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CNS — BNE
21 Jan — 28 Jan1
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Low season

February

High season

July

Average price round-trip

C$ 229
Best time to beat the crowds (26% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (31% more expensive on average)
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  • The cheapest flight from Cairns to Brisbane was found, on average, 41 days before departure.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
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Qantas AirwaysOverall score based on 4882 reviews
8.1Boarding
7.7Comfort
8.4Crew
7.9Entertainment
7.6Food
Airline reviews
Cons: "Qantas always gives great service"
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Cons: "Qantas always gives great service"
Pros: "Good entertainment, tasty food, easy boarding and disembarking"
Cons: "nil"
Pros: "All as expected."
Cons: "Crew could have been more pleasant."
Cons: "They didn’t leave my food. They took it away."
Pros: "Great flight. Efficient and great service."
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable.. glad it was only a few hours."
Pros: "The seats were comfy."
Cons: "I booked through Budget Air and was initially online able to confirm seats and meals for my husband and I online with Qantas easily. Months out my flight was cancelled and I was rebooked onto a later flight that would have made us miss all of our transfers to our honeymoon on Fitzroy Island. Because I had booked through 'a 3rd party' Qantas refused to assist me. I managed to convince budget air to change our flights. We were moved to a jetstar flight from Melbourne to cairns. I had to confirm that this had occurred and go through multiple people online to reallocate seats and food options for my husband and myself again. Only my luggage allowance was carried across to jetstar and neither of our meal allowances were. When it came to online check-in with jetstar I could not check my husband in online only myself. I spoke to multiple people online who all confirmed they didn't know why or there was no problem and we should just present ID and check in in person. When we got to the airport Qantas had not transferred the e-ticket code across for my husband's booking and this is why we could not check him in online. The jetstar staff had to try to get his original booking code from Qantas. As it turned out I had to original booking code through budget Air in my hand and had to assert this information to staff. Flying back we were able to check in online fine with Qantas. Our boarding passes printed different sizes but did not present a problem when we dropped off our luggage. When we sent to check in the staff member couldn't get the smaller pass to read and my husband had to assert that he also had it on his phone. Despite all of my online conversations the aisle seat was allocated to me and not my husband who required it because of a medical condition and the flight was 30min delayed. We won't be traveling with Qantas or jetstar, or booking through budget Air again."
Cons: "Flight attendant kept forgetting to turn the entertainment back on after an announcement. Flight attendant sounded unprofessional over PA Would like more snacks - savoury and sweet, instead of just savoury. Snack was not sufficient for a 3 hour flight landing at 9pm. Had to wait on plane while airbridge was brought to the plane so everyone could disembark - “they weren’t expecting the flight!!” Whole flight still waiting for luggage after 55 minutes of standing at carousel and only after 55 minutes an announcement to say handlers are tending to a departure and we have to wait another 10 minutes - a whole hour for luggage - take carry on only next time!!!! 4 flights collecting luggage from the one carousel!!"
Pros: "Boarding was very efficient and on time - flight was exceptionally smooth and arrival in Brisbane was 45 minutes early - keep up yjr good schedule"
Cons: "Not much to mention at this point - all good"
Cons: "In flight wifi and entertainment didnt work"
Pros: "Qantas staff unfailingly helpful and courteous."
Cons: "A more suitable lunch that could be eaten more easily , the quiche in a fidley box and nothing to w eat it on was trying."
Pros: "Helpful staff, well informed"
Cons: "My family of 4 were not seated together even though all four tickets were purchased together in the same booking. After booking through KAYAK for flights, the on-line check-in process was a nightmare with the KAYAK booking number not matching the information required by QANTAS. As my children were all spread over the plane, and two son's look very similar, a hostess almost did not serve one of my son's a meal as she believed my son had already received a meal further forward in the plane. Thankfully, upon checking, the hostess realised that it was a case of mistaken identity."
Pros: "Landing"
Cons: "There was no entertainment on board. There was provision for iPads in the backs of the seat, but none provided. There were drop down TVs but the audio was not working. Had I known in advance that this would be the case, I would have been able to prepare my own device and headphones."
Pros: "Complimentary Inflight drink and the effort from crew to accommodate English second language passengers in my row."
Cons: "I could not eat the food"
Pros: "Entertainment for the kids Healthy food The crew were great and interactive"
Cons: "Too much pressure for the ears"
Cons: "Qantas mucked up my seating and then tried to tell me maybe it was just my use of the booking system."
Pros: "Everything was great - arrived early. Excellent service."
Pros: "good"
Pros: "Overall good flight and staff nice and friendly"
Cons: "Nothing comes,to mind"
Pros: "Great entertainment and new release movies. Food was great"
Cons: "The man in front kept jamming his chair into my knees just so he could get back as far as he could, despite the only thing stopping this was my actual legs, when I tried to explain that he got a little abusive. Iv got got some light bruising on my right knee. Food was better then expected and am happy to fly Qantas again"
Pros: "Staff were friendly, boarding was efficient, and in-flight service was unobtrusive."
Cons: "To be honest, I really wish Qantas would include Bejewelled in their games offerings."
Pros: "The flight was on time. Crew was pleasant."
Cons: "The food was terrible."
Cons: "Food, I cannot get an option to have a Cheese platter. The food has been prepared too far in advance and is tasteless and full or preservatives."
Cons: "The dinner meal was dried and pretty disappointing as was the media selection in coach vlass"
Pros: "Thank you Qantas I enjoyed the flight, the service was excellent. Cabin crews were friendly. Overall excellent."
Cons: "There is nothing that I dislike."
Pros: "Business class seats are private and allow for lay flat sleeping"
Cons: "Would have prefered to fly Emirates."
Cons: "They do not offer any options to passengers who have allergies i.e Onion and Garlic"
Pros: "Smooth flight, good breakfast options, easy check-in, flight was on time."
Cons: "I"
Pros: "Helpful service and comfortable seats"
Pros: "Comfortable plane. Good entertainment. Very nice chicken salad. Friendly staff."
Cons: "The soggy pies were a bit, well, soggy ... The changeover at Dubai seemed unnecessary. Having to go through security tho get from airside to airside was a bit daft. The crew gave little information on how that changeover was going to happen, and when they did it was just before landing."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "None"
Cons: "I hadn't had time to organize Australian currency before flying from Beijing. The flight from Sydney to Brisbane did not take credi card."
Pros: "I had an exit row seat so being tall this was very much appreciated"
Cons: "no problems"
Pros: "Snack and Qantas Entertainment app"
Cons: "Nil"
Pros: "The no fuss but highly professional approach of the cabin crew. The level of comfort in the cabin, with a business class upgrade."
Cons: "I dont like having to track the distance through the outside lounge in both directions to get to the Business Lounge. The Business Lounge is frequently busy and noisy. Very hard to conduct a phone conversation from."
Cons: "Flight delayed for 8 hours. Flight was to leave at 6.20am but left at 2.30pm. My whole day wasted. Very trying and begin in the airport at 4.00am for reporting and this happens.."
Pros: "Amazing crew and staff."
Cons: "No vegetetarian food option, seat 16f was soiled, fold down tray had sticky residue from previous flight(s)."
Pros: "Qantas Launge"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "I didn't ask for any upgrades, but the ground crew were attentive enough to offer me a direct flight back which was 30 minutes earlier. Everything was perfect. Food, seats, entertainment. Can't complain about anything."
Cons: "Not much of a biggie, but one of the middle aged lady flight attendant was a little rude. Perhaps had a bad passenger before serving me."
Pros: "Staff friendly. Dinner served on flight. Unexpected but welcomed and delicious. Arrived on time. Thank you Qantas (((:"
Pros: "The Singapore Qantas lounge is well set up, despite one or two small issues. Boarding was easy after the usual Singapore gate lounge procedures. On board the crew (led by Brigita) could not have been better. I LOVE the 1 -2 - 1 business configuration. Meals and refreshments on board were just great and I enjoyed that the crew didn't disturb me (Emirates are particularly rude in this regard) when it was clear I was sleeping until descent."
Cons: "Qantas, being an Australian airline, I am clueless as to why, in the airline lounge: Australian Sauvignon Blancs are not available (NZ phewee!) Bundaberg Rum (Ozzie icon) is not available. For a major hub, it is also not clear why a separate business lounge doesn't operate."
Cons: "Boarding was terrible. No announcement when it was late."
Cons: "Small plane and short flight so given a small snack but no entertainment."
Pros: "Lacks a bar and for that reason is a touch behind Virgin Australia internationally. Great seats though"
Pros: "Direct flight to Brisbane. Cheerful crew doing their best with what they had to deal with."
Cons: "Late departure. Remote boarding gate to bus. Even more remote field from which plane departed. Overcrowded flight. Poor quality food. Access to Qantas Club denied (only for first class passengers)"
Pros: "Like the staff -so down to earth Australian -no airs and graces like some other airlines. No fuss service. Always very helpful.You actually get food and drinks gratis on Qantas! The craft are always clean and well maintained. Easy to check in on line too. Offered in flight entertainment but didn't require it."
Cons: "We boarded a bit late -so there was a bit of waiting around without being advised of what was happening. But we figured when we saw a man in a wheel-chair being helped on before everyone else that -that was the issue. So happy to wait."
Cons: "Hot food disgusting."
Pros: "I booked by flight last minute due to a family emergency overseas. As such, I arrived to the airport a little later than I should have, the passengers had boarded the flight. The ground crew couldn't have been nicer in expediting my boarding and getting me on the flight. I can't thank them enough. Top service. Thank you. The flight still arrived 25 min early after great snack and smooth flight."
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: "It would have been a normal trip but we were delayed about an hour in Cairns because the passenger count didn’t add up to what the computer said. This made it very tight to catch our next flight. Barely had time to use the bathroom."
Pros: "Crew great. Very grateful for the cuppa"
Cons: "Headrest low for a tall person. Shoulders sort of rested on it. Notconfy"
Pros: "Free WiFi and a snack of crackers and a dip."
Cons: "All good!"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment"
Pros: "Smooth access and staff persona."
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."
Pros: "Service helpful"
Pros: "Flight where great"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing?"
Cons: "The staff were very rude. The seats did not recline. The flight sucked. I will NEVER EVER FLY VIRGIN EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "I loved the food and friendly airline staff. They were very accommodating."
Cons: "I have no complaints."
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: "Good service, friendly staff. Amazing how fast they board a plane!"
Pros: "-Professional, clean. Staff seemed happy to be there. -Use of both front and rear boarding allows for faster departure."
Cons: "-Need clearer instructions or a crew member to direct passengers to front or back of plane. -In flight entertainment depends on predownload of an app."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable and ran smoothly"
Cons: "It left 50 mins so I got into Brisbane half an hour late"
Pros: "attentive service and relatively comfortable, easy boarding and disembarking"
Cons: "Meal/snack/food was atrocious, was the most disappointing excuse of a snack. We had a choice of a few pieces of cut apple or an extremely thin sad looking granola bar. Expect airlines that offer “full service” to offer something better for the price, also the fact that no fixed TVs or iPads and you have to use your phone to watch movies, at least get a phone holder on the back of the seat."
Pros: "Priority boarding is great"
Pros: "Quick and efficient once we boarded"
Cons: "Seats small. One crew member had massive attitude Was getting very upset at Asians who kept trying to switch seats. She was, in my opinion, unprofessional with her comments and was taking it very personal."
Pros: "crew"
Cons: "nothing"
Pros: "The staff and service was nice and friendly. The plane took off right on time and I liked that it even arrived early. The price was good too."
Cons: "No headphones offered like Qantas."
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"
Pros: "Check in was easy and the flight was on time. Good service"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "legroom too small and food was minor snack."
Pros: "Courteous, friendly staff."
Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Na"
Pros: "Great plane, good service and attitude of the flight attendants."
Cons: "We were delayed due to weather. Nothing the airline can do about it. But still do t like it. Great"
Pros: "Great boarding and efficient flight"
Cons: "The crew - unsmiling, unfriendly and seemed to hate their jobs. Food - meusli bar !"
Pros: "Boarding procedures were good, check in went smoothly."
Cons: "Horrible attitude of crew, didn't appear to care for their passengers or concerns. No entertainment available and assistance for such not provided even when requested. Food ?"
Pros: "Easy bording process. Left early and smooth flight."
Pros: "The flight was very good."
Cons: "What I didn't like was having my flight changed from the original 7 pm to 5 hours earlier! It messed up our arrangements and meetings with others."
Pros: "The checking-in in Perth domestic terminal was very fast. The flight was less uncomfortable than usual for the economy class."
Cons: "The lack of food options."
Pros: "Flight attendants recognized my discomfort, asked about pain. Gave me ice, pain medication and water for my toothache. Great job."
Cons: "The toothache."
Pros: "Like the corporate image & modern design of different facilities etc. The check-in was nice & smooth."
Cons: "No greeting or smile from crew staff (I think it's important as it shows welcoming)."
Pros: "Service"
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: "Professional service"
Cons: "Food was not very appetising"
Pros: "Agent service"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "Departed on time. Nice smooth fast flight"
Cons: "Food"
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"
Cons: "Food"
Cons: "I wish that there were places for me to plug in my chargers"
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"
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Landing"
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