Yes, you can bring your fishing rods, but remember – an oversized item handling fee applies to any item with a single side longer than one metre (1000mm, 39in), including wheels, handles and packaging. If the fishing rod can be packed into a container with no side longer than one metre, then the oversized item fee won’t apply.

Important – the weight of your fishing rods will count towards your total checked baggage weight, so make sure you purchase enough.

The oversized item fee is a separate handling fee, paid per item and does not add any extra weight to your checked baggage allowance. See Oversized baggage for more details.

Packing your rods

Make sure you protect your rods for travel. The best way to do this is in a PVC cylinder with screw ends, PVC plumbing or electrical tubing (you can find these at most fishing stores).

Please note that fishing rods must not be strapped to other luggage.

Maximum length

The maximum length of your oversized items depends on both the Jetstar carrier you’re flying with and the type of aircraft. You can find the aircraft type you’re flying on when you book, on the Choose flights page – just open the details link in the flight listing. The aircraft type is also listed on your itinerary. For journeys with multiple carriers and aircraft types, the lowest maximum size limit applies.

See size and weight restrictions for checked baggage for more details.

Remember: no single item bag or item can weigh more than 32kg.

Please note: We have extra requirements and restrictions for passengers carrying seafood, meat and frozen products.

Not all fares include checked baggage

Checked baggage is not included with Economy Starter fares. For other fares, check how much baggage allowance is included.

Remember – the best time to add a baggage allowance is when you book.

Baggage charges at the airport

If you haven't added baggage and you arrive at the airport with checked baggage, charges will apply.

You'll be charged a fee for up to 15kg of baggage per passenger, and after that for every additional kilo at the per kilo rate. If you have added checked baggage to your booking but arrive with more than your allowance you’ll be charged for excess baggage. Excess baggage is charged per kilo. We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to add excess baggage to your flight.

Make sure you check our policy for baggage transfers if you have flight connections on your itinerary.

See more information about checked baggage