That girls trip to Melbourne just got a whole lot easier!
Known for having some of the lowest airfares in Australia, Jetstar have just dropped a thrifty bombshell that has taken airfares to new heights (and has literally changed the game).
On Wednesday 13th September, Jetstar officially joined forces with popular payment system, Afterpay to entice cash-strapped millennials to book flights.
The launch of the new payment option offers people the choice to book flights on Jetstar’s website and pay them off in four interest-free fortnightly repayments.
This is the moment you start thinking what’s the catch, right?
Well, there is a catch but it’s totally doable.
The payment option is only offered to those looking to book flights at least eight weeks in advance and can only be used for domestic flights between $200 and $1000. As well as that, there is a service fee of $10 per transaction. But let’s be real, we can handle that.
Co-Founder and Head of Afterpay Nick Molnar commented to 9news saying that the introduction of Afterpay to the travel market appealed to millennials who are spending their disposable income on travel.
“There has been a clear shift in millennials share of wallet towards the services industry and more specifically travel. We believe the demand for Afterpay in the travel market will be very strong,” Mr Molnar told 9news.
Because we are just THAT excited about the new partnership, we went ahead and snooped what it would cost you for a return trip to Melbourne for a weekend in November. You and your friends could nab return airfare flights for $244 (Afterpay booking fee included) which would have you only making 4 fortnightly payments of $61.
Hold my wallet while I book my flights!
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