Australia’s JetStar & Domestic Flights

JetStar is one of the most frequent Australian airlines.  The other two being Virgin Australia and Qantas.

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I booked my flight from Melbourne to Sydney and back on JetStar.  The Qantas-owned airline reminds me JetBlue or Southwest.  They are a low-cost airline based out of Melbourne and created to compete with Virgin Blue — Virgin Australia’s low-cost carrier.  They handle Australian flights, New Zealand, Asia and Pacific flights.

They got off to a rocky start with me.  My flight was delayed an hour; but, the service on board was pleasant.  It definitely cancel each other out.  The airplane had decent leg room unlike Europe’s RyanAir.    RyanAir had enough leg-room for a hobbit.  I felt like Gandalf walking into Frodo’s home.

JetStar
JetStar

The carry-on limits are pretty standard.  They allowed 56cm (height) x 36cm (width) x 23cm (depth) carry-on for the overhead bin plus another small carry-on for under the seat.   The overhead bin item can’t weight more than 7 kg (i.e., 15.5 lbs).   In addition, Economy gets complementary non-alcoholic beverages when I flew with them.  I know.  I can’t believe they make you pay for alcohol.  Bastards.

Lastly, I would definitely recommend JetStar if you’re flying domestic within Australia.   They provide good service and the leg-room is sufficient.   The seats had enough elbow room.  The only negative would be making you pay for your alcohol.

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  • 7/10
    In-Flight Service - 7/10
  • 6.5/10
    Leg-Room - 6.5/10
  • 5/10
    Baggage Allowance - 5/10
  • 4.5/10
    In-Flight Entertainment - 4.5/10
  • 6.5/10
    Comfort - 6.5/10
5.9/10

Summary

I would definitely recommend JetStar if you’re flying domestic within Australia. They provide good service and the leg-room is sufficient. The seats had enough elbow room.