Jetstar: drop the $8.50 credit card surcharge on our airfares in line with the new Reserve Bank ruling!
  • Petitioning Jayne Hrdlicka

This petition will be delivered to:

Jetstar CEO
Jayne Hrdlicka
Jetstar Australia
David Hall
Jetstar
Media Relations, Jetstar
PR Manager, Jetstar
Liz McCarthy
Customer Relations Manager, Jetstar
Mary-Lou Cann
Jetstar Communications Manager
Eileen Burnett-Kant
Jetstar Media
Jetstar Corporate Affairs
Emma Kearns
Senior Marketing Manager
Rachael Stewart (Senior Marketing Manager)

Jetstar: drop the $8.50 credit card surcharge on our airfares in line with the new Reserve Bank ruling!

    1. Klaus Bartosch
    2. Petition by

      Klaus Bartosch

      Gold Coast, Australia

These "booking and service fees" are ridiculous. Jetstar are the worst. They add on $8.50 per passenger per flight to pay by credit card -- hitting us with a huge surcharge for using the only real payment option they give us. 

New reforms aiming to stop excessive credit card fees by major retailers are meant to be in effect -- the Reserve Bank rules now say only the "reasonable cost of card acceptance" should be charged by retailers. But the reforms frankly don't go far enough, and it looks like Jetstar are among the businesses looking for ways around complying. 

Jetstar have the most expensive credit card surcharges or "service fees" for booking flights. What's worrying -- if they get away with not dropping the credit card fees, it could lead the way for other major retailers to do the same. Then we're back to square one. Just like how the Banks have ignored interest rate changes by the RBA to line their pockets!

Airlines and retailers like Caltex, Hilton hotels, Cabcharge, and many others are raking in millions of dollars from fees they add on to credit card transactions. At some point we've got to say enough is enough.

When did we start allowing for these extra credit card surcharges to be levied for our goods and services over and above the published prices? The price should be the price! In my view, ALL credit card surcharges should be removed.

Please sign my petition telling Jetstar CEO Jayne Hrdlicka that we're fed up with paying huge fees just for the luxury of paying them for our flights. They should lead the way by dropping their fees in line with the RBA recommendations!

Make sure you tell Jetstar via Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/JetstarAustralia?filter=2

And Twitter: https://twitter.com/JetstarAirways 

***Can you help me monitor if Jetstar and other major retailers like Caltex, Qantas, Hotels and others drop their surcharges? Let me know on nomorecreditcardsurcharges@gmail.com on Monday when the RBA rule is meant to take effect. Thanks!

To:
Jayne Hrdlicka, Jetstar CEO
David Hall, Jetstar Australia
Jetstar
Media Relations, Jetstar
Liz McCarthy, PR Manager, Jetstar
Mary-Lou Cann, Customer Relations Manager, Jetstar
Eileen Burnett-Kant, Jetstar Communications Manager
Jetstar Media
Emma Kearns, Jetstar Corporate Affairs
Rachael Stewart (Senior Marketing Manager), Senior Marketing Manager
I'm really disappointed in your decision to continue charging credit card surcharges that have even been labelled by the Reserve Bank as "excessive".

Please immediately drop your $8.50 per passenger per flight "booking and service" fee for paying by credit card. We won't put up with this any longer.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Consumer survey

      Klaus Bartosch
      Petition Organiser

      There's been a huge response so far to Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury's consumer survey on credit card surcharges. Make sure you add your responses -- it closes tomorrow: http://ccaac.gov.au/consumer-survey/

    2. Reached 40,000 signatures
    3. Jetstar respond - 2

      Klaus Bartosch
      Petition Organiser

      Rest of the response:

      Customers who choose to complete their booking via any other method will incur the following Booking and Service Fee (per passenger, per flight):

      - $8.50 AUD per passenger per flight for Australian domestic and short haul international services; and

      - $12.50 AUD per passenger per flight for long haul international services.

      While Jetstar doesn’t have a credit card surcharge, we are aware of the new RBA standard applying to Card Schemes.

      The next step is for card companies to publish their new policies based on the new guidelines.

      Once this happens, we will determine whether we need to make changes. We expect this process to take some time.

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    4. Jetstar respond - 1

      Klaus Bartosch
      Petition Organiser

      Jetstar have just sent through a response to the petition:

      "We know our customers like choice and that’s why we offer a number of options to complete a booking for Jetstar flights.
      While Jetstar does have a Booking and Service fee, customers can avoid the fee by using one of four methods to complete their booking:

      - Direct payment (Direct Deposit) using online banking for bookings via Jetstar.com, made more than 14 days prior to departure;
      - POLi direct payments (a real time electronic funds transfer) for bookings via Jetstar.com, available for payments in Australian or New Zealand dollars. Flights do not need to be booked well in advance in order to pay with POLi
      - Jetstar MasterCard and Jetstar Platinum MasterCard
      - Jetstar voucher"

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    5. Reached 17,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • John Mackay AUSTRALIA
      • 9 days ago

      Pensioner on limited funds being charged additional fees that are not justified, these fees are not charged by mastercard but to add to the cost of the fares going to jetstar

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    • jake barton CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
      • 13 days ago

      its worn that consumers are getting ripped off like this

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    • Abbey O'neil AUSTRALIA
      • 19 days ago

      The suggestion there are alternative payment methods is a farce. When I paid by direct credit to avoid the fee Jetstar was unable to locate my transaction !

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      • 20 days ago

      Because it is a rip off....

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    • Andrew Freeman AUSTRALIA
      • 21 days ago

      Payment by Credit Card is a standard method of payment today and should not be hidden or forced on consumers.

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