Member since 13 Aug 2013
Total posts 92
Jetstars new Dreamliner destinations.
I been eagerly reading about the new Dreamliner as its supposed To offer a nicer long haul Flight experience. From what we keep reading, Jetstar will have domestic services up and running and then add international long Haul in November / December, although they have yet to announce which destinations. Im flying jetstar business Class december 8th to Bangkok. I was thinking they would choose the most important/busiest destinationsfirst right?
So from looking at their network, Singapore, Honolulu, Bangkok would have to be right up there, and they are Direct flights. Any guesses?
Member since 15 Apr 2011
Total posts 216
I doubt that Bangkok is near the top of their list, but you never know.
Japan will probably get the first long haul routes. The longer flights make better use of the 787s increased fuel efficiency, and there's already plenty of 787 infrastructure in place in case anything does go wrong.
Honolulu also makes sense (if not for the summer then definitely by Easter, when traffic to Hawaii spikes), and others like Singapore will be up there. Don't expect to see loads of routes straightaway though - most airlines are fairly cautious when it comes to new aircraft.
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 14 Apr 2013
Total posts 295
I think that JQ will possibly place the initial flights between the east and west coast of Australia ie : Sydney - Perth. After that not sure but I think they might choose Honolulu & Toyko as they seem to be extreamly popular and slightly more bussy during the holiday season. Your guess is as good as mine is. Enjoy your tip to Bangkok in Decmeber :-)
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Apr 2012
Total posts 183
Although the Dreamlinder is supposeted to offer a nicer long haul flight experience, you got to remember that the airline offering the product will also have a lot to do with the flight experience. So if you are travelling a Low Cost Long Haul Carrier, dont expect an Full service airline experience and business class service/seat.
Highflyer, yes I am aware that Jetstar being a LCC does not offer a true Bizz Class product. But at $500, it was worth it for the extra leg room and recline. Our First genuine Business Class experience begins when we fly out of Bangkok to Milan with Oman Airways. I'm very excited about them, as they've been voted 2nd Best Bizz Class 2yrs running, and ranked 1 for the actual Seat/Flat Bed. Ideally I would have loved to fly from Melb to Europe all the way business class but that would have cost 3 to 4 grand more! Amazing what happens when you price it from a starting point in Asia.
Member since 17 Jan 2012
Total posts 42
Didn't Jetstar in a previous release mention that Singapore-Auckland may be the first scheduled route after the Australian training flights?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
About three years ago... These planes were originally due to be based in Singapore but are now coming to the Australian base instead, so all the plans have changed.
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