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oc7

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Hi everyone,


i have seen Jetstar's starclass advertised recently.. I think its like a cheap buis class..



Could someone please tell me a little more about it and some pictures would be great.




thanks.

oc7
 

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odoherty said:
As far as I am aware, no photos have been released yet (as the interior fitouts have not yet been installed)
The seats will be basically the same Millennium seats used today on the QF A330-200 domestic services, just recovered in leather and the addition of in-seat power for laptops.

Its not going to be a cheap business class. Its really a premium economy product.
 

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NYCguy said:
Same as domestic Business Class, then.
Perhaps slightly better in that, at the very least because you get a personal video player and in seat power ...

Here's some basic info: What is StarClass?
On Airbus A330 operated services Jetstar offers StarClass – a new premium cabin
for the price of other airlines’ economy class. StarClass highlights are:
  • Priority check-in
  • Qantas Club lounge access
  • Priority boarding
  • In-seat power
  • Complimentary meals, beverages, video-on-demand entertainment and amenity kit
  • Fully flexible and refundable fare – change dates, times and names
  • Jetstar’s new StarClass features 'Millennium' seats - extra wide leather seats with adjustable lumbar support, headrests with wings, and a 38" pitch.
 

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NYCguy said:
Same as domestic Business Class, then.
Only from the seat perspective. Not as fare as other services are concerned.

Starclass does include meals, but just the same meals as the other passengers are able to pre-order or buy on board. It includes the same limited supply of beverages as can be pre-ordered of purchased on board.

I certainly expect it will make the JQ experience quite ok and provides an option for those willing to pay a little more for a better seat, which is what most carrier's premium economy products are about. The fact that it will pay QF Business Class status credits for QF FF members is a real bonus.
 

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i have been reading the threads to do with starclass seating, and they all date back to 07. i am looking at flying Melbourne Australia to Honolulu in star class, so I wanted to find out how these seats compare to QF business with respect to reclining and leg room. Has anyone travelled in starclass and QF business to be able to compare?
Thanks
MK:rolleyes:
 

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The seats have not changed in style since Star Class was introduced, so the information is still relevant.

The Star Class seats are basically the same as Qantas uses for domestic business class services on their 737-800, 767-300 (domestic config) and A330-200 (domestic config), with the main difference being they are leather covered as opposed to the cloth covers used on Qantas domestic Millennium seats. The pitch and recline is the same.

The Millennium seat is used by Qantas for trans-Tasman international services on 767-300 aircraft in 2x2x2 config.

Its hard to compare with the generic "QF business" since Qantas use several different seat type business class services. They have the Millennium seats on domestic and trans-Tasman flights (exactly the same as JetStar Star Class by cloth for QF, leather for JQ). QF has Dreamtime cradle seats on 767-300 international flights, which have more pitch and more recline than Millennium seats. They have Skybed Mk 1 on international config A330 and 744 aircraft, which lie flat but not horizontal. They have Skybed Mk II on A380 flights, which lie flat and horizontal.
 

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Mum and I were fortunate enough to have 2 weeks in Hawaii last year (again!). We flew Jetstar economy on the way over and paid at check in to upgrade on the way home.

We found both classes to be fantastic.

The crew in Star Class kept my glass topped up :D

It was better than domestic business and if you can afford it go for it.

Next trip we're booking Starclass. But if we had to would still go economy.

Karen
 

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Can anyone make a comparison between BA PE, QF PE and JQ Starclass as far as seats and legroom goes? I don't care about the service etc. but I do care about recline and legroom. :)
 

taswegian77

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Only from the seat perspective. Not as fare as other services are concerned.

Starclass does include meals, but just the same meals as the other passengers are able to pre-order or buy on board. It includes the same limited supply of beverages as can be pre-ordered of purchased on board.

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I can confirm that Star Class has unlimited beverage service and snack service. The staff have no issues refilling your glass or getting another beer/spirit for you at any time.
 

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Can anyone make a comparison between BA PE, QF PE and JQ Starclass as far as seats and legroom goes? I don't care about the service etc. but I do care about recline and legroom. :)
I find Starclass the most comfortable , then BA and then Qantas

Legroom is similar on each

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Just booked Economy to Honolulu (didn't have better) and Starclass back with QFF points, we are both average height, what are best seat numbers to get?

Also can seats be booked online?.
 

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Limewood, I strongly recommend you call QF, cancel the points usage for Starclass and incur a small points cancellation penalty. QF are charging you Business points for a Premium economy product (Starclass). You are far better of keeping those points for use in real business class (say A380 flat bed).

You may even consider paying for an On Departure Upgrade fee at HNL ($300?) to move from economy into StarClass if available at the time.
 

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Limewood, I strongly recommend you call QF, cancel the points usage for Starclass and incur a small points cancellation penalty. QF are charging you Business points for a Premium economy product (Starclass). You are far better of keeping those points for use in real business class (say A380 flat bed).

You may even consider paying for an On Departure Upgrade fee at HNL ($300?) to move from economy into StarClass if available at the time.
I concur with goldmember - save the points and buy an extra legroom seat in economy instead (not very expensive). Otherwise the points are only buying you the premium check-in and lounge access (oh, and meals i suppose- but only in terms of $$, the quality is the same as economy).

While the seats may be similar, I don't think the service is anywhere the same as Qantas domestic business class.

While the crew make a good show if the limited resources, and they have little touches like a paper tray cover (to simulate the cloth ones in business), and the have plunger coffe, there is not much else lie domestic business.

beverages are served in plastic 'glasses', the food is in foil and with plastic cutlery.

Breakfast is a hot gooey cheese english muffin, or similar - on my last flight the pursar had to write it up in the log becuase it was so bad (most passengers returned it).

The best seats for two passengers I think are 1EF. There is legroom and no-one reclining on you.

The next ones I would go for ar 1AB.

1JK should be avooided as the area immediately in front is part of the galley where they have extra crew seats and when they sit and chat it can be very noticeable.
 

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The seats will be basically the same Millennium seats used today on the QF A330-200 domestic services, just recovered in leather and the addition of in-seat power for laptops.
Its not going to be a cheap business class. Its really a premium economy product.
Are you sure about that? Have yet to be able to get in-seat power myself. Is this new?

EDIT I see on the web site they claim in-seat power. On my flights SYD-HKT-SYD I found the connection but staff told me they did not operate.
 
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Are you sure about that? Have yet to be able to get in-seat power myself. Is this new?

EDIT I see on the web site they claim in-seat power. On my flights SYD-HKT-SYD I found the connection but staff told me they did not operate.
There is power in starclass

Dave
 

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Are you sure about that? Have yet to be able to get in-seat power myself. Is this new?

EDIT I see on the web site they claim in-seat power. On my flights SYD-HKT-SYD I found the connection but staff told me they did not operate.

I have used the power in starclass 4 times last year, when they operated BNE-SYD, no issues at all!
 

taswegian77

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It was most likely they had an issue and the power was not working that particular day. I once did a BKK-MEL flight and the power was not working, they tried to tell me it was not operational, when I spoke to the CSM he went back, reset the system and it worked perfectly. Never trust the flight attendant, sometimes they just do not care enough. I find * class on the whole an excellent service for the price. I have flown it over 20 return legs MEL-BKK each time so feel well equipped to pass comment. Food can sometimes be "iffy" but generally good. If you do not like the meal just ask and they will provde sandwiches or something different from the paid menu. Entertainment is the only downer and maybe they shoudl consider two prograsm, one for each leg as when you do multiple trips per month you end up watchign them all.

I wouls pay if it was no own money to go * class as opposed to QF Y to QF Y*. I have never flown JQ Y class so cannot comment other than when walking through the Y cabin, it does appear nice and on most of my flights plenty of space but I am sure they have sold out at times and it might feel cramped..
 
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