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Jetstar and Virgin handed penalties for ‘drip pricing’ techniques | The Sydney Morning Herald

The fines, which amount to $200,000 for Virgin and $545,000 for Jetstar, were handed down in the Federal Court on Tuesday, following its finding in November 2015 that their use of “drip pricing” techniques was in contravention of Australian consumer law.

“I think this is a very big deal,” said Rod Sims, chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

“Consumers have been complaining about drip pricing for a long time … and this penalty sends out a very important message to airlines. The good news is, the airlines have largely changed their behaviour now.”

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Jetstar and Virgin handed penalties for ‘drip pricing’ techniques.

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