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|
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