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Jetstar passengers can fly now, pay later

Jetstar passengers can fly now, pay later as the Qantas owned low-cost carrier has introduced payment platform Afterpay.

This is a service which allows passengers to book flights and pay them off in four interest-free installments made every two weeks.

Passengers can use the service to buy domestic tickets priced between $200 and $1000 booked at least eight weeks in advance.

Jetstar might extend the payment service to more domestic flights and to international flights.

The service is interest free but has a fee of AUS $10 per transaction.

Jetstar is the first Australian airline to sign up with Afterpay a service more usually used at retailers. Many of Jetstar’s passengers use Afterpay at retailers and are familiar with the flexibility of paying over time.

Afterpay is free to customers. The retailer typically pays about 4% of the billed amount.

Qantas owns Jetstar in Australia and New Zealand and partially owns the discount airline elsewhere.

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