Jetstar rolls out food and entertainment in long-haul economy

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Australia’s low-cost carrier Jetstar is now offering food and entertainment to passengers in its economy class on long-haul flights under a new fare type.

Called JetPlus, the fare includes food, drinks, a portable video-on-demand kit, 20kg of checked baggage, and a “comfort pack” including a blanket. JetPlus is available on the carrier’s Airbus A330 aircraft on its services between Australia and Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Honolulu.

Jetstar says it is offering the new fare type after numerous requests from customers for low fares with the option of having food, drinks and entertainment. However, it did not say how much more JetPlus will cost compared to its standard fares.

One thing is for sure though. If JetPlus fares are still considerably lower than that of the full-service carriers, passengers who have resisted flying low-cost on long-haul routes are now more likely than ever to make the switch.



One Response to Jetstar rolls out food and entertainment in long-haul economy

  1. Kinbin 3 March, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    hmm….. more ancilliary revenue and profits… following in the footsteps of Ryanair to consider charging for toilet use yet? And info-commercials on pre-flight boarding?

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