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June

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December

Average price (return flight)

$926
Best time to beat the crowds (25% less expensive on average)
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • The cheapest flight from Sydney to Tokyo was found, on average, 84 days before departure.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is June.
  • Rideshare providers can pick you up from your doorstep and drop you right outside the check-in area for international departures at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD). The journey takes around 20min from central Sydney, though you do need to factor in traffic conditions. The cost is usually between A$ 45 and A$ 55.
  • There are three terminals at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport. For your flight to Tokyo (TYO), you’ll be departing from Terminal 1, also known as T1 or the international terminal.
  • Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT) has art promenades and standalone pieces all throughout the airport. Look for Mini Gallery of Japanese Art and Flower of Time, if you arrive in Terminal 1, or the mineral and textile displays, if you arrive in Terminal 2.

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Top 4 airlines serving Sydney Kingsford Smith to Tokyo

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,542 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
Airline reviews

"Excellent JAL!!"

Pros: "The flight attendants are the most professional and attentive employees I've ever had the pleasure to be served by."
Cons: "The movie selection could have been much better for such a long flight."

Pros: "The seat was comfortable, the food was delicious and the aircraft was clean."
Cons: "Boarding was awful. The staff definitely need better training at adapting with the Covid 19 situation. Especially, when it comes to unexpected occurrences regarding test certificates and sudden new regulations. Not everything is always black and white and not everyone has the same capacity to afford rebooking flights or re-testing. Treatment of foreigners in general at the LAX airport, on my flight at least, were unprofessional and inconsiderate. I generally like flying with Japan Airlines but after what I have seen and experienced personally I’m not so sure it is still one of my number one airlines to fly with anymore."

Cons: "I received a scam ticket. I could not board and had to use another airline and flight website to find another ticket."

Pros: "Seat super comfy"
Cons: "All okay"

Pros: "friendliness"
Cons: "food"

Pros: "Lots of Leg room"

Pros: "JAL services on the plane is great. Food is much better than other companies. Ice Cream after dinner is great. Flight attendants are polite and nicer than other companies. Interior of the airplane was newer and comfortable."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The crew were very friendly."
Cons: "The entertainment selection is really small."

Pros: "The boarding process ran very smoothly and they dropped us off right in front of the stairs of the plane so we didn’t get wet in the rain amazing"

Cons: "Check in and apps stuck in 80'"

Pros: "Good efficiency for boarding an good in air entertainment"
Cons: "Delayed for an hour while already boarded"

Pros: "Perfect service, never had a more pleasant and attentive crew"
Cons: "Movies were pretty much still the same as 10 weeks ago. Not possible to sleep in the seat in premium economy right by the toilets and galley. Constant door clattering and toilet flushing. In other cabins the noise wasn't as bad, probably better insulated?"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Smooth ride"

Pros: "They were very accommodating and helped ensure a good travel experience (first time traveling with a young child)."

Pros: "Sitting in my seat I felt that I had wiggle room for my feet and my arms/elbows. Usually on American flights, I feel like a sardine packed in a can. Even though I was in economy I had plenty of space and was very comfortable during 9 hour flight from BKK to Tokyo."

Pros: "JAL made travelling with a toddler easy and the flight attendants were incredibly helpful and courteous."

Pros: "I was fed two meals and snacks/drinks in between for a 14 hour flight. Love the little TV in front of the seat and the blanket and pillow. Crew was very sweet. Overall positive and good first international flight. Would choose Japan Airlines again! <3"
Cons: "Only a little hard to sleep upright in economy class seat. I wasn't able to fall fully asleep."

Pros: "Friendly and attentive staff with excellent amenities ie: check in, seat space, food quality, movies to watch, music, ...etc."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about here. Both trips to Tokyo, Japan--to and from Japan have been enjoyable and drama free."

Pros: "Crew members on board were very attentive and offered the best service in the most polite manner. Food was great. Great options and portion for lunch. Well respected brand for ice cream was served as dessert. A wide variety of overnight snack was provided for passenger's own selection. Breakfast was great with variety of food on the tray. Personal screen was modern and provided a great variety to keep me entertain during the very long flight. Seats are unexpectedly big and very comfortable together with functional well designed pockets beside the screen, where I could put my personal items. New and clean cabin."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Very friendly and accommodating staff on JAL every trip"

Pros: "Flight was comfortable enough"
Cons: "4 stars for food and entertainment as it was only an hour flight."

Pros: "Very clean and modern aircraft. Staff were friendly and attentive. They provided directions and a guide for travelers transitioning from domestic to international flights. Strongly recommend Japan Airlines."
Cons: "Nothing, well done."

Cons: "You mean the flight that never happened? The one that was suppose to fly out at 12:50 on 1/6/18 delayed until 17:25 (with acceptable communication the first delay) but then later delayed till 00:10 after I’ve already arrived at the airport early for the 17:25 departure. The screens with arrivals and departures posted that Checkin was open but there was no JAL staff to answer questions. Then getting an update “maybe” the 00:10 flight is cancelled? What is maybe cancelled and JALs phone messege still said the flight would depart at 00:10. So I go back to JFK because after all “maybe” isnt a definitive and according to all the direct JAL sources the flight is suppose to depart, I get to JFK the second time only to be given a printout saying the flight is cancelled with no rebooking, and to call for assistance. The same number is been calling for hours trying to get answers. coukdnt reschedules because I’m calling outside of business hours! I spent $200 on cab rides going back and forth to JFK to go nowhere, get no apology, no new flight booking, and no reimbursement for transportation."

Pros: "Amazing service and amazing food! For such a long flight I was extremely comfortable! Loved that the crew members kept me informed since I was spotty with Japanese they were very good!"
Cons: "Can't really say anything bad! It was great!"

Pros: "The meals. The attention to service details. The seats are better."
Cons: "Ticket reservation follow up."

Pros: "The flight attendance we're awesome"
Cons: "Nothing. This was a great flight."

Pros: "JAL is a great airline. Love flying on them. great crew. roomy and comfortable."

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "Food was fair, not great."

Pros: "Superb services!"
Cons: "I don't think there's anything I didn't like during my journey"

Pros: "Good quality food. Between-meal snacks. Great selection of media entertainment. Convenient power available at each seat including USB right in front of you. Many handy pockets in front of you for storing various items."
Cons: "Little surprised that the attendants were a little difficult to understand in English. I imagined their English would be pretty good."

Cons: "This is a kayak feedback - I thought I bought a cathay/jal flight. Well I was out of luck when I tried to fix situation. Broker in between introduce by website made it impossible to rebook flight in practice. Those website are very practical to look for flights but unless they give you the company direct you are better off switching to company site and book it there. Broker not equipped to be of any help."

Pros: "I liked the overall service and professionalism."
Cons: "The entertainment selection was limited, it was an older system I assume as the screen was not touchscreen."

Pros: "The majority of the crew had facials that made me feel like I shouldn't talk to them. The food wasn't the best but that was expected. There was movies and shows that kept me entertained for a while. Seats are normal couldn't walk or get up often because of turbulence."

Pros: "super comfortable seats, great food, huge monitor, non stop service for the 13 hours plus JFK-hnd new flight"
Cons: "Aisle seats not very private, remote control not intuitive to use"

Pros: "Plane was not sold out, I was able to have the roll with my girlfriend. All flights should be like this."
Cons: "They made me pay for a seat that they gave to other people for free. Really messed up."

Pros: "Very efficient boarding. Using two doors and a twin aisle plane made boarding very efficient despite the size of the plane and the number of people. Free WiFi worked surprisingly well - I was able to make a video call to my family. The plane was clean and tidy . Not really much more to say as it was a very short flight."
Cons: "No food offered, not even a biscuit, only very basic drink selection."

Pros: "The flight was long, but good. I was able to upgrade to better seats for only $100 which made the long flight more comfortable. AA customer service on the flight was very good."

Pros: "The seats were very comfortable, the staff were friendly"
Cons: "we requested for halal food when we booked the flight, but they brought us the normal food which we couldn't eat"

Pros: "The airplane and all crevices"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Service and polite staff."
Cons: "Not much space between the seats for my long legs."

Pros: "The crew were the nicest group of flight attendants I have ever encountered. The offered assortment of snack during my flight. I got a scented warm hand towel before they service me a meal. They even use real silverware in economy"
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like was the temperature of the plane. It was quite hot (felt like 75 degrees inside)"

Pros: "Very attentive service, very comfortable seats on economy, good food, excellent attention to detail"

Cons: "Some turbulence awoke us midway through the overnight flight."

Cons: "too little legroom seating is designed shorter legged Japanese"

Pros: "Love Jan service!!!"

Pros: "The service, food, entertainment, everything was perfect. Thanks so much"

Pros: "Cathay and JAL Provided excellent customer service throughout the the flight. Everyone did an excellent job and went out of their way to make sure I made flights and had what I needed."

Pros: "Crews were great. Seats space could be better ... overall caring & attentiveness of crew members make a lot of difference."
Cons: "Food! 40 years ago Singapore Airlines was second to none in my book! Now I feel like I was away somewhere and Singapore Airlines has changed dramatically....Must be a lot of moving pieces have changed that I was wondering again during my journey whether I was really flying Singapore Airlines..."

Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "If they could serve a light snack would be good"

Pros: "Entertainment system was new and easy to use. Seats in premium economy were quite comfortable."
Cons: "A vegetarian / pescatarian option on the menu would have been nice but other than that, all good."

Pros: "Crew very attentive but not intrusive. Food very good."
Cons: "I did not find much to watch on entertainment system. Have to get crew to assemble flat bed, a bit of a nuisance. Also to turn it back into a chair."

Cons: "Having boarded at SYD, during the Canberra stop, we were all required to disembarked. It was a loaded flight so the process was slow"

Pros: "The help desk employees who helped me rebook my flight."
Cons: "After rushing to catch my connecting Singapore flight, their desks were closed and there wasn’t an employee in site. Given that airlines can see connecting fights it would have been great to have someone stay back to either give me a boarding pass or help me rebook! UNSATISFACTORY!"

Cons: "flight on time. flight was delayed and gate changed"

Pros: "Flight attendants were very friendly, professional and helpful"

Pros: "Crew will try there best to help you in anyway"
Cons: "Missed my connection so lost bags . Took 2 days for them to get to me."

Pros: "Seats are spacious even for economy class."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "I didn't like the trip much. After the trip we found out that our body was bitten by fleas. Our body is now full of rashes, every part of my body is so itchy. We was seated in 61A and 61C, seems like in the previous flight a dog was sitting there or some kind of animal that left fleas in the sit."
Cons: "Please clean better the seats. This is unacceptable, not a good way to start a trip in Japan. We only hope to get better sitting in our last flight with SQ, from Japan to LA."

Pros: "crew were very friendly and helpful. flight was one of the best i’ve had"
Cons: "boarding at sydney was very confusing"

Cons: "WiFi didn’t work on 3 of the 4 flights although all purportedly had it. Also didn’t work the majority of the time in the Business Class Lounge in Singapore. Food was mediocre both on flights and in the lounge. Movie selection could hardly have been worse."

Pros: "Cabin crew were great"
Cons: "Depends which plane you get some i found the seats were wider and sitting up the front. Overall a good experience as it was my first time traveling with them."

Pros: "Crew were very good. Cabin was also much better than Qantas premium economy cabin."
Cons: "Had premium economy seat. Not the most comfortable on the tailbone for some reason."

Cons: "Cramped seats, no leg room, horrible food, stupid COLD snack!"

Cons: "Seat space could be wider for working"

Pros: "The crew was great as usual. The food was good"
Cons: "Better seats - really uncomfortable with a packed plane and wailing infants even when seated quite a few rows away."

Pros: "I like everything crew, etc"
Cons: "Nothing reallly"

Pros: "Easy red eye flight, just slept the whole way"
Cons: "Singapore airline is always awesome. Crew professional and very caring"

Pros: "Punctual flight with friendly crew."

Pros: "The crew and the little things like blanket, pillow, hot towels etc that is just standard. The food was great except the bread rolls Entertainment system was fantastic"
Cons: "They seemed to miss a whole section with immigration cards which delayed my party of travellers when we landed. The recline of the seat is huge, great for those wo recline, not so great for the person behind them"

Pros: "Spacious economy class seating and great service"

Pros: "Arrived"
Cons: "Boarding a mess, 30% boarded as "business". Food terrible. Entertainment system doesn't work on a lot of seats as plane is very old. Cabin crew not able to handle the passengers, delayed in every aspect and forget to serve passengers. Shitty flight and service."

Cons: "We were not provided vegetarian food on two legs of journey although we had earlier informed the airlines."

Cons: "Hostesses not so pleasant"

Cons: "Some staff not courteous which surprised me"

Pros: "Modern aircraft , nice crew"

Pros: "crews were helpful"
Cons: "nobody suggested me about $20 discount coupon card . I could have enjoyed my meal free while waiting in teansit."

Cons: "The cabin was quite warm"

Pros: "Prem econ very good. Crew very friendly."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Food was delicious!"

Pros: "Efficient courteous and attractive crew. Good food drink selection and great entertainment system."
Cons: "Unfortunately the plane was an older 777-200 with smaller TV screens but otherwise fine."

Pros: "Helpful crew. Full food service!"

Pros: "Staff are very friendly and good ."

Pros: "I paid for an economy class ticket but got first class service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Movie"
Cons: "Food was. Not available. They said they don't have extra veg food . I selected beg food still it shows them non veg and I was pass my way with empty stomach"

Pros: "Very friendly crew & modern aircraft"

Pros: "Everything was smooth. Although we took of a little late but we landed as per schedule. Service was personalised! Great trip."
Cons: "Nothing....."

Pros: "The hot towels. The meals were good. The entertainment screen was great, and a great selection of movies and TV."
Cons: "Don't change anything!"

Pros: "Cabin crew are always great"
Cons: "Cabin fitout is getting tired and dated. Etihad leaves it for dead in first class"

Pros: "No fuss flight but lacking that something extra"

Pros: "I love flying by singapore airlines! Firstly because its direct flight from home plus service on sq is always impeccable. Plus i can easily order a singapore sling and a campari spritz, which is so nice while watching a movie :)"
Cons: "I didnt really like the food this time and entertainment on the way back was so sad! No new movies unlike on the way there :( dont really like being woken up for meals though, would be nice if they left a note to get a meal from them once ive gotten up. Coz i was trying to sleep so i dont get jetlagged back in sg. Which i did unfortunately :( not jetlag when i arrived in rome though :)"

Pros: "Food & condition"
Cons: "Crew were unfriendly and rude"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled during peak season with little notice time Lack of service Lack of compensation"

Pros: "It is really nice to have a direct flight option to Singapore"

Pros: "Crew staff were excellent. Food was pretty good. Overall trip was flawless including and early arrival. The A350 aircraft feels roomy. Most importantly, given the total duration of the flight, it was a pretty good experience on-board."
Cons: "The seats and especially the hand-rests on the A350 seem very slim and flimsy. The movies choices in the in-flight entertainment were wanting."

Pros: "It's good that they have vegeterian options"
Cons: "Indian food was stale"

Pros: "Crew and entertainment"
Cons: "Very small seats. For full flights they should use the double deck aircrafts. They are much more comfortable. I paid an expensive fair for an old plane which was unfair"

Cons: "Sydney to Singapore flight was a very old flight, uncomfortable seating and very poor quality entertainment system"

Pros: "yes yes, i didn't purchase thru kayak so why is this coming from kayak?"

Pros: "Crew was excellent. Flight on time."

Pros: "I always enjoy flying Hawaiian to Hawaii since the experience starts on the plane. And their kind service helps lots. The pilot was good also, with extremely smooth take off and landing and alerting to turbulence."
Cons: "Very little to my thinking"

Pros: "On time! Nice crew."
Cons: "More entertainment options for a 10hr flight. Food was not the best, no variety."

Pros: "The service and I had more room in general. Comfortable."
Cons: "Although the sandwich were pretty good, I was expecting a hot meal since the itinerary said "dinner"."

Pros: "Great service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Super professional staff. caring and sincere. Boarding was a breeze. Flight left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "Glad to have complimentary meal. Would have liked a non-meat choice, was corned beef, no! The seats reclined too far. The seat in front of me was up in my knees. It blocked the reading light. Position of head rest was centered at my upper back, just reaching my neck - do I sound tall? I'm 5'8"."

Pros: "Selected seat with extra leg room. Quite comfortable."
Cons: "More check-in windows to accommodate the volume. Only eight windows to checking three different flights. Waiting tims in lins was over 1.5 hours. Incredibly bad service!"

Pros: "Quick and solid flight"
Cons: "Would be nice to be able to switch to an earlier flight if not sold out"

Pros: "Everything was great"

Pros: "The use of an ipad along with the special built in stand for entertainment was innovative and effective. I found the food to be delicious."
Cons: "Though the seats were nice, they were not as nice as some of the other first or business class international flights I have taken."

Pros: "The staff on the flight was great."
Cons: "Screaming babies everywhere."

Cons: "Took time check in too long. I have been just standing front of check in counter 1hour. It was bad service."

Pros: "I was attended to without being bothered, fed and watered often."

Pros: "Crew was nice and served drinks several time instead of just once."
Cons: "The flight delayed taking off by half an hour and cut my transfer to connecting flight to SF as much. I had only an hour to get through custom and claim luggage to checkin again. But connecting flight terminal was a different one. Hawaiian should provide an agent to direct us to get to the gate."

Pros: "The Service, crew and flight were all good, very good landing."
Cons: "The flat bed seating was uncomfortable, I was squashed up and happy to get out of the seat on arrival. I was seated in 1C"

Pros: "The staff is friendly and well presented. The aircraft is clean and you get plenty of little freebies like snacks, pillow, and blanket. They provide complimentary meals as well. I’m sure it’s incorporated into the price of the ticket but for coach, the airline does not nickel and dime you. The pricing is on par with all the other airlines but the service and amenities without adding on extra fees make it my airline of choice for flying to Hawaii. You have the option to purchase additional things like snacks and alcohol but you do not have to in order to make it through the flight. Hawaiian Airlines provides everything to make the experience enjoyable. My wife and I have flown on Hawaiian Airlines many times and have never had a bad experience. I would consider them the gold standard in relation to the price of a coach ticket."
Cons: "It’s a really long flight from the East Coast of the United States to Hawaii. It’s a shame to live so far from one of your favorite places on earth."

Pros: "Very good flight. They offered food and beverages as well as pillows and blankets. Will definitely recommend in the future."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Everyone was very nice and I was impressed that they actually feed us"

Pros: "Staff were amazingly friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Food, service, and on time."
Cons: "The temperature is too cold inside the carbine"

Pros: "As I indicated it was OK!"

Pros: "A mechanical issue meant our late night Sydney to Honolulu flight was cancelled. As a consequence, we were on the runway from 9:30 until 11:30 while they tried to fix the problem. Then we were at the airport until 1:00 am getting a hotel voucher and re-ticketed. Unfortunately, instead of having a day in Honolulu to deal with jet lag before going on to San Diego, we lost our Hilton reservation in Waikiki. We ended up getting a direct flight to LAX and on to San Diego. I will say the crew attempted to work with us. Daniel made an executive decision and got us on United. But no stopover in Hawaii."

Cons: "It was a red eye flight, the lights were on for most of it the announcements were non stop. there were so many empty seats some upgrade and some just economy blocked of by a curtain. Allow people to move and spread out in these cases it's just rude and greedy to keep these seats empty when everyone is crammed in tight through out the plane."

Pros: "Friendly and fast service, very good at what they do!"
Cons: "Offered lots of free beverages, employes are very courteous."

Cons: "We were two hours delayed. I missed my connection. I had to pay another $150 for my flight to Maui."

Pros: "it was cool to get a read meal during the flight"
Cons: "- The seats were very worn and i could feel the reading material in the pocket behind me. There was no padding on the lower back of the seat. - The airline moved the flight up by 25 minutes. Being late is one thing, but if we didn't arrive early, the plane would have left without us. Moving the flight time up as late as they did is just asking for people to be left behind. - THEY PLAYED A REALLY ANNOYING VIDEO AT THE END OF THE FLIGHT AT VERY HIGH VOLUME OVER THE PA AT 10PM. THIS WAS VERY RUDE, AND THE SAME VIDEO WAS PLAYED AT THE BEGINNING OF FLIGHT. IT WAS NOT AT ALL ENTERTAINING, AND SHOULD BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FLIGHT."

Pros: "We were Platinum so we could use the Premier Club room."
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "The flight staff was amazing! It is really hard to fly 15 hours in one day but each flight was filled with amazing flight attendants and pilots!"

Pros: "The crew was nice and respectful. They seemed happy."
Cons: "No entertainment. Non. All I got to do is watch the plane rout. This was a long flight and you would think you can get a movie or something."

Pros: "Excellent seats! Friendly flight attendant and lots of snacks plus a gift bag."
Cons: "A little bumpy"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Poor customer service to account for severe delay and cancellations. No partner airline service. No back up flight crew. Worst flight experience of my life."

Pros: "We got there."
Cons: "The times during the flight that I wasn't sleeping."

Pros: "My experience boarding was a bit of a disaster as the boards at the airport stated an incorrect gate and reported an hour delay which was not correct. I ended up having to sprint to make the flight in a different wing an hour before I thought it was leaving. I barely made it onboard. I think this is an issue with the airport, not the airline but this is the only forum I have to state this. My experience with the crew was amazing. Very welcoming and hospitable. My experience with the airport staff was the opposite. Very unhelpful and cold. The flight went fairly smoothly, but, as is the case with most American airlines these days, the seats are uncomfortable and cramped. The inflight meal was good (for airline food) and very much appreciated on the 6 hour flight. Overall, this was a pretty typical American flying experience. Unfortunately, I was returning from flying with Asian and Australian airlines which were much more comfortable and customer-focused, so my experience on Hawaiian seemed subpar."

Pros: "Seats were comfy, planes were new."
Cons: "Expensive entertainment on international flights No vegetarian or healthy food options, despite 20hours of flight time each way (NYC to Sydney via Honolulu) Absolute mayhem checking-in in Sydney and Honolulu. Hawaii airport is terrible for transfers."

Pros: "Flight attendants were kind and humble. Good food."

Pros: "Very comfortable, good entertainment choices, thank you for providing a meal."
Cons: "the zone system was very inefficient. It would also help if the attendants used the PA and didn't just scream into the crowd."

Pros: "Great service, plane was very clean."
Cons: "No vegan or vegetarian special meal options. Plane was TOO cold!"

Pros: "Hawaiian theme, especially the safety video. Extra Comfort seats."
Cons: "On the flight from Sydney to Honolulu the pitch and width of the Extra Comfort seats was not any bigger than the coach seats. On the shorter ( :-( ) flight from Honolulu to LAX it was."

Pros: "Not thing I like in Hawaiian airline, even the Honolulu airport."
Cons: "Airline crew not friendly, very disorganized, no seat assign, need to assign seat before boarding at the gate, make me so nervous, especially in Sydney Airport."

Cons: "I think you could provide 1free movie on the flight since it is a fairly long flight. That plus your meal you would be the only way to fly."

Pros: "Top notch! The best in air travel. I flew economy with free meal, drnks, blankets and pillows."

Pros: "Cabin crew were very good and efficient."
Cons: "Late departure (over an hour). Seat lumpy and tray tables loose and rickety. Monitor wasn't very good at all."

Pros: "The price was decent from Honolulu to Sydney."
Cons: "1) The self check-in process at Honolulu airport was terrible! The kiosks didn't work and there's NO one there to help! Wasted 45 minutes trying to print my boarding pass and luggage tags. The kiosks also didn't work at Sydney airport!! Crazy system.... 2) The seats are super small! I remember the economy seats on Japanese and Korean airlines are much bigger and comfortable. 3) The food was terrible and can't compared to the Asian airlines."

Pros: "Blankets and pillows"
Cons: "Cold"

Cons: "Sat next to two men that should have purchased 2 seats for themselves due to how large they were. Basically I sat in a seat and shared it with a man that was in mine to and smelt disgusting. Not sure how no crew member allowed this to occur"

Pros: "I like the free meals, beverages and movies. Makes the flight much easier."

Pros: "Friendly team, efficient boarding, clean."
Cons: "No wifi. Charge for pillows, blankets, headphones."

Cons: "3 hour delay meant no train was given a voucher that didn't cover the fare I would have plane leave Hawaii earlier so 300people are left to sleep in the terminal until train runs again"

Pros: "Staff were thoughtful and attentive at all times. Especially with the number of small children and young families on board I found the crew to be extremely accomodating to the young families and others surrounding gusts needs"
Cons: "Couldn't find a negative. A great and pleasant experience"

Pros: "Meals, comfort, and crew all above average."
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "Same thing they serve pork and no other substitute. The crew members are not so nice especially the one serving the food, some are rude to answer when I asked for something."
Cons: "Serve chicken or beef and not only pork for not all will eat pork.3 of us was not able to eat. Thats was not acceptable."

Pros: "Crew was really good and the seating was quite okay"
Cons: "Seating distance"

Pros: "The crew were very attentive and the pods are comfortable."
Cons: "Why would I have an access to the Cathay Pacific VIP lounge at Gate 65 when my boarding is more than a mile away at Gate 3. There was a VIP lounge at around Gate 4, why was I not given access to that one? As it was I almost missed my flight because of the one mile scramble from the VIP lounge."

Pros: "Seats were ok on par with other airlines. Food served was good."
Cons: "More leg space."

Pros: "They serve Baileys. I had a treble and then slept for 8 hours."
Cons: "I was served by the sassiest member of cabin crew. I think he thinks he’s doing us a favour by giving us such luxuries as water and food"

Pros: "I liked that the tray table in Economy had a mobile phone holder"
Cons: "The seats were the smallest and thinnest I think I have ever sat in."

Pros: "Plane was okay. Nice big screen"
Cons: "Crew was ok"

Cons: "They did not provide water very frequently in flight. Food was satisfactory."

Pros: "Exellent"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew on leg from Melbourne to Hong Kong terrible - Hong Kong to Boston good"
Cons: "Put a Priority tag on our luggage; Have the Pasta meal for someone sitting in the second row of Premium Economy and then let me eat the economy meal that you substituted instead of interrupting me four times to give me the Premium Economy meal that you said you didn't have. Use a plane other than th"

Pros: "My cabin bag got lost and theres no way to track it. Complete outrageous."
Cons: "Everything. Worst experience of my life"

Pros: "Too cramped"

Pros: "The staff being very attentive & prompt , great service"
Cons: "Seats not comfortable for a long haul flights"

Pros: "Food. Space."
Cons: "When the front passage reclines, the TV screen was too close for comfort."

Pros: "Though a long flight.. love flying with Cathay!! The crew was fabulous!"

Pros: "Flight attendant was very kind and helpful. I was very tired and was feeling a little under the weather. She checked in with me frequently throughout the flight to make sure I was well, brought me hot water to sip on, and just made sure I was as comfortable as possible. My regret is that I didn’t catch her name."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The food and the comfort of the seat were excellent for a premier economy seat. All the flight attendants were extremely cheerful and helpful. I have nothing but good things to say about this flight"

Pros: "Smooth, uneventful travel all was well."

Pros: "The food was good."
Cons: "We were sitting at te back and it was very cold. Not sure why. They ran out of chicken for lunch."

Cons: "Indian vegetarian meal was not great"

Pros: "Passengers was good."
Cons: "Cathay pacific airlines is one of the most riches airlines in the world. I was expecting Excellent nutrition food but it was very bad. I didn’t eat it. Breakfast was good. I hope catha pacific airlines will change their food next time. TY USA"

Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was very attentive. Loved Cathay Pacific’s signature non alcoholic drink”Ocean Breeze”."
Cons: "The food was really not at the level you would expect. There was only a pork and a fish option. The fish was fishy and the dessert was gelatin cake thing that did not appease my dessert craving."

Pros: "All was good until missed connection"
Cons: "Missed connection due to late arrival. CP switched us to AC. 7 hour layover"

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Older plane"

Cons: "The rush at lay over to get to the next plane. No time even for just a cigarette, before the long flight to NYC."

Pros: "The crew's attention to passengers request in The Economy class"
Cons: "Nothing for what I paid"

Pros: "The crew were very polite, efficient and attentive."
Cons: "On the first leg of our journey the seats were very difficult to adjust. We required the help of the attendants."

Cons: "old plane"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Gate staff was not patient and friendly. No advanced notification before flight cancellation. Poor communication after flight cancellation. No instructions for remediation for flight cancellation only tell customer to get checked in luggage bag and go home. No initiative to handle the incident. We waited for 2 hours at the counter for explanation and information for re-arrangement for the flight. Really disappointed with this flight."

Cons: "Delayed departure Last minute gate change Very very late baggage arrival"

Pros: "food was awesome. the seats were pretty comfortable. the in-flight crew were always so helpful and smiling. there was quite a collection of movies to choose from which is nice."
Cons: "The ground staff at the departure lounge were most of the time chatting or walking in circles and chatting. Also they were not as organized nor as accomodating than expected. Kinda shows a lesser level of professionalism than the crew in other countries."

Cons: "The meals were not as good as on my previous flights"

Cons: "No in-flight WiFi was disappointing."

Pros: "Food was good and seats were comfy :) Quick boarding and timely departures which I really like coz it got me to the destination pretty on time compared to other airlines."
Cons: "Delay from hk to osaka :( but understandable due to technical issues ans weather"

Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient. Crew did their job pleasantly ."
Cons: "Food was very ordinary, not up to what I expect in business class."

Pros: "All the Cathay staff members I dealt with were great! At the airport they were very helpful in getting me onto another flight, as my flight had been delayed, which in turn would make me miss my second flight. All the cabin crews were very friendly. I think that the people that work for Cathay make up for a lot of what Cathay lacks in other aspects."
Cons: "There was not enough information about the flight delays and the causes for these delays. It was a little stressful and rushed as my layover in HK was quite short. The boarding process could be a lot better if people were boarded according to rows. Food on most Cathay flights in general was pretty disappointing. It would also be great to have wi-fi on the flights. Especially considering how long some of the flights can be."

Pros: "Overall is good."

Pros: "Service with hospitality impressed me.Prefer to travel in cathay pacific air lines in future travel plans."

Cons: "When we booked we asked for a child's meal and we advised of allergies. However I don't see why we would have to ask as we booked a child's seat and you have to provide the age which she is 4. When onboard from SYD/HKG and HKG/LONDON, NO meal was available for our child except for what everyone else was eating. She is anaphylaxis to shellfish, she was given shrimp!!!!! I am sure if she was given a child's meal she would not have got this. We were then told we have to advise the airline 12 hours before we fly that we want a child's meal. I am sorry but when travelling we should not have to do this and nor have we ever had to do it on any other airline. Poor poor poor!!!!"

Pros: "The service and quality are absolutely OK, the airline is awesome!"

Pros: "Friendly crew. Above average food offerings. Wide selection of entertainment choices on individual entertainment console."
Cons: "Seat cushions not comfortable. Power outlets dont work consistently (both USB and AC outlets). No individual air vents. Strange security protocols, going through security transfer between arrivals and departures in Hong Kong, then an additional security bag inspection in the boarding way just prior to getting on the plane."

Pros: "The crew was more than accommodating. The little amenities helped for such a long flight."
Cons: "16 hours in economy. There is no way to be comfortable on any plane."

Pros: "Food was decent, staff was friendly and they wasted no time getting us in the air and off the plane"
Cons: "Not very good seats, no wifi, weak movie selection, the bottled water is like 2 ounces (on a 16 hr flight i had to drink 100 of them), we couldn't pick seats in advance."

Pros: "Staff was attentive and pleasant."

Pros: "The flight was very pleasant and the crew exemplary."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by over 3 hours and I just missed check in for my connecting flight. I was not allowed to board by British Airways. Unfortunately this was a separate ticket and resulted in me having to purchase a new ticket at a very higher cost. While I accept the delay was beyond Cathay's control I would have make the check in on the connecting flight in time if they had provided assistance in transiting through the airport. Unfortunately no help was provided and after I missed the check in and spoke to the Cathay Pacific representative they only advised me I would have to find another flight."

Cons: "Pilots apparently forgot the seatbelt sign pretty much the entire flight. Flight attendants were trying to get people to stay seated until it became clear the light was never going off. Literally 1/2 the flight people were just wandering around and the attendants gave up. Seriously guys, on a 10+ hour flight, that's not cool."

Pros: "Inflight service"
Cons: "business class seat was somewhat uncomfortable to sleep on either back or side positions."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable in Premier Economy class, Entertainment offered in this class was good.They offered more movie chooses than most any other airline that ive ever flown on before."
Cons: "First off I feel asleep as soon as I seat down on the plane, even before take off and once I woke up not one of the stewardess come to offer me the meal I missed or any kind of refreshments, it was a 4 hour flight. My brother who did get the meal stated that it was very poor quality. The egg was terrible tasting, powered egg replacement."

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