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golby_04

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Hi,

Im flying Jetstar for the first time form MEL-SYD on JQ30 in a couple of weeks, and I would like to know if i can upgrade to StarClass?

Thanks
 

d15.in.oz

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There are four types of Jetstar domestic flights (as far as I am aware) -
  • JQ domestic (operated by the Australian A320 Jetstar fleet)
  • JQa CNS-DRW (operated by JetstarAsia A320s)
  • Domestic codeshare services (operated by QF, marketed by JQ)
  • JQi domestic legs of international flights (operated by A330s)
In regards to the final flight type (JQi, international flight/domestic segment MEL-SYD) - as it is operated by an A330, Star Class is present, and people sit in there. I am unable to answer if upgrades are available at check-in... However, I would warn that this segment is a “pay on board” snack service for economy passengers. On international flights, when JQi economy passengers get this service, Star Class passengers get a “take your pick” from the snack basket service.

So, if upgrades are available, and the segment is only a “take your pick” from the snack basket service - I personally do not think you would be getting very good value for money! (As for status credits, etc... your call on upgrade value MEL-SYD.)
 

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d15.in.oz said:
There are four types of Jetstar domestic flights (as far as I am aware) -
  • JQ domestic (operated by the Australian A320 Jetstar fleet)
  • JQa CNS-DRW (operated by JetstarAsia A320s)
  • Domestic codeshare services (operated by QF, marketed by JQ)
  • JQi domestic legs of international flights (operated by A330s)
In regards to the final flight type (JQi, international flight/domestic segment MEL-SYD) - as it is operated by an A330, Star Class is present, and people sit in there. I am unable to answer if upgrades are available at check-in... However, I would warn that this segment is a “pay on board” snack service for economy passengers. On international flights, when JQi economy passengers get this service, Star Class passengers get a “take your pick” from the snack basket service.

So, if upgrades are available, and the segment is only a “take your pick” from the snack basket service - I personally do not think you would be getting very good value for money! (As for status credits, etc... your call on upgrade value MEL-SYD.)
While this segment may be operated by an A330, I suspect the passengers sitting there would mostly be people on the international segment as well. I don't think you can buy starclass if you are flying purely domestic (which is quite a separate thing to whether you can end up sitting there)
 

d15.in.oz

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oz_mark said:
I don't think you can buy starclass if you are flying purely domestic...
No, I agree, you can't buy a ticket for it… However, I don't know about upgrading.


If JQi has an empty Star Class seat, and someone is prepared to pay a few hundred for it (as an upgrade), I personally don't think whether they are a continuing passenger or just getting off domestically should enter into the equation?!
 
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tassiedude

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StarClass is now able to be booked for Domesestic Legs operating from an international terminal
 

aus_flyer

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Has anyone been able to obtain a paid ODU for a JQ domestic leg (of international service)?
 
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