Jetstar passenger slams airline for ‘wild’ extra baggage charge

A Jetstar passenger has slammed the airline after she was slapped with a “wild” extra baggage charge.

Monique McCreanor defined in a TikTok video that she had booked a flight from Melbourne to Sydney to take part in a health competitors.

The girl says she was compelled to alter her flight to a later one as a result of she wanted to remain again to just accept the prizes she had received.

Travelling with solely carry-on baggage, Ms. McCreanor stated she made a mad sprint to the airport to catch her flight – solely to be stopped on the gate as a result of weight of her bag.

Her carry-on weighed 900 g greater than the burden restrict, which is 7kg, so workers assessed her a $75 charge.

“This isn’t a criticism, that is merely simply warning you guys,” she stated within the clip.

“In the event you do fly with Jetstar on a home flight, and your bag is even 100g obese, you’re going to get charged $75 on the gate for that extra baggage.

“Now, this type of sucks, as a result of I’m like rattling, I might have had 15kg on this bag to essentially make it worthwhile.

“However principally what occurred was, I booked flights with Virgin, to and from Sydney to Melbourne, however as a result of I ended profitable a contest I ended up staying round for the rostrum ceremony, which is the explanation I booked new flights.

“I needed to go along with Jetstar, as a result of Virgin didn’t have later flights. I acquired to the boarding gate, as a result of I used to be in a rush, and simply made my flight on time.

“I acquired hit with $75, so simply be sure are reserving the additional checked baggage, it’s higher to be protected than sorry.

“As a result of $75 is slightly bit steep for simply 900g obese.”

On her authentic video, which she has since deleted with the intention to “present extra context”, folks within the feedback have been left divided over her expertise.

“No sorry, it clearly offers [a] weight allowance. You went over, you pay,” one wrote.

“Severely it doesn’t matter who you’re with, you’ll have to pay any means, they’re (sic) the foundations,” one other added.

Others shared their very own expertise of getting to pay for extra baggage.

“They did this to me on my honeymoon… I used to be p****d,” one stated.

A Jetstar spokesman defined to a number of the causes behind the airline’s strict baggage limits.

“Being a proudly low-cost airline, we provide prospects extremely low fares which all embody carry-on baggage allowance of seven kilograms throughout two gadgets and the choice

to ask about pre-purchasing as much as 14 kilograms,” the spokesperson stated.

“Our carry-on baggage restrictions are designed to make sure a easy boarding course of, sufficient room to soundly and comfortably stow all carry-on gadgets and the proper weight

and stability for takeoff.

“We remind prospects of carry-on limits throughout the reserving course of, in reserving itineraries, in pre-departure emails, at check-in and on the boarding gate.”

They added that it’s cheaper for purchasers to pre-purchased further carry-on allowance on-line or on the airport service desk.

Extra baggage charges on the airport gate are often costlier as a result of exceeding carry-on restrictions might doubtlessly trigger operational disruptions.

Clients can pre-book as much as 14kg of carry-on baggage on-line earlier than their flight.

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