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About Jetstar

Jetstar Airways is a low-cost airline from Australia and is a subsidiary of Qantas Airways. It was founded in 2003 to compete with Virgin Blue in the budget flyer category and has its headquarters located in Melbourne, Australia. Its main hub is at Melbourne Airport, however it does have several smaller hubs at Auckland Airport, Sydney Airport, Gold Coast Airport, Brisbane Airport and Cairns Airport. Denpasar, Adelaide and Perth are its primary focus cities.

Jetstar Airways' fleet of 70 Boeing and Airbus planes are used to service nearly 40 destinations across Asia and the Oceania. Some of the most popular routes include Jetstar's New Zealand flights to Auckland and Wellington and Asian flights to Tokyo and Bangkok. The airline has been a part of the oneworld alliance since 2011 and has codeshares with American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Qantas and Emirates. It is part of the Jetstar Group, which also includes Jetstar Japan, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Jetstar Asia.

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The company's fleet of 70 Boeing and Airbus planes are used to service nearly 40 destinations across Asia and the Oceania. Some of the most popular routes include flights to Auckland and Wellington and Asian flights to Tokyo and Bangkok. The airline has been a part of the oneworld alliance since 2011 and has codeshares with American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Qantas and Emirates. It is part of the Jetstar Group, which also includes Jetstar Japan, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Jetstar Asia Airways.

Hand luggage allowance

Economy class passengers can bring up to 7 kg of hand luggage onto their Jetstar flight, while Business class passengers are permitted to carry up to 14 kg. This weight allowance also allows Economy passengers to bring 1 bag plus a personal item and Business passengers 2 bags plus a personal item. The maximum size for hand luggage is 56 x 36 x 23 cm, or 48 x 34 x 23 cm on New Zealand regional flights. Passengers will be charged a fee if their hand luggage weighs more than these limits when they arrive at the airport and be asked to check in their bag.

Checked baggage allowance

The airline offers a variety of different fares, all of which have different weight stipulations for what luggage they can bring on their Jetstar flight. There is no checked baggage included with Economy Starter fares but passengers can buy an additional allowance of between 15 kg and 40 kg. There is also a 20 kg allowance included with Starter fares that have the Plus bundle, a 30 kg allowance included with Starter fares that have the Max bundle, and Business fares. Any passengers travelling with small children can also take a stroller or car seat as part of their baggage. Passengers will have to pay a fee if they exceed their luggage allowance.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: Jetstar Airways
  • IATA code: JQ
  • Year Founded: 2003
  • Headquarters: Melbourne, Australia
  • Website: jetstar.com

Latest customer reviews on Jetstar flights

3.3 /5
total reviews based on: 29
Christchurch
Auckland
Christchurch International Airport - Auckland Airport ( CHC - AKL )
4.0 /5
Jude55
Date 2017-02-11 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Thought it was going to shake apart on takeoff!

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Ho Chi Minh City
Da Nang
Tan Son Nhut - Da Nang ( SGN - DAD )
3.0 /5
Na
Date 2016-11-04 Age Under 30 Class Economy

Plane was tired and in need of renovation. Seats were small in both width and legroom. No online check in and had to pay extra for luggage, which wasn't made clear before flights were selected. Pluses were flight departed and arrived on time and small airport at Da Nang meant we collected bags within 5 mins of landing.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Wellington
Christchurch
Wellington International Airport - Christchurch International Airport ( WLG - CHC )
5.0 /5
Arty
Date 2016-10-25 City Scotland Age 51-70 Class Economy

Great flight, no complaints at all

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Tokyo
Melbourne
Narita - Melbourne Airport ( NRT - MEL )
2.0 /5
Nah
Date 2016-10-20 Class Economy

No option to upgrade (paid for) even though there were seats available. Selected meal on Jet Star but not given on flight. Flight attendants dismissive and unhelpful

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Siem Reap
Singapore
SIEM REAP - Singapore Changi Airport ( REP - SIN )
1.0 /5
Farhana
Date 2016-07-23 City Singapore Age 51-70 Class Economy

I am disappointed. I tried online to pay for my extra baggage. I made few attempts without success. The website was bad and slow.. On arrival at the airport I've to pay $40(Americans) for extra baggage. I'm not keen to travel with jetstar again.. I paid £95 one way bkk-Siem Riep. Others are cheaper with facility of extra baggage. So gutted!

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Melbourne
Hobart
Melbourne Airport - Hobart International Airport ( MEL - HBA )
4.0 /5
Sash
Date 2016-06-25 City Tasmania Age 31-50 Class Economy

Would suggest that you rename your service desk because service was the last thing I experienced at Jetstar's service desk, a no can do, put out attitude is what I received Wednesday morning after a long trip from the UK, thanks so much for stressing me out even more!!!!

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Singapore
Bali
Singapore Changi Airport - Ngurah Rai Airport (Bali International Airport) ( SIN - DPS )
4.0 /5
Funky Phil
Date 2016-06-08 City London Age 51-70 Class Economy

All very good thank you.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Melbourne
Bali
Melbourne Airport - Ngurah Rai Airport (Bali International Airport) ( MEL - DPS )
1.0 /5
Jamie
Date 2016-05-04 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Cancelled flight and had to stay an extra night. Was put up in hotel but was only in hotel for 4 hours before leaving to airport again for arranged flight. Poor compensation offer also

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Melbourne
Launceston
Melbourne Airport - Launceston Airport ( MEL - LST )
3.0 /5
Cazza
Date 2016-03-26 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Being an international visitor who (like all, though some airlines more) had a luggage allowance of 20Kgs I was horrified and appalled to be told to pay a $15 surcharge for every kg over the 15kg allowance when travelling to Tasmania (it may well be the same for all inter-state flights). This is day-light robbery - having already paid a lot of airport taxes within the cost of the flight - and is holding the international visitor to ransom. If it is to do with weight on the aircraft then set a maximum kgs per person plus all their luggage - put them all on the scales and set a maximum of 120 kgs per person incl. My total would have been less than 90kgs whilst the obese family behind me in Melbourne airport would have averaged at least 130kgs each ..... but they did not get financially penalised because their luggage was only 15kgs. Its a joke, and has deterred me from flying again within Australia.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Phnom Penh
Singapore
Pochentong - Singapore Changi Airport ( PNH - SIN )
4.0 /5
Nik
Date 2016-01-15 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Seats close together

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Perth
Melbourne
Perth Airport - Melbourne Airport ( PER - MEL )
5.0 /5
Pammy
Date 2016-01-10 City Uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

Great low cost airline

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Da Nang
Ho Chi Minh City
Da Nang - Tan Son Nhut ( DAD - SGN )
1.0 /5
kevnik2015
Date 2016-01-04 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

The flight was reschedule from 12:10 to 16:30 the day before the flying. However when we turned up at the airport they told us it was rescheduled again to 14:40, at which point we had missed our flight. We ended up taking to flights and arriving in Da Nang at 1am. Over 11 hours after we had expected to in the original flights

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Ho Chi Minh City
Haiphong
Tan Son Nhut - Catbi ( SGN - HPH )
1.0 /5
wood
Date 2015-12-25 Class Economy

Flight brought forward. Then delayed apparently due to bad weather. Boarding staff unhelpful. Had paid for an 8.50am flight that didnt exist. No refund

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Hong Kong
Melbourne
Hong Kong International Airport - Melbourne Airport ( HKG - MEL )
2.0 /5
Tess
Date 2015-12-22 City England Age Under 30 Class Economy

if you insist on charging for the entertainment (which was awful anyway) ensure that you actually have the capacity to accept payments from my multiple payment methods which all failed. The guy next to me had the inflight meal which I am glad I avoided as it also looked and smelt awful. My boyfriend even reached to get his sick bag out of the seat infront and there wasn't one. I then tried to get mine and was met with a smell of stale sick and once again, no bag.

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Kuala Lumpur
Singapore
Kuala Lumpur INTL - Singapore Changi Airport ( KUL - SIN )
5.0 /5
G
Date 2015-11-15 Age 31-50 Class Economy

Very well organised and efficient airline

5.0 /5
1 reviews
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