About Jetstar Airways (JQ)
Jetstar Airways (JQ) is an Australian value-based airline with a primary hub in Melbourne, and a subsidiary of Qantas. It operates an extensive regional and international network throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific, with more than 5,000 flights per week to more than 85 destinations. Jetstar Airways is on a mission to enable air travel for as many people as possible, and their branded carriers make up one of the largest low fare networks in the Asia Pacific region.
As an emerging force in the Australian air travel market, some of Jetstar Airways’s most popular destinations include its hub, Melbourne, plus Adelaide, Perth, and Sydney. Meanwhile, Singapore, Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand, and Denpasar, Bali, are among the major destinations for international travel. Among regional destinations, Jetstar moves a significant number of passengers to Brisbane, Cairns, and Gold Coast, plus Launceston and Hobart in Tasmania.
Jetstar Airways’s extensive codeshare agreements with other airlines have greatly expanded its reach into Japan, Vietnam, and the Middle East. Generally speaking, wherever you’re looking to travel in the Asia Pacific region, Jetstar probably has a cheap flight to your destination — and a car hire connection once you arrive.
Choosing your car
Team up with Jetstar Airways and Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Sixt or Thrifty to get the best deals on the widest range of car rentals on the roads today. Choose your airline car rental from a selections of mincars, compact 2-door and economy 4-door sedan, standard, intermediate, and fullsize sedans, plus luxury and premium 4-door vehicles. For all-purpose driving, choose between mid and fullsize SUVs, and for larger groups, a variety of 7-12 seater minivans with options galore.
Tips for Jetstar Airways Passengers Renting Cars
Planning is key to saving money on travel, which is why we’re here to help. Book your flight and rent a car well in advance to maximize your savings.
Check your credit card issuer’s travel insurance policy to save money on the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) — also known as the Loss Damage Waiver (LDW). Often times, you can pay less at the car rental kiosk by providing your own insurance. Many travel insurances cover the CDW Excess waiver. The waiver requires an excess amount if a claim is made. You can cover the excess by making your purchase on our site, or by confirming your credit card’s coverage. In many cases, it may be better to book insurance in advance.
When flying Jetstar Airways, car rentals are available to drivers aged 25 to 70, with exceptions for drivers 21-24 who pay a daily fee.
Your driver’s license must be in English to rent a car; otherwise, you’ll need an International Driver’s Permit (IDP).
Most — not all — airline car rentals will be equipped with a GPS. You might be able to mitigate the absence of on-board navigation by using your mobile phone’s data plan. However, for international travel, excessive roaming charges often negate the savings of not opting for GPS. Like most travel-related issues, a quick bit of pre-emptive homework can alleviate headaches down the road.
It’s recommended that your credit card be valid for 6 months after the rental period is over — double check your booking terms to avoid issues.