Airline evaluation: Jetstar Airbus A320 economic system class, Sydney to Adelaide

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THE ROUTE

Flight JQ764 Sydney — Adelaide

THE AIRCRAFT

Airbus A320. Jetstar Group operates 96 throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

THE LOYALTY SCHEME

Club Jetstar has an ongoing annual price of $55, which entitles members to early entry to gross sales, unique fares, companion affords and 20 per cent off luggage and seats.

Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn factors and standing credit on Jetstar flights. Qantas factors can be utilized to pay for eligible Jetstar flights.

CLASS

Economy, seat 8C.

DURATION

Scheduled period is 2 hours and 5 minutes, continuous. We take off late, however nonetheless land on time.

FREQUENCY

Jetstar presently operates 25 return flights every week between Sydney and Adelaide.

CARBON EMISSIONS

0.235 tonnes for an economic system class passenger. Jetstar affords an offset scheme.

HEALTH

Masks should be worn on the airport and all through the flight. Complimentary masks and sanitising wipes can be found on the gate. Jetstar’s Fly Well program features a COVID-19 Help Hub on-line and journey checklists.

CHECKING IN

Check-in and bag drop opens two hours prior — and closes half-hour earlier than — departure. Expect delays and crowds at airports as journey picks up. Best recommendation is to reach a minimum of two hours earlier than wheels-up.

THE SEAT

There are 186 Main Cabin seats in a one-aisle, 3-3 configuration. Seat width (45.4cm) and pitch (73.7cm) is comfy on this quick flight.

BAGGAGE

It’s a good suggestion to pay on-line for checked baggage on the time of reserving. It prices extra so as to add it on-line later, and considerably extra on the airport. You pays to verify from 15 to 40 kilograms of bags.

Standard carry-on baggage allowance is 7 kilograms, shared throughout two objects. Jetstar does weigh carry-on luggage and can cost — heftily — if this restrict is exceeded.

ENTERTAINMENT

You get what you pay for. In this case, which means BYO leisure. No seatback touchscreens, no airline journal.

SERVICE

Dressed in signature black and orange uniforms, the look is extra workhorse than present pony. Attendants perform their duties effectively, making time for just a few jokes (“Sugar in your tea or are you sweet enough?”).

This is clearly a workforce of numerous people, not a military of lookalikes. It’s good to see inclusion hiring by way of age, ethnicity, coiffure and clothes measurement.

FOOD

Again, you get what you pay for. Drinks and snacks to purchase embrace the standard tea, espresso, wine, chips, chocolate and nuts. More substantial bites embrace toasties, pies and muffins.

Most reserving bundles embrace in-flight vouchers to spend on meals and drinks. Major bank cards are accepted; money shouldn’t be.

ONE MORE THING

Jetstar just lately introduced new routes, together with long-haul to South Korea and India. Take benefit of Friday Fare Frenzy sale costs to e-book a discount worldwide journey.

VERDICT

No frills, no complaints. This flight will get me from A to B for beneath $100 with a minimal of fuss. You do not buy a secondhand Toyota Yaris and count on it to run like a brand new Mercedes S class.

OUR RATING OUT OF FIVE

★★★

The author paid for her personal flight.

See jetstar.com

Source: traveller.com.au