This week Jetstar’s ”unaccompanied minor policy” has come under fire by our members. Jetstar has a policy that children who are not yet attending secondary school are regarded as unable to travel independently. Two 14 year old girls were denied boarding as they did not have adequate proof that they were in attendance at secondary school. The Jetstar Policy specifically states … [Read more...]
Low Cost Carriers
Low Cost Carriers is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. And for obvious reasons - we all love a bargain! But the problem with low cost carriers is that once you have paid for all the extras, you could end up paying more than a discounted ticket on a full service airline.
Some low cost carriers, such as Jetstar, offer cheap business class flights from selected domestic airports.
In the last week, the focus has been on Qantas and its financial performance. To many, it’s seen as a legacy carrier struggling to compete in the world of other airlines, both full service and low cost. But Qantas is not the only airline in a world of pain when it comes to financial results. The competition is hurting as well. While they (AirAsiaX) may keep hitting my inbox … [Read more...]
It sounds like a mission statement for a team starting a new business. Why will people buy our services? But it’s not a team of business owners asking the question. It’s one of our members and the topic is Jetstar. Unless the reason is for timing, scheduling or connections, why fly Jetster? I have done a few dummy bookings with J*, and the price is always more than a QF flight … [Read more...]
In the past 2 years, the two big airlines, Qantas and Virgin, have been adding capacity in the battle for the consumer’s dollar. At the lower cost end of the market, Jetstar has also been adding capacity, while Tiger was restricted by authorities from expanding after their grounding. With all this extra capacity, consumers, it could be argued, have never had it so good. Sub … [Read more...]
Last week saw the launch of a new frequent flyer program in Australia celebrated with 5,000 lucky members getting $100 flight vouchers. And there is another 2,500 vouchers to be won. But this program is a program with a little bit of difference to what we are used to. At first glance it’s not really a frequent flyer program, and the name says it all – welcome to the Tiger … [Read more...]