Jetstar, Emirates partnership: codeshare flights, frequent flyer points

By David Flynn , February 13 2014
Jetstar, Emirates partnership: codeshare flights, frequent flyer points

Jetstar and Emirates have announced a partnership covering codeshare flights and frequent flyer points.

The hook-up between Qantas' polished partner Emirates and the Flying Kangaroo's low-cost offshoot is a case of 'keeping it in the family', and covers over two dozen routes operated by Jetstar in Australia and New Zealand along with Singaporean-based Jetstar Asia.

The tie-up will also see members of Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program earn Skywards Miles for flights on Jetstar-operated services carrying an EK flight number, as well as using their Miles to purchase reward flights on any Jetstar-operated route apart from Vietnam-based Jetstar Pacific.

“Emirates customers travelling on Jetstar will enjoy a range of full service fare features such as food and beverage options and the same luggage allowance they would have on Emirates" said Lisa Brock, Jetstar Group Chief Commercial Officer.

Emirates/ Jetstar codeshare itineraries are on sale from today, February 13th, for travel from April 6th, with Emirates frequent flyers able to redeem Skywards miles for Jetstar flights from March 1st.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 May 2011

Total posts 736

Can you imagine, travelling in EK First from DXB-SIN to then change to JQ in Y to get to DRW.... ;)

02 Jan 2013

Total posts 142

I definatly will be avoiding this Codeshare where possible!!!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

07 May 2012

Total posts 371

Nothing like this to devalue the EK brand!

What a joke. They've completely lost the plot!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

30 Dec 2012

Total posts 66

Agreed - If you're flying EK, why on earth would you Fly JQ. I would never Fly JQ (or other LCC) International. I do enjoy JQ between SYD,BNE & CNS. However to MEL, PER or anywhere OS it has to be QF. I dont do VA....

11 Mar 2012

Total posts 298

Perth gets a look in yet again.  Not!

Mind you it might be a good thing when we're talking Deathstar.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

30 Dec 2012

Total posts 66

DeathStar - Lol :)

13 Feb 2014

Total posts 3

I flew JQ Business to Osaka last year from Gold Coast and without a lie it was the most enjoyable international flight I've done on any airline. Flight was early to arrive and service was faultless. I shall be repeating the journey very soon.

What is your basis for comparison? Trying to put your experience in context. After all  enjoyment is relative.

13 Feb 2014

Total posts 3

Apologies for the delayed response. Tried to reply on the iPad at work, but no luck. As far as international travel goes, I have flown Business and/or Premium Economy on SIA, JQ, QF, Emirates, & BA. All of those were nothing to whinge about, in fact, I rarely grumble about any flight as I try to appreciate what’s going on around me and enjoy myself as much as possible. The JQ experience, though, was superior in service and conviviality (both in terms of crew and seat row companions), if not in overall “plushness”. The service on SIA and Emirates was outstanding, but it didn’t have quite the warmth or genuine friendliness of the JQ crew, which is what made me want to try them again - to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

31 Jan 2014

Total posts 21

I have to say I agree with you to an extent. JQ Star Class is good value for money- especially when you are travelling on your own dollar. Food is decent and drinks are plentiful. Plenty of space compared to any full service economy seat for a pretty comparable price. Entertainment is poor but thats what tablets are for.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Oct 2013

Total posts 93

I have to agree with TheRealBabuska - having done both QF SYD-NRT and JQ SYD-OOL-NRT, both J, while JQ is unquestionably value for money it's not up to scratch to a full-tier airline, and even if you scale value to cost QF still comes out better IMHO. The most noticable issue I had with JQ was with service - it seems that no matter how much crew per pax etc., there's just no replacement for experienced, comprehensively trained Aussie crew (I had exactly 1 Aussie FA for the cabin). While they do genuinely attempt to give good service it's just not up to scratch, plus there were the inevitable communication issues with a foreign-based crew. Throw in the hit-and-miss food, disappointing entertainment, slow/limited drinks service (looks like I'm the only one for the last point)... It was no right to call it a "J" cabin, even for an LCC

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Oct 2013

Total posts 93

Anyone willing to bet how long until the industry's love affair with LCCs being (hopeless) drop-in replacements for full-service carriers will end? (my money's on after it's too late)

09 Aug 2013

Total posts 2

Come on guys, you are all comparing a world class airlines (Emirates) to an budget airline (Budget). But still i would not fly with JetStar,i would rather consider VA or QF

Only jetstar flies to Proserpine and Hamilton Island ,so if you want points that's your only choice,virgin your other choice


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