|Quoting Jsnww81 (Reply 1):|
It seems like no route is sacred for QF anymore - Jetstar seems to be taking over the entire Qantas network. At this rate, in another few years, the only QF routes left will be to the US and to London.
Well given that QF
was not the domestic carrier (at least by name on the aircraft) it was TAA then Australian Airlines, I guess it is just a case of what goes around comes around.
& Australian Airlines were both govt entities but separate operations correct? I was pretty young when the changes were going through to make it all QF
I have never flown JQ
and have only been back to AUS
once since they started flying, but given how a good number of domestic flights can be 2 hours or less, if not closer to 1 hour (syd-mel, syd-bne) JQ
and Virgin handling the tourist traffic is just fine by me. For those short flights one hour or two of nothing fancy for not much $$ works for me. I don't really see the need for a full service flight when its take off, serve food, 2nd round on drinks, clean up, prepare for landing.
definately has a vested interest in the prime business routes, so I really don't see JQ
taking too much away from QF
on the SYD
as they are good for the business travellers with their QF FF
points etc. But there are plenty of people doing those routes who arent needing the FF
points. So a reduction of say 1 or 2 services a day on QF
especially the quiet flights for JQ
to pick up low cost travellers isnt a bad idea.