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Average price round-trip

$1,646 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$723 or less

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Top airline flying Melbourne Avalon to Los Angeles

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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

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Slightly more legroom"

Cons: "I was seated in business class - the attendant gave my special order food to another guest and gave me something else instead. I could have gotten very ill from this, and notified the flight attendant who shrugged it off and walked off."

Cons: "Our bags were put on the wrong belt and we didn't receive them for over an hour."

Pros: "Vegetarian food was good!"

Pros: "Gracious flight attendants. Gluten free meals were good too."
Cons: "Only wish they had WiFi on the plane."

Cons: "Seats too closely squashed together Screen faulty towards end of flight Tried unsuccessfully to check in online - did not get an aisle seat which I specifically requested all along"

Pros: "The crew had to restart the entertainment system four times the Boeing 747 was nowhere near as comfortable as the Airbus we flew over from Los Angeles on"

Pros: "The crew was lovely. Food was good, but the presentation is not what it used to be. Rushed. Flight was nice and smooth."
Cons: "Plane was a little dated. Boarding the flight in Sydney was a bit chaotic. No fruit like they usually have. Not everything on the menu card was provided."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Poor boarding procedure in Melbourne. Delay badly handled, missed important connection. Business class inflight entertainment dos not work!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "All round excellent"

Cons: "Nothing. Probably the best airline flown"

Pros: "I liked flying with Qantas, crew service was okay, food was okay, however, ticketing agents were very helpful during both departure and arrival."
Cons: "Crew was a little rude to cabin passengers, airline points didn't transfer well, and food was a little bland."

Pros: "I arrived in Melbourne 9 hours after I was scheduled to. The flight was severely delayed out of NYC and then I missed my connection out of LA and flew to Sydney instead. I was offered a $20 voucher for food at jfk, and that was it."
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Quick and easy to board Overall everything was good Food was above average Crew were accommodating and friendly"
Cons: "Headphones poor quality"

Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "can not think of any."

Pros: "Crew was nice, food was plentiful and good"
Cons: "Movie selection not currant enough, my daughter flew the same route on another carrier and entertainment was much better. Difficult to hear my program with the earphones provided."

Pros: "The special meals for my son and daughter were amazing!"

Cons: "The Melbourne connecting plane left without waiting for the 90 people who got off the LA flight 2 minutes after the plane departed."

Pros: "check in, boarding, and baggage claim was relatively quick"
Cons: "online check in did not work at 9pm before the flight- i was unable to select a seat woman at the check in counter was not friendly. i also asked if it was possible to have a window seat and she said " i dont think there are any available" *prints boarding pass* rather than "let me check" *checks seats* food options were limited- in past experiences with qantas i wouldve assumed meal was chicken or beef and a vegetarian option. this flight was fish pork or beef. fish and pork are polarizing proteins for many people. fish is also malodorous."

Pros: "What did I like - getting off the plane."
Cons: "After booking via QANTAS the seats allocated were the last seats on the plane and did not recline. One of the TV monitors did not work and the checking in at the airport was third world."

Pros: "The staff & getting my questions answered. Also, food! Thanks to Qantas!"

Pros: "customer service at airport and flight crew was are oustanding"
Cons: "took too long to get baggage (car seat) in oversize"

Pros: "The food was very nice. Even though there was no choices given, I really enjoyed what was offered."
Cons: "There wasn't too much I didn't like. Staff could have been a bit more friendly perhaps, but overall a very enjoyable flight."

Pros: "Touchscreen entertainment food and drinks. Great movie selections. Fantastic experience!!"

Pros: "Entertainment fine"
Cons: "Seats crowded Got sick after one of the meals"

Pros: "Plane was fairly new so all electronics worked."
Cons: "Vegetarian meals were poorly conceived and kid friendly. Staff were surly and unfriendly... It should also be noted this was an American Airlines flight. Qantas now sub contracting I guess."

Pros: "Excellent food and snacks, great service for the most part, and attendants seem to actually enjoy their jobs. This flight would have felt much longer with poor service."
Cons: "One flight attendant near the kitchen area was quite noisy and seemed rushed and a bit rude, but the others were very lovely and courteous."

Pros: "The. Confort of the seats"
Cons: "The meals schedule and the portion. Only one full meal on a 14 hrs flight not sufficent. Espaciallhy that we have to wait 1 h in the plane before depqrting due to an electrical issue. Snacks were served on regular basis but are quite questionable ( apple, M&M, mini burger, not sifficient drink offered except for water."

Pros: "We got no support in respect to the visa issue w AND When we got stuck trying to check-in and called Qantas we were kept on hold for 30 min with no interactio n and then was told nothing could be done. My wife could not board and went home"

Pros: "The flight was about 12.5 hrs from Sydney to Los Angeles. It was economy and they provided dinner and breakfast and snacks in between. There was not a lot of leg room but more than most airlines provide in economy. They provided movies and like entertainment including the headsets at no charge. Meals and entertainment at no charge is a plus for them when most airlines are charging for everything but the air you breathe during the flight."

Pros: "Qantas entertainment system was excellent, very up to date. broad selection of movies and TV shows, good selection of music as well. The AA flight on a 737-800 was unexpectedly excellent, the seats are very comfortable, spacious, and the entertainment system superb."
Cons: "for the Qantas flight, seats were abysmal for a 15hr flight. These are similar to the intolerable seats and spacing for domestic (US) flights on legacy carriers (although, American is now radically changing seat dimensions and comfort on the 737-800). For a 6hr flight, it is not tolerable. For a 15hr non-stop flight, it is punishing. The Qantas A380-200 is no longer a new plane. The seat hardware is tired, lumpy, stiff, back-breaking. This could be improved by more space per seat, but it is not. I am 6'3" (189cm) and not at all fat (75kg), but the amount of seating space was tight. Again, this is an inconvenience for a short flight, and absolutely punishing on a long, 15hr, flight. It was not a cheap flight, and surely some updated seats can be put in, with fewer rows. By contrast, I flew back to US on Air New Zealand, and was entirely comfortable on a 12hr leg on very modern and spacious seats in the lowest economy class seat, on a 777 plane for a much cheaper fare."

Pros: "The flight was on time and very comfortable with tons of food and snacks and great entertainment options."

Cons: "I had an awful experience. The seats lean too far back and the person in from of you crushes you're open your laptop? You also can barely get out of the seat and if the person in front of you is leaned back. Also my luggage took 35min and I missed my connection and had to wait 6hrs for my next flight."

Pros: "Crew"

Cons: "Malfunctioning video. Old tiny screens."

Cons: "Poor seating, a critical issue on long flights. I was one of two people on the entire jumbo jet that was seated in the middle seat of a full row. Other rows were empty."

Pros: "Crew was AMAZING. Food great. Both much better than the flight over."
Cons: "Biggest plane in the world and still no room for a 5'4" woman."

Pros: "I really liked the costant food, snacks and water being offered through out the flight. I also appreciated the customer support when Quantas was forced to change my flight plans."

Pros: "The entertainment..."
Cons: "The cargo door got stuck and I luggage was not delivered in time for me to catch my next flight. Then there was only two people at the counter to book passengers on another flight and one of the booking agent was tied up trying to find another flight for two children that had missed their connecting flight. Later more agents appeared. Nevertheless, the supervisor was asking one of her subordinates on how to input certain data into the system in order to change my flight. I feel that the agent should have been able to input the data without having to rely on other employees. American airlines was not very helpful in trying to expedite the booking process. I tried to use my express pass and was told by an American airline agent that I had enough time to stand in line. When it was my turn to book my flight to Charlotte, I was informed that I would not have enough time to make the flight. Then I was sent to the customer service line and had to wait another 30 to 40 minutes to resolve this matter. In the process I miss my appointment with my attorneys and Charlotte and this special meeting had to be rescheduled for next Saturday. Thereby, requiring me to drive from South Carolina to North Carolina which is about five hours or more round trip. I was so tired that once I arrive to Charlotte I had to stay in a motel for the evening because I was to exhausted to drive home. I had saved for this trip over a three-year periodI saved and this Esperance was the worst customer service that I have ever received. In closing, thank you for giving me an opportunity to express my oppinion regarding the customer service that I would provide it on this trip."

Pros: "Everything from the crew to constant treats. Entertainment computer was very good as well."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great."

Pros: "I thought the service was good."
Cons: "The people checking in bags were impolite and not informative."

Pros: "1st class care from chief steward John. I travelled with a sick child and was given 110% service that included an upgrade, pedialyte and O2 for my child, and regular "checks" on us. Absolutely outstanding service!!"
Cons: "We were originally seated next to a huge (300lb?) passenger, who "overflowed" onto my seat (requiring 2 seatbelts to secure her). (The person in front of her couldn't recline her seat fully or she would have crushed her stomach!)"

Cons: "We did not get our assigned seats. We checked in 2 hours prior and it was "to early" to obtain boarding pass with seat assignment and we were told to wait at gate area and they would give seat assignments. We are very unhappy with the back row where the seats did not recline at all!! Dreading the return flight for that reason. When we checked in at St. Louise we were not able to use kiosk because it did not recognize do he Quantas flight numbers and personnel checked us in. We were pleased our checked baggage was sent thru to Melbourne, but surprised that we could not get seat assigned at that point."

Pros: "Crew was great, as well as entertainment. Food also good."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess. Also the check in. A lot of room for improvement there."

Pros: "The pilot and flying was good - nice flight."
Cons: "Most of the crew were fabulous; however, seated in bulkhead, we had NO service for the first two HOURS of this flight. I had to go back myself to get a beverage. Seats are punishingly small in width, so even with bulkhead seats, it was difficult to get comfortable for this 14 hour flight. Note: I am a normal weight person. Those who had an extra 15 pounds or more felt squished. Food was mostly yucky. A few things were somewhat edible. 10 year old boy seated behind me kept kicking the seat - found out later that it was also jarring due to having GAMES on the headrest. Idiocy personified. His constant poking of the screen BEHIND MY HEAD made for an ugly flight until I asked his mother to swap seats with him. Very frustrating. Kids should be in a sequestered area....together."

Cons: "I always find that the qantas crew are not very nice"

Pros: "Excellent service!!"

Pros: "Crew were great. Blankets and pillow best we have had."
Cons: "Midnight snack mini hotdog and hamburger were tasteless."

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