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Melbourne to Queenstown flight information

Avg. flight duration 3h 22m
Flights arrive in Queenstown
Flights depart from Melbourne
Flight price $292
Distance 2,146 km
Airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates

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Low season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
17%
expected price increase
Average price:
$467
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$552
or less return trip within
3 months
of travel is a good deal

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The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Queenstown was found, on average, 73 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 37% 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

FAQs for Booking Melbourne to Queenstown Flights

How long does a flight from Melbourne to Queenstown take?
The average direct flight takes 3h 10m, covering a distance of 2145 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne and Queenstown?
There are 93 (direct) flights between Melbourne and Queenstown per week, averaging 12 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Queenstown?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($292), Virgin Australia ($615) and Emirates ($648).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne and Queenstown?
Etihad Airways (2 times daily), Singapore Airlines (2 times daily), Qantas Airways (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne to Queenstown?
For Melbourne to Queenstown, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Queenstown back to Melbourne, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Melbourne to Queenstown?
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne & other airports, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Queenstown Intl, also known as Queenstown Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Queenstown (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$292
only
$292
Destination
Queenstown
$292
only
$292
Sun, 23 Feb
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Sun, 8 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 14 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
MEL
ZQN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to pay a surcharge for bags that was not clear at the time of booking, was supposed to be "per bag" but the airline did us a favor and only charged us for one bag. While that seems nice, it's clear it's a bogus charge if rules don't need to be followed. One flight the baggage fee was $50, another was $160 - with these costs included they are actually more expensive than other airlines. Took an international flight and all food and drinks on the flight had to be purchased, pretty ridiculous that the airline does not include water over a three hour travel time.

HNL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was very friendly & everything seemed clean.

Cons: Being able to gate check my stroller would have been really helpful. I’ve always been able to with other airlines & the website says you can so I was surprised that I couldn’t. Carrying two young kids & all the carry on luggage by myself through all the airports & international checkpoints without my stroller was *very* challenging. I would have planned differently had I known.

SYD
HNL
Good 7.3

Cons: The bowl of noodle in soup had no taste to it, breakfast sandwich wasn’t anything special. Pesto salad and butter chicken was good.

SYD
HBA
Excellent 9.5

Cons: These short domestic flights are just a bus ride in the sky. Provided the simple service that was all that we needed.

SYD
SGN
Excellent 9.6

Cons: I prepaid for my meal and it was brought to me soon after I boarded about 4pm. I wasn’t hungry as I already had lunch. It would have been better to bring it for me at dinner time, Sydney time as that’s what my body clock was on. The last service was too close to landing.

Fri, 10 Apr
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
18h 10m
Sat, 18 Apr
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 9 days
5.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.0 Okay
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
HBA
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were ver friendly

Cons: Late departure?

MEL
SYD
Good 6.3

Cons: Lounge is disorganised with bad coffee

SYD
LAX
Good 7.3

Cons: Food

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

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.

OOL
CBR
Good 6.0

Pros: Safe trip

Cons: Better food and choice of drinks

Thu, 6 Feb
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Thu, 20 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 15 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
HNL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was very friendly & everything seemed clean.

Cons: Being able to gate check my stroller would have been really helpful. I’ve always been able to with other airlines & the website says you can so I was surprised that I couldn’t. Carrying two young kids & all the carry on luggage by myself through all the airports & international checkpoints without my stroller was *very* challenging. I would have planned differently had I known.

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: They wouldnt let me board because they said I was 5 min late, yet I was 30 min before the flight. The internal Brisbane airport shuttle had a problem. They should have let me board because this was the airport’s fault. They charged me 75 extra dollars too. Very lame

HBA
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Yes crew amazing and seats comfortable

Cons: Try keeping to scheduled time.

MEL
ZQN
Okay 4.0

Pros: Not a whole lot

Cons: Extra charges for baggage because it was not claimed when ticket was bought. At least agent was nice when she delivered the bad news. $160.00 extra is outrageous. Had to repackage carry ons to bring it down to that price. Charges on plane for everything. A big plus... We got to destination safely.

DPS
MEL
Okay 4.3

Cons: Business class seats are too close together to accommodate recline. Results in a rude shock when the person in front of you reclines their seat.

Mon, 25 Nov
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
13h 40m
Fri, 29 Nov
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
13h 30m
Trip: 5 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 14,674 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
SEA
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Amazing crew!! Lots of entertainment options. Food decent. Better than on trip from Seattle to Dubai. Check in Bathrooms kept clean on long flight We were encouraged to walk around

Cons: Boarding cumbersome We left Dubai late and arrived Seattle late. It was a little g flight already and the extra seat time of the delay was difficult.

DXB
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was good

Cons: food

DPS
DXB
Excellent 9.6

Pros: emirates very great ... all the best craw could be more ingaged

Cons: wee booked emirates but fly with dubai plane fly dubai - you have a filling that all they wont is to sell staf but no comfor for the price

DXB
BEY
Okay 5.3

Pros: I was very late and the gate was closed but the staff helped me make it on time.

Cons: I booked on Emirates and on my way back I flew with Fly Dubai it wasn’t specified in the ticket. There were no pillows, no covers and I was freezing! No entertainment it is a downgrade from Emirates. At least the ticket should have costed less.

EWR
ATH
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was amazing.

Cons: Seats were a little narrow and could use new cushions.

Fri, 13 Mar
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Tue, 24 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 12 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AKL
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Exactly what we expected from a budget airline.

Cons: Dragging the luggage between international and domestic terminal wasn't fun.

PER
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Everything.

NPE
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Flight from Napier to Auckland was delayed

DRW
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Good crew

Cons: Cheaper add booked luggage costs.

CNS
BNE
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: They charge extra for a seat, carryon bags, soda... most expensive carrier

Sun, 1 Mar
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Sun, 8 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 7 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
SYD
DPS
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Seat not very wide

Cons: Screaming kids in business & just behind business

LST
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: late flights. Poor communication.

HKT
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Wont be travelling again with Jetstar

Cons: Flight delayed for 6 hours without compenstauion

SYD
HNL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Crew was fine. Boarding was efficient.

Cons: I hate their baggage policy! I prepaid for bags and then got charged another $187USD for a small carry on. This is a horrible airline if you pack any luggage at all.

SYD
HBA
Excellent 9.5

Cons: These short domestic flights are just a bus ride in the sky. Provided the simple service that was all that we needed.

Fri, 13 Mar
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Wed, 25 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 13 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
MEL
ZQN
Okay 4.0

Pros: Not a whole lot

Cons: Extra charges for baggage because it was not claimed when ticket was bought. At least agent was nice when she delivered the bad news. $160.00 extra is outrageous. Had to repackage carry ons to bring it down to that price. Charges on plane for everything. A big plus... We got to destination safely.

OOL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was wider than I expected.

Cons: Old.

HKT
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Wont be travelling again with Jetstar

Cons: Flight delayed for 6 hours without compenstauion

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: They wouldnt let me board because they said I was 5 min late, yet I was 30 min before the flight. The internal Brisbane airport shuttle had a problem. They should have let me board because this was the airport’s fault. They charged me 75 extra dollars too. Very lame

SYD
DPS
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Seat not very wide

Cons: Screaming kids in business & just behind business

Sun, 16 Feb
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Wed, 26 Feb
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 11 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
LST
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: late flights. Poor communication.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: :)

Cons: :)

MEL
ZQN
Good 6.0

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

BNE
AYQ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nothing special. Just ok. Crew friendly.

Cons: Flight delayed by one hour. Seats pretty well worn. Hard on the derrière.

MEL
ZQN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Worst flight ever, no leg room, no free glass of water even, and got raped on luggage charges, won't fly with them again.

Wed, 4 Dec
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Wed, 11 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 8 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
CNS
BNE
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: They charge extra for a seat, carryon bags, soda... most expensive carrier

AVV
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: They cancelled return flight and were rude when I tried to rebook; they also weigh luggage and charge extra; had one kind agent who helped; won’t fly again and won’t use cheap flights

MKY
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was easy

Cons: Been ontime

MEL
ZQN
Okay 4.0

Cons: Each bag costs $50 plus there was a charge for any food or drink.

LST
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: late flights. Poor communication.

Sun, 8 Dec
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Wed, 11 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 4 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
MEL
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were awesome.

Cons: Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: They wouldnt let me board because they said I was 5 min late, yet I was 30 min before the flight. The internal Brisbane airport shuttle had a problem. They should have let me board because this was the airport’s fault. They charged me 75 extra dollars too. Very lame

SGN
SYD
Okay 4.0

Pros: No intermediate stop

Cons: Economy seats very uncomfortable, very noisy toilette

HBA
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Speedy turnaround

Cons: Both flights were late. It felt like this is pretty common with them ...

AVV
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Flights to & from Sydney to Melbourne were ok!

Fri, 22 Nov
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Wed, 27 Nov
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 6 days
5.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.0 Okay
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew were great - some in cabin entertainment would have been great. Or since it was available for phone this should have been explained.

Cons: Allow power outlets for the mobile phones if movies were accessible

ADL
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Boarding and flight time

Cons: Lounges were dirty

SYD
LAX
Good 7.3

Cons: Food

SYD
ADL
Good 7.2

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.

DRW
MEL
Good 7.6

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.

Mon, 2 Mar
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Sat, 14 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 12 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
MKY
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was easy

Cons: Been ontime

OOL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was wider than I expected.

Cons: Old.

MEL
ZQN
Okay 4.6

Pros: Baggage fees are extremely high, about the price of an additional ticket. Kayak didn't do a great job at explaining how to secure multiple baggage pieces in advance. Kayak provided no information on meal/drink advance order/purchase options. This was my fort time flying this airline and I didn't know what to expect. We experienced a mechanical issue feat but the pilot was great at providing updates. We were later delayed due to another aircrafts gas spill on the tarmac. Again, great communication from the flight deck. We were able to make up the time. Baggage fees are extremely high, about the price of an additional ticket. Kayak didn't do a great job at explaining how to secure multiple baggage pieces in advance. Kayak provided no information on meal/drink advance order/purchase options. This was my fort time flying this airline and I didn't know what to expect. We experienced a mechanical issue feat but the pilot was great at providing updates. We were later delayed due to another aircrafts gas spill on the tarmac. Again, great communication from the flight deck. We were able to make up the time.

LST
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: late flights. Poor communication.

MEL
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were awesome.

Cons: Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee

Wed, 4 Dec
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Sat, 7 Dec
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 4 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
OOL
CNS
Good 7.6

Pros: Adequate

Cons: In this day and age, i expect to have free entertainment even with a short hall

MEL
NTL
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: Boarding and flight was ok for a budget airline

Cons: Flight attendant let a drunk male on the plane. Male was disruptive and rude in front of children. The flight attendant then tried to serve the male more alcohol on the flight. Not professional or safe behavior.

MEL
ZQN
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: The carry-on baggage limits are small (one bag maximum as opposed to most airlines that allow one bag and a personal item). The fee for checking a bag once at the airport is insane ($160 AUD). Will never fly Jetstar again. Easily worth the extra few dollars to fly Virgin or Air NZ.

HBA
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Speedy turnaround

Cons: Both flights were late. It felt like this is pretty common with them ...

AKL
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Exactly what we expected from a budget airline.

Cons: Dragging the luggage between international and domestic terminal wasn't fun.

Thu, 31 Oct
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
26h 25m
Mon, 4 Nov
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 5 days
5.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.0 Okay
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
BNE
Okay 4.5

Pros: Not much. Incoming flight was late then turn-around was ridiculous.

Cons: We had extra baggage, which I tried to pay online multiple times but the Virgin website kept indicating they are having problems. When we arrived at the airport the charged us basically twice (for extra bags) what we would have paid had they not rigged their website to make extra money.

PER
KGI
Excellent 9.2

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.

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Neat in flight entertainment app that lets you watch, read, listen while you fly, right on your own device. Very nice touch.

Cons: The check in process. No one got there right when the airport opened at 0400 and they took their time getting the check in counters clean and ready for the day, having us all stand in line waiting to be checked in.

SYD
DRW
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Seat spacing decent by comparison to other carriers. Good drink selection. Offered regularly.

Cons: Snack was good but small for a 4 hour flight. Pleat of drinks offered.

SYD
DRW
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Departed on time and arrived on time.

Cons: Fine as is.

Wed, 29 Apr
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 15m
Wed, 6 May
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 8 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
BNE
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: nothing

Cons: getting out on time, complimentary food.

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: Plane was clean. Crew were professional. Ahead of schedule arrival.

Cons: It's an economy airline, so it has the usual compromises on entertainment and refreshments.

MEL
ZQN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: They look like they are offering a cheap price, but then charge you $160 NZ per bag. Only 7k allowed per carry on & they give no leeway. Don't even get complementary coffee or tea. No leg room seats are so crammed together. Take another airline you will save in the long run.

BNE
AYQ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nothing special. Just ok. Crew friendly.

Cons: Flight delayed by one hour. Seats pretty well worn. Hard on the derrière.

MEL
ZQN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to pay a surcharge for bags that was not clear at the time of booking, was supposed to be "per bag" but the airline did us a favor and only charged us for one bag. While that seems nice, it's clear it's a bogus charge if rules don't need to be followed. One flight the baggage fee was $50, another was $160 - with these costs included they are actually more expensive than other airlines. Took an international flight and all food and drinks on the flight had to be purchased, pretty ridiculous that the airline does not include water over a three hour travel time.

Mon, 16 Mar
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Sun, 22 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 7 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
NTL
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Not much. 1hr 5min flight was 1 hr 10 min late. The cabin crew seemed disinterested.

Cons: The crew was poor. One chewing gum, another picking her hair/head throughout the flight like she has nits. The third lolling around and chatting/gossiping to the others. This is a short flight. The least they could have done was behave professionally.

MEL
ZQN
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: The carry-on baggage limits are small (one bag maximum as opposed to most airlines that allow one bag and a personal item). The fee for checking a bag once at the airport is insane ($160 AUD). Will never fly Jetstar again. Easily worth the extra few dollars to fly Virgin or Air NZ.

MEL
ZQN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Had to pay a surcharge for bags that was not clear at the time of booking, was supposed to be "per bag" but the airline did us a favor and only charged us for one bag. While that seems nice, it's clear it's a bogus charge if rules don't need to be followed. One flight the baggage fee was $50, another was $160 - with these costs included they are actually more expensive than other airlines. Took an international flight and all food and drinks on the flight had to be purchased, pretty ridiculous that the airline does not include water over a three hour travel time.

BNE
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: nothing

Cons: getting out on time, complimentary food.

HNL
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Much better than any airline in the states.

Cons: A few more trash pickups from the crew. I had a few times I was left holding trash.

Wed, 6 Nov
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Sat, 9 Nov
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
8h 05m
Trip: 4 days
5.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.0 Okay
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
BNE
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Long flight, lots food, good experience

Cons: Was in economy so it is what it is

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Neat in flight entertainment app that lets you watch, read, listen while you fly, right on your own device. Very nice touch.

Cons: The check in process. No one got there right when the airport opened at 0400 and they took their time getting the check in counters clean and ready for the day, having us all stand in line waiting to be checked in.

LAX
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The food was very good and It felt spacious for economy class.

Cons: The flight attendants on Virgin seemed very crabby. It would of been nice for them to smile once in a while and give eye contact.

ADL
BNE
Excellent 9.6

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.

CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Crew great. Very grateful for the cuppa

Cons: Headrest low for a tall person. Shoulders sort of rested on it. Notconfy

Wed, 19 Feb
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Sat, 7 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 18 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
KIX
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: For that price it was a great flight

HBA
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Yes crew amazing and seats comfortable

Cons: Try keeping to scheduled time.

MEL
ZQN
Okay 4.0

Pros: Not a whole lot

Cons: Extra charges for baggage because it was not claimed when ticket was bought. At least agent was nice when she delivered the bad news. $160.00 extra is outrageous. Had to repackage carry ons to bring it down to that price. Charges on plane for everything. A big plus... We got to destination safely.

MEL
ZQN
Okay 4.6

Pros: Baggage fees are extremely high, about the price of an additional ticket. Kayak didn't do a great job at explaining how to secure multiple baggage pieces in advance. Kayak provided no information on meal/drink advance order/purchase options. This was my fort time flying this airline and I didn't know what to expect. We experienced a mechanical issue feat but the pilot was great at providing updates. We were later delayed due to another aircrafts gas spill on the tarmac. Again, great communication from the flight deck. We were able to make up the time. Baggage fees are extremely high, about the price of an additional ticket. Kayak didn't do a great job at explaining how to secure multiple baggage pieces in advance. Kayak provided no information on meal/drink advance order/purchase options. This was my fort time flying this airline and I didn't know what to expect. We experienced a mechanical issue feat but the pilot was great at providing updates. We were later delayed due to another aircrafts gas spill on the tarmac. Again, great communication from the flight deck. We were able to make up the time.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Delayed so long.

Wed, 1 Jan
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
7h 00m
Sun, 5 Jan
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 5 days
5.0OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.0 Okay
Based on 2 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
DRW
BNE
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was great.

Cons: Boarding was a little disorganised, the distance between seats is too small, and the food could’ve been better.

PER
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats were comfy

Cons: Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight

BNE
DPS
Mediocre 2.6

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

AYQ
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Need better food.

AKL
TBU
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew is one of the friendliest I have ever experienced. Everybody has been extremely nice and helpful. Food was great.

Cons: Seats feel very narrow, pitch is good. Entertainment is pretty basic, selection is eh. Boarding is not consistent.

Mon, 17 Feb
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
3h 10m
Sun, 8 Mar
ZQN
Queenstown Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 35m
Trip: 20 days
5.2OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.2 Okay
Based on 24 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AKL
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Exactly what we expected from a budget airline.

Cons: Dragging the luggage between international and domestic terminal wasn't fun.

HNL
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Much better than any airline in the states.

Cons: A few more trash pickups from the crew. I had a few times I was left holding trash.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: :)

Cons: :)

AYQ
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: In time take off. Early landing. Comfy seat

Cons: Nothing

HNL
SYD
Okay 5.0

Pros: Efficient boarding and grateful for the spare seat with the baby on our lap. Crew was nice enough.

Cons: We waited for a $9 toastie for 25 minutes- and had to remind the crew to get it. Disappointed that they are so cheap the only free thing on a 10 hour flight was water- after paying for checked bags, one coffee, and one sandwich, the extras made them more expensive then other "non budget" airlines.

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