Jetstar hasn't made it easy this year to dodge its baggage fees. On top of random weigh-ins at the gate for carry-on baggage, it is now cutting the carry-on allowance on most of its flights from 10kg to 7kg.
Australian Business Traveller reports that the new limit will apply from 25 November. The only exception is Jetstar Japan, which is maintaining the 10kg limit. Anyone who booked a flight prior to today that falls after that date will also be granted the higher 10kg limit.
As our round-up of baggage charges for domestic flights shows, the 7kg limit is what already applies on Qantas, Virgin and Tiger — though only Tiger routinely checks the weight of those bags. As ever, make sure you factor in baggage fees when you're comparing flights, and remember that if you try and exceed the limits and get caught, the fees can be ridiculously high — a minimum of $70 in Jetstar's case.
Jetstar cuts carry-on baggage allowance [Australian Business Traveller]