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Jetstar Airways, also known as Jetstar, is an Australian low-cost airline, based in Melbourne, Australia. The airline is an owned subsidiary of Qantas and is part of Qantas's two brand strategy of having Qantas Airways for the premium full-service market and Jetstar for the low-cost market. Qantas, through the Jetstar Group, also has stakes in sister airlines Jetstar Asia Airways, Jetstar Pacific Airlines and Jetstar Japan.

Looking to book Jetstar flights? Alternative Airlines is a flight search and booking website. You can use the search bar at the top of the page to start searching for Jetstar flights today including Jetstar last minute flights. Book any Jetstar flight and book now, pay later using one of our payment plan options. We have 40+ different payment methods that can be used with ANY Jetstar flight.

Baggage Policy

Jetstar has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage and the fare which you purchased will also determine what you're entitled to.

Carry-on Baggage

The carry-on baggage allowance for Jetstar flights is two items with a maximum weight of 7kg. For additional carry-on weight, customers can purchase a Flexibiz bundle, Business Class Fare or a +3kg top-up for an additional fee. 

Checked Baggage

Checked JetStar baggage can be purchased for an additional fee. Passengers can purchase bags from 15kg to 40kg weight. In general, it is cheaper to purchase baggage online than at the airport.

Cabin Classes

Jetstar officially has 3 cabin classes — Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class.

Economy Class

Enjoy a warm menu on all routes, an entertainment system (international routes) and 7kg carry-on baggage.

Premium Economy

Jetstar Premium Economy Class Facilities

Jetstar Premium Economy offers extra baggage allowance, lounge access, increased rewards points for frequent flyer program members, and even greater flexibility around changes to your booking.

What are Jetstar Premium Economy Class seats like?

Jetstar offers extra legroom and upfront seat selection.

Business Class

Jetstar offers a Business Class service on its B787 aircraft.

Jetstar Business Class Facilities

Jetstar's Business Class service includes two carry-on bags, in-flight meals and refreshments. Your amenity pack including socks, eye masks, toothbrushes and pens will also help to make your flight as stress-free as possible. Not forgetting the access to up to 64 hours of world-class entertainment. This service is currently inclusive of all meals and beverages, in-flight entertainment and includes an increased baggage allowance of 30kg.

What are Jetstar Business Class seats like?

Your Jetstar Business Class seats offers in-seat power and USB sockets so you never lose power during your flight. Business Class passengers are also provided with wider seats that recline for your comfort.


Jetstar has different check-in opening and closing times depending on whether your flight is domestic or international, as well as your method of check-in.

Online Check-in

For domestic Jetstar routes in Australia and New Zealand, JetStar online check-in opens 28 days before your flight and closes one hour before departure. For domestic flights with Jetstar Japan, online check-in opens two days before your flight and closes one hour before. Online check-in is not available for international flights to or from Australia and New Zealand.

Airport Check-in

For JetStar customers flying internationally from or to Australia and New Zealand, check-in takes place at the airport. Please arrive in enough time to allow sufficient time for JetStar check-in.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Jetstar Airways offer their passengers a variety of Frequent Flyer programs. Being a subsidiary of Qantas, the airline uses the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program to allow passengers to collect points. They do however also allow programs with the following airlines; Emirates, JAL and Vietnam Airlines, to be used to collect points.

Airline Alliance

Jetstar Airways has teamed up with a number of airlines and offers many benefits under codeshare agreements. These airlines include: American Airlines, Emirates, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Jin Air, LATAM Chile, LOT Polish Airlines, and Qantas.

In-Flight Entertainment

Help pass the time with JetStar's excellent in-flight entertainment service. Find movies, TV shows, games and an eclectic music library on international routes on board the airline's 787 Dreamliners. For Economy Class passengers, inflight entertainment can be pre-purchased by clicking on the "Manage Booking" tab on the JetStar website. Business Class passengers are given complimentary inflight entertainment as well as noise cancelling headphones.


JetStar provides passengers with class sitcoms like Modern Family, as well a range of animated shows to keep the kids entertained during the flight.


JetStar offers more than 40 movies on board its 787 Dreamliners. Choose from new releases as well as kids classics. JetStar offers a range of comedies, family movies and action movies so that everyone can find something they enjoy on board their JetStar flight.

Food & Drink

Jetstar offers food and drink that is available to purchase once you board your flight. Special dietary meals are also available to pre-purchase before your flight.

Jetstar Meal Options

Depending on the fare purchased, some passengers may have an in-flight meal deal, or voucher to exchange for a meal on board included. In addition, passengers can choose to pre-purchase meals, or simply purchase on board. The variety of food will depend on the route travelling and size of the aircraft, however they types of food available are often snacks such as crisps, confectionery or nuts, meals such as pasta or rice dishes, light meals such as sandwiches, soup, pizza or croissants.

Business Class fares include a three-course meal, alongside snacks and continental breakfasts. There will be a selection of meals to choose from, including western, asian and vegetarian dishes. The menus for your selected flights can be viewed on the JetStar website.

Special Dietary Requirements

Passenger’s are advised to pre-purchase their meals before travelling to avoid disappointment of items running out. This allows passengers to carefully select food items that suit their dietary needs. For passengers where a meal is included, they are advised to contact the airline to see how they can accommodate any specific dietary requirements. Passengers travelling with infants should bring their own food on board, as Jetstar do not carry any baby meals on board.

Drinks & Alcohol

Drinks are available from the in-flight menu, and include hot and cold drinks available for purchase and also alcoholic drinks such as wine or beer on some routes. Business class meals include complimentary drinks, including hot and cold soft drinks as well as alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine.

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Destinations that Jetstar flies to

Jetstar Airways currently operates an extensive domestic network as well as regional and international services from its main base at Melbourne Airport. These destinations include; Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle (New South Wales), Perth, Sunshine Coast and Sydney. JetStar's International destinations include; Auckland, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Honolulu, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Nadi, Phuket, Singapore and Tokyo. If you're also looking for Pacific flights, Jetstar is the airline to fly with.

Domestic Destinations

Why not book a Jetstar multi-city flight and travel to multiple destinations across Australia? Simply use our multi-search tool in the search form at the top of the page, add your destinations and hit the 'Search Flights' button!

Alternatives to Jetstar

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Melbourne Airport

JetStar is based at Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, which is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne. It was built to replace the nearby Essendon Airport. Airlines that fly from and to Melbourne Airport include Garuda Indonesia, Qantas, Air Asia and Vietnam Airlines.


Jetstar Airways fleet currently consists of 70 aircraft including Airbus A320's/ A321's and Boeing 787-800 series. The airline previously operated using Airbus A330's and Boeing 717's however they modernised their fleet and changed. Jetstar Airways use their Airbus aircraft only on their domestic routes offering one class, buy on board service. Their Boeing 787's are used for their international sectors offering a two-class service. Business class is fitted with 21 leather premium class seats in a 2-3-2 configuration.

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Use PayPal when booking your JetStar flights with Alternative Airlines. Use an available flight promo code to get a discounted Jetstar booking too! You can also pay with Poli when searching in AUD or NZD.

Flights in English

At Alternative Airlines we hope you have the best booking experience possible. That's why we offer you Jetstar flights in English. Avoid confusing translations and book your Jetstar flights with Alternative Airlines today. Our excellent customer service team is also here to help you with your booking from 8am to 8pm UK time.

Book Jetstar Flights Now and Pay Later

Did you know you can book your Jetstar flights now and pay later at Alternative Airlines? We have over 40 different ways for you to pay for your Jetstar flights including flexible Buy Now Pay Later plans such as Afterpay and Zip. These plans can help you spread the cost of your tickets over time so you won't have to worry about paying the full cost upfront.

Take a look at our guide on buying Jetstar flights and paying later for more information.

Book Last-Minute Jetstar Flights

How to Book Last-Minute Flights with Jetstar

Search for flights

Using the search form at the top of the page, select if your wish to fly out a return, one-way, or multi-city. Then, fill in the departure and arrival destinations and the dates that you wish to travel along with the number of passengers and cabin class. Once you have filled everything in, hit 'Search Flights' to find flights.

Select your preferred airline

You'll then be displayed with all the available last-minute flights for the dates and destinations you filled in. If you wish to fly with a specific airline, use the airline filter and select the airline you wish to travel with e.g. JetStar.

Pay your way

When you have chosen the last-minute flight you wish to take, proceed to book and pay using one of the 40+ payment methods we offer on-site. Once your booking has been confirmed your e-ticket will be sent via email. Please note that some e-tickets take up to 24 hours to be sent to you.

Popular Last-Minute Flight Routes with Jetstar

Jetstar flies to over 20 domestic destinations across Australia and over 15 international destinations in over 10 countries in Asia, North America and Oceania. Listed below are some of the most popular destinations that passengers travel last minute with Jetstar.

Can I finance last-minute Jetstar flights?

Of course! When you book through Alternative Airlines you can purchase ANY Jetstar flight and spread the cost over time. We have partnered up with many buy now, pay later payment plan providers to offer you greater flexibility when buying last-minute flights such as ZipKlarnaAfterpayTabbyTendoPay and many more!