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1. Posted by Goska268 (Inactive 53 posts) 7y

I'm thinking of booking a flight on Jetstar from Cairns to Sydney. I read some bad reviews about them, however, the flights seem cheap. Does anyone have any good or bad things to say about them?

2. Posted by MikeAllen (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

Who cares their cheap and the flight is a few hours...

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Aug-2009, at 11:27 by MikeAllen ]

3. Posted by Goska268 (Inactive 53 posts) 7y

i meant as far as delays/cancelled flights are concerned. I've read they are really bad about that stuff

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 7y

There's a discussion on Jetstar over on TA:

5. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 7y

I've flown with Jetstar a couple of times from Sydney to Cairns and back and never had a problem with delays. Seats are fairly small so it's a bit crowded, especially if you have a window seat and want to go to the bathroom mid-flight.

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3743 posts) 7y

I flew with them from Melbourne to Hobart and they were fine, no issues.

7. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 7y

No meal, but excellent value ticket price, SY-Gold Coast

8. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 7y

Out of all the airlines that operate in Australia they are the worst as far as on time departures go but chances are they will be good. I personally don't plan to ever travel on them again for a flight which it matters majorly if I am 10 hours late.

Two recent times I have purchased a Jetstar flight from Hobart to Melbourne to connect with very late international flights departing from Melbourne and both times the Jetstar flight was very delayed. I'd allowed over 5 hours for delay and I only just got in by the skin of my teeth and I had already pre checked in for the internationals!

If you are planning to catch them to connect with an international departure I would advise adding a day in the middle from when you land in Sydney just incase. As for cancellations well it is highly unlikely.

9. Posted by Goska268 (Inactive 53 posts) 7y

My biggest concern is not catching my connecting flight which will be leaving at 4:25pm from Sydney to LA. The flight i'm looking at on Jetstar lands in Sydney at 3:10pm. I HAVE to make sure i catch that connecting flight, as i am due at work the following day. Not sure if its work taking a chance or if i should just book with VirginBlue. Their flight is $195 and this one with Jetstar is $169. Maybe i'll just suck it up and pay the extra few dollars.

10. Posted by MikeAllen (Full Member 129 posts) 7y

if jetstar have a history of delaying flights and you need to get to work the next day the sensible thing to do would be to pay the extra $'s