Aviation

Jetstar doubles carry-on allowance (with a catch)

Qantas’ budget carrier will give its customers a fresh option to top-up their carry-on allowance.

Jetstar customers can now bring twice as much carry-on baggage on board flights, with the launch of a new “top-up option”.

For $19, passengers can now double their allowance for carry-on from seven to 14 kilograms on all Jetstar domestic and international flights, with the weight required to be spread across two bags – with neither allowed to weigh more than 10 kilograms, the airline advised.

Jetstar members currently receive seven kilograms of carry-on baggage as part of any Starter Fare.

In a statement on the announcement, Jetstar said the launch “will help more customers speed up their travel by skipping checking in baggage and then having to collect it at the arrivals carousel”. The new option is also subject to availability.

The airline advised that carry-on bag dimensions remain the same, with passengers’ main carry-on bag required to fit in overhead lockers and be no bigger than 56 centimetres (height) by 36 centimetres (width) by 23 centimetres (depth).

Smaller items should be placed under the seat in front, Jetstar explained.

And if you are a Club Jetstar member, there’s even better news: loyalty members will also receive a 20 per cent discount when they purchase the top-up as part of their flight booking.

Jetstar introduced its first paid carry-on option in 2018, which allowed travellers to boost their carry-on allowance by three kilograms. The airline advised that the new seven-kilogram top-up option replaces the earlier iteration.

Customers can also purchase a checked baggage allowance starting at 15 kilograms, up to 40 kilograms.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Tourism

STUDY: People from these Aussie states are most likely to plan a holiday this year

As Aussies are asked to travel within Australia to support our challenging domestic tourism market, this research reveals which states may lead the way.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hotel Wrap: Accor, Vibe and Adina to open properties in Melbourne, The Fullerton celebrates IWD + MORE!

There are so many offers, updates and openings in this week’s Hotel Wrap that it took our journo three hours to put it together. Well, that may also be because she spent two-and-a-half hours playing with the office dog.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Flight Centre’s half-yearly profit nosedives, as Skroo warns of further pain

by Huntley Mitchell

The travel giant has left a bad taste in the mouths of investors, posting a whopping fall in profit for the first half of the 2020 financial year.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Air New Zealand’s profit plummets $47 million, as CEO commits to 100-day review

by Huntley Mitchell

Air New Zealand’s new boss certainly has his work cut out for him, after the Kiwi carrier suffered a big drop in first-half profit.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Industry veteran named Crystal’s new chief operating officer

Travel Weekly understands staff at Crystal are hurriedly tucking in their shirts, shining their shoes and tidying their quarters in the hope of impressing the company’s new COO.

Share

CommentComments

Road & Rail

Road & Rail Wrap: Osaka’s funny rail videos, UTracks’ half-price savings + MORE!

We’re serving up this week’s Road & Rail Wrap with a spoonful of humour, thankfully sans any dad jokes.

Share

CommentComments

Road & Rail

Apollo Tourism & Leisure’s Aussie RV rentals burnt by bushfires

by Huntley Mitchell

On a more positive note, the ASX-listed company posted record revenue for the first half of FY20.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

ACCC green lights Qantas-BP partnership, but raises concerns over consumer data

by Ali Coulton

The companies’ new loyalty program entanglement has been given the final tick of approval after the petrol giant jilted Qantas’ main competitor last year.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Japan might cancel Olympic Games over coronavirus fears

Olympic authorities have indicated that the Summer Games in Japan could be cancelled if the spread of coronavirus becomes too dangerous.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Former Wendy Wu Tours boss returns to lead Aussie operation

A familiar face is rejoining the Wendy Wu Tours fold. Do you recognise him?

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

More Tigerair planes removed from fleet, as Virgin posts first-half loss

by Huntley Mitchell

The half-yearly results continue apace, with Virgin’s record revenue and loyalty growth the only bright spots in an otherwise dour performance.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Airbnb recommends noise-monitoring devices to hosts

Remember when we were all horrified about Airbnb hosts spying on guests? Now the platform is encouraging spying. Well, sort of.

Share

CommentComments