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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 17% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$1,432(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$844or less

Good deal one-way

$504or less

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  • Looking for cheap airfare to Queenstown? 25% of our users found tickets to Queenstown for the following prices or less: From Los Angeles $660 one-way - $790 round-trip, from Portland $531 one-way - $853 round-trip, from Chicago $1,188 one-way - $1,164 round-trip
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  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Queenstown is March.
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  • Luggage storage is available in the Queenstown Airport (ZQN). Lockers are outside the terminal, near check-in. Locker sizes range from small to jumbo, but if your belongings don’t fit in a locker, you can also visit the airport information desk to store your larger luggage. Prices vary based on the locker’s size. 
  • Queenstown Airport includes three meeting rooms that can be rented on a half-day or full-day basis. Room capacity ranges from three to twenty-five people, so you can hold a variety of meetings without ever having to leave the airport.
  • While Queenstown Airport provides free Wi-Fi up to 2GB daily, if you have a long layover, you may want to access the Internet lounge, available next to International Arrivals. You can purchase internet time at the information desk for the price of $2 per 15min. 
  • Queenstown Airport has a robust shuttle system service. Five shuttles can connect you with Wanaka, Wakatipu, Glenorchy, and your own accommodation in either shared or private shuttles. 
  • For travelers with young children, the Queenstown Airport offers two Parents Rooms, which include changing tables, microwaves, and toys. One is located by International Arrivals, and you’ll find another post-security at the international gate lounge. 
  • While Queenstown Airport offers flights to Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, the most popular destination from this airport is Auckland (AKL), with over 250 flights per month. 
  • Queenstown Airport serves the southwestern side of New Zealand, and is a good option to fly into if you will be visiting Mount Aspiring National Park or other small towns in the area, including Cromwell, Wanaka, and Omarama.

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Top 5 airlines flying to Queenstown Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.6
ANA
Overall score based on 4,656 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.3
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "The crew of ANA was incredible. I think it is my best flying experience to Asia"

Pros: "Crew was very nice, toilets clean."
Cons: "Flight delayed 2 times, didn’t receive text or Email from the second delayed"

Cons: "Chair isn’t comfortable."

Cons: "The planes are pretty outdated especially the connecting flights from Narita to HKG"

Pros: "Some of your reservations staff in Los Angeles needs to be counseled"
Cons: "Been more polite especially mike in your mileage program."

Pros: "Meal, crew"
Cons: "1. inside temperature was so cold -especially at the 3rd route from la to tokyo -. 2. Economy seats are not declined, which means less pereonal space. 3. The worst is in-flight entertainment system, UI is so poorly developed, most contents do not provide english subtitles."

Pros: "Flight attendants were amazing and so service oriented!"

Pros: "Crew great but seating not so comfortable"
Cons: "Better Seats"

Pros: "Excellent crew!"
Cons: "It could have been quieter."

Cons: "Seat padding - seat was a bit firm"

Pros: "The crew was great, friendly and helpful. The food was good and the overall service on the plane was great."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed from Los Angeles and we did not make our connecting flight in Tokyo. The next option they had was a full 24 hours later so we ended up taking the train. I tried to make adjustments to one of my flights for the return home and was told that is not an option."

Cons: "My seat was horrible. I'm sure it was like that for everyone in economy. The seat can't recline putting me in an awkward position for the entire flight. It was a red-eye so I didn't sleep much. Maybe it was the airplane since I flew with ANA last year but with the 787. The difference is almost night and day."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "After they told about change my flight to Asiana I finally agreed but I had to walk by myself to Asiana, ANA couldnt at least to make the changes to avoid me long time to stand in line by asiana airlines. I would never recomend ANA"

Pros: "Very comfortable flights. Exceptional crew on and off the planes. Great food and drink/snack options. Lots of entertainment options as well."
Cons: "I have no complaints abouts my flights. Travel is tough at times but ANA made it seem easy."

Pros: "I liked how much leg room we had. I also liked the movie selection and the food."
Cons: "It would have been nice to have water more frequently during the flight."

Pros: "Staff were very helpful and the food was good."
Cons: "The place where we at, the aircon/ fan is not working, my husband and I tried but still not working, uncomfortable feeling for a long trip , prior to this we had a long walk to find our gate number because it's in the new building. Our plane delayed so we arrived late at Tokyo causing to missed our plane connection then the crew helped us( very accommodating) for our transfer from Narita international airport to Haneda International airport with Limo bus, 1 & 1/2 hour ride with our luggages and waited for 8 hrs to be on board in a different airline."

Pros: "The crew were very nice, kind and professional."
Cons: "The seat was not as comfortable as JAL, which was a bit disappointing. The food was okay."

Pros: "Economy premium was very comfortable. Best service I’ve had on an airplane since Pan American days."
Cons: "I didn’t like the boarding process one long line. However, it moved quickly and unlike American airlines there was plenty of overhead space. They let you check 2 bags free. Of course, it is an international flight."

Pros: "I loved that the interior was completely darkened for about seven of the 12 hours of flight time."
Cons: "I just couldn't get comfortable in economy class. Traveling in business or first class was visibly MUCH more comfortable, so be aware that it may be difficult to get to sleep."

Pros: "Hot food was good. Crew were friendly and helpful. They got me a window flight even though it wasnt on my ticket. Leg room was pretty good. Bathroom had a lot of amenities."
Cons: "The seats didn't recline at all. I slept horribly even though I'm pretty good at sleeping on planes."

Cons: "I was very disappointed with the new release movie selection. For a 12 hour flight, there seemed to be more foreign movie options than American new releases."

Pros: "Very punctual. Service is excellent. I like Tokyo Haneda Airport because it’s smaller and the gates are closer."
Cons: "No complain about the flight and the services."

Pros: "The airline was late in arriving for my translate flight but when I got to the airport in Narita everything was taken care excellent ground service"
Cons: "The flight attendants gave me the most beautiful hospitality hope you keep up the good job this was my third time around using ANA"

Pros: "ANA did a great job of keeping customers informed about every detail regarding the delays we experienced with the flight. ANA did a great job of finding me a new flight when delays caused by the ground crew caused me to miss a connecting flight."
Cons: "Late boarding caused us to miss connecting flights."

Pros: "Attendants were friendly."
Cons: "Flight was late."

Pros: "Nice once I got on the plane"
Cons: "Having to wait an extra 7 hrs because of a delay on top of the 3hrs I came early to the airport. Didn't even get an email notifying me that the flight was delayed. Wasted my vacation time by a whole day"

Cons: "Lack of airline professional staff at lax airport. There's no set person in charge. We had an emergency return and no one can explain or give us answers for rebooking our flights."

Cons: "See subject line"

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "The seats hurt my butt"

Pros: "Very helpful and accommodating flight attendants ... all with a smile!"

Pros: "nice.crew. actually able to book exit row.seat online. pre-check-in is great all you do at the airport is drop the bags .no long queues."
Cons: "boarding process is not organized. no travel amenities offered. (no slipper, had to ask for toothbrush) ..."

Pros: "Loved everything about the flight - food was good plenty of drinks throughout the flight unlimited movies smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 30+ minutes which made me/many others late for any connecting flights."

Pros: "Food & Entertainment"

Pros: "Good food and cabin service. Accommodating in connecting flight arrangements."
Cons: "Left an hour late because of slow ground service and poor scheduling. Extremely uncomfortable seats."

Pros: "Good communication, food and services"
Cons: "None"

Cons: "More of an movie selection. Maybe up date movie ever 2-3 weeks as they become available for the company"

Pros: "The plane was new enough and clean, the food was modest but good, snacks were generous and tasty, but what sets ANA apart is the attentiveness, courtesy, and thoughtfulness of the crew. I used to fly Singapore Airlines often and felt this way about them, but in recent years I’ve noticed a fall off in service. ANA has maintained or even raised their standards of service."
Cons: "The food good but not great. But...it’s airplane food."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very helpful."
Cons: "It is a very long flight."

Cons: "The check-in at LAX. They form 2 different lines for Economy. The 1st line was lined with the people arriving first. Then the 2nd line started to fill later. But when the ANA agents came out, they have no clue and serve the line of the people arriving later. Should know what they are doing. Either just 1 line, or if 2 lines, should ask which line come first"

Pros: "free movies"
Cons: "somehow new seat of this aircraft is very uncomfortable with my hip. It was kind of painful to sit tight for long period. I think my body likes older seat which actually reclining toward behind other guests. or I guess maybe I just get older. I asked 2 beer cans but completely ignored. maybe I was too shy."

Pros: "Customer service and food!"

Pros: "Service was great, food was decent. Bumpy ride though, plane felt "old"."
Cons: "Everything was good. Only thing I could say is the plane felt outdated."

Pros: "The entertainment and food were very good. It’s a long flight, so more cushions in the seat would be great. I felt like my tailbone was getting bruised."
Cons: "The entertainment and food were very good. It’s a long flight, so more cushions in the seat would be great. I felt like my tailbone was getting bruised."

Pros: "Flight crew was friendly, quick to respond to questions, and very helpful. I was able to switch seats even though the flight was full. The food was fine but the menu for the return flight looked better still."
Cons: "The flight was 100% full. I took a redeye flight hoping to sleep a bit on the plane but I ended up not sleeping much. I am happy to take ANA on my return flight, which is not redeye. Also I will be happy to fly ANA again, but I would not take a redeye flight on any airline unless I was in business or first class which I cannot reasonably afford at the moment."

Pros: "The landing was very smooth. I have motion sickness and usually the landing gets me really sick. However I was okay for this one."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "Unorganized. No info to transfer from ANA to united code share partner. United staff unhelpful. Had to go back and forth to multiple counters at least three times."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very polite and kind."
Cons: "The food was not to my taste. I did enjoy the ice cream though! Perhaps it was very Japanese (which I am not tremendously familiar with), but even the pasta with sauce which I had the impression was going to be more Italian style, seemed odd. I felt like it was supposed to be gourmet, but just came off strange. I was wishing for something more straightforward."

Pros: "Singapore Airlines has everything worked out for you before you land. That's a great help. The stewardesses were just phenomenal and endlessly polite. I will definitely use them again."
Cons: "As much as I normally nitpick something, I literally have no criticism at all of Singapore Airlines. Everything they did was a step above everyone else."

Cons: "More storage space in business"

Pros: "Friendly staff. Both two meals were awesome."
Cons: "Already done."

Pros: "Fast boarding. Early arrival. Comfortable seat."
Cons: "I had to ask 3 times for an arrival card from the crew. Bread was dry. There should have been a breakfast served prior to landing, but no food service after 1 a.m. though flight arrived at 7:40 a.m. Timing of meals was not convenient for me at all. They wake you up at 1 a.m. for your main dinner. I would have preferred to sleep until 5 a.m. then have a good breakfast. The amenity kit in Business Class was substandard when compared to other airlines"

Pros: "The service, foods , sack ,"

Pros: "Food, service"
Cons: "The space"

Cons: "Flight was a little warm but was able to get it cooler via help from crew but got warmer again towards the end of flight. Overall good flight though"

Pros: "I liked the size of the cups for drinks: smaller than usual."
Cons: "You could train some of your crews to behave more polite to the customers like they do in the Japanese airlines. Male crews tended to be nicer than female crews."

Pros: "The crew was amazing. It was my first time flying so I was a little nervous but they made me feel safe and welcomed. The friendly crew was honestly what made the whole experience great."

Cons: "Flat beds on second flight"

Pros: "I can say all the crew was amazing"
Cons: "They are doing excelent job."

Pros: "Flight was full but crew was attentive and very pleasant. Star Alliance Lounge at LAX had a good variety of food and drinks - Asian, western, small bites, snacks; red, white, bubbly and even a bartender who'll mix up cocktails. I love flying SQ."
Cons: "For a premium economy service, it was really good."

Pros: "Singapore airlines never disappoints"

Pros: "The crew was lackluster; unusual for Singapore Airlines. Tall individuals will not like the business class seats."

Pros: "The inflight entertainment was great, lots of movie selections"
Cons: "The leg room was horrible. Honestly the worst space I've ever had in a flight. I was shocked considering Singapore air is considered one of the best airlines"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Non"

Pros: "They treated you like you were important and really took care of my every need"
Cons: "Getting on a cattle car to go to another terminal and then get in line again to go on the plane"

Cons: "We stopped in Korea for two hours, that was not listed on my original itinerary. Then we were late to get to Singapore. My seat was very very small and I was seated next to two very large ppl."

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Everything about this flight was top notch. The inflight entertainment, touch screen and remote controlled, was so good i was up the entire time watching movies Black Panther, Downsizing, DeathWish, Pacific Rim and listening to the wonderful library of music, i was surprised at the range of music, from uncensored rap to big band."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Loved the food/Movies/seats."
Cons: "No air vents and the cabin was very very stuffy and warm for many people. I’ve never heard one child cry for 7+ hours before until this flight. But everything else was decent to say the very least:)"

Cons: "The seat's recline button was broken which meant having to sit for 12+ hours upright. Upon hearing that the seat was broken, the airline crew offered my mother a check for 100 SGD (14% of the ticket value) to be used on Singapore airlines (for the discomfort caused for over 50% of the flight time). They changed her seat from Seoul to Singapore. When I wrote to them about it, they came back saying they had offered her a seat change from LA to Singapore, and she had declined, which is absolutely false. When I called that out, they said, maybe they did not offer aisle seats (note that the broken seat was not aisle). So it just shows that they don't want to accept that they messed up. They even told me that despite their best efforts in pre-flight checks, certain defects only surface when the flight is in progress. Will never ever travel on this airline again."

Pros: "Excellent attention to service and comfort."

Pros: "Staying in a hotel for 24 hours."
Cons: "Not actually making it to Japan."

Pros: "Everyone was very attentive and nice. The leg room is decent ."
Cons: "Some of the food didn't taste amazing, would've like maybe a different choice other than salmon or curry pork"

Pros: "The main course"
Cons: "Items missing or substituted in the veg but was ok in regular meals. In one veg serving, no salad or dessert was included. Margarine instead of butter for only in the veg meal."

Pros: "The seats are very comfortable. There was ample entertainment."
Cons: "No complaints at all. They are very professional and I would chose them again."

Pros: "Loved the hot towel service"
Cons: "Entertainment could be better, however there were a few new and Oscar nominated movies available. Personal air conditioning would be great, I was too hot the entire flight"

Pros: "Great crew, good food (best I've had on an airplane), plenty of drinks, and a good entertainment system."
Cons: "Nothing bad to say about this flight. Great airline."

Pros: "Food and good service"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Excellent service. Good food. Very attentive and responsive flight crew."
Cons: "Space was too tight"

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: "To be honest I had a pretty bad flight because my allergies exploded during the entire flight - constant sneezing, runny nose, you name it. However, the attentiveness of the crew really made up for it. The cabin was decorated with tiny wreathes (so cute!), and the pillow/blanket was very comfortable/warm for an Economy seat. Although I did not use it as much, the entertainment seemed top-notch. And the crew-- they noticed that I was not feeling well, and offered me peppermint tea and snacks that did sooth things a bit (you can request for snack/beverage refills anytime!). I loved that they gave out black socks to the passengers too (I prefer taking my shoes off during the flight, so the socks added warmth & prevented my own socks from getting dirty). All in all, it was one of the best-serviced long flights I had, not to mention probably the most affordable price I paid for my annual trip to Korea (from LA)."

Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Very good service! Lots of flight attendants and they were kind the flight was long, but mostly smooth. The entertainment was good and there was a lot of it."
Cons: "The flight map was a mess. It either said we had 115 hours of flying time or 3.5 hours. Also, it showed the plane pointing in the opposite direction that we were flying in. A minor issue, but weird."

Pros: "Amazing service and comfortable lay flat bed"

Pros: "I like the personal TV, my foot rest and water holder frequent water serve,"
Cons: "For me coffee is too strong, and I like the food on the way to Tokyo better than on the way back to LA"

Pros: "Great service. Really friendly and polite. Lots of current movies and TV shows to watch and provided earbuds with adaptors. Made the experience a lot more pleasant."
Cons: "The seats can be laid bag pretty far and the people in front of me decided to recline for a majority of the 10 hour flight. I wish the chairs either didn't do this or the flight attendants would have said something. I didn't feel like I had the authority to do anything about it. Also it was so warm! I have no idea if there was a fan."

Cons: "My Vegan meal was terrible."

Pros: "Clean aircraft. First rate and very attentive cabin staff. High Quality food and mid flight snacks. Its clear a lot of thought has gone into the making and running of this airline. My first experience and quite frankly I will fly SIA whenever possible."
Cons: "Cabin was to me a little warm during initial taxi at LAX. But not overly so."

Pros: "The service and fast flight"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "the crews were very polite and very helpful"

Pros: "The aircraft was clean, new, spacious and quiet. The bathrooms were regularly maintained. The food quality, selection and quantity was excellent for the economy class. Even the serving utensils were solid metal and had a very high quality feel to it. Having an endless supply of mid flight snacks was also appreciatd I always like the warm wet towels, which were offered at take off and landing. The entertainment choices were endless, but because it had USB and regular power, I was able to work on my laptop and listen to my podcasts on phone without worrying about running out of battery."
Cons: "The crew lacked its usual pep and cheer. For some reason they seemed very introverted and tired. First time on Singapore Airline that I noticed. The amenities kit was a bit on the cheap side. Also, only the supplied two prong headphones could be used with the entertainment system, I would have preferred an option to use my high end ones -- this was the main reason I chose to just work and listen to my own music/podcasts instead of watching a movie. We boarded and disembarked through the business sections and the aisles were too narrow. The announcements were hard to hear and the temperature was set too low for half of the flight (to kept fluctuating requiring constant adjustment of blanket/jacket). Having said that will keep flying them."

Pros: "Touch screen entertainment system with great variety of programs. Good food, clean cabin, friendly crews. I'd fly again on Singapore Air over other domestic airlines and Japanese airlines."
Cons: "Sound quality of ear buds was not good. No issues if you travel with your own."

Pros: "The service in coach was very impressive! The flight attendants could not be more attentive! I can only imagine how it would be in business or first class."

Pros: "Made Econ class feel like biz :)"

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: "Almost everything"
Cons: "The leg rests didn't have enough room to be useful. I'm only 5'10", which is average, not tall, so they should have had more legroom."

Pros: "The service is amazing. The stewardess are always smilin and very helpful. If you'd like anything extra, just ask and they'll bring it right over. The entertainment onboard was top notch"
Cons: "I would have wished for better back supported seats. 14hrs on a flight isn't quiet the best."

Pros: "Professional, courteous, high-quality all around from food, to service, to entertainment options. Singapore Airlines is first class all the way."
Cons: "None."

Pros: "Comfortable seats."

Cons: "Great that they served two warm meals without extra charge? But the meals were quite bland, with little imagination."

Pros: "great seats + wifi. Was treated like a human being."

Pros: "Crew were helpful and pleasant and it was nice to get a drink of water, a cookie and the offer of a cup of tea or coffee"

Cons: "It was great. . .We thought a 16 hr flight would be gruling, but it was not at all!! Comfortable seats with plenty of room and lots of bathrooms. The flight attendants were awesome"

Pros: "Hasn’t occurred yet"
Cons: "Hasn’t occurred yet"

Pros: "Well coordinated loading of plane. Good food service. Well informed.."
Cons: "Nothing.."

Pros: "I liked sleeping for 10 hrs & arriving in AKL ready to roll!"
Cons: "I paid for seats, but there is no record of my purchase at NZ air."

Pros: "The crew, the food, overall experience was great!"
Cons: "Use less plastic"

Pros: "Can’t remember"
Cons: "Food selection specially for vegetarian"

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "I can’t be more demanding. Everything on the flight were good."

Pros: "I was disappointed that Air New Zealand charges US15 to reserve specific seats. For our party of 3, that would be US90 RT so I didn't do it. But at the gate I asked for window seats and the attendant gave us excellent seats at the front of the plane."
Cons: "No issues that caused us any problems."

Cons: "It was over $450 to try and change the short segment fligt from Christchurch to Auckland. I could have bought a new ticket for 1/2"

Cons: "Terrible customer service."

Pros: "Very friendly flight attendants"

Cons: "Constant threats about weight of carryons & then didn’t check or weigh anything"

Pros: "Baggage made it all the way to Queenstown from Perth"
Cons: "Check -in staff said that there were no seats available in emergency exit rows so put us in the row in front. We couldn't recline and thete were several seats empty in the emergency exit row behind us."

Pros: "Comfortable seats"

Pros: "Nice flight"
Cons: "That they left my luggage, 1 piece off entire flight! A brightly patterned piece! In 50 years of flying!!! Has NEVER happened! Had to spend the 1st several hours running around looking for underwear and jacket! Not a great start to vacation! And $100 nzd doesn't buy much!"

Cons: "Not clear that I wouldn't be able to check a bag for my return flight. I flew to New Zealand with a large bag and then when I went to check in for my return flight they told me I couldn't check it to bring it back and my only option was to cargo it, which was not helpful being that the cargo was out of the airport and I needed to catch my flight. I was luckily able to check it on a separate flight my boyfriend was going on. But I would have either have had to leave my bag or miss my flight if he hadn't been there. It should have been more apparent that I wouldn't have been able to check it on the way back. It makes no sense to be able to bring a bag to New Zealand and not bring it back. That was very frustrating and overall I was very disappointed with this experience."

Pros: "The airport was great! Very easy access, fast check in and security. Loved the LOTR theme. Uneventful and beautiful flight."
Cons: "Everything was great"

Pros: "same as above"
Cons: "unalbe to select seats so we were spread out"

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Delayed for about one hour."

Pros: "Punctuality. Confortable plane."

Cons: "I was connecting on an International flight on same airline, New Zealand Air, and did not see where I was required to pay for our one checked bags for my wife and I. When I checked in on line I was not notified that I should buy the checked backs online so assumed one bag each was free. Instead we were charged $nz120. This is not acceptable and I would like a refund. Please help on this request. Thank you."

Pros: "Fantastic selection of entertainment, friendly crew, and tasty food. I’ve enjoyed flying with Air New Zealand!"
Cons: "The lumbar support in the seats is quite inadequate."

Pros: "Excellent gluten free meal offered! I appreciate the extra effort with providing a gf bun and muffin with most meals!"

Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff"
Cons: "No WiFi or outlets on aircraft"

Pros: "friendly staff, ease of boarding"

Pros: "I was excited to see some notorious places as we flew into Queenstown....however, I wouldn't have known the places if I hadn't been sitting next to someone that knew the area."
Cons: "I can't complain about anything with Air New Zealand....I loved each flight with them."

Pros: "The customer service was great when I missed my flight."
Cons: "It was difficult to have a shorty layover and transfer from Auckland to Queenstown. I missed my flight."

Pros: "Everything was ok."
Cons: "The Auckland airport is the closest I have ever been to burning in hell."

Pros: "The pilot would tell us as we were flying over different mountains, regions etc, and the flight was not at all crowded, and there is so much more seat space than on any domestic American flight I’ve ever flown!"
Cons: "They charged 60NZD for one small checked bag! And then I misunderstood the policy on lithium batteries and switched my power banks from carry-on to checked bag and they confiscated them. So there goes that."

Pros: "The food was very good, the movie selection was great, and the staff were friendly and caring."

Pros: "The people and the service were top notch. I fly on numerous carriers and overall AirNZ has been my favorite, hands down, primarily because of the helpful kind friendly staff."
Cons: "Disembarking down onto the tarmac, and being made to stand out there for about 5 minutes (supposedly for safety's sake) while another plane was being pushed out from the next gate, all the while breathing in the choking nauseating jet exhaust fumes while our own plane was idling."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Everything! It's Air NZ!"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "The customer service is stellar, the planes comfortable. I will fly with them again in the future."

Pros: "Flight was on time, airplane was clean, flight attendants friendly and attentive. Very pleasant flying experience"

Pros: "Entertainment was good, crew was nice, flight was very smooth"
Cons: "Took forever to take off, but not company fault"

Pros: "Great food, wine, service Seats"
Cons: "no wifi"

Pros: "I like SkyCouch."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Someone sitting in my seat already!"

Pros: "We upgraded to premium economy, and Tony was very attentive and took great care of us!"

Cons: "Having to pick up our bags and going through customs was horrible and stressful. Bags coming off the flight last made the customs line very long, after going through customs couldn't find where to check our bags on to Queenstown, finally found the the automatic check-in, too late only one person to help. So late had to walk to the domestic terimal, in a hurry. Finally found the check-in, checked all 3 bags, arrived in Queenstown, only two came in."

Pros: "It was okay, we made it to Sydney safe and sound, but I'd expect that anyway. We had works deluxe seats. Food was terrible service was on par with the terrible American carriers. The very first New Zealand air flight apparently set the bar too high. It was fantastic! The other 3 were nothing in comparison."

Pros: "Quick, efficient, friendly service"

Cons: "We were booked on a 7 a.m. flight Wednesday morning. We arrived from Syndney the night before and wanted to make sure we were set for the early morning flight so went to an Air NZ information desk to get boarding pass. The agent printed out an e-ticket and said we were good to go. We arrived an hour and a half early to the gate, with our carry on bags as we have done all over the world. We heard an announcement about bags needing to be checked and assumed ours would be gate checked if needed (as anywhere else in the world). The gate agent didn't arrive til 20 minutes before the flight and told us we DIDN'T have a boarding pass and needed to return to the ticket agent and check our bags. By the time we ran back to the ticket agent we were told it was too late to check our bags. We had to pay $100 more a piece to fly LATER through Christ Church. We were on our way to meet our kids for vacation and ended up losing a day and $200 additional dollars because we were given inaccurate information by the Air New Zealand info desk."

Pros: "The service was great and the seats had a lot of leg room. Very easy to check in online and drop bags at the airport."
Cons: "The wine was delicious and I wanted more"

Cons: "NA"

Cons: "Allway i am traveling in emirates. My favvorite travels.food alway gpood.and comforts."

Pros: "Nothing, weren’t even allowed on the plane."
Cons: "Should have let me on the plane."

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Better food and cooked throughly and better seat and more blankets."

Cons: "WiFi down the entire flight, made worse by the crew continuously promising it was “about” to work. Wouldn’t recommend Emirates to any professionals traveling who rely on staying connected on such a long flight!"

Pros: "Very personable and always a smile."
Cons: "Best business I have the pleasure of enjoying."

Pros: "Ok"

Cons: "Shorter flight"

Pros: "Everything I saw a younger girl in the bad room passed out the crow help her a lot"
Cons: "Excellent service"

Pros: "My mom was very happy with food and specially the open seats."

Pros: "Service on the plan was excellent. Food was delicious"

Pros: "Leg space was better"
Cons: "Long line for boarding .its a big flight so you have to add more restrooms"

Pros: "I liked everything! Excellent service. Great food, entertainment, and flight. Nothing went wrong. Thank you!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very bad service we press the light no one comes and the food is really bad and my mom we to go get a cup of tea for her headache and the crew member got really mad saying where is your cup we aren’t going to give you a cup where is your cup"

Pros: "Leg room and friendly staff"
Cons: "Child’s meal does not have vegetarian option, this must be included as it makes not sense in not having this option."

Pros: "Smooth boarding and take off on time"
Cons: "Food could be better"

Cons: "Broken seat levers, out of order headphones"

Pros: "Sharon, one of the crew member was warm, offered help to take care of my 6 month daughter Incase I needed it. It was comforting to know. Small kids gift are appreciated."

Pros: "Staff is very good. Always smile on face."

Pros: "Smooth ride. Great food."
Cons: "Slow boarding started later than expected"

Pros: "Nice aircraft"
Cons: "The food has alot Indian herbs & tasteless , unlike the lounge which has excellent taste."

Pros: "Custom meal. Avml."
Cons: "Not very tasty."

Pros: "My first and hopefully not last flight on one of the world's best airlines."

Pros: "Everything! The plane is the size of a bldg lol! Economy seats were really comfortable, lucked up & sat in an exit row. They feed you, give you plenty to drink in economy! Out flight attendants were superb, especially Vidhi! She was a total sweetheart!"
Cons: "The entertainment gadget was a little loose but it was still usuable & viewable although it would slide down a little."

Pros: "Food was good and not over salted like most airplane foods"
Cons: "Need more recently released US movies Options are so few Not enough African movie either"

Pros: "Professional and courteous behaviour"
Cons: "Nil"

Cons: "I have transit for 18 hours and they did not give me a hotel I had to pay for it because they were saying my ticket is not eligible are you really get disappointed from this"

Pros: "Seating Services Entertainment"

Pros: "None was satisfying"
Cons: "Every thing was bad"

Pros: "Loved the ride on the 380. Great service and crew."
Cons: "Smalller cans for drinks. Need more free internet."

Cons: "The crew was too tough was us not to hit helpful at all ."

Pros: "Fantastic flight from start to finish lax to dubai. I was offered upgrade to business class from economy for $1000 USD which was well worth the cost as the 15 1/2 flight can be tough in economy. The a380 is smooth, much more quiet and is pressurized to lower altitude than most planes so you do get off feeling more refreshed. Service and food were good and the inflight entertainment is first class with hundreds of movies on demand."
Cons: "Took 50min after deboarding for luggage to arrive at baggage claim but I'm told that's not the usual and emirates staff were there to apologize and let us know of the unusual delay."

Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "Staff wasn't the friendliest. Waiting times on Dubai airport is way too long, the airport staff was rude, and not helpful at all. Unwilling to speak English. Can learn a lot from KLM. This was my first time flying with Emirates, will be the last."

Pros: "Very good service I love it"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfortable seats, wide space between raws, smooth takeoff and landing, friendly Crew, good food, crew offered great service, from time to time offer drink and appetizers. We have come such a long distance comfort and fun."

Pros: "Great experience"

Pros: "The new A380 flight is very comfortable. The leg room even in economy was great."
Cons: "The in flight crew service was absolutely terrible. I was shocked to receive this kind of service by Emirates. I did not receive any assistance by the crew members even after pressing the call button and waiting for over 20 mins. Finally I had to get up and help myself. This was not just once but twice in a single flight. One of the stewards serving my area seemed very curt. The food was also terrible. My chicken dish was cold and very dry. Even the side bread was like a rock. The coffee that was served after the meal was cold. This kind of service is unacceptable on a 16hr trans Atlantic flight. Overall very disappointed with Emirates."

Pros: "Relaxing on time flight.."
Cons: "Food was bad... Before it used to be really good..."

Pros: "Flight staff good attitude, condition of airplane"
Cons: "On the 15 hour flight Dubai to LAX, Only one hot meal was served, plus later, a sandwich. I'm a thin girl and barely found the food sufficient - imagine the men!"

Pros: "Very nice service"
Cons: "Nothingnothing"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Food came before alcohol :)"

Pros: "Satisfactory in all respect"

Pros: "Organized and quick boarding process, excellent service overall."

Cons: "Crew was pathetic with no compassion towards customer."

Pros: "That i landed"
Cons: "No snack and a drink when you get on the plane. Straight to lunch and the food is less than mediocre. I asked for water several times and never got it. The seats are extremely uncomfortable. The head rest is supposed to help but really you just end up sitting awkwardly with back spasms."

Cons: "Had to run across Dubai airport to make my connection. Nobody at the gate to direct passengers to their short connections under 20 mins. Horrible experience. A person without the ability to run at full clip would not have made the connection. This was an international flight from Los Angeles - Bags did not make the connection either and had to wait two days for them. If you issue tickets with short connection times, it is your responsibility to make sure passengers will have adequate time to make it to their next gate. Or airline should provide some assistance to these passengers. Making them run is unacceptable."

Cons: "Long time for boarding and staff is not clear on baggage policy"

Cons: "Layover time at the airport"

Pros: "on borad crew Food entertainment plane"
Cons: "wheel char request poorly managed in Dubai and Amman Seating area next to crying children for 5 hrs + is horrible"

Cons: "It’s ridiculous that Cheaptickets (your contracted agent) did not answer the phone to change flights. And when they did answer the phone, charged extortionate change fees above and beyond Qantas fees even during the coronavirus pandemic."

Pros: "Friendly crew and good service"
Cons: "Outdated seat and plane. No privacy in business class. Seat and biz class layout not competitive (2-2-2)"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "That I was rebooked for a flight I showed up to before it took me off. Literally people that showed up after me got on the plane"

Pros: "Service and staff were great. Especially liked that they provide a personal kit for everyone which has a toothbrush, toothpaste and an eye mask and ear plugs. Excellent!"
Cons: "As always, more seat room."

Pros: "Confort"
Cons: "Meal for children first"

Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Slightly more legroom"

Pros: "Lots of movies and TV to watch. Meals were decent. Good attendants."
Cons: "A little tight seats. The attendents were slow to clean up after meals."

Pros: "Although this is a small plane the seats seemed to have more room than the larger plane from Sydney to Brisbane We weren't delayed by much. The onboard snacks were nice."
Cons: "The plane from Wagga Wagga to Sydney was hot while we were waiting for take off as no air was circulated until we started to taxi."

Pros: "Flight crew is great"
Cons: "Didn’t like the the whole check in process. None of the system worked. Manual check in all the way and took so long. Not enough staff to service."

Cons: "Long delay for the flight"

Pros: "Fantastic. the crew was very kind and professional. Food was the best airplane food I have had so far."

Pros: "The stewards were good"
Cons: "There was no entertainment on this flight. Horrible"

Pros: "Singapore airline best for Australia"

Pros: "They provided much more than a seat. One of us was overcome with air sickness. The flight attendants provided all the help and comfort necessary to recover from sickness. They were indeed very helpful. We are very thankful and grateful for all the care they gave us during the flight."

Pros: "Seat was more comfortable than I had expected."

Pros: "Vegetarian food was good!"

Cons: "Really unnecessary delays."

Pros: "Great service, flight was not packed and had an exit row to myself."
Cons: "Delayed by a half hour. Better than the 2 hours the last time I took this flight 3 weeks ago."

Cons: "It was just TOO COLD! I had the sniffles for four days after arriving. The reclining seat didn't have much lumbar support."

Pros: "Flight was on time. Complimentary wine is always a plus for Qantas"
Cons: "Evening flight snacks may be hip - but they're hardly edible!"

Cons: "floor of plane not clean full of crumbs"

Cons: "Crew service was disgraceful"

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Staff and flight was perfect otherwise."
Cons: "Flight delayed out of Melbourne."

Pros: "The A380 is pretty good for soaking up the typical bumps of air travel. This flight was the first where the lamding was so soft that the plane didn't jolt on landing. It made noise like we'd touched down, but the ground effect glide was perfectly choreographed by the crew. Nice job."
Cons: "There was an exceptionally narcissistic young man from China behind me who stood up and complaoned during rollout that he couldn't recline his seat. The crew suggested I relocate to a better seat. That was very nice and thougtful."

Pros: "Not much. The movie selection was ok"
Cons: "How can an airline be worse than United. Ask Qantas because they cracked the code."

Pros: "The crew is always nice and approachable. The entertainment is usually high but this time around there weren't many good choices."
Cons: "The food is AWFUL, and has been getting worse as the years go on. Absolutely terrible taste, stomach-churning smells and gross consistency. During boarding I was profiled by one of your gate agents and "selected for further screening" ... not fun. No explanations, just surly, inattentive agents performing further checks on items that had already been twice-checked at security. Awful service."

Cons: "Bathrooms were disgusting, plane was dirty"

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Hostess did not allow 2 ounce drink every other time traveled by qantas 10 times in last 5 yrs had no issue This time qantas made us take our baggage to terminal 2 west jet check in counter which head office should know is a far distance should have arranged to do so like other times in the past"

Pros: "Checking in and bag drop process was the simplest and hassle free!"
Cons: "The flight cleanliness and food options could be improved. Some staff were super friendly while others not so much."

Cons: "Na"

Pros: "food and service"
Cons: "I'm 6'4"... no legroom in economy"

Pros: "Good service, on time"
Cons: "Coffee, not good enough"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Get sick of explosives checks!"

Pros: "Awesome service!"

Pros: "The people I came in contact with were very helpful."
Cons: "Nothing, everything went well. Same complaint as everyone else, not enough leg room."

Pros: "Everything, the crew, the service, the amenities."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about, it was a great flight."

Pros: "Overall everything was great, flights were on time, boarded efficiently, staff very friendly."
Cons: "I think the service of offering passengers to order their food online prior to the flight is nice, but in practice is inefficient and frustrating at service time. We chose not to order in advance as we didn't know what we wanted. I was annoyed and frustrated to have to wait for the crew to go to and fro with meals and drinks to the pre-ordered customers before being offered our meal. I imagine that if the entire flight preordered their meal, it was also not work so well..."

Pros: "The crew was attentive and friendly, food was great and the wide variety of entertainment offered made the 16+ hour flight go by quickly"
Cons: "Only downside was fellow travelers being inconsiderate."

Pros: "Flight was full and was delayed. Food was awful this time and the service wasn't excellent. It seems like the crew were tired."

Pros: "Good food great service nice and friendly staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I was surprised that we were flying a different carrier than Emirates"

Pros: "Such an arduous and indirect flight route and entertainment screen was non viable but always good to fly with Qantas!"

Pros: "Aircraft"
Cons: "Compares very unfavourably to Emirates who we used on the outward leg. Food very poor and choices limited by the time we were served."

Pros: "plane will clean and service pleasant. hot meal service on 2.5 hour fight."
Cons: "limit weight of roller carry on limited to 8 kg, though did not check weight of shoulder bags New Zealand immigration is intense with bio inspection - check that you do not have any nuts or other issues as took a long time to inspect packaged food bought at Sydney airport Prior to check-in, needed evidence of flight leaving New Zealand, not just confirm number - paper with actual ticket number"

Cons: "Do you really need to be provided with a meal at 11pm just after departure? A decent snack pack would be a better get, and allow people to get to sleep."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight got cancelled at 2:30am and then I had to try and find another flight rather than the airline automatically rescheduling me"

Pros: "Crew: helpful/cheery, cabin: clean"
Cons: "Reclined seats intrude on passenger behind"

Pros: "Staff obliging food excellent on time all good"
Cons: "All good"

Cons: "X"

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