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Information for flights to Cairns from Sydney Kingsford Smith

Avg. flight duration 3h 01m
Flights arrive in Cairns
Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight price $195
Distance 1,973 km
Airlines Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

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Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
3%
expected price increase
Average price:
$365
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$281
or less (return)

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High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 17% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Flights to Cairns from Sydney Kingsford Smith

How long does a flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns take?
An average non-stop flight takes 3h 05m, covering a distance of 1973 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Cairns?
There are 458 (non-stop) flights between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Cairns per week, averaging 63 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($195), Tigerair Australia ($200) and Virgin Australia ($262).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Cairns?
Qantas Airways (10 times daily), Virgin Australia (7 times daily), Jetstar (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns?
For Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Cairns back to Sydney Kingsford Smith, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns (return)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$195
only
$195
Destination
Cairns
$195
only
$195
Mon., 18 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Fri., 22 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.8 OK
Based on 94 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: So I told them I was going to have luggage but they didn’t have it at the check in counter. Then they charged me $195 for 1 bag that weighed 24kg. Are you joking?? Then, the woman says we’ll we can upgrade you to an exit row seat for free. I thought that sounded awesome, extra legroom and all, so of course I accepted. When I get on the plane, my seat was in the row ahead of the exit row, with no extra legroom. The flight attendant said that the row i was in is considered an exit row as well. Here are the problems: 1 even if I didn’t tell them I was taking luggage, who the hell would pay to take one goddamned bag for $195 when the entire flight cost $150?! 2 imagine I paid for the exit row seat and they stuck me in the row ahead of the exit area so I had no extra leg room I would be extremely angry. Lastly, everything on the flight is for order, nothing is free not even water. I would never, ever, fly jetstar again even if the only alternative was to walk.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.8

Cons: The entire experience

SYD
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Boarding was a breeze! Staff was very friendly

Cons: No free snacks or beverages... only available to purchase

SYD
CNS
OK 5.0

Pros: Crew was nice and boarding process was very efficient.

Cons: seats were extremely close to each other and incredibly uncomfortable. They didn't even offer a glass of water without payment. Literally everything but the air cost money.

SYD
CNS
Excellent 8.6

Pros: All staff on ground and in flight very pleasant and helpful

Cons: I,ve no complaints

Sat., 19 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Wed., 23 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: 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.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

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

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 !!

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

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

Sat., 1 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 15m
Tue., 4 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 4 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 55 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
CNS
Good 7.3

Cons: Not very comforting seats

SYD
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: Nice crew.

Cons: This flight was full with many families with small children. The parents exercised almost no control over their rambunctious children. A gentlemen in my row turned around to request that the children seated behind him not bang and bump the back of his seat. After 3 such requests a fight almost broke out between adults. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this on a flight. I myself got no rest on the 3 hr flight to Cairns.

SYD
CNS
Good 7.3

Cons: Delays from Sydney to Cairns were disappointing and VA did nothing to make up for it. (The flight was pretty empty so that was a plus!

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NA

Cons: Despite multiple confirmation emails from Kayak (including this survey). But I found out last minute from the airline that the flight never actually got booked, so I needed to book a different flight last minute.

SYD
CNS
Good 6.3

Cons: There was an extremely long line at check-in with only a couple of Virgin Australia attendants working. Despite the line (of several hundred people), the staff appeared to have no urgency about moving customers through the check-in process, and at one point two of the the three workers quit working, packed up and left. Replacements arrived five minutes later and took another five to ten minutes to set-up before helping customers - leaving one agent for the overflowing line. Total wait time for check-in alone was over 1 hour.

Tue., 12 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Wed., 13 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.8 OK
Based on 94 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Extreme difficulty in check in and bag drop process waited over an hour and combined with security almost missed the flight.

SYD
CNS
OK 5.0

Pros: Crew was nice and boarding process was very efficient.

Cons: seats were extremely close to each other and incredibly uncomfortable. They didn't even offer a glass of water without payment. Literally everything but the air cost money.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Same as the previous review

SYD
CNS
Good 7.0

Pros: This was a simple no frills flight cost is low because extras are just that extra.

Cons: Seats are paper thin, so much so that i got pushed every time the gentleman behind me moved his knees.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Pay extra $500 for my luggage. Still do not know why.

Thu., 31 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Tue., 5 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

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

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

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 !!

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

Thu., 21 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Sat., 23 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.8 OK
Based on 94 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.8

Cons: The entire experience

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Same as the previous review

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Pay extra $500 for my luggage. Still do not know why.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Over 1.5 hours to check our bags, delays, baggage fees

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: No food or entertainment. Seats do narrow and MINIMAL leg room

Sun., 24 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Sun., 31 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

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

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 !!

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

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

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

Mon., 25 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Thu., 28 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.8 OK
Based on 94 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Same as the previous review

SYD
CNS
Excellent 8.6

Pros: All staff on ground and in flight very pleasant and helpful

Cons: I,ve no complaints

SYD
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: Crew friendly

Cons: Bag drop lineup ridiculously long. Flight late departing. Black tea $4. Missed our transfer to port Douglas and had to wait 2 hours to the next. Not happy.

SYD
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Boarding was a breeze! Staff was very friendly

Cons: No free snacks or beverages... only available to purchase

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Pay extra $500 for my luggage. Still do not know why.

Sun., 24 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Tue., 26 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual

Cons: Aircraft not the cleanest

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: 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.

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
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Not much.

Cons: 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!

Tue., 5 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Fri., 15 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 5.8 OK
Based on 94 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Pay extra $500 for my luggage. Still do not know why.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Over 1.5 hours to check our bags, delays, baggage fees

SYD
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Boarding was a breeze! Staff was very friendly

Cons: No free snacks or beverages... only available to purchase

SYD
CNS
Good 7.0

Pros: This was a simple no frills flight cost is low because extras are just that extra.

Cons: Seats are paper thin, so much so that i got pushed every time the gentleman behind me moved his knees.

SYD
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: Crew friendly

Cons: Bag drop lineup ridiculously long. Flight late departing. Black tea $4. Missed our transfer to port Douglas and had to wait 2 hours to the next. Not happy.

Tue., 26 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Sun., 3 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

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

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 !!

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual

Cons: Aircraft not the cleanest

BNE
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Not much.

Cons: 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!

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

Tue., 1 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
6h 25m
Tue., 8 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Trip: 8 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 15 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
JNB
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Economy seats were surprisingly comfortable . As usual not enough toilets!! The boarding in Jnb was the usual security schlepp but all in all no complaints and I will certainly fly this route and use this carrier again.

Cons: Not enough toilets on board - peolequeing forever to get a chance,really tough on the parents with children.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: On time flight ,no problems.

Cons: All was fine.

SIN
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: On-time, Food, Comfort

Cons: Special Assistance not provided inspite of it being booked with ticket.

SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.0

Cons: very cramped

SYD
CNS
Good 7.3

Pros: staff were very friendly

Cons: the entertainment equipment had a glitch and not function properly

Wed., 6 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Sat., 16 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 5.8 OK
Based on 94 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.8

Cons: The entire experience

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: So I told them I was going to have luggage but they didn’t have it at the check in counter. Then they charged me $195 for 1 bag that weighed 24kg. Are you joking?? Then, the woman says we’ll we can upgrade you to an exit row seat for free. I thought that sounded awesome, extra legroom and all, so of course I accepted. When I get on the plane, my seat was in the row ahead of the exit row, with no extra legroom. The flight attendant said that the row i was in is considered an exit row as well. Here are the problems: 1 even if I didn’t tell them I was taking luggage, who the hell would pay to take one goddamned bag for $195 when the entire flight cost $150?! 2 imagine I paid for the exit row seat and they stuck me in the row ahead of the exit area so I had no extra leg room I would be extremely angry. Lastly, everything on the flight is for order, nothing is free not even water. I would never, ever, fly jetstar again even if the only alternative was to walk.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Extreme difficulty in check in and bag drop process waited over an hour and combined with security almost missed the flight.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Pay extra $500 for my luggage. Still do not know why.

SYD
CNS
OK 5.0

Pros: Crew was nice and boarding process was very efficient.

Cons: seats were extremely close to each other and incredibly uncomfortable. They didn't even offer a glass of water without payment. Literally everything but the air cost money.

Thu., 14 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Thu., 21 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
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
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Not much.

Cons: 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
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

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: On time

Cons: They nickel and dime you for every possible thing. $100 per suitcase to check in is ridiculous. On top of that, they charged $49 extra for hand luggage that was overweight, claiming that it's "dangerous" to other passengers if heavy luggage is overhead. They couldn't explain how $49 excess weight fee solves the problem if my hand luggage is still stowed overhead. Everything about this airline is a scam, and I will never fly them again. They made me livid.

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.

Fri., 24 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 15m
Fri., 31 May
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 55 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
CNS
Good 6.3

Cons: There was an extremely long line at check-in with only a couple of Virgin Australia attendants working. Despite the line (of several hundred people), the staff appeared to have no urgency about moving customers through the check-in process, and at one point two of the the three workers quit working, packed up and left. Replacements arrived five minutes later and took another five to ten minutes to set-up before helping customers - leaving one agent for the overflowing line. Total wait time for check-in alone was over 1 hour.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NA

Cons: Despite multiple confirmation emails from Kayak (including this survey). But I found out last minute from the airline that the flight never actually got booked, so I needed to book a different flight last minute.

SYD
CNS
Good 7.3

Cons: Not very comforting seats

SYD
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: I missed the connection in Sydney to get to Cairns… So, still waiting to board the last leg of the flight. The airport in Sydney was really busy and it just took a while to go through customs, and baggage claims etc..

SYD
CNS
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Mostly everything

Cons: The seats were a bit cramped.

Mon., 18 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Wed., 6 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 17 days
Overall 5.8 OK
Based on 94 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Over 1.5 hours to check our bags, delays, baggage fees

SYD
CNS
OK 5.0

Pros: Crew was nice and boarding process was very efficient.

Cons: seats were extremely close to each other and incredibly uncomfortable. They didn't even offer a glass of water without payment. Literally everything but the air cost money.

SYD
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: Crew friendly

Cons: Bag drop lineup ridiculously long. Flight late departing. Black tea $4. Missed our transfer to port Douglas and had to wait 2 hours to the next. Not happy.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: So I told them I was going to have luggage but they didn’t have it at the check in counter. Then they charged me $195 for 1 bag that weighed 24kg. Are you joking?? Then, the woman says we’ll we can upgrade you to an exit row seat for free. I thought that sounded awesome, extra legroom and all, so of course I accepted. When I get on the plane, my seat was in the row ahead of the exit row, with no extra legroom. The flight attendant said that the row i was in is considered an exit row as well. Here are the problems: 1 even if I didn’t tell them I was taking luggage, who the hell would pay to take one goddamned bag for $195 when the entire flight cost $150?! 2 imagine I paid for the exit row seat and they stuck me in the row ahead of the exit area so I had no extra leg room I would be extremely angry. Lastly, everything on the flight is for order, nothing is free not even water. I would never, ever, fly jetstar again even if the only alternative was to walk.

SYD
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Boarding was a breeze! Staff was very friendly

Cons: No free snacks or beverages... only available to purchase

Mon., 28 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Thu., 31 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

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

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.

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

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: On time

Cons: They nickel and dime you for every possible thing. $100 per suitcase to check in is ridiculous. On top of that, they charged $49 extra for hand luggage that was overweight, claiming that it's "dangerous" to other passengers if heavy luggage is overhead. They couldn't explain how $49 excess weight fee solves the problem if my hand luggage is still stowed overhead. Everything about this airline is a scam, and I will never fly them again. They made me livid.

Sun., 26 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 15m
Fri., 31 May
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 6 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 55 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NA

Cons: Despite multiple confirmation emails from Kayak (including this survey). But I found out last minute from the airline that the flight never actually got booked, so I needed to book a different flight last minute.

SYD
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: Nice crew.

Cons: This flight was full with many families with small children. The parents exercised almost no control over their rambunctious children. A gentlemen in my row turned around to request that the children seated behind him not bang and bump the back of his seat. After 3 such requests a fight almost broke out between adults. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this on a flight. I myself got no rest on the 3 hr flight to Cairns.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Can watch movies by phone

Cons: The food, the service are very normal

SYD
CNS
Good 7.3

Cons: Delays from Sydney to Cairns were disappointing and VA did nothing to make up for it. (The flight was pretty empty so that was a plus!

SYD
CNS
OK 4.6

Cons: Boarding made half passengers drag their carryon luggage down stairs, then drag them up the plane. Not acceptable! Almost pulled my back out.

Wed., 6 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Mon., 11 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.8 OK
Based on 94 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Boarding was a breeze! Staff was very friendly

Cons: No free snacks or beverages... only available to purchase

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Pay extra $500 for my luggage. Still do not know why.

SYD
CNS
Good 7.0

Pros: This was a simple no frills flight cost is low because extras are just that extra.

Cons: Seats are paper thin, so much so that i got pushed every time the gentleman behind me moved his knees.

SYD
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: Crew friendly

Cons: Bag drop lineup ridiculously long. Flight late departing. Black tea $4. Missed our transfer to port Douglas and had to wait 2 hours to the next. Not happy.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: So I told them I was going to have luggage but they didn’t have it at the check in counter. Then they charged me $195 for 1 bag that weighed 24kg. Are you joking?? Then, the woman says we’ll we can upgrade you to an exit row seat for free. I thought that sounded awesome, extra legroom and all, so of course I accepted. When I get on the plane, my seat was in the row ahead of the exit row, with no extra legroom. The flight attendant said that the row i was in is considered an exit row as well. Here are the problems: 1 even if I didn’t tell them I was taking luggage, who the hell would pay to take one goddamned bag for $195 when the entire flight cost $150?! 2 imagine I paid for the exit row seat and they stuck me in the row ahead of the exit area so I had no extra leg room I would be extremely angry. Lastly, everything on the flight is for order, nothing is free not even water. I would never, ever, fly jetstar again even if the only alternative was to walk.

Mon., 18 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Fri., 22 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 00m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
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

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
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual

Cons: Aircraft not the cleanest

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: 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.

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

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