Surfers will now be able to carry their boards to beaches across Asia Pacific after Jetstar increased the oversized baggage allowance on the majority of its flights.
The low-cost carrier has increased the maximum length of oversized items from 1.9 metres to 2.3 metres, meaning that most surfboards will be able to be accommodated. The new rules apply to Jetstar’s fleet of single-aisle Airbus A320 aircraft.
“It’s fair to say that some surfers were frustrated because we limited the length of surfboards they could travel with on some flights,” said Jetstar’s chief commercial officer, Catriona Larritt. “We’ve listened to their feedback and are now the only Australian low fares airline carrying surfboards longer than 1.9 metres on domestic routes.”
Jetstar said the oversized baggage expansion comes after the airline completed the reconfiguration of the cargo holds.
The new limit applies to Jetstar’s fleet of 59 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft which operate all of its domestic flights in Australia and some international routes to Bali, Fiji and New Zealand.
It also applies to Jetstar Asia and Jetstar Japan flights, while the maximum length of oversized baggage remains 2.0 metres on Jetstar Pacific flights in Vietnam.