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FebruaryBest time to beat the crowds with an average 9% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 21% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,703(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$546or less

Good deal one-way

$596or less

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Qantas Airways
Overall score based on 4,868 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

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Pros: "screen, ubs charger"
Cons: "be more careful with luggage; 8 flights on this trip and it would be this last one that my luggage cover was lost, and it wasn't a cheap one."

Cons: "Qantas is always delayed leaving"

Pros: "Crew was amazing, first time on Economy Premium, really worth it."

Pros: "Arrived safely"
Cons: "Horrible check in process from Syd to Melb. Leaving No time to make flight Horrible transit through Melb - missed connecting flight back to sydney Overall not great"

Pros: "Everything was fantastic!"

Pros: "The crew were so incredibly friendly and helpful! The food was delicious, and entertainment was great."
Cons: "Nothing. It was a great flight."

Pros: "Same as previous answer!"

Pros: "Food was ok."
Cons: "More information about the ongoing delays. Cabin crew seemed aloof."

Pros: "The friendly crew, space for my legs and the food."
Cons: "The entertainment gadget was faulty."

Cons: "Baby stroller was sent to baggage claim. I had to walk with small baby and a bunch of bags through all steps instead of using the stroller."

Pros: "Pillow and blanket made the trip much for comfortable"

Cons: "The most uncomfortable chair I have even sat in, I arrived home 5 days ago and my back still hurts."

Pros: "Crew were generally friendly."
Cons: "Food was appalling. Told I had no choice and then what I got was inedible. Wine selection very small also. Two toilets for all of Business Class - always busy, super small and really substandard."

Pros: "Dreamliner plane"

Pros: "Personality and communication with passengers by Asian-featured cabin crew team member in my area was excellent Movies selection very good"
Cons: "Quality of food seems to have dropped."

Pros: "Comfy flight. The staff were really helpful."

Pros: "Hot food"
Cons: "Need 34-36" pitch minimum for long haul flights. Grumpy crew"

Pros: "The quietness of the flight not to many over the speaker announcements"
Cons: "My center headphone peice didn’t work so I couldn’t watch a movie the whole flight or listen to music. No sound"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I was not able to board the plane and was told that I needed to apply for ETA. I did and was not able to do it online. Then I needed to call the embassy about a required visa as a visitor. None of this was presented before. I have not traveled to Australia before, so I had no idea this needed to be done. As of now I am still at home trying to find a solution to this requirement."

Cons: "They do not offer any options to passengers who have allergies i.e Onion and Garlic"

Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "Airline needs to be more geared to satisfying customer."

Cons: "Bathrooms were disgusting, plane was dirty"

Cons: "The delay was just disappointing"

Pros: "The crew were so so friendly, as are most Australians, I've come to learn. I love the complimentary adult beverages!"
Cons: "I have no complaints that are unique to Qantas and this flight (cramped leg room, okay ish food, etc.)."

Pros: "I was accommodated excellently as I required wheelchair access and ease and comfort as I was recovering from major surgery. The return seating in upper level was most appreciated . A big thanks to the cabin crew especially Oscar."
Cons: "When I originally had to call to organise seating requirements and wheelchair access, I was in hold for 1.5 hours before I spoke to someone ."

Pros: "Thank you for keeping track of our luggage throughout the massive delays and rebookings."
Cons: "Gate staff at all locations seemed stressed, under informed and overwhelmed."

Pros: "Overall, one of the best international flying experiences I have ever had."

Pros: "Professional efficiently run airline, end to end."
Cons: "As always for any airline it wouldn't hurt or cost much more if the food serves were just a little bigger,"

Cons: "The wheel on my bag was smashed..."

Pros: "Friendly cabin attendants"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"

Cons: "I didn't have a seat for good 2 hours from the time I boarded & was hoping that I might have been compensated in some way"

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)"

Cons: "tv monitor didn't work well."

Cons: "Delays at the airport Economy very uncomfortable Crappy food"

Pros: "Everything was fine. I have flown with Qantas many times, and it was same as usual"
Cons: "I had no problems"

Cons: "Do you really need to be provided with a meal at 11pm just after departure? A decent snack pack would be a better get, and allow people to get to sleep."

Pros: "Arriving back in Australia"
Cons: "Being 2 hours late because there was a passenger on board sick they should never of been allowed to board the plane. This was very badly managed by the staff on the ground staff. Very poor leg room the rude passenger in the seats in front of us reclined right from take off to landing wa very hard to get out of our seat to stretch or go to the bathroom"

Cons: "Five hour delay due to faulty maintenance at LAX. Pilot (rightly) refused to fly until maintenance work correctly completed. Plane then diverted to Brisbane to change crew, en route to Melbourne."

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The plane was freezing cold even with multiple layers and a blanket"

Pros: "Should have put me on one of the Qantas flights that left sooner, no explanation, no compensation."

Pros: "Nothing! !"
Cons: "Flights delayed for 4 hours. .service poor. .after 14 hours another 25 min waiting on runway. .and 35 min waiting for luggage. Qantas-NEVER AGAIN! !"

Cons: "Food and cramped seats"

Pros: "Entertainment system was good as usual"
Cons: "No food on plane due to issues after extended delay Woke up 4 1/2 hours before flight due to land with a frozen orange juice and a muffin. Too much wind to land and a final vomitus landing. Not the best."

Pros: "Paying for extra leg room was the best investment. Coming home was even better than going across as we were traveling through the The crew were sensational, obliging, friendly and accommodating. For long haul economy flights, I was really impressed. Will definitely continue to travel with Qantas."

Pros: "This leg leaves me usually very hungry. Crew gave me extra meals after service was complete Thanks!"

Pros: "Everything. Personal service, excellent food and entertainment plus very comfortable."

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