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The cheapest airline ticket to Melbourne from South Africa in the last 72 hours was R12 916 return on the route Johannesburg to Melbourne. The most popular route is Johannesburg to Melbourne and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R13 324 return.

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Melbourne is served by Melbourne Airport, also commonly referred to as Melbourne. The airport code is MEL.

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Airports
Origin
Cape Town
R13 601
only
R13 601
Johannesburg
R12 916
only
R12 916
Destination
Melbourne
R12 916
only
R12 916
Sun, Mar 8
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
35h 00m
Tue, May 5
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 05m
R12 916
Trip: 59 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 269 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
HKG
BKK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Very attentive, friendly and multi-lingual crew. Everything was on time. Food was very good. Excellent.

HKG
BKK
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Seats were teeny

LAX
HKG
Okay 4,0

Cons: Extremely bad service at the ticket counter. Really disappointed, really disappointed

SIN
HKG
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Chose emergency exit on Cathay 777-300. Terrible.. was squished like a sardine! And I was in window seat... was not even able to eat! Worst economy class I have been in years!!! Never again....

PDX
SFO
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Less fog in SFO

Wed, Mar 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
44h 00m
Thu, Apr 9
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 40m
R14 214
Trip: 30 days
8,4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 10 563 reviews
Overall
8,4
Boarding
8,4
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
LAX
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The portion for LAX to Doha was fairly comfortable and crew was helpful.. they kept running out of meal options by the time they reached us mid flight .. Doha to Bengaluru portion was less classy— the TV/ remotes etc didn’t work well and overall service not as good ..

DOH
ORD
Excellent 8,3

Pros: The crew was v good

Cons: The seats and boarding staff

DOH
ISB
Okay 4,3

Pros: Crew was good

Cons: Tvs don’t work. Uncomfortable seats

DOH
DPS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was friendly

Cons: Bathrooms could have some lotion for dry skin

DOH
CMN
Excellent 10,0

Cons: The lounge is a bit far from the departure gate, so I waited with regular economy class travelers. It would have been nice to have had a closer dedicated area for business class.

Sat, Mar 7
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
24h 55m
Wed, Mar 18
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
31h 45m
R14 900
Trip: 11 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 15 080 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
IAH
DXB
Good 7,0

Cons: Economy seat leg support could be better

DFW
DXB
Mediocre 3,3

Cons: Everything!! My seat was not extra wide, it was broke and would not recline...14hr flight!! Entertainment system didn’t work right.

DXB
NBO
Excellent 8,3

Cons: For economy, maybe more variety on meals ?

RUH
DXB
Okay 5,2

Pros: Crew

Cons: Everything else

IAD
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Food

Tue, Feb 25
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
39h 50m
Sat, Apr 18
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31h 55m
R13 324
Trip: 53 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 269 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
SIN
HKG
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Chose emergency exit on Cathay 777-300. Terrible.. was squished like a sardine! And I was in window seat... was not even able to eat! Worst economy class I have been in years!!! Never again....

MNL
HKG
Good 7,0

Pros: The crew is not so amazing and the food is not so good.They only serve pork and sea food..i don't eat those food for my religion and i asked for another food anything as long as i had something for im starving, for they never had another food to give? You mean i cannot have food while boarding the plane? Im starving and they don't gibe us any food to eat even if i asked them if theres anything . And that is a total not agreeable we are 3 people riding the plane myself and my kids and we did not have anything to eat. The crew is rude when I asked something instead of looking for another food is theres any. I paid for my flight including the food and i was not able to eat.

Cons: Crew serving food should be nice and make sure that all passengers have food to eat especially if one, two or three or more doesn't eat pork and shrimp..if only i could i could transfer plane at that moment i will do it. Hope they will not feel the way i feel i was starving the whole flight..

HKG
SYD
Excellent 9,0

Pros: This flight and seat was definitely more comfortable than going to HongKong- space was ver cramped before.

Cons: Vegetarian meals can be better, breakfast eggs get over cooked and rice also.

MNL
HKG
Excellent 8,8

Pros: Well fed and provided beverages on trip. Food not gourmet----but what do you expect? Crew was pleasant and helpful.

Cons: Sure could use a little more leg room. I am 6'2"--so know I am taller than the average bear, but I think even a 5"8" man or woman finds the legroom a little tight---especially on a 15hr flight. On a 3 to 5 hour flight--OK. The legroom was durable--but you asked waht could be better and that point sticks out in my mind.

HKG
YVR
Good 7,3

Cons: Hi do veg meal could have been better and communication about my bags could have been better .

Wed, Mar 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
44h 00m
Wed, Apr 8
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
45h 35m
R14 258
Trip: 29 days
8,4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,4 Excellent
Based on 10 563 reviews
Overall
8,4
Boarding
8,4
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
IAD
DOH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: Food is served in heated plastic containers. I would request Qatar airways not heat the food in the plastic container.

DOH
ARN
Excellent 9,3

Pros: My flight attendant, Grace, was delightful. There were several challenging passengers around me and I observed her handle them with the grace of someone who embodied their name—Grace.

Cons: No wifi on board. The plane was one of the older ones, but still perfectly nice.

LAX
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The portion for LAX to Doha was fairly comfortable and crew was helpful.. they kept running out of meal options by the time they reached us mid flight .. Doha to Bengaluru portion was less classy— the TV/ remotes etc didn’t work well and overall service not as good ..

DOH
PRG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Very pleasant and comfortable flight.

Cons: NA

DOH
DXB
Mediocre 3,0

Pros: Not satisfied

Cons: Need improvements

Wed, Mar 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
31h 45m
Tue, Apr 7
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30h 25m
R13 601
Trip: 28 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 269 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
HKG
LAX
Excellent 8,3

Pros: crews were nice

Cons: Very crowded flight. Fully book. Super busy bathroom. Food was bad

SIN
HKG
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Chose emergency exit on Cathay 777-300. Terrible.. was squished like a sardine! And I was in window seat... was not even able to eat! Worst economy class I have been in years!!! Never again....

HKG
HND
Good 7,0

Pros: Same thing they serve pork and no other substitute. The crew members are not so nice especially the one serving the food, some are rude to answer when I asked for something.

Cons: Serve chicken or beef and not only pork for not all will eat pork.3 of us was not able to eat. Thats was not acceptable.

MNL
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Finest Airline and service I have encountered and I am almost 2 million miles!

YVR
HKG
Good 6,0

Pros: This flight left nearly an hour late, which at 1 AM really hurts. The crew were ok, but the flight seemed understaffed, and our service in premium economy was pretty ordinary.

Cons: Total gong show getting to our connecting flight in HK, but Cathay Pacific got us there with only seconds to spare.

Thu, Jun 11
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MEL
Melbourne
26h 30m
Tue, Jul 7
MEL
Melbourne
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
39h 35m
R13 704
Trip: 27 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 269 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
HKG
BKK
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Seats were teeny

BKK
HKG
Okay 4,6

Cons: Baggage handling was poor

HKG
HND
Good 7,0

Pros: Same thing they serve pork and no other substitute. The crew members are not so nice especially the one serving the food, some are rude to answer when I asked for something.

Cons: Serve chicken or beef and not only pork for not all will eat pork.3 of us was not able to eat. Thats was not acceptable.

MNL
HKG
Excellent 8,8

Pros: Well fed and provided beverages on trip. Food not gourmet----but what do you expect? Crew was pleasant and helpful.

Cons: Sure could use a little more leg room. I am 6'2"--so know I am taller than the average bear, but I think even a 5"8" man or woman finds the legroom a little tight---especially on a 15hr flight. On a 3 to 5 hour flight--OK. The legroom was durable--but you asked waht could be better and that point sticks out in my mind.

EWR
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew was friendly , Seats were fine .

Cons: They only had one choice of pork roll , Which was not. Good , As I m a Muslim , I couldn't eat on the flight . More food. Options

Thu, Mar 5
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
43h 40m
Wed, Mar 18
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
35h 45m
R13 879
Trip: 13 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 269 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
JFK
YVR
Excellent 9,6

Pros: I loved the entire experience. This flight was my second trip with Cathay Pacific and I couldn’t be more satisfied. Seats were clean and comfortable. They had decent leg room and great range of motion. The entertainment center was simple but sleek. I loved the extensive movie library. Service was great.

Cons: Boarding was delayed but the crew did keep us updated and was systematic in boarding

MNL
HKG
Good 7,0

Pros: The crew is not so amazing and the food is not so good.They only serve pork and sea food..i don't eat those food for my religion and i asked for another food anything as long as i had something for im starving, for they never had another food to give? You mean i cannot have food while boarding the plane? Im starving and they don't gibe us any food to eat even if i asked them if theres anything . And that is a total not agreeable we are 3 people riding the plane myself and my kids and we did not have anything to eat. The crew is rude when I asked something instead of looking for another food is theres any. I paid for my flight including the food and i was not able to eat.

Cons: Crew serving food should be nice and make sure that all passengers have food to eat especially if one, two or three or more doesn't eat pork and shrimp..if only i could i could transfer plane at that moment i will do it. Hope they will not feel the way i feel i was starving the whole flight..

HKG
BKK
Excellent 8,0

Cons: No landing form!!

MNL
HKG
Mediocre 3,3

Cons: Better attitude of head attendant. Need to improve food. Not attentive.

BKK
HKG
Good 6,3

Pros: Seats were very comfortable and so were the entertainment options

Cons: The food was really sub-par in terms of quality. Also the it took over an hour for bags to come through which if we are flying business is a little sub-par

Fri, Mar 6
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
40h 10m
Wed, Mar 18
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
36h 55m
R13 879
Trip: 12 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 269 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
HND
HKG
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Top notch service and experience. Up there with EVA Air as the best I’ve ever seen.

Cons: Baggage delivery took very long in Hong Kong. Bags were coming off 35 minutes after the first bag came off.

HKG
HND
Good 7,0

Pros: Same thing they serve pork and no other substitute. The crew members are not so nice especially the one serving the food, some are rude to answer when I asked for something.

Cons: Serve chicken or beef and not only pork for not all will eat pork.3 of us was not able to eat. Thats was not acceptable.

HKG
LAX
Excellent 8,3

Pros: crews were nice

Cons: Very crowded flight. Fully book. Super busy bathroom. Food was bad

HKG
BKK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Very attentive, friendly and multi-lingual crew. Everything was on time. Food was very good. Excellent.

HKG
BOS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything and everyone are Good and Nice .

Cons: For a long flight ( 16 hours or more ) , if someday I can afford First Class , that’s make my life . Thanks

Wed, Jul 22
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
30h 50m
Mon, Sep 7
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
36h 05m
R14 039
Trip: 48 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 269 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
HKG
SFO
Excellent 10,0

Pros: yes

Cons: food

SIN
HKG
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Chose emergency exit on Cathay 777-300. Terrible.. was squished like a sardine! And I was in window seat... was not even able to eat! Worst economy class I have been in years!!! Never again....

HKG
IAD
Good 6,0

Cons: They fed us expired food. Expired ice cream and expired yogurt. They could not put my wife and me together and I believe that it violates a new law passed by Senator Chuck Shummer. It made it difficult for me to get her medicine to her. On a short flight it wouldn’t matter as much. But we had to endure it for 15 hours. They only fed us two meals instead of 3. Other airlines put a sticker in front of you if you slept through the meal time.

BOS
HKG
Excellent 9,0

Cons: Economy seating is extremely narrow!

MLE
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Service and food.

Wed, Feb 19
CPT
Cape Town Intl
MEL
Melbourne
39h 55m
Sun, Mar 29
MEL
Melbourne
CPT
Cape Town Intl
43h 45m
R17 002
Trip: 39 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 6 269 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
8,2
Food
7,7
PER
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew and all other Staff were very helpful and friendly

Cons: Don’t know

HKG
BKK
Excellent 8,0

Cons: No landing form!!

LAX
HKG
Good 6,0

Pros: Good crew. Great pilots.

Cons: Food. Seat comfort.

HKG
JFK
Good 7,3

Pros: The crew was helpful and nice

Cons: Better seats and cost should be less

HKG
BKK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Very attentive, friendly and multi-lingual crew. Everything was on time. Food was very good. Excellent.

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