Well, it may be branded Jetstar but we all know it's just Qantas pretending to be Virgin...
We flew up to Hamilton Island to do an Awards Show over the weekend, more about that in another post! As far as the travel goes, Sue-Anne was picked up at security for trying to smuggle a pair of nail scissors in her hand luggage. Now bear in mind, this is the same security checkpoint that has (twice!) not been concerned about me carrying (accidentally) my 'Leatherman' in my carry-on luggage.
Now realistically, which item do you think would be more capable of harm in the cabin of an airliner:
On the trip up we forgot that Jetstar don't serve you food, they sell it to you, so when we came back this morning on the 10.55am from Hamilton Island arriving in Melbourne at 3pm, we restrained ourselves from filling up at the airport cafeteria and prepared to buy our lunch on the plane.
The yummy Jetstar menu featured: Classic Sandwich $5, Hot Meat Pie & Sauce $5, Sub Sandwich $6.50. They also had a selection of chips, lollies, some Pepsi range soft drinks and lots of alcohol.
I thought I'd follow the good old Aussie tradition and have a pie, while Sue-Anne was planning on a sandwich.
"Sorry", said the attendant, "No pies today." Oh. "No sandwiches either, we sold out on the flight up here and the catering is done from Melbourne. We never know how much we'll sell. We have hot cups of noodles, salted cashews, muffins, or pringles."
I had a tube of Pringles and a lemonade. Sue-Anne had wine, a muffin and some cashews.
Next time we travel on Jetstar we'll follow another good old Aussie tradition... Bring a plate!