|May||Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (20% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$307||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The efficiency of the process from boarding to disembarkation."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, however I understand this happens in aviation."
Pros: "Crew very very slow serving meal."
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: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "Nothing, great flight"
Cons: "Delayed flight yet again"
Cons: "great water service"
Pros: "Baggage allowance is good and cause of choice this airline but bad staff specially the check in"
Cons: "I hate the ground crew.. with bad behavior and uncooperative- plane no entertainment.. you must used app with your telephone"
Cons: "Lounge is disorganised with bad coffee"
Pros: "Safe trip"
Cons: "Better food and choice of drinks"
Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly and responsive."
Cons: "1. Better seats than mine flew empty, while I sat wedged in a full row, behind a wailing infant and ahead of a kicking toddler. 2. The meal choice was between a rice bowl and a salad, both served bereft of any sides, bread, or dessert. 3. We were late again, although not so badly as last time."
Pros: "Extra legroom (economy x) was well worth it as I had knee surgery the day prior. Ground staff and crew very helpful assisting me as I was on crutches. Excellent service."
Cons: "They ran out of sandwiches after only servicing 1/4 of the plane, and they are the only substantial pieces of food to buy for dinner! I was starving."
Pros: "Crew were very attentive and polite. Better than Singapore or Air NZ."
Cons: "Self check in was chaos. Labeling suitcases was difficult to do yourself and many needed help. If you didn't follow instructions to the letter the auto reader didn't work. Many were very frustrated including Virgin staff who were clearly run off their feet trying to cope. Scrap the system ."
Pros: "everything from the boarding and check-in process"
Cons: "Seats too close together"
Pros: "everything from the boarding and check-in process to in flight comfort."
Cons: "Seats are cramped"
Cons: "Huge delays on check-in. System failures but also elderly people not knowing the check in process and causing further delays. People taking too much luggage inside the cabin. No food options for gluten free. No water served. Smooth flight though. Check-in staff at luggage short tempered."
Pros: "Landed 30mins early"
Cons: "Better management of people boarding from the front"
Pros: "Crew was very nice!"
Pros: "Happy crew"
Cons: "Melbourne weather lol"
Pros: "Left and arrived on time. The plane was nice and clean"
Cons: "Nothing. It was all good"
Pros: "Yes excellent!"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Seats very uncomfortable No leg room"
Cons: "Better seat bottom & seat back to short & Badly configured for taller people Not enough leg room !!!"
Pros: "I’ve been on dozens of flights prior to this one, this is the first flight I’ve really enjoyed. The service was so good that I was smiling in my seat thinking how great this is. The food was delicious! And free! And very high quality. Coconut, pistachios, frittata, muesli, omelette. Amazing!"
Cons: "Best airline ever! Add movies though, everyone loves staring into lit screens while the world passes by them, quite literally in this case."
Cons: "Planes could have been time Half way on the trip they cancel my plane had wait 4 hours late which means I had 12 hours fly from Tass to Towsviile"
Cons: "Boarding was like a fire drill. Seemed unorganized."
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Delayed almost an hour. Landed and had to wait in another queue to get off the plane. Been waiting 15 minutes on the runway. This is really ruining the only holiday weekend I get for months."
Cons: "Présence of entertainment"
Cons: "Planes are old"
Cons: "Could not add baggage online"
Cons: "Not that much space."
Cons: "vegetarian meal was a small side salad and soggy. this over lunchtime so was a disgrace for business class"
Pros: "Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep."
Cons: "Seats too close together"
Pros: "Quick and easy service. Very friendly and polite."
Pros: "I like Virgin Australia -- luggage allowances are generous and it's nice to have a snack."
Cons: "Flight was late, snack was not nearly as nice as on my previous trip (little crunchy snacks instead of cheese & crackers), they didn't want to serve hot drinks but offered no caffeinated substitute (in my opinion, if they are going to halt hot beverage service due to turbulence, they should offer free soft drinks instead, or at least free beer & wine since that would have been offered anyway if the flight had been on NSW time). Nothing major, just not as great as my previous experience with this airline."
Pros: "Arrived early, departure was on time"
Pros: "Extra Leg Room, 3 seats between 2, worth the extra money, surprised they provided breakfast"
Cons: "Crew not overly friendly, only 2 toilets at back, not enough seats at Sydney airport due to reno, didn’t bother using their inflight entertainment but at least they provided some."
Pros: "How fast the process of checking in Munich bags and getting to the plain on time"
Cons: "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"
Cons: "Small seats"
Pros: "Love the inclusion of one checked bag in the ticket price. Like the free snack and hot drink."
Pros: "People were nice, and hoarding and disembarking was efficient."
Cons: "My bag got lost, and they didn't deliver it until very late. Also, the taxi driver somehow had the wrong address, so I had to give the correct one to him over the phone after he called me, confused about where he was."
Pros: "The coke"
Cons: "Not bloody much. I'm passed I'm not with my wife now"
Cons: "That the flight didn't wait 15 minutes for me to get on it."
Pros: "The service from the crew was great."
Cons: "I’m vegetarian, the Meals offered were really bad and i was disappointed that I wasn’t offered some of the more appealing vegetarian options that were available for the rest of the passengers"
Pros: "staff were wonderful!"
Cons: "not enough vegetarian meals brought on board for everyone in business class who wants one.... disgraceful for what it costs"
Pros: "Everything from check in to exit was well executed. Kudos! Will definitely use Virgin Australia on next trips as well"
Pros: "Great crew and seats were very comfortable"
Cons: "The person sitting next to me was extra nervous which was a little un nerving"
Pros: "It is a short trip and it is easy to get on and off the flight without too much hassle. Except when it is raining as you have to walk from the terminal to the plane. No Food or Entertainment is provided as it is such a short flight"
Cons: "Flight was canceled."
Pros: "Service was great. Best food hubby and I ever had on a flight, international or domestic!"
Cons: "No issues!"
Cons: "tv entertainment,i wish i had realised that there was no TV for the children. ."
Pros: "Love the cheap fares and easy check in"
Cons: "So cramped! No leg room"
Pros: "The crew were friendly and tickets were a great price"
Cons: "No legroom at all, very cramped"
Cons: "In this day and age, i expect to have free entertainment even with a short hall"
Pros: "Comfotable flight, Good landing."
Cons: "Though one of the stewardess' was professional she was a little impersonal. That statement is a little harsh as she was very young. I am sure as she gains experience she will become great at what she does. Maybe a big smile would help when she addresses passages."
Pros: "No intermediate stop"
Cons: "Economy seats very uncomfortable, very noisy toilette"
Pros: "Exactly what we expected from a budget airline."
Cons: "Dragging the luggage between international and domestic terminal wasn't fun."
Pros: "Older plane with uncomfortable seat"
Cons: "The seat on the plane was old and uncomfortable"
Cons: "It was 1 hr delayed then when boarded there was some technical fault and we were left boarded with door open for about an hour. There was no offer of water or any drink. Seats I didn’t find comfortable. The cabin had significant rattle. Overall a very poor experience in today’s day and age."
Pros: "Nothing actually"
Cons: "Late departure, uncomfortable seats, rude staff"
Pros: "On time if not ahead of time"
Pros: "Thank you so much for returning my laptop to me. I left it on board seat 4c. Made my day , comfy fast flight"
Pros: "Efficient processes all round - check-in, boarding, disembarking, baggage collection, etc."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Free food or water"
Pros: "The crew heard this person carrying on and did nothing"
Cons: "Another passenger was rude and disrespectful to personal space in my seating"
Cons: "It could have not been 2.5hrs delayed"
Pros: "boarding has been delayed however there is poor communication between the staff regarding estimated of delay..."
Pros: "New and clean aircraft Great staff/crew"
Pros: "That l got sms messages regarding my flight details and where to collect my luggage!! Awesome"
Cons: "Flight delayed over an hour then kept waiting another half hour on runway. Couldn't land straight away in Denpasar and had to circle for another 15mins"
Cons: "Lack of common sense by passengers with which door they should be using when boarding the flight. Crew may want to emphasis their directions more."
Pros: "I liked the organisation"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "Good smooth flight"
Cons: "Flight delayed getting away"
Pros: "It took off and landed"
Cons: "Rude Jetstar staff at Coolingatta found we had 4 items weighing 15.5 kg instead of 14 and wanted to charge us $60 to load a bag on plane. Last Jetstar flight for me"
Pros: "Service on the plane and in the terminal was good"
Cons: "Walking on the runway to the plane was uncomfortable with wind rai and noise"
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment facilities or capabilities"
Pros: "Overall experience very good"
Cons: "All goid"
Pros: "Easy check in, bag drop and courteous staff"
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "No food or water"
Cons: "My father passed away this morning, and I couldn’t call anyone to change my flight. The number didn’t work. So I had to purchase 2 new tkts for the 11.30 flight home."
Pros: "Newer plane, arrived on time."
Cons: "You have to pay extra for everything. Even though it’s an eight hour flight there is no food, drink or entertainment included. They do have screens at the back of each seat but it’s $10 to watch a limited selection. The food and drink are expensive. It gets cold in the plane but you guessed it if you ask for a blanket you have to buy a $20 “comfort pack”. So be prepared!"
Pros: "What did I like... er..... I got home !"
Cons: "Where to begin: 1. The staff. the rudest flight crew i have ever come across in my professional career 2. The flight, well, as always, the flight was delayed for no reason, no explanations, no apologies, nothing 3. Comfort.... the Airbus A321 is a good airframe, other airlines engage seat manufactures with comfort in mind... nope.. not jetstar 4. Food. What food??? Was there any food?? nope.. there was a bag of nuts and some chips... 5. Entertainment. Well, I had fun listening to the cabin crew moan about passengers, so that was entertaining.. NEVER AGAIN"
Cons: "$120 bag fee!! Plane was late. Ticket line took over an hour. Paying bag fee was a separate line took one-half hour. Gate was changed had to move 1/4 mile."
Cons: "Child behind sitting on floor banging seat and loud devices being used with no ear phones so couldn’t rest"
Cons: "How close the seats are."
Pros: "never fly with Jetstar again ripped off with return baggage cost girl at reception seemed to get pleasure at taking 60 dollars from me for another hidden cost"
Pros: "Charge for an extra 2 kgs = AUD50. Pretty average customer service if not slightly shoddy. Reminds me to avoid budget airlines. Cabin crew officious"
Pros: "It was a quick flight, managed to leave 10min earlier than scheduled. Pretty smooth."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable, felt very straight and no real headrest; even though it was a new plane. Quite a lot of families with young children flying, it was the last domestic flight out so expected it to be less children. It was a bit noisy at times."
Pros: "The price of food etc. The norm!"
Pros: "Got in slightly ahead of schedule."
Cons: "No lounge access, no complimentary snacks and drinks, miserable cabin crew, seating very very cramped in 3 3 3 config so not suitable for couples wanting a row to selves. Mosquito's flying round the plane. The pilot told us to "Rest in peace" at the beginning of the flight. Looking around at the passengers faces a better choice of words could have been used. Noise levels were terrible, couldn't hear the safety instructions because of the sound traveling around the aircraft.Luggage took a very long time to come off the plane."
Pros: "Ít’s a terrible experience with Jetstar!"
Cons: "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"
Pros: "It is exactly what you pay for. The plane left on time and arrives on time."
Cons: "You have no leg room and the service on the plane is just okay but for the price it is excellent. The way you pay in advance for the weight of your luggage is really tacky but that is how they make money."
Pros: "kylie the ground staff for Jetstar was brilliant"
Pros: "First time flyer very good"
Pros: "Plane delayed missed connection had to spend night in Melbourne"