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August 16, 2006
PASSENGERS booking a full-fare Qantas ticket to Singapore may soon find themselves paying extra for a blanket, meal and movie.
The budget carrier Jetstar has indicated its intention to share passengers with its full-service parent on the route.
Qantas has applied to the International Air Services Commission for the two airlines "to code share freely on each other's services on the route".
Despite Qantas passengers facing the prospect of flying a budget long-haul flight, Jetstar said there was nothing untoward in the proposed deal.
A Jetstar spokesman, Simon Westaway, said: "That in principle occurs now." He said Qantas and Jetstar code shared to destinations such as Cairns and Christchurch.
As for Qantas ticket-holders using an airline which charges extra for blankets and refreshments, Mr Westaway said passengers would be notified at the time of booking if it was a Jetstar flight.
He said the deal would allow "the Qantas group to maximise the flexibility" of the Singapore route. A Qantas spokesman was unable to say whether Qantas passengers flying on a Jetstar flight to Singapore would pay the full-service ticket price.