Good point @john8 on the drip pricing tactics for travel insurance.
We’ve an ongoing campaign to get airlines to ‘Ditch the ticks’ for pre-selected extras. Jetstar was served a court enforceable undertaking in NZ to end pre-ticked optional extras. To date there’s been no such ruling in Australia, although the ACCC found Jetstar and Virgin didn’t adequately disclose booking and service fees on their mobile sites in 2015.
In the meantime, the best course of action is to follow @natural.thought’s advice and keep an eye on the total price as you go through the booking process. While it’s not a huge hassle, in principle we think NZ’s Commission’s chair Dr Mark Berry stated it best when he said:
“Consumers are perfectly capable of deciding for themselves whether they want to pay for additional products or services. They do not need companies to make unsolicited purchasing decisions for them.”
You can support the Ticked Off campaign here.