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Benefits for Qantas and Jetstar FT employees

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Dec 5, 2003
I was just wondering if anyone knew what are the benefits of being a FT employee of Qantas and (in particular) Jetstar.

I'm thinking more in terms of how cheap will plane tickets be for spouses/children/family members. Ability to get upgrades for domestic or international flights and pretty much all the nice sort of fringe benefits you would hope to get from an airline.

I remember a friend who's mother worked in Ansett. She got her daughter a ticket from Sydney to Adelaide for something like $21 back in 1993. I think it was supposed to be 10% of the standard fare.

Does this still happen now? If so, is there a limit to the number of such tickets that employee can buy?



Aug 27, 2004
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Staff benefits vary between airlines and I don't have specific details for QF or JQ. But benefits are generally based on length of service, with very few benefits for new employees.

The class of service one is entitled to is generally based on seniority and length of service. So the longer you have worked for the airline the better the chance of sitting up front.

And in most cases, discounted fares for employees is on a standby basis. So if they need a guaranteed flight, they purchase a ticket just like you and me.

With many airlines, staff benefits are provided between airlines. However, this is often not the case with the Low Cost Carriers. So I would not be surprised (just speculation - I have not real information) if JQ staff do not get reciprocal benefits on any airline other than Qantas, while eligible Qantas employees probably get benefits on most major airlines.


Jun 20, 2002
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As the former spouse of a QF staffer (1992-1995), staff receive "discounted" ticket prices such as ID90, ID75, etc. This is the level of discount (off the full fare ticket price). Yes, we used to fly everywhere for $24 one way (SYD/CBR/MEL/ADL), but we were stand-by pax (and last to board).

Spouse and children (where applicable) and the staff member were on a QEA fare basis, others (nominated family members of single staff) were QEB.

QF Staff Travel is now run through a website, where staff can see load factors and then can opt for the better options (i.e. light loads), as this increases their likelihood of travel.

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