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The complete list of extra airline fees for Australian flights

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While everyone loves bagging a flight bargain, extras like checked baggage and that wine you’ll drink after take off can quickly make that cheap ticket double – or even triple – in price.

To save you time and cash, we’ve come up with a handy guide to show you how much you should expect to pay for extra luxuries aboard domestic flights with the five main Australian carriers: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Rex.

Baggage fees and weight restrictions for Australian airlines

AirlineCarry-onCarry-on luggage upgrade1st checked bag2nd checked bag
QantasFree (up to 7kg)N/AFree (up to 23kg)$35 in advance, $70 at airport (up to 23kg)
Virgin AustraliaFree (up to 7kg)N/AFree (up to 23kg)$35 in advance, $70 at airport (up to 23kg)
JetstarFree (up to 7kg)$14 (up to 14kg)$15-$79 (varies from 15kg-40kg and by length of flight)N/A
RexFree (up to 7kg)N/AFree (up to 15kg)N/A

Seat-selection fees for Australian airlines

AirlineEconomy seatEmergency exit or extra leg room
QantasFree$60
Virgin AustraliaFree$10-$175
Jetstar$5-$15$19-$35
RexFree$4.80

In-flight meal and drink prices for Australian airlines

AirlineMeals and snacksDrinks
QantasFreeFree 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 AustraliaFreeFree 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)
RexN/AN/A

In-flight entertainment prices for Australian airlines

AirlineCostIn-seat or on a device?
QantasFreeIn-seat
Virgin AustraliaFreeOn a device with an app
Jetstar$10On a Jetstar device
RexN/AN/A

Cancellation fees for Australian airlines

AirlineCancellation fee
QantasFares vary depending on the flight
Virgin Australia$80 per person, capped at $320 per booking
Jetstar$50 per person
RexCustomer Contact Centre bookings: $44 per flight sector

Online bookings: $33 per flight sector

Check out the latest domestic flight deals and coupons:

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia
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Up to 30% off: Domestic flights from $59 each way

Available on flights until March 2022 across Australia, including Brisbane, Hamilton Island, Hobart, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Canberra, Darwin and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 50% off: Flights from $55 each way

Available on flights from April - September 2021. Destinations include Hobart, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Jetstar sale: Australia-wide flights from $32 each way

Available on flights from April - September 2021 to Launceston, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Whitsundays, Townsville, Hamilton Island, Darwin, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Up to 50% off Australia flights

Available on Qantas flights from April - September 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Launceston, Hobart, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Australia flights from $28 each way

Available on select flights in 2021 to Sydney, Ballina, Launceston, Gold Coast, Hobart, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar. Other airlines include Rex Airlines from $42, Virgin Australia $68 and more.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Flights to Auckland from $100 each way

Available on select travel dates. Sample fare departs from Brisbane. Other flights depart from Gold Coast, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Domestic flights from $55 each way

Available on Rex Airline flights from April - September 2021 to Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Burnie and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Up to 50% off Australia flights

Available on select travel dates 30 September 2021 with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Rex and Fly Pelican. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Brome, Hamilton Island, Hobart, Launceston, Perth, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Australia flights from $173 return with Qantas

Available on flights from April - July 2021 to Alice Springs, Hobart, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Sunshine Coast.

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Virgin Australia flights from $117 return

Available on flights from May - July 2021 to Ballina, Melbourne, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast.

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I Want That Flight I Want That Flight

Flights within Australia from $32 each way

Available on select flights in 2021. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Ballina, Launceston, Newcastle, Cairns, Townsville and more.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Wellington flights from $630 return

Available on flights from November 2021 - January 2022 departing from Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare departs from Brisbane. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Queenstown flights from $259 each way

Available on flights from September 2021 - January 2022 departing from Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Christchurch flights from $481 return

Available on flights from November - December 2021 departing from Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne.

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SmartFares SmartFares

Up to 15% off flights with code

Available on select travel dates to Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Get EUR€10 off flights with code

Available on select travel dates when you spend a minimum of EUR€100. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand and more.

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Get EUR€20 off flights with code

Available on select travel dates when you spend a minimum of EUR€200. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand and more.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Domestic flights from $46 each way

Available on select flight until 30 September 2021 with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Rex. Destinations include Gold Coast, Sydney, Darwin, Launceston, Broome, Sydney, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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Momondo Momondo

Australia-wide flights from $78 return

Available on flights from April - August 2021 across Australia, including Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney with Rex Airlines. Other airlines include Jetstar from $95 and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Broome flights from $347 return

Available on flights until September 2021 with Virgin Australia. Sample fare departs from Perth. Other flights depart from Darwin, Adelaide, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off worldwide flights

Available on select dates when you book Express Deals. Destination include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and more. T&Cs apply.

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    JohnJuly 17, 2017

    Last year we Flew Tigerair to Cairns we booked online with them, and were charged a booking fee of $17 each and an express fare fee of $28 each, why are these charges not shown in your write up? and are there any other airlines charging these type of fees?

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      JonathanAugust 1, 2017

      Hello John,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Booking and Service fee for credit card or debit card bookings is per person per booking and is non-refundable. The Booking and Service Fee covers a range of costs, activities, fees and charges in relation to the booking, including (among other things) the reasonable costs of accepting card payments. While the Express Fare option packages the ability to choose your seat and priority boarding (which Tigerair calls “queue jump”) in a single bundle. Both fees were detailed at the point of booking transaction.

      Currently, we don’t have a summary of these fees per airline. Therefore, we recommend that you read the fine print on your booking transaction and check airline reviews on how to minimize them.

      Hope this clarifies.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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