What Is Jetstar Baggage Allowance?

If you are planning to book your flight with the Australian low-cost airline.

It is a good idea to know their luggage allowance and what you are allowed to take on a Jetstar flight.

In this post we will provide everything you need about the airline luggage policies, we are also going to answer all your questions about how strict is Jetstar with carry-on baggage, checked baggage and remove any misconception about the airline luggage rules.

Let’s find out more.

Post content:

  1. What is allowed in hand luggage Jetstar?
  2. What is Jetstar checked baggage policy?
  3. Jetstar Excess Baggage
  4. Jetstar sport equipment
  5. Jetstar Musical instruments
  6. Jetstar restricted baggage and dangerous items
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What Is Allowed In Hand Luggage Jetstar?

Carry on baggage for jetstar is as follows:

  • Economy Starter, Starter Plus and Starter Max guests: are allowed to carry a main item and a small item, with a combined weight of no more than 7kg.
  • Passengers with a Flex bundle, +7kg Extra Carry-On Baggage or Business Class fare: are allowed also to carry a main item and a small item with a combined weight of no more than 14kg.
    • No single item can weigh more than 10kg. Limited availability per flight. +7kg Extra Carry-On Baggage is not available for flights to, from or within Vietnam.
Starter,
Starter Plus
 and
Starter Max
1 main item (to fit in overhead locker) per person, plus1 small item (to fit under seat in front)Combined weight of 7kg (or 14kg with purchase of +7kg Extra Carry-On Baggage, no single item can weigh more than 10kg)
Flex bundle and Business Class1 main item (to fit in overhead locker) per person, plus1 small item (to fit under seat in front)Combined weight of 14kg (no single item can weigh more than 10kg)

In addition of your carry on baggage you are also allowed to carry the following items free of charge

  • A handbag, a pocketbook or purse
  • A small camera
  • A laptop computer in thin case
  • Approved duty free goods
  • An umbrella or walking stick
  • Infant food for consumption in flight

carry on baggage size and weight

Jetstar has a strict policy regarding carry on baggage / hand luggage policy size and weight, at the gate the airline will check your baggage weight and size.

which includes one main item per person and one small personal item, and the combined weight must be 7kg or under.

Your main item must fit in the overhead lockers and be no larger than 56cm (height) x 36cm (width) x 23cm (depth). Your small item must fit under the seat in front of you. If you exceed either size or weight limits, charges will apply at the airport.

What Is Jetstar Checked Baggage Policy?

Jetstar checked baggage policy is as follows:

Economy Starter fares:

No checked baggage allowance included.
You can purchase a 15kg, 20kg, 25kg, 30kg, 35kg or 40kg baggage allowance
Economy Starter fare with Plus bundle:

20kg checked baggage allowance (up to 10kg for Jetstar Japan (GK) domestic flights).
You can purchase up to an additional 20kg if you need it (up to 30kg for Jetstar Japan (GK) domestic flights).
Economy Starter fare with Max bundle:

30kg checked baggage allowance.
You can purchase up to an additional 10kg if you need it.
Economy Starter fare with Flex bundle

No checked baggage allowance included.
You can purchase a 15kg, 20kg, 25kg, 30kg, 35kg or 40kg baggage allowance.
Business fare and Business fare with Max bundle:

30 kg of checked baggage allowance.
You can buy up to an additional 10kg of checked baggage allowance.

Do infants get baggage allowance?

If you are traveling with more than one infant, or if you would like to book a seat for your infant you will need the airline help to make your booking please contact the airline. 

Jetstar infants fees

Domestic flights in Australia AUD $30
Domestic flights/regional flights in New Zealand* NZD $15
Domestic flights in Vietnam VND 110,000₫ – 150,000₫ / USD $5 – $8
Domestic flights in Japan JPY ¥1,530
Short haul international flights/flights between Australia and New Zealand and Cook Islands  AUD/NZD $50
Long haul international flights with Jetstar Airways AUD/NZD $50
International flights with Jetstar AsiaSGD $50 / IDR  IDR 470,000
International flights with Jetstar Japan JPY¥3,500
International flights with Jetstar PacificVND 300,000₫ – 700,000₫ / USD $15 – $35
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Jetstar Excess Baggage

It is always cheaper if you add your luggage when you book online; because if you don’t have a pre booked baggage allowance you may need to add some extra fees (as displayed in the table) in the airport check in desk, and the fee for the first 15 kg of baggage per passenger, then a fee for each additional kilo.

If you have added checked baggage to your booking but arrive with more than your allowance, you’ll also be charged for excess baggage at the per-kilo rate, see below.

If you have connecting flights with a domestic and international leg, you’ll be charged at the international per-kilo rate noted below for the whole journey.

Fees for up to 15kg of luggage checked in at airport check-in:

Domestic Australia and New ZealandAUD $45 / NZD $45
Domestic VietnamUSD $18/ VND 360,000₫
Domestic JapanJPY¥3,600
International flights with Jetstar Asia (Excluding flights to Australia)USD $40 / SGD$60 / VND 725,000₫ / THB ฿1,400 / TWD $1,400 / HKD $290 / JPY¥5,000 / IDR 610,000 Rp / PHP ₱2,200 / CNY¥280
International flights with Jetstar JapanHKD $290 / JPY¥5,000 / TWD $1,400 / PHP ₱2,200 / CNY¥280 / USD $40
International flights with Jetstar PacificUSD $40 / VND 750,000₫ / JPY¥5,000
Flights between Australia and New ZealandAUD $70 / NZD $70 / USD $50 / SGD $70 / THB ฿1,800 / IDR 720,000 Rp / JPY¥6,000 / VND 1,750,000₫/ KRW₩55,000
International flights with Jetstar Airways (excluding flights between Australia and New Zealand) and Jetstar Asia Flights to/from AustraliaAUD $70 / NZD $70 / USD $50 / SGD $70 / THB ฿1,800 / IDR 720,000 Rp / JPY¥6,000 / VND 1,750,000₫/ KRW₩55,000

Your carry-on baggage may be subject to checked baggage at the boarding gate if you bring too many items, or they exceed the Jetstar hand luggage allowance weight limits or size.

You can avoid extra baggage charges by purchasing your checked baggage when you book or before you fly from Jetstar Manage booking. 

Jetstar Sport Equipment

Can I bring my bicycle?

Yes, you can bring your bicycle with Jetstar, but remember that an oversized item fee will apply to any item with a single side longer than one meter including wheels handles and packaging.

The weight of your bike will count towards your total checked baggage weight, so make sure you purchase enough checked baggage.

The oversized item fee is a separate handling fee, paid per item and does not add any extra weight to your checked baggage allowance.

Please note that it is always cheaper to purchase your luggage in manage booking, than the airport.

Can I bring my surfboard, skis or snowboard?

You can bring your surfboard,skis or snowboard on Jetstar Aircrafts,but remember an oversized handling fee will apply to any item with a single side longer than one meter including wheels handles and packaging.

The weight of your bike will count towards your total checked baggage weight, so make sure you purchase enough checked baggage. 

The oversized item fee is a separate handling fee, paid per item and does not add any extra weight to your checked baggage allowance.

please note that it is always cheaper to purchase your luggage in manage booking, than the airport.

Can I bring my scuba diving equipment?

your scuba diving equipment can be included as part of your checked baggage as long as it is packed properly.

an oversized item handling fee will apply to any piece of equipment longer than one meter.

Jetstar Musical Instruments

Jetstar allowed its passengers to bring of musical instruments, but the weight and size of your instruments will decide whether you will carry it on board the aircraft or you will check in it

Please note that if you bring a musical instrument longer than one miter an oversized handling item charge will apply.

Jetstar Restricted Baggage And Dangerous Items

Jetstar cares most about your safety and safety of all its passengers therefore it makes limits to what you can carry during your flights as checked or carry-on baggage. please make sure to first find out (below) all what you are allowed and what not to carry as checked or carry on baggage with Jetstar.

forbidden dangerous items:

  • Security-type attaché cases incorporating dangerous goods (eg lithium batteries or pyrotechnic material)
  • Disabling devices containing an irritant or incapacitating substance (eg mace or pepper spray)
  • Electroshock weapons (eg Tasers)
  • Self-balancing boards (hoverboards)
  • Laser plasma lighters
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices
  • Smart bags with non-removable batteries are not permitted to travel.
Bleach
Oven cleaner
Butane cartridges
Butane refills
Gas bottles
Car/motorbike
batteries
Fireworks
Party
poppers
Fuel/Petrol
Oil based paint
Gas canister
exceeding
28g/50ml
Paint Stripper
Hydrogen
peroxide
Pepper spray
Mace
Self-balancing
boards
Flares
Gun/black
powder
Insect sprays Sparklers
Firelighters

items need approval guidelines and packing details.

  • Ammunition
  • Avalanche rescue backpack
  • Batteries (spare) Powerbanks
  • CO2 gas cartridges
  • Dry ice
  • Engines (internal combustion)
  • Lifejackets (self inflating)
  • Mobility aids
  • Camping stoves
  • Oxygen (for medical use)
  • Heat producing devices
  • Powertools

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