Halophila
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I Just Booked JQ HNL-MEL

Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:41 pm

Hello

I just booked late Feb '07 from HNL to MEL. It seemed pretty straightforward, but during the booking process it said "Subject to Regulatory Approval". Does JQ actually have rights to serve this run, or are they still in the process of applying? The plane seat map seemed empty despite the extraordinarily low fare (US$275).

When do JQ start service on this run?

~Halophila
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VHXLR8
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RE: I Just Booked JQ HNL-MEL

Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:49 pm

No, as yet, JQ do NOT have regulatory approval to operate to the USA.
 
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RE: I Just Booked JQ HNL-MEL

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:19 pm

They had a press release today announcing they have obtained a variation to their AOC from CASA, (and ETOPS) but the HNL is still subject to foreign regulatory approval. They mustn't expect any problem though given the bookings they've been taking, if approval was denied the negative publicity would cost them a lot.

http://www.jetstar.com/pdf/news/20061120.pdf
 
Halophila
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RE: I Just Booked JQ HNL-MEL

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:32 pm

Thank you all that is very informative. Fingers crossed. I'm excited. Yes, you pay an extra $10 or so each for meals and entertainment, but it seems like a good deal to me!
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RE: I Just Booked JQ HNL-MEL

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:38 pm

Quoting Halophila (Thread starter):
The plane seat map seemed empty despite the extraordinarily low fare (US$275).

hmm I'm guessing its a one way fare but that it is still an extraordinary price to pay. But remember no amenities. BTW how much was the Star Class fare if you saw the prices?
 
Halophila
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RE: I Just Booked JQ HNL-MEL

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:46 pm

Yes, a one way fare. Indeed no amenities, but I think I paid an extra $15 for food and beverage, and $7 for AVOD. Either way, if it gets me there on that fare, then it's totally worth the lack of other amenities!!!

StarClass fare for the same flight was USD695.00 - not bad if you ask me!!! If I wasn't a scrimping university academic I'd be on that.
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RE: I Just Booked JQ HNL-MEL

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:55 pm

I am flying JQ 1 from MEL to HNL 29th Dec 06 (the inaugural flight) and then back on JQ 2 HNL to MEL 5th Jan 07. I too hope that they receive government approval by the time the flight comes.

I too got a great deal! I also paid for meals, amenities kits both ways and AVOD.

I hope to see a trip report from your flight!
 
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RE: I Just Booked JQ HNL-MEL

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:57 pm

They received regulatory approval for most of their other routes over the weekend. (ie Thailand, Vietnam etc)
 
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RE: I Just Booked JQ HNL-MEL

Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:58 pm

Quoting Halophila (Reply 5):
Yes, a one way fare. Indeed no amenities, but I think I paid an extra $15 for food and beverage, and $7 for AVOD. Either way, if it gets me there on that fare, then it's totally worth the lack of other amenities!!!

its a sweet deal then. Enjoy your stay here in SYD then  Smile
 
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RE: I Just Booked JQ HNL-MEL

Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:13 am

Hawaii isn't cheap so I guess a cheap flight is a good start
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