Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Port Moresby
|July||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 15% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$1,839||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
The cheapest airline ticket to Port Moresby from the United States in the last 72 hours was $1,001 one-way, and $1,081 round-trip on the route from Los Angeles to Port Moresby. The most popular route is from Los Angeles to Port Moresby and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,081 round-trip.
Port Moresby Airport is 3 miles from the center of Port Moresby. View on Map.
Port Moresby is served by Port Moresby Jackson Fld Airport, also commonly referred to as Jackson Field, Jackson Fld, Jacksons Intl, Port Moresby, or simply Port Moresby Airport. The airport code is POM.
Papua New Guinea has restricted the entry of all travelers except for health workers, flight crew, military personnel or those with a special written exemption from the Emergency Controller.
Anyone arriving must have been tested for COVID-19 within a 7-day period from their date of arrival to be permitted to board a flight.
Travelers must complete a online electronic health declaration form within 24 hours of departure.
International visitors should apply for the exemption, including the reasons for visiting, by contacting: email@example.com.
International visitors must complete an Air Passenger Transport Form at https://www.airniugini.com.pg/travel-advice/#notices, including details of the travel date to Papua New Guinea, quarantine hotel (if required) and a scanned copy of passport biodata page as the ID. International visitor must also have a letter to the Controller, including the reason for travel, visa details, passport details and, if applicable, work permit details and/or resident permit details.
Travelers will be required to show evidence of their hotel reservation and approved exemption in order to purchase a flight ticket. Travelers may currently only enter Papua New Guinea by air via Port Moresby from Brisbane or Cairns. Travelers are advised to check the latest requirements for transiting Australia.
Upon arrival, travelers must self-isolate in a government approved hotel for 14 days, unless they have spent the 7 days prior to travel in Australia (except the state of Victoria), New Zealand or one of a number of Pacific Island states. A full list is available on the official PNG government COVID-19 website.
Travelers quarantining in a government approved hotel will be expected to cover the cost of their stay. Those arriving from destinations other than Australia, New Zealand or Pacific Island states will also be subject to monitoring through either an approved tracking device or tracking application, at their own cost.
All travelers quarantining at home will be subject to monitoring through an approved tracking device or application, at their own cost, regardless of where they have travelled from.
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Further details of the measures in place for international travel can be found on the official PNG government COVID-19 website.
There are currently 52 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in PG and 7 deaths as of Dec 1 2020
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The websites should be improved that allow users to login."
Pros: "Crew was very good. The food was better than most."
Cons: "The toilets should be checked for cleanliness more often, and supplies replenished."
Pros: "no flight yet"
Cons: "of course"
Pros: "Nice crew, direct flight to LAX."
Cons: "Philippines Airlines has two things it could improve on: one is the food, which is probably the worst of any airline I’ve flown on in recent years. But the thing that is most problematic is that it is not a member of any alliance. I live in Manila, but only for a year or two, so would be nice for those miles to be transferable. If PAL didn’t have the only direct flight from Manila to LAX, I would avoid the airline altogether for long international flights."
Cons: "Baggage delayed for days"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The ride..."
Cons: "Didn’t like the portion in Manila airport where they take away your passport! I understand you don’t have a say in that but maybe giving customers clear instructions or expectations would help"
Cons: "Clean the rest room and fix the lavatory"
Cons: "Got food poisoning from the potato salad, as did other Americans who were on our same flight"
Cons: "I have wheel chair and the crew of PAL is ignore it they dont like the same with Asiana and Korean Air they approuching us..."
Pros: "The crew was helpful and patient. Toilets were always clean."
Cons: "Beer was not available. Sometimes the type of food was not available in the coach class."
Pros: "None!!!!!!! Because i pay for my seat assignment and they give me the wrong seat and they say no refunds because they cannot allocate the seat assignment that i bought."
Cons: "They have should have a refund policy and they should have hire more profesional when in comes to customer service."
Pros: "not any games to play on the behind seat screen, it helps to pass the time..."
Cons: "The food was just ok,,,,could have been better.."
Pros: "Crew was nice and helpful. Seats were decent for economy."
Cons: "Charging outlets for non phone devices."
Pros: "The food was great and so was the entertainment."
Cons: "The service was overall very good, but the attendants would come drop off the food and then not come back to pick up the trash for an hour or so at times. Other than this, I would recommend"
Cons: "The amount of time waiting for our luggage to come out. There was a good 15 mins of nothing"
Pros: "Food is better than most economy boarding and friendly cabin crew service."
Cons: "The tv screens and navigation feels dated, and earphones are a bit combersome. Probably got an older plane though."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Stop trying to be cute with boarding procedures. It adds more frustration as it is."
Pros: "great new plane."
Cons: "The gate was too far"
Pros: "I observed that the crew were doing there very best to help with the passengers and their concerns. I also saw that they were on top with regards to cleanliness especially the lavatories. I also like how they treat each and everyone with respect especially the older people that we are with."
Cons: "PAL - Plane Always Late! it seems that this meaning to the acronym sticks really good with our flag carrier. I was observing and trying to get some information on what is happening or reason for our delayed flight but to no avail. The captain's explanation makes no sense. With a 3 hour delay, I knew and felt that It would not be a great ride because right from the very start it already started wrong. I was already stressed out from the very beginning even though i saw in the cabin crew's effort and super great service towards especially to our older passengers their dedication and passion to serve. I was really looking forward to this flight but I guess this was one of those days that all you could do is close your eyes and stretch your patience. One other bad experience was getting on Terminal 1. Great improvement but it could be still better. Can't connect to Wifi (its asking me my number on the US when I did not sign up for roaming and for sure will not be able to get the code that they will send on my number) Last year was better, just log on and boom! Impressively lightning wifi speed connection. No questions or log ins and you can safely assure and text your relatives waiting patiently outside that you are there waiting. I just wished we went to Terminal 2 instead. But I guessed it will also be the same because everything started on a bad start with that 3hour delay. They were lucky most of the passengers were excited to be home and sleeping!"
Pros: "Crew was very professional and was quick to address any needs of the customers"
Cons: "Better choice of foods"
Pros: "The treatment by the crew makes you feel like you’re home. Attendants were nice and helpful. Responsive."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed due to Korean air that was scheduled at 11:30, but our boarding was at 11:20. Then the bags took so long to get to the carousel. Other flights like the Qatar Air has bags waiting for the passengers. The SFO flight’s bags also were serviced better."
Pros: "Little less food."
Pros: "Landing was perfect"
Pros: "Lots of delayed flight"
Pros: "I liked that the lady at the front desk turned us away and we weren’t able to board our flight due to not having a passport that extended out six months to expiration."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I booked my flights months in advance and would have done this adjustment with Our ample time and not one person informed us about our passports from kayak or Philippine Airlines. It was disgusting that I had to lose my flight and not even receive any kind of courtesy from them or you as far as even a partial refund or any kind of acknowledgement. We just booked other flights without your product. Terrible experience. i am just appalled at the kind of service kayak offers."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "No entertainment at all. This particular Philippine Airlines flight (PR113) from Los Angeles to Manila of July 7, 2018 did not have TV monitors, not even a USB port. Yes, they were iPads to hand around but it was not enough for everybody. Yes, we have cellphones but without a USB port, how do we recharge our phones? Sure we have power banks -- but why would we use it up on entertainment when we will definitely need it to communicate once we get to Manila? For a short flight, fine. However, for a long haul flight of 13 hours or so? Have mercy!!!!!"
Pros: "We were led to board the aircraft early but ended up sitting inside the plane for half an hour past our scheduled departure time to await boarding of other passengers connecting from other flights."
Cons: "Long wait time inside the aircraft past the scheduled departure time to await other passengers connecting from other flights."
Pros: "Comfort and entertainment system"
Cons: "To late to board passengers,"
Cons: "Traveling with kids we paid the higher price for a supposely non-stop flight (other better airlines were cheaper with 1 stop). In reality, it made a refueling stop in Guam. This was not disclosed when we bought the tickets. We got an email the morning of the flight telling us the arrival was delayed by one hour still nothing about a stop. We found out when we were checking in at the airport. Then, while stop on Guam, we got email saying the flight is 2 hours late! WTF"
Pros: "Entertainment and the crew was really good"
Cons: "Boarding was terrible. Took over an hour and a half to just board the plane. Could have been done better. Left almost 50 minutes late because of boarding"
Pros: "3 meals. Super kind beautiful attendedTs"
Cons: "Nailed in the els How by serving cart while dead asleep!"
Pros: "The only thing I like is the straight flight of otherwise food was ok"
Pros: "Other than a crew member that was quite rude all else was ok"
Cons: "Flight attendant was quite rude and snippy... all other crew members were just fine"
Pros: "Crews with good service but just notice they treat us different by giving drinks etc my seat mates she gave a full can of drinks and yet mine was like a sample cup. Comfort is not good really especially for long hrs of flight. But it’s expected for economy class. Also my baggage took so long. I would still fly with PAL it’s non stop and the feel of Filipinos are nice to experience"
Cons: "The food it’s was terrible sorry. I was expecting a good food from our Homeland and yet they were serving some foreign menu I flew with PAL because I was expecting to have a good meal for a long trip and the crew was giving me a small amount of drinks while my seat mates was having a full can I knownits a small thing I just need to understand why?"
Cons: "Food was just okay. Nothing to rave about. Could be improved."
Cons: "Terrible customer service, took weeks to issue a refund after cancelling a flight completely without being able to present a reasonable solution or new flight. Had to rebook with another company and pay another $300 to do so. Philippines Air was unwilling to work with us or help us."
Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Pros: "Service was good"
Pros: "I've always enjoyed the service I receive on Asian carriers. Last night was the first time I have experienced PAL. I had read some not so good reviews so I was skeptical and canceled my first booking. After looking at other options, I discovered PAL's direct flight from Los Angeles to Manila was the best option so I took a chance. From the moment I check in at the ticket counter in Los Angeles until we landed in Manila, I received exceptional service, tasty food and a clean environment. I have flown several Asian air carriers and have had great experiences on them all. PAL delivered the same experience I have come to love when traveling to Asia. I will definitely fly them again."
Cons: "The only thing I didn't like was not having discovered PAL before"
Cons: "My son didn't receive any goodies at all on our way to Cebu but coming back to LA, he received Madagascar coloring book with crayons, headset, and a stuff toy. Over all it was excellent."
Pros: "Food and crew"
Cons: "There was only entertainment on your phone or iPad"
Cons: "Kayak sent me an email with wrong Terminal. It said in Terminal B. But there's no Terminal B. They are Terminal 1, 2, 3. So my pick up by my relatives was delayed by 1.5 hours looking for the terminal in the email. I had a headache due to hunger and stress ."
Pros: "The overall price of the airline tickets."
Cons: "We flew Philippine Airlines 4x in 9 days; 3 of the flights were delayed by two or more hours. Ridiculous!"
Pros: "Liked the staff, friendly and courteous."
Cons: "Ran out of food options at the back of the plane."
Pros: "Very good cobfort and assistance"
Cons: "Entertainement system was bad, few options, no wifi as indicated before"
Cons: "Departure was delayed by more than 1 hour"
Pros: "Earlier arrival in MNL on the return flight than expected. Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Delay in flight from MNL to LAX but not really that much of an issue considering traffic in LAX on a Friday night. Online check-in was not working for the return flight to MNL on Dec 30. Was a little too strict on the check-in luggage. Should consider total weight rather than per luggage piece."
Airlines flying to Port Moresby have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Port Moresby
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Port Moresby
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Port Moresby
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Port Moresby
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Port Moresby