Hi, I'm a new Qantas Club member.

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max_power

Member since 04 Mar 2015

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Hi, I'm a new Qantas Club member. I'm about to fly Jetstar to Queensland. Can I access the Priority Boarding queue as a member?

gippsflyer

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Member since 10 Jan 2013

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Hi Max_Power, Sadly it appears your QC powers don't extend to priority boarding on JQ (even QF P1s don't get it, although there is a special deal for CLs). Basically it appears QCs and QFF elites just get lounge access (if open), with only CLs getting special treatment if not in Starclass (who get special treatment as part of their fare).

Propofol88

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I wonder how many CL would fly JQ and if so, not in Starclass? Not saying it wouldn't happen, but I'd imagine they'd be more likely to be flying the pointy end of QF metal and enjoying themselves in the Chairman's Lounge! 

gippsflyer

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I agree, it's a bit of a pointless benefit but then there are some tight arse CLs who might go JQ if they are paying.

Propofol88

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I would love to see one of those pollies with CL privileges flying JQ, getting in touch with the common citizen. ;) 

watson374

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Have you considered that it might be useful on JQ only routes, e.g. for an MP summoned to MEL for some ministerial announcement who needs to fly back late in the day to DRW or MCY or OOL?

gippsflyer

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I imagine Watson347 that such a happening will probably see said person boarding last anyway, maximising their private communication time without having Joe Bloggs listening in or looking at their comms. 

watson374

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That's why they use Wickr.

Propofol88

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On routes without QF, that is when they use the government 737 or hire a private jet and bill the taxpayer. I am just being cynical... :) 

Gian

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Your message will self destruct in 5...4....3...2...1... :) 

GregXL

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In the early years of JQ I sat next to a CL on a 717 from Proserpine to Brisbane.  This was back when seats were not allocated.  We both boarded early and sat in row 1.  I had asked to board early becasue I am 2m tall and would have been QFF G or P then.  I asked him how he got to board early and so it came out he was CL.  This was before CL was widely known about (and the lounges were accessed through unmarked doors!).  He was a weathly semi retired developer with a property near Airlie Beach.  I was curious about CL and he offered he had membership as a mate of Geoff Dixon.  So priority boarding for CLs possibly dates back to the days of un-allocated seating and mates of Geoff Dixon flying JQ.

gippsflyer

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They've not marked the CL doors have they? No more frosted/semi frosted glass with either nothing or private written on them? Putting Chairman's Lounge on those doors would just evaporate the mystic. :-)

henrus

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Unless operated by longhaul aircraft, Jetstar board their aircraft by row starting from the back of the plane in blocks of 10

If on a long haul aircraft they are called by blocks of 20-30 depending on aircraft load (Business Class Pax on JQ Longhaul also get priority boarding

 

Is is a domestic or an international flight and were are you traveling to/from

watson374

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No. My recommendation is to stay in the Qantas Club until boarding is called, then saunter down to the gate and casually board last.

jimmylikesitwet

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Member since 10 Sep 2014

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Be careful with this, people have reported issues with the flight being closed before they get there from the Qantas Club. Jetstar strictly closes it's doors up to 15 mins before the flight and they won't open them again for pax who were relaxing in the lounge.

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