Jetstar Airways Hand Baggage Allowance
When flying, Jetstar Airways often has restrictions on how many pieces of hand baggage travellers can bring onboard with, how big, how heavy and what it can or cannot contain. As a treat, we have provided you with a guide on Frequently Asked Questions regarding hand baggage allowance - now, all you have to do is read on and we guarantee a smooth check-in for you!
Hand Baggage VS Check-In Baggage - aren't they both the same?
Also known as Cabin Baggage, Hand Baggage are typically your smaller bags filled with your more personal items (camera, laptop) that you are allowed to carry onboard the plane with you. You will then stow these hand baggage in either the storage compartment above your seat or place it under the seat in front of you.
On the other hand, Check-In Baggage would be your bulkier and bigger suitcases that you will check-in with the check-in counter before your flight. You will then collect these luggage at the baggage belt at the airport upon your arrival.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many bags can I carry as hand baggage with Jetstar Airways?
Examples of ‘small item’ include: a handbag, camera or laptop bag.
What is the maximum combined weight of my hand baggage?
How big can my hand luggage be?
Dimensions are measured as the sum of length, width and height of the hand baggage.
What happens if my hand luggage exceeds the weight/ size limit?
Jetstar Airways will conduct cabin baggage checks prior to boarding the plane. If your hand baggage exceeds the stated limits, you have the option of purchasing an additional 3 kg allowance for your cabin baggage. Prices for this allowance differs according to your flight destination. If this allowance is sold out, an excess carry-on baggage charge will be levied and your excess hand baggage will be carried as checked baggage instead.
Tip: If you are concerned about exceeding the weight/ size limit, you can ease your mind by pre-purchasing additional baggage allowance online when you are booking your flight - guaranteed by Jetstar Airways that it is cheapest to purchase your top-up at this stage!
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What can I not bring along with me in my hand baggage onboard Jetstar Airways?
Dangerous goods are not allowed to be carried in both checked and hand baggage. Some examples include: explosives, flammable liquids, magnetised materials and organic peroxides (bleach).
Note: Please visit the Jetstar Airways website for a full list of dangerous goods that put the safety of the aircraft and passengers at risk.
Dangerous goods are not allowed to be carried in both checked and hand baggage onboard Jetstar Airways flights. The items are:
- Security-type attache cases incorporating dangerous goods (lithium batteries, pyrotechnic material)
- Disabling devices containing irritants or incapacitating substances (pepper spray, mace)
- Electroshock weapons (tasers)
- Self balancing boards (hoverboards)
- Laser plasma lighters
- Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices
- Smart bags with non-removable batteries
Please visit the Jetstar Airways website for additional information regarding the carrying and possession of items like lithium batteries, motorised mobility aids and limits for liquids, aerosols, gels and powder.
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When travelling with infants (under 2 years old) onboard Jetstar Airways, it is not mandatory to purchase a separate seat for the infant as they are able to travel on your lap. Do note that only one baby per passenger is allowed to travel on lap. Babies with a separate purchased seat must be able to sit upright without unaided or you will be required to bring along an approved child restraint device (car-type child seat/ child harness).
Infants without a purchased seat will not have cabin baggage allowance, while babies with a separate purchased seat will enjoy standard cabin baggage allowance, as included in the ticket fare.
If needed, you may also carry onboard infant food and care items which will be counted as inclusive of your own adult hand baggage allowance.
Note: Jetstar aircrafts are not fitted with fridges so do not bring along any perishable foods.
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I am travelling with a child, what can I bring along?
When travelling with children (aged 2-11 years old), do remember to purchase their own tickets. Children with reserved seats will then enjoy standard hand baggage allowance.
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Note: Information provided is correct as of April 2019.
Now, you are ready to beat the crowd this travel season with all these reminders! Do keep in mind that rules concerning baggage are subject to change, so do check out Jetstar Airway's website for the latest guide!