. There was no entertainment. The crew could have been more enthusiastic."

Pros: "The seating was comfortable"

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"

Pros: "yes it was"
Cons: "Music!!"

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

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

Pros: "Travel good"
Cons: "There was a delate"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. Flight delayed 3.5 hours"

Pros: "Very nice"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Check in was quick easy and we boarded fast"
Cons: "No complimentary drinks"

Pros: "Accommodating crew & staff. She tried to help add ff miles at airport and when I thought I had lost my p'port tried helping. (I had put it in other side pouch & misplaced it). Found just prior to boarding. First time Jetstar, cheap and what I expected. Overnight Bali to ADL. My carry-on was under 7 kg & small 11 kg bag I checked ahead online for under $50 US. Already have booked economy fare to DRW, also CAIRNS."
Cons: "Staging, signboard postings. Moved around before shuttle bus out to plane, stairs."

Pros: "Good crew, easy flight. Front and rear plane entrance and exit."
Cons: "You have to pay exorbitant amounts for food and drink - no complimentary anything."

Cons: "didnt answer baggage questions ahead of time and wasn't clear on website, ended up costing over $100 *extra* to check bags than anticipated due to this - long lines, poor customer service"

Pros: "There is nothing to like about the trip - glad I made it."
Cons: "Baggage handling, treatment and flight crew should all be avoided"

Pros: "Quick and easy flight"
Cons: "Plane was old and seats weren't the comfortable"

Pros: "Leg room"

Cons: "Since more chairs have been added there is no leg room! My husband had difficulty getting in and out. We will not be flying jet star for longer flights"

Pros: "Very pleasant staff on board and land crew. Difficult to judge food as it was only a snack and as the flight was only just over the hour there was no entertainment ."

Pros: "Easy check in, child's play room even though we are not parents, spacious lobby"
Cons: "No comment"

Cons: "They don't tell you at the desk that they'd charge 50 dollars at the gate if you bring more than total 7 kilo of all your luggages"

Cons: "Do not recommend, beware of non standard baggage rules. Book baggage online 3hours before the flight"

Pros: "The ice with my champagne"
Cons: "Delayed for 4 hours with no nappies for my 1 year old ... no priority boarding for families with shattered children ... lying boarding staff Vallentyn or something like that ... no ability to check in online due to a message saying we had a special request ... we didn't and have checked online to HNL and SIN recently with JQ without a problem."

Cons: "I was charged $250 for luggage because my wife and I each had a 50 lb. Suitcase. A massive rip off. I will avoid Jetstar whenever possible."

Cons: "Delayed departure which affected my travel plans"

Pros: "Plane was unable to get to a gate after landing but we were kept informed."
Cons: "Paying four dollars for an orange juice."

Cons: "They don't serve glass of water,want to sell small bottle for 4$"

Pros: "The price is decent and I like that Jetstar supports World Vision!"
Cons: "Don't expect a comfortable flight."

Pros: "Smooth boarding. Mostly on time and friendly staff for most the journey. No major complaints"
Cons: "Seats have less leg room than air asia. :("

Pros: "Their website and web check in is too basic!"

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 was charged $300 and forced to check my bag (weighing less than 50 pounds) and my carry on. These charges were absolutely not predictable."

Cons: "Not understanding that online baggage allowance was for checked bags; then having to pay, at the counter, $50/bag and $15 for extra weight over 15 kg. was unreasonably exorbitant. Especially, as there was a notice stating the extra weight was for anything over 20 kgs."

Cons: "it is pitiful practice to charge baggage fees that are almost as much as the airfare. not an honourable practice. will take my money elsewhere."

Pros: "I liked that we arrived safely and on time."
Cons: "Where to begin? Paying for baggage checked, paying for carry-on, paying to reserve a seat, no seat back pocket at any seat, paying for anything you want to eat or drink, even a cup of water is not provided-/you must pay. It would not surprise me if oxygen masks were needed that there would be a charge. I basically despise being nickled and dimed at every turn."

Pros: "Easy boarding from front and rear of plane."
Cons: "Extra fees for baggage, very high $$."

Cons: "Jetstar nickels and dimes you to death. $4.00 for a cup of coffee as an example."

Pros: "The planes were comfortable and boarding was easy. Staff was very gracious. I only gave the food and entertainment 1 star because there really wasn't any. But we weren't looking for any for the price we paid."

Pros: "Pilot did an outstanding job while landing in Sydney! Smoothest landing during my recent 11 leg journey...5 of which were jet star."
Cons: "I was charged $50 and made to check a bag that I had previously carried on during 5 other flights."

Pros: "Exactly at time"

Cons: "I was charged $50 for luggage on the flight. They don't offer water or food options on the flight, and a 5 hour flight should offer at least something! The flight was an hour delayed without warning or notification. Terrible experience"

Pros: "Timely, warm friendly crew, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Flying out of Avalon Airport in Melbourne. Too far out of the way."

Cons: "Beware of excess baggage fees!"

Pros: "even thought they departed late we landed on time"
Cons: "both flights departed late"

Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"

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