Jetstar's seat free-for-all ends

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    This is great news and IMO brings JQ up to a standard that will be much more palatable for many travellers.
     

  2. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    I guess there will be an adjustment soon to cover for the implementation of allocated seats!
     
  3. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Seat Allocation surcharge? -- Never! Airlines wouldn't implement surcharges for operational costs!
     
  4. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    ...or try to fob it off as a tax.
     
  5. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Not at all. However if you wish to pre-select a seat then there will be a charge.

    Disclaimer - charge may vary according to type of seat selected.
     
  6. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Maybe they will start to charge a fee to access the OLCI/seat allocation web interface - it's what I would do ;)
     
  7. SeatBackForward

    SeatBackForward Established Member

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    IF..If????? oh you mean one of those choices which isn't actually a choice but more of a rhetorical choice?

    I'm much more into giving rhetorical answers myself.
     
  8. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Of course there is a choice. You can choose not to pre-select a seat. And see which middle seat towards the back you end up with.
     
  9. SeatBackForward

    SeatBackForward Established Member

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    Wingtips' my bet.
     
  10. Altair

    Altair Active Member

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    Could you imagine the seat belt required for that? It would be more than the new Cathay ones....of course where would you store your carry-on?
     
  11. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    For a nominal fee they'll allow you to check that extra bag.
     
  12. NM

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    No problem with recliners in front of you. But pointing that large air-vent nozzle in the right direction may take some effort :rolleyes: .
     
  13. SeatBackForward

    SeatBackForward Established Member

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    Beers would finally be served cold though.
     
  14. Commuter

    Commuter Active Member

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    They allocated seating on my flight (2nd ever Jetstar flight for me...) last Friday. They were still using those silly 'boarding by the colour' though, and screwed up my colour (I was on Jetflex, so I should have been given an orange one, but they gave me a blue one).
     
  15. Altair

    Altair Active Member

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    I do not think they would be required, a windcheater or blanket (additional charge) maybe :shock: .
    Oh do you think the noise isolating in-ear phones would have a long enough lead or even be effective at all:confused:
    The best point though is that you would not have to appear through those dirty windows to have a good view.:mrgreen:
     
  16. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    Does it make any odds andy more what colour you have now that it is using allocated seating?

    Dave
     
  17. drron

    drron Enthusiast

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    Has never worried me what colour the boarding pass is.I can do a very good limp and the grey hair doesnt hurt so always go on in first group.That was until I gave up using deathstar.
     
  18. NM

    NM
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    I think I would rather have a blue one in preference to a bright orange one :shock:
     
  19. Altair

    Altair Active Member

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    I missed this, but the two Jetstar flights I had had no recline installed. So they conviently have addressed this issue and provided this customer service at no extra charge!:p
     
  20. Philip76

    Philip76 Junior Member

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    Interestingly, if I want to fly from Melbourne to Newcastle on the 7th of July next year (a random date I picked), there are no exit row seats available. Isn't that funny...
     
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