Save time by comparing extra airline fees on domestic flights in Australia all in the one place.
While everyone loves bagging a bargain when it comes to plane tickets, extras like checked baggage, preferred seat selection and that wine you’ll drink just after take off can quickly make the cheap ticket double – or even triple – in price. To help save you some time and cash, we’ve come up with a handy guide that will show you what you can expect to pay for extra luxuries aboard domestic flights with the five main Australian carriers: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tigerair and Rex.
Baggage fees and weight restrictions for Australian airlines
|Airline||Carry-on||1st checked bag||2nd checked bag|
|Qantas||Free (up to 7kg)||Free (up to 23kg)||$35 in advance, $70 at airport (up to 23kg)|
|Virgin Australia||Free (up to 7kg)||Free (up to 23kg)||$35 in advance, $70 at airport (up to 23kg)|
|Jetstar||Free (up to 7kg)||$27.50-$45 (varies from 15kg-40kg and by length of flight)||N/A|
|Tigerair||Free (up to 7kg)||$13-$44 (varies from 15kg-40kg and by length of flight)||N/A|
|Rex||Free (up to 7kg)||Free (up to 15kg)||N/A|
Seat-selection fees for Australian airlines
|Airline||Economy seat||Emergency exit or extra leg room|
In-flight meal and drink prices for Australian airlines
|Airline||Meals and snacks||Drinks|
|Qantas||Free||Free coffee, tea, water and soft drinks at all times; free wine and beer on weekday evening CityFlyer flights; beer and wine $6 on other flights|
|Virgin Australia||Free||Free coffee, tea and water at all times. Free beer, wine, cider and soft drinks 5pm-7pm (Monday to Friday)|
|Jetstar||$4 and up (snacks and meals)||$4 and up (hot, cold and alcoholic available)|
|Tigerair||$3.50 and up (snacks and meals)||$3 & up (hot, cold and alcoholic)|
In-flight entertainment prices for Australian airlines
|Airline||Cost||In-seat or on a device?|
|Virgin Australia||Free||On a device with an app|
|Jetstar||$10||On a Jetstar device|
Looking for a cheap domestic flight in Australia? Check out the latest flight deals and coupons:
$75 flights within Australia with #MatesRates sale
Valid on select routes and dates from 7 February until 22 June. Sample fares include Launceston-Melbourne for $75, Sydney-Ballina for $79, Sydney-Gold Coast for $79. Other destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairsn, Hamilton Island, Perth and Darwin.
$49 & up: Jetstar flights within Australia
Valid on flights departing in February. Sample fares include Melbourne (Avalon)-Adelaide for $49 each way ($99 return), Sydney-Melbourne (Avalon) for $49 ($99 return) and Brisbane-Newcastle/Port Stephens for $59 each way. Other destinations include Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Hobart, Mackay, Gold Coast.
10% off freedom and business class fares
Valid on flights departing before August 2017. Valid on freedom or business class flights within Australia and to the South Pacific, Asia and Middle East.
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