Jetstar’s carry-on crackdown

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Jetstar’s carry-on crackdown

New routes and air alliances can mean more travel options, so what’s new in the air and on the ground this week?

Jetstar want to help you travel light. No really, they insist, and are lowering their carry-on baggage limits to prove it.

As part of a crackdown on overweight carry-on baggage, leading to overcrowded overhead lockers, Jetstar has reduced its cabin baggage allowance to seven kilograms. Originally 10 kilograms, the lowered limit will bring Jetstar into line with other Australian airlines including Qantas and Virgin.

Designed to combat complaints from frustrated customers about the lack of room in overhead lockers, the changes are applicable to all domestic and international flights booked from 28 October, the new rules will also come in effect for flights departing from 25 November 2014.

Economy passengers will be allowed to bring one main piece of carry-on baggage alongside one smaller item with a combined weight of seven kilograms. In business, passengers may bring two items of carry-on baggage on-board, provided neither item exceeds seven kilograms.

The good news? If you booked before 28 October you can still bring up to 10 kilograms in economy and 20 kilogram for business passengers on board. Make the most of it while you can, we say!

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    8th Nov 2014
    I totally agree with the new rules. It is about time.
    8th Nov 2014
    If room in overhead lockers is he problem why set a weight limit. Its the size that is the problem and if you use the standard carry on case then whats the problem. Its a dammed nuisance trying to work out what the bag weighs. Most people don't have access to a suitcase scale. You just buy a standard size carry on case and fill it up. A weight restriction is stupid.
    12th Nov 2014
    Aldi have scales for bags on sale this week - very reasonable. The new planes have the seat number on lockers - as far as I am concerned that space is for me and no one should be allowed to put their extra Duty Free in it. We were on a plane that was 1/3 empty and still had no space for our back packs

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