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Information for flights to Cairns from Sydney Kingsford Smith

Avg. flight duration 3h 02m
Flights arrive in Cairns
Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight price $196
Distance 1,972 km
Airlines Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

Good to know

Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
$306
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$264
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Sydney 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 $264 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sydney to Cairns was found, on average, 41 days before departure.
Book at least 3 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 May.
Morning departure is around 1% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
Direct flights from Sydney to Cairns operate daily throughout the week. These flights are operated by four domestic carriers – Qantas, Virgin Australia, and the budget airlines Jetstar and Tiger Airways Australia. All these airlines fly into T2 in Cairns, which is the domestic terminal. If you have onward international flights, you will need to switch terminals.
Hungry travellers waiting to catch flights from Sydney to Cairns can take advantage of a number of restaurant options at the domestic terminals of Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. From coffee shops, such as Toby’s Estate at T3 domestic terminal and burger bars – Chur Burger and Bistro 2020 in the T2 domestic terminal – there is something to suit every appetite.
If you are travelling to Cairns Airport to explore further afield, a good way to do this is to hire a car and collect it upon arrival. There are a number of car hire companies that have desks in the arrivals halls of both terminals. Avis, Budget, Hertz and Europcar are among the car hire companies represented at Cairns Airport.
For travellers with babies on flights from Sydney to Cairns, you will be happy to know that Cairns Airport has parents’ facilities in both terminals both before and after security. These are situated close to shops and places to eat and will allow you to change your baby’s nappy in peace and quiet away from the airport before any onward travels.
If you only have a limited amount of time in Cairns before moving on elsewhere and would like to explore the city and surrounds without carrying your luggage, there are luggage storage lockers next to the T2 Car Park Service Kiosk at Cairns Airport. The costs range between AUD6 and AUD14 depending on the locker size and the amount of time you need it for.

FAQs for Booking Flights to Cairns from Sydney

How long does a flight from Sydney to Cairns take?
An average non-stop flight takes 3h 10m, covering a distance of 1971 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney and Cairns?
There are 752 (non-stop) flights between Sydney and Cairns per week, averaging 108 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney to Cairns?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Tigerair Australia ($196), Jetstar ($199) and Multiple Airlines ($311).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney and Cairns?
Qantas Airways (14 times daily), Virgin Australia (12 times daily), Hong Kong Airlines (9 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney to Cairns?
For Sydney to Cairns, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Cairns back to Sydney, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Monday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Sydney to Cairns?
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Cairns, also known as Cairns Airport.
Are there smoking areas at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport?
Smoking areas at this airport are located outside the terminal buildings. There is a no smoking policy inside the terminal buildings, so if you are a smoker, make a note of the location of the designated spaces (marked on terminal maps) and take advantage of them before going through security.
Is there free Wi-Fi at both Sydney Kingsford Smith and Cairns Airport?
Sydney Airport offers free Wi-Fi – select ‘-FREE SYD WiFi-’, follow the registration instructions, click proceed and you can start surfing. Cairns Airport also has a Wi-Fi service in all terminals – it is free for 30 minutes in T2 and for 60 minutes in T1 – thereafter you will need to pay.
How do I transfer between terminals at Cairns Airport?
The terminals at Cairns Airport are within walking distance of each other and you can get from one to the other via a covered walkway. From T2 Arrivals to T1 Departures, follow the Green line and from T1 Arrivals to T2 Departures follow the Blue line. The walk takes between 5 and 7minutes.
Can I use public transport to get from Cairns Airport to Cairns city centre?
If you wish to use public transport from Cairns Airport ,you will need to catch the Airport Connect bus service which, for around AUD6 one way and AUD8 return, will take you from the airport to the Sheridan Street bus stops, where you can continue your journey north towards beaches or southwards towards Cairns.

Book cheap flights from Sydney to Cairns (return)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$196
only
$196
Destination
Cairns
$196
only
$196
Mon., 20 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Wed., 22 May
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
BNE
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The price.

Cons: Little room and having the seat in front reclined back as soon as possible, and until the very end of the flight. Reclining economy seats in minimal space budget airlines are just plain rediculous. Have those airline bisses never tried their own cattle class?

BNE
MEL
OK 5.5

Pros: The crews did their best in a bad situation and were informative and engaging. Tiger also have an easy and economical upgrade to cabin baggage weight limit.

Cons: Outbound we were delayed on the tarmac for 45mins as the cabin PA had failed. A tech had to board and reboot the computer system. Our return journey was delayed 80mins as the assigned plane had another technical issue and required replacement. On landing deboarding was delayed a further 10mins as the ground crew had brought the wrong set of steps and couldn't find the correct set. Every time fly tiger I vow it will be the last time, but they are cheap...

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.

ADL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

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

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!

Sun., 25 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Thu., 29 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

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

SYD
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Very friendly check in and welcoming staff

Cons: All food and drink had to be purchased

SYD
CNS
OK 4.6

Cons: Was given 3 different instructions about how and where to check in. And their fees for checked luggage are exorbitant compated to other airlines.

SYD
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: Got me there safe

Cons: The seats are horrible.

SYD
CNS
OK 4.0

Cons: Hidden fees. I will never book another flight with Jetstar.

Sat., 8 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
5h 15m
Thu., 13 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon., 15 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
12h 00m
Fri., 19 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 57 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
BNE
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew did well/

Cons: More information prior to boarding as to why we were 2 hours delayed.

SYD
CNS
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Staff polite and helpful at boarding desk

Cons: Poor food selection

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great luggage allowance and best prices.

Cons: Not Applicable

MEL
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Free wifi

Cons: Not much

PER
MEL
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Crew work very hard and are very pleasant.

Wed., 8 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Wed., 15 May
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
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
SYD
Mediocre 2.5

Pros: There is absolutely nothing about this flight or this airline that I enjoyed in the slightest.

Cons: Everything. The staff was completely unorganized and understaffed and incredibly rude and unhelpful.

BNE
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The price.

Cons: Little room and having the seat in front reclined back as soon as possible, and until the very end of the flight. Reclining economy seats in minimal space budget airlines are just plain rediculous. Have those airline bisses never tried their own cattle class?

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.

SYD
BNE
OK 4.5

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

Cons: Practically everything!

Sun., 1 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Tue., 3 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: Flight agents were nice enough and that's about it.

Cons: The gate agent makes everyone weight their bags to verify they are not over 7kg which is crazy. Super rude about whole process as well. The chairs are so close that a rather large woman behind me had her knees digging into my back because there wasn't sufficient room!! No, she wasn't 7 foot tall. Probably 5'7"

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Beware, they charge $15 per kilogram for over weight luggage.

SYD
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I liked the courteous service. Smooth flight.

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: There were 2 employees I spoke with when checking in about my carry on baggage and they didn't say anything. Then Jetstar sends someone to the gate with a scale to catch everyone they have already let through with bags to see if they can hit us with the most expensive bag fee since it is gste side at that point. It was a shady move since we would have paid much less at the check in desk. Not cool!

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: The plane was relatively new.

Cons: Boarding was late. Food selection was poor Entertainment choices were slim And obviously charging for luggage and food sucks.

Tue., 30 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Tue., 20 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
BNE
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: Very friendly crew, helpful check-in people

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

SYD
MEL
Good 7.0

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

Cons: Delayed boarding, no food to purchase on board

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and timely. The flight overall was easy and time effiecient

Cons: The seats were very uncomfortable

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
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: The window seats are good for sleeping.

Cons: No major issues on this flight.

Mon., 30 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Mon., 14 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 15 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 15 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
CHC
BNE
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Very smooth, on time boarding. Food quality

Cons: The food is served on a tiny tray that only has room for the hot dish. Other items are piled on top. Recipe for items being dropped, getting crumbs everywhere and generally less comfortable eating experirnce. And stop using plastic cutlery!

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Service and staff were great. Especially liked that they provide a personal kit for everyone which has a toothbrush, toothpaste and an eye mask and ear plugs. Excellent!

Cons: As always, more seat room.

SIN
BNE
Good 6.6

Cons: The seats were too narrow and uncomfortable

LAX
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: The seat is narrow compare with other airlines.

SYD
CNS
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Normal standard for that kind of trip

Sun., 23 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Fri., 26 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 34 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
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: Baggage allowance for international flyers and charges for excess baggage !!! Obscene !

SYD
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The check-in woman was a gem! Due to Australia's strict carry-on policy - one item, period - I had to repack my luggage, which contained a fragie printer that had been in my carry-on when I could have it AND a computer bag. The Jet Star allowed two checked pieces, and the agent gave me all the time I needed to make the changes. She then marked the bag fragile, and sent me to the oversize/fragile bay with it. It arrived in PNG rattled, but working normally.The woman was a peach!

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
Good 6.0

Pros: Boarding was a breeze! Staff was very friendly

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

Sat., 10 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Sat., 17 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
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
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
OK 4.0

Pros: Toastie sandwich was delicious

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

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

PER
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s on time

Thu., 1 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Mon., 5 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seating was comfortable

SYD
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The fight was on time and the prices were good as well

Cons: The coffee and food that we bought on plain weren't nice enough compare to the prices that we were paid.

SYD
CNS
Good 6.0

Cons: Luggage fees

MEL
BKK
Good 6.0

Cons: Coffee free

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

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

Wed., 28 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Wed., 11 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
CNS
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly crew

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

SYD
BNE
OK 4.5

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

Cons: Practically everything!

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
Good 7.6

Pros: It is a budget airline so don't expect royal treatment. However, compared to other budget airlines I've flew on, this one is pretty decent. You can bring carry on, only it has to be under a certain weight. The chairs recline and the staff is very nice.

BNE
MEL
OK 5.5

Pros: The crews did their best in a bad situation and were informative and engaging. Tiger also have an easy and economical upgrade to cabin baggage weight limit.

Cons: Outbound we were delayed on the tarmac for 45mins as the cabin PA had failed. A tech had to board and reboot the computer system. Our return journey was delayed 80mins as the assigned plane had another technical issue and required replacement. On landing deboarding was delayed a further 10mins as the ground crew had brought the wrong set of steps and couldn't find the correct set. Every time fly tiger I vow it will be the last time, but they are cheap...

Sun., 2 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Fri., 14 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Same as the previous review

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The Jetstar domestic flight from Sydney to Cairns unexplicably left from the international terminal and we missed our flight due to that. The employees at Jetstar were rude and unhelpful. Jetstar cares only about money and not about customers' safety and security. They never even asked for our passports to verify that we were the actual ticketholders! However, they made sure to charge us every penny possible for our luggage. I could not get a simple cup of water on the flight without paying for it. Jetstar is a terrible airline and I would not recommend it to anybody!

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
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Gate agent assumed we didn't speak English so she re-assigned us from an exit row to the back if the plane. Agent didn't ask us if we spoke Eng (we are native Eng speakers). When we realized what she was doing, she was surprised that we spoke Eng but continued to re-assign us. Extremely poor service. Will not fly Jetstar again.

SYD
CNS
Good 7.6

Pros: The plane was very clean and the leather seats were very comfortable. The flight attendants and check-in desk team were fantastic!

Cons: The extra fees for ANY check-in luggage, plus the extra fees by the kilo for both check-in and carry-on luggage makes the trip more expensive than other airlines. Lesson learned.

Tue., 10 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Sat., 14 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
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
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.

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew, helpful

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

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and timely. The flight overall was easy and time effiecient

Cons: The seats were very uncomfortable

ADL
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was told (via two notification emails) that the flight was delayed by 5 hours. Went to the airport, and then they told me the flight had gone on time. They also told me my fare had been “forfeited”. Last time I book with this airline.

Mon., 3 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Fri., 14 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
CNS
OK 5.3

Cons: My husband is 6.7 feet tall, we were trying to change seats for him for over 2 weeks and wasn't able to do ( need exit raw or extra leg room)

SYD
CNS
Good 7.3

Pros: Overall a good experience!

Cons: I did not like having to pay extra charges for luggage after I chose by booking. I thought I was choosing a "deal" and it was not the great deal I thought I had.

SYD
CNS
OK 5.0

Pros: Boarding went quickly because thry use front and back entry ways but be warned, take away cups not allowed.

Cons: Baggage drop/self check-in was a huge inefficient line and the check-in lines were actually moving faster. What's the value of early check-in? And of course you pay for everything, bags, snacks, food and even coffee. In the end, it doesn't seem worth it.

SYD
CNS
OK 4.0

Pros: The flight attendants getting on the plane were nice. Otherwise, I had no interaction with them.

Cons: This airline has many hidden baggage fees, and they are more expensive at the airport than online. They also charge an exorbitant amount of money for each kilo over your reserved baggage weight. The staff working at the counters is extremely rude.

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.

Wed., 11 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Sat., 14 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
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

BNE
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: Very friendly crew, helpful check-in people

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

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
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
OK 4.6

Cons: The landing is really bad, i'm very sick on that plane

Tue., 4 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Fri., 14 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: As you wait in line to board an employee is going down the line with a scale checking each carry on bag for weight. The same bag I've carried on multiple flights without problem. I'm told my bag will cost me an extra $50. Their weight restrictions are about half the norm evidently, so just plan to add $50 to your ticket price. Also everything else is extra as well, so don't be fooled into believing your trip is really just the price of the ticket (as it was with every other economy flight I had taken) but something considerably higher. I always travel with a standard size carry on bag and small personal bag and have never had this issue with any other airline.

Cons: Deceptive ticket prices and policies.

SYD
CNS
OK 5.3

Cons: My husband is 6.7 feet tall, we were trying to change seats for him for over 2 weeks and wasn't able to do ( need exit raw or extra leg room)

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: There were 2 employees I spoke with when checking in about my carry on baggage and they didn't say anything. Then Jetstar sends someone to the gate with a scale to catch everyone they have already let through with bags to see if they can hit us with the most expensive bag fee since it is gste side at that point. It was a shady move since we would have paid much less at the check in desk. Not cool!

MEL
DPS
OK 4.0

Pros: Good seat

Cons: Delayed 2 hours

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.8

Cons: The entire experience

Tue., 30 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Wed., 8 May
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 5.4 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.3
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
CNS
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: The window seats are good for sleeping.

Cons: No major issues on this flight.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

PER
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s on time

ADL
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was told (via two notification emails) that the flight was delayed by 5 hours. Went to the airport, and then they told me the flight had gone on time. They also told me my fare had been “forfeited”. Last time I book with this airline.

TSV
MEL
OK 4.6

Cons: No issues with the flight itself or crew however the flight was rescheduled after booking from 11.45am departure to 8.35pm (then urther delay of 30m on day).

Wed., 5 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Fri., 14 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
CNS
OK 4.6

Cons: Was given 3 different instructions about how and where to check in. And their fees for checked luggage are exorbitant compated to other airlines.

SYD
CNS
OK 5.0

Pros: We got there no leg room

Cons: No leg room a320

SYD
CNS
OK 4.3

Pros: Flight agents were nice enough and that's about it.

Cons: The gate agent makes everyone weight their bags to verify they are not over 7kg which is crazy. Super rude about whole process as well. The chairs are so close that a rather large woman behind me had her knees digging into my back because there wasn't sufficient room!! No, she wasn't 7 foot tall. Probably 5'7"

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NOTHING!!!!

Cons: When we arrived at the airport with our checked luggage, we were told that we didn't "previously arrange to have checked bags". The jetstar woman told us that we did not buy a checked bag allowance before arriving at the airport, therefore we had to pay $250 AUD to take 2 bags...this is less than our flight!!!! Absolutely awful airline. We complained and said this was not clear when we bought our tickets on kayak, we were told "too bad" by jetstar, they would not make any exceptions. We did not budget for this type of charge, absolutely ludacris. I won't even go into the fact that the service was terrible on the plane. NEVER USE JETSTAR!!!!

AVV
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Security was super fast. Boarding was straight forward.

Cons: Jetstar baggage policy is, as most know, annoying. 7 kg limit on carry on bags or else you have to pay for extra “weight allowance.” Quite annoying since I can’t very well weigh my bag at home and it really changes nothing. You still bring the bag on the pla e. You just have to pay extra

Fri., 17 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CNS
Cairns
3h 15m
Tue., 21 May
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 55m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 57 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
CNS
Good 6.6

Pros: Good food, quick flight, we had a fair amount of space

Cons: The hostess forgot to give us drinks and didn't even remember after everyone had been served

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.

DPS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew was good.

Cons: Seating ok for say a flight from Syd. to Melb. But not adequate for a short haul international flight. Lack of food is disappointing.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: fast boarding

Cons: better movies

SYD
CNS
OK 5.6

Pros: Snack was good

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable and msny headrests would not stay in position making back of neck very uncomfortable. Also. Making passengers board via rear plane door and stairs where ramp to front plane door was used makes it much more difficult for seniors with carry on bag. Should use of front entra

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