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Oz Jet to start all business class flights???

Discussion in 'Your Questions' started by frequent passport user, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. frequent passport user

    frequent passport user Junior Member

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    Read in 'The Age' yesterday (or may be the day before) that Oz Jet have been delayed in starting-up operations. Not sure when they are going to start, but seems like they shouldn't be too much longer and may give QF & VB a run for their money. According to the Oz Jet web site:>>>
    Think I saw an Oz Jet plane at the maintainence area of MEL the other day. Must be getting ready for commercial flights now?? Only trouble is their aircraft are 30 year old Boeing 737s! The service sounds very promising and but not so sure when you consider the age of their planes!
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  2. infoworks

    infoworks Member

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    Had an interesting survey request earlier this week about business travel on behalf of QF, part of which was enquiring about using leather seats in J.
     


  3. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Very obscure survey request!

    DJ uses Leather seats, don't they????! Ooooh! Maybe QF is running scared! :D

    I think deep down QF is a lil scared of OzJet taking off. Add to that DJ's FF program that is set to come online and they really could have some competition coming up....

    Do you mind mentioning (PM is fine) how you were approached for this survey? Can't recall any QF surveys coming my way even though my profile options allows them to survey me.
     
  4. infoworks

    infoworks Member

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    It was an independent survey company retained by QF to survey "selected" respondents, no name no pack drill, but the opportunity to provide QFF number (I am always happy to put my name to feedback, etc).

    The gist of the survey was about business class, especially SYD-PER, fares and benefits.

    I can't find the email right now, will hunt and post again if I can.
     
  5. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    Why would anyone particularly want leather seats in the J cabin?

    seems to be peculiarly merkin to have leather

    Dave
     


  6. infoworks

    infoworks Member

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    Dave

    I have discovered a new word tonight, and certainly worth looking up!!!

    No amount of leather makes an uncomfortable seat better - I agree with you.
     
  7. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    LMAO.

    Yeah, that word is one for storage in my vocabulary now! Don't know when I will be able to use it though ;)

    Why are people obsessed with leather seats? Agree. Horribly uncomfy when it's hot (Imagine a plane with the APU broken like I've had to endure a cpl of times). Oh well. Sure they think there is a market somewhere for them!
     
  8. bigjobs

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    from what i have read and can understand OzJet will be operating 737-200 aircraft.

    i think they are a nice plane. i currently travel around the far north of canada on them a fair bit. they land on gravel runways up here and are one of the only jetliners that can be fitted out to do so. The design of their engines allow it to happen, on the 737-300 and upwards the engines are too close to the ground and would suck in dirt and gravel.

    i know there would be no gravel strips that OzJet would land on in Australia though. i still find the 737-200 a nice plane to fly in and they are reliable and go in just about any weather easily. You should see what they take off and land in up here in the artic and sub artic region of canada.

    just thought you might like the info ... and i definitley agree with you all on leather seats.

    Safe and happy travels :)
     
  9. Mal

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    Ended up with the survey myself tonight.

    An interesting survey definately. Won't go into any details about it, except to say that many options were discussed as to how the program/flights could be enhanced...
     
  10. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Not everyone!!!!

    My friend recently bought a 57 Cadillac Belair from US with leather seats.

    Does absolutely nothing for me. :? Yet he is over the moon about it. :shock:
     
  11. MetroAir

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    Its about whats under the covering that makes the seat comfortable, having said that, leather is a great cover, natural, moves well, no static, for the airline - durable, easy to clean.

    Its a much cooler, comfortable covering than any fibre fabric.

    Look at cars - all the best use leather.

    Both my cars (OK my and my wifes car) have leather - wouldn't go back to fabric in a fit!

    My lounge suite is leather, its just better.

    Compass Mk 2 used leather in J - they were great seats.

    It can only be matched by pure wool - and not many airlines use that.

    Cheers
     
  12. oz_mark

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    Leather is probably just a little bit easier to clean than wool....
     
  13. MetroAir

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    LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  14. JohnK

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    I would really start to worry if you said that your underwear and pants was leather as well. :roll: :lol: :oops: :oops: :oops:
     
  15. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Really depends on what you have done to it. :!: :lol: :oops: :oops:
     
  16. MetroAir

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    I would really start to worry if you said that your underwear and pants was leather as well. :roll: :lol: :oops: :oops: :oops:[/quote]

    Ah yes, leather pants - now I could tell you a story about them from the eighties!! :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:
     
  17. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Does the story have a PG rating :?: :roll: :lol:
     
  18. BlacKnox

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    OzJet to fly on November 29

    OzJet to fly on November 29

    11-11-2005
    From: AAP
    http://finance.news.com.au/story/0,10166,17210858-462,00.html

    THE newest domestic airline, OzJet, expects to begin flights by the end of the month. The new all-business class airline has been granted an Air Operator's Certificate today from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

    "OzJet intends to start flying scheduled services between Australia's two biggest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, at fully-flexible economy prices from Tuesday, November 29, 2005," OzJet said in a statement today.

    The airline, run by former Minardi Formula One racing team head Paul Stoddart, said it would start taking bookings today and plans to run eight flights a day, in each direction, between Melbourne and Sydney.

    "Our point of difference is going to be price," Mr Stoddart said.

    OzJet's standard fare between the two capitals will be $325, with the return trip $650.

    The airline will have check-in counters at Terminal 2 in Sydney Airport and Terminal 3 in Melbourne Airport.

    OzJet intends to extend its services next year to include Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth as it increases its fleet from three to up to 10 Boeing 737 aircraft, each of which will have 60 business-class seats.
     
  19. needaholiday

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    Check out the OzJet website - the booking engine is up and running...website mentions the operational date is November 29 '05.

    Flights between SYD and MEL only at this time, starting at $305.01 for "OZBiz" and $325.00 for "OZFlex"... $610.02 return.

    http://www.ozjet.com.au/index.htm
     
  20. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    I am surprised at OzJet's low baggage allowance of 20Kg and their sparse schedule of flights leaves something to be desired

    On the 15th, once general GDS systems can sell tickets, methinks I might purchase a $277 ticket and try them out on a MEL-SYD or SYD-MEL run on the 3rd

    Dave
     
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