JQ in Y CNS/DPS/CNS

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  1. Limewood

    Limewood Established Member

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    We are looking for a short break late next month for my birthday - CNS/DPS/CNS on JQ in Y (there is no J) only a 4.5 hour flight, using QFF points, I see it includes 20KG in luggage each but don't see seat selection, food etc. like the normal JQ plus bundle, is that included?.

    I had a look at Seat Guru for best seats on the A320 it didn't make me any wiser.

    any advise appreciated :D
     
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  2. yohy?!

    yohy?! Established Member

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    not for a classic award, luggage only..the rest has to be purchased
     
  3. Limewood

    Limewood Established Member

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    Can it be purchased when booking the classic award? or has to be done after on JQ site?
     
  4. futaris

    futaris Established Member

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    After purchased. On the jetstar site with the jetstar PNR.
     
  5. Limewood

    Limewood Established Member

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    I usually try and stay as far away from JQ as I can as the past experiences have been woeful, yet the good woman says we can stand 4.5 hours going to DPS in Y (in a cramped sardine tin seat), with possibly the person in front reclining back into you, plus being waked for what they deem as extras "after" booking. I see no lounge access unless flying J (there is no J on JQ91) and doubt my Q club membership would get us in on departure at DPS either?.

    I read reports like this and wonder should I spend extra hours and cost going J through another city, but I have been unable to find QF J flights around the dates required, so stuck with JQ in J and the last time we did that was SYD/HNL, the person in front J seat reclined all the way back it was bloody awful.

    So it seems I'll just have to live with it and hope the short 6 day vacation on the ground will make up for it.

    Ps. not been to Bali for 2 decades.
     
  6. cwd

    cwd Junior Member

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    A Starter Max fare should give you access to the JAS Premier Lounge in DPS as per Lounge access for Economy Starter Max passengers | Jetstar
     
  7. Limewood

    Limewood Established Member

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    Well yes but starter max fare price is ridiculous for one lounge visit in DPS, give that a miss.

    Just had a gander on the JQ site, for 2 pax a total of $695 with starter bundle for our dates! - CNS/DPS/CNS inc food (well), luggage and about 3K FF points between us, a lot better than 56K QFF points and $500 + add food and seat, I'm warming to the idea of booking direct - did I really say that... my we have come down the ladder from plat to bronze in our senior years and hundreds of long hauls and lounge visits over decades in J & status, so being international lounge hoppers at various airports around the globe this is a change :p (+ DPS departure with the bogans), arr well be only once me thinks.
     
  8. moffat39

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    The 6 day holiday will more than make up for the Jetstar flight. We too had not been to Bali for 2 decades and were surprised how much we enjoyed it! (Staying at the Conrad helped) The JQ 787 that flies to and from Brisbane is absolutely my worst experience on a plane for comfort. As it was an overnight flight back we paid for business class - JQ should be prosecuted by the ACCC for labelling it business class. Would love to go back but not flying Jetstar.
     
  9. Limewood

    Limewood Established Member

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    #9 Limewood, Jan 12, 2017
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    We have a few Qantas friends in OZ who go there and say nice things about it.

    The aircraft out of CNS is A320 might be able to get the exit seats, maybe not as departure would be 28th Feb. so bit close in now.

    From past experiences I get the shivers booking anything with JQ as when a problem occurs its a lost cause, but with a mere 54K points and $500 in toto for 2 CNS/DPS/CNS not much to lose and as Mrs.Lime says its only 4.5 hour flight.

    Have been on JQ in PE (sorry they call it J) the person in front had seat back all the way to HNL, annoying it was, asked to have less recline said no, its then I wish I had Knee Defenders (yes illegal). Spot on Moffat39 should not be allowed to call it J.
     
  10. Bundy Bear

    Bundy Bear Established Member

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    I found with international economy fares the cost of the taxes really doesn't make using points viable.

    the outbound flights at 6:50pm is probably good, the return flight at 11:15pm or 1:15am is not ideal,

    Even though it costs more I would include the night you leave as part of your accommodation, that way if any delays, the less you spend in the terminal the better.
     
  11. Limewood

    Limewood Established Member

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    Just had a gander at JQ price booking direct for dates required, can do flights (2 pax) in Y CNS/DPS/CNS inc. luggage, meals, exit seats etc. for around $800 so only about $200 more than using 54K points inc. meal, exit seat etc., a no brainer will book direct.

    Good point Bund, we decided book night of departure anyway so don't have to worry about late checkout (possibly 6pm if lucky) flight back departs about 11.30pm. And its rare for me to use points for Y as 95% of time go J long haul (usually too or out of HKG).
     
  12. Limewood

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    Booking direct with JQ with cash, prices have changed like $300 more, so now with bundle for 2 its around $1100 with plus bundle etc.

    So if I book the award flights it then takes me to JQ site to select options, like exit seats, food, additional luggage?
     
  13. blu

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    1ABC Exit row or 1DEF bulkhead/UpFront are best. Prefer not to be back in row 13 exit.
     
  14. Limewood

    Limewood Established Member

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    Why not 13 exit?.
     
  15. wandering_fred

    wandering_fred Established Member

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    With JQ I also always look at the cost (difference) in purchasing two one way tickets, especially when one is ex-SE Asia.

    Happy wandering

    Fred
     
  16. CaviAck

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    You'll get a JQ PNR after booking with QF. Use that PNR to then select seats, food and additional luggage on JQ's website.

    Row 1 is hit and miss depending on which side of the aisle it is. ABC are probably the best seats in the house, DEF whilst are at the front have limited leg room due to the bulkhead and I avoid those seats, preferring row 2 over those.

    Down side of the exit rows down the back is needing to operate the exits and it's down back. Also I'm not 100% sure but one of the exit rows don't recline.

    This. It can save a pretty penny due to differential pricing.
     
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  17. Limewood

    Limewood Established Member

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    Have PNR all good selected options. Booked in exit row 13A/13B over to DPS and return 13E/13F, found out seats in row 12 do not recline, row 1 is at galley and loo. Fit enough as seniors never been knocked back for E seats before. Flight load low so getting off to collect luggage not a problem and 13 not far from front anyway.

    and thanks for your input.
     

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