Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 24h 30m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Qantas Airways ($3,913) and ANA ($9,055)
When flying out of San Jose you will be using San Jose, often referred to as San Jose Airport. You will be landing at Coolangatta Gold Coast, also known as Coolangatta Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Time is good."
Cons: "With long flight these two are a must ! Food is very limited and needs to have more movies."
Cons: "Food was really unpleasant and entertainment all out of date movies"
Pros: "Crew were super attentive. Friendly and helpful. Food was decent. Nice change from standard fare."
Cons: "This seemed an older plane so the size of the economy class seating harkened back to the days when your legs were numb halfway through the flight."
Pros: "The crew was not amazing and the plane was ok. Our flight to LAX NH106 was delayed 6 hours. We slept in the airline lounge and given minimal compensation."
Cons: "Place the passengers in a hotel rather than have us us crammed in a lounge where you can hear angry passengers arguing."
Cons: "Nice trip"
Cons: "ANA changed my selected aisle seat to middle one without explanation. It never happens when I fly with United."
Pros: "Friendly crew, great movie choices."
Cons: "Not a lot of left space, very full flight."
Pros: "Clean and comfortable"
Pros: "I like the way the flight attendants treat the passengers. They are very courteous, friendly and wearing very sweet smiles.The airplane is very prompt when it comes to arrival and departure schedule. Thank you very much for providing me a wheelchair which made my travel more convenient."
Cons: "So far there was nothing that I didn't like. The food was good and the airplane was clean."
Pros: "The flight attendants on my ANA flight from Beijing to Tokyo were the most pleasant group of people I’ve seen for a long time."
Pros: "The 787 was awesome. Very comfortable. Great staff and service."
Pros: "Friendly staff, comfortable seats, able to watch new release movies, good food."
Pros: "The food and the very friendly and courteous flight attendants."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and accommodating ... refreshing change."
Cons: "Hoping for different movies on the long flight back...and less R rated ones...some different games (like trivia) would have been nice."
Pros: "Nice comfortable flight at convenient times. Great cabin crew and service."
Pros: "Nice 777 plane, good snack"
Pros: "Very nice, new plane. Clean bathrooms. Good amount of legroom. Polite staff. Easy check-in process. Kid-friendly. God entertainment system."
Cons: "Limited entertainment options for kids."
Pros: "The crew is attentive and kind, the promptness is the airline, they aren’t afraid to serve you top notch food and dessert"
Cons: "The only thing that soured my trip was on the way back, it was a passenger who was just way overboard disgusting. First of all he takes off his shoes and then his socks and crosses his legs so his barefoot is right next to my tray table. Then he proceeds to unbutton his pants and unbuckle his belt. Reaches down into his nethers and takes a good whiff of his hand. This passenger continually kept encroaching into my seat, either sitting on a portion of my leg or putting his shoulder over my shoulder, even at one point used me as lean on. It was a 9 hour flight of misery... I was definitely uncomfortable for majority of that flight due to the passenger in 40A on flight NH176"
Pros: "Overall comfort was good"
Cons: "Drinks like fruit juices were given in too small portions like a quarter cup by stewardess; as if the drinks were being saved or rationed Not much choice for movies. Movies were not well selected"
Pros: "The time is on time ."
Pros: "Big TV screen. Food."
Pros: "A nice crew and service very friendly."
Cons: "The transfer walking to long."
Pros: "Service in side."
Cons: "Air host listen on time"
Pros: "Generous for portions. Crew were awesome. The interface was easy and had lots of options"
Cons: "Main food dish was combinations of flavors I would never put together. Lack of leg room."
Pros: "flight attendants excellent"
Pros: "Crew was extraordinary, very conscientious, responsive, and caring to passengers. Boarding was very civilized. Entertainment system equipment worked great, mechanically. Bathroom was respectably more sizable. Thanks to pilot and staff for getting us there safely."
Cons: "Economy seat was hard and uncomfortable. Meal tray is quite small. For international flights: Not ANA's responsibility, of course: the level of Hollywood movie artistry these days is so poor. Perhaps ANA could consider selecting more movie classics and proven gems in their flight selection. More classicTV shows could help, also."
Pros: "Fantastic customer service, excellent food everything was best and clean."
Pros: "Good service Soft landing Clean"
Cons: "Not really"
Pros: "The ANA stuff at Chicago airport is nice and helpful"
Cons: "My mom has to stay seated "90 degree" the whole time from Tokyo to Chicago (NH12). The seat is broken and she cannot adjust it to a comfortable position"
Cons: "No snaks"
Pros: "Food and movies."
Cons: "One of the stewardess had an unfriendly look on her face."
Pros: "Cabin crew was fine, nice smooth flight."
Cons: "Check in / gate crew would not help rearrange seats so my son and I could sit together. Just disappointed all they said that it was a full flight so they could not rearrange a couple of seats to allow us to sit together. This would never happen if it was a flight originating in Japan."
Cons: "The weather made the approach at Narita really bumpy, not anyone's fault. I thought the pilot did a very good job landing."
Cons: "Disappointed that they would not do anything to allow my son and I to sit together. I ended up in a window seat and my son was in a middle seat 5 rows apart. You would think they could find some combination of a middle & window by moving a couple of single travelers but NO. Kept saying that it was a full flight so no go. It's not like we demanded an aisle seat. Just left a "bad taste in my mouth". Not the ANA service that I am used too."
Pros: "Efficent, courteous and reliable."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Pros: "Food legroom service friendliness"
Cons: "Could not view flight info on map"
Pros: "Newplane, excerlent crews"
Cons: "Delayed flight an hour and a half"
Pros: "Was able to request a gluten-free meal for the flight"
Cons: "My suitcase was "lost" in Tokyo/Narita on the way to Shanghai. Don't know what happened. Got my luggage two days later. This isn't Kayak's fault. ANA should've done something to make this right."
Pros: "It was clean and nice"
Pros: "service and comfort in Premium economy"
Cons: "ANA's food quality went down so much. Its basically as bad as united meals. Very sad."
Pros: "My Marine son and I traveled ANA from Okinawa to Hiroshima. We had to be bussed out to our plane but it was so worth it because we were on a Star Wars plane."
Cons: "My son and I had made separate reservations and they lost his. however he was able to get on the flight and they sat us together."
Pros: "Flight attendant Lee-san is amazing and kind. I was feeling really stressed and having a panic attack. She brought me tea and comforted me. I am so thankful for her kindness."
Cons: "Internet is way too expensive and barely works."
Cons: "Dinner choices could be better. Slow boarding process."
Pros: "Crew was fantastic! Great seats! Little extras like toothbrush are wonderful!"
Cons: "Can't think of anything"
Pros: "Great crew, food, lots of free wine"
Pros: "Crew was great, I lucked out and got a whole row to myself and the entertainment was awesome."
Cons: "The food was just ok."
Pros: "Food, comfort interior, and fast check-in processes. In fact the check-in staff are great and very friendly"
Cons: "Helpful and more smiles will be very useful. Upgrade the entertainment will be great."
Cons: "Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard."
Pros: "Quantas Entertainment app was great!"
Cons: "Quantas seems to have frequent gate changes. You have to pay attention. No WiFi in terminals despite posted signs."
Pros: "Food was surprisingly good and generous. Also nice to have snacks and small soft drinks available in the back at any time. The entertainment system had a good collection of movies."
Cons: "Seats should have a USB port for charging devices. Podcast selection was poor on the entertainment system and usually only had one or two episodes. Because podcasts are often free (or can be licensed cheaply) and require little storage, system should have last 20 episodes of the best 100 podcasts."
Pros: "Boarding was quick."
Cons: "Flight was not comfortable, when seats are pushed back, there is no leg room left. Entertainment system and contents both were poor. Flight delayed by 4 hours."
Pros: "Great crew! Cheap flight"
Cons: "Food okay, flight delayed both ways, seating uncomfortable in economy."
Pros: "Friendly, funny and personable staff. Make you feel very welcome."
Cons: "A couple of the stewards had really strong cologne."
Cons: "ruin my seat arrangement for no reason! We were traveling as a family of 7 (2 grandparents from each side, my husband, my 4 year son and myself). We paid $30 per person per seat so that we could sit together and watch out for each other because some of the grandparents are in their 80's. However, when we checked in, we found out all our seats were re-arranged and in the worst possible way! Our 4 year old child was assigned in middle seat no where near my husband or myself. In addition, the family was divided in half, separated by the service station. I had switched seat so I can sit with my son but my husband had to sit at the other side of the service station to take care of the other half of the family because they do not speak English. I was left to attend to my 4 year old son by myself, which was hard to do. what bothers me the most is that there seem to be no obvious reason for them to re-arranged seats in such a devastating manner - it was not a full flight at all. I saw quite a few empty seats in the back. We spoke to the woman who was the head of the stewardess about the problem upon boarding, she said she would try to see what she could do, but she never got back to us at all. The seats were horrible seats for a few reason. First, there were a lot of traffic and noise from crew and other passengers because they were next to the Service station. Second, we were always the last one to receive food service because of the location. This is a problem when you have 4 year old and 80 years old who were diabetics."
Pros: "Qantas is a good reliable Airline, fleet of 747-400 getting a bit old. Too bad they will retire those costly planes as I have good memories going 20 times to Australia. Bring on the newer generation Boeing 787 dreamliners."
Cons: "Waiting at Brisbane Airport to fix the AC."
Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."
Pros: "The staff on the flight was fine."
Cons: "When I went to transfer flight to Perth there was an agent at the security who found that I had a wallet ninja and showed him it just threw it in the trash without asking me what my options were. Had an attitude when I asked what the heck? He was totally rude and ruined my perception of the Qantas staff."
Pros: "The food"
Pros: "Handling our expenses during the delay"
Cons: "Changed our seats. We were not put next to each other. Reservations did a horrible job, could not get any information from them on my booking. The rebooking procedures were handled poorly. People with connections should have been handled separately and in a different way. Some people got rescheduled on earlier flights than we were told but did not know about it so many missed their rescheduled flights."
Pros: "Friendly, courteous staff. Good accommodations"
Cons: "They only offered pretzels."
Pros: "Very comfortable seats, good food, great entertainment- a slick operation was very slick. Not like the old days"
Pros: "Managed to reach destination safely. Only taking about 8 hrs more than scheduled."
Cons: "Flight delayed. The made boarded passengers disembark and wait for an unpredictable amount of time with no updates. Then finally we boarded then the service was very poor. For example they did not remove the dishes for about three hours after serving dinner. The last straw was that they diverted to Sydney instead of the final destination Melbourne as the crew was going over 20 hrs. With the diversion they saved about 45 min , but the exhausted passengers lost another 3 hrs in their already miserable flight. Also quantas NOT friendly for people traveling with kids.... BEWARE."
Cons: "Over all service was poor. TVs weren't working either."
Pros: "Service always attentive and genuine"
Cons: "Food was not as good as previous Qantas flights. Probably because it was catering to American crowd."
Pros: "The crew take time to talk to you, and everyone of them has a smile. The in flight meals were great, not typical airline TV dinners. They were good meals. The entertainment selection is outstanding, especially for a 14-hour flight. power outlets work, and they even have snacks in the galley area like Lufthansa so if you need a soft drink, coffee or candy...it is there all during the flight. A long flight could not be made easier"
Pros: "Despite the delay in boarding, we were greeted with a smile from the crew. Meal service went well and love the 3 choices of meals offered in economy"
Cons: "Would be nice to check-in for flight on app instead of laptop or tablet"
Pros: "No issues, quick and friendly."
Pros: "Flight crew were not enthusiastic about their job. Need to do service with a smile & not act like we are burdening when a request for certain service was made."
Cons: "Plenty of movies to watch"
Pros: "Flight was delayed. Entertainment, movies wasn't that great for long haul flight. They could have included more interesting movies."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Attention by cabin crew was ok. They can be more friendly and approachable. I didn't experience customer care."
Pros: "Nothing to speak of that I liked"
Cons: "Short flight, no food to speak of, no entertainment"
Pros: "We had comfortable seats and a pleasant flight. Food was good for airline food. Plenty of water and fresh fruit available all through the flight"
Cons: "Wasn't able to complete on line check in."
Pros: "Everything. No complains"
Cons: "Transfer at Melbourne was erratic. But I think after renovation it should be ok. Otherwise perfect"
Pros: "Nice crew. Nice food. Nice movies. Smooth ride"
Pros: "Great entertainment choices. Slept most of the flight from SFO to Sydney but when awake crew was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine, fruit actually better than expected."
Cons: "USB charging ports didn't work in my row."
Pros: "Our boarding & flight crew were excellent. They went above & beyond to help us through the delay that ocutred due to engine cover repairs."
Cons: "I was told LAX would have corrected flight/boarding info upon arrival. They did not. They made us wait & go through 2 lines that made us miss any connection home. The rep was inexperienced & slow. I had to spend the night in LA & had to pay someone $500 to work at my store in my stead. Ended up negative experience. ."
Pros: "Amazing crew and staff."
Cons: "No vegetetarian food option, seat 16f was soiled, fold down tray had sticky residue from previous flight(s)."
Pros: "Crew on the plane was a group of wonderful ladies. Always smiling & pleasant, even when they had to move people around. Great service with a smile."
Cons: "No info ahead of time about checking in. Once we got to the airport, I was told that I should have known better & checked in 24 hours prior. initially, the agent said that all seats are appropriated randomly. At the gate, I'm told different. I had to fight tooth & nail to get a seat next to my wife (who often gets airsick). It didn't feel good to have to argue & make a scene to accomplish this."
Pros: "Great service. Perfect flight"
Cons: "Entertainment system was not working at my seat"
Cons: "The wheel on my bag was smashed..."
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: "Good food great service nice and friendly staff"
Pros: "It was comfortable"
Cons: "I couldn't request a vegan meal online for some reason & once i got to the airport it was too late so i went hungry"
Pros: "It was a short flight from Wellington to Sydney. There was no food served but beverages and snack."
Cons: "Not much I didn't like"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The seat cushions are stiff and uncomfortable. And the seat backs were in my face the whole time."
Pros: "registration was easy and well organized. Kosher food was perfect and served timely. Crew was polite and helping immediately. Everything was comfortable, except the quality of earphones ."
Cons: "the plane was small, old, not comfortable and not remotely up to the standards that we expect from Qantas or the A380s we typically get from CA to SYD. If I book Qantas - I expect a certain level of service - otherwise, I would save the money and just go with the cheapest airline."
Pros: "I arrived in Melbourne 9 hours after I was scheduled to. The flight was severely delayed out of NYC and then I missed my connection out of LA and flew to Sydney instead. I was offered a $20 voucher for food at jfk, and that was it."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Staff obliging food excellent on time all good"
Cons: "All good"
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: "Crew was nice, food was plentiful and good"
Cons: "Movie selection not currant enough, my daughter flew the same route on another carrier and entertainment was much better. Difficult to hear my program with the earphones provided."
Pros: "in flight experience - ability to preselect food. A380 is a great, quiet airplane."
Cons: "the process at LAX - old airport, long queues. needs updating."
Airlines flying from San Jose to Coolangatta have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights