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Information for flights to Christchurch from Sydney Kingsford Smith

Avg. flight duration 3h 18m
Flights arrive in Christchurch
Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight price $260
Distance 2,127 km
Airlines Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia

Good to know

Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
14%
expected price increase
Average price:
$441
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$374
or less (return)

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The cheapest flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch was found, on average, 78 days before departure.
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Morning departure is around 6% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Flights to Christchurch from Sydney Kingsford Smith

How long does a flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch take?
An average non-stop flight takes 3h 00m, covering a distance of 2128 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Christchurch?
There are 381 (non-stop) flights between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Christchurch per week, averaging 57 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($260), Air New Zealand ($285) and Virgin Australia ($352).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Christchurch?
Air New Zealand (5 times daily), Qantas Airways (5 times daily), Virgin Australia (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 Christchurch?
For Sydney Kingsford Smith to Christchurch, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Christchurch back to Sydney Kingsford Smith, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Sydney
$260
only
$260
Destination
Christchurch
$260
only
$260
Sun., 28 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 00m
Fri., 23 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 27 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 32 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Aafriendly staff, very friendly and informative pilots on the communication side.

I thoght i had free check inluggage, but was told that ihave to pay $160 each for my daughter and I. So I paid $320 for the two luggages which would normally cost $40. I just think its not right to jcharge six times as much,

SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

Customer service and ticket counter staff pleasant--that's it. Everything else disappointing -- will not fly them again -- Air New Zealand or Quantas only; don't know about United Emirates; paid $100 for baggage greater than 7K on international travel -- only $50 for domestic travel -- beware!! Must get luggage allowance on line at least 4 hours in advance of departure. Seats are tighter than any U.S. carrier including Spirit and Frontier. Kayak should somehow warn passengers unfamiliar with Jetstar airlines policy!!!

SYD
CHC
Good 7.0

my ear did no hurt

no food I little bit hungry

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Minimal seat/leg room for connecting flight from Sydney to Christchurch.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Ít’s a terrible experience with Jetstar!

Agent at the counter gave us headache just because she request information that is not necessary. I had to run more than one hour from counter to counter and it near the boarding time and until when I asked another agent, she said that I don’t need that information for my flight. Thanks God! I think She has poor training

Tue., 13 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Fri., 23 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Constant threats about weight of carryons & then didn’t check or weigh anything

BNE
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Good seats great staff

Paying for movies not impressed

SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

The boarding and on-board service were excellent. Enough free-of-charge entertainment to keep me occupied during the 3-hour flight between SYD and CHC. Plenty of room for carry-on luggage.

Felt like I was flying a US carrier - very little room between the rows. I was surprised by this, as I thought that non-US carriers generally don’t pack their planes. I was surprised, but not inconvenienced by this, since it was a morning flight and only 3 hours gate-to-gate.

DUD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Good seat, very pleasant crew.

No entertainment so can't score that. Basic snacks

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

The entire experience is well thought out

Thu., 29 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 05m
Sat., 8 Dec.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 10 days
9.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 9.4 Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Good entertainment, nice crew. Enjoyed the flight!

PER
BNE
Mediocre 3.3

Meal on board was probably the worst I’ve ever had on any airline, including the very cheap Asian ones. Virgin has set a new low in customer service

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

I did not use the food runner 10 but but everything else was five stars

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

On time and arrived 5 minutes early. Newer 737 plane so seats didn't have that worn look and feel

Only had slices of apple or energy ball.

WLG
BNE
Excellent 8.6

No in flight entertainment

Fri., 2 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 00m
Fri., 23 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 32 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
Good 6.6

Beer was warm. At that price for average beer it would be nice to have it cold!

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 3.0

I didn't like that there were many hidden costs. You don't even get a soft drink without paying for it. The usual practice for international travel is to allow one checked bag free, not so with Jetstar. We booked the ticket because of the cost and it ended up costing more than if we would have booked on a better airline like Air New Zealand.

SYD
CHC
Good 7.0

my ear did no hurt

no food I little bit hungry

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Ít’s a terrible experience with Jetstar!

Agent at the counter gave us headache just because she request information that is not necessary. I had to run more than one hour from counter to counter and it near the boarding time and until when I asked another agent, she said that I don’t need that information for my flight. Thanks God! I think She has poor training

SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

Customer service and ticket counter staff pleasant--that's it. Everything else disappointing -- will not fly them again -- Air New Zealand or Quantas only; don't know about United Emirates; paid $100 for baggage greater than 7K on international travel -- only $50 for domestic travel -- beware!! Must get luggage allowance on line at least 4 hours in advance of departure. Seats are tighter than any U.S. carrier including Spirit and Frontier. Kayak should somehow warn passengers unfamiliar with Jetstar airlines policy!!!

Wed., 14 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Fri., 23 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 10 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Constant threats about weight of carryons & then didn’t check or weigh anything

AKL
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Staff and seating

Paying for movies on a long trip really stingy ☹

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

They charged $120 per checked bag- none are included in airfare. Also, no free food.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Was not informed a return flight listing required Was not informed $260 baggage fees

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.6

I loved the food, the flight attendants were lovely, and the selection of free entertainment meant I was never bored.

Fri., 19 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Fri., 26 Oct.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 32 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Staff was rude and wouldn't help find luggage from last flight

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Ít’s a terrible experience with Jetstar!

Agent at the counter gave us headache just because she request information that is not necessary. I had to run more than one hour from counter to counter and it near the boarding time and until when I asked another agent, she said that I don’t need that information for my flight. Thanks God! I think She has poor training

SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

Customer service and ticket counter staff pleasant--that's it. Everything else disappointing -- will not fly them again -- Air New Zealand or Quantas only; don't know about United Emirates; paid $100 for baggage greater than 7K on international travel -- only $50 for domestic travel -- beware!! Must get luggage allowance on line at least 4 hours in advance of departure. Seats are tighter than any U.S. carrier including Spirit and Frontier. Kayak should somehow warn passengers unfamiliar with Jetstar airlines policy!!!

SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

I paid an extra 30 USD for preferred seating on a Sydney-Christchurch flight, and I sat in 1A . It did not provide the extra legroom as advertised because the door jutted out into my leg space. Add on to this that it was freezing in my seat, to the point where I had to borrow a blanket from my seat mate. I have one last flight on Jet Star, and I'm not sure I'll fly with them again.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Minimal seat/leg room for connecting flight from Sydney to Christchurch.

Tue., 11 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Sat., 15 Dec.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

The boarding and on-board service were excellent. Enough free-of-charge entertainment to keep me occupied during the 3-hour flight between SYD and CHC. Plenty of room for carry-on luggage.

Felt like I was flying a US carrier - very little room between the rows. I was surprised by this, as I thought that non-US carriers generally don’t pack their planes. I was surprised, but not inconvenienced by this, since it was a morning flight and only 3 hours gate-to-gate.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

They charged $120 per checked bag- none are included in airfare. Also, no free food.

AKL
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Staff and seating

Paying for movies on a long trip really stingy ☹

SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Excellent comfort in row 2 (extra leg room). Crew were very helpful.

The plane was parked across runway and we had to get there by bus. (Terrible fumes) and then waited for more than an hour in board until we could get access to runway to take off. We did still arrive only 10 minutes late.

BNE
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Good seats great staff

Paying for movies not impressed

Sat., 1 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 00m
Fri., 14 Dec.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 32 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
Good 6.0

Helpful crew.

Cramped seating. Charged for all drinks even soft Had to pay $75 for carry on luggage. Check in person difficult to understand.

SYD
CHC
OK 4.8

Efficient boarding.

NO legroom in standard seats. I'm 6' tall and my knees touched the seat in front of me when seated all the way back in the seat. Closest spaced seating I've seen on an airline.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Didn't crash

Misleading baggage policy cost additional $150 for a single bag at check in. Agent unwilling to find a different fare / baggage rate. On board they charge everything. Seats uncomfortable, felt passenger behind knees into my back. Overall terrible, cheap airline.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Ít’s a terrible experience with Jetstar!

Agent at the counter gave us headache just because she request information that is not necessary. I had to run more than one hour from counter to counter and it near the boarding time and until when I asked another agent, she said that I don’t need that information for my flight. Thanks God! I think She has poor training

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Minimal seat/leg room for connecting flight from Sydney to Christchurch.

Tue., 20 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Wed., 28 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 9 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Was not informed a return flight listing required Was not informed $260 baggage fees

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

The entire experience is well thought out

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Constant threats about weight of carryons & then didn’t check or weigh anything

SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

The boarding and on-board service were excellent. Enough free-of-charge entertainment to keep me occupied during the 3-hour flight between SYD and CHC. Plenty of room for carry-on luggage.

Felt like I was flying a US carrier - very little room between the rows. I was surprised by this, as I thought that non-US carriers generally don’t pack their planes. I was surprised, but not inconvenienced by this, since it was a morning flight and only 3 hours gate-to-gate.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

They charged $120 per checked bag- none are included in airfare. Also, no free food.

Sun., 17 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 00m
Sun., 7 Apr.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 32 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Staff was rude and wouldn't help find luggage from last flight

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Aafriendly staff, very friendly and informative pilots on the communication side.

I thoght i had free check inluggage, but was told that ihave to pay $160 each for my daughter and I. So I paid $320 for the two luggages which would normally cost $40. I just think its not right to jcharge six times as much,

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Minimal seat/leg room for connecting flight from Sydney to Christchurch.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Ít’s a terrible experience with Jetstar!

Agent at the counter gave us headache just because she request information that is not necessary. I had to run more than one hour from counter to counter and it near the boarding time and until when I asked another agent, she said that I don’t need that information for my flight. Thanks God! I think She has poor training

SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

I paid an extra 30 USD for preferred seating on a Sydney-Christchurch flight, and I sat in 1A . It did not provide the extra legroom as advertised because the door jutted out into my leg space. Add on to this that it was freezing in my seat, to the point where I had to borrow a blanket from my seat mate. I have one last flight on Jet Star, and I'm not sure I'll fly with them again.

Wed., 21 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Wed., 28 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
DUD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Good seat, very pleasant crew.

No entertainment so can't score that. Basic snacks

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.6

I loved the food, the flight attendants were lovely, and the selection of free entertainment meant I was never bored.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Excellent comfort in row 2 (extra leg room). Crew were very helpful.

The plane was parked across runway and we had to get there by bus. (Terrible fumes) and then waited for more than an hour in board until we could get access to runway to take off. We did still arrive only 10 minutes late.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Was not informed a return flight listing required Was not informed $260 baggage fees

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

You always get great value for money on this airline. The aircraft, service, entertainment, check in and whole experience is always so much better than others in the same price bracket

Sun., 28 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 00m
Sun., 4 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 32 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Aafriendly staff, very friendly and informative pilots on the communication side.

I thoght i had free check inluggage, but was told that ihave to pay $160 each for my daughter and I. So I paid $320 for the two luggages which would normally cost $40. I just think its not right to jcharge six times as much,

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Didn't crash

Misleading baggage policy cost additional $150 for a single bag at check in. Agent unwilling to find a different fare / baggage rate. On board they charge everything. Seats uncomfortable, felt passenger behind knees into my back. Overall terrible, cheap airline.

SYD
CHC
OK 4.8

Efficient boarding.

NO legroom in standard seats. I'm 6' tall and my knees touched the seat in front of me when seated all the way back in the seat. Closest spaced seating I've seen on an airline.

SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

I paid an extra 30 USD for preferred seating on a Sydney-Christchurch flight, and I sat in 1A . It did not provide the extra legroom as advertised because the door jutted out into my leg space. Add on to this that it was freezing in my seat, to the point where I had to borrow a blanket from my seat mate. I have one last flight on Jet Star, and I'm not sure I'll fly with them again.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Staff was rude and wouldn't help find luggage from last flight

Fri., 2 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 00m
Sun., 11 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 32 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Aafriendly staff, very friendly and informative pilots on the communication side.

I thoght i had free check inluggage, but was told that ihave to pay $160 each for my daughter and I. So I paid $320 for the two luggages which would normally cost $40. I just think its not right to jcharge six times as much,

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Minimal seat/leg room for connecting flight from Sydney to Christchurch.

SYD
CHC
Good 7.0

my ear did no hurt

no food I little bit hungry

SYD
CHC
OK 4.8

Efficient boarding.

NO legroom in standard seats. I'm 6' tall and my knees touched the seat in front of me when seated all the way back in the seat. Closest spaced seating I've seen on an airline.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Ít’s a terrible experience with Jetstar!

Agent at the counter gave us headache just because she request information that is not necessary. I had to run more than one hour from counter to counter and it near the boarding time and until when I asked another agent, she said that I don’t need that information for my flight. Thanks God! I think She has poor training

Mon., 12 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Thu., 29 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 18 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Constant threats about weight of carryons & then didn’t check or weigh anything

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 3.3

We made it to Christchurch safely and on time.

We were charged $120 per checked bag. We couldn’t check in online, so we couldn’t pre-pay at the lower rate. Felt a lot like fraud, honestly.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

The boarding and on-board service were excellent. Enough free-of-charge entertainment to keep me occupied during the 3-hour flight between SYD and CHC. Plenty of room for carry-on luggage.

Felt like I was flying a US carrier - very little room between the rows. I was surprised by this, as I thought that non-US carriers generally don’t pack their planes. I was surprised, but not inconvenienced by this, since it was a morning flight and only 3 hours gate-to-gate.

DUD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Good seat, very pleasant crew.

No entertainment so can't score that. Basic snacks

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Was not informed a return flight listing required Was not informed $260 baggage fees

Sun., 17 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 00m
Sun., 7 Apr.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 32 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Staff was rude and wouldn't help find luggage from last flight

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 3.0

I didn't like that there were many hidden costs. You don't even get a soft drink without paying for it. The usual practice for international travel is to allow one checked bag free, not so with Jetstar. We booked the ticket because of the cost and it ended up costing more than if we would have booked on a better airline like Air New Zealand.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Didn't crash

Misleading baggage policy cost additional $150 for a single bag at check in. Agent unwilling to find a different fare / baggage rate. On board they charge everything. Seats uncomfortable, felt passenger behind knees into my back. Overall terrible, cheap airline.

SYD
CHC
Good 6.0

Helpful crew.

Cramped seating. Charged for all drinks even soft Had to pay $75 for carry on luggage. Check in person difficult to understand.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Minimal seat/leg room for connecting flight from Sydney to Christchurch.

Tue., 13 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Thu., 29 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 17 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Was not informed a return flight listing required Was not informed $260 baggage fees

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

They charged $120 per checked bag- none are included in airfare. Also, no free food.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

The boarding and on-board service were excellent. Enough free-of-charge entertainment to keep me occupied during the 3-hour flight between SYD and CHC. Plenty of room for carry-on luggage.

Felt like I was flying a US carrier - very little room between the rows. I was surprised by this, as I thought that non-US carriers generally don’t pack their planes. I was surprised, but not inconvenienced by this, since it was a morning flight and only 3 hours gate-to-gate.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

You always get great value for money on this airline. The aircraft, service, entertainment, check in and whole experience is always so much better than others in the same price bracket

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

The entire experience is well thought out

Fri., 19 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Mon., 29 Oct.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 32 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Didn't crash

Misleading baggage policy cost additional $150 for a single bag at check in. Agent unwilling to find a different fare / baggage rate. On board they charge everything. Seats uncomfortable, felt passenger behind knees into my back. Overall terrible, cheap airline.

SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

Customer service and ticket counter staff pleasant--that's it. Everything else disappointing -- will not fly them again -- Air New Zealand or Quantas only; don't know about United Emirates; paid $100 for baggage greater than 7K on international travel -- only $50 for domestic travel -- beware!! Must get luggage allowance on line at least 4 hours in advance of departure. Seats are tighter than any U.S. carrier including Spirit and Frontier. Kayak should somehow warn passengers unfamiliar with Jetstar airlines policy!!!

SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

I paid an extra 30 USD for preferred seating on a Sydney-Christchurch flight, and I sat in 1A . It did not provide the extra legroom as advertised because the door jutted out into my leg space. Add on to this that it was freezing in my seat, to the point where I had to borrow a blanket from my seat mate. I have one last flight on Jet Star, and I'm not sure I'll fly with them again.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 3.0

I didn't like that there were many hidden costs. You don't even get a soft drink without paying for it. The usual practice for international travel is to allow one checked bag free, not so with Jetstar. We booked the ticket because of the cost and it ended up costing more than if we would have booked on a better airline like Air New Zealand.

SYD
CHC
OK 4.8

Efficient boarding.

NO legroom in standard seats. I'm 6' tall and my knees touched the seat in front of me when seated all the way back in the seat. Closest spaced seating I've seen on an airline.

Wed., 14 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Thu., 29 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 16 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

You always get great value for money on this airline. The aircraft, service, entertainment, check in and whole experience is always so much better than others in the same price bracket

SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Excellent comfort in row 2 (extra leg room). Crew were very helpful.

The plane was parked across runway and we had to get there by bus. (Terrible fumes) and then waited for more than an hour in board until we could get access to runway to take off. We did still arrive only 10 minutes late.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 8.0

The boarding and on-board service were excellent. Enough free-of-charge entertainment to keep me occupied during the 3-hour flight between SYD and CHC. Plenty of room for carry-on luggage.

Felt like I was flying a US carrier - very little room between the rows. I was surprised by this, as I thought that non-US carriers generally don’t pack their planes. I was surprised, but not inconvenienced by this, since it was a morning flight and only 3 hours gate-to-gate.

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Was not informed a return flight listing required Was not informed $260 baggage fees

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

They charged $120 per checked bag- none are included in airfare. Also, no free food.

Thu., 15 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Thu., 29 Nov.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.6

I loved the food, the flight attendants were lovely, and the selection of free entertainment meant I was never bored.

AKL
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Staff and seating

Paying for movies on a long trip really stingy ☹

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Was not informed a return flight listing required Was not informed $260 baggage fees

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 3.3

We made it to Christchurch safely and on time.

We were charged $120 per checked bag. We couldn’t check in online, so we couldn’t pre-pay at the lower rate. Felt a lot like fraud, honestly.

SYD
CHC
Excellent 10.0

They charged $120 per checked bag- none are included in airfare. Also, no free food.

Mon., 17 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
CHC
Christchurch
3h 10m
Mon., 24 Sep.
CHC
Christchurch
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 30m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 32 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
CHC
OK 4.0

Customer service and ticket counter staff pleasant--that's it. Everything else disappointing -- will not fly them again -- Air New Zealand or Quantas only; don't know about United Emirates; paid $100 for baggage greater than 7K on international travel -- only $50 for domestic travel -- beware!! Must get luggage allowance on line at least 4 hours in advance of departure. Seats are tighter than any U.S. carrier including Spirit and Frontier. Kayak should somehow warn passengers unfamiliar with Jetstar airlines policy!!!

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 3.0

I didn't like that there were many hidden costs. You don't even get a soft drink without paying for it. The usual practice for international travel is to allow one checked bag free, not so with Jetstar. We booked the ticket because of the cost and it ended up costing more than if we would have booked on a better airline like Air New Zealand.

SYD
CHC
Good 6.0

Helpful crew.

Cramped seating. Charged for all drinks even soft Had to pay $75 for carry on luggage. Check in person difficult to understand.

SYD
CHC
Good 7.0

my ear did no hurt

no food I little bit hungry

SYD
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Didn't crash

Misleading baggage policy cost additional $150 for a single bag at check in. Agent unwilling to find a different fare / baggage rate. On board they charge everything. Seats uncomfortable, felt passenger behind knees into my back. Overall terrible, cheap airline.

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