Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Lansing to Sydney
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 31h 10m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($1,946) and United Airlines ($12,375)
When flying out of Lansing you will be using Lansing Capital City, often referred to as Lansing Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The flight was delayed and then the pilot decided to (after the doors were closed and ready to go) unload and reload cargo and board more people. So based on their decision, we were even further delayed and subsequently missed our connection in sydney. United has offered no compensation either for our change fee in sydney nor for the stress they added to our vacation - on a Christmas flight nonetheless!"
Pros: "The seats were fine and the plane was in good shape."
Cons: "The food is mediocre - everything has meat in it and they use tons of plastic. Also, the plane was late getting to the gate. This wouldn’t have been an issue had the pilot not decided to off board and then re onboard cargo (the commercial stuff they get paid to carry). This took about 20 minutes and then after the winds changed, he decided he could load more passengers. So despite having the doors locked and getting ready to leave the gate, they opened the doors up again and boarded more people for the next 40 minutes. So they chose to make a delayed flight even more delayed (on Christmas Eve). So we inevitably missed our connection in sydney and had to pay a change fee since it’s a different airline. Thanks for the Christmas gift United - you always know how to disappoint your passengers."
Cons: "If you choose basic economy and have only a personal item (packing lite), they will not let you check in online ahead of time."
Cons: "We had a 45 minute maintenance delay. After, there was a medical emergency (NOT the crew's fault) leading to an additional1.5 hr delay. I didn't appreciate how much the crew shared about the patient's status over the intercoms--felt like a violation. There were also numerous long comms throughout th"
Pros: "Wifi is expensive but at least it was available."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable."
Pros: "It was a good flight- friendly staff and crew."
Pros: "Great crew! My husband had a cold, so he wore a mask. One flight attendant was so helpful, bringing him hot tea and lots of liquids."
Cons: "I'd love to know how to request a gluten free meal before a flight."
Cons: "Original flight through Houston was delayed and rerouted through SFO. Then the connecting SFO flight was delayed and missed original flight. Spent 24 additional hours at the airport to catch the next available direct flight. Had an aisle seat but then put between two men who took both armrests for 15 hours."
Cons: "My baggage was lost."
Pros: "SFO-SYD was great. My luggage was left behind in SYD when I landed QZN!!! Not amused!"
Cons: "Them losing my luggage!"
Pros: "More space, better flight attendants, 3 free meals and free alcoholic beverages. It’s all good."
Cons: "Nothing, loved it."
Cons: "Food choice was awful. Ended up eating just a salad"
Pros: "Pilot interaction."
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work for anyone on the 14 hour flight!"
Cons: "DEN security line was long and slow"
Pros: "Pleased with everything. Flight crew was great!"
Pros: "Food was not tasty. Some crew members weee to task oriented and it is make them less friendly"
Pros: "Liked that it wasn’t the smallest regional jet that flies to Springfield"
Cons: "There was a delay because inbound plane was late. Didn’t like that jetway was very cold when we were waiting for our gate checked luggage. My gloves and hat were in the gate checked luggage."
Pros: "The plane was not cleaned prior to departure so the bathroom was disgusting. One of flight attendants cleaned it , probably not her job but appreciated. The staff was terrific with an exhausted group of passengers."
Cons: "This flight was more than two hours late. The updates were not shared at the gate and we were strung along about the departure time. If a person didn't have the app, little to no info was available."
Cons: "Video stopped working, power plugs didn’t work"
Pros: "The crew were excellent. They exhibited good customer service and was pleased by their recycling initiatives."
Pros: "We were moved to a different flight because this flight was delayed"
Pros: "Clean, on time, professional crew."
Cons: "I wish there were more bathrooms available for the economy class."
Pros: "Quick flight and very warm and welcoming staff. I enjoyed the entire flight! It was a very smooth flight and plenty of room!"
Cons: "Again, I didn't have any problems. I didn't receive any food or entertainment, my choice. Everyone was professional and pleasant."
Pros: "this flight was not overbooked or even full - the first one I've flown on in a long time that had empty seats!"
Cons: "no entertainment systems in the seat backs"
Pros: "Flight was %60 full, had the last 6 rows to myself."
Cons: "Ran out of food (dinner) before they got to my row."
Pros: "Attendants were friendly"
Cons: "They could not find our flight in their system which was very nerve wracking."
Pros: "The fact that it was a large 777! Those just feel safer."
Cons: "Flight was delayed which was fine because it wasn't their fault. However, they cram waaaaay too many seats into the planes. A small turboprop has more space!"
Pros: "Aircraft was newer"
Cons: "A no-frills airline"
Cons: "6 hour delay. Sending the plane from Denver to salt lake and back to Denver before a 7:55am flight was supposed to take off . Having 1 person on the plane from Salt Lake to Denver. Forcing a full plane of Denver durango customers waiting for 6 hours"
Cons: "we had to sit on runway for 1 hr to burn fuel to lighten the load. did not get served until 1 hr of fly time."
Cons: "Tight uncomfortable seating"
Cons: "They changed the flight time 100 times and in the end I ended up with one more stop than originally scheduled, was supposed to be CLE-HOU-CCS and ended up being CLE-IAD-HOU-CCS ... with a loooooong layover in IAD, shame on you, I bought the ticket because it was supposed to be convenient"
Pros: "Left on time. Arrived early."
Cons: "Small Chairs, no tv"
Pros: "Staff was courteous and polite, despite heavy snow delays."
Cons: "Possible lack of communication with connecting flight, also United Airlines."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Couldn't pre pick my seat. Was assigned middle seat in row of 5. Very cramped for a 4 hour flight. Especially when person in front fully leans his seat back as I'm trying to type on laptop."
Cons: "We had to sit and wait for a while because nobody picked up the captain and co-pilot at their hotel. There was no AC in Raleigh while we were waiting, so the plane got pretty hot. The captain said "they should've known this plane has no AC and hooked up the external power, and I apologize". It wasn't great."
Cons: "Flight changed several times. No voucher given for inconvenience"
Pros: "I like that I was able to get on the plane, and get to my destination."
Cons: "I was the ONLY seat overbooked on the flight. The crew basically told me I was out of luck and that I had to be rescheduled for tomorrow. In the last minute, someone didn't show up, and I got on the flight. I don't believe they tried hard enough to give vouchers away to the passengers. In addition to that, why was it overbooked to begin with? This is either a major error by KAYAK or United. Either way - awful experience to go through at 6:30am."
Pros: "Good communication and helpful."
Pros: "My morning started by finding out my flight was delayed an hour and I was in an immediate panic that I would not make my connection. An hour turned to 1.5 and I was sure I would miss my best friend's wedding. The flight attendants were put in a horrible position - a flight full of delayed pasangers and they had nothing to do with it. The attendants and pilot were SO accomodating and empathetic and assured me they were in a good position to make up time. Between your staff and the free directTV and the fact that I made my flight with 5 minutes to spare....my trip was saved!"
Cons: "Could have lived without the 1.5 hour delay...but it happens."
Pros: "Boarding went well, Flight was smooth,"
Cons: "Not only the Gate, but the terminal was changed with out advance notice. I got to Terminal C- listed on my boarding pass, only to check the screen to find they switched to Terminal A, which meant exiting the terminal C and taking a bus to Terminal A. Only as I was boarding the plane did I receive a late text telling me there was a Terminal change. The flight attendants passed me by with the drink cart and never came back to service me"
Pros: "People were nice."
Cons: "Nice and calm."
Cons: "There is nothing more disappointing than having your flight delayed after a long week when all you want to do is get home to be with family."
Cons: "Bumped my head getting into the seat!!!!! The coffee machine was broken hence there was no coffee - this was a 10 am flight and the choice was a cool drink - Very poor."
Pros: "The point where I got off the plane forever"
Cons: "Literally every thing else"
Cons: "The pilots were late which cost us our departure so that we ran into restrictions based on weather. Thus we missed our connection in Panama City. United should ensure pilots are on time."
Airlines flying from Lansing to Sydney have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Lansing to Sydney
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Lansing to Sydney
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Lansing to Sydney
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Lansing to Sydney
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Lansing to Sydney