Jetstar airlines for internal VN flights
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Jun 18, 2013 6:23 AM Last Post By: mooslie
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5Jetstar is part of the Qantas group. Vietjet is a local start-up. Would have thought that Jetstar would be the more reliable. Like all low-cost carriers, they have modern aircraft. They don't wait to fill a plane BTW - far from it, they have tight schedules and don't have to wait for transfer passengers.
Low-cost carriers tend to drop prices to fill planes if they are struggling - revenue management. It's in an airlines interest to take off on time or they will disrupt the network for the rest of the day - something that is particularly important in the low-cost business model. Long delays are usually the result of aircraft "going tech". Mainline carriers tend to have spare aircraft, low-cost carriers operate a tighter business plan. That's one of the reasons they are cheaper though.
Jun 13, 2013 5:37 AM
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Jun 13, 2013 5:39 PM
9If you're that worried about safety don't fly. Take a bus instead - it'll only be about 100 times more dangerous. Jetstar are almost certainly the more reliable, as they are part of Qantas. The jetstar planes are modern narrowbody aircraft, the same as you've flown on numerous occasions back in the West. Vietjet uses the same modern A320 aircraft as jetstar, and this video may sway you in their direction!
Jun 13, 2013 9:56 PM
10Tung, do you work for Jetstar, you seem to be singing their praises. Jetstar lost me when I had to pick up a friend from Tan Son Nhat at 1am in the morning, she was due here at 7pm, thats not a delay, thats just cra p service.Jetstar is mainly owned by VN airlines, Qantas owns a small part of it as of 2012, VN airlines has a history of not giving a toss about customers.
Jun 14, 2013 2:12 AM
11Nope I don't work for Jetstar. Why would I pot a link to a Vietjet video if I did? Just pointing out that you're probably better off with them than Vietjet, who have been operating for about a year after years of delayed would-be launches. Looking at the ACARS System which measures ontime performance by take offs within 15 minutes of departure time, jetstar Asia has a rate of 92% through most of 2013, compared to 73% in January 2012, with a gradual improvement through last year.
The Warsaw Convention governing airlines means that no foreign entity can take majority control of an airline. So when you fly AirAsia in Thailand or Indonesia, you are officially flying with an airline in which AirAsia has a minority stake, but effectively has management control. (The big exception to this rule is the EU, with its single sky policy, which means that the likes of Ryanair and Easyjet can set up anywhere they want.)
Jetstar has had a chequered history trying to establish itself in Vietnam. There is meant to be Open Skies in ASEAN in 2015' but the government has been protecting the national carrier - which is why Vietnam Airlines came on board as a shareholder last year. Before that, there had been various shenanigans between Jetstar and the government, with the government throwing two Jetstar executives in jail at one point.
In any case, at the end of the day you get what you pay for. Low-cost carriers are cheaper for a reason - customer service isn't their priorirty. You get what you pay for,
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