No Qantas flights, just Jetstar

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GBRGB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jan 2014

Total posts 246

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.

Tyler

Member since 22 Apr 2013

Total posts 11

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.

Last editedby Tyler at May 01, 2020, 01:04 PM.

whoppersandwich

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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.

Ryan K

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 May 2013

Total posts 110

Originally Posted by whoppersandwich

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.

BQB?

Ourmanin

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 08 Jun 2018

Total posts 136

Originally Posted by GBRGB

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.

I know I am going to get down voted on this, but what the hell. Are you serious? With all that's going on right now - how many people do you think really care about your travel credits? The reason Qantas is flying any planes - be they Qantas or Jetstar, is to retain an aviation link for those where travel is absolutely essential. I fully appreciate that this is a forum for frequent flyers, but sometimes the self importance and self delusion of some of the contributors is absolutely breathtaking.

planesa380

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 05 Sep 2013

Total posts 69

Originally Posted by Ryan K

Originally Posted by whoppersandwich

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.

BQB?

BQB = IATA Code of Busselton Margaret River Airport (i.e. a Airport 220KM South of Perth).

planesa380

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 05 Sep 2013

Total posts 69

Originally Posted by Ryan K

Originally Posted by whoppersandwich

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.

BQB?

BQB = IATA Code of Busselton Margaret River Airport. (i.e. A Airport 220KM South of Perth).

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

Total posts 301

Originally Posted by Ryan K

Originally Posted by whoppersandwich

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.

BQB?

BQB = Busselton, thankyou google.

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

Total posts 301

Originally Posted by Ryan K

Originally Posted by whoppersandwich

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.

BQB?

BQB = Busselton

GBRGB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jan 2014

Total posts 246

Originally Posted by Ourmanin

Originally Posted by GBRGB

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.

I know I am going to get down voted on this, but what the hell. Are you serious? With all that's going on right now - how many people do you think really care about your travel credits? The reason Qantas is flying any planes - be they Qantas or Jetstar, is to retain an aviation link for those where travel is absolutely essential. I fully appreciate that this is a forum for frequent flyers, but sometimes the self importance and self delusion of some of the contributors is absolutely breathtaking.

Yes I am serious, QF could easily run QF flights but have made a business decision not to, and only offer passengers on many routes JQ services instead. If someone has QF credits, as many of us do they are devaluing those credits by only offering JQ as a way to spend those credits. It was there decision to run JQ planes and leave QF planes sitting on runways, and I believe it was a corporate decision to achieve a desired outcome.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 508

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.

Aidan

Member since 05 Dec 2018

Total posts 93

Originally Posted by Ourmanin

Originally Posted by GBRGB

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.

I know I am going to get down voted on this, but what the hell. Are you serious? With all that's going on right now - how many people do you think really care about your travel credits? The reason Qantas is flying any planes - be they Qantas or Jetstar, is to retain an aviation link for those where travel is absolutely essential. I fully appreciate that this is a forum for frequent flyers, but sometimes the self importance and self delusion of some of the contributors is absolutely breathtaking.

The privilege Olympics for 2020 has not stopped.

Nalanji

Member since 28 Mar 2018

Total posts 5

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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