View Full Version : "QJet" - The New Cobham 717 call sign

Transition Layer
21st Jan 2013, 10:31
Heard it for the first time today. Thought they'd at least wait til the 319s turn up! :{

Did it make anyone else feel all warm and fuzzy...? :rolleyes: And how long before they have the same uniform as the rest of us?

21st Jan 2013, 10:35
Why not just use QANTAS? How the seats are presented to the public after all.

Capn Bloggs
21st Jan 2013, 10:40
Thought they'd at least wait til the 319s turn up!
The next gear will be better technology, not frogslegs...

You obviously missed "Jetex..." Now that is a class callsign. :ok:

Roger Standby
21st Jan 2013, 11:01
You obviously missed "Jetex..." Now that is a class callsign.

We were hoping it'd make them go faster :(

21st Jan 2013, 13:22
Why not just use QANTAS?

I suspect the same reason why Dash8 flights aren't called Qantas either...
they are QantasLink####
So now you can distinguish
Qantas - Mainline / Internernational
QantasLink - Dash 8
Q Jet - QantasLink 717 Jet Ops

Jetex callsign... isnt that what Cobham's AOC is under?
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State: SA
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Expires: 2015/09/30

21st Jan 2013, 20:46
So who can distinguish?

JetConnect are still called Qantas.

Australian Air Express are still called Qantas.

US Registered 747 Freighters are still called Qantas.

My ticket still says Qantas.

Transition Layer
21st Jan 2013, 23:17
You obviously missed "Jetex..." Now that is a class callsign.

Are they trying to imply that the 146 is a jet? That's false advertising!

Toruk Macto
21st Jan 2013, 23:22
Easy on the 146 , put food on the table and paid kids school fees over the years !

Nautilus Blue
22nd Jan 2013, 03:22
At least they use a different callsign for different types. Otherwise it would be a mass repeat of the FNP trap (the fastest Fokker in the west).

Is Jetex to QJet what Jetstar is to Qantas?

On a similar theme, could a certain F100 operator use QJumper?

22nd Jan 2013, 04:46
I think if you listen more carefully its,

Cute, Jet

Howard Hughes
22nd Jan 2013, 06:53
I think it's 'Queue Jet', at least that's what they looked like they were doing at Brissy this morning! ;)

22nd Jan 2013, 07:01
Good to see that they finally get a call sign! :D and more inline with the rest of the QLink ops (even though it is Cobham).

Interesting point though (although trivial) - will the guys and girls up the pointy end be wearing QLink inspired "threads" (uniforms) anytime soon now that the lavs are going to be down the back and the punters will actually see the pilots?

I mean the FAs wear the same gear, not to mention JetConnect......

And A319s??? I thought they were looking at Cseries? :}

Capt Claret
22nd Jan 2013, 08:50
Try Cue Jet. ;). :8

22nd Jan 2013, 10:17
Well if it was Brisbane in the rush then it would have to have been the Far Cue Jet....:E

Capn Bloggs
22nd Jan 2013, 11:44
I think if you listen more carefully its,
Cute, Jet
Somebody did suggest Babelink XXXX (if that's what you were referring to??!! :}).

22nd Jan 2013, 23:10
Re 'Queue Jumper'...think the Dash should get that title when everyone is still waiting in line for A7 on 01, we're already up, up and away from A4 :E

Fuel-Off :ok:

23rd Jan 2013, 10:05
I heard both today, Q jet I thought what a Cute jet best I've flown! Jetex, I was expecting a 3 holer out of retirement on final, but it was the Gas Chamber with flashing landing lights?.:ok: