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— Papua New Guinea
Jan 5 — Jan 121
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$1,986

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$1,033

Good deal one-way

$616
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
7.9
Qantas AirwaysOverall score based on 4874 reviews
8.1Boarding
7.7Comfort
8.4Crew
7.9Entertainment
7.6Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "Crew ok"
Cons: "Seat comfort and meals left a lot to be desired..."
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Pros: "Crew ok"
Cons: "Seat comfort and meals left a lot to be desired..."
Pros: "The crew was very nice."
Cons: "We received a food menu at the start of the flight, but didn’t get the mid flight snack that was shown, would like to have hotter coffee"
Pros: "Fantastic crew members who were very helpful with our infant."
Pros: "More comfortable than expected."
Cons: "Could not check in online or at the kiosk (the flight was part of an overall ticket bought on Air New Zealand). Only one checked bag per ticket, but we had an extra bag because of the international legs. An employee got us checked in, bags tagged, and convinced us to carry on one more bag."
Pros: "Good entertainment, tasty food, easy boarding and disembarking"
Cons: "nil"
Pros: "great crew"
Cons: "flight delayed - but that happens..."
Pros: "Great seats on the 787 dreamliner"
Pros: "Dear ok"
Cons: "Some of the Crew attitude could be better"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. The food delicious snd the chairs comfortable."
Cons: "Didn’t receive my luggage."
Pros: "Comfortable flight."
Cons: "Food and entertainment options."
Pros: "Best food and flight service EVER. Loved the net leg rests, pillows, blankets, entertainment selections"
Cons: "Seat arms didn't fold completely back between seats."
Cons: "Ran out of fruit for breakfast"
Pros: "On time flight ,no problems."
Cons: "All was fine."
Pros: "A 1950 flight from PVG-SYD and Qantas did everything well to gear it toward a restful flight."
Cons: "Not exiting from the front door after the flight while sitting in Business was slightly unpleasant."
Pros: "Flight crew is great"
Cons: "Didn’t like the the whole check in process. None of the system worked. Manual check in all the way and took so long. Not enough staff to service."
Cons: "Took forever to disembark from plane"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Awsome"
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."
Cons: "Didn’t make this connecting flight from Dallas"
Pros: "The on boarding process"
Cons: "The plan was in very poor clean conditions. The seats were discussing to sit."
Pros: "Staff were friendly but emeriates offer a much better overall service"
Cons: "Long wait times onew calling quantas customer service"
Pros: "Delay on LAX to bNE was too late for us to make the connection. And our bags were lost as a result."
Pros: "All the services"
Cons: "Flight attendants and staff were extremely rude and condescending"
Pros: "Quality & service."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "Excellent food, especially breakfast"
Cons: "Arriving at an external gate"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth and easy. Food and service on board was excellent. No hassle with baggage or hand luggage. Comfortable and able to use my One World Status and earn miles."
Pros: "Staff and flight was perfect otherwise."
Cons: "Flight delayed out of Melbourne."
Pros: "Price and first experience with Quantas"
Cons: "Didn't get to choose a seat and therefore got middles both ways"
Pros: "Great at all."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "I was surprised by the amount of food included in the fare. I was not expecting two full meals. I also appreciated all the movie choices. Thanks for making a 14 hour flight bearable."
Pros: "Great food and service, enjoyable flight home. Cabin was clean and seats as good as airlines are."
Cons: "What horrible uniforms...... they are shockers."
Cons: "I was not able to check-in on my mobile phone. I was not able to check-in at the Kiosk. I had to check my carry-on bag all the way through to Los Angeles."
Pros: "We were very needy due to being a large group with elderly passenger. The staff were very patient, tolerant and courteous with us"
Pros: "Snack and Qantas Entertainment app"
Cons: "Nil"
Pros: "Absolutely wonderful flying experience!!"
Cons: "A little more leg room would have been nice."
Pros: "I loved the food and snacks and the endless selection of movies and music"
Cons: "Leg space could be a bit better. When people put there seat back the back of their head was right in my face and so I had to recline mine back Hahaha"
Pros: "Everything. No complains"
Cons: "Transfer at Melbourne was erratic. But I think after renovation it should be ok. Otherwise perfect"
Pros: "The crew had to restart the entertainment system four times the Boeing 747 was nowhere near as comfortable as the Airbus we flew over from Los Angeles on"
Pros: "One of the flight attendants was not only friendly but interactive which was appreciated on such a long flight. They have a decent movie/TV selection."
Cons: "The headphones were poor quality so I would consider bringing your own to hook up to the port they provide. The food was mediocre but I don't expect a 5-star meal. The seats were not comfortable for 15 hours but I'm not sure I'd be comfortable in any seat for 15 hours."
Pros: "Staff were super accommodating and friendly. Best pillow I've had on a flight. Blankets were nice as well."
Cons: "Seats didn't accommodate my broad shoulders well. Seats seemed tighter than ones I've flow long distance on before ie. Iceland Air, New Zealand Air, and Emirates. Head phone jack is inside the seat arm rest which made it awkward when adjusting. No standard head phone jack but a converter is provided."
Pros: "Attentive crew Loved that they ranged in ages and races I also loved that the crew were helpful and cheery Crew interacted with my daughter well and always stopped to talk or smile at my daughter as they walked past Qantas are truly the best!"
Cons: "Not told that pretty much the only in flight entertainment required downloading the qantas app"
Cons: "cabin has too many seats on the lower deck."
Pros: "Quick and easy to board Overall everything was good Food was above average Crew were accommodating and friendly"
Cons: "Headphones poor quality"
Pros: "I enjoyed the entertainment system. Unfortunately, I discovered season 6 of "Game of Thrones" too late to binge the entire season. The crew was friendly-- it was as comfortable as a 16 hour flight in the economy cabin can be."
Cons: "I did not get much sleep-- I was watching movies and TV!"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Staff were great, comfortable seats, great movie selection. Food was so-so. The panini bread was a bit chewy/stale, and the fish was tasteless. But overall the flight was great."
Cons: "The food. See above."
Pros: "Movie selection and crew"
Cons: "The delay in lax My seat was cramped 40 C, is at a different angle and no leg room"
Pros: "The crew was attentive and kind."
Cons: "On both my flights, vegetarian wraps were served. They were really unappetising."

Everything was ok except that one of my checked in baggage which was new lost 2 of its wheels and so I filed a complaint and hope they would give comoensation. otherwise, everything was good!

Pros: "the seat are comfortable. Flight stewards are responding to anything I need but on the downside, lavatories are clogged most of the time ( maybe because too many are using it.) Another issue is the travelers card, the letters are printed too small that seniors like me can't read it inspite of the fact that I'm wearing my eyeglasses."
Cons: "The websites should be improved that allow users to login."
Pros: "Crew was very good. The food was better than most."
Cons: "The toilets should be checked for cleanliness more often, and supplies replenished."
Pros: "no flight yet"
Cons: "of course"
Pros: "Nice crew, direct flight to LAX."
Cons: "Philippines Airlines has two things it could improve on: one is the food, which is probably the worst of any airline I’ve flown on in recent years. But the thing that is most problematic is that it is not a member of any alliance. I live in Manila, but only for a year or two, so would be nice for those miles to be transferable. If PAL didn’t have the only direct flight from Manila to LAX, I would avoid the airline altogether for long international flights."
Cons: "Too cold on the plane, air is very dry, seats are very uncomfortable. The seats are hard. No cushion. No foot rest. Cup holders don’t work properly and my drinks tilt and spill. Bathrooms are dirty. Not baby friendly. Food is poor quality. I didn’t get a drink during my meal. I had to flag a flight attendant down to get juice."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Baggage delayed for days"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The ride..."
Cons: "Didn’t like the portion in Manila airport where they take away your passport! I understand you don’t have a say in that but maybe giving customers clear instructions or expectations would help"
Cons: "Clean the rest room and fix the lavatory"
Cons: "Got food poisoning from the potato salad, as did other Americans who were on our same flight"
Cons: "I have wheel chair and the crew of PAL is ignore it they dont like the same with Asiana and Korean Air they approuching us..."
Pros: "The crew was helpful and patient. Toilets were always clean."
Cons: "Beer was not available. Sometimes the type of food was not available in the coach class."
Pros: "None!!!!!!! Because i pay for my seat assignment and they give me the wrong seat and they say no refunds because they cannot allocate the seat assignment that i bought."
Cons: "They have should have a refund policy and they should have hire more profesional when in comes to customer service."
Pros: "crew was courteous overall."
Cons: "Younger male crew stewards spend a little too much time appeasing female passengers and female stewards. I asked a male steward for something very easy to do, instead he wasted about 30 minutes talking to two female passengers (that had moved from their assigned seats). Lacked discipline."
Pros: "not any games to play on the behind seat screen, it helps to pass the time..."
Cons: "The food was just ok,,,,could have been better.."
Pros: "Crew was nice and helpful. Seats were decent for economy."
Cons: "Charging outlets for non phone devices."
Pros: "The food was great and so was the entertainment."
Cons: "The service was overall very good, but the attendants would come drop off the food and then not come back to pick up the trash for an hour or so at times. Other than this, I would recommend"
Pros: "Crew was cold but quite busy."
Cons: "Checking in was very slow and boarding process was very poor!"
Cons: "The amount of time waiting for our luggage to come out. There was a good 15 mins of nothing"
Pros: "Food is better than most economy boarding and friendly cabin crew service."
Cons: "The tv screens and navigation feels dated, and earphones are a bit combersome. Probably got an older plane though."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Stop trying to be cute with boarding procedures. It adds more frustration as it is."
Cons: "The gate was too far"
Pros: "I observed that the crew were doing there very best to help with the passengers and their concerns. I also saw that they were on top with regards to cleanliness especially the lavatories. I also like how they treat each and everyone with respect especially the older people that we are with."
Cons: "PAL - Plane Always Late! it seems that this meaning to the acronym sticks really good with our flag carrier. I was observing and trying to get some information on what is happening or reason for our delayed flight but to no avail. The captain's explanation makes no sense. With a 3 hour delay, I knew and felt that It would not be a great ride because right from the very start it already started wrong. I was already stressed out from the very beginning even though i saw in the cabin crew's effort and super great service towards especially to our older passengers their dedication and passion to serve. I was really looking forward to this flight but I guess this was one of those days that all you could do is close your eyes and stretch your patience. One other bad experience was getting on Terminal 1. Great improvement but it could be still better. Can't connect to Wifi (its asking me my number on the US when I did not sign up for roaming and for sure will not be able to get the code that they will send on my number) Last year was better, just log on and boom! Impressively lightning wifi speed connection. No questions or log ins and you can safely assure and text your relatives waiting patiently outside that you are there waiting. I just wished we went to Terminal 2 instead. But I guessed it will also be the same because everything started on a bad start with that 3hour delay. They were lucky most of the passengers were excited to be home and sleeping!"
Pros: "Crew was very professional and was quick to address any needs of the customers"
Cons: "Better choice of foods"
Pros: "The treatment by the crew makes you feel like you’re home. Attendants were nice and helpful. Responsive."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed due to Korean air that was scheduled at 11:30, but our boarding was at 11:20. Then the bags took so long to get to the carousel. Other flights like the Qatar Air has bags waiting for the passengers. The SFO flight’s bags also were serviced better."
Pros: "Little less food."
Pros: "Landing was perfect"
Pros: "Lots of delayed flight"
Pros: "I liked that the lady at the front desk turned us away and we weren’t able to board our flight due to not having a passport that extended out six months to expiration."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I booked my flights months in advance and would have done this adjustment with Our ample time and not one person informed us about our passports from kayak or Philippine Airlines. It was disgusting that I had to lose my flight and not even receive any kind of courtesy from them or you as far as even a partial refund or any kind of acknowledgement. We just booked other flights without your product. Terrible experience. i am just appalled at the kind of service kayak offers."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "No entertainment at all. This particular Philippine Airlines flight (PR113) from Los Angeles to Manila of July 7, 2018 did not have TV monitors, not even a USB port. Yes, they were iPads to hand around but it was not enough for everybody. Yes, we have cellphones but without a USB port, how do we recharge our phones? Sure we have power banks -- but why would we use it up on entertainment when we will definitely need it to communicate once we get to Manila? For a short flight, fine. However, for a long haul flight of 13 hours or so? Have mercy!!!!!"
Pros: "We were led to board the aircraft early but ended up sitting inside the plane for half an hour past our scheduled departure time to await boarding of other passengers connecting from other flights."
Cons: "Long wait time inside the aircraft past the scheduled departure time to await other passengers connecting from other flights."
Pros: "Comfort and entertainment system"
Cons: "To late to board passengers,"
Cons: "Traveling with kids we paid the higher price for a supposely non-stop flight (other better airlines were cheaper with 1 stop). In reality, it made a refueling stop in Guam. This was not disclosed when we bought the tickets. We got an email the morning of the flight telling us the arrival was delayed by one hour still nothing about a stop. We found out when we were checking in at the airport. Then, while stop on Guam, we got email saying the flight is 2 hours late! WTF"
Pros: "Entertainment and the crew was really good"
Cons: "Boarding was terrible. Took over an hour and a half to just board the plane. Could have been done better. Left almost 50 minutes late because of boarding"
Pros: "3 meals. Super kind beautiful attendedTs"
Cons: "Nailed in the els How by serving cart while dead asleep!"
Pros: "The only thing I like is the straight flight of otherwise food was ok"
Pros: "Other than a crew member that was quite rude all else was ok"
Cons: "Flight attendant was quite rude and snippy... all other crew members were just fine"
Pros: "Crews with good service but just notice they treat us different by giving drinks etc my seat mates she gave a full can of drinks and yet mine was like a sample cup. Comfort is not good really especially for long hrs of flight. But it’s expected for economy class. Also my baggage took so long. I would still fly with PAL it’s non stop and the feel of Filipinos are nice to experience"
Cons: "The food it’s was terrible sorry. I was expecting a good food from our Homeland and yet they were serving some foreign menu I flew with PAL because I was expecting to have a good meal for a long trip and the crew was giving me a small amount of drinks while my seat mates was having a full can I knownits a small thing I just need to understand why?"
Cons: "Food was just okay. Nothing to rave about. Could be improved."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Terrible customer service, took weeks to issue a refund after cancelling a flight completely without being able to present a reasonable solution or new flight. Had to rebook with another company and pay another $300 to do so. Philippines Air was unwilling to work with us or help us."
Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Pros: "I've always enjoyed the service I receive on Asian carriers. Last night was the first time I have experienced PAL. I had read some not so good reviews so I was skeptical and canceled my first booking. After looking at other options, I discovered PAL's direct flight from Los Angeles to Manila was the best option so I took a chance. From the moment I check in at the ticket counter in Los Angeles until we landed in Manila, I received exceptional service, tasty food and a clean environment. I have flown several Asian air carriers and have had great experiences on them all. PAL delivered the same experience I have come to love when traveling to Asia. I will definitely fly them again."
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like was not having discovered PAL before"
Pros: "Food"
Cons: "My son didn't receive any goodies at all on our way to Cebu but coming back to LA, he received Madagascar coloring book with crayons, headset, and a stuff toy. Over all it was excellent."
Pros: "Food and crew"
Cons: "There was only entertainment on your phone or iPad"
Cons: "Kayak sent me an email with wrong Terminal. It said in Terminal B. But there's no Terminal B. They are Terminal 1, 2, 3. So my pick up by my relatives was delayed by 1.5 hours looking for the terminal in the email. I had a headache due to hunger and stress ."
Pros: "Very good cobfort and assistance"
Cons: "Entertainement system was bad, few options, no wifi as indicated before"
Cons: "Departure was delayed by more than 1 hour"
Pros: "Earlier arrival in MNL on the return flight than expected. Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Delay in flight from MNL to LAX but not really that much of an issue considering traffic in LAX on a Friday night. Online check-in was not working for the return flight to MNL on Dec 30. Was a little too strict on the check-in luggage. Should consider total weight rather than per luggage piece."
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