Member since 22 Jan 2013
Total posts 66
JQ7 on time performance. Any ideas why this is so poor.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 19 May 2014
Total posts 22
It's a LCC.
Everything from Engineering, crew, spare parts. All on a shoe string budget.
Unfortunately you get what you pay for.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Its a tight turnaround normally with aircraft coming from JQ18 or JQ36, so if something goes wrong there is no time to catch it up.
Flightstats shows its roughly on-time 2/3 of the time, but excessively delayed (which I think is 2hr+) the other 1/3
Member since 21 Aug 2014
Total posts 186
You haven't been on Tiger yet...
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
Never use JQ7, but flew few times with JQ29 and they was perfectly on time. Saying that I should add that JQ is LCC, so they save everywhere – they have no spare aircrafts, they minimize stay over in foreign port and so on. So if everything fine they perfectly on time, but if anything going wrong it can do so badly. Fly with SQ if you want redundancy and performance.
Member since 04 Jun 2015
Total posts 73
I've recently experienced jetstars lack of spare aircraft. My flight to Phuket was delayed by 10 hours due to aircraft breaking down in Japan. They gave us 2 days warning via email which made it fine for me but it does show how their network is affected when something goes wrong.
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