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Information for flights to Cairns from Melbourne & other airports

Avg. flight duration 3h 23m
Flights arrive in Cairns
Flights depart from Melbourne & other airports
Flight price $196
Distance 2,312 km
Airlines Tigerair Australia, Jetstar

Good to know

Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
September
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average price:
$413
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$325
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Melbourne & other airports to Cairns

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $325 or less.
The cheapest flight from Melbourne & other airports to Cairns was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be August, September and October. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 7% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to Cairns from Melbourne & other airports

How long does a flight from Melbourne & other airports to Cairns take?
An average non-stop flight takes 3h 20m, covering a distance of 2313 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne & other airports and Cairns?
There are 285 (non-stop) flights between Melbourne & other airports and Cairns per week, averaging 39 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne & other airports to Cairns?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Tigerair Australia ($196) and Jetstar ($242)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne & other airports and Cairns?
Jetstar (8 times daily), Qantas Airways (8 times daily), Tigerair Australia (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne & other airports to Cairns?
For Melbourne & other airports to Cairns, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Cairns back to Melbourne & other airports, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$196
only
$196
Destination
Cairns
$196
only
$196
Mon., 10 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Fri., 14 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Delay

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

cramped, but was on a new plane which was actually much better than other tiger flights i've taken!

MEL
CNS
OK 5.0

Crew is ok

Ticket is not cheap but even checkin is self service. Luggage fee is so high. No food and even no water on a three hour flight

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed 8 hours, offered little reimbursement for removing an entire day of their customers.

Thu., 4 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Thu., 11 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Kayak and Jetstar should tell customers on line ahead of booking what the additional fees will be and offer the option to add those fees to the ticket price at the time of online reservation. It is a pain in the ... to be in a foreign country trying to use your iPhone to deal with these last minute charges so it is not at the airport counter last minute which they double the fees by the way (if you wait until you're in the airport)! Leaves a bad impression of Kayak and Jetstar. Lesson learned the hard way. Won't happen to me again. Buyers beware!

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Excessive bag fee. Terrible food purchased. No a good airline.

MEL
CNS
OK 5.3

Crew was nice. Nice plane on the interior.

That there was no entertainment option. Food was limited to snacks and they weren't cheap.

MEL
CNS
OK 4.3

If you don't have far to go and dont't care about meeting other flyer' s elbows and knees, Jerstar is ok. Adding luggage costs and a balky website make for difficult final planning and check-in. There are few services offered en route other than water.

Cattle-car seating with far too many rows crowded cheek-to-jowl into a relatively new A321 made for a tough flight. Having to pay for seats made getting an aisle seat that much more difficult.

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Not customer friendly at all. Arrived after traffic delays at 7:26 told bluntly that the gate was shut. people before and after us were told the same and we were rebooked on flight at 2:40. Ask me again later when I’ve actually flown with Jetstar, although I’m not optimistic that it will be a great experience.

Sun., 11 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Fri., 14 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 34 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Delay

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Flight time rescheduled meaning we had very little time for connecting flight. Then they checked our luggage in (weighed 8.5kg and only 7 allowed (charged $108). The booking in of the bags meant one of our party missed connecting flight. She arrived at gate while plane was still there and Capt said he would wait but ground staff over-ruled decision. Not happy.

MEL
CNS
OK 5.0

Crew is ok

Ticket is not cheap but even checkin is self service. Luggage fee is so high. No food and even no water on a three hour flight

BNE
SYD
OK 4.0

Not much.

Boarding exceptionally slow due to intensive screening of each passengers hand luggage. Opportunististic for making an extra $36/bag if a gram over 7. Seat unable to recline. Literally not enough room for legs and needed to sit sideways and I’m not that tall!

Sat., 1 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Sun., 9 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 9 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

cramped, but was on a new plane which was actually much better than other tiger flights i've taken!

MEL
CBR
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly as on earlier experiences. Friendly and helpful staff at airport.

The departure gate was not displayed on the electronic board at the airport until an announcement that boarding was 'commencing' which caused some unnecessary anxiety.

ADL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Very rude team. Never ever travel with tiger airlines again

MEL
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

This companies business model is high friction. I ended up with two tickets for my daughter on the same flights as one of their affiliates had problems with their website so it told me I wasn’t successful booking when i later found out the message was wrong. In the interim i booked the small flights on Tiger. I called both companies 4 times got the usual Asian call center responses and finally someone had the guts to tell me they would do nothing about it. Just insane and that’s what you will be if you ignore my advice. My daughter ended up with two flights she could never use and they would not do a single thing to help apart from go through their call center script to keep their jobs. You have been warned. Kayak should never refer people to gotogate.com. They offer similar customer service and would also do nothing.

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

Wed., 13 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Tue., 19 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 7 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

This companies business model is high friction. I ended up with two tickets for my daughter on the same flights as one of their affiliates had problems with their website so it told me I wasn’t successful booking when i later found out the message was wrong. In the interim i booked the small flights on Tiger. I called both companies 4 times got the usual Asian call center responses and finally someone had the guts to tell me they would do nothing about it. Just insane and that’s what you will be if you ignore my advice. My daughter ended up with two flights she could never use and they would not do a single thing to help apart from go through their call center script to keep their jobs. You have been warned. Kayak should never refer people to gotogate.com. They offer similar customer service and would also do nothing.

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

cramped, but was on a new plane which was actually much better than other tiger flights i've taken!

BNE
SYD
OK 4.0

Not much.

Boarding exceptionally slow due to intensive screening of each passengers hand luggage. Opportunististic for making an extra $36/bag if a gram over 7. Seat unable to recline. Literally not enough room for legs and needed to sit sideways and I’m not that tall!

MEL
CNS
OK 5.6

An hour delay waiting for a replacement pilot who called in sick.

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

Sun., 7 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Thu., 11 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Exactly what we expected. No entertainment no food

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Not customer friendly at all. Arrived after traffic delays at 7:26 told bluntly that the gate was shut. people before and after us were told the same and we were rebooked on flight at 2:40. Ask me again later when I’ve actually flown with Jetstar, although I’m not optimistic that it will be a great experience.

MEL
CNS
OK 5.6

Seat ets . . Met expectations

7kg limit for both carry on items is unrealistic

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.6

Leg space

No complimentary beverage or coffee for $300 individual ticket oneway!!!! Very cheap customer service. Will try to avoid Jetstar wherever possible.

MEL
CNS
OK 4.3

If you don't have far to go and dont't care about meeting other flyer' s elbows and knees, Jerstar is ok. Adding luggage costs and a balky website make for difficult final planning and check-in. There are few services offered en route other than water.

Cattle-car seating with far too many rows crowded cheek-to-jowl into a relatively new A321 made for a tough flight. Having to pay for seats made getting an aisle seat that much more difficult.

Mon., 19 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Thu., 6 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 18 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
CNS
OK 5.0

Crew is ok

Ticket is not cheap but even checkin is self service. Luggage fee is so high. No food and even no water on a three hour flight

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Flight time rescheduled meaning we had very little time for connecting flight. Then they checked our luggage in (weighed 8.5kg and only 7 allowed (charged $108). The booking in of the bags meant one of our party missed connecting flight. She arrived at gate while plane was still there and Capt said he would wait but ground staff over-ruled decision. Not happy.

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed 8 hours, offered little reimbursement for removing an entire day of their customers.

BNE
SYD
OK 4.0

Not much.

Boarding exceptionally slow due to intensive screening of each passengers hand luggage. Opportunististic for making an extra $36/bag if a gram over 7. Seat unable to recline. Literally not enough room for legs and needed to sit sideways and I’m not that tall!

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

cramped, but was on a new plane which was actually much better than other tiger flights i've taken!

Fri., 19 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Sat., 24 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 37 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.6

Leg space

No complimentary beverage or coffee for $300 individual ticket oneway!!!! Very cheap customer service. Will try to avoid Jetstar wherever possible.

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Crew, smooth flight

Meal- falafel salad- very dry and tasteless

MEL
CNS
OK 4.3

If you don't have far to go and dont't care about meeting other flyer' s elbows and knees, Jerstar is ok. Adding luggage costs and a balky website make for difficult final planning and check-in. There are few services offered en route other than water.

Cattle-car seating with far too many rows crowded cheek-to-jowl into a relatively new A321 made for a tough flight. Having to pay for seats made getting an aisle seat that much more difficult.

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Excessive bag fee. Terrible food purchased. No a good airline.

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Not customer friendly at all. Arrived after traffic delays at 7:26 told bluntly that the gate was shut. people before and after us were told the same and we were rebooked on flight at 2:40. Ask me again later when I’ve actually flown with Jetstar, although I’m not optimistic that it will be a great experience.

Sat., 10 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Wed., 14 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed 8 hours, offered little reimbursement for removing an entire day of their customers.

MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Great boarding process, friendly staff, clean cabin, perfectly on time. Espresso martinis!

N/A

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

cramped, but was on a new plane which was actually much better than other tiger flights i've taken!

MEL
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

This companies business model is high friction. I ended up with two tickets for my daughter on the same flights as one of their affiliates had problems with their website so it told me I wasn’t successful booking when i later found out the message was wrong. In the interim i booked the small flights on Tiger. I called both companies 4 times got the usual Asian call center responses and finally someone had the guts to tell me they would do nothing about it. Just insane and that’s what you will be if you ignore my advice. My daughter ended up with two flights she could never use and they would not do a single thing to help apart from go through their call center script to keep their jobs. You have been warned. Kayak should never refer people to gotogate.com. They offer similar customer service and would also do nothing.

ADL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Very rude team. Never ever travel with tiger airlines again

Fri., 5 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Fri., 12 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Rude service

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Not confusing. Just goid travel. The flight attendants eere friendly. Pretzels were crisp. Juice chilled. Short flight. And I felt like I had room for my legs v. others olans I traveled on recently. All in all, satisfactory.

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Exactly what we expected. No entertainment no food

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.6

Leg space

No complimentary beverage or coffee for $300 individual ticket oneway!!!! Very cheap customer service. Will try to avoid Jetstar wherever possible.

MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

I wish all airlines were as professional and prompt.

Tue., 13 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Mon., 19 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 7 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
BNE
SYD
OK 4.0

Not much.

Boarding exceptionally slow due to intensive screening of each passengers hand luggage. Opportunististic for making an extra $36/bag if a gram over 7. Seat unable to recline. Literally not enough room for legs and needed to sit sideways and I’m not that tall!

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

cramped, but was on a new plane which was actually much better than other tiger flights i've taken!

MEL
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

This companies business model is high friction. I ended up with two tickets for my daughter on the same flights as one of their affiliates had problems with their website so it told me I wasn’t successful booking when i later found out the message was wrong. In the interim i booked the small flights on Tiger. I called both companies 4 times got the usual Asian call center responses and finally someone had the guts to tell me they would do nothing about it. Just insane and that’s what you will be if you ignore my advice. My daughter ended up with two flights she could never use and they would not do a single thing to help apart from go through their call center script to keep their jobs. You have been warned. Kayak should never refer people to gotogate.com. They offer similar customer service and would also do nothing.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Delay

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

Thu., 7 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Wed., 13 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Excessive bag fee. Terrible food purchased. No a good airline.

MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Kayak and Jetstar should tell customers on line ahead of booking what the additional fees will be and offer the option to add those fees to the ticket price at the time of online reservation. It is a pain in the ... to be in a foreign country trying to use your iPhone to deal with these last minute charges so it is not at the airport counter last minute which they double the fees by the way (if you wait until you're in the airport)! Leaves a bad impression of Kayak and Jetstar. Lesson learned the hard way. Won't happen to me again. Buyers beware!

MEL
CNS
OK 4.3

If you don't have far to go and dont't care about meeting other flyer' s elbows and knees, Jerstar is ok. Adding luggage costs and a balky website make for difficult final planning and check-in. There are few services offered en route other than water.

Cattle-car seating with far too many rows crowded cheek-to-jowl into a relatively new A321 made for a tough flight. Having to pay for seats made getting an aisle seat that much more difficult.

MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Rude service

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Not customer friendly at all. Arrived after traffic delays at 7:26 told bluntly that the gate was shut. people before and after us were told the same and we were rebooked on flight at 2:40. Ask me again later when I’ve actually flown with Jetstar, although I’m not optimistic that it will be a great experience.

Mon., 26 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Mon., 3 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 8 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Flight time rescheduled meaning we had very little time for connecting flight. Then they checked our luggage in (weighed 8.5kg and only 7 allowed (charged $108). The booking in of the bags meant one of our party missed connecting flight. She arrived at gate while plane was still there and Capt said he would wait but ground staff over-ruled decision. Not happy.

MEL
CNS
OK 5.0

Crew is ok

Ticket is not cheap but even checkin is self service. Luggage fee is so high. No food and even no water on a three hour flight

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

cramped, but was on a new plane which was actually much better than other tiger flights i've taken!

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Delay

Fri., 7 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Sun., 9 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 3 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Flight time rescheduled meaning we had very little time for connecting flight. Then they checked our luggage in (weighed 8.5kg and only 7 allowed (charged $108). The booking in of the bags meant one of our party missed connecting flight. She arrived at gate while plane was still there and Capt said he would wait but ground staff over-ruled decision. Not happy.

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

cramped, but was on a new plane which was actually much better than other tiger flights i've taken!

MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Great boarding process, friendly staff, clean cabin, perfectly on time. Espresso martinis!

N/A

MEL
CNS
OK 5.6

An hour delay waiting for a replacement pilot who called in sick.

BNE
SYD
OK 4.0

Not much.

Boarding exceptionally slow due to intensive screening of each passengers hand luggage. Opportunististic for making an extra $36/bag if a gram over 7. Seat unable to recline. Literally not enough room for legs and needed to sit sideways and I’m not that tall!

Fri., 5 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Fri., 12 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Not customer friendly at all. Arrived after traffic delays at 7:26 told bluntly that the gate was shut. people before and after us were told the same and we were rebooked on flight at 2:40. Ask me again later when I’ve actually flown with Jetstar, although I’m not optimistic that it will be a great experience.

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Excessive bag fee. Terrible food purchased. No a good airline.

MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Rude service

MEL
CNS
OK 5.6

Seat ets . . Met expectations

7kg limit for both carry on items is unrealistic

MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

I wish all airlines were as professional and prompt.

Sun., 9 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Sun., 16 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 8 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
BNE
SYD
OK 4.0

Not much.

Boarding exceptionally slow due to intensive screening of each passengers hand luggage. Opportunististic for making an extra $36/bag if a gram over 7. Seat unable to recline. Literally not enough room for legs and needed to sit sideways and I’m not that tall!

MEL
CBR
Excellent 10.0

Everything went smoothly as on earlier experiences. Friendly and helpful staff at airport.

The departure gate was not displayed on the electronic board at the airport until an announcement that boarding was 'commencing' which caused some unnecessary anxiety.

MEL
CNS
OK 5.0

Crew is ok

Ticket is not cheap but even checkin is self service. Luggage fee is so high. No food and even no water on a three hour flight

ADL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Very rude team. Never ever travel with tiger airlines again

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed 8 hours, offered little reimbursement for removing an entire day of their customers.

Sun., 7 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Tue., 9 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Crew, smooth flight

Meal- falafel salad- very dry and tasteless

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Exactly what we expected. No entertainment no food

MEL
CNS
OK 5.6

Seat ets . . Met expectations

7kg limit for both carry on items is unrealistic

MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

I wish all airlines were as professional and prompt.

MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Kayak and Jetstar should tell customers on line ahead of booking what the additional fees will be and offer the option to add those fees to the ticket price at the time of online reservation. It is a pain in the ... to be in a foreign country trying to use your iPhone to deal with these last minute charges so it is not at the airport counter last minute which they double the fees by the way (if you wait until you're in the airport)! Leaves a bad impression of Kayak and Jetstar. Lesson learned the hard way. Won't happen to me again. Buyers beware!

Mon., 8 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Tue., 9 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Crew, smooth flight

Meal- falafel salad- very dry and tasteless

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Excessive bag fee. Terrible food purchased. No a good airline.

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Exactly what we expected. No entertainment no food

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Not confusing. Just goid travel. The flight attendants eere friendly. Pretzels were crisp. Juice chilled. Short flight. And I felt like I had room for my legs v. others olans I traveled on recently. All in all, satisfactory.

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Not customer friendly at all. Arrived after traffic delays at 7:26 told bluntly that the gate was shut. people before and after us were told the same and we were rebooked on flight at 2:40. Ask me again later when I’ve actually flown with Jetstar, although I’m not optimistic that it will be a great experience.

Tue., 13 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Tue., 20 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 8 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Delay

ADL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Very rude team. Never ever travel with tiger airlines again

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Delayed 8 hours, offered little reimbursement for removing an entire day of their customers.

MEL
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

This companies business model is high friction. I ended up with two tickets for my daughter on the same flights as one of their affiliates had problems with their website so it told me I wasn’t successful booking when i later found out the message was wrong. In the interim i booked the small flights on Tiger. I called both companies 4 times got the usual Asian call center responses and finally someone had the guts to tell me they would do nothing about it. Just insane and that’s what you will be if you ignore my advice. My daughter ended up with two flights she could never use and they would not do a single thing to help apart from go through their call center script to keep their jobs. You have been warned. Kayak should never refer people to gotogate.com. They offer similar customer service and would also do nothing.

Sun., 2 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Sat., 15 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
MEL
CNS
OK 5.3

Crew was nice. Nice plane on the interior.

That there was no entertainment option. Food was limited to snacks and they weren't cheap.

MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Rude service

MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Kayak and Jetstar should tell customers on line ahead of booking what the additional fees will be and offer the option to add those fees to the ticket price at the time of online reservation. It is a pain in the ... to be in a foreign country trying to use your iPhone to deal with these last minute charges so it is not at the airport counter last minute which they double the fees by the way (if you wait until you're in the airport)! Leaves a bad impression of Kayak and Jetstar. Lesson learned the hard way. Won't happen to me again. Buyers beware!

MEL
CNS
OK 4.3

If you don't have far to go and dont't care about meeting other flyer' s elbows and knees, Jerstar is ok. Adding luggage costs and a balky website make for difficult final planning and check-in. There are few services offered en route other than water.

Cattle-car seating with far too many rows crowded cheek-to-jowl into a relatively new A321 made for a tough flight. Having to pay for seats made getting an aisle seat that much more difficult.

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Not confusing. Just goid travel. The flight attendants eere friendly. Pretzels were crisp. Juice chilled. Short flight. And I felt like I had room for my legs v. others olans I traveled on recently. All in all, satisfactory.

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