Jet sta launch Aust to Asia sale

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  1. lovetravellingoz

    lovetravellingoz Senior Member

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    Jetstar have just started selling tickets to there new Asian Australia routes.

    I snagged 5 tickets Melbourne to Denpasur return for :

    JetSaver


    635.00

    JetSaver


    35.00

    1 Credit & charge card fee


    80.00

    Surcharges, Fees & Taxes


    1,365.84

    Total Price


    2,115.84



    So the Denpasur Mel leg was only $7 each plus taxes.

    all about about $423 each inc all taxes and charges.


    It's finally here, what you've been waiting for! Jetstar's heading overseas to Bangkok, Phuket, Bali, Vietnam and Japan with Hawaii coming soon (subject to regulatory approval). To celebrate, we're offering launch fares, too good to miss, for 2 days only!
    Imagine flying to Bali, Phuket or Vietnam for a fraction of the price you're paying right now!
    Jetstar is also proud to announce the introduction of StarClass on these new international services. For the price of a normal economy fare, you can fly premium class in StarClass. More space, in seat power for laptops, priority check in and lounge access in Australia.
    Exciting new destinations. Amazing prices.
    BALI FROM $169, BANGKOK FROM $199, PHUKET FROM $199, VIETNAM (Ho Chi Minh) FROM $199, JAPAN (Osaka) FROM $249. Check your departure port below for the lowest fares to each of these exciting destinations.
    On sale now until midnight (EST) Friday 28 July 2006, unless sold out prior. For travel from 23 November 2006 until 30 June 2007. Available on selected fights only. Conditions apply.
    SALE FARES
    Sydney to

    Bali $169
    Phuket $199
    Vietnam $199
    Japan $249
    Bangkok $319
    Melbourne to

    Bali $169
    Bangkok $199
    Phuket $319
    Vietnam $319
    Japan $369
    Brisbane to

    Japan $249
    Bali $289
    Bangkok $319
    Phuket $319
    Vietnam $319
    Adelaide to

    Bali $319
    Bangkok $349
    Phuket $349
    Vietnam $349
    Japan $399
    Hobart to

    Bali $289
    Bangkok $319
    Vietnam $359
    Japan $409
    Launceston to

    Bali $289
    Bangkok $319
    Christchurch, New Zealand* to

    Bali NZ$319
    Vietnam NZ$349
    Bangkok NZ$379
    Japan NZ$429
     

  2. ksthommo

    ksthommo Active Member

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    Congratulations, I'll just sit back and watch as Jetstar changes dates/times
    of their international schedules. Look what happened when they started on the domestic routes.
     
  3. mgalbraith

    mgalbraith Junior Member

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    When is Hawii scheduled to commence??

    Cheers
     
  4. N860CR

    N860CR Established Member

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    Booked to HKT for $360 return (plus $70 for food and PTV). I've been tryin for Vietnam but finding flights is very very difficult and the site is struggling badly. The dates I picked for HKT sold out 10 minutes after I did it, so I was lucky!

    For some reasons flights from SYD - Osaka don't seem to be coming up at all.

    Hopefully there will be a similar sale for HNL and JQ can get their site ready for it.
     
  5. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Yeah, once again an airline decides to have a massive sale (and this one was massive looking at various factors) yet doesn't have the infrastructure to support the sale.

    Hmmm. More joy and fun from the Qantas IT team perhaps?


    While I looked at the fares on offer, nothing really excited my interest. Good deals, but I want Jetstar to prove itself before I'll fly them internationally. There are certain carriers I trust on startup flights, and Jetstar isn't one of them!
     
  6. Yada Yada

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    I'm surprised that they are offering Starclass. Surely this will undermine sales of QF J fares, at least to BKK?
     
  7. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Will Qantas be visiting BKK in 2 years time?...
     
  8. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    Looks like a good option when considering a couple of Finnair flights nested in there and some christmas shopping, especially when comming from Brisbane. BA WT+ will suffer more than QF J here.

    Did a few dummy bookings yesterday, good to see the seat map option, how long will it be before QF do the same when it comes to selecting seats, noticed that they were blocking exit and forward seats on the cheap fare.
     
  9. serfty

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    The actual Starclass fare are showing up as "StarClass Promo", so I guess there will be an increase sooner or later.
     
  10. NM

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    I don't think it will affect it too much. I suspect the majority of QF J loads between SYD and BKK are people continuing on to LHR. And those specifically buying J fares to BKK are likely to continue to do so for the extra QF J service features including Skybeds, Food/Wine etc. JQ StarClass is more likely to attract some people who would otherwise be using QF Economy or BA WT+ fares on that route.

    Its almost like giving the Qantas Group an Economy Plus service to some destinations.

    I know many of us will chose a flight/airline/fare based on FF earnings, but I feel we are not in the majority of QF's or JQ's customer base. For the majority of people the FF points and status credits are the cream after they make their flight decision based on price/value/service/schedule.
     
  11. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    Sales fares are fine, but has anyone noticed the "everyday" fares?

    MEL-BKK by the time you throw in two meals & entertainment is $926. Can currently purchase a fare on Thai for $840 on Thai (including taxes) and get 5,000 UA, Thai or Krisflyer miles thrown in with the bargain.
     
  12. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    No. I still can't get into the website properly. Only thing "working" is flight search (which brings up flight not found all the time) and the jetstar shop :shock: :evil:
     
  13. serfty

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    This is what you get for Star Class:
    I note the StarClass promotional fare is NOT refundable, but flights & times be changed via the Web at no cost.

    Except for a $30 fine, the "NonPromotional" StarClass fare will be refundable.
     
  14. lovetravellingoz

    lovetravellingoz Senior Member

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    #14 lovetravellingoz, Jul 27, 2006
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2006
    Star Class earns FF points...but I do not know ihow many SCs it gets per segment.

    with me I am an opportunistic traveller...oncea Platinum with Ansett, but I do not fly much any more.

    But I still lovetravelling recreationally and hence my nic..by plane, yacht etc....it is the journey I enjoy.

    My main rationale is to travel as much as I can and if I can obtain the best deal possible by various ways this gives me more journeys. i will grab FF points when I can...but in this case it wasa great deal to scarifice points and comfort fora really cheap price.

    In my acse also I am flying over school holidays in March which is also easter..and havea departure date on last day of School term..and return on the frirst day of next term.

    So I would noramlly have to pay PEAK peak rates...If you could get a seat.

    Normally I would not fly then as I could improve my travel ratio by travelling at a different time.

    This has allowed me to get some travel cream, but not FF cream when I would normally be staying home.

    Still the free AMEX card will give me 2700 points and free travel insurance so not all is lost :)
     
  15. jasonja3

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    I notice that the QP will have more traffic now, less exclusive to existing QF members...:evil: ...being WP it will not bother me on international flights, but the domestic QP's other than Melbourne will also have incresed PAX.

    All good for the JQ PAX I suppose.
     
  16. serfty

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    #16 serfty, Jul 27, 2006
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    I also note they intend to use the four ex Qantas 332's. Ok for day flights like MEL-BKK, but the overnight return BKK-MEL might be a tad less comfortable.
     
  17. serfty

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    Full SC's and booking bonus equivalent to Qantas J class:
    More here in the Qantas Forum: Jetstar International flights -- fares are loaded at www.jetstar.com.
     
  18. lovetravellingoz

    lovetravellingoz Senior Member

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    From the site above:

    ""^ Qantas Frequent Flyers travelling on a Jetstar (JQ) JetFlex or StarClass fare will earn equivalent points per mile and Status Credits as earned on Qantas flights. JetFlex fares earn at the full economy level. StarClass fares earn at he full business level.""
     
  19. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    No worse than overnight flights that QF use 767's on (e.g. HKG-PER soon)
     
  20. NM

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    I think I would prefer a QF 767-300 with 1x2x2 config Dreamtime Seats at 50" pitch over a JQ A330-200 with 2x3x2 millennium Seats an 40" pitch.
     
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