The complete list of extra airline fees for Australian flights

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

AirlineCarry-on1st checked bag2nd checked bag
QantasFree (up to 7kg)Free (up to 23kg)$30 in advance, $40 at airport (up to 23kg)
Virgin AustraliaFree (up to 7kg)Free (up to 23kg)$35 in advance, $70 at airport (up to 23kg)
JetstarFree (up to 7kg)$14.50-$45(varies from 15kg-40kg)N/A
TigerairFree (up to 7kg)$13.50-$41(varies from 15kg-40kg)N/A
RexFree (up to 7kg)Free (up to 15kg)N/A

Seat-selection fees for Australian airlines

AirlineEconomy seatEmergency exit or extra leg room
Virgin AustraliaFree$10-$175

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 Australia$3 and up (snacks and meals)Free coffee, tea and water at all times. Free beer, wine, cider and soft drinks 5pm-7pm (Monday to Friday)
Jetstar$3 and up (snacks and meals)$3 and up (hot, cold and alcoholic)
Tigerair$4 and up (snacks and meals$3.50 & up (hot, cold and alcoholic)

In-flight entertainment prices for Australian airlines

AirlineCostIn-seat or on a device?
Virgin AustraliaFreeOn a device with an app
Jetstar$10On a Jetstar device

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