Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 05 Aug 2016
Total posts 3
My co-director was on JQ64 out of HCMC on Monday 23rd, in business class. I arranged his flights from Australia. He got home and is now self-quarantining. However, he was one of the lucky ones. Twelve other passengers were bounced out of business class to make room for Jetstar crew. It's a timely reminder that Jetstar put the paying passenger well below the convenience of their own crew. One also wonders why the crew weren't put in economy and that economy passengers weren't bounced instead.
Member since 21 Mar 2017
Total posts 42
Hi AJeremy,I'm ex crew from Virgin (left in 2013). Without wanting to quote Kath Day-Knight, I've got one word for you: "EBA"
Member since 08 Feb 2018
Total posts 197
I've got another word for you: "Jetstar"
Member since 07 Jan 2016
Total posts 62
Originally Posted by richard89
Member since 13 Sep 2013
Total posts 118
Member since 07 Jul 2014
Jetstar is a joke, worst airline in Australia. Service is appalling and cancellations they are disgusting. If you are in business dont waste your time with this joke airline.
Member since 31 Jul 2018
Total posts 18
Bit of context before a story is half told- this was an extraordinary circumstance where the crew operated JQ63 up from MEL and instantly turned around as PAX as there was no other suitable way for them to get back with the COVID-19 situation. If this didn't occur, the flight wouldn't have operated all together. 2hr pre-flight sign-on in MEL, 8.5hr MEL-SGN flight time, 2hr SGN turnaround, 8hr SGN-MEL flight time = 20.5hr duty time plus arrival time back into MEL etc. all without dedicated crew rest area. I'd be more than understanding of this situation if I was bumped (and told, which the PAX were) bearing in mind downgrade compensation will also be granted...
Member since 17 Oct 2016
Total posts 10
Sounds like a reasonable enough explanation but have you ever tried to resolve something with a banana airline where they need to pay you something back?
Each of them will deliberately frustrate the process and you to the point it is usually cheaper to write off the fare and move on. That is why Jetstar is the last choice of carrier for our business. The sum total of the experiences has left us very reluctant to use them.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 20 Jan 2018
Total posts 15
Only a tick below Qantas. Their effective owner. Don't forget that.
I will never ever stoop to flying in a Q
Member since 18 Feb 2015
Total posts 34
Originally Posted by hvanney
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 178
That's why Jetstar earned the dubious titles of 'deathstar' and 'onestar'.....all their own doing. Jetstar is an airline only to be flown when there is no other alternative.
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