Paid full SQ fare but return trip was on scoot and without any entertainment and no given choice for food.
Best airline ever for economy
Pros: "Just ok"
Cons: "The crew and the service"
Pros: "Amazing crew, great seating area and tasty menu."
Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Pros: "Crew were really lovely and friendly. A bit of spacee on the plane which always helps"
Cons: "Nothing Better than average flight"
Pros: "Superb service."
Cons: "Meals were average for airlines"
Pros: "I like everything in Singapore airlines"
Pros: "everything..Singapore airlines is a amazing airline !!! there is a reason why they are no 1 for so many years..."
Pros: "Yes the SQ802 and sQ807 was excellent"
Cons: "Returning flight food short be better SQ807"
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, crew extremely curtious and helpful."
Cons: "Plane was an older model and I did not have strength to recline seat. Quality of seat back screens poor and hand sets difficult to navigate for a technophobe like Ma."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and the staff was very attendant!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "The comfort and caring staff"
Cons: "Food serve a bit slow with the no of pax and long queue for the washroom"
Pros: "Staff were very attentive and checked in on us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Food was great and ammenities kept spotless."
Pros: "In general it was all very good - I flew Premium Economy but I didn’t see much difference at all between that and Economy. There was a bit more leg room but that was about it, Having said that Singapore Airlines overall is pretty good - toilets kept nice and clean and everyone well taken care of."
Cons: "Older plane not so comfortable for a long flight. Movies, not much choice and far away from seat."
Pros: "more room in the seats - excellent hostesses who are so friendly and helpful - lovely food."
Pros: "Again friendly and efficient staff and a smooth flight. Best features of Singapore Airlines."
Cons: "The business class seats were smaller than I thought and not so comfortable as the 777. The seats are hard and ungiving and when you sleep on them you really feel it. Plus the flatbed lay out meant you were basically lying in a question mark position, not so goof for tall people like my husband. The food was good but uninteresting and I think for an overnight flight there should be more smaller,lighter, non spicy options offered rather that full dinners."
Pros: "Friendly efficient staff. plane 777 business class seat comfortable, and flat bed, once you figured out how to operate it was also comfortable. Food was good but not excellent compared to previous flights."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines business class lounge in Melbourne was less than impressive and the food was atrocious. Lounge in Singapore was large but still overcrowded. Amenities much better and the food was plentiful and interesting."
Pros: "Spacious economy class seating and great service"
Pros: "Flight crew, food, boarding and entertainment great."
Cons: "Just didn't like the 7 hour delay for the flight. Nobody's fault."
Pros: "The trip was uneventful, with the usual excellent service."
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: "Old plane. Worst food I’ve ever had on a Singapore airlines flight. They need to give up on the seafood spaghetti. It was quite awful. Old plane so entertainment system not up to what is expected these days"
Cons: "I am a vegetarian and they served a chicken piece along with my main course."
Pros: "EVERYTHING was great...from check in to the entire experience on board. Extremely friendly staff to delicious food and a great choice of beverages! Clean and tidy aircraft with lots of extra amenities. Pleasant flight, pleasant arrival. Always a great way to travel!"
Cons: ""Customs" at JFK came to an entire halt. All passengers where stuck in the welcome hall for 1h, without any information, why held there and why nothing was moving forward. All CBP booths were closed, but 8 (eight!) employees, who normally direct arriving passengers to the kiosk-machines where hanging out in two groups sharing private stories and having laughs instead of at least informing passengers, what was going on. Lots of passengers where outraged...a couple in their mid 70s in front of us had to sit down on the floor, since they had circulation problems from standing in line so long. Sadly, JFK isn't what it used to be anymore."
Pros: "wide seats. great service. on time."
Cons: "food was not as good as one would expect."
Pros: "I’ve flown with a lot of airlines in every class. This was an economy class flight and still the food was better than I’ve received in business class on American. The seat was comfortable, the entertainment options varied and extensive and the cabin team were amazing. They clean the bathrooms between uses. Seriously how do other airlines still exist?"
Cons: "No free upgrade? ;-). But that’s unreasonable. I love this airline having not flown with them for 4 years I don’t understand why!"
Pros: "Even though the flight was just 45 mins, the crew were able to pop out a beverages round"
Cons: "Nothing to mention, all was good"
Pros: "I liked there was an opportunity to bid on an upgrade"
Cons: "Our bid was rejected yet there were empty seats in premium economy. Our bid was within the recommended range. You certainly would not have lost money upgrading us."
Pros: "Safe smooth flight. Timely take off and arrival. Great personalised service. Consistently high service standard is well appreciated."
Cons: "The seats and entertainment system on our flight were in need of an upgrade. The seat padding was well worn and uncomfortable. The entertainment system is one of the old “pop-out the remote from the armrest” ones with a very average interface and display."
Pros: "We started taxing 15 minutes before the departure time. This is great !"
Cons: "not much"
Cons: "I reserved a window seat on this site but was given a middle row instead when I checked in."
Pros: "Good reliable SQ service"
Cons: "I got the seat with communications box on the floor under the seat in front... no foot room :-("
Pros: "Crew is big on service and being true professionals. Always smiling and being attentive"
Cons: "AC works when wheels are up and engines kick in. So its stuffy whilst on the ground"
Pros: "clean aircraft and friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats, average meals, poor infotainment selection"
Pros: "The best long leg flight I've been on. I managed to get a whole row to myself and that made the 12hr flight so much better. The crew was very professional, kind, attentive, and it was grand."
Pros: "The new non stop flight frim Singapore to San Francisco really reduced the total travel time. I saved at least 4 hours in choosing this flight"
Pros: "Crew is remarkable"
Cons: "The food was very poor indeed, the entertainment system was not working in my seat or the seat behind, I had to move to another seat"
Cons: "The Manchester stopover was just a lot of standing in lines. From Manchester to Singapore, the plane was full and my seat mates didn't get up when we needed out. So, we escaped to the back for a while where we were "hushed" by a stewardess. The stewards didn't seem to like it when we were out of our seats, but 12 hours is too long to be stuck in a middle seat."
Pros: "Attentive Staff - Fabulous"
Pros: "The flight experience was pretty great overall.."
Cons: "I didn't like that interacting with their websitewas not very iser friendly or reliable. While most domestic airlines allow you to easuly interact with your itinerary I pretty much had to just show up and hope everything worked out. Also no alerts or other functions."
Cons: "the gates the time intervals and the connections..."
Pros: "Customer service , crew was nice"
Cons: "Food was terrible out of MEL.. Didn't have any choice at all.. Tasteless , should improve"
Cons: "Sydney to Singapore flight was a very old flight, uncomfortable seating and very poor quality entertainment system"
I heard multiple people ask for a vegetarian option. If I’d known that there wouldn’t be any food for me I would have happily bought something to bring on the plane. So I guess a little communication would’ve been great. Otherwise, it went really well! Awesome crew.
Pros: "Awesome airlines. Everything was very comfortable"
Cons: "I was very pleased with their services"
Pros: "Crew was great and kept us hydrated. Good free movies and nice Hawaii tv selections. Love the Hawaiian cooking show selections."
Cons: "In seat monitor was a little loos and would slide out of position when watching it. Breakfast sandwich was free but the egg was a little grainy."
Pros: "Very comfortable and the crew was excellent."
Cons: "The food could have been better."
Pros: "Great plane. Crew was very friendly"
Cons: "Really, everything was great."
Pros: "The crew was very attentive to our needs. There were great in-flight entertainment options. The beverage options were great!"
Cons: "Aisles were really narrow so often times, you may be bumped by the beverage cart or other passengers."
Pros: "Boarding was on time."
Pros: "We are thinking of signing up for the Hawaiian Airlines Credit Card Program they handed out on the plane."
Pros: "The crew were very nice and entertaining! The food was awesome! The teri chicken sandwich was yummy!!"
Cons: "You have to pay to watch movies. I was hoping for a few free movies or television shows."
Pros: "Good entertainment systems. Easy flying from Maui to Auckland."
Cons: "OMG the food. Were they serious? The Breakfast was the worst food Ive had on my 37 years on Planet Earth."
Pros: "Crew was great. They didn't get upset if you needed to stand up and stretch your legs. After weeks of complaining, Hawaiin finally offered vegetarian meals on international flight. In flight movies were good but a little outdated. Seats were surprisingly comfy. Free headphones eyemask and earplugs. In seat phone charging."
Cons: "Crying babies! argh......"
Pros: "Food was not great but it is always nice to have a hot meal provided on the flight and I also appreciated the Maui Brewing beer they offer during beverage service."
Cons: "I was seated in the back row and found it difficult to rest/relax on this overnight flight from Auckland to Honolulu because the flight crew was in the back socializing very loudly to the point where it was unprofessional. I could tell that I was no the only guest annoyed by the noise.It was very inconsiderate and unprofessional to behave this way while on the job especially during the announcements that I couldn ot understand because of the talking behind me. I fly Hawaiian Airlines often and have never had this type of issue. I was surprised that none of the other crew members said anything to the noisy group of hosts/hostesses."
Pros: "Boarding was unorganized and slow. Flight took off in time but arrived a half hour late. Food was horrid, even by airplane standards."
Pros: "Free breakfast and welcome alcoholic drink. Who does that anymore?"
Pros: "Our flight attendant, Ruth, was fantastic. Very personable and attentive."
Cons: "We had splurged on Business Class as it was our 25th wedding anniversary. Food options were not great. I follow a plant-based diet. Hawaiian Airlines do not offer any meals for plant-based (aka vegan) diets. They have vegetarian, but that is not acceptable for vegans. I spent 8 years living abroad. Many foreign carriers allow you to go online and manage your meals prior to your flight; vegan, kosher, low salt, Hindu, gluten free, etc. Business Class experience was much less than other airlines we've flown. Airbus aircraft are always seem on the "cheap" side to me."
Cons: "Every time i try to use the hawaiiain air app it may work at home then when I switch networks on my iphone i get the blue page in the app saying "The page cannot be displayed". The few times i've flown with hawaiian (3 this year) each time i try to use the app at the airport it fails, so i have to print out my boarding pass. The ios hawaiian app is not even an app, it's like a slimmed down browser just displaying a web page formatted for a smartphone screen size. What a poor excuse of an app. Do you have an application department devoted to maintaining this app? If so they are horrible. Go look at the ios reviews of the app, i'm not the only one. I can't wait for more competition to come to hawaii against your flights. You folks won't do a thing until some alternative airlines come down."
Cons: "No free on-flight entertainment, the drinks and food had to be paid for and the dinner was not adequate for such a long flight."
Pros: "Complimentary brunch and alcoholic beverage was very nice. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Plane ride was a bit cold. I don't believe there was any wifi even over land and it cost money to watch the movies and play the games unlike some of the other airlines but I think the complimentary brunch and alcoholic beverage kind of make up for it."
Pros: "It was a great flight and employees were great..."
Pros: "Smooth landing & in-flight snacks & beverage service"
Cons: "There was no air movement on the flight, which caused the plane to be unbearably hot. The food was mediocre at best."
Pros: "Overbite HNL to LVS with enough leg room for me. Aircraft performed great!"
Cons: "Airport gate 30 not ready for use by customers- long walk fm Interisland terminal"
Cons: "Poor entertainment options. Customer service was poor as well."
Pros: "Consistently on time service and friendly flight crew. Baggage was ready for pickup by the time we cleared immigration."
Cons: "The crew were talking and laughing loudly most of the flight. It was a red eye flight. I get that babies might cry or a passenger might do something annoying. But by far the most annoying people were the flight attendants."
Pros: "Crew were relatively nice until there were mass delays deboarding and they refused to keep us informed as to what was happening. Also, delays at the start (with no AC, so it was very hot in cabin)."
Cons: "I could not eat the food as there were eggs in pretty much all of it (I have an allergy), and I was given no other options, which is unacceptable, especially given that this was a long international flight. Wine was terribly sweet. Touch screen basically inoperative (very tiresome)."
Pros: "We lost a tablet with detachable keyboard and camoflouge pink and white hat. Please call 8156440980 I went to baggage claim, went to the ticketing and to the gate we were on and no one was there. I called the lost and found and this is where they told me to check"
Pros: "Flight attendants were pleasant. Other than that the plane was packed and the bathrooms got dirty very quickly. Food was terrible! When I booked the flight, tried to find special diet options but were not available. Flight attendant told another passenger that they don't offer special meals."
Pros: "Good movie selections"
Cons: "Hard time getting comfortable to sleep"
Cons: "I bought my tickets at the beginning of September for a November 18 flight. When I checked in I was seated on the last row, next to the bathroom. When I asked why my seats were in such a poor spot I was told I needed to have purchased my tickets two months in advance to get better seating. When I told the agent I had she said there wasn't anything she could do."
Pros: "Crew mostly left me alone to sleep. Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "Seatbelt requirement on top of the blanket (not my experience with other airlines on long haul flights). The lights on the overnight flight were not dimmed sufficiently."
Pros: "Got me where I needed to go"
Cons: "The layovers were terrible. Had a 12 hr layover in aukland. Won't use your site again. DISAPPOINTED"
Pros: "The atmosphere friendly staff!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. We had to board twice, before we even took off. Entertainment cost money to watch a movie. Hawaiian airlines runs a monopoly on flight to Hawaii. There should be more airlines flying in and out of there,"
Pros: "nice staff"
Cons: "waited 3 hours on plane then another 7 hours in gate to get home"
Pros: "Pilow and blanket"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Pros: "TSA is rediculous and affects how people interact with your customer servce. Your customer service in Honolulu needs a lot of work. Pointing people to a single counter person to obtain a seat on a plane after the person has already been on a 9 hour Hawaiian flight is beyond disrespectful. It is cruel. It was close to a couple of months that I had purchased the ticket and I get on the Plane in Auckland only to find I would need to process through TSA yet another time in order to get to the counter and obtain my seat. 3 hours in a TSA line allowed 20 minutes to get to that counter. I also needed to find a private space to give myself my insulin. I do not do that in public bathrooms or even my own bathroom..... but it never happened because I stood in Customs line and then Imigration line and yet again the third TSA line. I think TSA held up over 200 of us because they went to lunch. He were stopped still with absolutely no progress for over an hour."
Cons: "You and all the other airlines need to work together and improve TSA. The counter person at Hawaiian in Honolulu was unprofessional and capricious. She preferred to service a huge dog rather than myself, even though it was my turn . She also answered a male who cut in line rather than the person next in line. She did not know what was available and did not show any compassion for international travelers. We were treated as cattle."
Pros: "Lived the staff on the plane"
Cons: "Did not like that with threw flighis home they would Not check our bags through"
Pros: "Nice airline stewardesses. Good meal."
Cons: "Rough landing. Came down too hard. It was scary for me."
Pros: "The food was delicious. I did not expect to have a complimentary champagne with my meal. It was nice. The flight attendants were very helpful. I was feeling sick on the plane. They keep asking if i need anything."
Cons: "I was very disappointed that I have to paid for the used of the blanket. it was cold on the plane. It used to be free. Luckily I brought a sweater with me. Otherwise , I be freezing."
Pros: "In terms of getting there safely, comfortably, and pleasantly, the staff and crew did a perfect job. The flight was smooth and was punctual which I appreciated greatly. I can always rely on Hawaiian in this regard."
Cons: "What I thought could be improved upon was the entertainment. Because it is such a long flight it would be much more enjoyable to have the option for at least a complimentary TV station and/or movies and shows. Delta has that option and it truly makes the experience significantly more enjoyable. I really enjoy flying with Hawaiian Airlines and if this detail is fixed I know I would enjoy it that much more."
Pros: "The best service I've ever had on an airline, and I've flown a lot for business and pleasure. Personnel were helpful and friendly, check in was easy and fast. The food on my first flight was pretty good; on my return I couldn't eat it because it wasn't vegetarian."
Cons: "No choice of meals."
Pros: "The flight was great."
Cons: "I had to run from one end of the airport to the other. The boarding crew in Hawaii were a bit bossy."
Pros: "Great flight, but no wifi"
Cons: "No wifi"
Cons: "Chose seats at booking. Called, seat selection, seats had changed, called the morning of flight & seats had changed again. They need to clarify their seat selection process, they said the airport controls the seat selection, If this is true, why do they accept & give seat selection"
Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "Huge difference in comfort from jet blue to hawaiian. Hawaiian has much more space."
Pros: "I like the free check-bags"
Cons: "I like that if I can select the seats for free after booking ."
Pros: "seat comfort"
Cons: "breakfast, coffee"
Cons: "Had the weather in Wellington cooperated, I would have made it to the AKL-SYD leg and, most likely, would have enjoyed the travel experience. I plan to fly WLG-AKL tomorrow evening via another airline. Please rebook me onto Qantas tomorrow in evening."
Cons: "After a three hour delay and missed connection and rebooked flight, that is when the service declined. We went through 4 different lines in the Dallas airport, almost missed the rebooked flight due to miscommunications and shuffling of where we were supposed to be. And now delayed luggage."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable & I loved the flexible head rest. The food was good. The flight attendant were friendly & attentive. It was my first time flying Qantas & it is my new favorite airline!"
Pros: "Crew were wonderful"
Cons: "The food must have been a bit off, though very tasty. Luckily had a 2 hou layover with nice lounge toilets"
Pros: "Sitting in an front isle seat with leg room and the helpful nice sterward"
Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "Made me run from connecting flight in Sydney."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Slightly more legroom"
Pros: "crew was nice. but we had massive delays and the attitude of the employees at the gate and on check in, was terrible"
Cons: "it was their fault that the plane was delayed (mechanical problems), when i asked to be transferred to jfk instead of newark, the employees at melbourne said it's not possible. basically it was their problem but refused to be accountable to it or to accommodate passengers"
Pros: "Boarding was efficient and the cabins were welll presented. Take off was on time."
Cons: "A very small glitch was the cabin service. The cabin announcements were read out too fast to follow! Also, the cabin crew seemed to be in a rush to move the food tray away even though I was still sipping my juice. Maybe this was the early morning energy ...Slow down, guys!"
Pros: "Nothing paid a bomb and got nothing for it"
Cons: "Everything!! Never again will I be hoodwinked for the price of a standard seat"
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: "Food was good. Crew was very accommodating."
Cons: "Very cramped seating. Trouble with iPad service."
Pros: "Super easy flight out of Auckland. Arrived in Nelson ahead of schedule."
Cons: "...the person coughing behind me..."
Cons: "Qantas is the source of unlimited frustration for us. We could not check in online, and it wasn't even possible to choose a seat before you got to the airport unless you wanted to pay a premium for it. To make matters worse, there is no transparency in the process; we had no idea what seats they were assigning us, or even whether the three of us would be able to sit together. And when we showed up at the airport, the last leg of my flight had been deleted from my itinerary (but not that of my family members). And guess what? They couldn't do anything about it until I was ready to get on that last flight! The crew were great, but all the behind-the-scenes aspects of Qantas were absolutely horrible. Two days later I'm still reeling from the experience. What a terrible way to treat customers."
Pros: "The fresh fruit platter choice for breakfast"
Cons: "No fresh towels to wash hands & face before being served food"
Pros: "It was a good flight overall."
Cons: "Baggage arrived late."
Pros: "The plane was small, but it was my first time, so it was cool. The flight was quick and easy, and they covered my luggage even though it was too big for the plane overhead lockers."
Pros: "Friendly crew Comfy space Reasonable food Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Would have liked to be offered a second hot drink or would like the cups to be a bit bigger. Fresh food"
Pros: "The on boarding process"
Cons: "The plan was in very poor clean conditions. The seats were discussing to sit."
Cons: "No options for seat choose which totally rubbish don't like deal with Qantas in future"
Cons: "We did not make this flight"
Pros: "quick on time flight"
Cons: "cabin VERY hot and cramped"
Cons: "This is the worst travel i've ever had. Got stuck in sydney because the first flight was delayed. I booked emirates and payed more to be on an emirates flight and to avoid flying with qantas. As qantas operated the first delayed flight i missed all my connecting flights and i'm still teavelling right now. Still in sydney. Never going to book through here again!"
Cons: "Seats very cramped with 6 children sharing seats invarea"
Pros: "Very good service"
Cons: "Food was very average for business class"
Pros: "Good crew service"
Cons: "Food was tasteless just warm and food servied don't reflect the menu."
Cons: "Would have prefered to fly Emirates."
Cons: "Stop sending me these emails. I didn't even take this flight."
Pros: "Good Food and ok services"
Cons: "2 hrs delay. Entertainment system froze and no sound from time to time. Dirty seats."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Business class seating is not of international standard. Time to put upgraded accommodation in business class on this sector. I will not be flying this sector again with Qantas."
Pros: "Crew were wonderful 5 stars."
Cons: "Food soggy. Legroom is my biggest bug bear. Really appalling."
Pros: "The Staff were friendly during the whole flight. Seats were really comfortable and good movie and song choices. Boarding was fast."
Cons: "The headphones looked quite dirty so I used my own. The breakfast meal was bad, especially putting in a hash brown that just gets soggy."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and lots of entertainment choices on the flight"
Cons: "I checked the flight prior to going to Auckland airport and all showed on time, by the time we cleared immigration and were in the airport we were notified of a six hour delay due to mechanical issues. I realize these things happen, but earlier notification would have prevented an 8 hour stay in the airport. The seats are pretty close together for a 3.5 hour flight. After hearing a lot of positive comments about Qantas, this was not a great first impression"
Pros: "The new clear aircraft"
Cons: "The fruit was not ripe and not edible."
Pros: "Loved the leg room, kind attendants, great meals."
Cons: "The technology malfunctioned the entire flight. It was less than ideal."
Cons: "Flight delayed for 8 hours. Flight was to leave at 6.20am but left at 2.30pm. My whole day wasted. Very trying and begin in the airport at 4.00am for reporting and this happens.."
Pros: "Good pillows."
Cons: "They let us know by email little before departure that there would be a delay of 1h 15 min in our arrival to London. This made me uneasy from the very beginning that I would lose my London-Luxembourg flight. The crew in the boarding gate, only after much insisting, said they would make a note so that someone from Qantas would wait for me and help me get my London-Luxembourg flight no problem, but in the next stopovers (Melbourne, Dubai), there was no sign of this. Also, the delay in the end was 2h 20 min - and I lost my flight to Luxembourg."
Pros: "Service is great and crew members are very friendly."
Cons: "Audio system (both of us) were down. We were had to move to other seats in order to enjoy inflight entertainment."
Pros: "It was a safe flight."
Cons: "I have flown Qantas several times across the Pacific and have had much better experiences on the longer flights. Everything was delayed, the plane was small, and the food was pretty bad, even by airplane food standards. I just expected more given what I have come to expect from Qantas."
Cons: "Boarding was terrible. No announcement when it was late."
Pros: "Everything was wonderful, the crew were all very polite and boarding went very smoothly."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "My name is Parag Mokashi, Indian Passport No. Z1788332 had booked 2 return air tickets from Singapore to Auckland with details as follows: Qantas Airways Flight QF6 - Depart Singapore Changi Apt, SG (SIN) 01Dec16 (Thu) 23:50 Arrive Sydney Kingsford Smith Apt, AU (SYD) 02Dec16 (Fri) 10:50 Flight QF145 - Depart Sydney Kingsford Smith Apt, AU (SYD) 02Dec16 (Fri) 11:55 Arrive Auckland International Apt, NZ (AKL) 02Dec16 (Fri) 17:10 Flight QF144 - Depart Auckland International Apt, NZ (AKL) 13Dec16 (Tue) 08:35 Arrive Sydney Kingsford Smith Apt, AU (SYD) 13Dec16 (Tue) 10:15 Flight QF81 - Depart Sydney Kingsford Smith Apt, AU (SYD) 13Dec16 (Tue) 11:15 Arrive Singapore Changi Apt, SG (SIN) 13Dec16 (Tue) 16:30 I had booked these tickets online through CheapTickets.sg on 17th September 2016. While booking the tickets mine and my wife’s full details such as the Name, Nationality and Passport were given. In spite of this nowhere was it mentioned in the Quantas terms and conditions or any prompt/popup given while booking the tickets that Australian transit visa is required for Indians since the flight is via Australian city. I had booked the tickets well in advance and had enough time to get transit visa had there been any information about it mentioned. On 1st December 2016 when we went to the Changi airport we were not allowed to board the plane as we did not have the Australian transit visa. We were told by Quantas personnel at the airport to go to the Australian embassy in Singapore to get the transit visa and that we would get it within a day. Next day we went to the embassy and found that the Australian visa is done by VFS global at a different address. When went there they informed us that Australian visa takes minimum 5 days. I had all my hotel bookings in New Zealand already done hence I had no choice to take a direct Singapore Auckland flight via Singapore Airlines at a very high price on the next day. I also lost one day of my hotel booking in Auckland and had to forfeit the money. I and my wife had to go through the psychological trauma of being refused to board the plane, then the next day running around the Australian embassy / VFS global office for trying to get the Australian transit visa and facing the uncertainty regarding our new Zealand trip which was planned well in advance for our 25th wedding anniversary"
Pros: "I lucked out and was able to get a emergency row seat which helped tremendously because of having long legs."
Cons: "What I don't like is what is true of all airlines now and that is that if you are born with long legs you are penalized and expected to pay more money than people with short legs - that is prejudice and not fair to people that cannot do anything about it. I understand charging obese people extra because they have a chance to change it. Also, seats are too narrow now!!!"
Pros: "Thoughtful and friendliness of the Crews"
Cons: "None that i can think of"
Cons: "Seats where narrow"
Pros: "Great choice of films...Large screen in an economy seat!"
Cons: "The food...but I never like airline food."
Pros: "Plenty of room."
Cons: "Heavier snacks."
Cons: "Flight delayed for 2 hours"
Pros: "The seats in Premium Economy are terribly uncomfortable and not worth the extra cost."
Cons: "The seats in Premium Economy are terribly uncomfortable and not worth the extra cost."
Pros: "Just a great experience Delta is still above the rest excluding Hawaiian"
Cons: "Cant think of anything"
Cons: "My 'window' seat had no window! Feeling was claustrophobic"
Pros: "The service by delta employees for this leg of my journey was beyond great. The leg room was above average."
Cons: "Leg room. Never can have enough leg room."
Cons: "After a delay of about an hour on a very full flight the gate agent asked for volunteers to check their rollaboard suitcases. The gate agents then allowed those who checked their rollaboards to board before Zone 1,which was fine. However, a bunch of people without gate check stickers on the rollaboards were also allowed to board before Zone 1, which was aggravating. There was a long delay on the tarmac, during which we had to pull back to the gate or to a maintenance area before we finally took off. When we arrived in Vegas there was no gate for us to pull into, which led to another long delay of an already long and delayed flight."
Cons: "at last minute itinerary was changed.. instead of routing through Brisbane, was now routed through Sydney. Flight from Sydney to LAX was delayed by 4 hours, then missed flight LAX to LAS... overall long delayed arrival. Checked the route through Brisbane, and those flights we're all there, departed and landed all on-time... so wondering what the reason was for the change of the itinerary without a cause (no cancel or delayed flights through Brisbane)"
Cons: "More than 4.5 hrs in taxi waiting to take off. Due to “few rain” and after 3.5 hrs we needed to refuel when we were about FINALLY close to our turn for take off. Horrible service by DELTA. Never flying again with them"
Pros: "The wait"
Cons: "The screen didn’t change in time"
Cons: "The pilot was a Daredevil"
Pros: "overall flight great,pleasant trip, courtious well informed crew"
Cons: "In flight entertainment screen down"
Pros: "This was a much bigger plane so my comfort lever was better."
Pros: "crew was nice and pilot was informative."
Cons: "1. flight was delayed twice, which meant my arrive was delayed in Cincinnati. 2. boarding was a nightmare. After 2 delays, I was crammed into zone 4. I dont fly as often, the seats space seems to be getting smaller. 5. I sat next an overweight person. I didn't like my personal space violated. 6. The flight offer movies, I slept. Yet kept getting elbowed by this overweight neighbor. 7. I am a single, independent person. I prefer to sit near the front. First on and settled and 1st off and gone!"
Cons: "The landing was somewhat frightening."
Cons: "yet another oversold and crammed into a plane flight from delta. the crew were nice and all...but the passengers were all ready to be throw into a battle royal pit to actually get on the plane. Getting real tired of this"
Pros: "The flight crew was friendly and personable. Beverage service was consistent and efficient. Entertainment and free WiFi messaging were great perks."
Cons: "The positives don’t even come close to offsetting the misery of Delta’s seats. I honestly don’t remember the last time I was so cramped and uncomfortable. I’m not an abnormally large man - 6 feet 200 lbs - and there was no room for my legs or my shoulders in an “upgraded economy” seat. I fly weekly for work on another major airline, and only took this one in a crunch. But I am quite certain this was my last Delta flight and I’ll be advising others similarly. The service and entertainment aren’t sufficient to mask an awful seat configuration."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants"
Cons: "Freezing flight."
Cons: "I didn’t like having to pay for bags and headphones."
Pros: "Great service, comfortable plane"
Cons: "Waited 45 minutes for de-icing"
Pros: "Service was great. Regular drinks and snacks."
Pros: "Smooth flight Courteous"
Cons: "On a five hours flight a two dollars sandwich wouldn’t hurt!!"
Cons: "Too many announcements"
Pros: "comfortable seats"
Cons: "delay delay delay"
Cons: "Food sold out and there was nothing left"
Pros: "Special staff great pilots snacks free movies safety"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Good selection of movies/shows."
Cons: "Flight was delayed half an hour due to “medical emergency”. Guy passed out as we were about to take off so we turned back to the gate and sat on the plane for over 30 mins while we waited for medical personnel to check the guy out. Then had to wait another 15 mins for the fuel truck to refill us because we had burnt so much sitting there. I understand that we had to turn back due to his condition but why was he not removed from the plane and put on a later flight when he felt better instead of making all of us late? You would think after all this the crew would be kind and appreciate our patience but 2 of the flight attendants were the exact opposite of that. Both of them were very short with people and the one kept rolling her eyes at people as they were handing out drinks. The only thing I would give 5 stars is the tv entertainment. My seat wouldn’t even recline for me to enjoy though."
Cons: "I froze on the way to Las Vegas and there weren't enough blankets."
Pros: "The entertainment is always great on delta and they have new snacks now!"
Cons: "Cabin service took a bit longer than normal and we were stuck on the tarmack for at least 30 mins waiting to take off. Not anyone’s fault, just annoying"
Pros: "The process was very quick and easy, from after security the process was smooth and fast."
Cons: "The gate that I was assigned to was a little overcrowded but I believe it could be because of the construction that is happening in the area. Also the security process was a little long."
Pros: "Nothing I can think of right away"
Cons: "Late arrival and late departure. Poor service in having my luggage be connected to my flight. Was under the impression that they would do that after I had called the day prior and once I got to airport they didn't do so"
Pros: "Nice courteous cabin staff."
Cons: "See comment above"
Cons: "Undersized overhead bins so ALL carry-on rollerbags had to be checked."
Pros: "Service. Sweet attendant."
Cons: "Two out of three flights were delayed, customers service of the flight operated by Delta airlines is a nightmare and on top of it 2hours and 40min delayed. No drinks, no snacks, nothing."
Pros: "The agents in the air were a lot more understanding and at least apologized."
Cons: "I understand if we need to check bags because its full but when iy is not full but you demand I check it anyway all you are doing is adding travel time to my trip. Also we needed things in our bags that we otherwise would have had. Not the best customer service at the gate."
Pros: "But the crew were awesome!"
Cons: "Flight delayed then gate was changed, while I was using lavatory and did not hear changes! Then boarding was confusing as the intercom wasn't working. Overall poor."
Pros: "They offered water and snacks It was quick"
Pros: "We were traveling with a group of 8, only 3 of us had assigned seats when were arrived and the others were on standby. We asked the attendant at the gate desk if there was any chance that the rest of us on standby could be seated together... HE UPGRADED OUR WHOLE GROUP TO COMFORT and allowed us to all sit with each other. Greatest flight experience I've had and such great staff with Delta. Will fly Delta going forward whenever I have a a chance (flew Southwest the rest of our trip - service, cleanliness, friendliness didn't compare)."
Pros: "We arrived in Las Vegas"
Cons: "Even in first class, it appeared to me that the legroom has been decreased."
Pros: "Good entertainment with games for kids, movies etc."
Cons: "No meals (5+ of flying), need to buy earphones, no place for hand lauggudge"
Pros: "Not happy"
Cons: "I was given a hard time on getting my boarding pass printed. They made me waknback and forth twice to clear up this situation. Delta said I had to pay extra to cover the fare. Even the "special services" did not give any great service. Alex me think twice abotnbooking through this and delta.!"
Cons: "BYOjet cancelled my flight"
Pros: "A good crew working to do their best"
Cons: "What else? Just too little space..."
Cons: "Tray was filthy dirty from previous passenger. Not acceptible amid the current Coronavirus pandemic. Paid $600 for ticket. Plane was changed to a smaller model with no entertainment system."
Pros: "Always great crew but the 737-800 is too cramped for east-west flights and hardly any leg room."
Cons: "Larger less cramped jet. Toilets at rear and everytime someone tried to move around a guy standing in aisle next to me talking to another passenger i got hit. After about the 3rd time i almost landed in the back of the seat infront of me. I had words and he moved. Couldnt put seat back as not enough room. Got off jet with neck cramped...got on jet via rear door after walk and wait about 10 minutes on hot tarnac with sun belting into back of the unfortunate rear seaters...hostess apologised but i felt sorry for any older/ sick people. We were cooking on a hot plate like prawns !!!"
Cons: "I went online to put that I needed gluten free food and when everyone else was getting their food I was told no gluten free food on domestic flights so I got no food. You need to take that option off of your website if you don’t intend to serve people with celiac."
Pros: "Extra legroom (economy x) was well worth it as I had knee surgery the day prior. Ground staff and crew very helpful assisting me as I was on crutches. Excellent service."
Pros: "The crew were excellent. Seating was comfortable."
Cons: "Horrible service. Flight cancelled. Delayed by 30h. Will never travel Virgin Australia again"
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Delayed departure due to headwinds for incoming aircraft"
Cons: "Meal on board was probably the worst I’ve ever had on any airline, including the very cheap Asian ones. Virgin has set a new low in customer service"
Pros: "Flight was great except the turbulence but that is expected"
Cons: "Hardly any legroom"
Pros: "The coke"
Cons: "Not bloody much. I'm passed I'm not with my wife now"
Pros: "Great service and a free hot meal! Couldn't ask for more."
Pros: "Everything was GREAT"
Pros: "The crew service was amazing. The flight attendant went the extra mile and actually put another blanket on me as I slept, which was a comforting extra touch. This was in Business Class."
Cons: "For a night flight of 4 hours duration, the business class meal service should be express, to maximize opportunity to sleep."
Pros: "The lumbar support in the Virgin seat makes all the difference, plus the info re toilets, either get up now or wait till food service stops, and the instruction to put seat in upright position for eating much appreciated. I also LOVED the unexpected brilliant in-house video of psychology. Dr Andrew Ley(?) Food was great, nothing ridiculous, hot tasty and healthy. I liked there was no over packaging that took up my tray table room. Jetstar is a torture chamber with those seats that cause your back to curl over."
Pros: "Priority boarding is great"
Pros: "Crew very welcoming and helpful"
Cons: "Older seats mean less comfort for such a long flight"
Cons: "Flight cancelled with no announcement.Delayed 5 hours."
Pros: "The crew were friendly"
Cons: "The plane was freezing and no entertainment"
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "In finish line, that media muchine not working"
Pros: "Economy is most often how I connect. Certainty felt a little more upgraded this flight"
Cons: "Efficiency, schedule retained, in flight entertainment."
Pros: "I like that the plane landed safely. The crew on the plane were nice and the food was good for airplane food. There seemed to be an abundance of entertainment options but I was working so didn't really get a chance to use them. Staff on board the plane and on board experience was great."
Cons: "The people who were working at the front desk at check in seemed to be very inconvenienced by the fact I was checking into my flight, which seems like it's supposed to be their jobs, if I'm not mistaken. I had golf clubs and was told to wait at a desk were I stood for 10 mins while a woman looked at the computer, not looking up from it in the whole time. There was another lady checking clubs too, and you would thing it was the fist time they had ever had to check golf clubs into a flight; I assume that's not true."
Pros: "Service was great, aircraft okay"
Cons: "Would have liked a charging point on such a long flight."
Pros: "several options for lunch, new terminal in perth, friendly crew, comfortable chair, good entertainment selection, on time"
Pros: "High degree of professionalism and friendly service."
Cons: "I could not find anywhere on your website to either cancel the flight or re-schedule for after I'd recovered from a ruptured appendix operation. I won't therefore be using kayak again to book airfares."
Pros: "VA ticketing representatives were as helpful as they could be once we figured out why my reservation wasn't popping up. They let me know BYOjet had charged me, but had not yet paid VA for my flight to Sydney so my reservation was on hold and I needed to contact BYOjet."
Cons: "BYOjet charged my card $1300 but cancelled my reservation because they needed card authorization (which they did not notify me!) After going back and forth with BYOjet for 72 minutes I ended up having to purchase a seperate ticket at the VA counter for $299 because BYOjet has the WORST customer service ever."
Cons: "Food service was terrible. We were given biscuits. They charge for drinks. Give me qantus any day. Nothing to read in my chair."
Pros: "The checking-in in Perth domestic terminal was very fast. The flight was less uncomfortable than usual for the economy class."
Cons: "The lack of food options."
Cons: "Virgin bumped my family (myself, wife, 11yo son) from flight due to a downsize in aircraft. Only notification was email at 11pm previous evening, which we didn't see. We arrived at airport to find out we were ticketed on flight leaving 10:55PM rather than 11:35AM, and new flight routed through Sydney rather than non-stop. Virgin offered no compensation for getting us to Melbourne a day late on a worse flight. Would not pay for hotel for a stay overnight in Perth to take alternative flight in morning."
Pros: "The whole service"
Cons: "Vegetarian option and hot food very important especially for elderly people."
Pros: "Staff were courteous. Plane was clean and on time. Luggage came off in a timely manner."
Cons: "Same entertainment choices to/from flights. Not very good up to date choices of films. Food was abominable. What happened to serving trays with an assortment of goodies? Food portion was incredibly small. On long flights across country it would be nice to have built in screens for movies."
Cons: "no entertainment only back lab was available long ques i only fly virgin at least 6 x times a year"
Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Beef dish was mainly rice with insufficient meat or gravy to flavour the rice and there were no vegetables. Entertainment selection was of little choice with documentaries that were not only unsuitable for children but in my opinion unsatisfactory for adults."
Cons: "TVE information they sent me to the email about the airport terminal was confusing: there is not terminal D un perth airport."
Pros: "Fantastic service!"
Cons: "Delay was not appreciated with a fidgety 2 year old"
Pros: "Automatic check-in was really easy to use and everything worked very well and looked modern and stylish. Flight was great, very smooth, good service and the airplane was in great condition. Luggage arrived on the belt very quick after landing."
Cons: "WiFi on airplane did not work."
Cons: "There was no in flight entertainment system and no WiFi. No food onboard. No credit card use. All soft drinks were purchase only. Cheap and nasty airline. Onboard Crew are miserable, ground crew just as miserable. Won't use again."
Pros: "Very courteous steward."
Cons: "Small food servings"
Pros: "Food was good and service excellent as was entertainment"
Cons: "Just cold air conditioning. My feet froze"
Cons: "Plane change to smaller craft meant that I was bumped from my flight. Flew at midnight, arrived 6am instead of arrival at 10:10pm and an overnight stay in airport hotel which was paid for and no refund on cancellation. Had to pay extra taxi costs. Because of the 10hour delay, I had to get a taxi home due to there being no way to go home and await flight."
Pros: "-really friendly staff -nice new terminal with charging stations -early arrival in Brisbane"
Cons: "-The flight departed slightly late -There were no entertainment options on the plane aside from magazines and books I brought myself despite this being a cross-country flight."
Pros: "Easy booking system. Helpful friendly staff at the airport. Service and cabin crew lovely, no problems with baggage. Arrived on time."
Cons: "I find the seating too cramped."
Cons: "The way the air hostess talk to you very disrespectful. They have very bad communication skills"
Pros: "Left on time. Landed early. Great service!"