Member since 21 May 2017
Total posts 3
There is a rumour going around that Jetstar will be starting a new route within the next 12 months to America with the 787, with it either being Seattle, San Diego or San Jose. Is this a good idea?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Jul 2016
Total posts 68
No. Why would anyone have to deal with a 17.3 inch seat with HARDLY any legroom just to save $100? Air Asia has tried (and failed) to do long haul but it just doesn't work with LCCs.
Member since 20 Mar 2012
Total posts 198
Can't say I've heard this one, and I struggle to see this happening. Apart from Qantas probably wanting to protect their US market share (there's a lot of Y seats on an A380 to fill and plenty of competition), it just seems 'too far' for JQ right now. Their 787's aren't configured for two meal services and I couldn't see any of these three cities being able to fill that many seats without codeshares from big players. They do have birds to spare but I expect more Chinese mainland routes.
Member since 20 May 2015
Total posts 109
Scoot does quite a bit of longish-haul LCC flying. And Jetstar does flights to Tokyo... that's 9hrs+
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 179
Member since 27 Jan 2016
Total posts 41
On their HNL-MEL which is 10:55hrs is it just a meal and snack service?
I mean like 13hrs +. I couldn't honestly do that. 9 hrs is actually not that much (I have done it) compared with all the long haul routes that Australians have to go on to get places... (like west coast US and Middle East)
Member since 21 Jan 2017
Total posts 44
9hr is ok, 2 movies + a nap and you are there. 13hrs is totally different IMO.
Member since 10 Dec 2014
Total posts 38
I really don't think JQ needs to be flying to the US west coast, QF to LAX, SFO and YVR should be enough. I think they could do well in China though, perhaps a route to XIY or CTU out of SYD or MEL
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Also see it as too far, and even if you went to San Diego, most going to the US tag on a couple of flights which are often very cheap on a Full Carrier, so suddenly no difference in price.Ive also been surprised that Jetstar Group hasn't based some 787s in SIN (flown by 3K) to compete with some of Scoot's longer flights into China and India. Could also try AKL base, for AKL-HNL and maybe even AKL-LAX
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