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|August||Best time to beat the crowds (22% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (29% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|C$ 581||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
|C$ 413||or less|
Good deal one-way
|C$ 266||or less|
KLM, Qantas Airways and Jetstar have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Sydney to Denpasar. Confirm policies on booking site.
An average direct flight takes 6h 45m, covering a distance of 4622 km.
There are 21 (direct) flights between Sydney and Denpasar per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar (C$ 900) and Garuda Indonesia (C$ 914), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Virgin Australia (C$ 682) and Multiple Airlines (C$ 770).
KLM flies 7 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), Qantas Airways flies 7 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), Jetstar flies 7 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
From Sydney to Denpasar, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Denpasar back to Sydney , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Denpasar Bali Ngurah Rai, also known as Denpasar Airport.
Private transport is the best way to get from Denpasar International Airport to Bali, though there are buses that will connect you to various resort towns around the island, such as Kuta, Nusa Dua and Seminyak. Taxis and Uber can be found outside the arrivals area and will take anywhere from one to two hours depending on traffic conditions.
There are several airlines that offer non-stop flights from Sydney to Denpasar, which is the main gateway to the island of Bali. A few of the air carriers that provide direct flights to Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar International Airport) are Qantas, Virgin Australia and Garuda Indonesia.
The relatively new International terminal has a modern shopping zone that features all the premium retail brands like Gucci, Giorgio Armani and Montblanc, or you can browse the perfume & cosmetics ‘street’ with names such as Clinique, Lancome and Estee Lauder, while you can find alcohol and cigarettes at DuFry Duty-Free.
Denpasar is the capital of the Indonesian island of Bali, therefore there are several international and regional air carriers that use Denpasar International Airport as a hub of operations. Among the airlines that do are Garuda Indonesia and Indonesia AirAsia as well as the budget airlines Lion Air and Wings Air.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The cre was really nice and very attentive."
Cons: "The flight left the gate an hour late without giving us any explanation, I missed my connecting flight. The airline did offer a hotel to stay in, but no other apology or explanation was given to about 15 of us who missed a connecting flight."
Pros: "The crew was really sweet and making sure passengers were comfortable."
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "Bathrooms could have some lotion for dry skin"
Pros: "The flight crew/staff were professional and very helpful and accommodating to the passengers from check in to deboarding."
Cons: "Seats were a little close, especially for a long flight, with meals. Tight fit to be maneuvering, literally rubbing elbows."
Cons: "Qatar’s food is great! Feels like five star dining. Attendants are helpful and friendly."
Pros: "Easy and efficient boarding process, great Tv episodes selection"
Cons: "Staff was slow to remove plates after eating"
Pros: "As always the crew was so nice...really catered to our needs on the long flight."
Cons: "Qatar Airways are the best"
Pros: "The crew was good. Good movie selection."
Cons: "The food. The vegetarian meals were both noodles. And the meals were not very healthy. Too high calorie. I couldn’t figure out how to customize my meals On the Qatar app"
Cons: "Headphones- only one channel."
Pros: "Excellent-18 hour flight but Qatar really looks after you. Crew amazing and food is pretty good."
Pros: "The flight attendants were outstanding. Anticipated requests, were readily available and attentive without hovering over you. QSuite was superb. Food was excellent."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was fantastic."
Cons: "Entertainment on the Boeing 777 suffered from access problems"
Pros: "Crew was good! Food was good! Boarding was on time !"
Cons: "Economy comfort could be better."
Pros: "The crews are awesome"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly"
Cons: "I was made to gate check my hand luggage."
Cons: "Narrow 2x2 sleeper seats are really narrow and feel much too close to one another. ."
Pros: "Fabulous crew, good choice of food and drinks and served whenever you want it. Good array of entertainment on offer but our flight was a 'sleeper' so after a fumble with the controls and the limited new releases, I opted to read instead. Seats are comfy and spacious, much wider than Emirates in the same class (who offer only an extra 1/2 inch width over economy). Amenity kit a quality piece that is both practical and useful."
Cons: "Crew seemed to have stopped referring to the passengers by name and offer a less-personalised service in Business than we have become accustomed to. The food choices while good, have been paired back as have the selection of wines."
Pros: "Everything was good - food, entertainment, on time."
Pros: "I loved the service. All of the attendants were really nice and helpful."
Cons: "My tv on both 12 hr and 8 hr flights didn’t work well and the food wasn’t the best. Also they ran out of food options when they got to me twice."
Pros: "The food and service was wonderful! Easy smooth flight, made 9 hours fly by!"
Pros: "I had never heard of Qatar Airways before I booked a 24hr flight to and from Sydney, Australia. I only did this on the suggestion from a friend that stated Qatar Airways was "alright". So for the price I thought what the heck! I was extremely pleased with the service from the cabin crew. They are always polite, professional, and well trained compared to my previous favorites Delta and Lufthansa. The seats were comfortable (as comfortable as Economy and 24hours of flying can be), the entertainment and aircraft were state of the art, and the food was outstanding for airline food. If I get the chance in the future I will definitely choose Qatar Airways for long trips."
Cons: "Other rude or snotty passengers taking up the crews time and attention for no reason. But as I stated in the "positive" side of this review, the crew handled these impolite individuals with a smile and polite attitude. Kudos to Qatar Airways."
Cons: "Connecting Qatar flight should have been held, instead wen had to spend 9 hours in the airport until next flight"
Pros: "Big seat"
Pros: "Very affordable flights, good value for money. Most of the journey from Sydney to Oslo (via Doha) went qiluite smoothly)."
Cons: "The only thing I didn’t like about the experience was the fact that you can only check in one piece of luggage on economy class, and one very sour individual at the gate when boarding."
Pros: "quick eficient"
Cons: "long flight"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and I liked that they didn’t make many announcements which can often keep passengers awake when they’re trying to sleep. Lights were kept off for the duration of the 14 hour flight which was good."
Cons: "I felt that the service was slow and the food was poor. Water was not offered during the flight as is the norm with other airlines. Toilets should be cleaned more regularly. Advertising at the beginning of the inflight entertainment became very repetitive when watching short tv shows."
Pros: "service and staff was polite & friendly"
Pros: "Food is good"
Cons: "Economy seat"
Cons: "the wifi was average at best. I get that we there are limitations...but if the service is going to be this poor, make it free & unlimited."
Pros: "All the stewards were so friendly and helpful. The facilities were very well serviced and so you forget that the plane was 100% full, despite long queues to the toilets. I would fly again with Qatar Air for sure."
Pros: "The staff was very accommodating and were able to provide me a seat with more leg room last minute."
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "I will never fly this airline again! Terrible customer service. Would not offer us complimentary airport hotel stay for a 19 hour layover. Wanted us to switch and pay to an earlier flight. Never again."
Cons: "I planned a wonderful vacation for my birthday only to face a horrible experience. Not only was the flight uncomfortable, but my television did not work. There was a huge box underneath the seat in front of me which prevented me from stretching my legs outward. The television was on but the screen itself wasn't operating. I reached for the remote located in the armrest only to find the entire piece missing. Only the base was there. I asked the flight attendents three times if I can move to an empty seat and they said "give me a moment". The moment never came. I really expected more from this airline."
Cons: "Front row with a toddler meant that we couldn't lift the armrests up and get her to lay down. She had to lie on the floor, but when we hit some turbulence, we had to wake her and sit her back up with us. The second part of the leg was much better as we were on a normal row seat"
Pros: "Have flown emirates and etihad business - now sampled the best by far. Qatar's a380 was incredible but the a330 on wind leg whilst not as nice was mademupmfor by the best crew I have experienced ever - WOULD NOT HESITATE TO FLY AGAIN"
Cons: "The Oryx system lackedmin recent movies ....that's the only complaint"
Pros: "The flight was on time and boarding was fast"
Cons: "Poor communication about transfers. I also had to throw away 20 pounds of things or get charge $800"
Pros: "'Low cal meal for you?' Sorry embarrassing. Nothing low cal really bread butter potato corn thing ... kinda gross, just ate rice which is not low cal. Still waiting for my luggage ... driver will now have waited over an hour... sorry ..."
Pros: "Crew were wonderful, spacious legroom."
Cons: "Boarding was crazy."
Pros: "Checkin was really quick, needed to have some facilities for the passengers who have more than 8hrs layover."
Cons: "The crew was not efficient or always looking for shortcut. The specific person assigned never recommended or gave any information about the amenities available rather was waiting to be asked uneasily and was not polite at all. Need to be trained more effectively for such a 5 star airlines."
Pros: "Flight was great, best over seas flight I've ever had!"
Cons: "My only complaint was that we had a 10 hour layover in Qatar....and it was when the city was closed down. So there was nothing for my new husband and I to do. I wish that the airline would have given us more direction and help. Or have us a room for the night"
Pros: "Good service, plenty of entertainment options, modern aircraft."
Pros: "they have a good movie selection"
Cons: "it took awhile for us to get our bags in denpasar."
Pros: "Amazing airline with excellent crew and ground staff ever willing to help!"
Pros: "The service given from the crew from the moment i checked in was amazing. The flight was smooth and went well. The music and movie selection could be a little bit better. The food was good, but the portion was small and it feels limited. But overall it was amazing experience considering i got a really good price for this flight! Thank you, Qatar."
Cons: "The food portion was small and feels like during the flight the food or i might say snack was limited. The music and movies selection needs a little update and upgrade. I was pretty upset that from LA to Denpasar both the aircrafts didnt have wifi."
Pros: "Crew Boarding"
Cons: "Food Not so comfy"
Cons: "Too late."
Cons: "I had gotten two tickets.I didn't book two tickets for one trip.Please give me back my money."
Pros: "The plane was 3 +3 so it was small. The flight crew were sweet."
Cons: "The movies were limited,. There was no vegetarian option, only meat. The food was pretty basic and pretty bland."
Cons: "It's impossible to contact them to arrange infant seats, their HK office phone number rings out and isn't manned and the other country offices keep on redirecting our queries there. They also changed and cancelled our flights 6 times."
Pros: "Big plane, excellent entertainment on seat, excellent food, nice crews."
Cons: "Passengers with children & elderlies should be boarded first for priority, for strict implementation."
Cons: "New Aircraft with more seating space"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and accomplished. The in-flight entertainment was great. If the opportunity presents itself, I’ll defini fly Garuda Indonesia Airlines again!"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Baggage claim in Bali very slow"
Pros: "The crew was super nice and I felt comfortable during the 6h flight"
Cons: "Since I had to cancel the flight due to personal problems at home, it would have been better if you hadn’t reminded me of the missed opportunity by asking me to review said flight. This has caused me emotional stress."
Cons: "Too cold in the aircraft !! So so cold"
Pros: "Helpful crew staff who assisted arranging our next connection flight."
Cons: "Food quality can be improved."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Old plane, walking distance to board the plane is so far"
Pros: "Food and beverage service"
Cons: "45 minutes delayed when departing"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Food was terrible"
Pros: "As above"
Pros: "On time and good service from. Cabin crew"
Pros: "Flight was normal. Nothing special. Flight wad on time."
Cons: "Boarding didn't commence as started"
Pros: "Check in at Perth Airport extremely helpful. Husband has health problems. They offered priority boarding and luggage. Priority was not a priority at all at Denpasar."
Cons: "The plane was very squished up, seating, no leg room and difficult with one aisle to get past other passengers and staff. Toilet very small.."
Cons: "The flight was on time, everything on schedule. Everything was good"
Pros: "Just a very nice. flight. No worries."
Pros: "Very friendly staff, excellent service, good food and clean facilities, smooth flight and great landing. On-time departure and arrival. Really a great experience!"
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."
Pros: "Food and service is excellent"
Pros: "We were the only flight at the airport and got to walk out to the plane and board directly. Ground crew lined up and waved good-bye as we pulled out to runway. Very friendly attendants. No wait, arrived 10 minutes early."
Cons: "Small seats and minimal food and drink options but the flight was only 90 min so not important."
Pros: "Clean, proper plane."
Cons: "Unhealthy food, full of sugars and fat."
Pros: "Smooth flight on time including lunch service. Good entertainment system. Friendly attentive crew."
Cons: "Low quality food. On arrival in Bali walked a long way inside terminal down corridors and up-down stairs without anyone guiding disembarking passengers and without signs guiding us. We even passed other passengers in the halls boarding their flights. So disorganized!"
Pros: "Service and comfort during fly"
Cons: "A but delay"
Pros: "All the flight handling is fine all the way from Perth up to Jakarta"
Pros: "All excellent, including service and food."
Cons: "Boarding time is not punctual."
Pros: "Garuda have one of the best service and the crew always smiling and helpful. The new seating is very nice and conformable. The food is very nice."
Cons: "The one thing I don't like about Garuda is so many announcements. They want to announce every things that happens. There is a reason why the seatbelt signs are there. You don't have to say what we will have in the menu as we have it. The entertainment system is has average collection and they are not organized. That includes the movies. The music section is terrible, I was not able to recognize any of the artist. It is sad that they don't take their entertainment system seriously. With their service and new fleet, you will expect to have a great entertainment system but sadly it is not."
Pros: "Planes are confortables"
Cons: "Always late ? 3 flights this week with Garuda all 3 be delays. How they get away with this.."
Pros: "Prompt checkin and smooth on boarding"
Cons: "Didn’t like the food, the economy tight seats and to have to pay around 1000us $ for a potential upgrade in business class Other airlines upgrade elite passenger for free"
Cons: "Boarding staff don’t have a clue. They are there for the airline not to help the traveler. Problem is they are the only carrier in the area. That being said.... they are better than Lion Air but that is not saying much. No real choice...."
Pros: "Other Airlines that sent extra planes to evacuate their patrons!"
Cons: "Garuda canceling my flight from Bali to Singapore and not rescheduling it for 3 days despite the Airport reopening the next day after a short closure for Volcanic Actvity"
Pros: "Food and beverage excellent. I bid for business flight but didn't get. Economy for a short 6 hour flight was acceptable."
Cons: "That the return flight is overnight so we've had to choose jetstar on the way back"
Pros: "The quality of the food was truly outstanding. A personal chef on board - very happy to vary the food to get it just right, Also to suggest an alternative. I asked for something with a little spice. The flight attendent suggest one dish but then discussing it with the chef he suggested alterning another. Presentation expectional."
Cons: "The cabin is good but the style is a little old fashioned compared to other airlines - although the cabin wasn’t tattty. In the same way that Emirates is really old fashioned to westerners eyes."
Pros: "Good food, modern plane, professional staff. Punctual"
Pros: "Staff, food, seats."
Cons: "Nothing really."
Pros: "Poor selection an d or updated often enough!"
Pros: "Easy and comfortable."
Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly and helpful. The seats were spacious and comfortable."
Cons: "The food could have been better."
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants with good food. The arrival time was scheduled, no delay."
Pros: "Crew members were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Knee room was very tight.."
Pros: "Great service and menu in business class. Best I have experienced."
Pros: "Super fast little flight. Nice that they include snacks on such a short leg."
Cons: "Unbearably hot plane before we pulled away. Someone dropped the ball on climate control."
Pros: "It was my first time flying with Garuda Indonia and i was pleasantly surprised by the service of the airline. The crew was very friendly and we even received a on-flight bag with socks and eye mask, something I only get in business class in other airlines! The food was food, for airline standards and had 2 meals and 2 light snacks despite only being a 5.5h flight!"
Pros: "On time, friendly crew and professional. Garuda is a great way to get around Indonesia!"
Pros: "Crew were good, aircraft was clean and flight left on time."
Cons: "The food. Unsure of what was served as no labelling or explaination from the crew and the food was very dry."
Pros: "I was surprised to get a snack on a 30 minute flight ! Very good. Crew and service was great !"
Cons: "The boarding process could be more organized - maybe starting with the back of the plane first."
Pros: "Seat space Crew Food Touch screen"
Cons: "Small tv screen Not many new movies"
Pros: "Food was super tasty and we were well looked after with refreshments"
Cons: "Lost one of our bags on the connecting flight. One of our bags were left at Sydney Airport and didn't get to us until 4 days later. Lucky we had travel insurance."
Pros: "The service on board was excellent and the flight atendants really nice"
Pros: "Seats reclined comfortably but were definitely cramped & crew was pleasant. I got my first choice on meals in both economy x while sitting in the front while headed to Oz and regular economy when sitting in the back on the way home."
Cons: "Only one drink service included, which came with the first meal. The rest of the options were water throughout the flight until breakfast when juice or coffees and teas were offered. Entertainment was a little dated, including HBO series from the early 2000’s rather than newer shows. Flight was an hour late without explanation & there wasn’t the starry night sky that I heard so much about. Overall I’d fly again if it was a good flight deal but I wouldn’t specifically seek the airline out when planning another trip."
Cons: "No organization in check in process. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. No control over situation."
Pros: "Crew was good, and water was served frequently."
Cons: "Got out late from Sydney and got stuck in a holding pattern in Bali. We had to take a shuttle to and from the plane was was cramped with screaming children. Due to the delay we got stuck at immigration for 50min. We weren’t told about the entertainment until already on the plane when we couldn’t download the app."
Cons: "No entertainment no food or drinks"
Pros: "Boarding in Sydney was easier than anticipated. Crew were good"
Cons: "Stop off in Darwin? Really? Star Alliance is a bit of a joke-poor coordination between VA and Air NZ. No lounge access given we’re Air NZ elite members"
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Lack of communication - flights to and from Brisbane to Sydney 2/3 hours late in departure."
Pros: "I missed the connection in Sydney to get to Cairns… So, still waiting to board the last leg of the flight. The airport in Sydney was really busy and it just took a while to go through customs, and baggage claims etc.."
Pros: "Good smooth flight and fine service."
Pros: "Easy access from both front and back of plane."
Cons: "Stewardess got frustrated with my son ( almost yelling at him) instructing him to open the shade after the flight ended speaking Chinese to him. Though my son is half Asian, he doesn't speak a word of Chinese, she should have started with English !!! It was a flight from Australia for god sake."
Cons: "Nice people but the seats are close so very tight fit for anyone over 5"5'"
Pros: "Seats, crew, boarding normal"
Cons: "No entertainment, food or charging port"
Pros: "Flight attendants were pretty good but not great"
Cons: "I had garbage that I tried to get rid of and the attendant told me to hold on to. I had to board the plane from outside and go up steps with my carry on."
Pros: "The plane was spacious, the food was good, the service was beyond expected. One of the best overseas aircraft I have been on. Seats were comfortable and spacious. I liked the movie choices & that you offered headsets, masks, ear buds and blankets."
Pros: "My bag arrived with me and was first on the belt."
Cons: "Shuttle bus at SYD delayed by construction. No entertainment system on flight."
Cons: "We were delayed transferring because of the Virgin bus being infrequent getting passengers between the international and domestic terminal and almost missed our flights. There was confusion trying to get our bags checked in as they were fast tracking people whose flights were after ours but not us. Then it was awkward being late and last on our connecting flight with everyone glarring at us."
Pros: "Wonderful staff, always smiling even though they were exhausted!"
Cons: "Too many kids. The child seated by me kept kicking me and climbing on me during the whole 13.5 hour flight. His parent did nothing. I had a 20 hour layover in Sydney arranged after the flight was booked due to changes."
Pros: "Plane is new, well kept"
Cons: "7kg limit for carryons is complete bollocks Going down a flight of stairs, across the tarmac, and up a flight of stairs to get on and off the plane reminds me of Propeller days, not 737s. Inflight entertainment: no displays. BYO smart phone and make sure the VA app is pre installed Cup of Soda is $3. Tried to add a 5th piece of luggage, but because it was booked through Kayak, I had to pay $70 a bag. (Blocked from adding bags) Overall: don't book using Kayak. Use VA site. And do homework before you pack."
Pros: "Helpful staff"
Cons: "Kids spilling drinks on me, no entertainment, no wifi"
Pros: "Not much to like, price was good, that's the only plus"
Cons: "Food is terrible, no entertainment, no blankets or pillows, simply best described as "basic"."
Pros: "Spacious seats with a LOT of leg room. Very friendly crew"
Pros: "Virgin does a great job for a great price. Having Resided in the USA for 12 years I've flow many times across the pacific on each of the airlines and I can confidently says they are lightyears better than any of the American Airlines. On my return trip from Sydney I had hit some extraordinary traffic and it took 2hrs to get to the airport in what is usually a 40min drive. This resulted in me arriving less than 1hour from the flights departure time, the checkin staff did what they could to keep me on the flight as planned. Staff in all areas were great, it always a fresh breath of air when I board a virgin Australia flight, so different than traveling in the US of A...."
Cons: "The Food on Virgin Australia is ok. From the United States to Sydney it was average, on the return leg the quality was much better. They served 2 meals and a mid-flight snack. Their snacks and water station Mid plane is a very welcome touch on the long haul flights. Perhaps one more pass with the full drinks cart will help them join the heavyweights at Qantas."
Pros: "Mostly everything"
Cons: "The seats were a bit cramped."
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "The plane was delayed. Why. Not quite sure."
Pros: "Service from the crew was good, however it would have nice to have been woken & offered lunch."
Cons: "Too many screaming children! Very cold."
Pros: "Nice flight comfortable"
Cons: "Landing was bit uncomfortable but that can be sometimes weather problems"
Cons: "Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included."
Cons: "To start things off the women at the ticket counter to check us in was the rudest woman I have ever dealt with whilst traveling. I wish I had her name. It seemed as if she'd had something against us, this was in Brisbane by the way."
Pros: "Plenty of food. Seats a good size , my husband is 6ft 5in and the economy seats were more comfortable than other airlines. The crew werer pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "The movie selection wasn't particularly great."
Pros: "Good food, quick flight, we had a fair amount of space"
Cons: "The hostess forgot to give us drinks and didn't even remember after everyone had been served"
Pros: "overall excellent service"
Cons: "Check-in process was terrible; all automated and designed to suck additional funds from your wallet. "Food" was toy-sized, and every beverage except tea, water and coffee costs extra. I'm going back to Qantas."
Pros: "Whole row to myself"
Cons: "Turbulence and I slept through to beverage/snack service"
Cons: "Breakfast was sub-par (bad frittata, beans and fatty bacon rasher). Fewer movie selections on inflight entertainment compared to previous USA-Australia trips."
Pros: "Hostess smile everytime"
Cons: "Virgin Australia staff were extremely unhelpful when I called from Sydney (20+hrs before landing in LAX) to find alternative flight to JFK due to snow. Their inability to rectify the situation on the spot resulted in all outbound flights to LA being full by the time I landed in LAX and a subsequent 3-day stay in LA… hence missing my wedding anniversary. Thankfully my husband purchased the first available ticket at US$1,000 and was able to get me back to NYC in time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I am extremely disappointed that Virgin Australia did not amend the flight when I first called - staff in LA further reinforced that Syd ground staff should have been more helpful. On top of all of this I had to pay US$120 for excess baggage due to 20kg restrictions - what international flight only allows 20kg. All in all this has been an extremely disappointing experience and I will not be flying virgin for any further international trips."
Pros: "On time and smooth"
Cons: "nothing specific"
Pros: "cheese and tomato SW"
Cons: "too many yuppies"
Cons: "No complimentary food, no entertainment, rude flight attendant"
Pros: "The flight crew was very attentive even w/ a full cabin. The flight itself was uneventful. On board entertainment made the 13+ hour flight less miserable. For economy class I felt like the amount of leg was generous."
Cons: "I food was not spectacular but it was adequate. My expectations for economy class are never high so I don't really feel this is a negative it was as expected."
Pros: "Like Virgin Australia's inflight entertainment app which works on board."
Cons: "Long lines for baggage drop in Sydney Domestic airport. That airport needs some improvement."
Pros: "It was a very welcoming experience from the flight crew"
Pros: "...we still arrived only 20 minutes late. The cabin crew was friendly and very efficient. I hardly waited at all for my bags."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and competent. The seats are fine but there is very little room to store anything within reach."
Cons: "Changed my flight at last minute and put me on a much later flight."
Pros: "Bumpy but I guess VA can't do much about that. Everything else was perfect. Thank you"
Cons: "I have a disability and they damaged my electric scooter which I use to get around. They expressed no concern at all and told me they took no responsibility for damage to anything they carried."
Pros: "Extremely comfortable travel experience"
Cons: "Too much plastic for the inflight meals"
Pros: "Hassle free no worrying about re arranging your bags or anything, they were friendly and everything was a breeze."
Pros: "Seat not very wide"
Cons: "Screaming kids in business & just behind business"
Pros: "business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar"
Cons: "Ok so. With ticket purchase you only get a carry on bag in economy. To pay for a checked 15kg bag is $68, but only if you pay ahead of time. If you pay at the counter it will cost you $100. The woman at our gate was completely alone, and clearly frustrated by the situation and kept radio-ing for information about where the rest of her crew was. They are flying 787 Dreamliner now and just squeezing as many people as they can on them. I am a 5’10” female and my knees were hitting the seat in front of me. Want to recline your seat? Go ahead, but the bottom of the seat now slides forward as well to compensate for the lack of space. So if you’re tall like myself, you can’t recline your seat because it forces your knees further into the seat in front of you. Lastly, they have this ‘amazing entertainment service’. It’s $8 to watch a movie or play a game of solitaire. Such a scam. Water is the only drink included and the power outlet in my seat didn’t work. They are exactly what they have always been, but dressed up nicer, cheap and crappy airline looking to make as much money as possible. Won’t be flying with them again. For the money I paid to check a bag plus ticket cost, I could have flown a much nicer airline. will do next time!"
Pros: "I liked that all connections were made"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that my luggage is lost."
Pros: "Safe airline. Kind staff."
Cons: "We could not check in online and waited over an hour to check in then due to our luggage had to wait in a separate line to pay. We arrived not knowing this is a budget airline and you have to pay for everything. Due to weight restrictions they forced us to check our carryon luggage for $100 AUD per item. They said their website tells you of this fee but 3rd party sites, such as Kayak, does NOT upon booking. We were very frustrated to be paying such a large fee to check our carry on luggage. Kayak should tell you about these hidden fees upon booking as the fees were in the fine print AFTER booking and we simply did not read the fine print. Very disappointed in the lack of communication from Kayak. Entertainment cost an additional $10 and their choices were limited, food and drinks also cost $ on the plane."
Pros: "Great aircraft! Love the 787, particularly in-flight power. Wifi would have been nice."
Cons: "2 hour line to check in, even with no baggage! Went from first to final boarding call over loudspeaker in <10 mins, so I had to run suddenly across the airport"
Pros: "I guess it was a good price for a flight"
Cons: "Jetstar charges for everything, including water."
Pros: "Boarding was fast and easy."
Cons: "Delayed for 2 hours."
Pros: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Pros: "Air conditioning comfortable"
Cons: "Will not travel again on jetstar as seating is very uncomfortable..not good for aussies probably suitable for asians who have shorter legs."
Cons: "I have never felt so uncomfortable in a plane. My knees were jammed against the seat in front of me. It was so close I was clasterphobic. Terrible experience"
Pros: "The crew was relatively nice."
Cons: "A lot of crying babies. No food or entertainment included for the 9.5 hour flight."
Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The plane was freezing, and there were no TVs for entertainment or blankets to help mitigate the cold"
Pros: "Everything except bag claim process"
Cons: "Baggage claim very slow"
Pros: "The basmati rice with free range chicken meal was surprisingly really tasty. I usually don't like airplane food, especially when you have to pay extra on board for it, but I was hungry on a 9 hour flight and had to order something."
Cons: "From the moment of boarding the staff seemed stressed out and over it. Not very friendly, especially when disembarking the plane in Honolulu. They didn't offer goodbyes or thank yous to passengers as we got off the plane."
Cons: "Seats did not recline. Only water provided. It's the greyhound of flights"
Pros: "Didn't check a bag, flight left on time, crew was good. Didn't buy any food onboard. I knew what to expect so everything was good!"
Cons: "Jetstar is the worst airline around. Its absolutely ridiculous that they charge you 10X more for checked luggage at airport check-in. When I booked my flight 5 months in advance, I didn't see the option of buying luggage (and also didn't think it mattered at the time because normal airlines like Delta, United, etc. charge the same rate no matter when you decide). Thank goodness I knew to buy luggage before getting to the airport but was still charge $60 AUD (when it would have only been $35 if I did it when I originally booked). And it would have been over $150 if I waited for the airport. WHO THE F CARES WHEN I DECIDE TO CHECK A BAG??? YOU STILL HAVE TO GO TO THE COUNTER NO MATTER WHAT. Jetstar is such a low class airline. Then they wanted to weigh my carry-on which was 9kilo (2k over the limit)... full of all camera gear. The guy literally started yelling at me, made me feel so uncomfortable, and my eyes began to water. He was screaming to another woman in front of everyone that I was WAY over the weight limit and was to be charged $210. He was extremely aggressive. (This was a moment I wish I would have whipped out my phone and took a video... would have gone viral). The woman wasn't any better either. At first she was really aggressive and I hadn't said a word. I just watched them react as if I brought a weapon. She raised her voice at me yelling about the stupid luggage being too heavy.... and at that point I told her that she needed to lower her voice and talk to me like a human (let alone a customer). At that point she did realize that she was being ridiculous and lowered her voice (I might even give her the benefit of the doubt and say the guy may have rattled her). I explained to her that I was carrying expensive camera gear and batteries (which you cannot put in checked luggage) and that I'd be happy to put it in the checked bag (especially since I had extra kilos that I hadn't used). She said I would need to sign a waiver exempting them from being responsible if anything was stolen from my bag. I politely said absolutely not. If you cannot get my luggage to my destination safely then I would happily not get on the plane and walk over to the Air New Zealand desk and buy a ticket. At that point she looked me up and saw how much I flew with them and then decided to let me on the plane. Which mind you, the plane was 75% EMPTY. After all that. Geez. Never again Jetstar. Never again."
Pros: "Few crew members who went out of their way to ease our frustration"
Cons: "Surprise expenses Most people who buy directly through the Jetstar website add baggage allowance. You don't get this option when buying on Kayak. Poor connection and wait time The long layover was annoying, and proved costly, too. You need to buy a Visa in Australia if your layover is longer than 8 hours. Kayak doesn't warn you about this, and so you have to collect your baggage, go through customs, and buy a Visa. In sum, Kayak shouldn't allow you to purchasing strings-attached tickets from this airline."
Pros: "Plane was spacious"
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. After making me check my carry-on for being too heavy, they lost it. Now I am in Bali with no clothes except the ones on my back."
Pros: "Didn't crash"
Cons: "Misleading baggage policy cost additional $150 for a single bag at check in. Agent unwilling to find a different fare / baggage rate. On board they charge everything. Seats uncomfortable, felt passenger behind knees into my back. Overall terrible, cheap airline."
Cons: "Surcharge up to $160 if exceeding 7kg of all your carry on bags (including personal item). Rude employees relating this info to me and my husband."
Cons: "There are no complimentary snacks. Also, we had to pay for the movies. I wish the entertainment was free like on all other airlines."
Pros: "I chose Jetstar for their price and the timing of flight. Living in Canada I was not familiar with the airline."
Cons: "At check-in we were forced to pay an extra $50. to check our carryon bags as there is a ridiculous 7kg limit for an international flight. Really?! This limit should be made clear before booking, next to the flight fee. Then we watched as people entered the plane with carryon that was clearly too big and heavy to be within the limit. They had obviously checked in on-line to avoid the fees. A lesson that encourages dishonesty. Really?! Then Jetstar wanted $4. for a cup of coffee in-flight. Really! And there is no alternative, other than going without, as no drinks can be brought on board given that security check is right at the gate. Crew were friendly and professional at all times and I felt sorry for them as they are the front-line for these ridiculous policies."
Cons: "Charged $285 for 1 checked bag! Wow. SCAM"
Pros: "The plane was relatively new."
Cons: "Boarding was late. Food selection was poor Entertainment choices were slim And obviously charging for luggage and food sucks."
Pros: "The tickets were cheap, but that's about all that was enticing about this trip, which doesn't say much since we had to pay for everything else."
Cons: "This was the worst budget airline I have ever flown with. We had to pay if we wanted to chose our seats, and then they didn't even give us the seats we paid for! We had to pay for all baggage. We had to pay for food and drinks on a 6+ hour flight. We had to pay for entertainment. And they were terrible about getting our bags out in a timely fashion."
Pros: "I am still in denpasar"
Cons: "The woman at the check-in desk was rude and seemed to delight in the fact that she could charge me a LOT of money for my checked bag. (I thought I had reserved a baggage allowance online but apparently hadn't. Instead of at least trying to seem like she was sorry to have to charge me such an exorbitant fee, she was smirking the whole time, as though she was getting some sort of commission on it.) Everything else was more or less standard for a budget airline. My experience with the woman at the check-in desk, and the ridiculous size of the fee--more than I paid for my ticket--have ensured that I will never fly Jetstar again."
Pros: "787 is great.But reserve exit row"
Cons: "pay for water"
Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable seats. Especially the head rests."
Pros: "The whole experience was good. It's better than most budget airlines"
Cons: "The movie selection wasn't geared to someone like me. I paid for the entertainment pack but ended up watching reruns of TVs shows I'd already seen."
Cons: "The Australian Jetstar staff at the airport was rude and unhelpful."
Cons: "Gate agent assumed we didn't speak English so she re-assigned us from an exit row to the back if the plane. Agent didn't ask us if we spoke Eng (we are native Eng speakers). When we realized what she was doing, she was surprised that we spoke Eng but continued to re-assign us. Extremely poor service. Will not fly Jetstar again."
Pros: "Jetstar provided a NZD25 voucher to all passengers for the disrupted flight."
Pros: "The check-in woman was a gem! Due to Australia's strict carry-on policy - one item, period - I had to repack my luggage, which contained a fragie printer that had been in my carry-on when I could have it AND a computer bag. The Jet Star allowed two checked pieces, and the agent gave me all the time I needed to make the changes. She then marked the bag fragile, and sent me to the oversize/fragile bay with it. It arrived in PNG rattled, but working normally.The woman was a peach!"
Pros: "The plane was nice and spacious, crew was friendly and captains were apologetic for all of the inconviences."
Cons: "The aircon was out the entire flight due to maintenance related issues that weren't fixed. We left an hour late and arrived an hour late also based on these issues."
Pros: "Food was good and crew provided good service."
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable but was more because person behind was large and kept digging their knees into my back. I was also not able to recline my seat because of their large size. I would have happily paid a little extra to be upgraded away from this passenger to ensure a more comfortable flight."
Cons: "Lack of communication So cheap and stingy they give Scrooge A run for his money."
Pros: "We were on our way from syd to bali and just before we reached ocean we turned around and headed back toward Melbourne. As upset as we were about that situation they were extremely accommodating. They said the Landon strip in Bali had broke so we couldn't land. They Bieber, gave us free coffee, tea and juices and gave us all free onboard entertainment. When we got to Melbourne they had set up free shuttle server and out us all up in a very very nice suite and gave us a voucher for breakfast which was more than enough! Then on our way back to bali they again gave us all free onboard entertainment. Very nice! Loved it!"
Cons: "Didn't like that they took so long to tell us about the problems on the landing strip. I thought we were being hijacked!"
Pros: "I liked the convenience of the airport and getting on the flight."
Cons: "I didn't like that there are a lot of hidden fees with Jetstar. I didn't realize you needed to purchase bags for the flight and was unpleasantly surprised when we got to the airport and were told it was going to be $160 to get our bags on our flight and that if we would be paid for it a day before it would have been substantially cheaper. Also, nothing was provided for free on the flight-not even water or the entertainment for a 6 hour long flight."
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Restricted carry on weight limit"
Cons: "The bogan passengers"
Pros: "Horrible airline. Can't understand the reservation people. Misleading on what you are paying for. Worst airline I've ever seen. Fly Virgin, which is much better."
Cons: "All the customer phone people speak in heavy accents you can't understand. Airline makes false statements on its website. Awful company."
Cons: "No entertainment or food at all even for long flight, all is sold individually. Even for really old movies you are charged, tv or anything at all!"
Pros: "The service was good, the staff were friendly"
Cons: "I was told I'd have a window seat for the flight and I had an aisle seat."
Pros: "Economical and value for money"
Cons: "We couldn't check in until an hour before boarding and weren't allowed to take the 2 carry-on bags each as advertised. Had to repack quickly to get the things that had to be hand carried (CPAP's, cameras, medicines, etc.) into the backpacks and then got charged $28/bag for the 2 bags that should have been carry-on. Unimpressed."
Pros: "They crew was fast and efficient."
Cons: "I felt like I had to pay for so many things as upgrades. To have an aisle seat, I had to pay extra. To take one bag that was less than 20 k, I had to pay extra. I paid extra for in-flight entertainment. My flight from Denpasar to Sydney did not have working entertainment; however, I did not get a refund for my entertainment purchase. The flight from Sydney to Denpasar had complimentary entertainment; again, no refund for the entertainment purchase."
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