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Jetstar and Virgin Airlines cop large fines over alleged ‘drip pricing’

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Two major airlines are facing hefty fines after they were found to have advertised false and misleading flight prices.

The Federal Court has ordered Jetstar pay more than $500,000 for breaching consumer law.

Virgin Airlines has also been slapped with a $200,000 dollar fine, for allegedly using ‘drip pricing’ in 2015.

Both airlines advertised a price at the start of an online booking, which didn’t include extra fees and charges.

The A-Triple-C says the airlines have since changed their tactic, but warns it will be keeping a close eye out for the practice.

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