Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
|June||Best time to beat the crowds (14% less expensive on average)|
|November||Most popular time to fly (20% more expensive on average)|
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|$211||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Qantas Airways, Emirates and Jetstar have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Newcastle to Melbourne. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Newcastle to Melbourne.
The average direct flight takes 1h 35m, covering a distance of 835 km.
There are 145 (direct) flights between Newcastle and Melbourne per week, averaging 20 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($71) and Virgin Australia ($93), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($149) and Multiple Airlines ($168).
Emirates (5 times daily), Qantas Airways (5 times daily), Jetstar (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Newcastle to Melbourne, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Newcastle , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Newcastle you will be using Newcastle Williamtown, often referred to as Newcastle Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne, also known as Melbourne Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Food, comfort interior, and fast check-in processes. In fact the check-in staff are great and very friendly"
Cons: "Helpful and more smiles will be very useful. Upgrade the entertainment will be great."
Cons: "Meal for children first"
Pros: "The flight was fast, crew was awesome and overall was awesome"
Cons: "My kayak app wasn’t updated to the correct flight time so they had to put me on the last flight to Melbourne that would make it. Thankfully quantas is awesome and got it done."
Pros: "Was traveling with my 1yr old and my in-laws. Crew could not have made it a more comfortable journey."
Pros: "Just about everything was perfect. Friendly and most accommodating staff. Very good meals. Nice seats. Also great entertainment selections. This was our first time flying with Qantas Airline. Overall, this was the best flying experience we have had. Oher airline companies should learn from Qantas Airline!"
Cons: "Nothing not to like"
Pros: "Pillows were comfy, seats reclined to a comfy position"
Pros: "The plane was small, but it was my first time, so it was cool. The flight was quick and easy, and they covered my luggage even though it was too big for the plane overhead lockers."
Pros: "Staff this direction was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "You can't check in online or at the kiosk. You must adhere strictly to the carry-on baggage size and weight. The airplanes are a bit worn."
Pros: "Checking in was quick, fast through security, very enjoyable visit to the Qantas Lounge and off to board. Boarding was fast, the service was pleasant and the flight right on time."
Cons: "If I must be critical the onboard screens are a bit difficult to control. But fine for a short flight."
Pros: "The service and the meals and snacks- American airlines do not provide any of those things anymore, Qantas did domestically as well as on our international flight."
Cons: "Seat room on the international flight - became uncomfortable after over 17 hours and could not afford upgrade to business or 1st class."
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Leg room is tight in economy"
Pros: "The staff are some of the best in the sky"
Cons: "The usual riff raff amongst passengers"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and attentive. They worked hard to make the long flight as enjoyable as possible. The food was bland and uninspired. The in seat entertainment had a great variety though it stopped working with about an hour to go so that was frustrating."
Pros: "freindly staff."
Cons: "First I wasn't told I'd be going domestic . Arrived at the airport 4:30 to catch the internation flight @7:20. Funny thing is I was the only person around. There was the changing of shifts for ground & cleaning etc. No ticket booths. Put passport in kiosk,it said basically no. Finally a ticket agent showed up. She tried my passport ,and nothing. Checked threw the computer & it said leaving out of domestic. Go down to the end of the hall, can check in there. It's Qantas alright, not open till 7:00. Start to panic a bit. Stopped someone and asked. They told me I was at the wrong terminal! Get to other, check in. Ask if I have to collect luggage and customs at LAX. No goes right threw. Wrong. Waited for cases at LAX. Have to collect & go threw customs. No cases, lost in Melbourne. Then I was ignored."
Pros: "Kayak gave me aisle seat in very last row of plane next to bathroom"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable in aisle of very last row next to airport. Had to ask to be moved. Food was marginal. Small portions."
Pros: "Crew was excellent! Very friendly and attentive - entertainment selection was great and the plane stayed nice and cool which is really helpful for a 15hr flight - no one needs 300 sweaty people for 15 its."
Cons: "That we were required to check our overhead bag because it weighed more than 15lbs. Meanwhile as we boarded nearly every passenger had an overhead bag that most certainly weighed more than 15lbs. Not sure what was going on there...also the seats are a little tight when reclined. Once the seat in front of me reclined back I had my knees in the back of the chair the entire flight and I am not a particularly tall person- made for a pretty uncomfortable 15hrs."
Pros: "Managed to reach destination safely. Only taking about 8 hrs more than scheduled."
Cons: "Flight delayed. The made boarded passengers disembark and wait for an unpredictable amount of time with no updates. Then finally we boarded then the service was very poor. For example they did not remove the dishes for about three hours after serving dinner. The last straw was that they diverted to Sydney instead of the final destination Melbourne as the crew was going over 20 hrs. With the diversion they saved about 45 min , but the exhausted passengers lost another 3 hrs in their already miserable flight. Also quantas NOT friendly for people traveling with kids.... BEWARE."
Pros: "Crew was trying hard to make customers comfortable"
Cons: "Delay in departure, my seat was next to the “kitchen “, so I didn’t get any sleep due to to constant noise!"
Pros: "Good Food and ok services"
Cons: "2 hrs delay. Entertainment system froze and no sound from time to time. Dirty seats."
Pros: "The service of both inflight & gate agents were wonderful"
Cons: "The seats were a bit tight"
Pros: "Good service, on time"
Cons: "Coffee, not good enough"
Pros: "Good pillows."
Cons: "They let us know by email little before departure that there would be a delay of 1h 15 min in our arrival to London. This made me uneasy from the very beginning that I would lose my London-Luxembourg flight. The crew in the boarding gate, only after much insisting, said they would make a note so that someone from Qantas would wait for me and help me get my London-Luxembourg flight no problem, but in the next stopovers (Melbourne, Dubai), there was no sign of this. Also, the delay in the end was 2h 20 min - and I lost my flight to Luxembourg."
Pros: "I love Qantas in general. I paid for exit row seats and it's worth the extra money."
Cons: "Food was ok but I've had better in Qantas."
Pros: "Double seats in Economy"
Cons: "Complete lack of separation between seats - minimal room. When the passenger in front reclined. It knocked my very small Qantas bottle over. Non existant leg room. A most Uncomfortable flight back to Melbourne Qantas take a look at Jet Blue. ..this should be your benchmark in Economy Travel...."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food was nothing special. Cheese and crackers"
Pros: "Didn't have to pay for drinks, after 4pm policy!"
Cons: "Call what was server 'supper' didn't quite cut it. More like tiny heavily salted cardboard."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Good crew on the ground and in the air."
Cons: "The food was the worst long haul food I've ever had - a hot sandwich in a box. Really? For a 12 hour flight?! Entertainment was basic - not bad, but minimal. Seat recline was basic/minimal. If you're a budget flyer, pick a different airline. If you're a premium flyer, Quantas is fine."
Pros: "Food, entertainment, comfy seats, quiet sleeping time"
Cons: "Some of the head phone connection did not work"
Pros: "Qantas was half the price of what I had paid for last year on United. Overall the price was great for I had paid for. The staffs were friendly. They let the passengers move around because there were plenty of seats."
Cons: "I didn't like how they didn't give us notification of how far out we were to landing. I end up going to the restroom a few outs. The flight attendant kept knocking on the door. Obviously, I cannot stop what I am doing to go out."
Pros: "Great everything by Qantas - couldn't fault any aspect of the service"
Cons: "Not good that traffic backed up 800 metres to get to drop off zone!"
Cons: "Food on board from Syndey to Melbourne"
Pros: "Every person that works for this airline (that I came in contact with) was very helpful, extremely nice, and very supprtive."
Pros: "in flight experience - ability to preselect food. A380 is a great, quiet airplane."
Cons: "the process at LAX - old airport, long queues. needs updating."
Cons: "Seats did not fully recline in business class"
Pros: "Flying business class on quantas is awesome"
Pros: "Documentaries, food, wine, service, seats"
Pros: "The comfort , the food the entertainment"
Pros: "The personal entertainment option worked fantastically. Food was also very good for such a short flight."
Pros: "Really friendly, helpful, attentive staff"
Cons: "Weather - there was about 45 minutes of real turbulence!! Service at Hertz was really bad. Kept me waiting about 30 minutes. If I didn't follow up the staff wouldn't have noticed that my car had arrived."
Pros: "Food is good which is being served hot , even the bread is being served hot . The food is of the right portion .The crew is doing what they need to do for the passengers , quiet efficient , smile quite a lot thus making them feel more comfortable . The toilets are being kept clean . Keep it up !"
Pros: "Lady who checked us in in LA was great."
Cons: "On-board crew may have been the worst ever and I've done that flight for YEARS. They only get grumpier, bossier, ruder and less helpful each time. Oh for another airline that flies direct LAX > MEL!!!"
Cons: "Why do they use QF flight number between Hobart and Sydney/Melbourne when it is operated by JETStar? As a customer I naturally expect I can get the same service from JETStar as Qantas.However I had to check out my heavy luggage at Sydney Airport, get a shuttle bus paying money and check in again at JETStar. The JETStar staff at the airport was not helpful at all! On the contrary she BLUNTLY told me JETStar is a different company from QANTAS. That's all. At Hobart Airport I was BLUNTLY told again I had to get my luggage at Melbourne Airport and check in again because they didn't have facility to forward the luggage to Qantas. I understand Qantas and JETStar are allied airlines and so they should give the same service as any other allied airlines. I need good explanation about these poor service from JETStar and Qantas. Thank you ."
Pros: "entertainment system was excellent, very up to date. broad selection of movies and TV shows, good selection of music as well."
Cons: "seats were abysmal for a 15hr flight. These are similar to the intolerable seats and spacing for domestic (US) flights on legacy carriers (although, American is now radically changing seat dimensions and comfort on the 737-800). For a 6hr flight, it is not tolerable. For a 15hr non-stop flight, it is punishing. The Quantas A380-200 is no longer a new plane. The seat hardware is tired, lumpy, stiff, back-breaking. This could be improved by more space per seat, but it is not. I am 6'3" (189cm) and not at all fat (75kg), but the amount of seating space was tight. Again, this is an inconvenience for a short flight, and absolutely punishing on a long, 15hr, flight. It was not a cheap flight, and surely some updated seats can be put in, with fewer rows. By contrast, I flew back to US on Air New Zealand, and was entirely comfortable on a 12hr leg on very modern and spacious seats in the lowest economy class seat, on a 777 plane for a much cheaper fare."
Pros: "Good selection of movies to watch on my 14 hour flight. Seat was comfortable. Food was good and plentiful, staff members were great."
Cons: "It would be nice if food and drinks could be ordered via the tv screens. I tried to upgrade to business class but the qantas website kept giving me an account creation error message and would allow me to create it. When I got to the airport and asked the attendant he said it was too late to do it in person and I should have done it the day before. He was actually very nice, but it was frustrating that I tried to do it as far as a week early but was not able to because the website. I was still comfortable in the seat I was in but would have felt better if I even had a chance at upgrading."
Pros: "It was the first time I have flown internationally and not gone through immigration when leaving the US. So was fast. The transfer on the bus was good."
Cons: "Qantas needs some better salty snacks to nibble on, those soy crackers are like cat food. The transfer on the bus was not well marked or communicated to passengers. we were lucky to stumble onto it"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Pros: "The entertainment..."
Cons: "There was not a lot of room for my legs when the chair in front of me was in the reclining position ."
Pros: "Boarding and flight time"
Cons: "Lounges were dirty"
Pros: "Super quick boarding"
Cons: "Lounge in melb was dirty, food average. Lounge in Adelaide was over packed - couldn't get a seat"
Cons: "Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern"
Pros: "Crew was very courteous and we had decent leg room for economy. Flight was on-time unlike Quantas"
Cons: "Food was not appealing but the beverages were great."
Pros: "The crew was SO polite, hospitable, professional the helpful. They were so kind when someone (us!) had a screaming four year old we were trying to calm down. They offered her a hot chocolate.... so kind and helped immensely. We were very impressed and will look to fly internationally with Virgin AU."
Cons: "Airline food is always a bit rough. This was definitely on the 'better' side, but we were travelling with three small children, (ages 4, 5, and 7) and they didn't like any of the options. Luckily we had snack food for them to get through the flight."
Pros: "Friendly crew!"
Cons: "The computers continue to be problematic. It took 25 minutes at the checkin desk to get the system to take my document numbers. Also the in flight movie system has issues with touch sensing, often being slow to respond and misreading the location of the touch."
Cons: "Economy boarding was in just 2 batches with the front rows first. This results in a lot of standing waiting for people to get into their seats. Entertainment was ok but could have used a better selection of movies. I ended up watching movies I had seen before."
Pros: "Fast boarding. Efficient in flight service including a bev and energy bar."
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!"
Cons: "Seats too close together"
Pros: "The flight attendants Movie selections Food All Great!!!!!"
Cons: "One and a half hour delay"
Cons: "Initial temperature was a little low but it improved"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Crew was great as usual"
Cons: "2 young women begind me loud all they way, kicking the back of the seat and thumping on tray table, screaming bloody murder children"
Pros: "I loved wverything the check in lines, service was great, the seats were that i chose was given to me all and all, i will be a returning customer, hopefully the flight home will be just as smooth"
Cons: "I tried to check in online it didnt let me butt it might of just been my fault"
Pros: "Efficient and comfortable"
Cons: "Flight delayed 1:hour 10 minutes"
Pros: "Free wifi is amazing! This is something all airlines need to take more attention of!! Some airlines have ridiculous charges for wifi."
Cons: "Annoying that they didn’t board via the front and rear exit, but this was probably because it was raining. Half the plane boarded via the “priority pass” would be kinda disappointed if I had a high status only to board with half the plane."
Pros: "Can't complain at all with Virgin's A380"
Pros: "Another delay by 1 hour"
Cons: "I should only book qantas .... virgin are never in time."
Pros: "Plenty of leg room in economy. Crew were pleasant."
Cons: "The food was disgusting. The plane was really cold, 2 blankets & I was still freezing."
Pros: "Flight attendants made the trip very nice."
Cons: "A little more legroom on a long international flight would be helpful."
Pros: "Great flight, punctual, great movie options, great food, friendly and helpful flight attendants. After the chaos of boarding and disembarking that marks domestic US flights, Virgin's quick and painless boarding and disembarking of a much larger aircraft was a breath of fresh air. Great job VA!"
Cons: "Nothing, it was all good."
Pros: "Virgin Australia’s staff is some of the most friendly and professional staff I’ve flown with. They go above and beyond to be hospitable. Also, this particular flight was an evening flight and they even had complimentary snacks- not just peanuts but actual crackers and cheese. There was a small delay in the beginning due to crew having to come from another late aircraft but they handled it very professionally and despite starting late, still got us to our destination ahead of schedule."
Pros: "Fast check in, friendly staff"
Pros: "Lots of SPACE!"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Not much room once seats are leaned back"
Pros: "On-time, friendly crew, comfortable flight."
Cons: "Food - please don't advertise that you will feed us when all the food is is a tiny packet of pretzels."
Pros: "We paid for Premium Seating- not quite Business Class, but supposedly like Business on a domestic flight. Boarding was great, right after business. We had problems with my seating, but the crew did everything they could to amend the issues. The crew was wonderful and really took great care of us."
Cons: "Right away we found out my chair was broken, and couldn't recline. Also, we had been placed in the first row of Premium and there are no automatic footrests. The crew has to bring those out. But there weren't any on board the plane at all. And since I'm only 5'2" tall, my feet don't reach the floor, causing blood circulation to be cut off in my legs from the pressure of hanging on the seat. No recline for 12+ hours, and no foot rest = a lot of pain and discomfort. I've been to the doctor twice since arriving home and am still in pain."
Pros: "everiting was on time"
Cons: "food: 1 biscuit for a high ticket price - it is too slim"
Cons: "Had to board from tarmac up steep ladder carrying luggage in 95 degree heat. No assistance available."
Pros: "The crew and overhead storage."
Cons: "It would be good to have hot towels like Emirates after you board and before you get off."
Pros: "Gate crew gave us extra seats to spread out and flight was around comfortable. Really enjoyed in-flight TV options"
Cons: "We normally love to check prices on KAYAK and then book directly through airlines which we thought we were doing in this incident. But after we booked we realized a third-party website – Webjet- would be handling our tickets which resulted in many problems. We ended up needing to change our itinerary in a simple way that would’ve been easy to do through the airline but webjet would not accommodate without spending $2500 in ticket fees. To avoid that we had to book additional tickets and take an additional flight that ended up being cheaper but quite the hassle that took way longer"
Pros: "The falafel wrap (lightly curry) was delicious"
Cons: "We reserved seats together and there were changed without reason"
Cons: "We were delayed transferring because of the Virgin bus being infrequent getting passengers between the international and domestic terminal and almost missed our flights. There was confusion trying to get our bags checked in as they were fast tracking people whose flights were after ours but not us. Then it was awkward being late and last on our connecting flight with everyone glarring at us."
Pros: "Very nice staff"
Pros: "VA planes are always fairly new"
Cons: "Broken USB in a seat I paid extra for. Not good."
Pros: "Virgin are consistent"
Pros: "Efficient loading and unloading, very friendly team"
Cons: "They claim to be full service and dinner was a bag of stale pretzels"
Pros: "Excellent choice of movies, nibbles and snacks suitable."
Cons: "The seat was a little uncomfortable on that plane. Not sure why."
Pros: "On time service"
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "The plane was delayed. Why. Not quite sure."
Pros: "Good plan, flight and crew"
Cons: "No entertainment. Snack was nut-based, to which my wife is allergic. No alternative."
Pros: "Great crew, great seats, beautiful flight."
Cons: "An earlier flight was apparently got cancelled so my husband and I got split up, each landing a middle seat, not together. That was a bit disappointing."
Pros: "cheese and tomato SW"
Cons: "too many yuppies"
Pros: "minimal snacks and drinks"
Pros: "I liked how easy it was to get that extra leg room by requesting seating I the exit row."
Pros: "Not much. 1hr 5min flight was 1 hr 10 min late. The cabin crew seemed disinterested."
Cons: "The crew was poor. One chewing gum, another picking her hair/head throughout the flight like she has nits. The third lolling around and chatting/gossiping to the others. This is a short flight. The least they could have done was behave professionally."
Pros: "The crew was really nice."
Cons: "All snacks & drinks cost extra on Jetstar."
Pros: "Got here early! Love that!"
Pros: "The help I was given whilst checking in."
Pros: "Quick and comfortable. Arrived 30 mins ahead of schedule"
Cons: "Kayak didn’t allow me to add luggage to my booking and forced me to go through Jetstars website and alter my booking. Here, the site only let me add luggage to my trip up. At the airport, completely unaware of the situation, I was made to look stupid then hit with a $60 “amendment” fee. On top of all that, my flight home was delayed an hour. This is the second time in 2 months this flight has been delayed."
Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"
Cons: "Booked flight, due to Visa issues, couldn't use flight. Attempted to resolve, would have cost more than original booking to do anything with it. Customer service was happy to tell me either no or it will cost a lot of money. So not recommended Jetstar."
Pros: "Planes were big and spacious compared to others I've been on"
Cons: "Carry on weight limit of ~10lbs and if more then it costs $25 a lb... really? No food included whatsoever, not even coffee or tea."
Pros: "Great flight...on time..."
Cons: "Customer service is terrible. Seats are uncomfortable. No food or entertainment provided."
Pros: "Had row of seats to myself."
Cons: "Flight was late unexpectedly, causing me to miss a diving trip I had planned and prepaid for. I am out $200. This could have been avoided had anyone working at the airline been helpful about a revised landing time but they were not. Completely rude! Even when I boarded the flight the attendant said 'no idea when we are set to land!' And then she laughed in my face. Absolutely horrible."
Cons: "Charged $285 for 1 checked bag! Wow. SCAM"
Pros: "Crew were fantastic... efficient, welcoming, professional."
Cons: "We were SHOCKED to learn that we could not purchase additional baggage weight allowance online (were not allowed to check in online), and when we got to the counter to check in, were told that each additional kilogram of baggage weight over 20kilos (per person) would cost us $25!!! This is outrageous. We are traveling in Australia/NZ for 23 days with golf clubs and many bags, spending lots of money in these countries, and were very upset to learn of this archaic policy."
Pros: "Flight crew very attentive and capable."
Cons: "When purchasing business class no need to have a screaming child the entire flight.Business class is costly!!!!!. Children of a certain age must not be permitted to fly this class.The amount of room in business is a joke and pathetic."
Cons: "The flight was freezing. The air conditioning was up way to high. Everyone on the plane was too cold. We were coming from Summer heading to winter and were still in summer clothing. I had a travel blanket, but still was shivering with the cold during the flight. Many people complained, and it was turned down for an hour or so but then it went back to freezing."
Pros: "The jetstar staff at check in counter were very helpful"
Cons: "The web page is misleading When I tried to pay online the check in baggage fee, there is no way to do it, only by paying at the checking counter, and the price is the double, it is an abuse , that the company claim it can be done bny webpage but it cant be done."
Pros: "I liked the convenience of the airport and getting on the flight."
Cons: "I didn't like that there are a lot of hidden fees with Jetstar. I didn't realize you needed to purchase bags for the flight and was unpleasantly surprised when we got to the airport and were told it was going to be $160 to get our bags on our flight and that if we would be paid for it a day before it would have been substantially cheaper. Also, nothing was provided for free on the flight-not even water or the entertainment for a 6 hour long flight."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Those flying from abroad with luggage should NOT fly with JetStar. The fees are ridiculous!!! There are many other airlines in Australia that are fairly priced."
Pros: "When finally touching down in Auckland getting off the plane."
Cons: "Check-in procedures and mandatory "wait outside of security until Jetstar customer service gets to their post in Sydney". The insanely uncomfortable seats with paper thin backs allowing for passengers behind to knee you in the kidney while trying to get comfortable themselves. I could go on for hours."
Pros: "On time flight, good crew behavior"
Cons: "Extra charging for baggage Not reseaonable cost per kilo Wasting time at service desk for payment"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable. In addition, At time of boarding, I was carrying a very light carry on. 9lbs. Only airline I've heard charging $50AUS, if it's over 7lb. Unheard of. (For safety reasons). Bull. Many other passengers had plenty of larger and heavier baggage of which I pointed out. Matthew (at the gate) mentioned it didn't matter, because I was the one being selected, (in other words, I was the one that looked most like a tourist). I had a very light LV carry on duffle bag. People were carrying rolling luggage.... While the payment didn't bother me, what bothered me was the fact of having to put my luggage understand. Seats in plane were ridiculously uncomfortable. Unlike anything else."
Cons: "room behind seats very short, staff not very attentive to those who hadn't paid for on-board options."
Pros: "Just ok - got us to our destination."
Cons: "Baggage charges, crammed in, screaming babies the entire flight and not even a glass of water."
Pros: "Awful airline."
Cons: "God this was an awful experience. They substituted a small plane for the big plane and bumped 100 people to a later flight with a connection thru an intermediate city, leaving 3 hours later. But that flight got delayed 2 hours so we would have missed our connection anyway and not gotten to our destination until 30 hours later. We spent most of the day standing in incredibly slow lines mislabelled Customer Service. It was nothing of the kind. The whole experience felt like being abused."
Pros: "Having flown budget airlines in several different countries it is well accepted that you get what you pay for. Jetstar is definitely a cheap, no frills flight but the seats are comfortable, the carry-on baggage allowance reasonable, and the extras not entirely outrageous. When needing to be budget conscious and able to travel light, this is definitely a good option."
Pros: "The flight was on time and reasonably comfortable, partly because it was a short flight. No real problems. I was afraid that it may have been a mistake booking a cut-rate airline because of horrible experiences with such airlines in the USA (Allegiant, Spirit), but Jetstar is better than those airlines."
Cons: "Luggage policy is awful. Southwest Airlines has great luggage policies, and sets the standard every other airline should try to match."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient. Staff were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Crammed seats. All the weight limitations."
Pros: "Was looking for a last minute affordable flight to Australia. Jetstar fit the bill."
Cons: "Legroom extremely tight for 6'4" passenger. While I am OK with the concept of bring your own food or buy on board, I think at least water should be offered on a 10 hr flight."
Pros: "Spacious overhead bins that are not utilized because of forced check-in and low carry on weight alliance."
Cons: "You have to pay for everything including watching the screen in front of you. High checked baggage rate."
Pros: "the plane was new and the flight was smooth"
Cons: "the staff were not very polite and the food was average i just also flew to hobart and the staff again very not polite i think they all need a crash course with customer service. they said feel free to move around the cabin well we were told to sit down which i didnt cause i wanted to move around we then were going to sit down and someones jackets took 3 seats and wernt allowed to sit the re cause of the jacket dont they have a storage where jackets go into."
Pros: "Business Class food and service with economy plus seating. Beats paying 3 times as much for little more."
Pros: "The very nice baggage chief who trumped the witch"
Cons: "terrible gate attendant a real snotty witch"
Cons: "Jet star charged us $500 for 3 damn bags. Outrageous and criminal. Got the "policy" bit as well.How about this,"It's our policy to bend you over every way we can and there is nothing you can do about it." Why not a policy of doing good, doing right, treating others the way you would like to be treated. I know your profits won't be as large, but it may be worth it."
Cons: "Seats were packed close together. No leg room"
Pros: "Was onetime and landed early."
Cons: "Baggage gouging, terrible customer service, long lines."
Cons: "Kayak needs to do a much better job making it clear that luggage needs to be purchased up front. I realize now that it is in the fine print, but I did not know that no checked bags came with this flight. The cost was not just high, it was obscene ($670 for two bags!). That was just slightly less than the cost of the entire flight for both of us. I will never fly Jetstar again. This was absolutely ridiculous. It is also a very compelling story, which I am sharing with everyone that I know. Please find a way to make this right so that the conclusion of the story can be how Kayak is a good company for fixing this."
Pros: "Inexpensive relative to other airlines You don't have to pay for what you don't want Straightforward boarding process"
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable Should be able to elect to sit next to your friend without having to pay for assigned seats"
Cons: "The web site says that all JQ flight purchased after July 15 2015 include a checked bag with up to 20Kg, however when I checked in they charged me $110 (4,000 Baht) for the bag and did not want to even discuss it."
Pros: "Check-in crew were friendly. I think they try to do the best with the hand they are dealt. I feel sorry for them. Advice to them... Look for another job where the employer gives you the proper tools to fairly treat the customers."
Cons: "VERY DISAPPOINTING EXPERIENCE. JetStar is just like a big leech... just sucking money from their hosts (customers) every which way possible. Our plane was in really poor condition as well (interior); seat worn out, seat pocket torn so could not be used, seat space is sooo small you might as well be in a sardine can. I thought it very appropriate at the Christchurch airport that they pipe the sound of sheep bleating as you plane and deplane; I felt about equal treatment as herding sheep. Never again JetStar. Awfull!"
Pros: "Howzit, My experience from Honolulu to Melbourne from check in , boarding , inflight experience, deplaning was good. The check in agent was nice. The boarding agent was nice and let us board earlier.The Inflight staff was pleasant.I had an issue with my son's entertainment. It was not working. The prongs from a previous flight was stuck inside the holes for the ear phones. The inflight staff offered a snack for my son up to $10 which was the equal to the amount I paid for entertainment. I had paid for everything in advance,check in baggage , seat assignments,food, comfort pack,and entertainment round trip. I wanted my boys and myself to be comfortable for the 11 hour flight. My overall experience was good. Aloha, Irene"
Cons: "Howzit, My experience from Melbourne to Honolulu was exhausting.I could not sleep.These are my reasons why: 1) Our flight was delayed from a 5pm to 9:55pm, then finally to a 11:55pm.departure. I had to check in after 2pm. because I had to return my rental car at 2pm. I went thru a 3rd party and I was unable to extend my rental car return to a later time. We were given refreshment vouchers at check in. 2) By the time we boarded we were extremely exhausted,thirsty,and hungry for we have been at the airport for 9 hours with only three $15 refreshment vouchers. 3) Then, after the meal service my son vomited because he said his child meal, a pasta dish, tasted bad like it was old or spoiled. He said it didn't taste fresh. The inflight staff was pleasant and helped me clean up with serviettes. Then, the inflight staff reseated the passengers in a row right in front of us to other seats ,because of the vomit odor was unpleasant, and so my son can lay down to sleep,because he was feeling very ill from the food. My overall experience from Melbourne to Honolulu was exhausting because I could not sleep. My son was ill most of the flight from food poisoning from spoiled food he had eaten. Aloha, Irene"
Pros: "speedy boarding"
Cons: "flight was delayed, baggage policy wasn't clear"
Cons: "An international flight from Queenstown to Melbourne is a long time to not get anything to drink for free...even water"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, unclear baggage policy"
Pros: "Low cost carrier but all extras add up. Flight was on time. Boarding procedure was very orderly and quick. Rules on carry-on seemed more lienient for some and very strict on others."
Pros: "Low prices"
Cons: "Risky purchase. Always at risk of having to pay more for bags or changes."
Pros: "Don't expect Emirates, but with Jetstar you get exactly what you pay for. Easy, cheap way to travel to AU. I would recommend to anyone."
Cons: "Lavatories needed cleaning. Come on guys, don't skimp on janitorial services."
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