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$1976
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FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average nonstop flight takes 14h 35m, covering a distance of 7425 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
There are 107 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Sydney Kingsford Smith per week, averaging 15 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on China Eastern ($622), Fiji Airways ($854) and Air New Zealand ($871).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
American Airlines (3 times daily), Qantas Airways (3 times daily), Lufthansa (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
For San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$622
only
$622
Destination
Sydney
$622
only
$622
Sat, Mar 17
SFO
SYD
50h 20m
Sun, Mar 25
SYD
SFO
55h 20m
Trip: 9 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4585 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
CTU
KWL
Excellent 10.0

Airline personnel very helpful. Plane was clean.

Finding China Eastern in very large terminal. Almost no signs in English.

PVG
LAX
Good 6.0

I liked all the service but I missed my flight yet I was only 50 minutes before and was forced to book another flight to catch up when all I had to do was be helped to make it on the first flight.

PVG
NGO
Excellent 8.3

clean plane, good crew, good food.

The smaller plane on this flight was being pushed around by the hough winds.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Nice crew

Old plane , a bit beat up

PVG
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants very attentive, courteous and professional. Even while children were sleeping during meal distribution. We were offered sandwiches for them to eat later. Phone can now be used in airplane mode. USB charger via screen.

Monitors sometimes turn on. Harder to give rest to eyes when lights turn on all monitors.

Thu, Aug 2
SFO
SYD
20h 15m
Thu, Aug 30
SYD
SFO
17h 45m
Trip: 29 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 712 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.1
NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Excellent service, excellent food

Very limited leg room

NAN
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Boarding was chaotic. No microphone, so couldn’t hear rows being called. Passengers were pushing to get onboard. No numbers, rows, etc being used. Nice airport.

Boarding

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Love Fiji Airways coz the attendants are always smiling and happy! Prompt service and Captain Das made the take off and landing very smooth! Excellent trip! Thank you!

AKL
NAN
Excellent 10.0

The people were amazingly friendly and the airport was awesome. Really small and unique.

Liked everything about it

LAX
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Boarded on time. Good flight. The curry chicken was spicy, but good. Concerns on weight totals for luggage for checked (50 lbs) and carry-on bag (15 lbs). Never weighed either bag. Was prepared though just in case they did weigh, as we’d read about $150 overweight surcharge.

Mon, Jun 25
SFO
SYD
19h 55m
Tue, Jul 10
SYD
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 16 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1812 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
CHC
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Friendly and helpful staff

No WiFi or outlets on aircraft

WLG
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Charged us for baggage, even though the flight was international and clearly stated on their website international flights included baggage. Had to pay more than we paid for our flights just to check a bag.

AKL
SFO
Good 7.0

Blankets, entertainment

Preferred seating was a joke !

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

CHC
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Flying over the country of NZ.

Crying kids.

Wed, Jul 25
SFO
SYD
19h 50m
Tue, Aug 7
SYD
SFO
31h 09m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2268 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

You can eat a dick regarding your flight from Syd to NYC. Delta is bullshit and so is your service. The end

MEL
OOL
Excellent 10.0

We were looked after very well by Tamara

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

everiting was on time

food: 1 biscuit for a high ticket price - it is too slim

LST
YQY
Good 7.6

On time (the only one of three Virgin flights within two days that was on time!).

The food was half a muesli bar!

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Comfortable seats and friendly staff

Wed, Aug 1
SFO
SYD
14h 40m
Mon, Aug 13
SYD
SFO
13h 20m
$1089
Trip: 13 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 123 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Great, attentive staff. Good selection for entertainment.

Food was great but service to middle row is awkward for a family of 4 when half get their food and the other half waits.

SFO
SYD
Okay 5.3

The crew was not all that friendly in my section

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

We missed our flight due to Justfly and Quantas not informing us about our schedule change. Did not get on our flight

SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants were very nice and helpful!

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

One of the representatives was genuinely helpful. She made a better effort than others to help me find another flight replacement.

Most representative/consultants were not helpful. I was given inconsistent information by different representatives.

Tue, Apr 3
SFO
SYD
55h 05m
Fri, Apr 27
SYD
SFO
31h 40m
Trip: 25 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4585 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Timely departure/arrival, comfortable flight, helpful crew

Food menu selection

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.3

The airplane was nice and new, the crew was nice and diligent, and the food was better than last time.

The seat wasn't the most comfortable and my seat was hurting half way through.

PVG
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants very attentive, courteous and professional. Even while children were sleeping during meal distribution. We were offered sandwiches for them to eat later. Phone can now be used in airplane mode. USB charger via screen.

Monitors sometimes turn on. Harder to give rest to eyes when lights turn on all monitors.

PVG
KMG
Okay 5.6

We stopped in NAO (Nanchong) for about an hour and it was quite a sketch experience.

PVG
NGO
Excellent 8.3

clean plane, good crew, good food.

The smaller plane on this flight was being pushed around by the hough winds.

Sat, May 5
SFO
SYD
73h 00m
Mon, May 14
SYD
SFO
41h 10m
Trip: 10 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4585 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Timely departure/arrival, comfortable flight, helpful crew

Food menu selection

CTU
KWL
Excellent 10.0

Airline personnel very helpful. Plane was clean.

Finding China Eastern in very large terminal. Almost no signs in English.

PVG
CRK
Okay 5.6

Everything but the seat

The seat didn’t recline. Very uncomfortable especially on a late night flight

HRB
PEK
Excellent 10.0

As always, I was impressed by the high level of professionalism.

PVG
LAX
Good 6.0

I liked all the service but I missed my flight yet I was only 50 minutes before and was forced to book another flight to catch up when all I had to do was be helped to make it on the first flight.

Tue, Mar 13
SFO
SYD
53h 55m
Mon, Mar 26
SYD
SFO
40h 50m
Trip: 14 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4585 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Nice crew

Old plane , a bit beat up

PVG
NGO
Excellent 8.3

clean plane, good crew, good food.

The smaller plane on this flight was being pushed around by the hough winds.

CTU
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

This ridiculous airline and it's rude, obnoxious staff in Chengdu made a mockery of my friend and I (two 21 year old American girls traveling alone). We had booked round trip tickets back in October 2017 that included a 1 hour layover in Chengdu first, then a 7 hour layover in Shanghai on our way to Bangkok for a trip in Thailand. That was fine with us. Then all of a sudden it changed to a 6 hour layover in Chengdu then an 18 HOUR layover in Shanghai. We decided to deal with it and get a hotel room in Shanghai, no big deal. After a great trip in Thailand and leaving fine from Bangkok to our first layover in Chengdu, that is where the nightmare started. First off, going through Chengdu customs, I don't know if it is because Americans do not travel through there a lot, but the officers pulled us aside and were passing around our American passports around their staff, taking pictures of them with Iphones before handing us "in-transit" paperwork to fill out. As weird as that was, no one really seemed to speak english and we just wanted to get away from them and get through. When we went to the check in counter, they handed me a boarding pass for our flight at 1:50 that afternoon, but then proceeded to tell my friend that she wasn't on a flight until the next morning at 7 am out of Chengdu and our original connecting flight out of Shanghai at 11:50 the next morning was now at 8 pm for her. What could have been simply fixed like it WAS after calling priceline and our travel agent, the staff at the ticket counter and a representative over the phone made our lives living hell. They barely spoke english and the ones that did were very rude to us, saying that they couldn't help us and put us on the phone with China Eastern. FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF we were on the phone with a representative who was talking us in circles, telling us that there were no available seats on the 1:50 and that he could get her on the next 3:45 out of Chengdu, then put us on hold to come back and say he couldn't only change 1 domestic flight in China, but would have to cancel her flight to NY. When offering to pay to just DO IT and get out of china, he said that if he were to cancel it and take our credit card info, it "may or may not go through" and if it didn't she would be stuck with no flights. When asked how that made any sense, he proceeds to say" Because miss, our system sucks," and other rude things like "Why can't you just keep your flight and meet your friend in NY." then him along with a rude ticket counter guy say that he could help us if we took 5,000 yuan out of the bank and paid them cash. TRYING TO SCAM US. After all this drama a simple call to priceline was able to fix the problem no payment involved, and there WERE available seats on all the flights and a domestic flight could be changed. LYING, SCAMMING, RUDE, individuals. Definitely worth a little more money to take any other airline BUT THIS ONE.

PVG
LAX
Good 6.0

I liked all the service but I missed my flight yet I was only 50 minutes before and was forced to book another flight to catch up when all I had to do was be helped to make it on the first flight.

CTU
KWL
Excellent 10.0

Airline personnel very helpful. Plane was clean.

Finding China Eastern in very large terminal. Almost no signs in English.

Wed, Apr 11
SFO
SYD
50h 40m
Sat, Apr 28
SYD
SFO
63h 10m
Trip: 18 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4585 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants very attentive, courteous and professional. Even while children were sleeping during meal distribution. We were offered sandwiches for them to eat later. Phone can now be used in airplane mode. USB charger via screen.

Monitors sometimes turn on. Harder to give rest to eyes when lights turn on all monitors.

CTU
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

This ridiculous airline and it's rude, obnoxious staff in Chengdu made a mockery of my friend and I (two 21 year old American girls traveling alone). We had booked round trip tickets back in October 2017 that included a 1 hour layover in Chengdu first, then a 7 hour layover in Shanghai on our way to Bangkok for a trip in Thailand. That was fine with us. Then all of a sudden it changed to a 6 hour layover in Chengdu then an 18 HOUR layover in Shanghai. We decided to deal with it and get a hotel room in Shanghai, no big deal. After a great trip in Thailand and leaving fine from Bangkok to our first layover in Chengdu, that is where the nightmare started. First off, going through Chengdu customs, I don't know if it is because Americans do not travel through there a lot, but the officers pulled us aside and were passing around our American passports around their staff, taking pictures of them with Iphones before handing us "in-transit" paperwork to fill out. As weird as that was, no one really seemed to speak english and we just wanted to get away from them and get through. When we went to the check in counter, they handed me a boarding pass for our flight at 1:50 that afternoon, but then proceeded to tell my friend that she wasn't on a flight until the next morning at 7 am out of Chengdu and our original connecting flight out of Shanghai at 11:50 the next morning was now at 8 pm for her. What could have been simply fixed like it WAS after calling priceline and our travel agent, the staff at the ticket counter and a representative over the phone made our lives living hell. They barely spoke english and the ones that did were very rude to us, saying that they couldn't help us and put us on the phone with China Eastern. FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF we were on the phone with a representative who was talking us in circles, telling us that there were no available seats on the 1:50 and that he could get her on the next 3:45 out of Chengdu, then put us on hold to come back and say he couldn't only change 1 domestic flight in China, but would have to cancel her flight to NY. When offering to pay to just DO IT and get out of china, he said that if he were to cancel it and take our credit card info, it "may or may not go through" and if it didn't she would be stuck with no flights. When asked how that made any sense, he proceeds to say" Because miss, our system sucks," and other rude things like "Why can't you just keep your flight and meet your friend in NY." then him along with a rude ticket counter guy say that he could help us if we took 5,000 yuan out of the bank and paid them cash. TRYING TO SCAM US. After all this drama a simple call to priceline was able to fix the problem no payment involved, and there WERE available seats on all the flights and a domestic flight could be changed. LYING, SCAMMING, RUDE, individuals. Definitely worth a little more money to take any other airline BUT THIS ONE.

PVG
KMG
Okay 5.6

We stopped in NAO (Nanchong) for about an hour and it was quite a sketch experience.

SVO
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Very good seats

Very few movies it the list

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Nice crew

Old plane , a bit beat up

Thu, Jul 12
SFO
SYD
17h 55m
Mon, Jul 30
SYD
SFO
18h 05m
Trip: 19 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 1812 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
IAH
AKL
Excellent 8.0

The crew, entertainment, and food were all great!

Our luggage did not arrive. This puts a huge damper on our honeymoon.

AKL
SYD
Okay 5.0

bummed I couldn't even opt in or purchase wifi. being self-employed and having such long flight - its just a missed opportunity. the screens were hard to even see. it just kind of felt like an old, dirty airline.

AKL
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Good flight. Good crew. An overall good experience

WLG
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Charged us for baggage, even though the flight was international and clearly stated on their website international flights included baggage. Had to pay more than we paid for our flights just to check a bag.

IAH
AKL
Good 7.3

bummed I couldn't even opt in or purchase wifi. being sel-employed and having such long flight - its just a missed opportunity.

Wed, Feb 21
SFO
SYD
14h 35m
Wed, Feb 28
SYD
SFO
13h 30m
$1102
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 123 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants were very nice and helpful!

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

One of the representatives was genuinely helpful. She made a better effort than others to help me find another flight replacement.

Most representative/consultants were not helpful. I was given inconsistent information by different representatives.

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Service in the cabin was very bad all the staff look lost they had no idea what the wher doing like first day on the job with no training

SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Sat in a business class seat in the upper deck and has a window seat so the “storage compartments” near the window are huge and I love having all my carryon items so available to me at all tunes. Also like the storage of inflight items on top of the compartmants during the flight.

The upper deck 747 windows are a weird angle so looking out means you crane your neck.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 8.0

As my partner and I got on board, flight attendants greeted us with a smile. Upon deplaning, each flight attendant we passed by said "thank you" for flying Qantas to Sydney

My partner and I wish we could check-in on the App instead of checking in for flight on the web site via laptop

Tue, Feb 27
SFO
SYD
20h 25m
Mon, Mar 5
SYD
SFO
23h 15m
$1131
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2268 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LST
YQY
Good 7.6

On time (the only one of three Virgin flights within two days that was on time!).

The food was half a muesli bar!

MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

This was an excellent flight with a top notch crew.

No complaints.

LAX
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Time arrival

Rude flight attendant, but it is an experience with me. I am a very educated and respectful person, but I am latino, colored skin and it seems you need to meet some standard for them to treat you as a human. Food was bad, made me sick as others

OOL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

On time flight

None

BNE
MEL
Good 6.3

We paid for Premium Seating- not quite Business Class, but supposedly like Business on a domestic flight. Boarding was great, right after business. We had problems with my seating, but the crew did everything they could to amend the issues. The crew was wonderful and really took great care of us.

Right away we found out my chair was broken, and couldn't recline. Also, we had been placed in the first row of Premium and there are no automatic footrests. The crew has to bring those out. But there weren't any on board the plane at all. And since I'm only 5'2" tall, my feet don't reach the floor, causing blood circulation to be cut off in my legs from the pressure of hanging on the seat. No recline for 12+ hours, and no foot rest = a lot of pain and discomfort. I've been to the doctor twice since arriving home and am still in pain.

Tue, Aug 14
SFO
SYD
49h 45m
Tue, Aug 28
SYD
SFO
65h 10m
Trip: 15 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4585 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
HRB
PEK
Excellent 10.0

As always, I was impressed by the high level of professionalism.

SVO
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Very good seats

Very few movies it the list

PVG
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants very attentive, courteous and professional. Even while children were sleeping during meal distribution. We were offered sandwiches for them to eat later. Phone can now be used in airplane mode. USB charger via screen.

Monitors sometimes turn on. Harder to give rest to eyes when lights turn on all monitors.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Timely departure/arrival, comfortable flight, helpful crew

Food menu selection

CTU
KWL
Excellent 10.0

Airline personnel very helpful. Plane was clean.

Finding China Eastern in very large terminal. Almost no signs in English.

Mon, Jul 16
SFO
SYD
22h 55m
Mon, Jul 23
SYD
SFO
17h 40m
$1146
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2268 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Time arrival

Rude flight attendant, but it is an experience with me. I am a very educated and respectful person, but I am latino, colored skin and it seems you need to meet some standard for them to treat you as a human. Food was bad, made me sick as others

CNS
BNE
Excellent 10.0

I loved the food and friendly airline staff. They were very accommodating.

I have no complaints.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.0

quick and easy boarding, friendly crew, decent leg room, in seat entertainment, clean facilities

seats are a bit hard, flight was very cold (can't control air flow), reading light was mixed up with another seat

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

You can eat a dick regarding your flight from Syd to NYC. Delta is bullshit and so is your service. The end

OOL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

On time flight

None

Sun, Apr 22
SFO
SYD
50h 40m
Fri, Apr 27
SYD
SFO
63h 10m
Trip: 6 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4585 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
HRB
PEK
Excellent 10.0

As always, I was impressed by the high level of professionalism.

PVG
LAX
Good 6.0

I liked all the service but I missed my flight yet I was only 50 minutes before and was forced to book another flight to catch up when all I had to do was be helped to make it on the first flight.

CTU
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

This ridiculous airline and it's rude, obnoxious staff in Chengdu made a mockery of my friend and I (two 21 year old American girls traveling alone). We had booked round trip tickets back in October 2017 that included a 1 hour layover in Chengdu first, then a 7 hour layover in Shanghai on our way to Bangkok for a trip in Thailand. That was fine with us. Then all of a sudden it changed to a 6 hour layover in Chengdu then an 18 HOUR layover in Shanghai. We decided to deal with it and get a hotel room in Shanghai, no big deal. After a great trip in Thailand and leaving fine from Bangkok to our first layover in Chengdu, that is where the nightmare started. First off, going through Chengdu customs, I don't know if it is because Americans do not travel through there a lot, but the officers pulled us aside and were passing around our American passports around their staff, taking pictures of them with Iphones before handing us "in-transit" paperwork to fill out. As weird as that was, no one really seemed to speak english and we just wanted to get away from them and get through. When we went to the check in counter, they handed me a boarding pass for our flight at 1:50 that afternoon, but then proceeded to tell my friend that she wasn't on a flight until the next morning at 7 am out of Chengdu and our original connecting flight out of Shanghai at 11:50 the next morning was now at 8 pm for her. What could have been simply fixed like it WAS after calling priceline and our travel agent, the staff at the ticket counter and a representative over the phone made our lives living hell. They barely spoke english and the ones that did were very rude to us, saying that they couldn't help us and put us on the phone with China Eastern. FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF we were on the phone with a representative who was talking us in circles, telling us that there were no available seats on the 1:50 and that he could get her on the next 3:45 out of Chengdu, then put us on hold to come back and say he couldn't only change 1 domestic flight in China, but would have to cancel her flight to NY. When offering to pay to just DO IT and get out of china, he said that if he were to cancel it and take our credit card info, it "may or may not go through" and if it didn't she would be stuck with no flights. When asked how that made any sense, he proceeds to say" Because miss, our system sucks," and other rude things like "Why can't you just keep your flight and meet your friend in NY." then him along with a rude ticket counter guy say that he could help us if we took 5,000 yuan out of the bank and paid them cash. TRYING TO SCAM US. After all this drama a simple call to priceline was able to fix the problem no payment involved, and there WERE available seats on all the flights and a domestic flight could be changed. LYING, SCAMMING, RUDE, individuals. Definitely worth a little more money to take any other airline BUT THIS ONE.

PVG
CRK
Okay 5.6

Everything but the seat

The seat didn’t recline. Very uncomfortable especially on a late night flight

PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Timely departure/arrival, comfortable flight, helpful crew

Food menu selection

Thu, Jun 21
SFO
SYD
18h 05m
Fri, Jun 29
SYD
SFO
17h 40m
$1164
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2268 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
CNS
Excellent 10.0

This was an excellent flight with a top notch crew.

No complaints.

LST
YQY
Good 7.6

On time (the only one of three Virgin flights within two days that was on time!).

The food was half a muesli bar!

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Comfortable seats and friendly staff

MEL
OOL
Excellent 10.0

We were looked after very well by Tamara

CNS
BNE
Excellent 10.0

I loved the food and friendly airline staff. They were very accommodating.

I have no complaints.

Thu, Mar 22
SFO
SYD
28h 00m
Sat, Mar 31
SYD
SFO
39h 10m
$1090
Trip: 10 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4585 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
DEL
Excellent 8.0

Nice crew

Old plane , a bit beat up

PVG
KMG
Okay 5.6

We stopped in NAO (Nanchong) for about an hour and it was quite a sketch experience.

PVG
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Flight attendants very attentive, courteous and professional. Even while children were sleeping during meal distribution. We were offered sandwiches for them to eat later. Phone can now be used in airplane mode. USB charger via screen.

Monitors sometimes turn on. Harder to give rest to eyes when lights turn on all monitors.

CTU
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

This ridiculous airline and it's rude, obnoxious staff in Chengdu made a mockery of my friend and I (two 21 year old American girls traveling alone). We had booked round trip tickets back in October 2017 that included a 1 hour layover in Chengdu first, then a 7 hour layover in Shanghai on our way to Bangkok for a trip in Thailand. That was fine with us. Then all of a sudden it changed to a 6 hour layover in Chengdu then an 18 HOUR layover in Shanghai. We decided to deal with it and get a hotel room in Shanghai, no big deal. After a great trip in Thailand and leaving fine from Bangkok to our first layover in Chengdu, that is where the nightmare started. First off, going through Chengdu customs, I don't know if it is because Americans do not travel through there a lot, but the officers pulled us aside and were passing around our American passports around their staff, taking pictures of them with Iphones before handing us "in-transit" paperwork to fill out. As weird as that was, no one really seemed to speak english and we just wanted to get away from them and get through. When we went to the check in counter, they handed me a boarding pass for our flight at 1:50 that afternoon, but then proceeded to tell my friend that she wasn't on a flight until the next morning at 7 am out of Chengdu and our original connecting flight out of Shanghai at 11:50 the next morning was now at 8 pm for her. What could have been simply fixed like it WAS after calling priceline and our travel agent, the staff at the ticket counter and a representative over the phone made our lives living hell. They barely spoke english and the ones that did were very rude to us, saying that they couldn't help us and put us on the phone with China Eastern. FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF we were on the phone with a representative who was talking us in circles, telling us that there were no available seats on the 1:50 and that he could get her on the next 3:45 out of Chengdu, then put us on hold to come back and say he couldn't only change 1 domestic flight in China, but would have to cancel her flight to NY. When offering to pay to just DO IT and get out of china, he said that if he were to cancel it and take our credit card info, it "may or may not go through" and if it didn't she would be stuck with no flights. When asked how that made any sense, he proceeds to say" Because miss, our system sucks," and other rude things like "Why can't you just keep your flight and meet your friend in NY." then him along with a rude ticket counter guy say that he could help us if we took 5,000 yuan out of the bank and paid them cash. TRYING TO SCAM US. After all this drama a simple call to priceline was able to fix the problem no payment involved, and there WERE available seats on all the flights and a domestic flight could be changed. LYING, SCAMMING, RUDE, individuals. Definitely worth a little more money to take any other airline BUT THIS ONE.

LAX
PVG
Excellent 8.3

The airplane was nice and new, the crew was nice and diligent, and the food was better than last time.

The seat wasn't the most comfortable and my seat was hurting half way through.

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San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 14h 01m
Flights Arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $622
Distance 7425 miles
Airlines China Eastern, Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways
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