"JQ initially is flying to leisure destinations that QF
will not fly to eg MCY,HTI,PPP " ... well, has anyone read this morning's edition of the Aust. Financial Review?
The gist of an article entitled "Qantas Takes First Class Flak Over Jetstar", is that QF
is getting complaints from - wait for it - CORPORATE travel agencies, because surprise, surprise, their corporate clients still want to go to places like the Gold Coast, Hamiltoin Is., Sunshine Coast, either on their holidays or even more importantly for Qantas, for conferences - sometimes involving arrangements for hundreds of people. And guess what? These folks don't want to go to these places by Jetstar together with the hoi-polloi.
It went on... after JQ
begins, for instance, it will not be possible to go mainline QF
(Gold Coast). It will be all JQ
. The Corp.Agents are saying that these holidays and conferences will be simply transferred to overseas destinations (can't you just hear the screams of the Domestic Tourism Lobby? Sounds like time for another general levy on tickets to support tourism). They (the Agents) were also complaining that QF
has already transferred pax booked on such flights, without notice, from QF
. So, many of their clients had cancelled, and gone (shock, horror ... this wasn't supposed to happen, Geoff...) to Virgin.
Anyway, they're NOT HAPPY, JAN! It will be an interesting tightrope walk that QF
will be making over the coming months. It looks like QF
are starting to piss-off the people who fly twice a week , to capture more of the business of those who fly once a year!