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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The food we were served was of excellent quality which is so unusual when it comes to airline meals, crew and service was great as well. Obviously Air NewZealand have a far better understanding of what there customer base require compared to their competitors"
Cons: "Could not fault anything"
Pros: "Crew were helpful and pleasant and it was nice to get a drink of water, a cookie and the offer of a cup of tea or coffee"
Pros: "The crew on Air NZ is consistently wonderful. The entertainment and sets for domestic flights are good, but not great. For international flights, their seats and entertainment are excellent."
Pros: "GREAT CREW, THEY DID THE BEST THEY COULD. VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL."
Cons: "Ground personnel could have been way more helpful. We came back from Europe and needed to take a domestic flight to Palmerston North.We had a lot of handluggage that was allowed in our international flight, we had purchased an extra suitcase ticket to make sure it wouldn't be a problem. The lady that helped us was not willing to include any more items than 1 small suitcase that weighed only 11 kg, but we had paid for 23 kg. When we wanted to board the airplane we were told we could only take 7 kg each. Which caused problems and stress that we couldn't use after a 40-hour flight from Europe. We discussed this with the lady at the counter which wasn't really helpful to start with, but eventually, she let us board the plane anyway after we had to explain our situation a few times, and after she asked us to weigh our extra items, which of course we're more than 7 kg. We were pleased that at least she let us board our plane in the end. Hopefully next time we won't encounter the same problems."
Pros: "The crew was very hospitable and friendly"
Pros: "Aircraft was a new A320. Superb. Loads of legroom and extra width . Great flight."
Pros: "The corn chips!"
Cons: "The snack were very simple. They don't communicate properly all the different snack options."
Pros: "Great entertainment"
Cons: "Overall great"
Pros: "Lovely, friendly crew!"
Cons: "No seat selection available on line, so stuffed in the back. No place for luggage. No soft drinks on flight. Mexican chips??? What’s that about?"
Pros: "Crew were great!"
Pros: "Free WiFi - was great and fast"
Pros: "The economy seats are pretty comfy considering so many other airlines, however it does make it a bit difficult to eat with a knife and fork at meal times. But the idea of a recliner seat is great! Decent in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Maybe a little more space to be able to eat a little comfortably would help. But I can understand that it's an infrastructural change that might not be possible."
Pros: "Seat hard on older aircraft, needs new cushioning on seat"
Pros: "Short flight. No problems."
Pros: "Food was reasonable and staff as amazing as ever."
Cons: "The flight was extremely packed making the experience a bit less comfortable. The transit through LA was chaos, although and explanation was given including an apology."
Pros: "Wellington airport is the most accessible and relaxed I’ve used, and the Air New Zealand Check-in process was the easiest I’ve used so far."
Pros: "Flying on the plane with mighty KORU on the tail always gives me a buzz"
Cons: "Better meal as the meat dish was a bit cold when it arrived."
Cons: "Basic flight with no frills"
Pros: "A whole season of New Girl!"
Cons: "Was very crammed."
Cons: "No enough blankets when feeling cold"
Pros: "Punctual flight, great boarding and great baggage service."
Cons: "Bag drop could be improved with more personnel to help."
Pros: "on time, crew were friendly"
Cons: "have to pay to watch movie"
Pros: "Very friendly and helpful staff"
Cons: "When I booked this fly, no one tell me check in luggage has to be charged"
Pros: "the staffs and the boarding experienve"
Pros: "Appreciated check in staff who professionally answered our requests re routine steps to process check in. Only regretted that we weren’t aware (perhaps we missed announcement) that my husband who is still recovering from knee surgery was not aware we could have boarded from the forward entrance and avoid the descent and ascent via rear entry."
Pros: "Staff were lovely and food good ."
Cons: "Very cramped in window seat, quite claustrophobic really. Not a comfortable 11hr flight."
Pros: "Agents went above and beyond to help. Wish I had names because I was REAL impressed at how much they helped to get our bags checked. My son had purchased my ticket and not bought luggage voucher. They helped me get online and buy voucher. Would recommend airline to anyone traveling in that part of world."
Cons: "It was a very positive experience. No complaints. I will definately fly Air New Zealand when that is an option."
Pros: "Staff and seating"
Cons: "Paying for movies on a long trip really stingy ☹"
Pros: "Good seats great staff"
Cons: "Paying for movies not impressed"
Pros: "Good seat, very pleasant crew."
Cons: "No entertainment so can't score that. Basic snacks"
Cons: "i was a little disappointed in seating .... felt like a Sardine ... unlike my flight from Brisbane to Auckland on my way to LA... which surprised me,"
Pros: "The flight was on time, staff courteous and we made good time to the destination."
Cons: "The lack of communication with everything from queuing to board, to food allowance."
Pros: "Crew solid n friendly enough"
Cons: "Seats too tight n cramped"
Pros: "A bit late leaving Auckland but we were kept well informed of the changes"
Cons: "I added Luggage 16.5kg and they charge $130 AUS.The weak point is they are not showing luggage when we booked."
Pros: "Most of the flight attendants were helpful and friendly"
Cons: "One of my pet dislikes would be when some passengers have oversized carryon luggage that take up all the room in the overhead compartment of their own and the next one! My bag was about 3 compartments in front of me, which I didn’t mind, until someone tried to claim my bag as theirs..."
Pros: "Inflight magazine was just the right length for the flight time"
Cons: "Cookie was stale and coffee was nothing special... but that’s typical of all airlines"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Crews' sense of humour"
Cons: "A bit of delay in take-off schedule"
Cons: "I was connecting on an International flight on same airline, New Zealand Air, and did not see where I was required to pay for our one checked bags for my wife and I. When I checked in on line I was not notified that I should buy the checked backs online so assumed one bag each was free. Instead we were charged $nz120. This is not acceptable and I would like a refund. Please help on this request. Thank you."
Pros: "The regional flights are nice and quick with no frills or complications. Everyone is in one cabin and you can quickly board using kiosks at the gate."
Cons: "You might want to bring a book on this flight or something as their in-flight video and adverts are all you'll really see in terms of entertainment."
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "The chicken pasta meal was pretty dried out and terrible"
Cons: "Bathroom did not work, food was not so tasty"
Pros: "This flight was great. The team were friendly and the plane was also well air conditioned."
Pros: "Cabin crew was fantastic! Inflight experience was woderful."
Cons: "Airport personnel were very unhelpful. When I asked them a question, they told me to come back later. I came back at the time they said to and they told me they don’t have time for me. I need to come back another time. I went to another gate agent and she told be to go downstairs to the check in counter for help. That would have taken 2 hours. I called customer service and they answered my question quickly. I just wanted to know if I would be charged a fee to change my flight."
Pros: "The crew were delightful. Nice cup of tea and a magnificent day for flying."
Pros: "Good comfort service"
Cons: "Hour and half taking off, many seats were unusable because of a chute malfunction"
Cons: "I was booked on flight QF 74 from San Francisco, connecting in Sydney (3 hour connection) to Queenstown, New Zealand. When I went to check in I was told that I needed a transit visa for Australia because of my Indian Passport. When I booked the flight back in September, it was not a requirement to have a transit Visa. I was told by the Qantas supervisor that this was a new requirement as of October for Indian and Chinese passport holders even with brief connections. 9 people were in a similar situation the day before and denied boarding. I understand that things change, but I am very disappointed in the service provided to me. Of course, they could not help me get an evisa for Australia, but they were not even willing to help me search for it rebook a Qantas flight connecting in a different city/country. They did not even connect me with online reservations directly to quickly do something to be able to continue on my journey. They only gave me a phone number to call and sent me away. I tried the number and was on hold for almost an hour. Luckily, my friends were on a different flight on Air New Zealand that had seats leaving in 2 hours, and I almost missed that waiting to talk to someone from Qantas. I booked a ticket with Air New Zealand (by talking to their checkin agent, who was able to connect me directly with a reservations agent via a direct line, which was something I was hoping Qantas would help me with at a bare minimum) and I was able to purchase a ticket for that Air NZ flight and continue on. I’m VERY disappointed in the way that I was treated and not provided with assistance in a timely manner. I would have almost missed that flight and have to miss out on pre-arranged travel plans losing out on an additional $2000 in tour / accommodation bookings."
Cons: "Airlines waste a lot of time and money preparing food that is mediocre at best. Just offering simple orange juice , tea coffee and a muffin to keep people going would be better as it's such a short flight."
Pros: "Crew very good"
Cons: "Aircraft are very dated"
Pros: "Fantastic crew members who were very helpful with our infant."
Pros: "Very friendly crew."
Pros: "Good entertainment, tasty food, easy boarding and disembarking"
Pros: "New screens new seats and very modern"
Cons: "Flight delay could’ve been shorter."
Cons: "More leg room and space between seats is needed."
Pros: "All as expected."
Cons: "Crew could have been more pleasant."
Pros: "Great crew and comfortable sear"
Cons: "Older plane so entertainment system left a bit to be desired"
Cons: "They didn’t leave my food. They took it away."
Pros: "staff were nice"
Cons: "-priority boarding isn’t priority -only vegetarian food"
Pros: "Super smooth flight, flight attendants were incredibly friendly and hospitable"
Pros: "The food and the entertainment onboard."
Cons: "Flight was late and i missed my connecting flight in Sydney."
Cons: "They all very much friendly staff and very helpful"
Cons: "food was poor seat was too cramped the seat in front of me was broken and kept reclining"
Pros: "Staff were attentive. Meals were good. I had an exit row so had good leg room"
Cons: "Dimmer light in toilet as every time someone went in we we subjected to bright toilet light."
Pros: "The onboard crew was very nice and attentive."
Cons: "Qantas should have updated the passengers during the very long delay. A 4 1/2 hour delay warrants a little better treatment of there passengers but they left us in the dark as to what was going on. Even if there’s no new information, they should say so."
Pros: "It's a pleasant experience"
Pros: "Great experience - love travelling Qantas on International flights"
Pros: "Crew was very good"
Cons: "Not enough leg room for a 6’2” tall person."
Cons: "Movie selection could have been better"
Cons: "No back-of-seat screen, overhead screens lacking enough contrast to see much. No matter, I looked out the window instead!"
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!"
Pros: "Although this is a small plane the seats seemed to have more room than the larger plane from Sydney to Brisbane We weren't delayed by much. The onboard snacks were nice."
Cons: "The plane from Wagga Wagga to Sydney was hot while we were waiting for take off as no air was circulated until we started to taxi."
Pros: "Professional service.."
Cons: "We came from a week of 45° heat to air conditioning with misting capability, very impressive, loved it. But l got very cold, my own fault didn't a ask for a blanket quick enough."
Pros: "Great crew and good was good"
Cons: "A bit of turbulence during the flight"
Pros: "Quick boarding and friendly staff"
Cons: "Could not eat the in flight breakfast as both contained wheat (I’m coeliac)"
Pros: "The food was decent"
Cons: "The entertainment system didn't work or was buggy for the entire flight and while we got an apology, we got no other compensation. Also, with 2 hours left in the flight, the flight attendants loudly woke everyone up in the plane and forcefully raised everyone's seats, even if they were asleep, so that they could serve breakfast to everyone. That was an incredibly rude awakening."
Pros: "The seats are comfortable and the service is first rate. Best airline out of Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, and Qantas based on my 3 trips to New Zealand"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "One of the stewardesses perfume was quite overwhelming."
Pros: "Great crew, nice clean aircraft with lots to watch via their streaming service Flight left ontime and arrived early"
Cons: "Food was good but not great"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled and my itinerary was re-booked and going thru Melbourne to Perth. I lost half day of my life wasted in the Airport. The worst part of this change was flying on an old 737 thru Melbourne without the entertainment access for this long flight."
Pros: "Staff, seat (exit seet)"
Cons: "The Q streaming app has limited options and a nuisance to use. Better to have screens on back of seats as of old or at least a better selection on the streaming service."
Cons: "The airport closure wasn't PALs fault but the absolute lack of organisation and an attitude "act of God so look after yourself" is disgusting. Flying business expected some service but had nothing and they smiled and said they rebooked me 16 days later. Other airlines would book you on different carriers but not PAL. Last time no matter what special deal they offer."
Pros: "check in easy at Adelaide airport"
Cons: "The plane had small drop down screens every 4 or 5 rows which are totally inadequate for watching anything. gives no choice and poor sound quality (lag between vision and sound) Pork meal was some sort of tasteless slop in a cardboard box with rice and a green veg. It seem as if short flights are getting a raw deal with old planes and sub standard food, systems to save costs. If they cannot maintain a consistent level of standard across all their products let another provider in who can."
Pros: "Very smooth, made it alive."
Cons: "1. Food option ran out quickly 2. The row I was sitting in had limited leg room (61)"
Pros: "Entertainment for the kids Healthy food The crew were great and interactive"
Cons: "Too much pressure for the ears"
Pros: "It was a good flight overall."
Cons: "Baggage arrived late."
Pros: "They provided much more than a seat. One of us was overcome with air sickness. The flight attendants provided all the help and comfort necessary to recover from sickness. They were indeed very helpful. We are very thankful and grateful for all the care they gave us during the flight."
Pros: "Crew members were attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The seat was too narrow for keg space. Especially when I had someone who seated in front who's big n he has to bend his seat far behind"
Cons: "Flight was canceled after 8 hours of Rebooked flight included an additonal stop, as well as overnight layover. Qantas made no attempt to give have better flights or offer any vouchers for the trouble (they provided the bare minimum of hotel, but no additional perks)."
Pros: "Staff polite and friendly. Entertainment on my ipad with wants content great."
Pros: "The flight crew was great, very comfortable plane ride"
Cons: "The flight was an hour late, but the pilot kept us in the loop with all the information"
Pros: "More legroom, bathrooms appeared to get serviced so they were not a mess, plenty of food and drinks available throughout the flight. Being able to order the meal ahead was a wonderful way to guarantee your choice. Well done!"
Pros: "I'm not sure the reason I wasn't able to change my food selection on QANTAS, but the site never allowed me. I bought the flight thru Justfly.com"
Pros: "Crew member Camilla was very good with infant & mom seated in front of us, giving personal and specific emergency instructions before takeoff"
Cons: "Typical coach seats but that’s what we paid for"
Cons: "Seats could have been more comfortable and very little leg room."
Pros: "Crew was good, seat was tight."
Cons: "Was sitting next to a drunk guy, but was Ok, he slept most of the way. Police and paramedics met him at arrival. Caused some delays. Not Virgin's fault."
Pros: "At the check-in counter, Alieta was extremely helpful and went out of her way to assist me with a mistake on my travel visa. The flight attendant crew was superb, attentive, and friendly."
Pros: "The service was great"
Cons: "No plugs for laptops, 14 hour flight and no way to work is terrible, luggage took to long to come out and made it so I missed the connecting flight, have to stay at the airport for 5 extra hours - and terrible service with dealing with it and getting my family on the next flight -"
Pros: "Virgin Australia is the best! From the boarding crew to in flight service, everything was above and beyond."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."
Pros: "Seats recline far, great for sleeping. Crew members very helpful and cheery. Food was surprisingly good."
Cons: "There was no option through Kayak to choose a meal option, but the standard meals were ok so wasnt the end of the world."
Pros: "The crew were excellent. Seating ok."
Cons: "The flight could have been better if there was entrainment on the Boeing 464 return flight from Brisbane to Perth for the travellers that do not know how to use a laptop, IPad etc."
Pros: "Fabulous. Flawless smooth transition. Great help in the airport of getting to my ext flight that was not connecting. Good experience with in flight entertainment on your own phone. Nice airline."
Cons: "Seated at the back of the plane. Ran out of food options."
Pros: "All the basics were good- comfort, service, and the flight itself."
Cons: "The fight was significantly delayed due to weather, which is not their fault, but they did not update us or the departure time toward the end, which they clearly knew and didn't communicate that it would be further delayed. They forgot cups for tea and coffee, so we only had water or juice."
Cons: "Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern"
Pros: "Friendly crew, well flown, good boarding procedure"
Cons: "Flight was about 10 mins late due to "paperwork""
Pros: "Crew was very courteous and we had decent leg room for economy. Flight was on-time unlike Quantas"
Cons: "Food was not appealing but the beverages were great."
Cons: "Plane trip was great , baggage pick up very slow. No entertainment on trip Melb to Cairns so can't comment."
Pros: "Yes excellent!"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Cons: "The flight was delayed to the point where we missed out connecting flight. No reason for the delay given."
Pros: "Friendly helpful crew with a can do attitude."
Pros: "Comfy for a cheap flight."
Cons: "Virgin app did not authorise my boarding credentials"
Cons: "boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack..."
Cons: "Waited a long time for the catering crew before we could board. Once in the air, very smooth, friendly, professional."
Cons: "Seats too close together"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, enough leg room, great staff"
Cons: "Rude loud family 3 rows back, kids noisy all night, parents talking above them"
Pros: "Good seat, plenty of space for my long legs."
Cons: "Boarding was a little disorganized."
Cons: "Crew was rude and discriminatory with Passports, for 18 hours stay layover I had to sit in chairs,. Not hotel or Lounge provided. Which is against international laws."
Pros: "Economy X was excellent value for getting 3 seats between 2, best I've ever slept in economy. Plane was late arriving before departure so boarding was late but we did leave and arrive on time. As I had an upset stomach the crew were nice enough to give me extra crackers and it was no hassle getting me herbal tea."
Cons: "Would be nice to have onboard entertainment included"
Pros: "There was no clear indication that we were not allowed to check any bags. We had to check 2 bags at $230. Not impressed wth how this went. I’ll be booking direct next time."
Pros: "Flight left on time. Staff were very respectful and hospitable"
Pros: "Nice ppl"
Cons: "Nothing it was great!"
Pros: "Uneventful flight but only drinks and not even a snack! Qantas fed us a meal on the way to New Zealand"
Cons: "I thought I had read all the fine print properly for baggage allowed but apparently not. NZ 130 charged at the airport for a checked bag. Ridiculous! And not even a snack for the flight from New Zealand to Australia. This is something else that is not obvious on t I booking."
Cons: "When we got to the Virgin Australia desk, they said we could not Board the plane and we had to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to boarding per Sydney Airport regulation. Our Jetstar flight arrived 10 minutes late to the gate. This gave us 55 minutes between flights. We had no chance to make the connecting flight. Kayak and Kiwi.com should not have allowed us to book that flight because there was never 90 minutes prior to our international flight. I am very disappointed in Kayak and will reconsider using this site to book in the future. We had to buy an entirely new flight to get to Fiji which costed us an extra $700. I would like to speak or email with a customer service representative to discuss this issue."
Pros: "Nice smooth fligj t staff were very nice"
Cons: "The ground crew not their to get us off the plane so we had to wait for them."
Pros: "It wasn’t outstanding but no major problems Whereas the boarding process for the flight from Melbourne to LAX was poor 3 and half hour delay on tarmac no air flow Only to have a person disembark as well further delay ( dont blame her) The staff were ok but their hollow reassurances about support that would be given on the ground in LAX because of the delays were just that Told virgin staff would be on hand to assist TOTALLY UNTRUE yes they we’re there but didNOTHING to assist with ongoing flight delays"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Friendly staff willing to make sure that trip was comfortable"
Cons: "A broader range of movies on Virgin Entertainment"
Pros: "The Economy X seats and legroom were very good. Staff were also very good"
Cons: "I did not like their entertainment package i.e. movie selection and particularly the TV shows. The ABC NEWS was a joke."
Pros: "Attendants were pleasant enough"
Pros: "Great service and staff."
Cons: "The non existent baggage drop at Tullamarine. The in flight snacks needs improving."
Cons: "They gouged me for $130 PER BAG baggage fees because I could not stand at the check in counter and prove that I had paid the fees. There was nothing I could do about it at the time but felt that I had really been taken advantage of."
Pros: "Great service and a free hot meal! Couldn't ask for more."
Pros: "Flight where great"
Pros: "Nice crew and fast and smooth flight"
Cons: "Didn't go much on the snack food!"
Pros: "My trip was delayed for almost about 6hrs without any notification from you people. That was really bad taking into consideration I paid extra for sms just to be notified in case of any changes or so but you guys failed to do so."
Cons: "Was not notified about the delayed or changes to my trip. You made me paid for a service as mentioned above but was not received"
Cons: "Entertainment is very B if not C grade At least the crew was a lot happier than my previous flight"
Pros: "Cleanliness, friendliness of stewards, seats."
Cons: "a more substantial breakfast snack would have been nice and then the option to select meal type. I left the supplied cookie as I am vegan."
Pros: "Was very impressed that virgin provided free wifi"
Pros: "The actual flight was great."
Cons: "Virgin is way behind other airlines when it comes to baggage allowance. If you want to make more profit off of baggage fees, well job well done! Other airlines allot up to 32kg for checked bags... Virgin allots 23kg and only one checked bag for international flights. Robbery. The actually flight was great but I won’t fly Virgin again unless I only have a carryon... which is capped at 7kg!"
Pros: "The leg room in the seats was great. Also the attendants attitude has led me to rate my trip 5 stars"
Pros: "It was efficient. Crew pleasant."
Cons: "Basic service"
Pros: "The staff at check in really tried to help my family."
Cons: "The ticketing and upgrading of my families tickets wasn't possible apparently. Also baggages without a baggage allowance was very expensive."
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