Hi Guys, I too heard that staff travel conditions would change for all Team Jetstar employees.. and that it would be a case of it being up to your supervisors discretion and would be on JQ flights only and only for yourself.
A friend of mine has just finished GS and was the last Jetstar GS to go thru, he was informed that this was not the case for the new Team Jetstar crew. Another friend of mine started mid Decemeber as the very first Team Jetstar crew and she too was told that the above was not the case.
Im hoping that these rumours stemmed from the conditions of MAM crew for Qantas..
Fingers crossed staff travel arrangements stay them same for Team Jetstar crew!
just confirming that i heard that too - JQ staff travel only (not QF) and only at managers discretion. which means you would prob get it - but if you have major problems with your base manager (behaviour etc) you will lose it. Can anyone who has received an actual contract please confirm this?
Team Jetstar are recruiting for Darwin Base now. Has anybody got any idea of what sort of flying they might be doing? I did read some time ago an article on Jetstar flying from Darwin to other part of Asia eg Singapore Hong Kong etc. I wonder how this will effect existing long haul crew? The article mentioned that Darwin would be a "sprinboard" for asia flights. Would that mean the Mel crew would do a Mel to Drw return and the Drw crew would do a Drw to Sin/HKG or Bkk return with no overnights? Any comment? Interesting times ahead!
Domestic are still primarily domestic and LH are primarily LH. Jetstar employees are requried to resign and reapply for the other section if they wanted to swap. Team Jetstar employees are told from day dot that in some circumstances they may be required to complete SH if they are LH CC and vice verca. It also means that when cross crewing needs to happen team jetstar LH CC can work the first sector rather than being pax'd! and SH CC can completed LH sectors
I checked back on the Jetstar website under the jobs open for application and it says on there under the "Then we can offer you" heading that 'Generous travel benefits giving you the opportunity to fly away on your days off', so if that is what they are advertising and everyone is applying for then I would imagine staff travel exists even for 'Team Jetstar' crew? I know if I applied thinking that was one of the benefits and got to ground school and told there wasn't any I'd be a bit dissappointed to say the least.
Yeah, we will be receiving Staff Travel once our 6-month probation period is over and we've been told that it will be applicable for any flight with a QF or JQ flight number. And it's still the Category A and Category B system with ID90/ID50 rate. So we can have the travel companion or parents on Staff Travel, etc.
What I'm not 100% sure about, but I'm pretty sure my manager said this as well, was that this QF/JQ flight number rule includes where a QF flight number appears as a codeshare on another operating airline's flight, ie. QF codeshare on BA or AA.
Thank you so much Tink66 - Im not anything will ever topo the feeling I experiences when I recieved the phone call!!
If its a dream of yours.. just keeping giving it your best! It was a dream of mine for years but never really did anything about it.. An old mate of mine applied and became LH CC and pushed me to apply.. So I did and to EVERY airline in Australia..
Keep on keeping on.. Hope to see you in the galley some day!!
Woo Hoo!! I still cant beleive it, girl! If I can do it - anyone can do it!! Stay positive, apply to every airline under the sun no matter what your opinion of them is, atleast its a foot in the door and experience!!
Its an amazing feeling.. I remeber how excited I was for my assessment!! If you have any questions, any questions at all.. Shoot away.. I would be more than happy to help you out, as im sure most in here would be!