Jetstar is now charging passengers to travel with babies on their laps for domestic and international flights.
Parents will have to pay $30 for one-way journey on domestic flights and $50 on international flights.
Children under two years old and not requiring a seat were previously allowed to travel for free on domestic flights within Australia and New Zealand, and on international flights between Australia and New Zealand.
Their website notes:
“If you’re travelling with your infant on your lap, you’ll pay an infant fee on all flights except New Zealand and Japan domestic flights, and flights to and from Cook Islands. On all flights where you’re travelling with an infant or small child, you can bring a pram, stroller, portable cot and highchair as checked baggage for free, and you also won’t be charged the oversized item fee for any of these items.”
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