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MP mad about Jetstar map

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Yada Yada

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ninemsn.com.au said:
MP mad about Jetstar map

Monday Aug 28 14:55 AEST

A West Australian MP is furious with Jetstar for its pictorial advertising in Thailand which shows South-East Asia perched above Sydney while Perth is "pushed somewhere below Baghdad".

State member for Perth John Hyde said Jetstar's advertising campaign for new direct flights between Bangkok and Melbourne and Sydney which uses the slogan 'Australia's closer than ever' was damaging for the WA capital.

Mr Hyde said Perth owed some of its economic success to its proximity to South-East Asia, but the Jetstar ads were "dudding" Thais - Asia's most frequent travellers - into believing Melbourne and Sydney were closer to South-East Asia than Perth.

He said he was angry Jetstar was ignoring Perth by launching its services only using Sydney and Melbourne.

"And I am furious that they have to do it by manipulating the map," he said.


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H.G. Nelson would say: "It's a disgrace! :D
 

ric_melb

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I see John Hyde was a theatre director and actor before entering parliament.
Seems he is being a bit theatrical with his comments here.
Given Jetstar is just introducing overseas services would make sense to start with the major population centres of Sydney and Melbourne.
 

N860CR

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Interestingly, Perth is one of only two cities in Australia (Darwin being the other) that has actually had LCC services to Asia before. Valueair operated A320's from SIN-PER for a period over a year ago now, however they didn't have any luck and abandoned the route.

I wonder if this will be in Jetstar's mind before they start PER-BKK/HKT/SGN flights.
 

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Dear John Hyde:

Is this a hill worth dying for or are you just trying to build up electoral street credit? Get a life and focus on more important things like trying to teach Thais how to read a map:rolleyes:
 
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