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2019 Jetstar Baggage Allowance & Excess Baggage Fees

What are Jetstar's baggage size restrictions? What fees do Jetstar charge? Read on to find out.

Jetstar Baggage Allowance
JetStar Baggage Allowance

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Jetstar Carry-On Baggage Allowance:

Economy Starter, Starter Plus and Starter Max: one larger carry-on item, 56 x 36 x 23 cm, plus one smaller item. The total weight of these two items must not be greater than 7 kg. This weight allowance increases to 10 kg for passengers with a Flex bundle or a +3 kg carry-on top up.

Business Class passengers are allowed to bring two larger items of carry-on luggage, plus a small item. The combined weight of all carry-on items should not exceed 14 kg.

On regional New Zealand flights operated by the smaller Q300 aircraft, the dimensions of your carry-on bag must not be larger than 48 cm x 34 cm x 23 cm. If travelling on a Q300 flight and your item is larger than these dimensions but still within the standard dimensions permitted by Jetstar’s baggage allowance, your item will be checked free of charge.

What If My Jetstar Carry On is Overweight/Oversized?

If, however, an item exceeds Jetstar’s cabin baggage allowance, your item must be checked, and you will have to pay a fee.

On domestic Australia and New Zealand flights, the fee is AUD 60  (or NZD 60 ) for up to 15 kg.

On international flights to and from Australia the charge is AUD 100  for up to 15 kg.

Jetstar Carry On and Musical Instruments

Small instruments under 7 kg and measuring no more than 85 x 36 x 23 cm may be brought on board as carry-on luggage. A larger instrument weighing no more than 15 kg can be brought on board if an extra seat is purchased for it. It must have a handle so that it can be strapped securely into the seat.

Jetstar Carry On and Prohibited Items

The following items are among those that cannot be carried within your Jetstar carry on:

Tools, such as axes or box cutters,

Kitchen utensils, such as meat cleavers or metal cutlery,


Ski poles,

Golf clubs,

Baseball bats.

Jetstar Checked Baggage Allowance:

Economy Starter: no free baggage allowance. Economy Starter Plus: 20 kg. Economy Starter Max and Business: 30 kg. Passengers may check as many bags as they like, as long as they don't exceed the weight allowance. No single checked bag may weigh over 32 kg.

Adults travelling with young children may also bring a stroller, cot, car seat or portable high chair at no extra cost.

If you bring luggage to the airport without pre-purchasing a baggage allowance for it, you will be charged for the first 15 kg per passenger and then for every additional kilo after that.

The fee for the first 15 kg is AUD 60 on domestic flights and $100 on international flights to/from Australia.

The cost per additional kilo is AUD 15  for domestic flights and $25 for international flights. Connecting flights with a domestic and international leg will be charged at the international rate.

If you purchase a checked baggage allowance before you come to the airport but arrive with more than you paid for, you will be charged per extra kilo, as above.

Note that items with one side longer than 1 m will be considered an oversized item and an oversized handling fee of AUD 25  per item, one way, will apply.

Jetstar Baggage Allowance for Infants

Infants not occupying a seat are not entitled to a checked baggage allowance, but you can check a pram/stroller, a portable cot, a highchair and a car seat/ booster seat/ baby capsule, free of charge.

Jetstar Checked Baggage and Exceptional Items

According to Jetstar’s baggage allowance rules, any sporting equipment that has a side over 1 m in length will incur an oversized handling fee of AUD 25  per item, one way.

Smaller musical instruments can be brought into the cabin with you. An extra seat must be purchased for instruments weighing between 7 kg and 15 kg. Instruments over 15 kg must be checked. Note that there are restrictions on the number of larger instruments that can be carried on one flight.

More Airline Baggage Allowances:

Cathay Pacific Baggage Allowance

Japan Airlines Baggage Allowance

British Airways Baggage Allowance

Air New Zealand Baggage Allowance

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 29/04/2019:

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