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Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 3h 24m
Flights Arrive in Auckland Intl
Flights Depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight Price $207
Distance 1,342 miles
Airlines Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

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Low Season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
5%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
20%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$327
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$256
or less (round trip)

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The cheapest flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl was found 88 days before departure, on average.
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Morning departure is around 13% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl Flights

How long does a flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 3h 04m, covering a distance of 1342 miles.
How many flights are there between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Auckland Intl?
There are 1,517 (nonstop) flights between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Auckland Intl per week, averaging 221 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($207), Jetstar ($217) and Virgin Australia ($244).
Do I need a passport to fly between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Auckland Intl?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Auckland Intl?
Air New Zealand (16 times daily), Singapore Airlines (16 times daily), Virgin Australia (16 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl?
For Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland Intl back to Sydney Kingsford Smith, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Auckland Intl (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$207
only
$207
Destination
Auckland
$207
only
$207
Wed, Nov 28
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 04m
Thu, Dec 6
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 9 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 90 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

The plane the staff

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Air New Zealand is one of the best air experiences we've had. Employees seem to enjoy their jobs and are usually happy. Very service oriented. Ground staff and check in terrific. Why can't USA folks and TSA figure this out? Updates from flight deck were good and pilot seemed to avoid some expected turbulence. Cabin crew friendly, competent, helpful. Food was very good, nice touch with comp wine. Entertainment options were many and good variety. Hope to fly ANZ again someday.

A little weird, to go out of secured concourse and go back through security, again, in Auckland. Safety, I suppose. At least process was fast and efficient and folks were friendly.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent. The food was wonderful and the cabin very comfortable.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

ANZ changed the flight time to 3 hours EARLIER, and they sent NO notification of the change. Missed the flight, and there were no ANZ staff to help, so had to buy a new ticket ( to the tune of $1700.)

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Tue, Feb 12
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 10m
Thu, Feb 14
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 3 days
5.1OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.1 Okay
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

That I had to pay another $60 for the cost of checking a bag.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Ease of boarding, friendly flight crew.

SYD
AKL
Okay 5.6

I like the crew. I think they make a very good job.

I didn't like that you have a limit at 7 kg at cabine bag. I came from Europe with a 10 kg cabine bag with WizzAir., then I continued with Saudia. I observed that Jetstar has that limit and I was obligged to take a checked luggage

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.6

Same

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

we were not offered in advance to buy luggage and where then told it would cost us $25 per kg, when we had 5 people and over 100 kg on us, at $2500, that would have been double what we paid for the flight for a paltry 20 kg per person, which is highway robbery. we declined the flight and booked again on qantas. stay away from this crooked airline.

Mon, Sep 3
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 05m
Tue, Sep 11
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 9 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.6

We downloaded the VIrgin Australia app in order to get inflight entertainment. It worked very well throughout the flight and is an excellent supstitide for flights that do not have an entertainment systems on the back of the seats. We were very impressed with the application.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Seats reclined comfortably but were definitely cramped & crew was pleasant. I got my first choice on meals in both economy x while sitting in the front while headed to Oz and regular economy when sitting in the back on the way home.

Only one drink service included, which came with the first meal. The rest of the options were water throughout the flight until breakfast when juice or coffees and teas were offered. Entertainment was a little dated, including HBO series from the early 2000’s rather than newer shows. Flight was an hour late without explanation & there wasn’t the starry night sky that I heard so much about. Overall I’d fly again if it was a good flight deal but I wouldn’t specifically seek the airline out when planning another trip.

PER
SYD
Good 6.3

Free entertainment was a pleasant surprise. Luggage check-in was another, my luggage made it from Perth to Queenstown even though the 2 fights were separate bookings and changed from Virgin to Air New Zealand.

NO legroom. Thank God for the short (3.5 hrs) flight. Tall people are definitely being discriminated against if we have to pay more for equivalent comfort.

SYD
AKL
Okay 5.0

When booking nothing was said if you are traveling short hours like 3 or less even you are traveling international you have to pay for every baggage that you have to check in so we were surprised that we have to pay $230 for the 2 package we check in . Last time we have to use this airline

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Seemed like a good pilot - that's most important. Modern Plane.

1) The boarding from the rear/tarmac/stairs. 2) The officious attendant at check in. 3) The insane rule that a small carry on (that meets all international guidelines) cannot weigh more than 7 kg. 4) The pitiful beverage service (water/juice/coffee/tea) not even sparkling water. The price was high enough - not to have to put up with these issues.

Mon, Nov 5
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 10m
Mon, Nov 19
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 15 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 73 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

1. Qantas was not interested in the fact that we were seniors and and that we were distress from our flight from USA. KAYAK SEND THESE COMMENTS ON TO QANTAS My phone no here in New Zealand is 0223446325 I can be contacted on this no. for more comment.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

This was AA flying for Quantas and it was all very nice; the taste of the food left something to be desired, but it was all decent portions and we were fed three times. The staff was terribly accommodating and friendly. The entertainment was top notch! The flight was smooth and was as comfortable as a 12 hour flight can be. After the hellish experience I had at both O'hare and LAX, it was a lovely way to end/begin the trip.

Nothing, really.

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.0

Food was good

Very poor legroom, felt very cramped for an international flight. The infotainment system in my seat, and some others didn't work.

SYD
AKL
Good 7.0

Staff service was excellent.

Paid for Qantas but got Latam. Not at all the same quality of flight material. Heat hearing strange clicks that I have never experienced on other flights.

SYD
AKL
Good 7.0

Checking process could use some improvement; LAX check-in counter staff was NOT customer oriented; got the feeling that either they hate the job and had a bad day?

Tue, Nov 6
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 04m
Wed, Nov 7
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 2 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 90 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful employees

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Very friendly ticket counter staff and flight crew.

Booked flight through Kayak on Virgin Australia, but found out it was a codeshare on Air New Zealand. No where during booking did it show we would be charged for 1 checked bag a piece. Got to the airport and Air New Zealand was going to charge 134 AUD for each checked bag. Fortunately, they recommended going to the Virgin Australia counter to see if they could add a checked bag to our ticket. The nice people at Virgin used an online code to give us a discount so we only paid 25 AUD a bag. Thanks a lot for the heads up Kayak. We will book direct next time to avoid surprises. Also, almost all movies on Air New Zealand were an extra charge, and the only drinks offered for free on a 3 hour flight were coffee, tea, and water - no soft drinks.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Air New Zealand is one of the best air experiences we've had. Employees seem to enjoy their jobs and are usually happy. Very service oriented. Ground staff and check in terrific. Why can't USA folks and TSA figure this out? Updates from flight deck were good and pilot seemed to avoid some expected turbulence. Cabin crew friendly, competent, helpful. Food was very good, nice touch with comp wine. Entertainment options were many and good variety. Hope to fly ANZ again someday.

A little weird, to go out of secured concourse and go back through security, again, in Auckland. Safety, I suppose. At least process was fast and efficient and folks were friendly.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.6

Virgin Australia operated by air New Zealand. Couldnt check in online and had to be chat he been.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Food, entertainment especially on long trips

Not something that the airline could do, but I didn’t like that the person next to me was hogging 3 seats (both middle seats) when it’s etiquette to to the one just next to you. Like I said, something the airline can’t control.

Wed, Nov 28
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 10m
Thu, Nov 29
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 2 days
5.1OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.1 Okay
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

That I had to pay another $60 for the cost of checking a bag.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Ease of boarding, friendly flight crew.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING

RIDICULOUS baggage fees. Because I booked through Kayak I never received a confirmation from the airline. When we went to check In at the airport I was informed I would have to pay $160 PER BAG and $35 PER KILO over 15kg. The agent informed me that I needed to pay baggage fees based on weight at the time I booked. How in the hell am I supposed to know 2 months in advance how much my luggage weighs? The baggage fees were 4 times the price of the ticket! And then they weigh your carry on to try to collect even more fees if the total weight of your carry on exceeds 7kg. No food or water on board and VERY rude head flight attendant. NEVER AGAIN and I will think twice about booking through Kayak given I was never informed of these fees in advance.

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.6

I loved our crew! Super friendly and willing to assist you in anything that was needed.

The extra baggage fees, my bad, I thought I had paid for it. Luckily I stored most of it in Sydney, since I was only going to be in Auckland for a day. We left 45 minutes late without explanation...that was lame. I don't think I will fly with them again unless I just bring a backpack.

SYD
AKL
Good 6.0

Had to pay significant fees for checked bag even though it was an international flight

Fri, Nov 16
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 04m
Thu, Dec 6
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 21 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 90 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

SYD
AKL
Good 7.0

Narrow Ailes make it difficult to board.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Air New Zealand is one of the best air experiences we've had. Employees seem to enjoy their jobs and are usually happy. Very service oriented. Ground staff and check in terrific. Why can't USA folks and TSA figure this out? Updates from flight deck were good and pilot seemed to avoid some expected turbulence. Cabin crew friendly, competent, helpful. Food was very good, nice touch with comp wine. Entertainment options were many and good variety. Hope to fly ANZ again someday.

A little weird, to go out of secured concourse and go back through security, again, in Auckland. Safety, I suppose. At least process was fast and efficient and folks were friendly.

SYD
AKL
Good 6.0

Air NZwas a good carrier

Kayak to Virgin Australia to Air NZ - we had a long layover and surprised by 0 bag check in and very expensive charge, When asking for help all told to go to the other : for earlier flight - huge charges - no help : bags - no help and we paid onerous amounts. All bad and with lots of frustration trying to get help.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.6

Virgin Australia operated by air New Zealand. Couldnt check in online and had to be chat he been.

Tue, Feb 12
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 10m
Sat, Feb 23
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 12 days
5.1OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.1 Okay
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Auckland free Wifi 45 min, wha ???

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

No service to customers who did not buy food or drink.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

we were not offered in advance to buy luggage and where then told it would cost us $25 per kg, when we had 5 people and over 100 kg on us, at $2500, that would have been double what we paid for the flight for a paltry 20 kg per person, which is highway robbery. we declined the flight and booked again on qantas. stay away from this crooked airline.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Ease of boarding, friendly flight crew.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING

RIDICULOUS baggage fees. Because I booked through Kayak I never received a confirmation from the airline. When we went to check In at the airport I was informed I would have to pay $160 PER BAG and $35 PER KILO over 15kg. The agent informed me that I needed to pay baggage fees based on weight at the time I booked. How in the hell am I supposed to know 2 months in advance how much my luggage weighs? The baggage fees were 4 times the price of the ticket! And then they weigh your carry on to try to collect even more fees if the total weight of your carry on exceeds 7kg. No food or water on board and VERY rude head flight attendant. NEVER AGAIN and I will think twice about booking through Kayak given I was never informed of these fees in advance.

Tue, Sep 4
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 05m
Tue, Sep 11
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included.

BNE
ROK
Okay 5.6

No hot drink. Only small amount of water.

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.0

No complimentary food, no entertainment, rude flight attendant

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Seats reclined comfortably but were definitely cramped & crew was pleasant. I got my first choice on meals in both economy x while sitting in the front while headed to Oz and regular economy when sitting in the back on the way home.

Only one drink service included, which came with the first meal. The rest of the options were water throughout the flight until breakfast when juice or coffees and teas were offered. Entertainment was a little dated, including HBO series from the early 2000’s rather than newer shows. Flight was an hour late without explanation & there wasn’t the starry night sky that I heard so much about. Overall I’d fly again if it was a good flight deal but I wouldn’t specifically seek the airline out when planning another trip.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

I was really worried about being on a plane for 14+ hours, but it was great! It was very comfortable with plenty of room. They also had the best airline food I've ever tasted! I will fly virgin Australia again!

Everything was absolutely wonderful. No complains here!

Mon, Nov 12
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 10m
Sun, Nov 18
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 73 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Actually had wonderful vegan food for us. Express lane through customs/security. Separate biz check-in that actually worked. Good entertainment. Qantas Biz Lounge about the best lounge I've been in - just wonderful.

Cant think of a thing.

SYD
AKL
Good 7.0

Checking process could use some improvement; LAX check-in counter staff was NOT customer oriented; got the feeling that either they hate the job and had a bad day?

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

1. Qantas was not interested in the fact that we were seniors and and that we were distress from our flight from USA. KAYAK SEND THESE COMMENTS ON TO QANTAS My phone no here in New Zealand is 0223446325 I can be contacted on this no. for more comment.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

I got to my destination safely and on time. Food and service were above average.

SYD
AKL
Good 7.3

Lost a piece of our luggage--but very diligent about finding it and getting it to us the next day.

Wed, Sep 5
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 05m
Tue, Sep 11
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
AKL
Okay 5.0

When booking nothing was said if you are traveling short hours like 3 or less even you are traveling international you have to pay for every baggage that you have to check in so we were surprised that we have to pay $230 for the 2 package we check in . Last time we have to use this airline

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Friendly service, nice leg room in front row

Flight was changed to New Zealand Air, and i was not informed. Checked bag was now $120 NZD charge instead of free... on an international flight! Also had to pay to watch a movie.

PER
SYD
Good 6.3

Free entertainment was a pleasant surprise. Luggage check-in was another, my luggage made it from Perth to Queenstown even though the 2 fights were separate bookings and changed from Virgin to Air New Zealand.

NO legroom. Thank God for the short (3.5 hrs) flight. Tall people are definitely being discriminated against if we have to pay more for equivalent comfort.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

I was really worried about being on a plane for 14+ hours, but it was great! It was very comfortable with plenty of room. They also had the best airline food I've ever tasted! I will fly virgin Australia again!

Everything was absolutely wonderful. No complains here!

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.0

No complimentary food, no entertainment, rude flight attendant

Mon, Feb 18
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 10m
Tue, Feb 26
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 9 days
5.1OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.1 Okay
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
AKL
Okay 4.6

Ridiculous to pay for water. It was a 3 and a half hour trip. Who doesn't provide water for such a long trip. And of course it wasn't cheap $5 a bottle.

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.6

Same

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.6

I loved our crew! Super friendly and willing to assist you in anything that was needed.

The extra baggage fees, my bad, I thought I had paid for it. Luckily I stored most of it in Sydney, since I was only going to be in Auckland for a day. We left 45 minutes late without explanation...that was lame. I don't think I will fly with them again unless I just bring a backpack.

SYD
AKL
Okay 5.6

I like the crew. I think they make a very good job.

I didn't like that you have a limit at 7 kg at cabine bag. I came from Europe with a 10 kg cabine bag with WizzAir., then I continued with Saudia. I observed that Jetstar has that limit and I was obligged to take a checked luggage

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING

RIDICULOUS baggage fees. Because I booked through Kayak I never received a confirmation from the airline. When we went to check In at the airport I was informed I would have to pay $160 PER BAG and $35 PER KILO over 15kg. The agent informed me that I needed to pay baggage fees based on weight at the time I booked. How in the hell am I supposed to know 2 months in advance how much my luggage weighs? The baggage fees were 4 times the price of the ticket! And then they weigh your carry on to try to collect even more fees if the total weight of your carry on exceeds 7kg. No food or water on board and VERY rude head flight attendant. NEVER AGAIN and I will think twice about booking through Kayak given I was never informed of these fees in advance.

Fri, Nov 23
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 04m
Sun, Nov 25
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 3 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 90 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Air New Zealand is one of the best air experiences we've had. Employees seem to enjoy their jobs and are usually happy. Very service oriented. Ground staff and check in terrific. Why can't USA folks and TSA figure this out? Updates from flight deck were good and pilot seemed to avoid some expected turbulence. Cabin crew friendly, competent, helpful. Food was very good, nice touch with comp wine. Entertainment options were many and good variety. Hope to fly ANZ again someday.

A little weird, to go out of secured concourse and go back through security, again, in Auckland. Safety, I suppose. At least process was fast and efficient and folks were friendly.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.6

Virgin Australia operated by air New Zealand. Couldnt check in online and had to be chat he been.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent. The food was wonderful and the cabin very comfortable.

SYD
AKL
Good 7.0

Narrow Ailes make it difficult to board.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Very friendly ticket counter staff and flight crew.

Booked flight through Kayak on Virgin Australia, but found out it was a codeshare on Air New Zealand. No where during booking did it show we would be charged for 1 checked bag a piece. Got to the airport and Air New Zealand was going to charge 134 AUD for each checked bag. Fortunately, they recommended going to the Virgin Australia counter to see if they could add a checked bag to our ticket. The nice people at Virgin used an online code to give us a discount so we only paid 25 AUD a bag. Thanks a lot for the heads up Kayak. We will book direct next time to avoid surprises. Also, almost all movies on Air New Zealand were an extra charge, and the only drinks offered for free on a 3 hour flight were coffee, tea, and water - no soft drinks.

Thu, Sep 6
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 05m
Tue, Sep 11
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
AKL
Okay 4.0

No complimentary food, no entertainment, rude flight attendant

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Seemed like a good pilot - that's most important. Modern Plane.

1) The boarding from the rear/tarmac/stairs. 2) The officious attendant at check in. 3) The insane rule that a small carry on (that meets all international guidelines) cannot weigh more than 7 kg. 4) The pitiful beverage service (water/juice/coffee/tea) not even sparkling water. The price was high enough - not to have to put up with these issues.

PER
SYD
Good 6.3

Free entertainment was a pleasant surprise. Luggage check-in was another, my luggage made it from Perth to Queenstown even though the 2 fights were separate bookings and changed from Virgin to Air New Zealand.

NO legroom. Thank God for the short (3.5 hrs) flight. Tall people are definitely being discriminated against if we have to pay more for equivalent comfort.

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

I did not like anything at all

They have problem finding my ticket because they say delta rebooked my ticket and they don’t have the information. I almost missed my flight for that reason. I don’t think I will ever book with Virgin Australia again

Mon, Feb 18
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 10m
Tue, Mar 12
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 22 days
5.1OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.1 Okay
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

we were not offered in advance to buy luggage and where then told it would cost us $25 per kg, when we had 5 people and over 100 kg on us, at $2500, that would have been double what we paid for the flight for a paltry 20 kg per person, which is highway robbery. we declined the flight and booked again on qantas. stay away from this crooked airline.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

No service to customers who did not buy food or drink.

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.6

Same

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing

This is a budget Airlines. I had to call to assign seat and pay for seat. The phone representative was horrible. Also, at the airport they told us to check in baby stroller which we did and they gave us a tag for stroller. The stroller never arrived in Auckland. We had to buy a new stroller. The food we paid for in advance was not cheap at all but they gave us egg sandwich.

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.6

I loved our crew! Super friendly and willing to assist you in anything that was needed.

The extra baggage fees, my bad, I thought I had paid for it. Luckily I stored most of it in Sydney, since I was only going to be in Auckland for a day. We left 45 minutes late without explanation...that was lame. I don't think I will fly with them again unless I just bring a backpack.

Sun, Nov 25
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 04m
Mon, Dec 3
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 9 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 90 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Air New Zealand is one of the best air experiences we've had. Employees seem to enjoy their jobs and are usually happy. Very service oriented. Ground staff and check in terrific. Why can't USA folks and TSA figure this out? Updates from flight deck were good and pilot seemed to avoid some expected turbulence. Cabin crew friendly, competent, helpful. Food was very good, nice touch with comp wine. Entertainment options were many and good variety. Hope to fly ANZ again someday.

A little weird, to go out of secured concourse and go back through security, again, in Auckland. Safety, I suppose. At least process was fast and efficient and folks were friendly.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent. The food was wonderful and the cabin very comfortable.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

ANZ changed the flight time to 3 hours EARLIER, and they sent NO notification of the change. Missed the flight, and there were no ANZ staff to help, so had to buy a new ticket ( to the tune of $1700.)

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

SYD
AKL
Good 7.0

Narrow Ailes make it difficult to board.

Fri, Sep 7
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 05m
Tue, Sep 11
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included.

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.0

No complimentary food, no entertainment, rude flight attendant

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

I did not like anything at all

They have problem finding my ticket because they say delta rebooked my ticket and they don’t have the information. I almost missed my flight for that reason. I don’t think I will ever book with Virgin Australia again

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Seats reclined comfortably but were definitely cramped & crew was pleasant. I got my first choice on meals in both economy x while sitting in the front while headed to Oz and regular economy when sitting in the back on the way home.

Only one drink service included, which came with the first meal. The rest of the options were water throughout the flight until breakfast when juice or coffees and teas were offered. Entertainment was a little dated, including HBO series from the early 2000’s rather than newer shows. Flight was an hour late without explanation & there wasn’t the starry night sky that I heard so much about. Overall I’d fly again if it was a good flight deal but I wouldn’t specifically seek the airline out when planning another trip.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.6

We downloaded the VIrgin Australia app in order to get inflight entertainment. It worked very well throughout the flight and is an excellent supstitide for flights that do not have an entertainment systems on the back of the seats. We were very impressed with the application.

Sun, Feb 10
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 10m
Sat, Feb 23
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 14 days
5.1OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.1 Okay
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.1
SYD
AKL
Okay 4.6

Same

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing

This is a budget Airlines. I had to call to assign seat and pay for seat. The phone representative was horrible. Also, at the airport they told us to check in baby stroller which we did and they gave us a tag for stroller. The stroller never arrived in Auckland. We had to buy a new stroller. The food we paid for in advance was not cheap at all but they gave us egg sandwich.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Auckland free Wifi 45 min, wha ???

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Ease of boarding, friendly flight crew.

SYD
AKL
Good 6.0

Had to pay significant fees for checked bag even though it was an international flight

Mon, Nov 26
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 04m
Mon, Dec 3
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 35m
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 90 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful employees

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Very friendly ticket counter staff and flight crew.

Booked flight through Kayak on Virgin Australia, but found out it was a codeshare on Air New Zealand. No where during booking did it show we would be charged for 1 checked bag a piece. Got to the airport and Air New Zealand was going to charge 134 AUD for each checked bag. Fortunately, they recommended going to the Virgin Australia counter to see if they could add a checked bag to our ticket. The nice people at Virgin used an online code to give us a discount so we only paid 25 AUD a bag. Thanks a lot for the heads up Kayak. We will book direct next time to avoid surprises. Also, almost all movies on Air New Zealand were an extra charge, and the only drinks offered for free on a 3 hour flight were coffee, tea, and water - no soft drinks.

SYD
AKL
Good 7.3

Set seats for 2 middle of 4 middle row E & F seatsw

SYD
AKL
Good 7.0

Narrow Ailes make it difficult to board.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Mon, Sep 10
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
AKL
Auckland Intl
3h 05m
Tue, Sep 11
AKL
Auckland Intl
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 45m
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 18 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

I was really worried about being on a plane for 14+ hours, but it was great! It was very comfortable with plenty of room. They also had the best airline food I've ever tasted! I will fly virgin Australia again!

Everything was absolutely wonderful. No complains here!

BNE
ROK
Okay 5.6

No hot drink. Only small amount of water.

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

I did not like anything at all

They have problem finding my ticket because they say delta rebooked my ticket and they don’t have the information. I almost missed my flight for that reason. I don’t think I will ever book with Virgin Australia again

SYD
AKL
Okay 5.0

When booking nothing was said if you are traveling short hours like 3 or less even you are traveling international you have to pay for every baggage that you have to check in so we were surprised that we have to pay $230 for the 2 package we check in . Last time we have to use this airline

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 2.0

Not a thing. Air New Zealand charge for everything and there is no point being a Virgin Australia frequent flyer when travelling with them.

Service, seats, crew: the whole experience. Air NZ are awful

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