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  • Auckland International Airport provides a number of options if you want to do some last minute shopping before leaving the city. Head to the duty free shops located on the first floor (open 24 hours a day) if you want to stock up on make-up, perfumes, or liqueur, or hit one of the many other shops present to find the perfect gifts and souvenirs to take back to your loved ones.
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  • If your flight to Auckland lands late and you don’t really want to travel into town at night, why not book a room in a hotel? There are many that are located just minutes from Auckland International Airport – indeed, the Novotel Auckland Airport is adjacent to the International Terminal – and many of them offer shuttle services.
  • Feel the need to freshen up after your flight? Auckland International Airport provides guests with a number of free showers, some located just outside the International Arrivals Terminal and others in the Domestic Terminal. The shower rooms also come equipped with towels and toiletries available for purchase. Need to work some kinks out of your back? Head to the massage chairs in the International Terminal.

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Top 4 airlines serving United States to Auckland Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.4
Air New Zealand
Overall score based on 2,838 reviews
8.6
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The sky couch is always very nice."
Cons: "We told the crew the water tasted funny, like dirt, they said it was fine, just had lemon in it. Pretty sure we know the difference between lemon and dirt taste."

Pros: "Service and food choices. Seating and the mattress for bed."

Pros: "Wonderful cabin crew made us laugh and our flight flew by. Great entertainment options and the food service was delicious."

Pros: "Everything. A modern comfortable plane. It's embarrassing for airlines from America because they pale in comparison. I would gladly pay $100 more and fly in style IN COACH! Can't wait for the return flight."
Cons: "I am vegetarian so should request veg option meals"

Pros: "The food was GREAT! The flight crew was social, nice and I felt apart of the family. The seats were comfy. I brought my own movies on my iPad but I used their free movies instead."
Cons: "Nothing negative"

Pros: "Everything was ok"

Pros: "Great food (most airlines do not serve any), great entertainment system, & cleanliness is superb."
Cons: "Cabin was too cold. I had to wear a jacket most of the flight."

Pros: "The friendliness of the crew."

Cons: "The captain was late to the airport so our flight was delayed"

Cons: "Bulkhead seating terrible for long haul flight"

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

Pros: "everythign aboht the trip was great"

Pros: "Great food, wine, service Seats"
Cons: "no wifi"

Pros: "I was recovering from a cold and didn't anticipate having ear problems but during decent I began to experience some pain. It was all new to me as I had never been through this before. Fortunately the crew was kind and they provided a sinus decongestant in a cup for me to sniff and breath in so the smell could open up my nasal passages and it helped a bit."
Cons: "The sharp decent while arriving."

Pros: "I like SkyCouch."

Pros: "Everything comfy spacious seats row 8"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything FA even got our bags out while taxiing into gate"
Cons: "Nothing"

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

Cons: "Long distance from arrival gate to departure gate"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The fly was on time"
Cons: "The service very poor"

Pros: "Crew were very human unlike in the industry. Seat next to me was empty, I requested to change the seat Ms. Aimee the crew let me after safe cruising. Best part is, the seat was sky couch or premium economy and she let me use it. If it would be other airlines they would mindlessly refuse it. High level of courteousy and sense of exellent service displayed. All airlines should learn"
Cons: "Food could get better."

Pros: "Purchased an exit row aisle seat - all the leg room I could ask for. Close to toilets - no odor issues. Good meals. Staff basically courteous (though not unfailingly - occasionally a tad blunt and titchy - a common experience for me on Air NZ)."
Cons: "Air NZ website states exit row seating purchase comes with priority boarding. When I asked about this at the gate counter I was told I would be seated by row number. Seems like this is a common issue with Air NZ - see e.g., skytrax website reviews. The website advertising is inaccurate if not false."

Pros: "Excellent service, seats, big screen, etc ✅"
Cons: "Food was okay."

Pros: "Everything about this flight was superb. The staff was very nice, the seating area was spacious and relaxing and the lights inside were super fun! Everything ran on time and the food was actually quite good."
Cons: "My dead would not recline, but I would not find any fault with my flight even with that."

Pros: "Comfortable, Clean & Friendly Service. Loved the fun saftey video. Best flight I've been on by far."

Pros: "The service was very good, food good, seats comfortable. The sears on the way to my destination seemed roomier than on way home, maybe a different type of plane?"
Cons: "This was my first long flight 12+ hrs. And I wish I would have gotten the economy couch option. Sitting upright that long is difficult."

Cons: "Crew"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight had gluten free meals. Crew was professional"
Cons: "45 minutes late so missed connecting flight. While anz booked me on the next flight, international flights shouldn't be that late"

Pros: "Loved the crew, and entertainment options"
Cons: "Very little space in the aisle and between seats"

Cons: "Tv didn't work to Australia so they moved us to the back row and tv quit working again on the return flight. The flight attendant wasn't helpful and I would rather fly with Jetstar this flight was below budget airlines"

Pros: "These guys are the best!"
Cons: "Flight was too short"

Pros: "We flew premium economy. The staff was wonderful great first experience! I really wish the other three crews could have kept this momentum going as my other flights with ANZ were less than thrilling! The flight attendant staff was phenomenal on my iah to akl leg. My crew on the akl to iah leg. Brandon gave the initial intro and seemed to follow the original crews standards. Unfortunately, we had an older flight attendant who seemed less than thrilled to be with us this flight."
Cons: "I wish I could give a true rating of ANZ as their crews apparently don't follow any protocol for providing the same exceptional service received on my maiden flight with them."

Pros: "Watching movies made flt not being go by faster"
Cons: "Not being able to just order a beer....yes, I did on screen but still was not able to buy cuz said service was closed. This after flt attendant told me to use screen to order n pay. She eventually just gave it to me after trying to do it herself unsuccessfully."

Pros: "I had read quite a bit of negatively but although I have had better service and more comfort it was better than I had herd it would be. The in seat entertainment system was better than any I had experienced."
Cons: "For the most part the crew was very nice. But the attendant we had lacked some professionalism and seemed very tired. We didn't always get what we asked for as well with no explanation why."

Cons: "Fixed arm rests in the bassinet row. We had extra seats which was a lovely surprise but it was not much help as the arm rests don't move. Won't pay for that row again as my bub was just a bit too heavy for the bassinet."

Pros: "Nothing in particular--it was a short flight. I did appreciate that the crew went ahead and turned on the entertainment system even though it was a short transit time (we were on a plane meant for trans-Pacific travel--only reason it was available in the first place)."
Cons: "No complaints here."

Pros: "Not very much"
Cons: "The crew in my area didnt like her job or passengers in general and it was obvious."

Cons: "Nobody believes in offering decent food anymore. Flying was so much better 25 yrs ago. Soon we will have to pay to use the toilet."

Pros: "The food was good, the accommodation, although it been a long flight everything was allright"

Pros: "short flight made seats less inportant"
Cons: "not the seats I selected in October"

Pros: "The crew were wonderful! Lots of leg room, quick and helpful boarding. Loved my first time on Air New Zealand."
Cons: "I should've asked for a vegetarian meal but I didn't think to. I will next time! I'd also love some more NZ movies...Whale rider, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, etc! That'd be great!"

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Pros: "Staff and the cleaninless of the plane."

Cons: "Using a 777 meant longer check in time and was much longer arrival time and baggage collection. Meant I was stuck in Auckland traffic because of the extra time"

Pros: "Significantly more leg room than other competitors! Even with the person's chair reclined in front of me, I was still able to be comfortable. The staff were excellent, the food was as good as can be (given that it is airline food), the choices for entertainment were great. Lots of overhead storage!"
Cons: "Some of the screens need to be refurbished. The person in the seat behind me had to jab at their screen to make it work (or perhaps they were too lazy to be conscientious?). Mine worked fine but I had to be very cognizant to leave my finger on the screen rather than poke."

Pros: "amazingly pleasant crew, great food, efficient service, very comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Very friendly and frequent service while in-flight. It was great having my own monitor built into the seat to watch available movies or tv shows I wanted to for the duration of the flight. Flight attendants would walk the aisles every two hours and offer water to everyone. I had never flown Air New Zealand before, but now it's one of my top airlines."
Cons: "The only complaint would be that there was no in-flight wifi available onboard."

Pros: "Nice crew, clean aircraft, on time departure."
Cons: "Entertainment system."

Pros: "A plane I could sleep on...very comfortable!"

Cons: "Enjoyed it very much. Great crew and clean plane!!"

Pros: "The crew had a good attitude for the flight."
Cons: "Felt like this being a 8 hour flight there would be some entertainment on the plane , just radio. Also there was no food options from what I saw available either."

Pros: "Crew looked after us so well."
Cons: "Meals could have been better."

Pros: "Fantastic service from check in until arrival."
Cons: "More up to date movies"

Pros: "the crew was good."
Cons: "hot as hell during check in outside and it took forever. then the entertainment on the plane which was prehistoric with everyone having to watch the same movie, plus it was a very old movie!"

Pros: "Crew, food, service"
Cons: "Interior and entertainment system quite outdated. When trying to turn on the reading lights the ones above the seats before us would go on, not ours (21H was our seat, 20H light would turn on, not ours)"

Pros: "Good service, friendly staff, comfortable seats"
Cons: "Boarding in Fiji was hectic, several searches and interruptions in line from staff who had trouble communicating"

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "1 hour delay, we landed in middle of night with to sleepy kids. We missed the beautiful tv screens in chair as we had on the way to Fiji and were dissapointed about that, also less leg space in this AirPlane"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Very friendly crew..."
Cons: "Seats uncomfortable....oh well!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "By sending my purchase thru a third party, you screwed my ability to use your cancellation policy and was forced to use there’s which was not customer service oriented. I will never again use kayak"

Pros: "Crew great. Seat was a major let down, too small."
Cons: "Just the seats really."

Pros: "Trip , food etc"
Cons: "Delays on flights"

Cons: "Nice crew. Newer airplane"

Pros: "Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good and unexpected for a 3 hr flight."
Cons: "Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best."

Pros: "Friendly helpful staff. Loved the leg from Nandi to Auckland."
Cons: "Having to repack our bags when the total among the three of us flying was within limits. And then still having to pay an extra $60 US. when we didn't get it quite right by about 2 ks. However you did let my wife's wheelchair on without payment thanks for that. I am an ex pilot so it is difficult for your staff to try and explain weight ratios, and the dangers of extra weight.. Then being made to take 1 point something kilos into another lighter bag. However the staff were very good about it. not their fault that they find themselves having to talk through something that just doesn't ad up. However we enjoyed the flight, and the help we received transferring from a very late plane to one almost waiting in Fiji. :-)"

Cons: "planes seats dirty chewing gums stuck on seats talking of entertainment not everyone will prefer to watch what is being played there arw children and elderly thats needs to be considered"

Pros: "well refer below"
Cons: "plane seats were dirty had crumbs on it seats had chewing gum stick on it movie how can u expect everyone to watch same movie there are children wlderly no respect to what they like"

Pros: "Superb customer service It was my first time using Fiji Airways along with my children. We usually fly AirNZ or Emirates because they have everything I need. Now we have added a third airline to our list. My kids are also fussy with the airlines we use. But they really enjoyed their flight with Fiji airways."
Cons: "Food was average and I could not put my seat back slightly."

Cons: "No information around delayed flight. There were 4 delays.."

Pros: "The service and food"
Cons: "Plane seems dated"

Pros: "Food, comfort & on board entertainment not the best but for the price of the flight it was well worth it. The flight crew and those on the ground in Nadi were amazing. Fantastic service all round. Don't forget to use the Premier Lounge in Nadi if you're there for a few hours. FJ$100 for full lounge access. It was an absolute pleasure. Best way to get to the USA from NZ."

Pros: "Fuji was Great"

Pros: "Overall it went quickly."
Cons: "It was little disorganized at the gate, there were several crying babies, and someone was throwing up behind me."

Cons: "IF it weren’t for the freezing cabin temp, I wouldn’t have needed. blanket that smelled like everyone’s feet had been wrapped in it. The breakfast was lukewarm, and some parts were even still cold that should hve been hot."

Pros: "In flight crew did an excellent job as well as the check in at Honolulu international airport except for that one lady with that birth mark on her face. She needs to cheer up more and be less grouchy"
Cons: "A little uncomfortable with seating space and leg room but most airlines share the similar seating space anyways. Food was okay"

Cons: "sitting in a plane at Sydney airport for three hours waiting for a part,for the plane was not much fun.But we still got to Apia that day,or maybe late but before 12 midnight was a very long day."

Pros: "Boarding was chaotic. No microphone, so couldn’t hear rows being called. Passengers were pushing to get onboard. No numbers, rows, etc being used. Nice airport."
Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "The price was good...initially."
Cons: "My Fiji flights between Honolulu and Auckland were cancelled so they rebooked me on Jetstar and New Zealand Airways Apparently the international date line was not taken into account and I arrived in Sydney hours after my connecting flight to Auckland had already left! I talked to 7 different people in all corners of Sydney airport and no one knew what to do with me. My attempts to call Fiji Airways from my cell phone and then a landline at the airport didn't go through so I ended up messaging a friend in the States and she was able to call and get me booked on a NZ Air flight to Auckland that left the next morning. Both Jetstar and NZ Air gave me different information on what paperwork I needed and what my baggage and carry-on allowance was, which was frustrating. I finally arrived in Auckland 26 hours later than scheduled. I understand the cyclone cancelling the Fiji flights but the rescheduling error caused some significant expenses and a great deal of hassle."

Pros: "Most people who work for the airline are kind."
Cons: "The quality isn’t there... vegetarian meal was the same on both flights and beyond below par. Planes seem to be pretty past there prime in the 4 flights I have been on. Check in process is a nightmare without any automated options that backs everything up. When I arrived in Los Angeles and found that two zippers had been torn from my bag and one pocket open, the baggage staff scoffed at my claim and told me to go speak to a third party that handles baggage claims... I’ll just steer clear next time."

Cons: "We were in the last row on the plane for some reason that was not explained....Parts of plane fell on our heads..Not enough room to lower the tray table...Wedged into seat like sardines...Entertainment was the sounds of toilets flushing...We paid a fortune for first half of flight from LAX to Nadi that was excellent...The second leg of trip to Auckland was a HUGE NIGHTMARE that won't be forgotten....Shirley and Ron Richard"

Pros: "Flights were on time. Service was great. I cannot complain about any of my flights on this trip through Fiji Airlines."

Cons: "When I landed in LA after my trip I was sad to find that my suitcase was broken into and item bought were taken."

Cons: "Cancelled the flight and had to cancell the whole trip. They’re the only game in town to get to Christmas Island."

Pros: "Nothing to like."
Cons: "Cancelled the flight going to Christmas Island and wouldn’t reschedule until the following week. Trip that was planned for almost 2 years never happened. At least they could have tried the following day but I guess it was a financial decision and not one made with customer service in mind. I would never fly on them except they’re the only game in town to reach Kiribati."

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Pros: "The staff was friendly, food delicious, and cabin not too chilly."
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "Everything was perfect - from the crew, to the plane itself, to the entertainment and blankets and seats -- delightful and easy flight!"

Cons: "There was no leg room. Also, the flight was about 1.5 hrs late departing, which almost caused me to miss my next flight."

Cons: "They lost our luggage and did not compensate us enough to replace what we needed"

Pros: "Except entertainment and comfort i did not like any thing else."
Cons: "Very bad food for those who are strict veterinarian and even don't eat onion, garlic, mushroom because their religion dose not allow. very bad for one who is going to LA and allow only one hand carry even all other airlines allow one hand carry and one computer bag."

Pros: "Overall service is good for a short flight"

Cons: "The legroom and my touchscreen was unresponsive - had to press the button multiple times."

Pros: "Genuine, warm and welcoming crew. Clean and spacious cabin. Very tasty vegetarian breakfast."

Pros: "Great views, fun airport w live music...seeing storm over Auckland"

Pros: "Flight canceled. Fiji airways told us we would be booked on Qantas instead but the flight wouldn't give us time to make the connection. Ended up flying later,, longer and much more uncomfortable than expected. F Had to take separate seats from family and middle seats, had to spend entire day in Sydney which required us to spend money on a visa and money to eat, had additional stress of then arriving too late and needing to rebook rental car and arranged hotel and make sure elederly parents with special needs were ok health wise. An overall disaster. Never ever a worse experience and I am a world traveler to 68 countries on 6 continents. Will be asking Fiji for full refund plus compensation for having to buy visas and spend day in Sydney."
Cons: "Flight canceled. Fiji airways told us we would be booked on Qantas instead but the flight wouldn't give us time to make the connection. Ended up flying later,, longer and much more uncomfortable than expected. Had to take separate seats from family and middle seats, had to spend entire day in Sydney which required us to spend money on a visa and money to eat, had additional stress of then arriving too late and needing to rebook rental car and arranged hotel and make sure elederly parents with special needs were ok health wise. An overall disaster. Never ever a worse experience and I am a world traveler to 68 countries on 6 continents. Will be asking Fiji for full refund plus compensation for having to buy visas and spend day in Sydney."

Pros: "I didn't know there was free hot food and beverages so I just took xannies and fell asleep but luckily they woke me up and ate really good chicken for free I was like wtf how is this free and there was no one sitting next to me so I felt like I was in first class"
Cons: "I wish the plane ride was longer I could live on that plane"

Pros: "I liked that there was breakfast on the plane"
Cons: "The seats weren't very adjustable or comfortable and there could have been more movie and tv selection for such a long flight"

Pros: "Service by the ANA crew was excellent"
Cons: "Comfort"

Pros: "Amazing"

Pros: "The flight from Honolulu to San Francisco was great! Staff was amazing. Trip was smooth and very enjoyable."
Cons: "The flight from San Francisco to Washington was horrible. Terribly overcrowded and i wasn’t offered a thing until 40 minutes till landing. Then the flight from Washington to Chattanooga was delayed over 2 hours. Which i understand safety comes first but it made for a very long two day trip back from Hawaii."

Pros: "Great crew, comfortable aircraft"
Cons: "snacks were wimpy"

Pros: "Lufthansa crew and service made the long trip not just bearable,but enjoyable!"
Cons: "The seats are super squeezed together. My daughter and I weigh no more than 130 lbs each and We were very uncomfortable."

Cons: "It was operated by United Airlines. Absolutely no food oe entertainment, limited comfort."

Cons: "Except for this one male crew, the Asian women were mean/rude. I always try to fly with ANA or JAL to Hawaii and I thought my flight back was also ANA, but it was UA. Food and crew are ALWAYS better with ANA and JAL I wonder if UA crew have ever flown with ANA or JAL..."

Cons: "The delay"

Cons: "It was united airlines not ana airlines"

Pros: "Lots of good movies to watch; inflight meal was pretty tasty."
Cons: "Couldn't check in on line; couldn't get a seat at airport check in and had to get assigned at the gate. Understand that the flight was fully booked but still was a little uncomfortable as I couldn't get an aisle seat."

Pros: "Upgrade and lay flat seats."

Cons: "Too crowded."

Pros: "They were nice. Speak different languages to cover travelers all over the world. But food wasn't that great."

Pros: "Crew worked hard and were terrific."

Pros: "No wifi, so no entertainment. But we did get 2 packets of snacks!"

Pros: "Not much ~ no movies, no rental video device ~ nothing"

Pros: "The flight was great and crew was awesome!"
Cons: "There was no working wifi, which was a bit of a bummer. But certainly not the end of the world!"

Pros: "Quick boarding/deplaning and super friendly flight attendants"

Cons: "Flight was delayed several times due to no pilot"

Pros: "The crew were polite and helped to assist the passengers who has the same seats."
Cons: "The fact that I had to download an app for onboard entertainment prior o my flight is farcical."

Pros: "Overall, the plane seemed newer and was very comfortable."
Cons: "The boarding process was a little disorganized, but being in group 5, it didn't really affect me too much. The crew on board did their job, but they could check on the passengers a little bit more and possibly pass out water or refills to drinks."

Pros: "Good movie selection, easy and unremarkable flight. Great way to travel!"

Cons: "Terrible experience ever!!!!! Didn't get economy plus that I paid for, seats didn't recline and luggage got damaged and was not replaces or compensated for."

Cons: "No entertainment at all?"

Pros: "The plane was a newer version so we could watch movies up close and personal, although I'd prefer the option to stop or pause the movie and also to choose to watch whenever I feel like it, like on the Lufthansa planes... those are great! Many choices and full control to pause or start whenever one likes to..."
Cons: "One of the flight attendants wasn't the friendliest, a bit of a "humph" attitude..."

Pros: "We arrived, and were on time."
Cons: "The following points would be totally ok for a 50 Minute business flight, but not to a 5.5h flight to Hawaii. - Luggage costs extra $25 per direction. This amounts to additional 10% of the total costs. Does anyone not take checked luggage to Hawaii? - The lunch was a savory snack. Really, because a sandwich is too expensive? - Entertainment needs to be purchased extra. Use your existing Directv subscription? Of course not. - Power socket underneath the seat - good idea. One that actually works? Oh wait."

Pros: "boarding and only because i have premier 1k"
Cons: "very uncomfortable flight in spite of extra leg room seat cushions hard for someone with back problems"

Pros: "Very comfortable seats and great flight crew!"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "flight attendants rude, pilots landing scarey 2 times, Cabin freezing whole flight and everyone complained!!"

Pros: "The return flightf we had our be on from S,an Francisco to Atlanta , we had only 20 minutes to make it to the boarding gate. We were tired and didn't have time to use the bathroom nor eat before boarding. This is because my flight was changed. I'm so upset with United."

Pros: "Nothing..."
Cons: "Flight delayed for 2 hours because flight crew wasn't on time for the flight. 8 missed connecting flight and couldn't get another flight for 6 hrs. Positive side they were able to get me another flight on another air line as soon as could. United service dep. was not very helpful and messed up ticketing. Thankfully Alaska air was able to fix thier mistakes."

Cons: "Boarding long lines in Honolulu"

Pros: "Not a thing"
Cons: "The plane got almost 1/2 way to SFO before having to return to honolulu bc they didn't have enough fuel. We spent 5 hrs in the air over th pacific for nothing and wasted a while day of our life. No weather issues, no mechanical issues, just they didn't have enough fuel widen it turned out there were strong headwinds."

Pros: "I like the service they email u all the time"

Cons: "Cramped and overcrowded"

Pros: "The only thing good was the flight attendants were very nice and accommodating"
Cons: "No free food or alcohol. This is the first international flight that I flew that didn't offer free food and alcohol. Never flying United again"

Pros: "Boarding and in boarding went smoothly"

Pros: "Finding the flight I needed"
Cons: "Found the flight on the United site but couldn't buy it because it wouldn't let me enter my birthday. Called to book over the phone right then and the price was $100 more. Went online to check and the price was 100 suddenly. Went to kayak and they still had the original price. Games like that make choose United last"

Cons: "They called for uniformed services to board priority and when I went to the front with another individual in the Military we were RUDELY told we are not allowed to board unless we are in uniform. I am in the US Coast Guard and we are NOT allowed to fly in uniform. This does not mean I am not a part of the military and I should be treated with respect. I had my ID ready to present and only had one bag. The employee was very rude and told me to go to the end of the line. I will NEVER fly United again. I was wrong to think they took care of military personnel."

Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Extra legroom in premier economy was great. Entertainment made the long flight quite enjoyable."
Cons: "I liked the 2-5-2 seat arrangement better than this new 3-3-3."

Pros: "The staff was really nice! Flight was on time and clerk changed my flight to a more efficient itinerary"
Cons: "I had alittle trouble with the entertainment/technology aspect but eventually got it. I had to download the united app and then went around and around till i got the movie i wanted to watch. It would be good to have an outlet to power the device also."

Pros: "That we got there earlier than expected."
Cons: "The shakedown to buy food or rent a tablet was beyond me. On the way to Honolulu. The young lady next to me had not eaten and it was the third flight on her journey, she had one more flight to go. the pressure from the flight attendant was similar to a very bad used car salesman. Tacky. When the same thing happened to another young person on my flight back, I suspected this is the way United runs its flights. I'm guessing United doesn't treat their employees well. They did just enough to be barely pleasant. I won't fly United again."

Cons: "It was ok. We had to connect to the their wifi in order to watch movies, yet the wifi continued to buffer. So it wasn't the best."

Pros: "Pilots did a good job comforting passengers about duration of flight, weather and safety. Smooth flight for all 8 hours. Sevice was good."

Pros: "I like the o assemblers that rode with me. Two individuals that were extremely kind to me Jim and Ethan Farley that were in the same situation I was in."
Cons: "After a rough start in Honolulu we landed in San Francisco to catch our connecting flight to Chicago but when arriving to the gate before the plane left I along with the other passengers were ignored and given no information as to why we couldn't board the plane. The best they could do was St Louis. Frustrated is an understatement."

Pros: "The flight seemed to go by a lot quicker than I expected"
Cons: "My seat didn't recline back so I could not sleep on my REDEYE flight!"

Cons: "Flight delayed by one hour on take off. Had to wait 1 hour for bags at my destination because the cargo door was stuck."

Cons: "Plane old , no music, no tv, no plug in"

Pros: "Nothing positive to say in this box."
Cons: "7 am flight cancelled and re booked for 4pm flight on standby until then. 4pm flight didn't finish boarding until 5pm. No compensation offered on top of all of that, turbulence was terrible during descent. Been on easily over 100 flights and this was the worst"

Pros: "No drama."

Cons: "We were shocked to be charged $275 for two checked bags. At the point that you are checking in you are trapped and don't have a choice but to pay it. We were told that if we had paid in advance it would be cheaper, but we didn't know what the weight of our bags would be so I just figured I'd pay at the airport. They didn't say that they charge so much more at the airport - which is a total rip off. We were also harassed by not having the email that showed we purchased an Australian Visa which is digitally tied to our passport. If they need to verify our Visa, then they should have the electronic means to verify it. Also, we were traveling from Sydney to Auckland so since we were leaving the country I'm not sure why they had to see our Australian Visa in the first place. We were already in the country!"

Pros: "Excellent crew"

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

Pros: "flight comfort was as expected"
Cons: "plane was over an hour late. a week before another Jetstar flight to Queenstown was 2 hours late. seems Jetstar is often late."

Cons: "The baggage prices is very expensive"

Pros: "flight smooth with bad weather, competent pilots"
Cons: "Bagage fee extortion, we were a family of four and had to pay $200 US dollars for 4 bags because it was not paid online. I wasn't sure what everyone was bringing yet when I booked tickets. the baggage agent told us it would have been less than ten dollars per bag if booked online. I can see doubling the price but not quadrupling... the luggage is still boarding the plane, whether you pay 10 or 50 dollars, it doesn't change anything other than they make more money off of the passengers."

Cons: "It was our first experience with a low-cost flight and we did not receive any information about the cost of the baggage when paid prior to the flight in the airport. It costed us more than the tickets!!!"

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

Pros: "Planes were big and spacious compared to others I've been on"
Cons: "Carry on weight limit of ~10lbs and if more then it costs $25 a lb... really? No food included whatsoever, not even coffee or tea."

Pros: "The flight was delayed, but the agent bumped us on an earlier flight to accommodate our connections without even asking. No entertainment service, and the flight was short so by the time we were to be served it was ready for landing."

Pros: "I am still in denpasar"

Cons: "Delays in both directions"

Pros: "Flight crew very attentive and capable."
Cons: "When purchasing business class no need to have a screaming child the entire flight.Business class is costly!!!!!. Children of a certain age must not be permitted to fly this class.The amount of room in business is a joke and pathetic."

Pros: "As always Jetstar knocked it out of the park. Great crew and service. On time despite a passenger issue that was handled extremely delicately and professionally. This is a budget airline with a full service attitude. Never ever have they let me down."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was first class."

Pros: "$10 for all access movie pass (sucks that you have to pay, but reasonable). Quick and easy check in and boarding Pretty much on time."
Cons: "They don't feed you on international flights and no drinks! Expensive to check bags."

Pros: "People were very nice"
Cons: "Mix up on booking - did not allow for bag. They tried to charge me the "overweight" price per pound for my bag ($15 x 50lb..or something that outrageous). I had to cancel flight and buy a new ticket, since there was no negotiation to add a bag fee once the flight is open.Very expensive mistake. It is an error n their website, not very clear about the no bag inclusion on the fare rate. Boarding was also strange - took a long time."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "we paid some NZ 200 to take luggage 38kg When I booked I did not realize that the allowance was 8kg only. The explanation for the high rate was that we should have informed Jetstar earlier. But.. how to change this when travelling ? This was the only nasty surprise during our 35 days stay in NZ Some warning on your website or lower rates are necessary regards Max"

Cons: "Delays happened the entire trip. I had my bag weighed on the way to Australia and they said it was fine to carry on. Then, on my way back they tried to make me pay for it to be checked. The bag was lighter. They also moved me because they had double booked my seat to a middle seat. Overall, very terrible experience. My first flight was delayed to Sydney and I missed my flight to Brisbane. They got me a hotel in Sydney for the night but the didn't tell us where to go to get the voucher. So after 10 hours of flying after 4 hours of delays, I was wondering around helplessly to try to find their office. They told us to go to the Jetstar counter, but no one was there. I got help from another airline as to where to find the office. By the way, their office is marked with a very little sign that is incredibly hard to find. Crazy experience, and I travel quite often."

Pros: "Everything and everyone were quite efficient and on time."
Cons: "Food was non existent (that's the way this airlien operates. Water was not even offered but they supplied water when asked but not bottled water."

Pros: "See above."
Cons: "See above."

Cons: "Our flight was over an hour late leaving. Check in was slow, and when we finally reached the counter our bags were over the 7kg limit and were charged an additional 70 dollars(35 each). We were not charged at the beginning of our trip from Aukland to Nelson for over weight bags so it was a surprise. We were told at the counter if you declare your over 7kg bags when you first buy your ticket it is quite a bit less of a fee."

Pros: "Excellent value"

Pros: "They charged us $200 baggage allowance when we got there. So much for booking my own flight. I was clueless on how their baggage fees work. Apparently you must pay for them BEFORE you get to the ticket counter. I will not fly with them again."

Pros: "Could get rebate by phone."
Cons: "Were slow to let us know that flight was cancelled and that it could not be rescheduled for a few days. Had to personally book on another airline--missed two earlier flights on the other airline due to Jetstar's delay."

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The tight quarters, and the fact that I had to pay for a cup of tea. I also thought that the 160$ fee for a bag was completely ridiculous. I was traveling from another country and would not have known to pre buy baggage."

Pros: "Seats were new."
Cons: "Please feed us on a 10+ hour flight. I know its budget, but snacks would be very appreciated."

Pros: "It was cheap, that's about all I can say about the flight. Wasn't crowded either which was nice"
Cons: "Jetstar tried to literally charge me over $1,500 with a straight face. Every single other airline in the world charges a flat fee for this. Jetstar has a rate of $25 per kilo. At 39 kilos each way, that is $1,950 round trip. Once in the air a majority of the flight crew went to sleep. I was sitting in the back and wondered why there were so many empty seats. No not seats, but entire rows. The crew proceeded to all take an entire row and just passed out for the last 5 hours or so of the flight."

Pros: "every thing was good"
Cons: "i am form South Africa and did not knew that I had to book for baggage in advance Jet Star charged me $ 70 for being over.That was not nice."

Pros: "Business Class food and service with economy plus seating. Beats paying 3 times as much for little more."

Pros: "Crew was lovely, all were very polite and nice. Entertainment system was a plus- I wasn't aware there was even going to be one! Look, you get what you pay for. On that basis, I was pretty happy with the flight. Gate agents were fantastic. Really, really good. Follow the rules, pay for your baggage and you'll be fine."
Cons: "Kind of surprised how bad the english of some of the attendants was. Food was fine, VERY expensive."

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Got hit with ridiculous bag fee at the gate. The fee for bags was more than the flight."

Cons: "Had to pay for checked luggage $70 per bag. It was not clear when I booked the flight that checked luggage was not included in the price."

Pros: "Howzit, My experience from Honolulu to Melbourne from check in , boarding , inflight experience, deplaning was good. The check in agent was nice. The boarding agent was nice and let us board earlier.The Inflight staff was pleasant.I had an issue with my son's entertainment. It was not working. The prongs from a previous flight was stuck inside the holes for the ear phones. The inflight staff offered a snack for my son up to $10 which was the equal to the amount I paid for entertainment. I had paid for everything in advance,check in baggage , seat assignments,food, comfort pack,and entertainment round trip. I wanted my boys and myself to be comfortable for the 11 hour flight. My overall experience was good. Aloha, Irene"
Cons: "Howzit, My experience from Melbourne to Honolulu was exhausting.I could not sleep.These are my reasons why: 1) Our flight was delayed from a 5pm to 9:55pm, then finally to a 11:55pm.departure. I had to check in after 2pm. because I had to return my rental car at 2pm. I went thru a 3rd party and I was unable to extend my rental car return to a later time. We were given refreshment vouchers at check in. 2) By the time we boarded we were extremely exhausted,thirsty,and hungry for we have been at the airport for 9 hours with only three $15 refreshment vouchers. 3) Then, after the meal service my son vomited because he said his child meal, a pasta dish, tasted bad like it was old or spoiled. He said it didn't taste fresh. The inflight staff was pleasant and helped me clean up with serviettes. Then, the inflight staff reseated the passengers in a row right in front of us to other seats ,because of the vomit odor was unpleasant, and so my son can lay down to sleep,because he was feeling very ill from the food. My overall experience from Melbourne to Honolulu was exhausting because I could not sleep. My son was ill most of the flight from food poisoning from spoiled food he had eaten. Aloha, Irene"

Pros: "nice comfy seating."
Cons: "Everything else. They tried to up charge me 350 for my carry on saying it was way over their weight limit. I didn't see anything on the site when booking that gave their limits."

Cons: "Turns out while I thought luggage was included in the package it wasn't and was a massive rush at check in to get luggage balanced and paid for without going over the $160 for 15kg limit. Reminded me why I won't be flying Jetstar again and the KAYAK system did not make it clear what i was buying. Very disappointed"

Pros: "Confortable seating, good service on board"
Cons: "We didn't know we had to pre purchase meals, some in flight meal options were missing, we had to pay for entertainment and there were no courtesy drinks or snacks on a 10 hours flight. When we got off, we couldn't find a jet star employee to help file a luggage claim and had to ask another employee from the airport to help us out and waited for a long time."

Pros: "I'm still trying to get carry on luggage. they weighed it in Honolulu and said it was fine but the stewardess in Sydney said she could tell it was too heavy by just picking it up. Still don't have it"

Pros: "check in was smooth and effortless, did the online checkin and luggage drop off at the counter"
Cons: "service was hit and miss, one fa asked us to wait to pick up the finished food while she was not doing anything, while the other fa was very thoughtful and asked us if we would want to have the rubbing collected. a bumpy landing experience, maybe it was controlled by a rookie first officer rather than the captain from the decending part. 2 passengers were ill and required assistance after landing."

Cons: "Awful flight Awful service We had to pay for our luggage twice the ticket value The check in supervisor charged us 70$ per bag instead of 17$ for an excuse that they have opened the check in already while we arrived an hour before the flight, the exact time we should be at a domestic flight. And he said he could not do nothing about it Not to mention that we ourselves works at the airport at our country and know exactly how it works we surely not gonna use any of your service again !!"

Pros: "Don't expect Emirates, but with Jetstar you get exactly what you pay for. Easy, cheap way to travel to AU. I would recommend to anyone."
Cons: "Lavatories needed cleaning. Come on guys, don't skimp on janitorial services."

Pros: "Fantastic, the 787. Quietest plane I have ever been on. (Windows with controlled tint, confort section especially nice, even the cattle car is better than other planes. Food deal needs to be worked out. The entertainment system did not work so people had to either talk to one another or read--the horror!"
Cons: "The food system. Why not just offer the foods one has to buy ahead of time to all the passengers? Not a good system as is. The the FAs spend too much time trying to figure out who ordered what!! Ground crew was not good at getting ramp to plane. It took 15 minutes."

Cons: "First floor get was delayed and missed my connection. Was supposed to be jet star employee at gate to assist but wasn't so had to wait a couple hours for another flight to leave to get assistance"

Cons: "Didn't go now leaving 2 days later"

Cons: "This fight was cancelled because of an engine problem. This is understandable and we know it happens. The problem was we had to book another flight immediately with another airline in order to make the other connecting flights to complete our trip home. Jetstar only was going to refund the amount of the cost for their flight and not the difference for a new flight as well. The new flight with New Zealand air cost us double what our original flight with Jetstar cost. We incurred an additional unplanned cost of over $1000. We would like to be reimbursed for the additional costs! We feel like this is the responsibility of Jetstar to its customers."

Pros: "The ticket price was affordable"
Cons: "Baby on board was crying non-stop for 10 hours Water was not provided to passengers Flight attendants services was bad"

Pros: "Entertainment cost was a good value."
Cons: "Pay for water on a ren hour flight? Crazy."

Pros: "Love the Staff and how the windows dim out instead of hearing people pull shades up and down. Seats were comfortable and plenty of room, as I am 5'11 and had enough leg room."
Cons: "The dislikes would be that we get charged for everything, from picking a seat, to baggage. The weight restriction for the carry on is a little ridiculous, but overall nothing I couldn't deal with, just had to pay extra to ensure I wasn't overweight"

Pros: "New planes, was able to keep my laptop charged the whole flight Cheap rate Clean Prefer to buy my own food that is healthy and bring it on the plane so not having to pay for airline food is nice"
Cons: "Customer service is so-so, the people are nice but disengaged from their jobs Terrible baggage restrictions (was charged 160 dollars to check in my bag)"

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