Jetstar Name Change Fee

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  1. N860CR

    N860CR Established Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with changing the passenger name on a Jetstar ticket?

    I booked a few tickets during their $3 sale and now can't use them so I was going to pass them on to someone else. I'm trying to figure out if I would just have to pay the $40 per sector name change fee (ie making the flights $43 which is still pretty good), or if I'd have to pay $40 + the fare difference (ie making the whole excercise pointless). I'd be keeping the exact same flights so the only thing changing would be the pax name.
     

  2. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    Doesn't look like it.

     
  3. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    :oops: This is really bad but if you are desperate, you could always check them in as you, and they will have to book a full ticket for the way home. :oops:

    Please don't shoot me for saying this but even the QF CSA the other day who asked to see my ID and frequent flyer card said this is quite a common occurrence, particularly when flying Qantas and only a FF card is needed.
     
  4. Of course, no-one would take the risk of actually DOING this... Would they?
     
  5. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    No, I haven't ever done it before, but there definitely are loop holes. With Quickcheck on both Virgin and Qantas, there is nothing to stop you. Hence, the lady the other day asking to see my ID as well as FF card. She told me that it is becoming a real problem, particularly with people needing to fly four segments with Qantas.

    Anyway, I have managed to get us OT, sorry danielribo.
     
  6. N860CR

    N860CR Established Member

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    Ah well, it's only $20 so no big loss. Of course if JQ come up with web-checkin by the time the flight is.... I wouldn't count on it though.
     
  7. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    I am a little confused here - if you are only meant to need an FF card then why do they ask for ID as well? I realise its to stop people doing this sort of thing - but then why say you only need an FF card?
     
  8. garyjohn951

    garyjohn951 Active Member

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    I used to regularly get asked for ID after presenting FF card that for the last 12 months I automatically present both at time of check-in. I wish more people would be prepared as the number of times you see pax hunting in wallets or handbags.
     
  9. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    I'm not really sure, I guess they are just being cautious. I have no problem with it, and they only do it if you don't use QuickCheck (supposed to be most people now). If you don't use QuickCheck, then when you hand over your FF card, which used to be sufficient, they may now ask for your ID as well. Again, I managed to go OT as this is relevant to Qantas and not JQ as the question pertained to.

    As an aside, I suspect the reason I got asked for ID was because I have a bit of a baby face and was checking in using a Qantas Club Card for Business Class, not really looking like QF's usual J class clientelle and I was travelling alone. :oops:
     
  10. d15.in.oz

    d15.in.oz Member

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    No, not really, up until the end of 2006, I was able to check-in for JQ domestic with QFF card only. As of this year, I have also been asked to show Photo ID as well.
     
  11. Maca44

    Maca44 Established Member

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    It might be different when you check in at the Qantas Club, but over my last 10 or so recent domestic flights I have only produced my QP membership card at lounge check in with only carry on.
     
  12. straitman

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    Another forum sucessfully hijacked :!:

    Oh well, it's normal around here.:D

    Flew MEL to PER yesterday and as I'd used OLCI they didn't want anything other than my boarding pass that I'd printed myself. :confused:
     
  13. d15.in.oz

    d15.in.oz Member

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    I am going to assume you mean JQ (as the discussion revolves around non-refundable JQ domestic flights that can't be taken). Yes, my experience being asked for photo ID (after handing over just my QFF card) has been at regular JQ check-in (because my little pet project this year, has been judging reactions to entering domestic QPs with only a flash of my WP card - therefore I have not checked in @ QP). Sorry this is in Font Size 1. but it exists, so I use it to "whisper"
     
  14. littl_flier

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    Correct, as long as you have OLCI or used QuickCheck, you will not be asked for ID according to the QF CSA I spoke to the other day. This is because you have to enter your reservation number for OLCI, and name for QuickCheck. Unusual really, because if you intend on dodging the system as we're discussing, you would provide these details to the person flying for you anyway. The CSA also made a good point that it would be very hard to stop anyone doing it even with ID checks because I could check someone in showing photo ID and then hand them my boarding passes. Accros all airlines, JQ, DJ and QF, it would require another ID check as you boarded to stop phantoms from flying.

    Don't think it will happen though. Would cost too much money to police.
     
  15. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    The downside to doing this is that you would have to force someone to fly JQ - and that is just cruel :p
     
  16. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    :D Oh Simongr, what did you say in my trip report about coming back down to earth. ;) For a free flight, I think I could cope with the JQ service if there was a 5* hotel at the end with a comp upgrade to a suite. :D Here's hoping ....................
     
  17. serfty

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    OT: Reseach into QP access

    Actually for my entire recent Sapphire period (2001-2005) I consistently presented only my SG card for QP entry; doing my own 'little QP Admission survey' in the process. To summarise the results for major ports:

    - ADL/PER extremely helpful - too much actually. :shock:
    - BNE slack - a mere flash of gold and you're in,
    - SYD / CBR - initially diligent in swiping but this happend less and less.
    - MEL Always diligent
     
  18. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

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    and yet using QuickCheck there is now way they can check.

    Unless we get down to a show your photo ID at the gate along with your Boarding card (like the Passport and Boarding Card on Intl flights)
     
  19. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    Isn't it an entitlement of WP status that you can enter the QP at any time. Therefore, wouldn't WP's only need to flash their card? :confused:
     
  20. d15.in.oz

    d15.in.oz Member

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    Re: OT: Reseach into QP access

    Such an artiste!
    Personally, as a small time connoisseur, I am fonder of the work from your Emerald period.

    Yes, but it is now (almost) an unstated benefit. (I only have 2 examples of deviance from some description of “nod”, one involves chasing me into the lounge asking politely if I already have my boarding pass, the other actually requesting a close up on the I assume expiry date.)
     
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