Jetstar's giving away free flights for a whole year, but your parents have to come with

Jetstar's giving away free flights for a whole year, but your parents have to come with

Only if I don't have to sit next to dad on the flight.

Jetstar’s celebrating their 14 birthday next month and to kick proceedings off, they'll shout your flights for one whole year... but mum and dad have to travel with you. 

One lucky winner who shares a throwback Insta post of their fam on holiday will score 12 domestic and 6 international Jetstar flights for them and their parents.

Jetstar says they interviewed 500 Kiwis and discovered two-thirds of them have stopped holidaying with their parents, most of those by the time they turn 18. Sheesh, we kinda suck as kids. 

They also found a bunch of other **interesting** preferences Kiwis have when it comes to travelling with the 'rents (if you’re a parent you probably won’t want to read the rest of the survey results, so be warned).

Apparently, one in three NZers finds sitting next to mum or dad on a flight for more than five hours unbearable, with 30% finding they can’t get alone time when vacaying with the fam. One quarter of Kiwis reckon at least one of their parents is constantly stressing about something. 

A quarter of Kiwis aged 18 - 34 find it cringe when their parents talk to locals of a foreign country. 

It's not all angsty teen energy though, one adorable finding showed Kiwis love travelling with the 'rents because they get to spend quality time together building memories as they see the world. 

Lots of kids also love that the Bank of Mum and Dad (BOMAD, as I like to call it) is open for business when holidaying. Shouting dinners, paying for the actual travel, and general stuff being bought when on an overseas shopping spree were all brought up as benefits of travelling with the 'rents. 

Mums are seen as the better travelling partner as they are “more relaxed”, but dads are still a vibe as they are “more adventurous and more likely to pay for things”.

Despite people usually thinking it's dad who's hustling too much to get to the airport fifty hours early, Kiwis say it's actually mum who likes to get there with extra time to spare - #plottwist.

Ill hustle to the airport harder than mum or dad if the flights are free, catch me there a week out from taking off.