Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Palm Springs to Australia
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Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers must complete the Australia Travel Declaration form at least 72 hours before your departure for Australia.
Unless arriving on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand, all travelers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival., at their own expense.
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New South Wales, The Northern Territory, Western Australia.
Foreign nationals may transit through Australia if the connecting flight is within 72 hours of the arriving flight. They must either have a transit visa or be nationals of a visa-exempt country.
Transit passengers don’t need to apply for an exemption to travel restrictions if they are booked to depart on a connecting flight from the same airport within 72 hours and they are not going to leave the airport. Travelers who plan to leave the airport before boarding their connecting flight or who will be at the airport for longer than 72 hours need to apply for a travel exemption here and will be subject to quarantine until their departing flight. Travelers from New Zealand and Pacific Islanders may not need a travel exemption. More information on transiting Australia is available here.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "More storage space in business"
Pros: "Spacious Premium Economy seats with excellent flight attendants looking after general wellness of customers."
Cons: "In-Flight Wi-Fi has archaic plans… 30MB Chat App-only Plan for 2-Hours. It also usually has a pause button to halt and resume the internet session later, but there wasn’t one this time."
Pros: "Flight time shorter than scheduled. Food good. Crew great."
Cons: "Somewhat limited recent release movies compared to Emirates."
Pros: "Amazing crew and service. My kids were well looked after in business class even though my 2 year old was a little sick. Book the cook meal was excellent and great entertainment options. Seat was enormous!"
Cons: "Nothing significant!"
Pros: "Crew will do anything to help"
Cons: "I was on a nut free diet However they still gave me a ice cream covered in macadamia nuts. Nut free meals were also gluten, vegan etc so very bland"
Pros: "All crew members are very friendly and helpful, good service."
Cons: "All over flight i feel good time, i don't feel boring all friendly staff, good service choice of food i like."
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "Was a B Grade effort by the crew. They were there to get their pay check & no more....very disappointing."
Cons: "Delay could be complimented by faster speed"
Pros: "Everything, perfect flight"
Cons: "Transit time is good for way too tight"
Pros: "Better flight as bigger craft and no neighbours in my row so I got some sleep."
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "Wow they did not disappoint flight attendants Overdid themselves with amazing service planes are super clean and entertainment systems are state of the art great job Singapore Airlines can’t wait to fly with you again you definitely earned your #1 ranking"
Pros: "Everything was excellent, and we even arrived 30 minutes earlier than scheduled..... super."
Cons: "no problems"
Pros: "Boarding was better handled in Singapore - but then that’s Singapore! All very smooth and French champagne served on the flight all the way home! The Kayak website is excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to use it again - $1,000 cheaper for the flight from Moscow to Singapore than what I could get direct from Singapore Airlines! Well done Kayak!"
Cons: "Food was terrible , crew were rude, there were delays due to airline problems at both ends of the flight, there was a complete lack of communication about the problems and how long the delays were going to be. Handling of missed connections was abysmal... Overall extremely disappointing."
Cons: "No entertaining at all, only old movies. The seats are very tight. There was a guy snoring during the flight keeping everybody awake. The breakfast was mediocre, just a a bun with fruit"
Pros: "One of the best flights I’ve been on. The seats are spacious and the crew are very friendly"
Cons: "Reclining seats tend to make me caustaphonic with the limited space"
Pros: "Seats more comfortable than premium economy, staff more helpful!"
Cons: "Food was ordinary"
Pros: "Great amount of legroom in the seats we were lucky enough to be granted. Entertainment was good!"
Cons: "Frantic service from crew. They seemed anxious and rushed at all times. Food was also very average."
Cons: "leg space"
Pros: "business seats were excellent"
Cons: "all was good"
Cons: "Food not hood"
Pros: "United miles."
Cons: "Entertainment very poor, no selection, I took the flt in Jan and the movies and selection was sane in Feb. Bad. Food was so so."
Cons: "Boarding at Singapore airport was shocking, as we had to wait 6 hours for our flight. Rating low to the crew mainly because of the ground staff as they were not very communicative to begin with about the explanation for our delay. Only when the passengers got a bit more vocal about wanting explanations, they started giving us a bit more information. All estimated times given for boarding the flight were incorrect by a big margin! Seemed more like they were giving shorter wait time for boarding just to please the passengers, where as they were well aware of how long the wait would be."
Cons: "Food wasn't the greatest but it was adequate considering shirt trip"
Pros: "I liked there was entertainment"
Cons: "It was an old tired plane"
Pros: "Crew very good as was entertainments system"
Cons: "You cannot disguise the age of the 777, 30 year old design. Noisy and basic compared to 380, 350."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and whole on ground process was efficient."
Cons: "Aircraft not as clean as expected from a flight departing from their home port. Can't put my finger on it, but standards have slipped for slipped for SQ, albeit from a very high standard."
Cons: "Flight delayed twice without informing us the reason, and after boarding, we waited for v long to take off also"
Pros: "I traveled Premium Economy. It was well worth the extra cost over regular Economy. The food was great, the crew was great, the flight was very comfortable."
Pros: "Staff were awesome. given that my wife and son both had food poisoning."
Cons: "But we were meant to fly on an A380. This was an A320. Nowhere near the same legroom. Less entertainment options. No USB charging."
Cons: "Put some natural spray in the washroom for guests to kill their odor. I was the lucky one sitting outside the washrooms."
Pros: "The staff were helpful, once I had complained enough."
Cons: "Aircraft was old, tired, and uncomfortable. The seat of my chair was not attached. There were huge comms boxes below every 2nd seat so zero legroom. Screens were so old they were unwatchable and tiny. Air Asia provides a superior service for a fraction of the price."
Pros: "Personal TV"
Pros: "Everything was outstanding. The cleanliness of the airplane, the food, the friendliness of the crew, I just can't say enough good things about my experience flying on Singapore Airlines."
Pros: "Attention to detail, good leg room, entertainment options and a brand new plane"
Pros: "Excellent service by flight crew. Good selection for entertainment. Flight was enjoyable."
Pros: "The service was great! The entertainment was abundant. The food was tasty. No complaints at all!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Attention to customer service and needs"
Cons: "Couldn't use my own headphones to watch movies"
Pros: "Friendly and approachable"
Pros: "Great staff. Aircrafts has more leg room. The food and entertainment was good as well."
Pros: "The ground staff in Sydney!"
Cons: "From the moment we checked in in Singapore there was no service. Having travelled first class and Economy before with Singapore I was very disappointed with Business class. My husband and daughter were in First Class. The service was below average to say the least - more training required from check in to on board - (in Sydney the staff on the ground went above and beyond) In Singapore it was very fake and contained no sincerity. The lounge itself was also ordinary compared to others, no Amenity kits or PJs in business class - even Virgin Australia has that! I was so excited to be travelling Singapore again given past experiences but now Im not sure I will want to fly them again."
Pros: "Service was good, but then that's expected."
Cons: "Leg room was bad... The foot rest attached to the seat in front of me kept lowering itself on its own."
Pros: "1. Clean. 2. Punctual. 3. Coke Zero."
Pros: "Good crew, but working with some tired, old equipment."
Cons: "The padding in my seat seemed to be a bit thin and became progressively more uncomfortable as the flight progressed. The in-flight entertainment systems are really showing some wear & tear. The screen was blurry, the letters on the control buttons had work off and the sound quality was terrible."
Pros: "nice food, plenty of water, good service, quite comfortable & on board wifi if you need it"
Pros: "Crew and entertainment were excellent."
Cons: "Communication about the delay at SFO was really poor."
Cons: "It was excellent!"
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: "Crew was very nice."
Cons: "A choice between pretzels and other snacks."
Pros: "Clean plane, nice staff"
Cons: "Small seats"
Pros: "Arrived early 787-9"
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!"
Cons: "My seatmates and I were frozen for the whole flight, especially our feet - even with socks on."
Pros: "Free movies and TV shows through the United app"
Pros: "Pilot interaction."
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work for anyone on the 14 hour flight!"
Pros: "Our flight attendant was super kind and efficient."
Cons: "With such an early flight, our only "breakfast" option was one cheese and cracker food box for purchase. The aircraft was too cold. Even with my winter coat. Upon arrival at Denver, we had to remove our own luggage from the luggage shelf. On previous flights, an airline employee handed them out to us."
Pros: "Food was not tasty. Some crew members weee to task oriented and it is make them less friendly"
Pros: "On a recent trip it was very good to be in the new dreamliner and with staff that were enthusiastic and being able to deliver a good product, food and comfort wise was a big bonus. Thank you"
Pros: "I was happy to be able to get a flight on a flight that offered free entertainment through the United Mobile app. I just don't understand why your airline doesn't offer free internet and entertainment. It seems like a small price to pay to keep your passengers comfortable. Get with the program and the rest of the industry."
Cons: "Once again, United first changed my flight which increased my layover from a little over an hour to three hours, and then our flight was delayed by three hours, making our total layover time over six hours. United does this more than any other major airline. I am actually considering switching my United Mileage plus credit account to one of your competitors."
Cons: "the wait time. Sitting on the tarmac for 20-25 minutes in PSP waiting for LAX reaffix to clear. The worst is arriving at LAX at 8;39AM which is earlier than anticipated and not getting a gate opened until 9:25AM (approx) sitting on the runway not being told what is going on and when the captain does make an announcement it is to tell us he apologizes for the delay but then proceeds to announce that he and the crew have to go back and to PSP and LAX four more times. I found that inappropriate to tell us about his work schedule when Im trying to get to the gate for my connecting flight"
Cons: "First flight was late, so missed my connection. Waited 5 hours for next flight. United just doesn’t have the capacity to cover unexpected glitches."
Cons: "Very limited leg room, very expesive entertainment - even for flight information ($US4/hour), no need to follow TSA rules (number and size of carry-on, placing carry-on under the seat, storing bags in overhead close to where you sit, etc.)."
Cons: "Seats were much too close. The passenger in front of me reclined his seat and his head was only a few inches from me."
Pros: "Easy, fast service. Arrived early."
Cons: "Sweet snack wasn't as good as savory snacks in the past."
Pros: "I didn't like anything"
Cons: "The fact that they over sell their flights but when you order them they say there are 3 seats left. So you show up to the airport and your flight lands with way more then enough time to get to work that day and younprint your ticket to find out you have no seat. That's because they sold more seats than they have incase someone didn't show up. But everyone did show up. So of course they find you another flight in LA which is a good 3+ hours away so you can spend another 3 hours to get to your gate to wait 2 more hours to go to take of so you can reach your destination making you late for work and making you call out. Just because they wanted to make sure every single seat was filled."
Pros: "Nobody in middle seat ...yay! Left on time arrived early. Passengers behaved"
Pros: "Charging availability for my devices on board."
Cons: "No wifi available!"
Cons: "No tv"
Pros: "Very nice crew, Clean and efficient. On time!"
Cons: "No movie screen."
Pros: "Nothing stands out"
Cons: "Delayed leaving PSP. Delayed landing at SFO. THREE AND A HALF HOUR delay leaving SFO!!! FINALLY landed in RDD at 7:30 PM!!! Rental car counter CLOSED AT 5:30! STRANDED AT AIRPORT TIL AFTER 9 PM, when hotel shuttle could come get me! Missed seeing my mother, who is in a Skilled Nursing Facility here -- THE ENTIRE REASON FOR MY TRIP! And now I can't see her this morning either, because I have to take the hotel shuttle BACK TO THE AIRPORT to pick up the rental car that I PAID IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE BEGINNING YESTERDAY!!!"
Cons: "Flight got delay and we went back to hotel and get back to airport delayed again. I wish they could of tell earlier so we could do something better than waiting 5 hours in the airport. They were really rude when we try to talk to them Steven was the person"
Pros: "Nice seat space (upgraded) Good flying into Chicago"
Cons: "Our plane and seats were changed by United (originally thru SFO) and we ended up in front of the exit rows so seats did not recline. The crew announced that this was not a full flight but asked that and movement await all boarding. I waited until airborne and moved into the empty seat in back of me. It actually was comparable to my own but I remained now that I moved. Several hours into the flight a male attendent told me I had to return to my original seat. No explanation. This did not present a hardship but very unnecessary and possibly risky not to have manpower in the emergency row."
Pros: "Generally it was ok. Travelling is so horrible these days that "ok" seems pretty great."
Cons: "My bag was lost but my husband's, checked at the same time, made it."
Cons: "I wasn't assigned a seat even when I checked in (flight was overbooked)so I felt a lot of stress that I wouldn't get a seat on the flight I had booked a few weeks prior. I called United and they could not guarantee that I would definitely have a seat."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Cramped seating."
Pros: "Friendly crew and easy boarding. Handled. Rude obnoxious passenger very well"
Cons: "Old, rundown feeling. Not real comfortable"
Cons: "Rude gate agents. Ryder flight attendants"
Pros: "Gate attendant came and told us that our luggage made the close connection. Less than 30 min."
Pros: "It was great"
Cons: "Would like more food options"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Big delay due to weather but flight was good"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "United did very little to accommodate our cancelation"
Pros: "crew was excellent!"
Cons: "cost for in flight entertainment and wifi"
Pros: "Crew and staff were great!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 3 hours so we had to move to next day."
Pros: "No complaints as both legs of my flight went very well. Smooth sailing the entire trip. No entertainment on flights and did not eat so can't truly rate this."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled"
Cons: "No help to reroute."
Pros: "comfortable seating."
Cons: "Having to pay for one piece of luggage Plus on small plane announcement should be made to watch heads when getting out of seat. I got up from window seat and smacked my head hard on overhead bulkhead. Got a big sore bump from that."
Pros: "ease of into airport"
Cons: "Nothing in.patticular"
Cons: "Separation of family on our tickets"
Pros: "Nice assortment of movies"
Cons: "The chairs barely recline and my chair never stayed reclined. Crew was off putting. Not very friendly."
Airlines flying from Palm Springs to Australia 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 Palm Springs to Australia
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Palm Springs to Australia
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Palm Springs to Australia
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Palm Springs to Australia
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Palm Springs to Australia