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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 $200
Distance 2,312 km
Airlines Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
16%
expected price increase
Average price:
$381
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$264
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Melbourne to Cairns

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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 $263 or less.
The cheapest flight from Melbourne 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 June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 24% 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
Travellers who book their flights from Melbourne to Cairns with Jetstar can purchase some extras to make their flights more comfortable and the travel procedure much smoother. It is possible to, for example, add a larger luggage allowance, pick a seat, pre-order food or choose your entertainment options. Travellers who prefer as many conveniences as possible can, of course, opt for Business Class.
To make the time pass faster until your flight from Melbourne to Cairns, connect to the Internet at the airport in Melbourne and enjoy surfing the web, chatting with friends or scrolling through social media. Melbourne Airport offers unlimited Wi-Fi free of charge.
Passengers who are travelling with kids can take them to the children’s play area at the airport in Melbourne so that they are not too bored while waiting for the flight. For parents with infants, the airport features many baby changing facilities located throughout both terminal buildings.
If after landing at Cairns Airport you realize that you are short on cash, you don’t need to worry. There are a number of cash machines at your disposal, which you will find in the Arrivals Hall.
Starving after your flight from Melbourne to Cairns? There are a few restaurants to choose from at Cairns Airport depending on what you’re in the mood for. The options include Hero Sushi, Hungry Jack’s and the Great Northern Bar & Eatery.
If you need some help in relation to the city or the airport itself, you can ask one of the roaming Airport Ambassadors for help. To find them, simply look out for smiley people in blue shirts.

FAQs for Booking Flights to Cairns from Melbourne

How long does a flight from Melbourne to Cairns take?
An average non-stop flight takes 3h 20m, covering a distance of 2313 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne and Cairns?
There are 316 (non-stop) flights between Melbourne and Cairns per week, averaging 41 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Cairns?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Tigerair Australia ($200), Jetstar ($217) and Virgin Australia ($442).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne and Cairns?
Jetstar (8 times daily), Qantas Airways (5 times daily), Tigerair Australia (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne to Cairns?
For Melbourne to Cairns, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Cairns back to Melbourne, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Melbourne to Cairns?
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne & other airports, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Cairns, also known as Cairns Airport.
Is there a hotel near the airport in Cairns?
Yes – if you are considering booking a hotel close to the airport, check out The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa or the Comfort Inn Discovery Cairns. Both of them are located a few minutes’ drive from the airport and provide transfers for an additional fee. For those who are travelling on a budget, Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort near the terminal building might be a better option.
Can I hire a car at Cairns Airport?
Yes, you can choose from six car rental companies with counters in the Arrivals Hall at Cairns Airport. It is possible to check the full list of companies on the airport website and contact them to make all the necessary arrangements before your flight from Melbourne to Cairns.
Are there any shops at the airport in Cairns?
Yes, there are a number of shops operating at the airport in Cairns, which between them sell a wide range of products. You will easily find snacks, travel accessories, cosmetics, reading material, souvenirs, electronics and some items of clothing.
What are the transportation options available at the Cairns Airport?
The most convenient option for getting to your final destination from the airport is to book a hotel that offers airport transfers, but if this is not possible you can use the Sun Palm shuttle, which will drop you off in front of your hotel. To book the shuttle, simply look for the Sun Palm welcome desks at the airport. Passengers who prefer public transportation can catch the Airport Connect bus (a ticket costs $6) and then connect to a Translink bus costing around $2.

Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Cairns (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$200
only
$200
Destination
Cairns
$200
only
$200
Wed., 1 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Fri., 3 May
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Toastie sandwich was delicious

Cons: Small child continually kicking the back of my seat despite requests to have her stop

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Time of boarding and the flight were fast and on time.

ADL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The chicken sarnie was really nice!

ADL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Very rude team. Never ever travel with tiger airlines again

CBR
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Much better than Jetstar in every way , especially the legroom

Cons: Nothing

Tue., 26 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Tue., 2 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 8 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 50 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
CNS
OK 5.3

Pros: Crew was nice. Nice plane on the interior.

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

MEL
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

HBA
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was very good and did an outstanding job accommodating the passengers. Thank you.

Cons: I really think everything was great and Jetstar is very well organized. You can teach the US carriers how to efficiently run an airline service. Thank you for taking pride and responsibility for running a well organized airline.

MEL
CNS
OK 4.6

Pros: I arrived safety, and the crew were nice.

Cons: There was NO inflight entertainment. The seats are to upright,. The new Terminal 4 is a very long walk. The Lounge facilities are at the other end of the airport in terminal 1.

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Leg space

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

Sun., 12 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Fri., 17 May
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
SYD
OOL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Complimentary water

MEL
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Toastie sandwich was delicious

Cons: Small child continually kicking the back of my seat despite requests to have her stop

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: You guys didn't make it clear I didn't have luggage on the way to Brisbane it was included on the way back it wasn't ? So was hit with a unexpected fee for luggage

MEL
OOL
OK 5.0

Pros: Basic flight. Got me from A to B.

Cons: Overly restrictive carry-on weight allowances (less than international standards) meant paying an extra charge that added 50% to the cost of my ticket. Will think twice before flying TigerAir again.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: all ok.

Cons: nothing

Mon., 29 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Wed., 1 May
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 3 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 50 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: 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

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

SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was comfortable.

DPS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. It’s a 6 hour flight and you have to buy every single thing if you want to eat, or see a movie, or even the blankets! They charged us 100aud for every bag because we have no right to take any bags either.

Cons: Everything. The crew was useless. The only thing they did was to tell you that everything is for sale. Nothing else.

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I had had to fly international as the flight originated from Japan. I had to clear customs in a special assistance line as the smart Gate didn't understand. So add 30_45 minutes to when you think you will be exciting the airport or transferring. Bring your own water and food. Nothing is complimentary or speedy. Don't bring coffee, hot liquids are not allowed. Also, make sure you booked the option with a checked bag or it's charged as excess and it's an exuberant amount.

Mon., 13 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Sat., 18 May
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

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

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew, helpful

Cons: Seat pitch was very tight. Boarding by stairs and not jetway.

MEL
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: 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
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Flight delayed about 50 mins. Lost baggage. Pooooooooor.

BNE
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: Very friendly crew, helpful check-in people

Cons: I don't think any of the seats reclined.

Fri., 28 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
10h 10m
Tue., 2 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: the crew was very helpful with my dietary

Cons: the seat cushion was so terrible I had to sit on a pillow for the whole flight. The power USB did not work in my seat for the duration of the flight. There was no wifi for the duration of the flight

BNE
PER
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew are good and seat is comfortable

MEL
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: Présence of entertainment

LAX
BNE
Good 6.0

Pros: They got me safely from lax to Brisbane.

Cons: A number of issues. Check in desk was seriously understaffed. No alcohol included with dinner in economy class. Vegan dinner consisted of boiled vegetables and rice. Seat was expectedly uncomfortable.

BNE
ADL
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew were excelent.

Cons: There was no in flight entertainment & my seat would not lay back.

Tue., 21 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Fri., 24 May
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
CNS
OK 5.0

Pros: Crew is ok

Cons: 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

PER
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s on time

SYD
OOL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Complimentary water

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: A normal glass of water Some snack or pretzel Wifi on board

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Only one of the staff was friendly.

Cons: Only allowed 7 kilos of baggage, would have been nice to know that, the charge for my 10 kilo bag was $75, same price as my ticket, you find this out at the gate, what a scam. Flight was 1 hour late. Gate check in lady was yelling at customers to take out headphones and listen to her! Will not use them again.

Thu., 23 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Sun., 2 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 11 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 50 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
ADL
Good 6.0

Pros: I got home. Eventually.

Cons: Delayed almost 2hrs with no real explanation

MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Cons: Rude service

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Free coffee

MEL
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: The crew in the Melbourne airport were amazing! There was confusion with my bags and they sorted it out without any stress!

Cons: The seats weren’t very comfortable but it was a very clean plane!

DPS
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Good service from the staff

Cons: Boarding was delayed by an hour

Sun., 16 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Wed., 26 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
ADL
Good 7.3

Pros: Helpful checkin staff and air stewards. Ran on time and would pick Tiger over Jetstar.

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: We did not get on the flight, there was no staff available to check in our bags. Everyone we spoke to was rude and abnoxious at Brisbane airport. The only people were lovely and helpful were the volunteers in the blue shirts who tried to direct us in the right direction. We finally got on a flight and still had to pay for it.

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: The flight was extremely delayed and appeared to be the turn around time due to the flight arrival time and the passengers on the flight unloading. I note that my departure flight was also delayed significantly. This return flight delay caused me to miss my flight, even though I had a good buffer.

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Was delayed by 40 minutes for weather (fine), but then they boarded and we sat in the plane while they refueled and waited...for another hour. Seats were very narrow, not clean, and charged extra for 1 checked bag.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: all ok.

Cons: nothing

Sun., 26 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Sun., 2 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 8 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 50 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew were really nice

Cons: Was a dylay but not too long

WLG
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I didn’t book a seatbelt beforehand so when I checked in and was assigned the front row, which is an emergency exit row, I was very pleased because it meant I could board early and had extra legroom. The check in agent was also very patient with me while I tried to sort out my bags

TSV
MEL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was lovely. Very polite and friendly especially after a quick turnaround and late flights.

Cons: Bring a small pillow or something to comfort your seat a little. Seats aren’t the best, but it’s an airplane

MEL
ADL
Good 6.0

Pros: I got home. Eventually.

Cons: Delayed almost 2hrs with no real explanation

MEL
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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., 17 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Thu., 27 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
SYD
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Pleasant staff, comfy seats on the new 737-800

Cons: Delayed boarding, no food to purchase on board

BNE
DRW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Our Monday evening flight was cancelled (midair so we wasted a night flying halfway there and back). 3 hours waiting to be told the next available flight is Friday evening. Told we would be refunded for accommodation costs up to $120 per night per person. 2 weeks later and yet to see that money. There is no inflight entertainment or food. Hand luggage is weighed at the airport and it is $50 if you are over 7kg

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good service by friendly crew . The flight went quickly , & the landing was top notch.

SYD
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Flight delayed about 50 mins. Lost baggage. Pooooooooor.

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: A normal glass of water Some snack or pretzel Wifi on board

Tue., 28 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Sun., 2 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 6 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 50 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Leg space

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

HBA
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was very good and did an outstanding job accommodating the passengers. Thank you.

Cons: I really think everything was great and Jetstar is very well organized. You can teach the US carriers how to efficiently run an airline service. Thank you for taking pride and responsibility for running a well organized airline.

SYD
CHC
OK 4.4

Cons: It could have not been 2.5hrs delayed

MEL
ADL
Good 6.0

Pros: I got home. Eventually.

Cons: Delayed almost 2hrs with no real explanation

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Pros: 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.

Fri., 19 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Mon., 22 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Cons: 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
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Clean and tidy aircraft, pleasant crew, on time

Cons: wouldnt want a longer journey as the seats are narrow and uncomfortable

SYD
BNE
OK 4.5

Pros: Cabin crew pretty so-so. No food to buy, no tea or coffee. Just water.

Cons: Practically everything!

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

MEL
OOL
OK 5.0

Pros: Basic flight. Got me from A to B.

Cons: Overly restrictive carry-on weight allowances (less than international standards) meant paying an extra charge that added 50% to the cost of my ticket. Will think twice before flying TigerAir again.

Wed., 29 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Sun., 2 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 5 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 50 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Easy to book and check in

ZQN
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: Don’t fly jet star. Huge hassle with bags.

MEL
CNS
OK 4.6

Pros: I arrived safety, and the crew were nice.

Cons: There was NO inflight entertainment. The seats are to upright,. The new Terminal 4 is a very long walk. The Lounge facilities are at the other end of the airport in terminal 1.

SYD
OOL
Good 7.0

Cons: Flight was almost 2 hours late. Short flight ended up being over 2 hrs as landing conditions were not suitable and plane had to keep hovering around the airport for a long time before it was cleared to land. Crew was very nice. Seats very roomy in economy.

MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Cons: Rude service

Fri., 26 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Sun., 28 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

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

BNE
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Clean and tidy aircraft, pleasant crew, on time

Cons: wouldnt want a longer journey as the seats are narrow and uncomfortable

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

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

Cons: N/A

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew, helpful

Cons: Seat pitch was very tight. Boarding by stairs and not jetway.

Thu., 30 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Sun., 2 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 4 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 50 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Most importantly on time and friendly staff.

Cons: For a discount airline everything was as expected. As said above, being in time and friendly employees made it an excellent flight.

MEL
BKK
OK 4.3

Pros: I had 3 seats which was nice.

Cons: I asked for a blanket - had to pay agreed lady never returned. Everything except the flight was an additional cost. The plane temp was set to freezing - very uncomfortable.

SIN
MEL
Poor 0.0

Pros: That they found us a new flight

Cons: They cancelled our flight

MEL
DPS
OK 4.0

Pros: Good seat

Cons: Delayed 2 hours

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew, smooth flight

Cons: Meal- falafel salad- very dry and tasteless

Sun., 18 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Sun., 25 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

MEL
CBR
Excellent 10.0

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

Cons: 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.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good service by friendly crew . The flight went quickly , & the landing was top notch.

MEL
PER
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Punctual, with helpful staff.

Cons: No leg room (, I’m short.) Bad seat pockets, reduced knee room even further with anything in them. Armrests didn’t stay up. -the weighing of all hand luggage was over zealous, and could only be for the purpose of charging extra, if at all possible.

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: A normal glass of water Some snack or pretzel Wifi on board

Thu., 23 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Sat., 1 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 20m
Trip: 10 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 50 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 5.0

Pros: The stewardesses were gorgeous. I could've waited 10 hours on the Tarmac with Natalie's beautiful smile...

Cons: 2 hours delay, ran out of food, almost the whole operation seemed chaotic and confused. Reference number from quantas though flight was jetstar, had me on wild goose chase in unfamiliar terminal

MEL
BKK
Good 6.0

Cons: Coffee free

SIN
MEL
Poor 0.0

Pros: That they found us a new flight

Cons: They cancelled our flight

MEL
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: 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., 27 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 25m
Sat., 31 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 9 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
BNE
CNS
OK 5.6

Pros: Price was good. Flight was delayed due to delay in incoming flight, and explanation was clear.

Cons: My poor spine does not like budget airline seats at all.

SYD
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Pleasant staff, comfy seats on the new 737-800

Cons: Delayed boarding, no food to purchase on board

BNE
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: Very friendly crew, helpful check-in people

Cons: I don't think any of the seats reclined.

MEL
SYD
OK 4.3

Pros: Watching the hand luggage scale being wheeled out by a cranky employee was delightful

Cons: A woman who clearly couldn’t speak English having her weighed parcel thrown off said scale when the worker got too impatient with her. A cup of sunshine wouldn’t have gone astray

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Crew in the air were fine, crew at check in was very unfriendly and tried to say I was over with baggage - 2 bags at 10kg for 2 people - I dont think so.......7kg each

Sun., 26 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
CNS
Cairns
3h 20m
Mon., 3 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 25m
Trip: 9 days
6.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.1 Good
Based on 50 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
AVV
ADL
Good 6.3

Pros: yes it was

Cons: Music!!

MEL
CNS
OK 4.0

Cons: Rude service

MEL
CNS
OK 5.3

Pros: Crew was nice. Nice plane on the interior.

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

MCY
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Ease of boarding and disembarking.

Cons: Seat pitch awful. No leg room for me. I'm 6ft 1inch talk so not that big. Ok for a short flight but no longer.

MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew, smooth flight

Cons: Meal- falafel salad- very dry and tasteless

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