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What is Book Now, Pay Later?

You can now book your flights at and delay payment until closer to your departure date by paying a holding deposit.*

The holding deposit amount is $25 per passenger for bookings made in Australia. Read more about holding deposits for bookings made outside Australia below.

Book Now, Pay Later may be available for your booking, depending on your departure date and fare type. For bookings made in Australia, this includes selected international fares and domestic Fully Flexible and Business Class fares, as well as domestic Jetstar Starter with Max bundle fares. If your fare is eligible, the option to pay later will be presented on the purchase page.

The holding deposit is payable by card only and will be advised on the payment page.

After full payment has been made online, your holding deposit will be refunded to the card charged. Allow two business days for Qantas to process the refund. Note that your credit card provider may take additional time to process the credit to your account.

Note, that while your booking is on hold, the total ticket price may change due to amendments in taxes, fees and carriers charges, as well as fare adjustments.

Book Now Pay Later is also available from New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Holding deposit amount per passenger per booking
New Zealand:$50 NZD
United Kingdom:£15 GBP
Australia:$25 AUD

Important Information:

  1. Payment must be made in full on or before midnight (11:59pm) of the due date advised at the time of booking. If you do not pay the fare in full on or before the due date, the booking will be cancelled. The time zone used to calculate midnight for your booking will be advised when you choose Book Now, Pay Later.
  2. If the booking is cancelled your holding deposit will not be refunded.
  3. If you choose to pay for your tickets via our Contact Centre or you cancel the booking, the holding deposit will not be refunded.
  4. When Pay Later is offered as a Method Of Payment, Pay Now will always be the default. If you choose Pay Later, you must pay the holding deposit by card. When you return to make full payment, you may be able to choose from other payment options, depending on your country and departure date.
* The date that final payment is due depends on fare type.