Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to Asia
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|December||Most popular time to fly (26% more expensive on average)|
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|$799||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Melbourne to Asia. Confirm policies on booking site.
LATAM Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Melbourne to Asia.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "the crew is fine. The seat was OK standard."
Cons: "Food was not good on my way back to L.A. Food was no flavor, pork cut up way too big, prefer having small piece of meat soaked up flavor sauce."
Cons: "Poor customer service and lack of care for loyal passengers"
Pros: "crew was pushing , no time in an rush all the time"
Cons: "service level"
Pros: "Crew were amazing and great entertainment"
Cons: "Boarding could be better"
Cons: "Raise the cabin temperature"
Cons: "On time would be better."
Pros: "Good food. Friendly staff efficient airports."
Cons: "Confusion at check in on baggage constrains. Conflict between what the agent told us and what was documented on our ticket contract. Plane very cold Unable to recline seats for much of the flight under guidance of flight attendants. Unable to sleep as a result."
Cons: "Seats after 1st hr, will feel uncomfortable"
Pros: "Helpful with our 2 year old"
Cons: "Baby change area is very small"
Cons: "Nothing comment."
Cons: "crew isnt very careful in serving the food but its not really that bad. but im just comparing it from my previous flights so i think that group of FA's can do better. And the food was served a bit a late so they dont have time to serve hot beverage anymore."
Cons: "For business class SQ, the crew service was severely sub-par. Seat arrangement same as in bigger 777, so actual space is much shorter and therefore uncomfortable for sleeping and lounging."
Pros: "Crew were really lovely and friendly. A bit of spacee on the plane which always helps"
Cons: "Nothing Better than average flight"
Pros: "I like everything in Singapore airlines"
Pros: "Efficiency, good."
Cons: "Flight way too cold"
Pros: "Although business was full, it was quiet. Cabin chief was very helpfull and professional."
Cons: "food choices are not bad. TV screens are super bad. Resoulition is almost from 90's era first flat screens! One stewardess had friends in business. a couple sitting one after another in window seats. She spent most of her time chatting with them, taking photos while we were trying to sleep."
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, crew extremely curtious and helpful."
Cons: "Plane was an older model and I did not have strength to recline seat. Quality of seat back screens poor and hand sets difficult to navigate for a technophobe like Ma."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines is so wildly overrated. The service is frequently poor, and the cabin environment dirty and old unless flying on their very latest planes. Even their A380s are now stale and musty. Not nice."
Pros: "Better flight as bigger craft and no neighbours in my row so I got some sleep."
Cons: "My moslem meal selection wasn’t provided onboard"
Cons: "Short and sweet. Flight left on time and landed about 15 mins early. Crew was wonderful"
Pros: "smooth boarding process excellent enterntainment offered food is also quite good"
Cons: "seats seem to get smaller, less comfortable then I am used to with Singapore Airlines"
Pros: "Service was great on both sectors"
Cons: "Premium economy seat is still not comfortable enough in comparison with economy."
Pros: "I like everything crew, etc"
Cons: "Nothing reallly"
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "lot of turbulence, uncomfortable ride"
Cons: "entertainment system was good"
Pros: "As a frequent flyer, I have found out that the few dollars i spend more on SQ is well worth it"
Pros: "Five Star Singapore Service on board the aircraft."
Pros: "Everything else"
Cons: "Food was less than marginal"
Pros: "Flight time"
Pros: "Easy red eye flight, just slept the whole way"
Cons: "Singapore airline is always awesome. Crew professional and very caring"
Pros: "Boarding was great. Staff was cordial. Excellent flight."
Pros: "comfort, food, flatbed, movie choice. a quality aircraft, that is why i choose Singapore. i fly to Europe every year, and have flown with many different carriers, so i speak from experience when I say I prefer to fly Singapore as they are number one."
Cons: "they walked past me twice with introductory drinks without stopping and offering me one, I then had to ask for one.. not good. the younger staff need to develop the wonderful standard of the older staff."
Pros: "Staff were very attentive and checked in on us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Food was great and ammenities kept spotless."
Cons: "Older plane not so comfortable for a long flight. Movies, not much choice and far away from seat."
Cons: "Cabin little bit cold"
Pros: "more room in the seats - excellent hostesses who are so friendly and helpful - lovely food."
Pros: "Top notch service. Very comfortable in business class. Very attentive. Would definitely fly with them again."
Pros: "Friendly efficient staff. plane 777 business class seat comfortable, and flat bed, once you figured out how to operate it was also comfortable. Food was good but not excellent compared to previous flights."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines business class lounge in Melbourne was less than impressive and the food was atrocious. Lounge in Singapore was large but still overcrowded. Amenities much better and the food was plentiful and interesting."
Pros: "Brand new aircraft, excellent service and food"
Cons: "J class seat, 12A window. Top of my seat curled around my sides, which blocked vision thru 1.5 of the 3 windows I had access to. The enclosure also protuded into my left bicep when I had my elbow resting on the arm rest. Table on my right hand side was too close to my body, and to high to reach a drink easily, I literally had to lift my whole right arm to pick up a glass."
Pros: "crew very helpful with seating service on board also good"
Cons: "head phones for entertainment very uncomfortable Food not to my taste"
Pros: "The crew and the little things like blanket, pillow, hot towels etc that is just standard. The food was great except the bread rolls Entertainment system was fantastic"
Cons: "They seemed to miss a whole section with immigration cards which delayed my party of travellers when we landed. The recline of the seat is huge, great for those wo recline, not so great for the person behind them"
Cons: "No entertaining at all, only old movies. The seats are very tight. There was a guy snoring during the flight keeping everybody awake. The breakfast was mediocre, just a a bun with fruit"
Pros: "Spacious economy class seating and great service"
Pros: "Flight crew great"
Pros: "Flight crew, food, boarding and entertainment great."
Cons: "Just didn't like the 7 hour delay for the flight. Nobody's fault."
Pros: "The trip was uneventful, with the usual excellent service."
Pros: "Singapore airline crew is always top notch in terms of service and attentiveness. It's a direct flight from Singapore to Canberra! Beats the layover in Sydney or Melbourne."
Cons: "Business class seats were uncomfortable compared to other business class. They're not lay flat seats, and I can't get the seat even close to flat because my feet jam in to the bottom of the seat in front of me. The food wasn't great, some of the meal which was supposed to be served hot was still cold."
Pros: "Flight was very comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing really. It is just hard work doing such a marathon flight."
Cons: "Entertainment system is way too old"
Pros: "Food was good. Wine was better."
Cons: "Couldn't get an aerobridge slot at BKK. Odd for the national carrier. Not great with bags, going down stairs, having to take a bus to the terminal."
Pros: "Food is always good on Thai airways flights and flights are always good value for money. Staff were friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Everything was outstanding"
Cons: "Moré communication about the long delay."
Pros: "Thai airways is always good, they are always one of our carriers of choice"
Cons: "Not sure why but the crew seemed a little grumpy today. In my experience, this is very unusual for Thai airways staff. Food was nice but not quite up to usual standard."
Pros: "The overall experience was good and relaxing."
Cons: "The toilet area could be better occupied to help skin dryness control."
Pros: "I was given an exit row at check in. Nobody tried to wake me up during the flight as sometimes happens on other airlines."
Pros: "Crew were fantastic and flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by around 15 mini"
Pros: "Crew was polite, food ok, wine good"
Cons: "More comfortable seats with a bit more leg room"
Pros: "Everything ran smoothly for the Melbourne to Bangkok leg of my flight. New plane, great entertainment, and great service."
Cons: "Overall great experience."
Pros: "Crew food excellent"
Cons: "Could not get comfortable in the seats"
Pros: "On time Comfortable seats Great service"
Pros: "New plane, nice. Entertainment system is good but limited selection"
Cons: "Gate very far away, a good 700 meter walk! And very long immigration queue."
Pros: "The crew were faultless; looking after your every need - food choices in Business superb. And time for rest."
Pros: "Everything was as usual. Boarding can be improve a bit."
Cons: "This time I found the food was below Thai Airways standard (which was usually good to great)."
Pros: "Professional staff and good food"
Cons: "Landing was a little bumpy"
Pros: "Ok plane, food was fine too"
Cons: "No gate at home airport when there's heavy rain? Even budget airlines pay for a gate, why not a star alliance member?"
Pros: "The flight was smooth and quick. The meals were delicious too"
Cons: "Long time getting through Frankfurt airport security"
Pros: "Overall, inflight service good except chief purser at the front of the aircraft rather arrogant. Others helpful, on delighting the a/c, ground staff helpful."
Cons: "All ok."
Pros: "ARN to BKK: Good crew, good seat (Thai Premium Economy - available Scandinavian flights only), on time departure and early arrival BKK."
Cons: "Food was tasty enough, but not hot when served (a common problem with many airlines) and only two options for Premium Economy. Entertainment options also limited."
Pros: "Loved the journey. It was excellent. Food, service were all good. Comfort of the journey was again excellent."
Cons: "There was a 30 minute delay at the gate for boarding which was not announced or informed."
Pros: "Aircrafts ...which are big"
Pros: "Entertainment choices were good"
Cons: "Dinner was tasteless and my cup of tea was bitter, too strong and a bit cold The cup of tea slid off the slippery, sloped table right into my lap, over my mobile phone and into my bag below. The staff didn’t seem to care. They admitted this happened a fair bit."
Cons: "No gate at landing, waiting for buses, long Immigration lines and then bags delayed. Time trying to get out of BKK was longer than the flight."
Cons: "Late departing, no gate, waiting, immigration jammed. Overall very bad."
Cons: "Waited for at the domestic check in for 40 minutes only to be told to check in at int terminal!! Absolutely ridiculous set up!!"
Pros: "Very efficient and attentive service . On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Old aircraft, 747 , seats very comfortable but no flat beds.. Choice of movies but mostly second grade."
Cons: "Our connection flight from Germany was changed and we were not informed meaning we land in Germany after the flight has departed. We're forced to buy a last minute flight with a different airline to ensure we do not miss our honeymoon plans"
Cons: "Being charged 5700baht on arrival check in for luggage. No mention of this as I booked through kayak!!!"
Pros: "Crew friendly"
Cons: "Poor food and boarding"
Pros: "The crew are very friendly and helpful. There was a variety of entertainment options, with recent films, tv shows and music options to keep you busy. I also thought the food options were good, too. You didn't go too long without being asked about a new beverage or meal, pretty satisfying."
Cons: "The comfort could have been better. I find myself a little fidgety on flights anyway but I also had a sore back and couldn't seem to find a way to get completely comfortable, but I have had worse!"
Pros: "According to the price, services was perfect"
Pros: "Everything was ok"
Pros: "on flight entertainment made the long flight easier to deal with"
Cons: "nothing everything was perfect"
Cons: "Bad onboard service"
Pros: "The service the food the comfort and the way.thai airways make you feel specisl......unlike quantas who make you.feel uncomfortable....they did not used to but since that little fat irishman joyce took over and put profit abouve people .....royal thai airways are among the best in the world.........."
Cons: "Late ,always late leaving and Landing"
Pros: "Service was friendly I had no one sitting next to me so was able to be comfortable Boarding was quick Entertainment could have more options but was still good"
Cons: "Didn't enjoy the options of food"
Pros: "The staff were great but couldn't rectify the entertainment."
Cons: "No entertainment as the movie wouldn't play or watch anything else."
Pros: "I really love Thai Air business class internal flights. Great seat layout like the long haul privacy. Thai Air staff always excellent and even on this 70 min flight they serve a hot Thai meal rather than cop out with sarnies. Also was llucky on the flight down to HKt was on a brand new Dreamliner, I think they were testing. Wow! Multi coloured calming lighting and no window blinds ! 5heh work electinically like polarised glasses! What next! Highly recommend Thai Air for business class."
Pros: "Comfort seat"
Pros: "Its a very good flight with good service and hospitality"
Cons: "I find the selection of movies and songs quite limited."
Pros: "Vegetarian food was ok. Crew was very polite and helping."
Cons: "Economy class Seat was hard, did not move back much, had very less leg room, thus uncomfortable, couldn't sleep on the flight"
Pros: "I got to the check-in counter about 15 minutes before the plane was set to take off. The staff was very understanding of this and I was able to get on with no issues. They even checked my massive luggage without any objections, despite the fact that I'm pretty sure it was about 8kg over the limit. If for some reason you don't bring a Kindle or something to occupy yourself with, they have a decent selection of movies. The food was also not bad. I ordered the seafood dish, which was decent. The staff seemed pretty responsive, and came along regularly to serve refreshments."
Cons: "I have long legs, so I was pretty uncomfortable throughout the entire 12+ hour flight, but that's what you're gonna get flying economy."
Pros: "It was drizzling, as is often the case in the monsoon season. There were so many clouds and I didn't expect Himalaya mountains. However, I was surprised to find majestic Mt. Everest! It was a great farewell gift from Nepal! After being impressed with Himalaya, I could enjoy movies during the flight."
Cons: "The seat pocket was broken."
Pros: "great service"
Cons: "Tight seat space."
Pros: "Clean, easy, and relatively efficient."
Cons: "It exceeded expectations for an internal domestic flight. We didn't use any entertainment facility on this short flight."
Cons: "The extra leg room seat I purchased was not as advertised. There was a row in front of it not show on the web diagram."
Cons: "Seats were teeny"
Pros: "Very attentive, friendly and multi-lingual crew. Everything was on time. Food was very good. Excellent."
Cons: "No landing form!!"
Cons: "Food was below average"
Cons: "Arriving on time"
Pros: "BC middles seats are good for couples and one of the better laid out BC’s. Service was good but maybe not as JAL, ANA, or SQ."
Cons: "The console storage/center tables was splattered with coke or coffee and was not properly wiped down during cleaning."
Cons: "Docking at an air bridge rather than taking a bus"
Cons: "The plane delay for 3 time"
Cons: "Need to have wifi on all their flights"
Pros: "CX crews are professional as they are very customer oriented"
Cons: "The ground services in Melbourne airport was really bad! Chaotic arrangements for boarding and especially unpleasant staffs!"
Pros: "Crew were friendly and premium economy seats were spacious and comfortable"
Cons: "Clean the toilets more regularly. One time, the floor was wet and not much paper left in the holders."
Cons: "terrible food - poor entertainment system with very mited choice - flight delayed as always"
Cons: "flight delayed as always"
Pros: "Easy check in and bag drop, staff available when help was needed. Felt comfortable enough to check myself in as every part of precessions was made clear"
Pros: "The seats are old .. the plane is old .. the flight was delayed 2 hours, food even in first class lounge is not apetising the menu has been cut significantly.. lettuce and tomato say that they are not sourced from China .. must be from India as the quality sucks"
Cons: "On time is an expectation that if you travel from HK to BKK on CX that it is always delayed .. common knowledge for people in Thailand.. this is bad"
Pros: "All gud"
Cons: "Extra things like toothpaste etc must have been provided to all"
Pros: "I don't know why now there was no little gift or stuff keep kids busy during the flight, but only movie."
Cons: "keep providing little gifts for kids"
Pros: "Good entertainment choices. Preferred check thru TSA. No one seating next to me."
Cons: "I don't think I will use Kayak again. You farmed out my booking to Voyama which spelled my name wrong. They refused to reissue my ticket with the correct spelling so I had to sweat out getting on board the airlines and now I have to sweat it out today because they again refused to reissue the ticket"
Pros: "not too bad"
Cons: "not too bad"
Cons: "The delay of one and a half hour has resulted in a loss of half a day of holiday. Without any compensation."
Pros: "very friendly staff"
Cons: "seats could be more comfortable for long flights, better food choice"
Pros: "same as previous answer"
Cons: "same as previous answer"
Pros: "Crew on leg from Melbourne to Hong Kong terrible - Hong Kong to Boston good"
Cons: "Put a Priority tag on our luggage; Have the Pasta meal for someone sitting in the second row of Premium Economy and then let me eat the economy meal that you substituted instead of interrupting me four times to give me the Premium Economy meal that you said you didn't have. Use a plane other than th"
Pros: "On time, safe, standard service"
Pros: "Very professional"
Pros: "Food was good, comfy seats. Nice crew."
Pros: "Very civilized flight from start to finish."
Pros: "Staff very professional"
Cons: "Touch screen not working, no entertainment on entire flight"
Pros: "The flight is on time"
Cons: "Immigration waiting time is long"
Pros: "The crew were friendly and efficient The flight left and arrived on time The plane was clean"
Cons: "The self service check in and baggage drop at Brisbane was not effective, requiring a lot of staff intervention and help"
Pros: "Inflight entertainment was excellent! Staff were very attentive."
Cons: "More choices in food and more leg room or ability to put legs up, had very swollen feet!"
Pros: "I always flew Cathy ...... since then .....the snack are always noodle and no other alternative ......."
Cons: "may be some bread .... cookies ....... chips ...... and fruit"
Pros: "Little more leg room!"
Pros: "The service from start to finish was superb. The flight to Hong Kong had the on board attendants at full service the whole journey. Blankets and pillows were supplied as standard and plenty of complimentary food. There was a genuine sense that the on board attendants wanted you to be as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "I can't think of anything really. Perhaps the seats could have slightly more leg room but hey. What can you expect from economy."
Cons: "Continues to be incinsistent and spotty service."
Pros: "I enjoyed the good check in service, and the excellent lounges. As always, the overall level of service on Cathay was good."
Cons: "The utterly appalling seats on Cathay's old B777s are unacceptable for a premium airline. Non-reclining economy seats which are desperately uncomfortable for any flight of more than 1 hour, and completely unsuitable for an overnight flight. These planes desperately need a refit. Best avoided until this has been completed. The flight was overbooked, and the cabin crew seemed stressed and very busy. As a long term frequent flyer with CX, this was a very disappointing experience."
Cons: "The system was unsatisfied by me, they made my name wrong on The ticket and say that was a flaut to me and I have to bear the extra cost to onboard. I never use it and recommend everybody not to use it anymore."
Pros: "Fantastic flight"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Great crew, great service"
Cons: "Could use a greater reclining angle in economy."
Cons: "Seats to small! Food subpar! I’ll stick with Korean Air in future!"
Pros: "Left on time arrived early. Staff excellent."
Pros: "Was in premium economy from Hong Kong to London. Fairly comfortable seats. Managed to sleep about 7 hours. Food was decent."
Cons: "Crew appear disinterested in the service."
Pros: "Efficiency of Operations, efficiency of service and attitude to pleasing customers, great choice of movies, excellent aircraft"
Cons: "For two hours flight food was adequate"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Cathay not the "cut above" it once was."
Pros: "Very efficient with the timing of take off and landing. The crew members were lovely and polite."
Cons: "The time was a bit awkward esp the overnight flight back from Colombo to Hong Kong left us shattered all day long as the seats are too small and congested which makes it difficult for us to sleep or even sit comfortably. Wish they arranged the flight to earlier times."
Pros: "I did get an upgrade and saw a pleasant movie"
Cons: "There were no immigration forms on board. When I asked for one, the hostess said there had been an announcent Mayybe there was one in mandarin but certainly not in english. A senior hostess cam later to apologize zaying the reason was that there were new forns since 1 Dec when leaving the plane, everyone was given old forms! All very unptofessional..."
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Poor food and very basic (old movies) entertainment - always delayed"
Pros: "The airline crew. Very attentive and immaculate"
Pros: "Movies good Boarding and luggage retrieval good"
Cons: "Arrived an hour late Was another passengers fault tho but annoying"
Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour and boarding was slow due to only using one aircraft door."
Pros: "Baggage allowance is good and cause of choice this airline but bad staff specially the check in"
Cons: "I hate the ground crew.. with bad behavior and uncooperative- plane no entertainment.. you must used app with your telephone"
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly and responsive."
Cons: "1. Better seats than mine flew empty, while I sat wedged in a full row, behind a wailing infant and ahead of a kicking toddler. 2. The meal choice was between a rice bowl and a salad, both served bereft of any sides, bread, or dessert. 3. We were late again, although not so badly as last time."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Food wasn’t the best... no water bottles provided... chronically thirsty on that flight."
Cons: "On time boarding and availability of inflight entertainment."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment. No seat charging. It would have been nice to know this a head of time so we could have prepared (tracing with 3 kids). Right before we took off crew told everyone to down load virgin app, they didn’t specify the entertainment app. So we were not able to watch any movies."
Pros: "Virgin lounge staff were super friendly and helpful - getting me on an earlier flight and giving me a spare seat next to me!"
Cons: "nothing negative to say"
Cons: "Huge delays on check-in. System failures but also elderly people not knowing the check in process and causing further delays. People taking too much luggage inside the cabin. No food options for gluten free. No water served. Smooth flight though. Check-in staff at luggage short tempered."
Pros: "The virgin lounge."
Cons: "Bit more variety."
Pros: "Loved the amount of leg room and food choices."
Cons: "Maybe more offers for drinks throughout the flight. Check in of the bags was automated in some areas but there didn’t appear to be sufficient staff to assist. That and as travellers we tend to move slower that a Virgin worker would so I couldn’t put all my bags on board. More assistance at checkin"
Cons: "Plane trip was great , baggage pick up very slow. No entertainment on trip Melb to Cairns so can't comment."
Pros: "Being given the exit row seat"
Cons: "Zero gluten free provided snacks One of the cabin crew were particularly condescending"
Pros: "Business class manager really looked after my food allergy requirement."
Cons: "New crew member - belatedly realised I was in business."
Pros: "Yes excellent!"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "The plane had few people so it was quiet."
Cons: "Meal was very average, captain speakers were very low and we couldn’t hear. The landing was rushed and rough even though it was good weather and plenty of space to slow down aircraft. No entertainment or offer to purchase/rent. The flight was delayed and we arrived one hour later."
Pros: "Full plane with no room, no red wine, no room for hand luggage."
Cons: "Better plane"
Cons: "Virgin app did not authorise my boarding credentials"
Pros: "Great luggage allowance and best prices."
Cons: "Not Applicable"
Pros: "Food was super tasty and we were well looked after with refreshments"
Cons: "Lost one of our bags on the connecting flight. One of our bags were left at Sydney Airport and didn't get to us until 4 days later. Lucky we had travel insurance."
Pros: "Entertainment, complimentary meal and beverages given the time"
Cons: "No Wi-Fi like other domestic flights"
Pros: "Quick and easy service. Very friendly and polite."
Pros: "Arrived early, departure was on time"
Pros: "Plane was clean, crew were fantastic, food was acceptable"
Cons: "Seating doesnt allow a lot of leg room for taller people unless you want to pay more for Premium Economy, We travelled early December and the Entertainment still referred to the November listings"
Pros: "Lovely friendly staff"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Pros: "Great food and pleasant staff. We were delayed on leaving but they made up the time in the air. I was pleasantly surprised after flying budget airlines for so long."
Pros: "pleasant crew"
Cons: "food choices in business class ordinary"
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: "Little interruption from pilot"
Cons: "Simon and His team were wooden and lazy."
Pros: "Overall good in flight service."
Cons: "Lot of virgin employees got special treatment. Too many Virgin employees traveling. One Virgin employee was granted access to entire row of seats."
Pros: "Seats, entertainment, meals."
Cons: "Late out of the gate. Missed connecting flight."
Cons: "My ticket was deemed void when I was checking in and I could not get on the flight. I will never book via kayak again."
Pros: "Staff were polite"
Cons: "No entertainment if you didn’t have their app installed. Food was average. No room near our seats for our bags in the overhead bins because crew & other passengers further down the plane had already used them. Had to wait outside in the cold to board. One of my bags was broken on this leg! Tight seating! Not impressed."
Pros: "6 years. I am old and have been cared for very well."
Cons: "I am very dissatisfied with virgins service as described above I will certainly be telling all about that and I will likely transfer my velocity membership to qantas upon return to Australia If you want me to yell you how you could have improved your I have many ideas but I’ll slso say you won’t be getting them for nothing !!"
Pros: "We arrived in Adelaide"
Cons: "Having to wait in a massive line for an hour to check in our bags after landing in Melbourne from a Virgin Australia international flight - there should be a special counter for guests who are transferring."
Pros: "Easy checkin online. Easy bag drop at airport. Staff friendly and helpful. Snack enjoyable."
Cons: "Typical seating, far too cramped. Person beside me encroached on my personal space throughout the flight. Thank goodness it was only a 2hr flight between Melbourne & Brisbane."
Pros: "Crew were great and looked after us"
Cons: "Seats a bit small but better than some."
Pros: "The lounge and space on the flight"
Cons: "Bizarre that the passenger across the aisle from me had a ticket to Sydney which had been scanned twice by staff, didn't work, they couldn't work out why and let her on anyway after phonecalls from steward. She wasn't too pleased to be in Adelaide with all her luggage supposedly on the Sydney flight (last minute gate change). Security breach and error!"
Pros: "Great service and staff."
Cons: "The non existent baggage drop at Tullamarine. The in flight snacks needs improving."
Pros: "The leg room in the seats was great. Also the attendants attitude has led me to rate my trip 5 stars"
Pros: "Boarding in Sydney was easier than anticipated. Crew were good"
Cons: "Stop off in Darwin? Really? Star Alliance is a bit of a joke-poor coordination between VA and Air NZ. No lounge access given we’re Air NZ elite members"
Cons: "Flight cancelled, then booked by Virgin without consultation, onto a flight via Sydney that would take 6 1/2 hrs to get there, had to request another flight but still lost most of the day of my holiday, plus left with many phone calls re change of rental car, arrival , parking bookings, and no compensation and then stress when I got to the airport and was told that despite being "booked " on the much later flight, now I might not actually have a seat. I had to wait while attendant at counter tried to find seats and only watch as they were taken by someone else several times. So unnecessarily stressful and misleading. Lost my original seats, had to sit separate from my companion, and no real concern by Virgin about their impact on customers' plans. Last time I flew, the plane was cancelled, and we had to wait hours for another one in the terminal, so I missed the body corporate meeting that was the ONLY reason I was flying to Brisbane, paying for overnight accommodation and car rental and flight and I MISSED it. Huge cost for NOTHING, as despite driving straight to the meeting, it was just finishing. Whilst at the airport trying to fly home, I heard another Virgin flight cancelled , again due to "unscheduled maintenance". Seems that maintenance and mechanical problems are common and way more common than they should be. So that is a big worry!"
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "Service, entertainment, efficient cost. Direct flights from LAX to Melbourne."
Cons: "I didn't like seeing the build up of food and small rubbish in the seat tracks in front of me on both trips, there and back. It was revolting. Clearly the company vacuuming the carpet doesn't bother doing the job properly and doesn't take the time to look from the window seat position. Shocking indeed."
Pros: "Great crew!"
Pros: "Crew was so helpful"
Cons: "Food ...special ordered food didnt make it in any flight. And quality of food needs bit improvement"
Cons: "Very happy traveller"
Pros: "Super comfortable n lovely crew"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Very smooth flight"
Cons: "No food options by row 29"
Cons: "The food !"
Pros: "Seat comfortable, we paid extra for emergency exit"
Cons: "The entertainment system for a 5 hour flight was poor quality and for limited time only. Also the quality of the vegetarian meal was average"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "More leg room and comfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew was amazing!"
Cons: "Checkin and gate crew were amazing! It was hard to hear the announcement on the intercom in Apia. Too sound was not clear and precise."
Cons: "Food and onboard entertainment system."
Pros: "The crew was really friendly."
Cons: "The entertainment options were really limited. Movie options were mostly older movies."
Pros: "Amazing service on Fiji Airways"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "1 hour delay, we landed in middle of night with to sleepy kids. We missed the beautiful tv screens in chair as we had on the way to Fiji and were dissapointed about that, also less leg space in this AirPlane"
Pros: "Good price but not too good services"
Cons: "Better service management to avoid delay flight. Invest in better quality seats for passengers plus better entertainment value to increase more passenger"
Pros: "Poor service in business class Low quality food Asked for dessert didn’t get it"
Cons: "Poor service in business class Low quality food Asked for dessert didn’t get it Clear sign of no competition on this route"
Pros: "Crew were very good"
Cons: "More movie selections"
Cons: "Business class is Not a business class seat On the new 737."
Pros: "was good service and food was nice"
Pros: "Trip , food etc"
Cons: "Delays on flights"
Pros: "Good flight"
Pros: "Pleasant, fast, and efficient process"
Cons: "Leg space cramped for my tall husband"
Pros: "Great food and drink..complimentary on Fiji Airlines. Economy class seats are bigger than all US airlines!"
Cons: "Late to board d in Fiji due to ‘ operational’ reasons? Late arrival into Honolulu. But overall good flight"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and professional. Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good."
Cons: "Boarding was hectic and unorganized, but functional. Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best."
Cons: "I arrived in transit from another flight, no representation to make check in. I needed to wait for gate to open before I could check in. then there was no time for the airline to recover my Bag. Do no us this airline in transit"
Cons: "planes seats dirty chewing gums stuck on seats talking of entertainment not everyone will prefer to watch what is being played there arw children and elderly thats needs to be considered"
Pros: "well refer below"
Cons: "plane seats were dirty had crumbs on it seats had chewing gum stick on it movie how can u expect everyone to watch same movie there are children wlderly no respect to what they like"
Pros: "Superb customer service It was my first time using Fiji Airways along with my children. We usually fly AirNZ or Emirates because they have everything I need. Now we have added a third airline to our list. My kids are also fussy with the airlines we use. But they really enjoyed their flight with Fiji airways."
Cons: "Food was average and I could not put my seat back slightly."
Pros: "Sorry the flight was cancelled"
Pros: "My flight to Los Angeles was great comfortable seats and the food was very good"
Cons: "Unfortunately my flight from Los Angeles to Christchurch was cancelled the plane had a mishap on the runway colliding with another plain so was booked on an Air New Zealand flight back to Auckland the following night it was good of Fiji air to put me up in the Crowne Plaza near airport lovely hotel"
Cons: "No information around delayed flight. There were 4 delays.."
Pros: "As above"
Cons: "Breakfast was pretty average"
Pros: "Friendly people nice plane"
Pros: "It was a pleasant and short trip from Nadi to Suva."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Fantastic crew on board. Great service. Food left a bit to be desired. Entertainment a bit dated but great value for money & extremely punctual"
Pros: "Food, comfort & on board entertainment not the best but for the price of the flight it was well worth it. The flight crew and those on the ground in Nadi were amazing. Fantastic service all round. Don't forget to use the Premier Lounge in Nadi if you're there for a few hours. FJ$100 for full lounge access. It was an absolute pleasure. Best way to get to the USA from NZ."
Pros: "Nike complaints good food everything was on time"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Had a good flight comfortable seat and the food was quite good smooth running everything on time"
Cons: "IF it weren’t for the freezing cabin temp, I wouldn’t have needed. blanket that smelled like everyone’s feet had been wrapped in it. The breakfast was lukewarm, and some parts were even still cold that should hve been hot."
Pros: "All service on board was great"
Pros: "Service was so perfect especially on board,staff are friendly and very helpful"
Cons: "When we get to Fiji entrance was so hot ,no air conditioner staff are so slow and only one staff serve ,people has to wait for long time ,don’t mind waiting but was so hot to wait for long especially with kids"
Cons: "your poor crew, i think you could have one more crew member on that Sunday flight as it was full and so many people where ringing tor crew for more drinks,I was so sorry for them."
Pros: "the crew always smiling."
Cons: "sitting in a plane at Sydney airport for three hours waiting for a part,for the plane was not much fun.But we still got to Apia that day,or maybe late but before 12 midnight was a very long day."
Pros: "Great crew and vegetarian options for every meal!"
Cons: "No personal monitors at seats"
Pros: "Boarded on time. Good flight. The curry chicken was spicy, but good. Concerns on weight totals for luggage for checked (50 lbs) and carry-on bag (15 lbs). Never weighed either bag. Was prepared though just in case they did weigh, as we’d read about $150 overweight surcharge."
Cons: "They was a great selection but many seemed old and B-grade."
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable"
Pros: "Had my backpack searched 4 times....one on the walkway on a folding table they set up...as I unhooked my bag (due to them breaking the two zippers in an earlier search) i asked what they were searching for and she saod "we search all American's bags" I said "just Americans?" she responded "Indians too"...then said "go ahead" after I mentioned the zipper issue.....destroyed any chance this would be an enjoyable flight or that I would ever return to Fiji, shame beautiful islands."
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