Book now, pay later

Because commitment isn't for everyone

Start planning your next trip today, knowing that you have secured the flight you want.

Book Now Pay Later

Because commitment isn't for everyone

Start planning your next trip today, knowing that you have secured the flight you want.
With Book Now, Pay Later, you can hold your seat with a $50 holding deposit per passenger and enjoy the freedom of paying the rest closer to your departure date.

Book Now, Pay Later may be available for international fares and Australia Flex fares, as well as domestic Jetstar Starter with Max bundle fares. The availability of Book Now, Pay Later and the length of time you have to pay will depend on your fare conditions and time until departure.

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. The holding deposit of $50 per passenger will be refunded to you when you pay for your tickets online.

So, book today and relax, knowing you have secured your seat.

Conditions apply. See Important Information below.

How to hold your seat with a holding deposit of $50

Securing the flights you want is as easy as 1-2-3

  1. If your booking is eligible for Book Now Pay Later, this option will appear along with the date full payment is due on the Check page (see example below).
  2. Review and confirm your flight details
  3. Select the 'Pay Later' tab in the Payment section and pay your holding deposit.

After you have paid your holding deposit, you will receive an e-mail with the full details required for paying online.

Example of Check Page showing Book Now, Pay Later option:

Check page with Book Now Pay Later option

How to pay for your booking

  1. Retrieve your booking at Manage Your Booking.
  2. Select the 'Pay Now' button.
  3. Pay for your booking in full. A card payment fee may apply, visit our Schedule of Fees for more information.

After payment, your holding deposit will be refunded, and an e-ticket itinerary and email advising of your holding deposit refund will be sent to you.

Fares which may not be eligible for Book Now Pay Later

Availability of Book Now, Pay Later depends on your particular fare conditions and departure date. You will see the option to hold your seat on the 'check' page if your booking is eligible.

Book Now Pay Later is not available for the following bookings:

  • Sale and Saver fares for Tasman and Pacific Island routes
  • Round-the-world fares
  • Fares booked with Classic Award, Any Seat Redemptions or Commercial Points plus Pay
  • Where Insurance and/or Carbon Offset is chosen.
Important Information
1. Book Now Pay Later is only available for e-ticket itinerary bookings made from New Zealand through qantas.com.
2. Payment must be made in full on or before 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.
3. If the booking is cancelled your holding deposit of $50 per passenger for bookings from New Zealand will not be refunded.
4. If you choose to pay for your tickets via a Qantas Contact Centre or you cancel the booking, the holding deposit will not be refunded.
5. When Pay later is offered as a Method Of Payment, Pay Now will always be the default. The user can either pay with credit card or debit card (if applicable). In the case of both payment methods are offered, the payment method panel is displayed.
6. Bookings that have been made using Pay Later, will be cancelled if the Passenger does not pay before midnight on the Pay Now date.

So Book Now, and Pay Later!

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