oz_mark said:How does JQ compare with TG?
I just took advantage of a TG sale that ran during May. Flew MEL-HKT (via BKK) with open jaw returning from BKK. Total cost $780 (and I also netted $95 Air NZ Airbucks). Had good choice of schedule as well. At the time Jetstar was $860 for MEL-BKK return (didn't check the HKT pricing), schedule didn't work for me, and would have been slugged $94 for meal/comfort/entertainment and $8 CC fee. No brainer really.
Even in the recent sale $598 return (+$94 + $8 ), I'd still take TG at $780. Also the 34" seat pitch on TG's new 772 looked attractive (although I didn't experience as was allocated exit row in both dirns).
One thing though, I suspect JQ appeals to a certain market segment who are not all that comfortable in taking a flight on foreign carriers. Which is fine by me, as it has stimulated the full service carriers such as TG to be more reasonably priced.