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Travel turmoil

Flying passengers across Australia has just become a whole lot more complicated.

90 Jetstar flights are vanishing from boards at airports around the nation and Tasmania has its fair share of the mess.

It's due to Jetstar refusing to yield to what the airline claims is pilots' 15% wage increase demand, noting their captains earn more than $300,000 per year and low cost airfares would be in jeopardy if it caved in.

Two Hobart flights are cancelled for Friday, then the brunt of the industrial action hits on Saturday.

Here are details from Jetstar of cancelled flights for Tasmania:

Friday 13th December: JQ719 Sydney  to Hobart,  JQ718 Hobart to Sydney.

Saturday 14th December: JQ735 Melbourne to Launceston,  JQ734 Launceston to Melbourne, JQ701 Melbourne to Hobart, JQ700 Hobart to Melbourne, JQ731 Melbourne to Launceston, JQ732 Launceston to Melbourne, JQ759 Brisbane to Hobart, JQ758 Hobart to Brisbane, JQ729 Melbourne to Launceston, JQ730 Launceston to Melbourne.

Sunday 15th December:  JQ758 Hobart to Brisbane, JQ759 Brisbane to Hobart.

Where possible, impacted passengers are being shifted onto other flights and onto services by parent company Qantas.

Refunds are also on offer.

The pilots' union has undertaken not to take industrial action between December 20 and January 3.