Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Osaka to Melbourne
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 30h 45m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($1,500)
When flying out of Osaka you will be using one of these airports: Osaka Kansai Intl. You will be landing at Melbourne, also known as Melbourne Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "crew was nice"
Cons: "seat comfort was not good Seats are too crowded and not comfortable for those that are curvier."
Cons: "This is the second American Airlines flight we have had in less than two months where there was an issue with the plane and multiple delays lasting hours. I understand delays happen, but we've had two late evening flights turn into red-eyes while traveling with one of our children. Will not be flying American Airlines again."
Pros: "I was comped an upgrade to first class for the 25 minute flight. That’s something."
Cons: "A flight that was already 39 minutes late to board, was another 50 minutes late to take off. You really do get what you pay for."
Pros: "Nothing. American is consistently terrible."
Cons: "Flight pushed back on time, but then we sat on the tarmac for well over an hour. I'm sure they did that to fudge their on-time record. Totally lame."
Pros: "Crew entertainment"
Cons: "Seat cushions"
Cons: "The flight was full. We waited for wheelchair assistance that never arrived until we got to the gate for boarding, after already doing a 20 minute walk to the gate. The crew was snippy and unfriendly. Two lavatories were out of order from the get-go which should have been detected before leaving."
Cons: "Luggage lost never return"
Cons: "4 hour delay is unacceptable"
Pros: "Super comfortable"
Cons: "There was crowding at the gate.. the staff was rude, sitting on the tarmac over an hour the plane was stuffy and no beverages were offered, no one was knowledgeable regarding if connecting flights would be missed,"
Cons: "Keeping travelers updated with gate changes and issues that may occur with flights"
Pros: "Leaving on time"
Cons: "Snack selection could have been better. Gluten free options."
Pros: "Comfortable, friendly and ON-TIME!!!"
Pros: "Phoenix to Santa Rosa 10 times better than Phoenix to San Francisco then driving the rest of the way."
Cons: "Luggage took a long time to collect in Santa Rosa."
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Tight seats, poor food, rude flight staff. Doesn’t anyone at American Airlines smile. Don’t they understand that we can choose to fly with an airline that has friendly crew"
Pros: "Great Airport and easy access to the gates and transportation."
Pros: "Best leg room last leg."
Cons: "Nothing specific."
Pros: "Friendly attendants"
Cons: "Cabin temperature was probably 60 degrees. Could understand if we left a 90 degree city. But not on an early morning flight with 70 degree ambient temps when we took off. I’ve been warmer in mid January flights from Chicago."
Pros: "Once aboard, LATAM is actually quite impressive. The logistical part of the company is horrendous, but the service onboard is exemplar."
Cons: "LATAM changed my itinerary without my authorization and despite my clear verbal directions to NOT change it. The airline took directions from a corrupt official with the Colombian immigration office and cancelled my return flights. I was forced to purchase an additional ticket, travel on and separate flight from my wife and children. I then had to spend several hours waiting to resolve the case in person. The customer service at LATAM is a joke. If I'd received this treatment in the United States, I would have filed a lawsuit for their infringement on my rights and collaboration with the discriminatory practices of the Colombian immigration office in Bogota."
Pros: "It was a great overall experience"
Cons: "Didn't have a meal but I still loved what they did serve"
Pros: "Great service and sweet attendants"
Cons: "Person next to me was a little large and it was uncomfortable."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "One bathroom was out of order, staff appeared very tired, food service was missed twice on one side of our class section like they didn't have assigned sections. Also, the food and drink options do not compare to British Airways who we originally purchased our tickets from. All alcohol is free with BA."
Pros: "It was o k."
Cons: "No complain"
Cons: "we arrived and it took 15 min for a gate agent to bring the jetbridge out to the plane....sad!"
Pros: "It was a night flight and I need to be next to the window to sleep uninterrupted. The website was not letting me book a seat, of any kind. I called and was told that a window seat was $80 - I declined. I asked at the airport, after being assigned a middle seat and was told that no window seats were available. The plane was only 1/4 - 1/3 full and there were dozens, if not more, window seats available. I have flown US Air and then American for years. I won't use them again even though I understand they are trying to make money. I am trying to save mine and don't appreciate being lied to."
Pros: "Excellent. on Time. Friendly crew"
Pros: "Safety, close to on-time arrival, although irrelevant since bags took 45 minutes."
Cons: "No water bottles available for individual use. Crew only came through once or twice offering small cups of water. I'm dehydrated today with headache. No charging outlets in the 2018! OUTRAGEOUS. A bunch of bags still had not come down 40 minutes after arrival. Worst: just before landing, when the captain advised the flight crew to do a cross-check, it was not done, and when we landed, I realized my seatbelt was not on."
Pros: "All went well and without incident. Friendly crew. Easy On, easy off."
Cons: "Late over an hour due to maintenance issues Did not receive the seats we paid for due to plane change"
Cons: "For first class, I was expecting a meal which I was told was included. I only got snacks. There was inflight entertainment. However, I was not able to choose what I wanted to see and it's a shared screen. Only other option is to purchase WiFi in order to view something else on my phone or other electronic device. For first class, WiFi usage should be included in the package."
Cons: "I was unable to choose my seat, so my boyfriend and I had to fly cross country on opposite ends of the plane. There was a stewardess named Karen who was so rude. She clearly was not happy to be working, never smiled, and banged on the bathroom door while I was peeing because I was "not allowed to miss the instruction video." Had I not seen it a few hours earlier, I would have waited to use the restroom. Good thing they showed the same video three times in a row."
Pros: "I usually don't like or at the meal in coach, but I had a ravioli pasta dish that was great. Also the wine was a much better quality then what I have been getting on the other airlines."
Cons: "On my particular row of seats the power outlets were dead. The flight attendant tried to reset, which reset the entertainment but the outlet remained dead. Used the USB port to charge."
Cons: "I could not check in and pay for my second bag at the kiosk. I had to wait in the very long ticketing line to get help. Also, it was not clear that the international flight flew from the AA terminal and not from the International terminal where Iberia flies from...I had to walk to the AA terminal with all my bags which was stressful since I was dropped off at the international terminal which made sense as it was an international flight and the ticket did not say it was flying from the AA terminal only that it was operated by AA.."
Pros: "Helpful staff"
Pros: "Flight left on time. Staff was excellent like always."
Cons: "No outlets on the plane. My flight was suppose to have WiFi but it didn't work."
Cons: "Unexplained delay, more than 4 hours. Terrible"
Pros: "have been forced to check in my carry-on bag and waiting to pic it up at the baggage area, resulted that I missed my train"
Cons: "boarding, smooth flight, e-pass option"
Pros: "Seemed to have more leg room than average. Generally fine. I got to my destination without incident, and that is the most important thing! But flying today is awful. Uncomfortable, unpleasant, stressful, etc., all so the airlines (and their CEOs) can make millions."
Cons: "Crew was "all business" -- not many smiles. They offered the usually .5 ounce of pretzels or two cookies. Passengers routinely asked "can I have both?" and the answer was routinely: no. Really? My $300+ ticket isn't worth pretzels AND two cookies? Seems silly. And, you know that have BOXES of these free snacks."
Pros: "Flight was fine."
Cons: "Diverted due to low weather and low fuel. Sat on the tarmac for almost two hours before we could get fuel and be on our way."
Pros: "Clean, smooth flight, on time. Enjoyed the blankets and the inflight movie options were good."
Cons: "Cramped, and we didn't get seats together... Hate the system where you have to pay $30-$95 additionally to choose your seats before check in, just doesn't seem fair when the tickets are already crazy expemsive and you're paying for your luggage as well... if you don't pay extra, you (we) end up sitting across from the restroom for six hours of in and out excitement."
Pros: "The space"
Cons: "The agents and flight attendants were very unfriendly. You could tell that because I was of a different nationality that this was a problem."
Pros: "This new 787 was by far the best flight experience I've ever had. Superior equipment to other airlines and most other American planes. Loved my flight!!!!"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "No gate available upon early arrival. Paying extra for aisle seats is ridiculous."
Cons: "The pretzels"
Pros: "On time, friendly and helpful staff at airport and on aircraft"
Pros: "It left on time and we got there in time."
Cons: "Everything, I flew with Jetblue and after that I would rather just pay the difference next time, they wanted you to pay for Wifi, 10 dollars, no ma'am. I paid for a flight, why am I paying for extras that should be included , AA was like an airplane from the 80's or something."
Pros: "Pilots avoided turbulence for flight."
Cons: "Music reception was very poor on flight. had trouble accessing Wifi."
Pros: "La puntualidad y responsabilidad del bpersonal de abordo."
Cons: "LOs espacios entre asientos son bastante reducidos."
Airlines flying from Osaka to Melbourne 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 Osaka to Melbourne
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Osaka to Melbourne
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Osaka to Melbourne
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Osaka to Melbourne
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Osaka to Melbourne