View Full Version : JQ - staff before customers?

5th Aug 2005, 02:08
JQ377 delayed out of NTL last night to dead-head late arriving crew back to MEL.

JQ STILL closed check-in 30mins prior to the scheduled dep - we'll delay you home to help our staff but we won't help you out if you're running late.

My first experience of the orange-mob and I wasn't impressed.

Unfortunately, little choice for anyone wanting to work a full day and get back to MEL that evening.

Reason for posting this: am likely to be catching this flight regularly over next month or so - anyone know if this is a regular occurence for this particular flight?


5th Aug 2005, 03:24
there must hav been a good reason why they delayed for a staffy.

MEL crew do that run so i dont know

5th Aug 2005, 04:34
Hi Beachwave,

Realise that MEL crew work this flight - we were delayed to allow 2nd flight crew to board and fly as pax (cc had been good enough to block exit row seats for the delayed crew to sit in - nice to know there are some cabin perks for staff even on lccs!!).

At least JQ were honest enough to announce the real reason in the portaloo that passes as a Terminal at NTL at the mo.


5th Aug 2005, 07:10
Where have you all been living?

Many Australian airlines delay schedule flights for tech crew... even when they're not dead heading. What's more - they expect it.

Yes, I've got an axe to grind... TN wouldn't do it for me!!!!

404 Titan
5th Aug 2005, 08:43
Maybe the said tech crew were going to operate another flight out of MEL? This would have caused more problems if the said flight didnít wait for them. Who knows? It is all speculation. They obviously had a very good reason.

5th Aug 2005, 11:52
pay the extra $30 and go on the dash....

its just as unreliable but they give you something to eat and all you can drink beer !!!

6th Aug 2005, 09:27
If the crew get caught saving seat regardless or pax or staff they get in serious trouble. Believe me I know.

it must have been important for them to wait for an FO, otherwsise they could have just used a Capt.

7th Aug 2005, 05:33
just off topic for a sec, can some one let me know where Jetstar have 717 crew's based at present.


7th Aug 2005, 06:47
SYD - 320,717
BNE - 320,717
OOL - 320,717 - - Crew travel between BNE and OOL for work
MEL - 320,717
NTL - 717 - Dont have a bus on service yet.But 1/4 crew fully trained for 320
HBT - 320,717
CNS - 320,717

7th Aug 2005, 22:13
thanks very much

11th Aug 2005, 23:38

Pay an extra $30 for the Dash - please!!! Gimme, gimme, gimme. Cheapest currently available seat on next Thursday's dash is $511 - somehow I don't think I'll be able to sell that one to my accounts dept, regardless of the amount of beer I drink.

404 Titan,

Maybe said Tech crew were going to operate another repos flight ex Mel, because at that time of night there certainly aint other sched departs.

Yes, I realise that these things happen, the issue here is that the LCCs want things all their own way. They know that the flight will be delayed because of awaiting the late arriving inbound - but they still sting the pax who are 1min over checking in 30min pre sched departure (and no, I wasn't one of them).

At least last night's flight was on time...so I can breathe easier about next week's Friday night JQ adventure.


12th Aug 2005, 00:49
NO B717 based in CNS just the A320:ok:

12th Aug 2005, 02:30
ok my mistake.but the CC would have to be trained in the 717 thou wouldn't they?