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Old Apr 7, 10, 12:43 am
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According to the lastest newsletter no free WP access to the JQ lounges. So much for QF trying to retain our loyalty, such little as is left.
This is nuts - it goes against the grain of the T&Cs as published here:

http://www.jetstar.com/nz/en/travel-...onditions.aspx

Unless someone is not keeping up with their housecleaning.

In any case, if you are right, that's very much a downer. But you should've known by now that there isn't much investment in QF NZ, period.
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Old Apr 7, 10, 5:35 am
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From the way I read it this does not mean WP now have to pay. It was only advertising the new AKL pay lounge available for JQ passengers and DJ I presume, and it is cheaper if oyu book online.
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Old Apr 11, 10, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer View Post
According to the lastest newsletter no free WP access to the JQ lounges. So much for QF trying to retain our loyalty, such little as is left.
Does not seem this is true.
See here for confirmation of WP complimentary access.
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Old Apr 11, 10, 7:44 pm
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Queenstown clear for Jetstar landings

Jetstar hopes to have a precision navigation system approved in June that will allow it to land in almost all weather in Queenstown.

The low-cost airline is now going through the final approval stage involving test flying with specially trained pilots into the ski town's airport which is notoriously difficult to land in during poor weather.

The Required Navigation Performance (RNP) allows pilots to use GPS technology to plot a safe course into the airport even when cloud is low.

Around 10 per cent of flights without the technology are diverted in poor weather but this drops as low as 1 per cent when planes are equipped with it, Jetstar chief executive Bruce Buchanan said.

Poor weather in Queenstown contributed to teething problems for the airline soon after it launched last June when delays there knocked-on.
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Old Apr 11, 10, 8:02 pm
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"About bl**dy time!"

I can't believe QF didn't learn from Jetconnect domestic operations in ZQN when their 733s also lacked the ability to land in ZQN in less than ideal conditions. Then they naively roll in some 322s with the same inability. Pure JQ "genius"
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Old Apr 11, 10, 8:14 pm
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Jetstar hopes to have a precision navigation system approved in June
Note: Jetstar "hopes to" doesn't mean its going to happen on time, I don't know why someone would order new A320s with out RNP these days.
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Old Apr 11, 10, 8:39 pm
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Does not seem this is true.
See here for confirmation of WP complimentary access.
Thanks. Seems odd they'd send an email espousing pay per use if it is still free.
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Old Jun 9, 10, 11:22 pm
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Budget airline Jetstar can handle dodgy Queenstown weather now it’s adopted the same ‘flying-blind’ technology as its main rival.

A year after taking over Qantas’ domestic services, Aussie-based Jetstar has fitted its New Zealand Airbus planes with satellite-based Required Navigation Performance equipment.
Finally RNP for Jetstar NZ.
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Old Jun 10, 10, 12:27 am
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Finally RNP for Jetstar NZ.
Great news! don't know if it is enough to get me to fly with them in/out of ZQN however...
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Old Jun 10, 10, 5:50 am
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Finally RNP for Jetstar NZ.
About bloody time!!!
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Old Jun 10, 10, 6:28 am
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Finally RNP for Jetstar NZ.
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About bloody time!!!
Extensive four page article in the latest Australian Aviation, it's not a simple matter getting it done.

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Old Jun 10, 10, 3:51 pm
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Extensive four page article in the latest Australian Aviation, it's not a simple matter getting it done.

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Granted, although does that mean that from the time QF/JQ knew they would start NZ domestic ops to now, the process took that long?

It just seems that after years and years of Jetconnect not being able to do this, you'd think that with a "fresh start" on JQ there could have been enough foresight to have RNP installed.

How long did it take for the entire installation process anyway?
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Old Jun 10, 10, 9:41 pm
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Granted, although does that mean that from the time QF/JQ knew they would start NZ domestic ops to now, the process took that long?

It just seems that after years and years of Jetconnect not being able to do this, you'd think that with a "fresh start" on JQ there could have been enough foresight to have RNP installed.

How long did it take for the entire installation process anyway?
Im sure only 1-2 months ago JQ announced that they were considering it - they hadn't actuallyconfirmed it...
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