Given the hammering that the Qantas share price is currently taking and the poor market outlook, perhaps wetleasing from JQ is now firmly on the horizon. It's a clever way to drive down the wages bill and remove conditions that they find costly. And they already have the precedent of doing this with the winding up of AO services (info here) . You would assume that this is simply a cost saving exercise for Qantas but I wonder if it might affect passengers too? Will JQ-trained crews provide the same level of (grumpy) service when operating QF flights, or will we also see a shift towards a low-cost approach given the crew's LCC training and experience?