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— CNS
Aug 11 — Aug 181
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1 adult
Economy
0 bags
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Thu 11/8
Thu 18/8

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Low season

September

High season

July

Cheapest flight

R19 956

Good deal (return flight)

R19 908

Good deal one-way

R19 136
Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (9% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cairns
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  • Looking for cheap airfare to Cairns? 25% of our users found tickets to Cairns for the following prices or less: From Durban R19 908 round-trip, from Cape Town R19 136 one-way - R20 748 round-trip, from Johannesburg OR Tambo R32 374 round-trip
  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly from South Africa is September.
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Top airline flying to Cairns

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
8,6
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 4032 reviews
8,8Boarding
8,5Comfort
8,9Crew
8,6Entertainment
8,3Food
Airline reviews

Only 2 meals on a 16 hrs flight and they had few option for food and drink. Qty was not sufficient

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Only 2 meals on a 16 hrs flight and they had few option for food and drink. Qty was not sufficient

Got me to the destination, long delayed.

It is just a normal flight. Short flight. The Aircraft was bit older and was very shaky.

There was difficulty with my connecting flight due to inconsistent COVID regulations. I was almost not allowed on, despite fulfilling all my requirements for my destination country. I was over-billed by Alaska Airlines for my luggage as well.

Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "If they could serve a light snack would be good"
Pros: "Crew was super nice and the food was good (for plane food)! Really appreciated that they had snacks and chocolate on hand for hungry passengers throughout the flight. A 17 hour plane ride is never the best, but Singapore Air made it as pleasant as possible. Also, we booked on Kayak and was routed through a third party vendor JustFly, which I was a little worried about - but our booking went off without a hitch."
Pros: "Food, service"
Cons: "The space"
Pros: "Great seating"
Cons: "Free internet in long flights"
Pros: "Amazing crew! They handled a full flight with screaming indisciplined kids and clueless adults with grace. Entertainment was great as usual"
Cons: "Singapore food and drinks quality has deteriorated significantly. Flights are always packed with uncomfortable seating. These days you get amenities only if you ask."
Pros: "The staff was amazing"
Cons: "For business class SQ, the crew service was severely sub-par. Seat arrangement same as in bigger 777, so actual space is much shorter and therefore uncomfortable for sleeping and lounging."
Pros: "Average flight"
Cons: "Seats on this aircraft have very upright seats. Not very comfy"
Pros: "Yes and yes"
Cons: "Not sure because I have never had a better experience."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable, flight attendants were attentive and the food wasn't bad."
Cons: "Cramped seats, no leg room, horrible food, stupid COLD snack!"
Pros: "The cabin crew and the pilots. The flight went smoothly."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines should inform clearly of the mileage policy and the lounge access while using a code-share flight. I thought I booked as a code-shared Singapore Airline flight, but I got rejected from the lounge access."
Pros: "As a frequent flyer, I have found out that the few dollars i spend more on SQ is well worth it"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Everything on time and smooth. Great service. Great pillows and. Plenti snacks anytime I want it. Very comfortable seats. Entertainment System fabulous."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Singapore airline is amazing, great service and quality entertainment."
Cons: "None"
Pros: "SIA service and food is always good. The flight went by quickly which is good."
Cons: "The entertainment system for the 777 did not have a touchscreen which I have been accustomed to on other SIA flights, but the main issue was the brightest setting for the screen was very dim. I think the screen is just old and not as bright as before."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Food was terrible , crew were rude, there were delays due to airline problems at both ends of the flight, there was a complete lack of communication about the problems and how long the delays were going to be. Handling of missed connections was abysmal... Overall extremely disappointing."
Pros: "Scoot employees were really helpful, I missed my flight from Singapore to Kochi because by the time the passengers got off the flight and went through immigration in Singapore, the check in counter had closed, and there was no more flights available to Kochi until 2 days later. The employees made sure I boarded my flight and I came home to my sister’s wedding"
Cons: "Kayak doesn’t specify its two separate tickets for my destination to kochi from Honolulu, also they didn’t specify their would be a stop in Japan before the flight reached Singapore. The flights were delayed by a few minutes, which led to me stressing to make it on time to my flights, and I felt dehydrated and nauseous. Also the website doesn’t specify that we will have to purchase meals either before hand or on board, and that the airlines only took cash and no credit card. It was miserable, a whole 20+ hour flight with lots of stress of catching my flight, checking and the checking my baggage, and being hungry and thirsty because I didn’t carry enough cash on me."
Cons: "The plane was freezing - absolutely freezing. Too cold. There were not enough fluids given out. Given we could not even take water brought in the airport into the plane there needed to be regular distributions of fluids on the flight as there was on the flight from London toy Singapore. It is a long flight and being dehydrated on a plane is not a good thing."
Pros: "Great entertainment system for a short haul fl flight"
Cons: "Terrible food"
Pros: "But I got to take Qatar airline and the service was great"
Cons: "Almost missed the flight, havent noticed the passengers in prior"
Pros: "Crew members were very friendly n helpful."
Pros: "The flight was carried out by Lufthansa. The staff was very polite and helpful."
Pros: "Modern Aircraft , good seat ,Crew friendliness"
Pros: "Ontime, airline stewards were excellent and tv entertainment very good"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Natalie is a friendly cheery diligent flight attendant who needs special mention. (Sigapore to Brusane fight 6.1.18)"
Pros: "Food and good service"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "friendly staff top Service top Inflight"
Cons: "new aircraft, 2 x usb charging ports, 50+ movies, very quiet aircraft."
Pros: "Amazing service and comfortable lay flat bed"
Cons: "I purchased this ticket without realizing that the law stipulated 6-month validity remaining on one's US passport to enter singapore. The Singapore Airways website does not state this anywhere, and it was not until I arrived at the airport that I was informed that I wouldn't be able to check in, but nor could I refund or transfer the ticket. The booker should be obliged, when one enters the passport information upon purchasing the ticket, to make note if the passport expiration time is not valid for the flight. Spent $600+ on the flight, and the customer service person I spoke to from the airport was very abrasive and not interested in helping me figure out an alternative."
Pros: "everything is perfect"
Cons: "the food on Silk Air can be better"
Pros: "Crew service"
Cons: "Very old entertainment system. Poor screen visibility. Cramped"
Pros: "The service and the flight to and from Narita Airport."
Cons: "My Vegan meal was terrible."
Pros: "1) Crew very personable and accommodating 2) Food was good 3) Arrival on schedule 4) Entertainment system provided lots of choices 5) Baggage arrived in reasonable amount of time"
Cons: "1) Economy seating was cramped (long-haul flights should have more spacious seating) 2) Crying babies made flight almost unbearable 3) Process of leaving the plane took too long because only one exit door was used 4) Departure delayed by 35-40 minutes (made up in flight)"
Pros: "Food, movies, support, were all wonderful."
Pros: "Overall treatment of boarding & crew staff was courteous, friendly & helpful. Movies selections were great but I was too tired to watch."
Cons: "Food can be improved. Couldn't eat pork or shrimps, so wished they served either vegetarian or chicken noodles instead of pork or stuff with shrimps. Fish, chicken, beef, or vegetarian options are better options."
Pros: "Good service and entertainment."
Cons: "I didn't like that the flight from Singapore to Mumbai was of a lower standard."
Pros: "Attention to detail, good leg room, entertainment options and a brand new plane"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "The sevice was on point. Flight attendants were beautiful and worked harder than any other airline I have been on. The uniforms were on point too. The television had every new movie you could watch. Food, for an airline, was great. All drink service was included. Best airline I have ever flown!"
Cons: "Wifi cost 12 bucks and hour."
Pros: "The hot towels, the legroom in economy, exceptional service. The helpful crew who don't hesitate to help with luggage. The choice of entertainment. The convenience of a direct SFO to SIN flight with a fast connection to Indian cities."
Cons: "On my trip to Japan, the staff was incredibly rude. Horrible commendations. The controls didn't work. And the desert had mold in it."
Pros: "Excellent crew service and entertainment."
Pros: "Great staff. Aircrafts has more leg room. The food and entertainment was good as well."
Pros: "Service was great, food was alright, was able to move from a middle seat to a window."
Cons: "The flight I was supposed to take from Nanjing to Hong Kong by Hong Kong Airlines in the afternoon didn't exist so I had to take a morning flight. Was given no warning and had to check on my own. The Singapore Airlines flight was on time though."

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Recent one-way flight deals

6/9Tue
3 stopsMultiple Airlines
49h 55mJNB-CNS
R19 956
6/9Tue
1 stopSingapore Airlines
19h 40mJNB-CNS
R20 421
6/9Tue
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
31h 35mJNB-CNS
R23 277

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Recent domestic flight deals

14/9Wed
directJetstar
2h 20mOOL-CNS
15/9Thu
directJetstar
2h 10mCNS-OOL
R2 042
10/11Thu
directJetstar
2h 15mBNE-CNS
16/11Wed
directJetstar
2h 10mCNS-BNE
R2 092
5/11Sat
directJetstar
2h 15mBNE-CNS
6/11Sun
directJetstar
2h 10mCNS-BNE
R2 258
16/10Sun
directJetstar
2h 20mBNE-CNS
29/10Sat
directJetstar
2h 05mCNS-BNE
R2 324
26/10Wed
directVirgin Australia
2h 30mBNE-CNS
29/10Sat
directVirgin Australia
2h 15mCNS-BNE
R2 424

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