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Find out when to book the cheapest domestic flight deals.

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Australia’s four major airlines, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas, are all competing for the same market, and each airline offers regular sales to try and win their share. Here's when each one offers their weekly sales so you can get the best deals possible.

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Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia’s Happy Hour sale is on every Thursday from 4pm until 11pm.

What other regular Virgin Australia sales should I look out for?

  • #MatesRates: Monthly sale for people travelling in groups of 2-9 people.
  • Early Bird fares: Released throughout the year, with tickets purchased in advance offered at discount.
  • Easter breaks: Discounted travel over the Easter period, ideal for families looking for a quick break.
  • Winter Warmers sale: For travel to sunny destinations during the winter months, with fares usually released in mid-Autumn.
  • Los Angeles fares: Cheap flights to the USA with direct flights from Sydney and Melbourne.

Tips for finding the best Virgin Australia deals:

  • Sign up for the V-Mail newsletter, which will announce new sales and send an email reminder for Happy Hour
  • Look at the Best Fares section of Virgin’s website
  • Check out the available promo codes on finder.com.au
  • Use price match guarantees such as those offered by Flight Centre. Better yet, do it on a Friday to avoid booking fees

Latest Virgin Australia deals


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Jetstar

Jetstar’s Friday Fare Frenzy starts every Friday evening at 4pm and lasts until 8pm, unless the allocated tickets sell out. The airline's also started Jules Lund's Wednesday Jetaway sale, discounting flights to certain destinations (to name a few, we've seen flights to Bali, Queensland and Vietnam discounted).

What other regular sales should I look out for?

  • Australia Day sale with discounted domestic flights
  • Return for free, take a friend for free, or 2-for-1 offers on flights
  • Easter sales
  • End of financial year (EOFY)
  • Boxing Day sales
  • Birthday sales (May)

Tips for finding the best Jetstar deals:

  • See the latest flight deals on finder.com.au’s Jetstar page, where we’ll often list what fares are available for less than $50 or $100
  • Keep an eye on Jetstar’s deals page
  • Sign up for the Price Watch option, where Jetstar will alert you when the fares from your selected airport drop
  • Take advantage of Jetstar’s price match guarantee or use Flight Centre's best price guarantee if that works better

Latest Jetstar flight deals

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Australia-wide flights from $51 each way

Available on select dates until February 2021 to Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Broome, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina with Jetstar.

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Qantas

Qantas doesn’t offer weekly sales on a set date.

What other regular sales should I look out for?

  • Red e-deals, which are listed on Qantas’ domestic flight specials page, are the lowest available prices. The Global Deals work in a similar way, but on international routes.
  • Fly Away Sale
  • Australia Boxing Day sales
  • End of financial year

Tips for finding the best Qantas deals:

  • Join the Red Email mailing list for the latest Qantas sales sent right to your inbox
  • Locate the cheapest fare available then hit up Flight Centre which will beat it by $1. Call them up on Fridays to avoid fees.

Latest Qantas flight deals

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Qantas Airways: Domestic flights from $113 each way

Available on select dates until December 2020 to Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast. T&Cs apply.

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Can't wait for a sale? Check out these domestic flight offers available now:

Kayak Kayak

Australia-wide flights from $51 each way

Available on select dates until February 2021 to Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Broome, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina with Jetstar.

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Qantas Airways: Domestic flights from $113 each way

Available on select dates until December 2020 to Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia sale: Australia-wide flights from $69 each way

Available for flights on select dates from November 2020 - December 2021. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney. Destinations include Launceston, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina Byron, Coffs Harbour, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Brisbane flights from $72 each way

Available on select dates until March 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar.

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Sydney flights from $53 each way

Available on select dates until March 2021. Sample fare departs from Ballina with Jetstar.

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Australia flights from $92 return

Available on select dates until March 2021 to Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Launceston and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar.

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Australia-wide flights from $138 each way Qantas Airways

Available on flights until December 2020 to Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and more. Sample are is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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New Zealand flights from $243 return

Available on select dates from January - October 2021 to Christchurch, Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Auckland with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Gold Coast flights from $63 each way

Available on select dates from November 2020 - March 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar.

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Hobart flights from $81 each way

Available on select dates from November 2020 - February 2021. Sample fare departs from Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Cairns flights from $97 each way

Available on select dates from November 2020 - March 2021. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Hamilton Island flights from $308 return

Available on flights from November 2020 - January 2021. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Virgin Australia. Other flights depart from Sydney and Gold Coast.

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Australia flights from $98 return

Available on flights until January 2021 to Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Gold Coast, Uluru, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston with Jetstar.

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Canberra flights from $168 return

Available on select flights from November 2020 - May 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Virgin Australia.

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Sydney flights from $120 return

Available on select dates until January 2021. Sample fare departs from Gold Coast with Jetstar.

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Broome flights from $367 return

Available on flights in November 2020. Sample fare departs from Perth with Virgin Australia.

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Byron Bay flights from $95 return

Available on flights until March 2021. Sample fare departs from Avalon with Jetstar.

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Adelaide flights from $92 return

Available on select flights until March 2021 departing from Sydney, Hobart, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Avalon-Adelaide with Jetstar.

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Cairns flights from $219 return

Available on select flights until December 2020 departing from Gold Coast, Sydney, Townsville and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Cairns with Jetstar.

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Brisbane flights from $168 return

Available on select flights until January 2021 departing Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Mackay-Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Australia-wide flights from $79 with Jetstar

Available on flights until June 2021 to Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Townsville and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina. Plus get 1 free date change on flights until 15 December 2020. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic flights from $145 return

Available on select travel dates until February 2021. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Hamilton Island and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Byron Bay with Jetstar.

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Hawaii flights from $425 return

Available on select dates from March - September 2021. Sample fare is Sydney-Honolulu with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Greece flights from $1,624 return

Available on select dates from January - July 2021 to Crete, Santorini, Rhodes and more. Sample fare is Perth-Athens with Qantas Airways. T&Cs apply.

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Townsville flights from $123 return

Available on flights until December 2020. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Townsville flights from $175 return

Available on flights in November 2020. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Newcastle flights from $311 return

Available on flights until December 2020. Sample fare departs from Adelaide with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Cairns, Ballina, Darwin and Brisbane.

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Sydney flights from $121 return

Available on select dates until December 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney with Jetstar.

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Broome flights from $444 return

Available on flights until December 2020. Sample fare is Perth-Broome with Qantas and Virgin Australia.

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Broome flights from $424 return

Available on select dates from October 2020 - March 2021. Sample fare departs from Perth with Virgin Australia.

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Ballina flights from $133 return

Available on select dates until December 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar.

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Adelaide flights from $160 return

Available on select dates from October 2020 - February 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar.

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Melbourne flights from $142 return

Available on select dates from October 2020 - January 2021. Sample fare departs from Adelaide with Jetstar.

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Perth flights from $340 return

Available on select dates from October 2020 - February 2021. Sample fare departs from Adelaide with Jetstar.

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Asia flights from $247 return

Available on select dates in 2021 to Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and more. Sample fare is Perth-Bali with Jetstar and AirAsia. T&Cs apply.

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    FrancoisJune 20, 2017

    How can I join the Red Email mailing list?

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      DanielleJune 21, 2017

      Hi Francois

      Welcome to http://www.finder.com.au – We are a financial comparison website and general information service designed to help consumers make better decisions. Please note that we are not affiliated with any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer a general advice

      You may subscribe to the Red Email list by going to the Qantas’ website directly. From there, you will be able to provide your email address and choose which deals or updates you want to receive.

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