Jetstar caves in on 'opt-out' services for fare bookings after NZ regulator threatens court action

Jonathan Underhill
Wed, 16 Mar 2016

By Jonathan Underhill March 17 (BusinessDesk) - Jetstar has agreed to drop the use of pre-selected 'opt-out' services when selling airline tickets online after the Commerce Commission concluded there were grounds to prosecute the Qantas Airways subsidiary under the Fair Trading Act. The airline had held out as other companies fell into line with the regulator last year, including rival Air New Zealand, House of Travel, Dash Tickets, Ticket Direct and Naked Bus. Consumer NZ had also campaigned to end the practice. The use of pre-ticked box...

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