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Jetstar just dumped Fraser Coast

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Jetstar just dumped Fraser Coast

The wife and two of her friends were booked to travel from Sydney to the Fraser Coast (Hervey Bay) in August for their annual rage at the Gympie Muster.

They just received an email from Jetstar to notify them that their booking has been changed to arrive at the Sunshine Coast instead. Apparently, Jetstar will be ceasing service to the Fraser Coast as from the end of July '09, as the area is no longer profitable. This leaves Virgin as the only economy carrier servicing the area.

The wife and her sister (who lives in Maryborough) are bermused at the decision, because every time they have used Jetstar to/from the Hervey Bay airport, the flights were all but full. I guess the fiscal belt-tightening measures are starting with the country areas.

Jetstar has offered a full refund, plus a $50 Jetstar credit voucher to be used on another flight, if passengers do not wish to transfer to the Sunshine Coast.

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1. Re: Jetstar just dumped Fraser Coast

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3. Re: Jetstar just dumped Fraser Coast

Flights maybe full but still not profitable - Hervey Bay flights seem to regularly on the 'discounted sale' offers.

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4. Re: Jetstar just dumped Fraser Coast

Virgin announced yesterday that they will be fully supporting the Hervey Bay Route by taking up the extra capacity.

They will be running a special ad campaign focusing on the Whale Watch season and offering a special fare of $109 for the season.

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5. Re: Jetstar just dumped Fraser Coast

It's definately a sign of the times HN.

I would have thought that Maroochydore would have been slightly closer to Amamoor than Hervey Bay??

I will say that the Gympie Muster is unreal. I was there last year and enjoyed it massive!

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True, but the wife's sister & family live ay Maryborough. This makes it a but fo a journey to pick them up an go to the Muster, then bach to Maryborough later, then back to the Sunshine Coast, etc.

This will be the 3rd Muster for the wife (she's a muso) and she loves it. I stay home, mind the black babies (2x staffies) & do the work bit which I don't mind. I prefer to ride the bike than paddle in mud, although the drinking bit would be a bonus...

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7. Re: Jetstar just dumped Fraser Coast

Wow,

I had always thought the route was always busy on Jetstar and am very bemused by them cutting the route.

I guess its a sign of the times, Huh.

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