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United States to Cairns Flight Information

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Flights Depart from United States
Flight Price $1085
Airlines Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Delta, Singapore Airlines

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What is the cheapest flight to Cairns?

The cheapest airline ticket to Cairns from United States in the last 72 hours was $1085 round-trip on the route San Francisco to Cairns. The most popular route is San Francisco to Cairns and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1200 round-trip.

How far is Cairns Airport from central Cairns?

Cairns Airport is 3 miles from the center of Cairns. View on Map.

What is the name of Cairns’s airport?

Cairns is served by Cairns Airport, also commonly referred to as Cairns, Cairns Intl. The airport code is CNS.

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Book Cheap Cairns Plane Tickets

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Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$1085
only
$1085
New York
$1899
only
$1899
Los Angeles
$1107
only
$1107
Philadelphia
$1234
only
$1234
Washington
$1234
only
$1234
Destination
Cairns
$1085
only
$1085
Sun, Feb 16
SFO
San Francisco
CNS
Cairns
25h 40m
Wed, Feb 26
CNS
Cairns
SFO
San Francisco
33h 50m
$1085
Trip: 11 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,637 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
SFO
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Asked for an isle seat; was stuck in the middle. Way to long of a flight for that

LAX
LHR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane was very comfortable, food was excellent and everything in worked well. Crew was very helpful and got you anything you needed.

AKL
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: The seat was super uncomfortable and they switched out flights 3 times so the layovers were extremely long.

Cons: Not switching our flights three times and not accommodating us like we had originally paid for.

AKL
YVR
Good 7.3

Pros: Everything was good except.....

Cons: The departure gate lounge for connecting flight to Vancouver was terrible.... very overcrowded, making for an unpleasant wait and boarding experience.

AKL
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Entertainment options. Communications from captain. Dimming of cabin lights.

Cons: Delays on both ends, including a substantial delay waiting for an open gate. Food was poor. Flight attendants were occasionally impolite.

Wed, Aug 21
LAX
Los Angeles
CNS
Cairns
25h 55m
Mon, Aug 26
CNS
Cairns
LAX
Los Angeles
37h 00m
$1107
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,331 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
BNE
Okay 4.5

Pros: Not much. Incoming flight was late then turn-around was ridiculous.

Cons: We had extra baggage, which I tried to pay online multiple times but the Virgin website kept indicating they are having problems. When we arrived at the airport the charged us basically twice (for extra bags) what we would have paid had they not rigged their website to make extra money.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was amazing and the seat arrangement was well done.

Cons: I would have liked knowing the seat I upgraded to had solid unmoveable arm rests. Also the exit rows were not boarded first, and since I had no seats in front of me my items were not close at hand bc the overhead storage was already taken.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Internet service was terribly spotty, but then again you're flying over vast amounts of ocean. Other than that, comfy and reliable flight that I could actually sleep on.

AKL
BNE
Okay 4.3

Cons: There is no entertainment on VirginAustralia on a flight that is 7h long

LAX
BNE
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew great seat not so much and entertainment center buggered up

Mon, Sep 16
SFO
San Francisco
CNS
Cairns
26h 20m
Mon, Sep 23
CNS
Cairns
SFO
San Francisco
42h 09m
$1200
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,641 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: premium economy! excellent service in LAX by QF ground staff on transfer

Cons: Nothing!

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: 0

MEL
SFO
Good 7.0

Pros: Fast boarding

Cons: Food isn’t tasty at all

DRW
BNE
Okay 5.0

Pros: The staff are always so friendly, and even though we had to return to the airport due to a plane fault, the airline handled things very well. Loved free wifi

Cons: Qantas’ fleet is a bit sad and aged and needs to be a little bit more modern. I don’t think I’d chose to fly qantas if I had the choice... boarding is weird, almost half the plane has “priority” boarding and they board everyone together so there’s honestly no perk to being a premium airline member

CNS
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Cons: They didn’t leave my food. They took it away.

Wed, Oct 30
PHL
Philadelphia
CNS
Cairns
36h 15m
Sun, Nov 10
CNS
Cairns
PHL
Philadelphia
38h 41m
$1234
Trip: 12 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,222 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
DEN
MSP
Excellent 9.3

Pros: In flight entertainment

Cons: Food provided, other than snacks, would be a plus

LHR
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Food was great. Movie selection was good.

Cons: When we booked our flight, we were not informed by KAYAK that we have to pay for our luggage! I t was very unpleasant surprise both ways.

GSP
LGA
Okay 4.6

Pros: We got home safely! The crew was great and generally cheerful despite less than great conditions.

Cons: Lots of delays due to weather, which I get. The plane was small and old and stuffy with too close seats.

JFK
AUS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was absolutely amazing!

Cons: Delta check in was HORRIBLE! I was charged for a bag check in and had to take my bag through security and they threw away my cologne and razors.

YYZ
MSP
Mediocre 2.8

Pros: non stop flight

Cons: Crowded, small plane. No air after people had boarded while fuel was being replenished (dangerous?), sitting at gate for 20minutes. This, after a 2 hour delay. Then a rough landing in Minneapolis- plane brakes sharply and suddenly, shuddered to a taxi rate of speed. simple snacks, not very good.

Sun, Dec 22
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CNS
Cairns
54h 05m
Wed, Jan 15
CNS
Cairns
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
32h 05m
$1899
Trip: 25 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,608 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
JFK
FRA
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Always love the SIA business product on long haul.

Cons: This trip had a lot of minor service and cleanliness misses. But they are quibbles in the scheme of the overall great product.

CCU
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: 20 min late but acceptable for a 15 hr flight

NRT
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Seats are spacious even for economy class.

Cons: None

BKK
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Same as above on SIN-BKK

Cons: Next time in B787 Dreamliner

SIN
BOM
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent

Cons: No complain . It’s singapore airlines and not dirty air India or jet Airways

Mon, Feb 3
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
CNS
Cairns
31h 45m
Tue, Feb 18
CNS
Cairns
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
26h 18m
$1234
Trip: 16 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,222 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
LHR
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Cons: KAYAK did not informed us we have to pay for our luggage!

JFK
PHX
Okay 4.0

Pros: Service was ok not a big deal. Could've had a accommodate us for the 2 hour delay

Cons: 2 hour delay...and once in seat it was too hot with traffic of planes in front of us.

ATL
ORD
Good 6.3

Pros: It was ok

Cons: Seat the family together

SLC
BNA
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was great, seats were comfy and the entertainment options were good.

Cons: Flight was delayed but it happens.

ATL
PHL
Good 6.8

Pros: Standard boarding The plane was on time

Cons: Better boarding process.Such as the one used by Southwest

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