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2017 JetStar Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

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

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JetStar Baggage Allowance

send your luggage

Instead of paying to check your bags with JetStar you could use that money to send your luggage to your destination with Send My Bag and thereby give yourself the luxury of a luggage-free journey. You can send much more luggage than you can check into the hold, too. Find out here how cost effective it is to send your luggage, especially if you are moving abroad or going on a long trip.

jetstar Carry on 

The JetStar carry-on allowance for Economy Starter, Starter Plus and Starter Max passengers is one larger carry-on item, 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 Flexibiz passengers.

Business Class passengers are allowed to bring two larger items of carry-on luggage, as long as each item does not exceed 7 kg individually, plus a small item. The combined weight of all carry-on items should not exceed 14 kg.

Carry-on items must fall within the following dimensions:

Height: 56 cm

Width: 36 cm

Depth: 23 cm

The smaller item of hand luggage might be a handbag, umbrella or coat.

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 bag 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 $50 AUD (or $70 NZD) for up to 15 kg.

On international flights to and from Australia the charge is $160 AUD for up to 15 kg.

jetstar checked baggage

It is possible for Economy Starter passengers to purchase a checked baggage allowance if they want to check any items into the hold. Prices are as follows on domestic flights, when purchased with the initial online booking:

15 kg $16 AUD

20 kg $19

25 kg $29

30 kg $33

35 kg $38

40 kg $42

Fees are higher on international flights. On a flight from Adelaide to Singapore, for example, the fees are as follows:

15 kg $59 AUD

20 kg $62

25 kg $80

30 kg $96

35 kg $108

40 kg $118

Economy Starter passengers can purchase a checked baggage allowance, from 15 kg to 40 kg. Economy Starter Plus and Starter Max passengers may check in 20 kg free of charge and pay for an additional 20 kg allowance. Business passengers have a 30 kg checked baggage allowance and may purchase an extra baggage allowance of up to 10 kg.

You may check as many bags as you like, as long as you do not exceed your weight allowance. Note that 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 $50 AUD on domestic flights and $160 on international flights to/from Australia.

The cost per additional kilo is $15 AUD 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 $25 AUD per item, one way, will apply.

jetstar 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 $25 AUD 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 30/03/2017:


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