What is Qantas/Jetstars' standby policy? My wife and I are going on vacation to Australia/NZ. I needed a connecting hop between SYD to Queenstown to finish things up. I just put two tickets on hold using AA miles that have us going from SYD to ZQN via an overnight stop in WLG on Qantas/Jetstar. Right now,Jetstar ALSO has a direct flight from SYD to ZQN leaving at almost the same time as my connecting flight. That flight has no award availability, and is under a JQ flight code. Any advice how to approach getting on the direct flight without having to shell out a ton of cash would be greatly appreciated.