Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Jan 2014
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Anyone else noticed a real lack of Qantas flights back up and running and Jetstar being the only option on many routes, this is poor form from Qantas and no doubt designed to try and get people to use their travel credits on Jetstar.
Member since 22 Apr 2013
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It's the opposite here in the West where JQ has pulled out which is understanding so thankfully the government coughed up money so we can continue to have some form of connection, even if it's only a daily flight to Syd & Mel.
Member since 11 Dec 2017
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The plan for JQ to exit the West predates 2020 - with the likely demise of Tiger, JQ may only service routes such as PER-CNS or PER-OOL when this over; though it's entirely possible that JQ will leave PER entirely to focus on BQB.
Member since 30 May 2013
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Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
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GBRGB I think you will find the jetstar and Qantas flights are spread across the network and the federal government is underwriting a minimal service to most places defined generally as one (largely empty) flight a day. People aren't flying because they are not allowed to into Queensland or WA or there is no demand due to lockdown. For me in Canberra it is much less than one flight a day. As the lockdown eases then flying will resume. The first step will be easing working from home rules, but now people are used to it then that may be a slow process. I am not sure travel credits have anything to do with it.
Member since 05 Dec 2018
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Member since 28 Mar 2018
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On the flip side, I am sure that there will be Jetstar travellers unable to use credits on a Qantas only routes.
I understand why you are upset about the change of airline, but please remember you are in a dire situation where the tax payer is funding all domestic flying because Qantas is losing $40m a week.
Maybe Qantas and the government have selected the most financially appropriate airline for a route? (As a tax payer and knowing airline staff facing redundancy, I hope so!)
Thinking practically, have you asked Qantas if proof of a Jetstar booking during this minimal flying period allows refund of travel credits?
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