Cons: "Waited 55 minutes for baggage claim in Auckland. No reason given. I expect better service from Air New Zealand even though I understand the baggage handler’s are different group"
Cons: "We got off an hour and a half late as there was an audio technical problem."
Cons: "After scanning boarding passes at gate, flight crew required us to show them again at the plane door. We had already stowed our phones, as I think others had. Minor issue but caused what seemed like an unnecessary backup at the cabin door. Our other domestic Air New Zealand flight didn't require it."
Cons: "Perfect flight. Delicious meals. Great crew."
Pros: "Checking in, bag drop, and boarding were all super fast and easy. Flight was on time."
Pros: "Very efficient trip."
Cons: "One flight attendant was subdued and not too bubbly."
Pros: "The option to gate check strollers for easy access with a toddler"
Cons: "The stroller wasn't delivered to the gate by Air New Zealand"
Pros: "Pleasant staff"
Cons: "A few more beverage options, juices perhaps."
Pros: "Very fun and attentive crew. Always food and drinks available. Very comfortable seats and lots of options for movies and activities."
Pros: "Crew were lovely."
Cons: "Had a lot of hassle adding baggage to this leg of my trip on booking. At check in i was asked to pay $130 for baggage, which was no surprise. Luckily Air New Zealand ground staff sorted it out and I did not have to pay. I will book direct with the airlines next time."
Cons: "Upon arrival we were informed that each checked bag was $60. This was news to us. The NZ flight employee informed us that Air NZ informed us quite well of this info, this the booking agent was at fault."
Pros: "Very friendly staff. Free wine and cheese or choices of cookies—extra servings too."
Cons: "Seats are just standard—headrest part doesn’t adjust"
Cons: "We were late arriving, the cabin crew although they were pleasant, didn’t do enough to allow the passengers to get off first, for the connecting flight. Malaysian airlines stayed in the runway, fixing an engine and the pilot said they were delaying the plane, driving in for passengers to disembark. After being told by cabin crew that a number of us were late for connecting flight, that they were going to wait for us, they didn’t and we were told we had missed the flight. We were kindly put on the next flight which wasn’t until five hours later. Unrealistic scheduling causes is to miss our flight and had us sitting at the airport for four hours, making it an unnecessarily long day. Not impressed."
Pros: "Great customer service. We flew on Air New Zealand and United, and the contrast was big. ANZ stewards showed much higher level of pride in serving their passengers."
Pros: "No bags on an international flight?! I had to pay $375 for 3 bags. Last minute changes with a layover, instead of a 3 hr flight it was a 6 hr flight and NO FOOD not even available to purchase.... very confusing very disappointed...."
Pros: "It was operated by air New Zealand so the service was top notch once I was able to resolve all other issues boarding."
Cons: "We had a flight bought on virgin Australia and operated with air New Zealand. The air New Zealand part was all great plane boarding etc, the horrible part is that we bought baggage allowances with virgin and they never transferred the information to air New Zealand. So there I am from the USA in a foreign country boarding a flight being asked to pay 500 nz dollars for a few kilos when I had already paid for it. Having to produce emails and payment information on something I had done months in advance. Overall I won’t recommend virgin next time I’d book directly with air New Zealand"
Pros: "Meal was excellent"
Cons: "Would have liked a blanket, it was a bit cold."
Pros: "I loved everything. From the friendly service to the comfort of the plane... it was fabulous for the 12 hours I was on board."
Cons: "Nothing. I had great service and a great flight the entire ride. Well done... Best airline I've ever flown with!"
Pros: "I liked that it got me from point a to point b. I had to pay extra to watch movies, no meal on an international flight (tbh I'm not sure what I ticketed and didn't tick while booking, but I mean it was nz to aus, come on)."
Cons: "Not getting my luggage across the ditch, paying for movies as an extra, no meal."
Pros: "The flight departed on time, arrived on time - run of the mill stuff for Air NZ. Crew very good as per normal"
Cons: "I swear the seats are getting more and more 'scrunchy'. There are more appropriate places to get almost intimate with your seat buddy."
Pros: "The crew was great and the Hawaiian fruit drinks were a great introduction to Hawaii."
Cons: "The check in, the baggage drop off and pickup were very confusing and it made it a little stressful having to change flights. Boarding passes are also difficult to obtain through other airlines."
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."
Cons: "Friendly and efficient"
Pros: "good entertainment"
Cons: "we purchased a sky couch for an extra $700 and was not put in a skycouch row. I have contacted Air New Zealand and have yet to hear back from them."
Pros: "Snacks and drinks"
Cons: "No plug in"
Cons: "Boarding is an issue. Please have more staff in the early stages of boarding to make sure people go to the correct lines . It's not immediately obvious and leads to frustration . I wasn't too bothered as I worked it out quickly but I could hear many others expressing their frustration around me . I was disappointed in the movie selection. I wanted more new release movies to choose from . Cabin crew friendly and polite . Love the wine ! Put up with being cramped .. would love more leg room but overall very happy ! Thank You everyone involved !"
Cons: "Check In Issues related to code share flight"
Pros: "Great customer service, from boarding to disembarking. Great care for comfort and needs."
Cons: "Selection of video options on the app entertainment systems."
Pros: "everything! Leg room, priority boarding even though we boarded close to last, snacks. That safe feeling :)"
Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly and seemed to enjoy their job. Appeared to be very accommodating for other passengers."
Cons: "No issues. Everything was great!"
Pros: "Everything comfy spacious seats row 8"
Cons: "Long distance from arrival gate to departure gate"
Pros: "Wonderful service from the ground crew. They went beyond the call of duty. Excellent experience. Thanks to everyone"
Pros: "Fr]iendlyt, efficient flight attendants"
Pros: "The capitan spoke and explain that was perfect taking into account that was a cloudy day."
Pros: "Cool dimmers for window shade; flight attendant notice we did not have headphones and gave us some first class looking ones that really cancels out the noise. Although we had it in the pocket we did not choose to use at that time but she took it upon herself. Staff always friendly."
Pros: "The food was good, the accommodation, although it been a long flight everything was allright"
Pros: "Some of the crew were excellent service wise"
Cons: "Some of the crew were less than what I would expect service wise"
Cons: "The seat was not all that comfortable and being at the front of the section meant I couldn't stretch much. The breakfast was OK - nothing special"
Pros: "Everything was on time, comfortable & smooth, online checkin was clear & easy. Helpful, responsive staff at every level. A million times better than my other travel leg with United (but that's nothe saying much...)"
Pros: "The best ever business class check in and superior lounge and breakfast."
Pros: "Smoothe flight"
Cons: "1/2 hour late to depart"
Pros: "aisle seat"
Cons: "no food...not even orange juice."
Pros: "Service etc etc absolutely fine"
Cons: "Handling at Melbourne Tullamarine was poor. The plane landed on time but was sent to the wrong dock and that caused a lot of time wastage. This seems to happen in Australian airports more than anywhere else."
Pros: "Consistent quality experience. Friendly staff. Good food. Great in flight entertainment."
Cons: "Headphone socket was crackly with the supplied headphones."
Pros: "the flight was direct from CHC to MEL and it was on time"
Cons: "Even though i was booked on Air NZ, the flight was operated through Virgin Australia. This was only an issue when i tried to check in at Air NZ and was directed over to Virgin Australia. Once i found the right ticket counter to check in, i found that there was an extra baggage fee of NZ$130 that i had to pay to check my bag. Also, dinner seemed to be included for just about everyone sitting around me, and it was not included for me. I don't remember having the option of booking dinner with my flight. The agent at the Virgin Australia counter mentioned that this often happens when booking flights through the websites that are not the carrier's direct website. I have used others before, and not had these same issues... oh well - i guess that's what i get for booking through FlightNetwork.com. I'll probably go directly to airline websites in the future."
Pros: "I was sitting in an exit row with tons of space. The men flight attendants were fantastic! On moved two boxes and we were able to prop our feet up. They were so attentive to us I felt as if I was in first class!"
Pros: "My first experience with Air New Zealand was wonderful! I will definitely fly with them again!"
Cons: "This was a connecting flight with NZ with a 9 hour layover in Auckland. Going to Auckland carry on allowance 10Kg in agreement with website. From Auckland to Melbourne carry on weight limit 7 Kg. WHAT A HORRIBLE WAY TO TREAT YOUR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS WHO FLY MULTIPLE LEGS WITH NZ."
Nice flight. Always love to fly with Emirates
Cons: "Food was not enough and it was served after very long hours."
Pros: "Seats and entertainment is good."
Cons: "Crew is insulting passengers and really bad attitude"
Pros: "comfortable seats. Flight duration was good. Layover was little longer. Overall good experience"
Pros: "The overall experience was good."
Cons: "Delayed flight and the procedures too very long."
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Good food."
Pros: "Of the enormous amount of entertainment available, even I found something to keep me occupied."
Cons: "Perhaps boarding."
Pros: "Friendly staff at boarding and on flight. Very attentive."
Cons: "Food was not as nice as other airlines and my 11 yo daughter was only provided normal adult meal. For full service airline actually went thirsty - constant water should be a given."
Pros: "Emirates handling of the crisis was good.they delivered snacks at the boarding gate. Considerate ground staff kept us informed and profusely apologetic."
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "I had really high expectations for this trip but they were unmet. The service was indifferent. The chair wasnuncomfortable. The aisle was super narrow. I was bumped the entire flight. I didn’t like the food. And it was obvious by the end of the trip the staff was just done. Leaving the plane I passed several attendants and they did not say anything. They didn’t thank me for my business. They did t say goodbye or encourage me to come again — they were oblivious and no caring."
Pros: "Great food and entertainment and the service was exceptional."
Pros: "Entertainment and boarding process"
Cons: "Crew could be more friendly"
Pros: "Booked a window seat and luckily the middle seat wasn’t taken. I was able to fade in and out of sleep ... much needed!"
Cons: "Wish I could afford to upgrade for a proper sleep!"
Pros: "The departure & arrival time. A fantastic price that included an excellent meal there and back, 30k luggage quota, entertainment that lasted throughout the duration of the flight. It just seemed seamless and felt like it didn't take that long to get there. I will definitely be catching this flight, every time I return to NZ"
Pros: "Staff was wonderful, food goood !"
Cons: "More you to stretch out"
Pros: "The planes are comfortable, the entertainment has plenty of options and plugs for your chargers if you want to use your own. The staff are friendly and very attentive. Emirates understands service. We had one cabin crew (on our flight to New York) named Amor who was was “on it” - attentive, helpful...everything you want on a long-haul flight!"
Cons: "This isn’t Emirates’s fault, but it took over 45 minutes (after we had come through passport control) for the bags from our flight to come out and we almost missed our train into Milan. But that is the fault of Malpensa airport."
Pros: "Footrest would make the flight just perfect."
Cons: "No footrest. Makes it a little uncomfortable for short people."
Pros: "Spacious for the kid to walk"
Cons: "For this flight boarding was smooth as my previous flight was late and an Emirates employee ran us through security and to this flight on time. For the people reading this review who might think my kid would have been messy or cranky on the flight so we were treated this way, that was not the case, she not even cried once or made a mess. Same as my previous flight with crew, Crew were so late in responses, my wife actually walked to their place 2 times to get milk for the baby. Also she was not served food at all when they served breakfast. We requested Hindu meal and I was served hindu meal and she was missed and when they served lunch she was told she has not requested prior to the flight and can only be served a regular meal, which she gladly accepted. Kid was not served any food again, so we gave her solid from our meal. When we requested some food for the baby she was given a banana baby food(Kid did not even eat it). Taste of the food was edible(Not great). Overall do not fly emirates with a kid"
Pros: "I was upgraded to business class. Very nice"
Cons: "Poor service, host lied when queried on arrival documentation to avoid doing anything. Second person we asked was helpful and answered immediately. Plane was two hours late with no explanation or communication. I did not expect such a poor level of service and it my worst experience with emerits."
Pros: "Flight appeared less than half-full, I had a full 4 seats to stretch out. Yes, this was just lucky, but very much appreciated."
Cons: "Dull food."
Cons: "Late boarding. Thought I was flying emirates and turned out to be Qantas. Seats not as comfy. They lost my luggage. Took 2 days to get it back."
Pros: "Everything was well done! Great customer service."
Pros: "Plane was almost full, had a spare seat in the middle. Meals were good. Staff were run off their feet but coped well."
Cons: "The flight from Brisbane to Dubai then to Barcelona was excellent compared to the return flight from Dubai. Dubai to Brisbane flight, seats were very uncomfortable, seat cushions were hard. Toilets ran out of paper and hand towels, I had to Inform a staff member. Cabin had a peculiar odour."
Pros: "Great legroom, quiet plane, seat free next to me"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "Attentive crew (Busines cabin was near empty). Highlights the deficit caused by large occupancy A380 Business cabin. A380 business cabin has been economy classed to within an inch of its life, too few crew and those that are on duty disorganised and stressed. 777 crew ratio was 3 crew to 1 pax :)"
Cons: "Engine noise. Boarding in Dubai was a farce as called to gate even though aircraft was severely delayed inbound. Surly lounge staff didn’t help. Business Class gate desk ‘closed’ even though staffed as person was busy on the phone. Weird 2 - 3 - 2 layout means window and centre seats have to clamber over reclined neighbours. Seat width better than A380 and also less tomb like when reclined to nearly flat bed."
Pros: "Crew members were great. Was on time and early."
Cons: "1. Seats seemed tighter than I'm used to. 3-4-3 setup from ATH to EWR. I flew it today. 2. Food: standard. Not ethnic which I was expecting for a Dubai airline. 3. Color scheme: overhead lighting was your yellow incandescent light bulb color. Made the interior feel dated. However the ceilings had tiny lines like stars. This was a nice touch."
Pros: "Overall experiance."
Cons: "I can't think of anything."
Pros: "The time to board and arrival was on time"
Cons: "They didn't have mango juice"
Pros: "Great flight even in economy! Two good meals, personal entertainment with close to a 100 movies to select from and great service by the crew."
Cons: "Other than the delay in boarding, which resulted in a bit of chaos, everything went very well."
Pros: "Great hospitality from the crew and quality plane facilities."
Pros: "The staff, food, everything! Best flight and airline ever"
Pros: "The plane was wonderful. Even in Economy, the seats were very comfortable with lots of room, both leg and seat. It felt like I was in Business Class of any other airline I've been on."
Cons: "My flight had a luggage limit of 30kg, which sounds good, until you find you pay per kilo, not per piece when you're over."
Pros: "First time flying in double decker plon"
Cons: "I would have been happy to receive points for travel on star alliance"
Pros: "From the top to the bottom, everything was excellent except for..."
Cons: "...the boarding, which was somewhat chaotic. An announcement was repeatedly made that the final boarding call for the flight had been issued, and suddenly the entire assembly of passengers waiting before the gate stood up en masse and moved toward the gate, where we ended up standing for twenty or so minutes while the passengers were boarded in sequence according to seat assignment. I'm certain that Emirates has a protocol for gate announcements, but one of their employees certainly didn't know what it was."
Pros: "Entertainment was very good. Enough variety to pass the time."
Cons: "The aisles were blocked a lot of the time making it hard to get to the toilets."
Pros: "Big screen"
Cons: "I and my friend booked together but we had to sit separate. All round trip. What the hell?"
Cons: "Baggage claim in Hyd took more than 2 hours"
Pros: "it was nice trip with emirates, You have excellent services Thanks"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Crew can be more helpful"
Pros: "Entertainment, movies"
Pros: "I would like Emirates to put more sport current videos in entertainment otherwise the handling of layover in Dubai was very good"
Cons: "Nothing so far"
Pros: "Roomy seats, friendly, attentive attendants, food vouchers in Dubai"
Cons: "Boarding was always late and a bit crowded"
Pros: "A passenger was felt sick ( breathing problem?? ) and crew members were very responsive to attend to him, by bringing in O2 bottle etc. Very impressive."
Pros: "Fantastic crew members who were very helpful with our infant."
Pros: "Entertainment was very good. Crew was professional and efficient."
Cons: "The seat had no lower back support and was really uncomfortable."
Pros: "Short flight, but they fed us great food, great service, even good wine."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. I asked a crew member for some paracetamol for a headache. Several crew members kept checking up on me to make sure I was fine."
Pros: "Crew was amazing, first time on Economy Premium, really worth it."
Cons: "They didn’t leave my food. They took it away."
Pros: "Super smooth flight, flight attendants were incredibly friendly and hospitable"
Pros: "The legroom my seat had - It was near the exit and didn't have a seat in front of it. The flight was only half full which meant room for everyone to spread out."
Cons: "There was hardly any service. The flight left at 9:30pm. We were served dinner an hour later and given a bottled water. Then we never saw any of the attendants until 10 hours later. I had to hunt someone down in order to get some more water."
Cons: "More leg room and softer seats would be nice."
Pros: "Good seats in exit row"
Pros: "Good food and snacks. Great boarding and off boarding experience. Appreciated the help by Qantas ground crew who helped me with my wheelchair in Sydney."
Cons: "Small, uncomfortable economy seating. Crew came by infrequently but were attentive when they came."
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."
Cons: "Seating space was horrible! The seat in front of me, when reclined, was IN MY LAP! Headphones were bad. This LONG flight left A LOT to be desired!"
Pros: "This flight was pretty roomy since I had a whole row to myself."
Cons: "When I checked in there were 2 employees behind the counter ignoring the line of people dropping off checked bags and 1 employee actually working to take checked bags. This is the third time in a row that this has happened on a Qantas flight for me."
Pros: "Flight departed slightly late but arrived on time. Great movies to choose from. They gave you little kits that had a sleep mask, toothbrush and toothpaste, and ear plugs. The food and drinks available were good. There was a USB and outlet for charging."
Cons: "My husband’s screen didn’t work for watching movies and his seat did not recline, but mine did."
Pros: "The staff on the flight was fine."
Cons: "When I went to transfer flight to Perth there was an agent at the security who found that I had a wallet ninja and showed him it just threw it in the trash without asking me what my options were. Had an attitude when I asked what the heck? He was totally rude and ruined my perception of the Qantas staff."
Pros: "Very nice and speedy check in. Boarding ok. Food good but no fruit."
Cons: "slow entertainment system. Some shows and maps unavailable"
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "All ok really"
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 of Quantas was helpful getting us on the plane after Emerites suspended our tickets We had to pay for a second set of tickets at a higher price on the day of our flight Lucky we made the flight"
Cons: "The seating was s cramped Glad the flight was only 3 hours"
Pros: "Although we were seated in economy and legroom would be tight, we had a truly great flight. The staff are all sweet, smiling, considerate and helpful. The snacks kept coming and the meals were delicious! We’re were treated so nicely, I hope to always travel on Qantas to visit my grandkids. My last United flight wasn’t even close to being comparable. In fact, I dreaded the thought of the long flight but Qantas has changed my view and now I have NO reservations when contemplating future visits."
Cons: "My husband is a lacto ova vegetarian. If I checked that, then he wouldn’t have been able to pre-order the delicious vegetarian bechamel lasagne. He would’ve received a meal specifically designed for him. Best way to order next time in order to get the pre-ordered dinner/lunch and then the lacto ova for the breakfast?"
Cons: "Seats too cramped and very difficult to get in and out of when the seats in front recline.” Dreadful mid flight snack."
Cons: "Qantas food gets worse each flight."
Pros: "Very good service"
Cons: "Food was very average for business class"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants"
Cons: "Leg room is tight in economy"
Pros: "Service always attentive and genuine"
Cons: "Food was not as good as previous Qantas flights. Probably because it was catering to American crowd."
Pros: "I like ice cream (TipTop icecream). It was okay and much better then meal. The dark chocolate after meal was also good."
Cons: "I didn't like food in flight. I don't eat beef and the other option was not tasteful."
Pros: "Cabin crew is friendly. No reschedules or gate changes. Pretty straight forward to catch a plane."
Cons: "First off the planes I flew on were noticeably old."
Pros: "The staff was so attentive and friendly"
Cons: "The seats could use a little more leg room"
Pros: "Good food on the plane; friendly staff."
Cons: "Horrible accomodations; I've never been in a flight this tight before. It was miserable the whole way. Even Southwest is roomier. I should have taken an American carrier. Space is the number one priority on a flight across the Pacific, and Qantas really doesn't understand that. I've taken Delta, American, and United across both ponds. Stick with them! After all, I can make my own food."
Cons: "The discomfort of modern economy flying just overwhelms any positives. Better seats with more room are needed."
Pros: "I like food and service of crew members"
Cons: "Yes I like it"
Pros: "The service of both inflight & gate agents were wonderful"
Cons: "The seats were a bit tight"
Pros: "The interior of the seats a very nice. QANTAS blankets and cushions are comfortable. I also like the little drop down net under the seat for you feet to rest in. The QANTAS flight staff are great. I also like that they don't go down the aisle with trolleys a lot (just for the meals) and that they just come around with jug and cup for drinks."
Pros: "Economy cabin red-eye service Perth to Sydney included sandwich and drink soon after departure, quiet cabin with ample at-seat entertainment for those electing not to sleep on the way, and cold bottle of water immediately upon decent in the morning. Being from the US, the cabin and service level far exceeds domestic service offerings from the large US carriers. Value quickly exceeds that of low-cost carriers, especially as a checked bag is included."
Pros: "On time efficient service"
Pros: "Worst food on flight m service"
Pros: "Everything on time."
Pros: "Better than expected selection of movies"
Cons: "Food was terrible and crew service was average Dinner - chicken salad that was soggy and barely edible and a bread roll, no butter and nothing else. Food was better on Bangkok Air 1 hour flight. Breakfast, a pastry in a box and a muffin on a serviette. No fruit or yogurt ... nothing else. awful Couple of times crew were rude to other passengers (not myself) but generally were not as happy, helpful as previous Qantas flights Smaller plane with less seatroom than my Emirates flight in the other direction"
Pros: "Smooth and timely flight."
Cons: "The egg salad sandwich."
Pros: "So easy to get from international to domestic. Which was such a releif when trying to get home to a family emergency"
Pros: "Not much - everything was below average Q Meal worked - the miso salmon was good. shape the breakfast was almost unedible - uncooked bacon, gooey egg stuck to side of container - mushy potato cake soaked by the fluid from the tomato - you would think they would get it right after 20 years!"
Cons: "broken tables and damaged seats ( electrical cords lose) they give you a menu and have no pre-dinner drink service don't ask for a drink after meals have been served - you won't get it too much service to ask for snacks after six hours - the staff eat them and give you their vegetarian sandwiches, then other crew try to say no that's not true - one of them is lying seats are tight - especially if you are 188cm tall. they throw all the cooked mid flight snacks out after three hours of being in the oven yet they don't walk up and down the isle and offer them to you. Yeah right - 23 staff eat them themselves. same movies and TV - I do a flight every month and its always the same with maybe one or two new movies added unloading oversize in LAX - give yourself at least 1.5 hours - they are slow and inefficient. Unloading in Melbourne was ok but bags took for ever. Wish they would go to Beijing or Shanghai and see how it is done in less than 15 minutes from docking. United/Delta is looking good at this stage"
Pros: "Excellent service but surprised that the entertainment system was a bit old and the food tried to be too fancy but the quality was lacking."
Cons: "My boyfriend and I paid extra to have our seats next to our friends and each other, and they messed up on all 4 flights we had. The first flight they couldn't even make it right and the service lady was very rude and not helpful. I hope I never have to use their service in the future. They should take a page from Alaska Airlines whose service is always amazing."
Cons: "The reason for an OK overall is that I left a personal item on the flight. I contacted the airline an hour after my flight landed and they showed no urgency to recover my item that had a lot of value to me. If they could have pages the cleaning crew on the ground, I'm sure I would have recovered my notebook. Instead they told me to check 4 hours later. When i did check 4 hours later, they told me to check in 2-3 days. When i checked in 2-3 days they asked if I filed a report. Which I wanted to on the same day but was told not needed. Very disappointing ground services."
Pros: "Check in was easy. Option to select vegetarian diet on line"
Cons: "Very crowded configuration. Older aircraft. Staff service mediocre LAX to BNE, but good from BNE to LAX."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Food was more wordt than in the past"
Pros: "Emma on board staff was friendly and professional"
Cons: "I understand planes are late in and late to leave but the QANTAS staff just get worse at communicating and unapologetic."
Pros: "Crew were amazing!"
Pros: "Always great crew but the 737-800 is too cramped for east-west flights and hardly any leg room."
Cons: "Larger less cramped jet. Toilets at rear and everytime someone tried to move around a guy standing in aisle next to me talking to another passenger i got hit. After about the 3rd time i almost landed in the back of the seat infront of me. I had words and he moved. Couldnt put seat back as not enough room. Got off jet with neck cramped...got on jet via rear door after walk and wait about 10 minutes on hot tarnac with sun belting into back of the unfortunate rear seaters...hostess apologised but i felt sorry for any older/ sick people. We were cooking on a hot plate like prawns !!!"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment"
Cons: "No food or entertainment provided as part of cost. When compared with service initially provided it's hugely disappointing. No fault of the crew of course. C'est la vie."
Pros: "Everything except for seat comfort"
Cons: "would be good if the seats were softer especially for longer flights"
Pros: "Exit row seat"
Cons: "Thieving bastards charging $230 because i made a mistake doing the booking and then they lost my bloody suitcase. !!!!! ."
Cons: "Maybe being offered a cup of tea or coffee would of been nice."
Cons: "Going Melbourne delayed nearly 1.5hour Back home Brisbane another nearly 1.5hour and gate change a few times Very very bad experience"
Pros: "arriving in Brisbane!"
Cons: "Delay as for some reason it appeared there was no knowledge of length of Dunedin runway. Plane old, not very clean. No entertainment and no food. Did not book a meal but felt that due to 3 hour delay there could have been a slice of bread, a bun, or something, on offer."
Cons: "Flight was nearly an hour late"
Pros: "late take off lame excuses"
Pros: "Snack and coffee included."
Cons: "No legroom"
Pros: "Nothing !!!!!!!"
Cons: "Flight delayed 12 hours!!!!!! Baggage lost!!!! Entertainment system broken!!! Air con on plane warm and very stuffy on flight!!! Virgin is ruining my holiday!!! I will never fly with them again!!!!!!!"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!!!!!"
Cons: "This airline sucks!!!!!!!!!!!! I will never fly them again!!!! 12 hr delay then they lost my bag!!!! Virgin you Ruined my trip!!! Then the entertainment system was broken and the air con was hot, the stuffiest flight of my life!!!!!"
Pros: "Smooth flight and on time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Staff need training in using the sound system, speaking slowly and clearly."
Pros: "Flight was great"
Cons: "All was good"
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and ran smoothly"
Cons: "It left 50 mins so I got into Brisbane half an hour late"
Pros: "It was a full flight but take off and landing were on time and staff and service was good and friendly."
Pros: "Staff were excellent.... Best flight I've had in a long time"
Cons: "I missed my plane.so i lost money.but you wouldn't care you made money..sad"
Cons: "Dropping off bag queue took longer than checking in. Isnt the whole point of drop bag is to avoid waiting? Took so much longer. Nearly an hour on the queue"
Cons: "Flight cancelled, then booked by Virgin without consultation, onto a flight via Sydney that would take 6 1/2 hrs to get there, had to request another flight but still lost most of the day of my holiday, plus left with many phone calls re change of rental car, arrival , parking bookings, and no compensation and then stress when I got to the airport and was told that despite being "booked " on the much later flight, now I might not actually have a seat. I had to wait while attendant at counter tried to find seats and only watch as they were taken by someone else several times. So unnecessarily stressful and misleading. Lost my original seats, had to sit separate from my companion, and no real concern by Virgin about their impact on customers' plans. Last time I flew, the plane was cancelled, and we had to wait hours for another one in the terminal, so I missed the body corporate meeting that was the ONLY reason I was flying to Brisbane, paying for overnight accommodation and car rental and flight and I MISSED it. Huge cost for NOTHING, as despite driving straight to the meeting, it was just finishing. Whilst at the airport trying to fly home, I heard another Virgin flight cancelled , again due to "unscheduled maintenance". Seems that maintenance and mechanical problems are common and way more common than they should be. So that is a big worry!"
Pros: "Original flight canceled put on earlier flight which was delayed to original departure time."
Pros: "The flight was good. On time. Friendly crew."
Cons: "Bag drop check in was terrible. So slow. Boarding wasn't efficient"
Pros: "Great boarding and efficient flight"
Cons: "The crew - unsmiling, unfriendly and seemed to hate their jobs. Food - meusli bar !"
Pros: "Service was great, aircraft okay"
Cons: "Would have liked a charging point on such a long flight."
Pros: "The crew was pleasant, courteous and helpful."
Cons: "Would have liked a little more to eat, especially with the early rise to get to the airport in time. Qantas serves breakfast."
Cons: "no entertainment only back lab was available long ques i only fly virgin at least 6 x times a year"
Pros: "Flight crew were lovely."
Cons: "Got told to "sit back down and don't worry" when our first flight was delayed, after I asked the lady at the gate that we may miss our connecting flight. She put other customers on different flights to make their connections, but when I approached was denied, and ensured we would make out next flight. Missed the next flight and had to wait another 3.5 hours for the next flight, even after explaining the situation to a gentleman at the customer service desk, he said he could not help us, and gave my partner and i am $8 food voucher while we waited as a 'sorry'. Then on the way home another 30 min delay. horrible first experience flying, Was very disappointed in the customer service & missed my brothers wedding. I should have booked Qantas instead of Virgin."
Pros: "like that the cabin crew didn't come around and there snacks and refreshments were provided, perhaps it would be good to make a mention of this on the flight before, so everyone is aware though."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and I missed my connecting flight. Had been travelling for 30 hours and just wanted to get home but didn't get home till 4 after the time I meant to arrive."
Pros: "The crew on the flight"
Cons: "Lack of communication from ground staff re 3 hr delay"
Pros: "I like how there was lots of room in my seat"
Cons: "What I didn't like was the Entertainment it was pretty ordinary and very limited I think virgin really needs to take a good look at their entertainment"
Pros: "The time it took to get to Brisbane"
Cons: "My bags were tampered with in some way"
Pros: "Agent service"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Departed on time. Nice smooth fast flight"
Pros: "Automatic check-in was really easy to use and everything worked very well and looked modern and stylish. Flight was great, very smooth, good service and the airplane was in great condition. Luggage arrived on the belt very quick after landing."
Cons: "WiFi on airplane did not work."
Pros: "Departure on time"
Pros: "Every aspect of the flight."
Pros: "-really friendly staff -nice new terminal with charging stations -early arrival in Brisbane"
Cons: "-The flight departed slightly late -There were no entertainment options on the plane aside from magazines and books I brought myself despite this being a cross-country flight."
Pros: "Easy booking system. Helpful friendly staff at the airport. Service and cabin crew lovely, no problems with baggage. Arrived on time."
Cons: "I find the seating too cramped."
Pros: "Flight depart on time and arrive a bit earlier than expected Cabin crews are very imformative and friendly with smile always on their faces."
Cons: "Chair was too small and couldn't lean backward which was quite unconfortable."
Pros: "It didnt happen so not much"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight and didnt tell me. The only reason i knew is Tripcase sent me a notification"
Cons: "The snack"
Pros: "If you have your own phone or tablet with the Virgin entertainment app it's 5 stars for entertainment."
Cons: "If you don't have a phone or tablet with Virgin entertainment app then not much entertainment."
Cons: "Even though it is only a 1h flight... I think it would be more hospitable to cater better... morning flight... morning foods. Saw people eating pringles and m&ms on an 8am flight."
Cons: "They cancelled my 3pm flight on a Friday without notice and gave 2 different excuses. Weather then crew. You work out which was real. Compassion - nil. Considering how much I fly, I guess I will stick with Qantas in future."
Pros: "Flight and cabin crew were good"
Cons: "Long delays at check in. Having arrived very early, i was horrified at size of queue."
Cons: "Unacceptable for a plane about to commence a 13 hour flight to Brisbane to be delayed on the tarmac for almost 3 hours. If there is a necessity to delay all flights by a short period to accommodate a flight that has "missed its departure window", this is preferable to having an exceedingly lengthy delay on a single flight."
Cons: "Cheaper checked bags"
Pros: "Overall great experience"
Pros: "Chic muffin"
Pros: "You do not make it clear if baggage is included. As it is a 9hour flight I expect baggage to be part of the package. This is not a short flight. At no point was it clear about luggage!!! I get to the desk to pay £100 for checking luggage. My first flight and I get court out. Never again!!!! Making money by being closed with information is not the way to make profit!!!!"
Cons: "3rd party booking should be Cristal clear on what you are buying!!!!! Over half an hour spent on the phone and I didn’t even get though to help. JOKERS, this is No help when you are paying the bill. Cost more, you pay in the end. Cheap it is not!!!!"
Pros: "No mess airline, fast and efficient"
Cons: "The assisted mobility did not work at all well, Perth it didn’t turn up, no help on or off the plane, Melbourne only took you as far as the eating area, with a lot further to go to the luggage reclaim, no one to help me with my luggage!"
Pros: "We boarded much earlier than planned which was great to leave early."
Cons: "Appalling service got a text about 20 hours before departure cancelling the flight. Alternatives totally unsuitable. 1am or 5 am when I had a daytime flight"
Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "The 6 hour delay. The price of food"
Pros: "The new bigger aircraft was something good."
Cons: "Very unfriendly staff at the airport. Don't even consider customers concern and respond saying this is budget airlines so nothing can be done. Secondly when I made the booking I not able to include luggage for some reason and when I went back to add luggage I was charged a crazy fee of $61 for 15kg which no other airline charges that way. Though jetstar is categorised as budget airline yet the price wasn't that different from normal airline and yet passengers loose all benefits. Even small requests like a change of seat was not entertained. When we purchase a certain luggage if at all we go excess by even 1kg we get overages but when we travel with less than the purchased luggage do we ask for any refund. I guess the true value of customer satisfaction has being lost and no one really cares. It not always due to price factors people choose budget airline but at times it because we fail to get seats on other flights."
Pros: "Staff was very polite it is just a shame that the airline don’t get the same standard of results the staff get."
Cons: "No vegan food options, No adjustable head rest, No entertainment, Will not choose to fly with them again."
Pros: "Thus question does not apply to Jetstsr."
Cons: "Very old outdated aircrafts, very poor customer service, always fishing for money through baggage limit excesses, baggage limit is ridiculously low, aircraft garbage often found in sesat povkets from previous flights ... overall a very low class of airlines."
Cons: "No food on a long trip, none available for purchase, no entertainment"
Pros: "Efficient and fiendly service."
Cons: "There was no entertainment and none was expected on such a short trip."
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable Baggage rules - I overpaid for baggage in advance Carry on weight should be reconsidered (limit should increase)"
Pros: "Check in worked well"
Cons: "Significant delay because an intoxicated passenger was taken off flight, and her bag had to be found. Why was she allowed to check the bag in if she wasbthatvdrunk! No immigration slips for Australia available on plane. This meant another delay to complete when on ground."
Cons: "Arrived in Melbourne 2 1/2 hours late."
Cons: "Seats are very worn out, and quite uncomfortable at the lower back part."
Pros: "Plane delayed 1.5 hours late"
Pros: "On time Polite and friendly crew Way better than Qantas"
Pros: "Everything, except luggages were not included"
Cons: "We had to pay for any entertainment"
Pros: "Good price/value for money."
Cons: "Paperwork issues caused a 1 hour delay leaving Perth, could have been handled better."
Cons: "Jetstar is cheap and terrible. We were charged $160 dollars to check small, carry-on sized bags we had expected to take on board with us. This is 4 times the price on their website; that price is no longer available once you're at check-in. The service was slow and inefficient. Even after checking in online we still had to wait in line to check in at the counter. This took ages since at least 5 or 6 other people were having issues with Jetstar, like us. The flight itself was cramped (I'm a shorter woman and had almost no leg room) and there were no complimentary drinks or snacks for our 4 hour flight. We opted for Jetstar because it's the cheapest option, but ended up having to pay more than we would have for a much nicer flight with another airline."
Pros: "2 hours late"
Cons: "2 hours late, constant 20 min delays until departure no real updates"
Pros: "Seating was fine."
Cons: "The Honolulu AP facility at midnight was completely closed down with the exception of Starbucks. There were only 2 drinking fountains in the whole place and required a search to locate them. A fellow passenger warned us that Jet Star does not even supply passengers with drinking water so I filled a bottle from one of the fountains. We discovered that Jet Star charges for every kilo of checked luggage unlike any other time I have made this flight with different airlines. I would advise anyone to think twice about using this airlines for any flights longer than 4 hours because your going to be pretty hungry and thirsty unless you want to pay $4 for 6 ounces of water. Make sure you have all the baggage costs figured into your ticket charge when you purchase a ticket from these cheapskates and make sure you carry on what you need to drink and eat. The food looked terrible."
Cons: "The excess lugage policy"
Pros: "Plane didn't crash"
Cons: "I was informed 5 days in advance that my mid morning flight was cancelled due to "engineering reasons" via an unapologetic and unhelpful email. The burden was on me to reschedule (to a very inconvenient ultra early departure), and I had to twist the customer service fellow's arm to give me a beverage voucher in compensation. Then, when boarding I was mugged for my back pack. 50$ because it was over their utterly disingenuous 7kg "safety limit". It's not a safety rule - the CAA sets that. It's a revenue rule."
Pros: "Slightly better pricing than other airlines"
Cons: "Very unclear about baggage allowance and other hidden costs Unable to buy reasonable meals without pre-ordering Very small seats No in-flight entertainment"
Cons: "Late boarding, deceptive price shrouding practices (charging you $160/bag if you don't book it in 3 hours ahead of your flight) when there is no reason to support it. No entertainment. Poor drinks service. Cramped seats."
Cons: "When we booked flight on kayak we were not made aware that we had to buy baggage allowance. When we got to airport and went to check luggage they charged us $900 USD for four normal sized bags, one bag each. Called customer service, waited 25 minutes and then rude agent refused to listen to my concern about this or connect me to anyone that could actually help us. Agents at desk first told me there was no supervisor there I could talk to and then I asked one lady there and she said she was supervisor. I asked if she had another number she could call since I was on hold so long and she flat out lied and said even they have to call that same number I had to get help. She then just walked away and completely ignored me. Not a single person for Jetstar seemed to think $225 per bag was unreasonable or showed any hint of compassion or desire to try and help us. They didn't seem to think it was odd that my bag that weighs 1/4 of what I do cost more to fly then I did. Never fly with them, go with any other carrier. Don't give these greedy and predatory punks a single cent."
Cons: "5th time out of 7 times I've used Jetstar that the flight has been cancelled. At least this time I was fast enough to rebook for the next day. And then what happens? They delay that flight by 12hrs. These jokers should not be allowed to take money for a service they can rarely provide."
Pros: "The fare was cheap and my body physically was moved from the origin to the destination..."
Cons: "The website and customer service are annoyingly difficult to use, potentially designed to force you to pay more for extras like bags. For instance, if you pay for your bag ahead of time, it is meant to be cheaper. I tried to pay for my bag ahead of time and it took me to a check-in page. I tried multiple times but only ever got to the same check-in page. Figuring that perhaps I needed to check in first, I did this step only to find that if you pay for your bag after check in, it costs more money!! On the return trip, I felt wiser so I refused to fill in the check-in page before paying for baggage. I exhausted every possible link on their website and ultimately had to call customer service. This took an annoyingly long time. I was told when I tried to pay for a 15kg bag that they had run out of space on the plane and I couldn't pay for this; however, I COULD pay for a 20kg bag at a higher price. WHAT? As I was told this was my only option, I took it, but the logic defies reason and makes me conclude that their systems are simply designed to force you to pay for extras. If I had it to do over, I would just book Air New Zealand for an extra $50-- it would save me plenty of time and hassle."
Pros: "We selected this flight with no knowledge of this airline, as we were coming from the states. Being international traveling for three weeks obviously we had some luggage with us. This domestic flight does not allow any free check in, and you are only allowed 7 kg as a carry-on. You also have to pre-pay for your check in baggage before you get to the airport otherwise you are charged three times the price. If you don't know all of this before you go, you will be in big trouble. I do not recommend this airline for international travelers."
Cons: "The staff were rude, mean, unwelcoming, and unhelpful"
Pros: "The cabine crew"
Cons: "40 mn delay on a 3h45 flight is a little bit too much. Airplane not really comfortable and noisy. But that is what low cost means, right?!"
Pros: "Crew were fantastic... efficient, welcoming, professional."
Cons: "We were SHOCKED to learn that we could not purchase additional baggage weight allowance online (were not allowed to check in online), and when we got to the counter to check in, were told that each additional kilogram of baggage weight over 20kilos (per person) would cost us $25!!! This is outrageous. We are traveling in Australia/NZ for 23 days with golf clubs and many bags, spending lots of money in these countries, and were very upset to learn of this archaic policy."
Pros: "The flight was okay, as usual. You get what you pay for with cheap flights. There wasn't much leg room in economy, but that was to be expected. The staff were good. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, without any explanation as to why. This made it very difficult to fulfill work requirements upon landing. I would have appreciated some kind of explanation / apology. Also, I don't like the in-flight gambling ("raffle") option. Jetstar hands out scratchie tickets for $5.00 a pop. The odds of winning (the car) are ludicrous and gambling is a serious problem in Victoria. So, I don't think it is appropriate. The in-flight food was absurdly expensive. Finally - and, perhaps, most importantly - the flight wasn't smooth. It didn't appear to be due to turbulence, but (rather) the pilot / s. The plane kept dipping up and down, making us feel sick."
Cons: "Being asked to pay two thousand dollars for my bags"
Cons: "Flight was actually Jetstar so the service was worse and no meals were included on a long flight."
Pros: "We can't remember his name but the cabin crew leader was excellent with a great sense of humour. He really "made" the trip. He was also firm but in a polite way when someone stood up before they should have. We didn't have anything to eat so can't comment on the food. Carolyn and Andrew Dowling"
Cons: "A text advised we had a 16 hour delay. A follow email was to come but never received. Jetstar offered to pay for a nights accommodation at $150 AUD. In Hawaii, you cannot get a room for this amount. I have placed a claim for Accommodation and meals, be interesting to see what they do. The Entertainment is poor. About 8 movies, so if you have seen most of them, and you watch 2 going over to Hawaii, then the same movies are still there, and you are left with none to watch. How about a bigger selection?"
Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "No show caused by death. Charged 7000 Yen (~100 AUD) for flight change to a 5 hour slower flight route. Manager told me he had discretion to waive it but "had to make some money on the flight". Disgusting."
Pros: "Brilliant staff ... Friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Poor service from inflight crew after meals"
Cons: "The flight was delayed nearly 3 hours and I had some serious issues with Jetstar so it was a long and unpleasant experience"
Cons: "Bring your own water and food. Nothing is complimentary or speedy. Don't bring coffee, hot liquids are not allowed. Also, make sure you booked the option with a checked bag or it's charged as excess and it's an exuberant amount."
Cons: "Initially charged 1540 NZ dollars for three bag check in Eventually 990 Total disgrace"
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."
Cons: "This was my first time flying with Jetstar and like many other reviews have stated, the luggage fees are absolutely ridiculous. I had one suitcase which cost me close to $300 AUD, just insane considering it was an international flight. I later found out from another passenger that you have to purchase luggage online - this wasn't clear to me when I booked my ticket. I also didn't realize you have to pre-book your meals. They had "snacks" you could purchase, though they ran out of what I wanted so I settled for a less than satisfying cup of noodles and a tiny meat pie. I was starving on a 10 hour flight! That, plus our delay sitting on the tarmac for an hour, coupled with atrocious customer service (anytime you asked for something, you were clearly "bothering" them) and dirty seats/trays, made this the worst flying experience I've ever had."
Pros: "Great crew. On time! Love the Dreamliner!"
Cons: "Food ok. Limited entertainment choices considering you pay for it! Take your own iPad with you."