Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Newcastle to Mackay
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 3h 30m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($301) and Virgin Australia ($401)
When flying out of Newcastle you will be using Newcastle Williamtown, often referred to as Newcastle Airport. You will be landing at Mackay, also known as Mackay Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "All was good"
Cons: "Qantas always gives great service"
Pros: "Entertainment was very good. Crew was professional and efficient."
Cons: "The seat had no lower back support and was really uncomfortable."
Cons: "The crew were great it was on time and overall fabulous"
Cons: "Bigger seats, more room between the seets."
Cons: "Leg room was poor. No entertainment"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and attentive. The entertainment options were excellent. The food and drink options were pretty good."
Cons: "Better power options (universal plugs/power)"
Pros: "Crew always competent & professional"
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic"
Cons: "More leg room and space between seats is needed."
Cons: "Boarding wasn’t differentiated. Flight departure was delayed but they made up time en route."
Pros: "Great food, great service!"
Pros: "Great leg room. Good food and entertainment."
Cons: "food wasn't good"
Pros: "The plane was newish and had some more modern conveniences. Foot rest, phone spot with USB plug. New light/shade window shades. Newer style tough screen TV."
Cons: "My only fault was that the food was not terribly good. Pasta was gluey."
Pros: "in flight service"
Cons: "website down and couldn’t even checkin online"
Pros: "Got a good price for RT ticket."
Cons: "Wasn’t fond of Qantas charging for seat selection for standard economy (international)."
Pros: "Pleasant, clean & comfortable"
Pros: "Singapore airline best for Australia"
Pros: "The service, helpful attendants the new Meze snack box"
Pros: "Overall experience was decent. Food, boarding and entertainment was top notch"
Cons: "Super cramped for a long haul flight. Could barely organize myself. Could barely reach down to get a book out of my bag. Thank goodness i was sitting next to my husband because we had to be totally in each others space to be comfortable;((("
Pros: "I had a nice seat."
Cons: "Staff were unattentive, nasty"
Pros: "The crew we're wonderful and very attentive."
Cons: "For being one of the longest flights in the world, there is little in the way if accommodations to make it any easier. The food was less than desirable and the seats not nearly as comfortable as they should be."
Pros: "That I didn’t have to get up so early."
Cons: "Didn’t like coming via Dubai - parents have no control of their children. Tearing my hair out."
Pros: "Ahh Qantas. What a relief after an internal US flight on a US carrier. Spacious, comfortable, on time, good food.They even comped us for luggage delayed that was not their fault."
Cons: "Nothing - all good. Thanks Qantas for showing us how it can and should be done."
Pros: "Great service, comfortable seats, little to no turbulence, all around a great flight!"
Cons: "When seat in front of you is reclined it takes away a lot of your personal space and makes it impossible to get up to go to bathroom"
Pros: "Overall a comfortable way to travel."
Cons: "For flying business the food was awful; the person sitting next to me actually sent his meal back it was so bad. They had a relatively pedestrian menu, but were unable to deliver. The steak was overcooked and grey throughout, prawn starter was tasteless and bland, and panna cotta was overly sweet and weirdly goopy. The dinner options were so uninspiring that I skipped. I understand that it's airline food - but don't offer it if you can't at least make it slightly acceptable.... The staff was a bit all over the place and slow - it seems like having the flight at capacity was too much for them to handle. The sets in business are really starting to show their age and need a really need a steam clean."
Cons: "Delayed at takeoff but made some time back in the air and captain rearranged connecting flights for passengers. Food portions were a bit small at mealtimes."
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "Airline needs to be more geared to satisfying customer."
Cons: "Bathrooms were disgusting, plane was dirty"
Pros: "13 hours might seem long but other carriers had longer flight times. Qantas was friendly and efficient. The flight itself was smooth. The B747-400 aircraft, while old, was comfortable. I slept for most of the flight with the help of some melatonin. The entertainment selection was good. The service was good. I would happily fly Qantas again on my next Australian adventure."
Cons: "The headphone connection in my seat was wonky on both flights to and from SFO-SYD. It was the same aircraft."
Cons: "Seats too closely squashed together Screen faulty towards end of flight Tried unsuccessfully to check in online - did not get an aisle seat which I specifically requested all along"
Pros: "Snack and Qantas Entertainment app"
Pros: "Crew on board were nice and helpful."
Cons: "No boarding announcements at Sydney airport. Food selections ran out."
Pros: "Very accommodating for such a long flight."
Cons: "The entertainment system was down causing the plane to be delayed 70 min in an already 15 hour long flight."
Cons: "Seat in last row very uncomfortable"
Pros: "The air crew was amazing & went above & beyond for us. I cannot say enough positive things about them!!!"
Pros: "Dood provided was good. Service was good. Baggage was fast."
Pros: "First Lounge is good."
Cons: "Seats are old, lumpy and don't work half the time."
Cons: "Boarding was terrible. No announcement when it was late."
Pros: "Fortunately for me my wife had to cancel her return flight in the last minute so seat was ok"
Cons: "Type of seats not comfortable. Even MD380 seats were better"
Pros: "crew was very nice and helpful"
Cons: "seats are somewhat uncomfortable."
Pros: "The crew were friendly and supportive. The premium economy meal was excellent."
Cons: "The seats were small so the overweight person next to me used up a lot of my personal space."
Cons: "Late leaving and still pretending it was going to leave sooner than it did. It boarded 15 mins after the published delayed departure time. Staff wouldn't even call to find out when it would really leave. Lounge closed before the flight was called,"
Cons: "I did not at all like the fact that the Qantas supplied headphones did not come with an adaptor to convert my pwn noise cancelling earphones to stereo sound."
Pros: "The crew was attentive, the plane clean, snack bar"
Cons: "Not enough room to stretch a bit and stand on such a long flight."
Pros: "Staff were great, comfortable seats, great movie selection. Food was so-so. The panini bread was a bit chewy/stale, and the fish was tasteless. But overall the flight was great."
Cons: "The food. See above."
Cons: "Seats could have been more comfortable and very little leg room."
Pros: "Crew were lovely. Business class attendant was really nice."
Cons: "Nothing. Great experience."
Cons: "Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance"
Cons: "Quality of snacks Quality of in flight entertainment still very poor"
Pros: "After travelling 24 hours straight the seats were super comfortable and staff super friendly xxx"
Pros: "Crew were very conciliatory given a 45min flight delay"
Cons: "Plane snacks are generally disappointing"
Cons: "Everything is good."
Cons: "The food and drinks."
Pros: "Crew was good in helping us to sit together after the booking staff seperated us incorrectly."
Cons: "Queuing lines could have been more organizered. Using stanchions would have helped organized the process. Also no one could hear the queuing instructions. Otherwise great flight!"
Pros: "I'd already been in the air a total of 18 hours so this flight was only 1.5 hours so the finish line was in sight, could hardly wait for it all to be over"
Cons: "Already be there"
Cons: "Problems with changing the boarding gate sinage!"
Cons: "Waited a long time for the catering crew before we could board. Once in the air, very smooth, friendly, professional."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, enough leg room, great staff"
Cons: "Rude loud family 3 rows back, kids noisy all night, parents talking above them"
Cons: "Virgin appears to have lost its way in its treatment of business class passengers from Fiji to Brisbane. Gone is the lounge to relax in prior to boarding , long ques and bottlenecks in "priority " lines whilst trying to board and then there is that other affliction that they now suffer from poor quality meals and selection of same Oh well so much for that wonderful experience of flying at the front of the aircraft"
Pros: "Plane was really spacious. Lots of legroom. Service was great. Wifi was great. At one point it stopped working but I got on chat and they worked it out quickly."
Pros: "Took off on time. Landed in time. Crew great"
Cons: "Food was really bad. Couldn't take a second bite. Avoid the beef stir fry."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "WiFi didn't work and the movies were dubbed over"
Pros: "Professional and friendly flight attendants. Clean airplane."
Cons: "The passenger seated next to me had horrible body odor. It made for a very long flight. Argh."
Pros: "Good flight, punctual, on time."
Cons: "Food a tiny chocalate bar. If VA advertises that it serves food on domestic flights, it should be proper food!"
Cons: "It got very cold and I was freezing"
Pros: "Great service and staff."
Cons: "The non existent baggage drop at Tullamarine. The in flight snacks needs improving."
Pros: "Crew were professional & flight ran ahead of time"
Cons: "Crowded seat & light meal wasn’t something I enjoyed"
Cons: "Entertainment is very B if not C grade At least the crew was a lot happier than my previous flight"
Pros: "Clean uniforms. Young staff."
Cons: "Price did not include luggage at all. Paid over $200 for luggage and no offer to assist disabled (I had open surgery two months prior). So told to check in all bags with their inflated prices."
Pros: "Guy at check in counter helped us with our visa into Australia and was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Flight crew was standoffish and bathrooms were not fully supplied"
Pros: "staffs were nice and smiling. plenty of snacks for everyone to eat like larabar, lays chips,coke and pepsi, etc"
Pros: "quick and easy boarding, friendly crew, decent leg room, in seat entertainment, clean facilities"
Cons: "seats are a bit hard, flight was very cold (can't control air flow), reading light was mixed up with another seat"
Pros: "Nothing !!!!!!!"
Cons: "Flight delayed 12 hours!!!!!! Baggage lost!!!! Entertainment system broken!!! Air con on plane warm and very stuffy on flight!!! Virgin is ruining my holiday!!! I will never fly with them again!!!!!!!"
Pros: "they eventually returned it"
Cons: "they lost my bag"
Cons: "I usually buy Eco X seats but this time forgot."
Pros: "I fell asleep on the way to Mackay and the crew placed snacks out for me so I didn't miss out when I woke up, they read my signals and ensured I was looked after. Thanks & Merry Christmas"
Pros: "Fast boarding, new aircraft, comfortable seats, flight was on time."
Cons: "Advertised as full service airline but food was lacking, general cleaning between flights not great."
Pros: "Seats, crew, boarding normal"
Cons: "No entertainment, food or charging port"
Pros: "The falafel wrap (lightly curry) was delicious"
Cons: "We reserved seats together and there were changed without reason"
Pros: "Great boarding and efficient flight"
Cons: "The crew - unsmiling, unfriendly and seemed to hate their jobs. Food - meusli bar !"
Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "I dislike having to use my personal mobile phone for in flight entertainment."
Pros: "Virgin Australia is fine, it's eDreams travel agency who is shoddy"
Cons: "eDreams are incompetent and unethical. In my opinion they are scammers And operate an entrapment operation. Do not book through them and kayak should reconsider their association with third party booking group"
Pros: "Counter staff at check-in was very helpful. Made sure our bags were clearly tagged for all legs of our flight"
Pros: "Friendly staff; good value refreshment; arrival in Perth was early."
Cons: "On this occasion, all went well. Top marks!"
Pros: "Comfortable short flight"
Cons: "Over 4 hour delay and was told they had to wait for the paint to dry????"
Pros: "Good plan, flight and crew"
Cons: "No entertainment. Snack was nut-based, to which my wife is allergic. No alternative."
Pros: "Glad I wasnt conecting internationally..Plane problems..Other airlines might have offerred some compensation for 2.5 hrs late.."
Cons: "Otherwise fine"
Pros: "Flight crew were great."
Cons: "Got told to "sit back down and don't worry" when our first flight was delayed, after I asked the lady at the gate that we may miss our connecting flight. She put other customers on different flights to make their connections, but when I approached was denied, and ensured we would make out next flight. Missed the next flight and had to wait another 3.5 hours for the next flight, even after explaining the situation to a gentleman at the customer service desk, he said he could not help us, and gave my partner and i am $8 food voucher while we waited as a 'sorry'. Then on the way home another 30 min delay. horrible first experience flying, Was very disappointed in the customer service & missed my brothers wedding. I should have booked Qantas instead of Virgin."
Pros: "Everyone was super helpful and friendly."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Sat on the tarmac while we were told it was delayed in Perth taking off and that it would be departing 40 min late. Then we taxied to the takeoff point and were then informed that there was a light showing in the cockpit and so we taxied back to the departure point, waited while the light was presumably repaired then eventually departed 90 minutes late arriving in Perth 100 minutes later than scheduled. Thus we would have missed our evening meal if we had travelled back to our home and instead had to obtain a meal elsewhere."
Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "Small seats, which did not recline at all, to the great discomfort of several passengers in our area, including us. With particular physical limitations due to old wounds, i have to say it was painful and unexpectedly difficult for the nearly 3 hours of incarceration. Partly this was exacerbated by the lump of head rest not moving high enough away from my shoulders. My travel companion has a head rest which was also wrecked, come away from its frame and unable to be sorted properly. In all, a poor set up for a flight."
Pros: "Great pilot in very bad weather"
Cons: "No umbrellas offered on disembarkation in heavy rain"
Airlines flying from Newcastle to Mackay have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Newcastle to Mackay
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Newcastle to Mackay
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Newcastle to Mackay
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Newcastle to Mackay
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Newcastle to Mackay