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Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cairns flight information

Flights arrive in Cairns
Flights depart from Johannesburg OR Tambo
Flight price R31 462
Distance 11 743 km
Airlines Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways

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Book cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cairns (return)

Airports
Origin
Johannesburg
R31 462
only
R31 462
Destination
Cairns
R31 462
only
R31 462
Sun, Dec 29
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
34h 50m
Wed, Jan 1
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 00m
R31 462
Trip: 4 days
8,7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,7 Excellent
Based on 3 663 reviews
Overall
8,7
Boarding
8,8
Comfort
8,5
Crew
9,0
Entertainment
8,7
Food
8,4
CCU
SIN
Excellent 10,0

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

SIN
BKK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Amazing services and foods

Cons: The business class seat was great

CGK
SIN
Okay 5,0

Cons: We missed the smile and quality service liked before. Food quality is just okay. Timeliness for departure/arrival was excellent.

MXP
SIN
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Helpful with our 2 year old

Cons: Baby change area is very small

JFK
FRA
Good 6,0

Cons: The person next to me had a distinct body odor.

Sun, Dec 29
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
20h 10m
Sat, Jan 4
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
36h 30m
R36 659
Trip: 7 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
MEL
LAX
Good 6,3

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Cons: Outdated seat and plane.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)

LAX
BNE
Good 7,3

Pros: Had 3 seats to myself as plane wasn’t full.

Cons: Long walk from connecting flights at LAX and incorrect gate number on schedule, necessitating even more walking. Exhausting before even getting on plane.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Food, comfort interior, and fast check-in processes. In fact the check-in staff are great and very friendly

Cons: Helpful and more smiles will be very useful. Upgrade the entertainment will be great.

BNE
TSV
Okay 5,6

Cons: As an incoming traveller and a Platinum Qantas member, I was refused access to the Qantas Lounge on arrival in Townsville. All I wanted to do was spend fifteen minutes reviewing my diary and directions for the visits planned here. This is the Irish version of hospitality. God bless his departure.

SYD
PEK
Excellent 9,3

Cons: Unfortunately the flight could not be shorter. Otherwise a perfect flight, and well worth the price.

Wed, Dec 25
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
43h 35m
Wed, Jan 1
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 00m
R31 904
Trip: 8 days
8,7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,7 Excellent
Based on 3 663 reviews
Overall
8,7
Boarding
8,8
Comfort
8,5
Crew
9,0
Entertainment
8,7
Food
8,4
SYD
CBR
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Having boarded at SYD, during the Canberra stop, we were all required to disembarked. It was a loaded flight so the process was slow

LAX
NRT
Excellent 10,0

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.

BKK
SIN
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Nothing much

SFO
SIN
Excellent 10,0

Cons: SINGAPORE AIRLINES TOK CARE OF MY MOTHER VERY WELL

SIN
ADL
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Food

Sun, Dec 29
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
20h 10m
Tue, Dec 31
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 50m
R37 013
Trip: 3 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
SYD
CBR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: quick flight. tasty snack

Cons: nil

SFO
MEL
Excellent 10,0

Cons: This is my 2nd International Flight and Qantas outrated the other airline 100x’s over. Thank you

SYD
PEK
Excellent 9,3

Cons: Unfortunately the flight could not be shorter. Otherwise a perfect flight, and well worth the price.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9,6

Pros: First rate crew, friendly and professional through the long flight. The food was excellent and the crew offered snacks and drinks between meals. I paid the extra to sit in a section upstairs that I was able to get up and move around frequently.

Cons: It’s a long flight but that can’t be helped. Economy seats are really cramped and so I paid $190 for more leg room on the way back. Would highly recommend. I wouldn’t sit right next to the bathroom again. (Check seat guru first) Also wasn’t able to check in with my mobile phone. Had to go through the line.

PER
SYD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: great crew

Cons: flight delayed - but that happens...

Fri, Dec 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
34h 50m
Wed, Jan 1
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 00m
R34 436
Trip: 6 days
8,7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,7 Excellent
Based on 3 663 reviews
Overall
8,7
Boarding
8,8
Comfort
8,5
Crew
9,0
Entertainment
8,7
Food
8,4
BKK
SIN
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Crew was attentive and made extra effort to meet special requests from passengers.

MAN
IAH
Good 7,0

Pros: Cabin crew was amazing!

Cons: Food was mediocre and we've had better on Singapore Airlines before.

JFK
SIN
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The staff was amazing

SIN
MLE
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great seating

Cons: Free internet in long flights

SIN
HYD
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Terrible

Thu, Dec 26
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
19h 35m
Wed, Jan 1
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 00m
R34 598
Trip: 7 days
8,7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,7 Excellent
Based on 3 663 reviews
Overall
8,7
Boarding
8,8
Comfort
8,5
Crew
9,0
Entertainment
8,7
Food
8,4
KIX
SIN
Good 7,6

Pros: The crew professional and friendly

Cons: The food was rather bland and did not live up to my expectations

SFO
SIN
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent crew and very well dressed and always smiling

Cons: The lights were switched off for a very long time. That can be avoided

SIN
SFO
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Super friendly crew. Enough food and drink.

SFO
SIN
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Crew, food, time all great.

Cons: WiFi did not work. Flight data unavailable.

BOM
SIN
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Superior standard

Tue, Dec 24
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
20h 10m
Mon, Dec 30
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 10m
R42 092
Trip: 7 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
LAX
BNE
Good 7,3

Pros: Had 3 seats to myself as plane wasn’t full.

Cons: Long walk from connecting flights at LAX and incorrect gate number on schedule, necessitating even more walking. Exhausting before even getting on plane.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The service was friendly and attentive, the food was good, the legroom was amazingly good for coach, and there were lots of good movies available. Really great all the way around.

Cons: For such a long trans-oceanic flight, I am used to the cabin crew coming around with drinks on a regular basis to keep people hydrated. That didn't really happen on this flight; I had to get up twice and walk to where the crew were hanging out (in a closed-curtain area) and ask for water.

SYD
SFO
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew was very courteous and considerate.

Cons: Food quality could be improved.

LAX
BNE
Okay 5,6

Cons: Qantas is always delayed leaving

MNL
SYD
Okay 5,0

Pros: One member of the crew did her best to treat me as a premium FF member. That was about it.

Cons: Qantas really screwed up the operational management of this flight resulting in a long delay into Sydney and then a further delay to Brisbane. Getting the water weight and balance right is FLIGHTOPS 101, but not for this B Team. Much of the flight delay was completely avoidable.

Tue, Dec 24
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
20h 10m
Fri, Jan 3
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 35m
R42 151
Trip: 11 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
MEL
LAX
Good 6,3

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)

YYC
LAX
Good 6,5

Pros: Crew was OK, slow to respond to requests

Cons: The whole check in process was a joke, had a line up of 15 people and one agent

MEL
HBA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Short flight, but they fed us great food, great service, even good wine.

DFW
SYD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great flight, service, food and crew.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew was nice and friendly. Economy class seats are never super comfy, however, they were just fine.

Fri, Dec 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
20h 10m
Thu, Jan 2
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 35m
R42 151
Trip: 7 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
SYD
LAX
Mediocre 3,0

Pros: Seats were uncomfortable,

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Good entertainment, tasty food, easy boarding and disembarking

Cons: nil

BNE
LAX
Okay 5,3

Cons: Our original flight was cancelled and we were not notified by justfly. Just fly also accepted the flights on our behalf so it mean we couldn't chose the new flights

MEL
SFO
Excellent 9,3

Pros: The crew and the flight was good. The comfort of the seats were not, especially for a 14.5 hr flight

Cons: Just a little more space between the seats! You have to lean to the side, on the passenger seating next to you to try to pick something up or gather your belongings.

DFW
SYD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great flight, service, food and crew.

Thu, Dec 26
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
31h 00m
Sat, Jan 4
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 35m
R42 254
Trip: 10 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
PER
SYD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: great crew

Cons: flight delayed - but that happens...

SYD
CNS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: It was our first time flying on Qantas. everything was above expectations.

SYD
CBR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: quick flight. tasty snack

Cons: nil

MEL
SIN
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Everything, I was upgraded to the upper cabin, crews are wonderfully friendly and warm.

Cons: First aid kit, in case of sudden nose bleed caused by dry air. Other than that, perfect!

MEL
HBA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Short flight, but they fed us great food, great service, even good wine.

Fri, Dec 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
51h 30m
Tue, Dec 31
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 00m
R51 117
Trip: 5 days
8,7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,7 Excellent
Based on 3 663 reviews
Overall
8,7
Boarding
8,8
Comfort
8,5
Crew
9,0
Entertainment
8,7
Food
8,4
SIN
HYD
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Terrible

HKG
SIN
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Entertainment system was new and easy to use. Seats in premium economy were quite comfortable.

Cons: A vegetarian / pescatarian option on the menu would have been nice but other than that, all good.

SIN
MAA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew , amenities and food

Cons: None

PVG
SIN
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything is perfect, the crew services are very warm and professional, I strongly believe that Singapore airlines is the best in world as I tried many airlines but I don’t see like their them, I will strongly recommend and I will be their customer for any flight to Far East inshaallah.

Cons: I recommend if they can provide paid massage service ( not complementary)at the suits class for long trip because there’s enough space to do it , I’m very glad to congratulate them for the level of service they reached .

BKK
SIN
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Same as above on SIN-BKK

Cons: Next time in B787 Dreamliner

Sat, Dec 28
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
19h 10m
Mon, Dec 30
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 10m
R42 917
Trip: 3 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
SYD
LAX
Good 7,6

Pros: Crew and plane were fine. Nothing super special. Definitely less desirable a flight than European.

Cons: The international flights Quantas runs are fine. Beware of JETSTAR this airline is somehow even worse than value airlines in the United States. They weigh bags at check in, harass customers, the worst experience I have ever had in the air. Fly anyone else. JETSTAR IS BEYOND TERRIBLE.

BNE
TSV
Okay 5,6

Cons: As an incoming traveller and a Platinum Qantas member, I was refused access to the Qantas Lounge on arrival in Townsville. All I wanted to do was spend fifteen minutes reviewing my diary and directions for the visits planned here. This is the Irish version of hospitality. God bless his departure.

DRW
SYD
Good 6,0

Cons: Wifi was horrible. Selection of movies was weak.

MNL
SYD
Okay 5,0

Pros: One member of the crew did her best to treat me as a premium FF member. That was about it.

Cons: Qantas really screwed up the operational management of this flight resulting in a long delay into Sydney and then a further delay to Brisbane. Getting the water weight and balance right is FLIGHTOPS 101, but not for this B Team. Much of the flight delay was completely avoidable.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Food, comfort interior, and fast check-in processes. In fact the check-in staff are great and very friendly

Cons: Helpful and more smiles will be very useful. Upgrade the entertainment will be great.

Fri, Dec 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
32h 15m
Mon, Dec 30
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 40m
R47 436
Trip: 4 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
LAX
BNE
Okay 5,6

Cons: Qantas is always delayed leaving

SFO
MEL
Excellent 10,0

Cons: This is my 2nd International Flight and Qantas outrated the other airline 100x’s over. Thank you

MEL
SIN
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Everything, I was upgraded to the upper cabin, crews are wonderfully friendly and warm.

Cons: First aid kit, in case of sudden nose bleed caused by dry air. Other than that, perfect!

SYD
BKK
Good 7,6

Pros: Service, food entertainment and catching up the lost time

CNS
MEL
Good 7,3

Cons: The flight from Cairns to JFK that I originally purchased was supposed to be 7 hours of travel time less than what I actually ended up with. The airline changed my flights 4 times after originally booking.

Mon, Dec 23
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
32h 30m
Mon, Dec 30
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 40m
R47 716
Trip: 8 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
LAX
BNE
Good 7,3

Pros: Had 3 seats to myself as plane wasn’t full.

Cons: Long walk from connecting flights at LAX and incorrect gate number on schedule, necessitating even more walking. Exhausting before even getting on plane.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything was fine, a bit late taking off but the time was made up

SYD
CBR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: quick flight. tasty snack

Cons: nil

MEL
SFO
Excellent 9,3

Pros: The crew and the flight was good. The comfort of the seats were not, especially for a 14.5 hr flight

Cons: Just a little more space between the seats! You have to lean to the side, on the passenger seating next to you to try to pick something up or gather your belongings.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Food, comfort interior, and fast check-in processes. In fact the check-in staff are great and very friendly

Cons: Helpful and more smiles will be very useful. Upgrade the entertainment will be great.

Sat, Dec 28
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
36h 30m
Wed, Jan 1
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 35m
R51 544
Trip: 5 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
SYD
BNE
Good 6,0

Cons: Bigger seats, more room between the seets.

SFO
SYD
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: We were treated very rudely.

Cons: We were treated very rudely. We should’ve taken another airline

LAX
SYD
Good 7,6

Pros: - decent wine, fresh fruit, in-seat entertainment, smooth flight

Cons: - audio was buzzy, seats very thin, bathrooms not stocked with paper towels

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10,0

Cons: 0

SYD
BKK
Good 7,6

Pros: Service, food entertainment and catching up the lost time

Thu, Dec 26
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
CNS
Cairns
32h 15m
Fri, Jan 3
CNS
Cairns
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
39h 25m
R53 458
Trip: 9 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 4 690 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,9
Food
7,6
MEL
LAX
Excellent 9,6

Pros: I liked that nothing was a hassle to get to, the staff were amazing and the pilot was well-skilled.

Cons: My only con was the fact that there were many people around me coughing. That's not your fault though, I understand. But still, it was nasty.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9,0

Pros: I slept for 12 of the 15 hours so? Food was good!

Cons: More leg room.

DRW
SYD
Good 6,0

Cons: Wifi was horrible. Selection of movies was weak.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8,3

Cons: More entertainment options

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9,6

Pros: First rate crew, friendly and professional through the long flight. The food was excellent and the crew offered snacks and drinks between meals. I paid the extra to sit in a section upstairs that I was able to get up and move around frequently.

Cons: It’s a long flight but that can’t be helped. Economy seats are really cramped and so I paid $190 for more leg room on the way back. Would highly recommend. I wouldn’t sit right next to the bathroom again. (Check seat guru first) Also wasn’t able to check in with my mobile phone. Had to go through the line.

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