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Information for flights to Los Angeles from Sydney

Avg. flight duration 14h 15m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from Sydney
Flight price $832
Distance 12,061 km
Airlines Fiji Airways, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, China Eastern

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
5%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
14%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1,097
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$917
or less (return)

When to book flights from Sydney to Los Angeles

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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 $916 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sydney to Los Angeles was found, on average, 64 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 20% 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
There are several airlines that offer flights from Sydney to Los Angeles, but only a few of them offer direct flights to LAX International Airport (LAX) from Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney Airport). Among those offering non-stop service to Los Angeles from Sydney are Qantas and Virgin Australia.
If you’re thinking about parking your car at Sydney Airport, there are facilities at both the domestic and international terminals. P1 and P2 will leave you a short walk away from the domestic terminal, while parking at the Blu Emu lot will require a shuttle ride to the terminal and the P7 lot is about five minutes’ walking from the International terminal.
Need to buy some American dollars before your flight from Sydney to Los Angeles? There are several ATMs around Sydney Airport that you can use and an office of ANZ Bank on level 2 of the International terminal, while Global Exchange has several currency exchange kiosks on level 1 and level 2 of the International terminal.
Is one of your party a person with reduced mobility? If so, you should make sure to notify your travel agent or airline to ensure that the staff at both departure and arrival airports can provide any necessary mobile assistance devices, such as wheelchairs or motorised transport.
If you have an early morning flight, it might be a good idea to spend the night at one of the hotels close to Sydney Airport and save travel time in the early hours. Ibis Hotel Sydney Airport and Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport are a couple of hotels near the airport that offer customers a free airport shuttle service, while Rydges Hotel Sydney Airport is located just across the street.

FAQs for booking Sydney to Los Angeles flights

How long does a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles take?
The average direct flight takes 13h 35m, covering a distance of 12060 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney and Los Angeles?
There are 107 (direct) flights between Sydney and Los Angeles per week, averaging 15 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Fiji Airways ($832), Virgin Australia ($836) and Air New Zealand ($866).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney and Los Angeles?
American Airlines (2 times daily), Qantas Airways (2 times daily), Delta (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney to Los Angeles?
For Sydney to Los Angeles, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Sydney, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Sydney to Los Angeles?
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.
How do I get downtown from LAX Airport?
The LAX Flyaway Bus operates a service to Union Station from all seven airport terminals and there are also shared ride vans that can get you downtown after your flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. Taxis can be found outside all terminals and you can find a rental car in any ground transport area of the terminal.
Are there places to relax at LAX Airport?
LAX Airport has several airline lounges in which you can relax located around the airport terminals, including those operated by Qantas, Etihad Airways and Emirates at Terminal B, while Be Relax at Terminal 1 and XpresSpa at Terminal 5 are two options for enjoying a good massage before your flight.
Are there any pet relief facilities at LAX Airport?
If you are travelling with a furry family member, there are pet relief facilities at LAX Airport – one in each of its terminals – including a room near Gate 13 in Terminal 1, a room near Gate 21 at Terminal 2, in the outdoor atrium of Terminal 3 and a room along the bridge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal TBIT.
What dining facilities are there at LAX Airport?
Passengers at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX Airport can choose between various food options both before and after the security checkpoint. 800 Degrees Pizza, Border Grill and Chaya Sushi are popular options after security, while Planet Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich and Cantina Laredo can be found before the security area.
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Book cheap flights from Sydney to Los Angeles (return)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$832
only
$832
Destination
Los Angeles
$832
only
$832
Mon., 3 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 40m
Sun., 9 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 10m
Trip: 7 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 990 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
AKL
NAN
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We boarded and left on time, the service was good.

Cons: The picture on the screen for the movie was very poor, although the selection of movies was really good.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent crew

Cons: Excellent service

NAN
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Some crew members are excellent and some are flat.

Cons: Food is kind of bad

NAN
SFO
Good 6.4

Pros: Helpful crew, good food, professional

Cons: FREEZING COLD cabin air temperature, as other reviewers have noted. Despite otherwise comfortable conditions to sleep, this made it impossible to get a good night's sleep.

BNE
NAN
Good 6.4

Pros: Very welcoming crew, kept us informed of any changes

Cons: The seats are old, no entertainment, really not the quality I expected for an international flight

Mon., 1 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 35m
Wed., 1 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 45m
Trip: 31 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 152 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was very friendly and competent. The seats are fine but there is very little room to store anything within reach.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Food tasted ok

Cons: Limited movie/tv choices Not enough room Rarely saw crew

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Good seat on Virgin VA1 51H and lucky for me there's no one seated beside me I had two seats all to myself. They run out of chicken and had to settle for vege curry which was ok. Purchased the wifi the entire flight which was awesome.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Cons: The flight was delayed to the point where we missed out connecting flight. No reason for the delay given.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: NYE celebration aboard, lovely staff, easy and peaceful flight

Sat., 13 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 50m
Sun., 5 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18h 35m
Trip: 23 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
CHC
AKL
Good 7.2

Cons: The snack were very simple. They don't communicate properly all the different snack options.

AKL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I like how everything went to be honest. No complaints :)

Cons: I enjoyed it all :)

AKL
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Entertainment options. Communications from captain. Dimming of cabin lights.

Cons: Delays on both ends, including a substantial delay waiting for an open gate. Food was poor. Flight attendants were occasionally impolite.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing, very attentive.

TPE
AKL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: The seat is very comfortable And the crew is very nice and helpful

Cons: The checking service in Taiwan And the manager’s Attitude toward Crisis handling

Sun., 12 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 50m
Sun., 26 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 10m
Trip: 15 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 167 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: cabin has too many seats on the lower deck.

SYD
LAX
Good 7.0

Pros: the flight left on time which is always a boon, and the crew were efficient, altho i got the sense that they had done it all many times before, and they were only going thru the motions. the flight was incredibly full, so little room to move around, and leg room is a definite challenge! the bathrooms were good, they didn't smell like most airlines do! Food was generous in portion size, and there were yummy snacks also.

Cons: the aisles in the plane were very narrow, so getting up to go to the bathroon with everyone else became a challenge! apart from the narrow aisles and the lack of leg room it was a good flight.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: So much leg room and leaning back was great!

Cons: Asked the attendant for tissue more than twice and she never brought it over to me.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: Check in personal at Australia was very bad attitude and service

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Liked the food, flight attendants, entertainment and overall comfort even though it's just economy. You just have to come prepared with what you need to stay entertained and comfortable ie snacks, comfortable clothes and shoes, jacket or sweater, pillow, headphones, music. Better of you can bring your own headphones that use bluetooth and headphone jack cable.

Cons: Boarding process is chaotic at best and starts 20 minutes before take off. It works but it's very chaotic for economy passengers. I am sure it's much easier and nicer for premium economy and business select and first class passengers so you get what you pay for lol.

Thu., 25 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
40h 35m
Thu., 23 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
27h 30m
$1,091
Trip: 29 days
6.7Good Show reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 6,648 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
PVG
LAX
Okay 5.3

Pros: Crew are good seat was a little small

Cons: WiFi never work and food was salty

PVG
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Pros: On time departure, good leg room, and comfortable seats

Cons: food

PVG
NRT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was great, flight was great.

Cons: Not Delayed My Luggage.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: No issues, overall good experience.

TPE
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was amazing, in the first few hours, they kept serving us, hot towels, drinks, food etc. I really felt pampered. Would fly with them again.

Cons: Transferring between 3 flights to get to my destination, I had to transfer my suitcases every time. With the security check etc. it was tiring to say the least.

Mon., 16 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 40m
Sun., 22 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 40m
Trip: 7 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 990 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
SFO
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Pillow and blanket provided!

Cons: Flight attendants spoke very loudly during times when most passengers were sleeping, waking everyone around. A personal water bottle would have been nice.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats and great on board hospitality

Cons: Boarding in Nadi international airport for Fiji airways is boarding the passengers from the back of the aircraft first which was different for me

NAN
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Coach seats reasonably comfortable. Coach bar service outstanding.

Cons: Coach food quality, in-flight entertainment, and between meal snack service are average.

NAN
SFO
Good 6.4

Pros: Helpful crew, good food, professional

Cons: FREEZING COLD cabin air temperature, as other reviewers have noted. Despite otherwise comfortable conditions to sleep, this made it impossible to get a good night's sleep.

SYD
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very smooth flight

Cons: No food options by row 29

Wed., 29 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 40m
Wed., 19 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 55m
Trip: 22 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 152 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Y’all are spectacular! Best airline to travel with.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was excellent.

Cons: I liked everything including food, service and flight.

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Plenty of food. Seats a good size , my husband is 6ft 5in and the economy seats were more comfortable than other airlines. The crew werer pleasant and helpful.

Cons: The movie selection wasn't particularly great.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: We were pleasantly surprised by the legroom for the regular economy seats. We usually opt extra legroom because my husband is 6'4" but he was very comfortable on this flight. We fly often and on many different airlines, but Virgin always stands out for exceptional service, modern and clean planes (continuously attended to throughout the flight), better meals, friendly staff, extensive entertainment options...definitely one of the best overhaul international flights we've had.

Cons: The check-in procedure at Sydney Airport was a bit of a nightmare. Even the people who had checked in online had to wait in line (for 30 minutes-1 hour) to get boarding pass and check bags. We had carry-on bags only and still had to do this. I understand they need to recheck everyone's documents since the flight was headed to the US, but the available counters and process for moving customers along was very slow. Other than that, we had an excellent 5* star experience.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: On time.

Fri., 6 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 15m
Sat., 14 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 35m
Trip: 8 days
8.6Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Breakfast was not tasty. Options could have been better.

AKL
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good quick flight

Cons: N/A

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Nicest crew on the planet. Restrooms stayed clean despite 12 hour flight

AKL
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Entertainment options. Communications from captain. Dimming of cabin lights.

Cons: Delays on both ends, including a substantial delay waiting for an open gate. Food was poor. Flight attendants were occasionally impolite.

MEL
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Sat in business class pods. Best flights we’ve ever taken !

Cons: Nothing

Tue., 21 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 25m
Tue., 12 May
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 45m
Trip: 22 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 990 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
LAX
NAN
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The aircraft is very new and comfortable! The boarding is orderly and well managed

Cons: Free wifi onboard!

NAN
HKG
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew looked after us so well.

Cons: Meals could have been better.

BNE
NAN
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Efficient crew and boarding.

Cons: Hard to see movies overhead due to brightness of cabin.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats and great on board hospitality

Cons: Boarding in Nadi international airport for Fiji airways is boarding the passengers from the back of the aircraft first which was different for me

NAN
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: The ticketing experience almost cost me missing my connection. I did not get my con# or my second boarding pass so after customs I was forced to go back out and wait for a bus to get to a different terminal. I waited 30 min. Very poor handling.

Wed., 10 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 35m
Mon., 22 Jun.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 45m
Trip: 13 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 152 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Enough snacks passed around for a long haul flights Friendly and pro flight attendents

Cons: Main meals portion is too small. Snacks ( Pie / pizza) reheated but not crispy anymore

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: Breakfast was sub-par (bad frittata, beans and fatty bacon rasher). Fewer movie selections on inflight entertainment compared to previous USA-Australia trips.

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Coach seats are pretty comfortable. Crew announces for people to put their seats up when meals are served. Entertainment chicles were solid.

Cons: Some crew members were aloof. Service was ok and very dependent on which crew member it was

SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: Luggage was lost and had yo be seny next day.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: better food than I have had for a long time on any flights

Cons: uncomfortable seats, seat bottom angled in such a way that I kept sliding down; and too hard.

Sun., 9 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 35m
Sat., 22 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 10m
Trip: 14 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 990 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
LAX
NAN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Worst service. Very bad boarding. Yucky food.

LAX
NAN
Good 6.4

Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful.

Cons: LAX has to get its remodeling completed. Getting to Tom Bradley International terminal and taking the bus to our plane was not impressive. The food on Fiji Air is not good.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

BNE
NAN
Good 6.4

Pros: Very welcoming crew, kept us informed of any changes

Cons: The seats are old, no entertainment, really not the quality I expected for an international flight

LAX
NAN
Good 7.3

Pros: Very nice and polite

Cons: Food was not good Movie selection was poor

Mon., 13 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 45m
Wed., 12 Aug.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 45m
Trip: 31 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 152 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Warm and friendly crew

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Service was great, flight was great

Cons: Movie selection was pretty disappointing. Could not use my flytot. Hopefully those will be approved soon.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: We were pleasantly surprised by the legroom for the regular economy seats. We usually opt extra legroom because my husband is 6'4" but he was very comfortable on this flight. We fly often and on many different airlines, but Virgin always stands out for exceptional service, modern and clean planes (continuously attended to throughout the flight), better meals, friendly staff, extensive entertainment options...definitely one of the best overhaul international flights we've had.

Cons: The check-in procedure at Sydney Airport was a bit of a nightmare. Even the people who had checked in online had to wait in line (for 30 minutes-1 hour) to get boarding pass and check bags. We had carry-on bags only and still had to do this. I understand they need to recheck everyone's documents since the flight was headed to the US, but the available counters and process for moving customers along was very slow. Other than that, we had an excellent 5* star experience.

SYD
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Food was delicious

Cons: Flight was late. Was told it would be new upgraded business class but it wasn't. Bags never made it to my transfer.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Generous coach seating, plentiful tasty food, all the creature comforts we needed.

Cons: The entertainment system touch screens do not respond well.

Mon., 3 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
24h 20m
Mon., 2 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 10m
Trip: 29 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 990 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
AKL
NAN
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We boarded and left on time, the service was good.

Cons: The picture on the screen for the movie was very poor, although the selection of movies was really good.

HNL
NAN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: By sending my purchase thru a third party, you screwed my ability to use your cancellation policy and was forced to use there’s which was not customer service oriented. I will never again use kayak

LAX
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: super friendly crew making sure u had snacks and drinks ,smiling the whole time. thank.you!

Cons: maybe if i could hve plugged inmy own headphines but no big deal. thank you!

AKL
NAN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: 350 pound passenger placed next to us in window seat. Passenger took over 1/3 of my wife's seat. Flight was full, no effort made by crew to correct situation.

NAN
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew, food, service

Cons: Interior and entertainment system quite outdated. When trying to turn on the reading lights the ones above the seats before us would go on, not ours (21H was our seat, 20H light would turn on, not ours)

Tue., 14 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 35m
Wed., 5 Aug.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 45m
Trip: 23 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 152 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was excellent.

Cons: I liked everything including food, service and flight.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was lovely. Super impressed.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Cons: We arrived 3_ hours early to check in for a 12-22 flight but had to stand in line much longer than necessary because passengers who arrived late for flights that were departing were checked in before we were. We understand that the airline is trying to check in passengers for departing flights so they can leave on time but they need a better system to avoid penalizing passengers who follow the rules. Our flight was delayed 90 minutes, causing us to potentially miss our connection in LA. We were not provided any information in flight or immediately upon getting off the flight to calm our worries about missing the connecting flight. So we stood in customs and immigration lines hoping to make it. Only after we collected our luggage, were we told that we had been rebooked on another flight from LA to DC (our final destination). We could have been given that information in flight or at least when we got off the plane to avoid being stressed in customs and immigration. The airline needs a much better way to handle delays for passengers who are going to miss connecting flights.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: Seats reclined comfortably but were definitely cramped & crew was pleasant. I got my first choice on meals in both economy x while sitting in the front while headed to Oz and regular economy when sitting in the back on the way home.

Cons: Only one drink service included, which came with the first meal. The rest of the options were water throughout the flight until breakfast when juice or coffees and teas were offered. Entertainment was a little dated, including HBO series from the early 2000’s rather than newer shows. Flight was an hour late without explanation & there wasn’t the starry night sky that I heard so much about. Overall I’d fly again if it was a good flight deal but I wouldn’t specifically seek the airline out when planning another trip.

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Virgin Australia staff were extremely unhelpful when I called from Sydney (20+hrs before landing in LAX) to find alternative flight to JFK due to snow. Their inability to rectify the situation on the spot resulted in all outbound flights to LA being full by the time I landed in LAX and a subsequent 3-day stay in LA… hence missing my wedding anniversary. Thankfully my husband purchased the first available ticket at US$1,000 and was able to get me back to NYC in time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I am extremely disappointed that Virgin Australia did not amend the flight when I first called - staff in LA further reinforced that Syd ground staff should have been more helpful. On top of all of this I had to pay US$120 for excess baggage due to 20kg restrictions - what international flight only allows 20kg. All in all this has been an extremely disappointing experience and I will not be flying virgin for any further international trips.

Fri., 15 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 25m
Wed., 20 May
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 45m
Trip: 6 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 990 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
BNE
NAN
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Efficient crew and boarding.

Cons: Hard to see movies overhead due to brightness of cabin.

NAN
SFO
Good 6.4

Pros: Helpful crew, good food, professional

Cons: FREEZING COLD cabin air temperature, as other reviewers have noted. Despite otherwise comfortable conditions to sleep, this made it impossible to get a good night's sleep.

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SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great lounge, comfortable flight.

Cons: The business seat doesn't fold fully flat, but only about 160 degrees. They mixed up my drink in the morning and I got a cheap sugary fruit punch.

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SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Very happy traveller

NAN
SFO
Okay 5.0

Cons: Older plane with very small and uncomfortable seats. Staff wasn’t nearly as attentive as in previous flights. Several mechanical glitches with the plane itself and with the food service

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