Just when you didn’t think Jetstar could go any lower

Jetstar just cannot get good headlines

Jetstar says it will investigate who defaced a passenger’s luggage in transit, using stickers to spell out “I am gay” on his suitcase.

The man posted a photograph of the red suitcase on Twitter yesterday, saying the wording was done using ticket stubs from checked luggage on his flight from Perth.

“Utterly disgusted to find my luggage front and centre on the luggage carousel looking like this,” said the married father-of-two, who gave only his first name, Aaron.

The post caused anger among his followers, who described the incident as disgusting and unbelievable. 

It is unclear when the stickers were put on the case, and who was involved. After it is checked in by airline staff, bags are usually handled by luggage contractors as it is loaded on to the plane.

Jetstar is determined to find out. After his public complaint a Jetstar spokeswoman apologised to the passenger on Twitter, asking him to provide more information.

“I’m very sorry to see that. So we can investigate this internally, please direct message us your booking reference,” she said.

I don;t know why he is complaining…his bag is red…and now he can easily identify it.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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