Jetstar offers flight refunds due to pilot strike

STRIKE: Flights in and out of Launceston will be affected by an upcoming strike. Picture: Scott Gelston
STRIKE: Flights in and out of Launceston will be affected by an upcoming strike. Picture: Scott Gelston

At least six Launceston Jetstar flights have been cancelled this weekend as pilots strike for better pay and working conditions.

Some flights departing from Hobart between December 13 to 20 have also been cancelled, with more than 100 domestic flights will be cancelled nationally. Jetstar international flights won't be affected.

Jetstar's baggage handlers and ground crew will also walk off the job on Friday, December 13, at Sydney, Tullamarine, Avalon, Brisbane, Cairns and Adelaide airports, after the company rejected more rest breaks, a 12-hour break between shifts and 30 hours a week of work.

Jetstar have issued the following instructions for passengers travelling between December 13 and 20:

Make sure your contact details are up to date: If your fight is affected you will be contacted via SMS and email. The best way to do this is via Manage My Booking on the Jetstar website.

If your flight is cancelled or delayed by more than three hours: You will be offered the choice of an alternate flight or a refund. Customers who have to overnight away from home as a result of this disruption will also be offered accommodation and meals to a specified value.

If your flight is rescheduled or cancelled you can choose a new one: Follow the link in your email or SMS and you can review your flight options.

You can cancel your travel now and receive a refund online: If you are travelling with Jetstar between December 13 and 20 and you want to cancel your flight and make other plans, you can request a refund directly online.

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