[Editor's update] Last year, Jetstar dropped a bomb on us by partnering with AfterPay to make booking flights easier than ever before. But just when you had settled on the idea of staying home for the Australia Day long weekend, Jetstar have gone ahead and dropped their epic Celebrate Australia Sale, which boasts flights from as little as $45! If you don’t believe us, check the crazy deals here. If you didn’t get away over the Christmas holidays, now is the time to put in your annual leave, ‘cause there are flights to exotic locations like the Whitsundays from $55.
If you find yourself a deal that falls on a date more than eight weeks away, you’ll even be able to put the flights on AfterPay, which means you could pay as little as $50 fortnightly for four weeks (based on a $200 return flight). That sounds like a deal we can get around!
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.
Hold my wallet while I book my flights!
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