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  • Morning departure is around 37% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Air New Zealand
Overall score based on 2,839 reviews
8.6
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
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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: "The crew was very hospitable and friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Only a 25 minute flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

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: ":)"

Pros: "Good quick flight"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Great crew. Wine and cheese was nice."
Cons: "Nothing. All good."

Cons: "You could have warned about the 2nd bag fee! I paid $80 for having a 2nd bag!"

Pros: "Amazing crew"

Cons: "We got off an hour and a half late as there was an audio technical problem."

Pros: "Ground staff were particularly helpful"

Pros: "on time, crew were friendly"
Cons: "have to pay to watch movie"

Cons: "$80 baggage fees for luggage over 7 kg. I wasn’t aware of high price and luggage weight restriction until I was at airport"

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."

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: "Legroom"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "Clean modern plane, on-time, nice Regional lounge"

Pros: "Window seat liked it"
Cons: "About baggage didnt liked it... And no food too we didnt came across these to book it while booking tickets .. And passport recognization in sydney troubled a lot us for re checking and identification of our faces to passport ...it was irritating as if we r some wrong we did ..passport photo was without usage or somehow it was like dat not clear picture of us... Maybe due to moist it was like dat...no one was listening to us and made us to wait for long time ."

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: "Friendly team on board"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff"
Cons: "No WiFi or outlets on aircraft"

Pros: "Flying over the country of NZ."
Cons: "Crying kids."

Pros: "Attendants were friendly. The agent at the gate rerouted my flight after my initial flight was delayed. She explained she did that so that I could make my international connection in time."

Pros: "The usual "shuttle" flight between chc and akl."

Pros: "Comfy seats, the flight was basically empty so I got my own row. Very nice flight attendants. Pilot kept us updated on timing and storm movement."
Cons: "Flight was delayed twice, seat hadn’t been swept for garbage from the previous flight (wrappers and used tissues in the seat pocket)."

Pros: "Quickest boarding ever - Have hardly seen an airline having people board through the rear entry Super fun safety video All-in-all a great experience"

Pros: "The check-in process was extremely simple and easy. The staff were very friendly and happy to help. They didn't make a huge deal out of small problems, as so many seem to like doing."

Pros: "Very friendly staff, speedy boarding, nice comments from the captain."

Cons: "Air New Zealand needs to manage double door boarding a little differently - a ticket checker needs to be at the split point - to streams of passengers trying to find their seat in opposite directions just doesn't work."

Pros: "Awesome customer service, I was impressed."

Pros: "Air New Zealand check-in as well as counter personnel were professional and courteous."
Cons: "Booked through Kayak with what I thought was an equivalent Expedia ticket but was horrible surprised when I checked-in. Two other fellow travelers booked flight VA 7516 through Expedia for $218 (USD) one-way. I was able to open the same flight / departure time / price with Expedia but could not book. I then switched to Kayak and located this same flight (as I wanted to travel together with them), and it was for approximately same price. Upon check-in I was told it would cost $120 to check my luggage in (which I reluctantly paid). They indicated my ticket did not include this. I later discussed this with my two travelers and their check-in luggage plus a meal were included with their Expedia (Virgin Australia) ticket. Why was my Kayak (Virgin Australia) ticket so different from Expedia when our bookings were done about the same time? I no longer trust Kayak for future bookings."

Pros: "Smooth operation once onboard"
Cons: "Boarding sequence mix-up"

Pros: "We flew with Air New Zealand a few times during our trip and every flight was absolutely perfect. Staff was nice and helpful, the cabin was comfortable and everything from checking in to walking off the plane was easy."

Pros: "VERY friendly and genuine!"
Cons: "Only one cookie-haha!"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything, felt safe"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Unlike the American flights, they actually served a light snack (not pretzels and nuts) and offered complementary wine and beer. The ride was pleasant."
Cons: "For the economy passengers, we had to go down a flight of stairs onto the tarmac and then back up on a portable stairs to get onto the plane. The same was true when we were deboarding the plane. This has more to do with the airports than with Air New Zealand."

Pros: "Cabin crew was excellent"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Everything was quite nice."
Cons: "Not much"

Pros: "Not a problem, anywhere. For a long day, that is appreciated."

Pros: "The space sllocated is grossly inadequate security is overcrowed Dave not aware of poor image this gives thr city that of a rural enclave"
Cons: "Ovetcrowed no space"

Cons: "Only issue was demand of passenger behind me that I not recline my seat back. I complied and chose not to bring it to crew's attention but was unable to travel comfortably for last leg of our 20+ hour trip."

Pros: "Awesome crew! Tasty food! Comfy seats!"

Cons: "departed to late .. nearly missed connecting Auck- Hong Kong. Suitcase was left behind .. will receive 498 hrs later .. not good enough"

Pros: "On check in we were offered the extra legroom right at the front, with just the two of us on the row!"

Pros: "Love the cheap fares and easy check in"
Cons: "So cramped! No leg room"

Pros: "I always worry about Jetstar, bad experiences in the past. Just glad me and my luggage got to where we were meant to be!"

Pros: "tons of leg room in emergency aisle + fast on/off loading of plane"
Cons: "weird boarding via bus that was kinda annoying"

Pros: "The price was OK"
Cons: "The flight (scheduled for 80 minutes) was almost 6 HOURS LATE!!! The information we received whilst waiting was inconsistent. Very frustrating."

Pros: "it was delayed"
Cons: "not being delayed"

Pros: "on time, clean aircraft, efficient crew."
Cons: "Changed departure gate not announced. Auckland gate signs misleading."

Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Poor communication of crew memebers when dropping off bags, not consistent with charges of luggage, not helpful in alternative solutions, would allow some passengers with same size/weight of luggage through with no charge, versus charging ridiculous prices for others"

Pros: "Price"

Pros: "Carryon luggage is restricted to 7 kg. Conflicts with worldcstandards and then they apply it to foreigners, but not to Kiwis! They would not let me take on my roller bag, but many locals got to! 9"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Super quick, clean, professional. I love Jetstar."

Cons: "Was 3 hours late with no reason"

Cons: "Delayed, delayed, delayed, cancelled"

Cons: "Went online to check in and buy bags. Was able to buy one bag but was given message that I must finish check in and bag purchase at the airport. Got to airport and was told second bag was $150 and not $25. Said I should have purchased online. Explained that in one web session I was able to purchase one bag but denied option to buy second. No help or explanation. Not a fan of Jetstar or their web site."

Pros: "Always a smooth flight from Christchurch to Melbourne"

Pros: "Crew was nice and pleasant"
Cons: "Service desk staff were not all that helpful..."

Pros: "Friendly and efficient."

Pros: "The trip was seamless for the most part."
Cons: "The jet star staff at the Auckland airport were rude when checking me and my bag in. Also both the domestic and international Auckland airports are awful."

Pros: "Take-off and landing were smooth."
Cons: "1) Online check-in wanted our weight of our checked-in bag, and because I didn’t know it, we checked at airport but then had to pay $60 instead of the $25 or so online. 2) while they were making us pay, they didn’t mention that the flight was delayed so we got to our gate almost 2 hours too soon with no clue. 3) they wouldn’t even give a cup of water. Had to pay $4 for a bottle."

Pros: "Great boarding process. Happy/smiling staff. Great experience overall."
Cons: "No onboard entertaibment but it is a budget airline on a short haul flight so...."

Pros: "cost effective, good flight."

Pros: "The price of food etc. The norm!"

Pros: "It was cheap and I got what I paid for....."

Cons: "Check in staff were rude."

Pros: "On time departure/arrival"

Pros: "Nothing unless being over chargered gets me points when in heaven."
Cons: "When I ordered the flight the process never gave me a chance to pay for bags like it did from Auckland to Christchurch. However, on the return flight when I went to check the bags in they said I would have to pay $210 for 2 bags. Thanks jetsatr and kayak for not having a good process to order a head of time. Won't use either again unless someone reads this and gives me a refund."

Pros: "The check in team was very cordial. The pilot did a great job in landing the airplane in difficult weather conditions."

Pros: "The crew were friendly"
Cons: "You should be able to offer at least some chips or something small for free"

Cons: "We were charged over $300 (NZ) for the check in luggage!!! I told the agent this is ridiculous, our seats were only $159 (NZ). She said that I should have read the "terms & conditions." Like other reviewers, I booked this flight over 3 months ago and didn't take note of any extra charges for checked-in luggage. After reading the comments of others in the same situation, I realize that I'm not alone. I wish I had checked out these reviews of Jetstar BEFORE I booked. You would be doing your clients a big favor to include mention of this strange practice of not including luggage fees by Jetstar..and warn them that these fees could bring the total cost of their airfare to over $500 for a 100 minute domestic flight for 2 travelers. My husband said next time we're going through a travel agent. Sorry"

Cons: "We were outraged to arrive at the check-in and be told that our 2 bags would cost $320 to check. We were not notified of Jetstar's sneaky, deceptive, and unprecedented practice of increasing baggage fees over time."

Pros: "Ground staff and attendants were great!"
Cons: "No entertainment and have to pay for food, not even a drink."

Cons: "Seats uncomfortable. You need a "not applicable" check for things that don't apply."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Would not provide boarding for next flight causing us to be remove from flight wanted to charge for a glass of water."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing, never, ever go on Jetstar"
Cons: "No explanation, no time table, awful service."

Pros: "Good cheap, no frills flight"

Pros: "Very convenient."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "Ticket agent was so very kind. Not to mention the staff found and retuned my phone after we landed."

Pros: "Easy well organized airline"

Pros: "Cheap Mostly on time"
Cons: "Crew does not enforce boarding so anyone can get on at any time They'll resell your seat if you don't show up - no refunds"

Pros: "I was charged for checked bags when there was no indication on their website that this would happen. Also there were several tiers of luggage weight with increasing charges. They made me check a rolled-up expensive picture I had bought rather than letting me put it in the overhead bin."

Pros: "Good cabin crew. Clean modern aircraft."
Cons: "When purchasing ticket through an outside website you are not advised that luggage is a $320 option when purchased at the airport. Use Jetstar website only."

Cons: "Huge baggage fees that surprised us."

Pros: "The cost"

Cons: "Check-in was poor, the check-in clerk was rude."

Pros: "cheap fare"
Cons: "late departure due to APV malfunction, brisk service"

Pros: "Quick flight. Had no check luggage which made it very easy; just on and off plane from Wellington to Christchurch in 35 minutes. For a such a short flight it was ok, would not fly with them for a longer flight."
Cons: "Fees and charges for everything."

Cons: "Didn't know about the low weight allowance for carry-on; glad you didn't weigh my bag ..."

Cons: "I will never fly Jetstar again. Was asked to pay $160.00 for each of my checked bags after there was a booking error on their end. Never again. Not worth it."

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