When you travel with us, make sure you check in online – it reduces contact, and helps you get through the airport quicker.
Online check-in is simple, fast and available for almost all Jetstar flights – see below for exceptions.
To check in online, all you’ll need is your booking reference (it’s on your itinerary) and your passport details if you’re flying international.
Online check-in and baggage
Online check-in is available if you’ve got checked baggage or carry-on baggage.
Carry-on baggage: check in online, get your boarding pass and go straight to the boarding gate.
Checked baggage: check in online, get your boarding pass, then make sure your checked baggage is at the Jetstar bag drop before bag drop closes.
Keep it simple! You can use a mobile boarding pass on all Jetstar Airways (JQ) and Jetstar Japan (GK) domestic flights. For all the info you need on boarding passes see How do I get my boarding pass?
Online check-in for domestic flights
Jetstar Airways (JQ) flights in Australia and New Zealand
For domestic flights in Australia and New Zealand, online check-in opens 48 hours before your flight, and closes 40 minutes^ before your flight departs.^For domestic flights before 23 May 2023, online check-in closes 35 min before departure.
Jetstar Japan (GK) flights in Japan
For domestic flights in Japan, online check-in opens seven days before your flight, and closes 35 minutes before your flight departs.
Domestic flights from an international terminal
If you’re flying domestic from an international terminal, you’ll need to visit the check-in counter to present identification and collect your boarding pass before check-in closes. Please check your itinerary to see which airport and terminal your flight will depart from. You'll need to be at the airport earlier if your flight departs from an international terminal.
See: When to get to the airport for domestic flights?
Online check-in for international flights
For your convenience, online check-in is available on selected international flights.
Online check-in for Jetstar Airways (JQ) flights opens 48 hours before your flight and closes one hour^ before departure.^For international flights before 23 May 2023, online check-in closes 2 hours before departure.
Online check-in for Jetstar Asia (3K) and Jetstar Japan (GK) flights will open seven days before your flight and closes two hours before departure.
If online check-in is available and you don’t have baggage, visa or entry requirements, you may be able to head straight to the boarding gate when you arrive at the airport.
For more information on applicable flights and requirements, see the Straight to Gate international flights page.
If online check-in is not applicable, you need to check in at the airport and present identification to collect your boarding pass before check-in closes.
See: When to get to the airport for international flights?
Online check-in exceptions
There are some exceptions to online check-in. If any of the following apply to your booking, you’ll need to check in at the airport:
- You’re travelling with an infant – except if you’re travelling with an infant on your lap on Jetstar Airways (JQ) domestic flights within Australia and New Zealand and Jetstar Japan (GK) domestic flights within Japan
- You're travelling to or from the US
- You made your booking through Jetstar Group bookings
- You are travelling with a service dog or require an extra seat
- You are hearing or vision impaired (except if you are checking in to domestic flights within Australia, New Zealand and Japan)
- Your booking has an outstanding balance.
- When do I need to get to the airport?
- Checking in
- Travel advice
- Straight to Gate international flights
- Airport check in