Best days of the week to find Australia flight sales

Find out when to book the cheapest domestic flight deals.

Australia’s four major airlines, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tigerair and Qantas, are all competing for the same market, and each airline offers regular sales to try and win their share.

We’ve taken a look at when each one offers their weekly sales to try and help you get the best deals possible.

Here's a simple guide to weekly and annual Australia flight sales to keep an eye out for.

Virgin Australia

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When is Virgin Australia’s weekly sale?

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

What other regular 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

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 10% off international flights with code

Valid for travel on select dates on Getaway, Freedom and Business fares. Destinations include across Australia to Bali, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Port Moresby or Pacific Islands. Minimum of 20-day advance purchase. T&Cs apply.

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Jetstar

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When is Jetstar’s weekly sale?

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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Hawaii flights from $695 return

Available on select travel from January - September 2020. Sample fare is from Sydney-Hawaii with Jetstar. Other flights with Qantas. T&Cs apply.

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Tigerair

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When is Tigerair’s weekly sale?

The airline offers two weekly sales: Tigerair Tuesdays from 12pm on Tuesday until 12pm on Wednesday, and Saturday Flight Fever from 12pm until 4pm.

What other regular sales should I look out for?

  • End of financial year sale/Mid-year sale
  • Millionth passenger sales (Each time Tigerair hits a new passenger milestone)
  • $1 return fares when you book an outgoing ticket
  • Easter sales
  • Halloween sale
  • Birthday sale (November)

Tips for finding the best Tigerair deals:

  • Check Tigerair’s deals section on its website regularly for surprise sales
  • Look at the finder.com.au Tigerair promo code page, where we’ll often list cheap flight offers in a table
  • Sign up for the Tigermail newsletter

Latest Tigerair flight deals

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Domestic flights from $166 return

Available on select travel dates from January - February 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Tiger Air. Other flights with Virgin Australia, Jetstar and more. T&Cs apply.

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Qantas

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When is Qantas’ weekly sale?

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

Flight Centre - International Flight Centre - International

Hawaii flights from $695 return

Available on select travel from January - September 2020. Sample fare is from Sydney-Hawaii with Jetstar. Other flights with Qantas. T&Cs apply.

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

Aunt Betty Aunt Betty

Bali flights from $232 return

Available on select travel dates from February - September 2020. Other flights available with Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia and more. Sample fare is Perth-Denpasar (Bali) with Malindo Air. T&Cs apply.

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Japan flights from $589 return with Virgin Australia

Choose the $689 fare and enter the code upon checkout. Available on travel from 29 March – 30 November 2020. Sample fare is Brisbane–Haneda. T&Cs apply.

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Hawaii flights from $695 return

Available on select travel from January - September 2020. Sample fare is from Sydney-Hawaii with Jetstar. Other flights with Qantas. T&Cs apply.

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San Francisco flights from $803 return

Available on select travel dates from January - October 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-San Francisco with Delta Air. Other flights with Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Qantas and more. T&Cs apply.

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Los Angeles flights from $806 return

Available on select travel dates from January - March 2020. Other flights available with Qantas, Delta Air lines, Air New Zealand, American Airlines , Cathay Pacific and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Los Angeles with Virgin Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 10% off international flights with code

Valid for travel on select dates on Getaway, Freedom and Business fares. Destinations include across Australia to Bali, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Port Moresby or Pacific Islands. Minimum of 20-day advance purchase. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 10% off international fares with code

Valid for travel on select dates. Must book 20 days in advance. Destinations include across Australia to New Zealand, Hong Kong, Bali, Port Moresby and Pacific Islands. T&Cs apply.

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Aunt Betty Aunt Betty

Singapore flights from $484 return

Available on select travel dates from February - November 2020. Other flights available with Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Philippine Airlines, British Airways and more. Sample fare is Perth-Singapore with Qantas. T&Cs apply.

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New York flights from $1,022 return

Available on select travel dates from January - May 2020. Other flights available with Qantas, Delta Air lines, Air Canada, American Airlines, Virgin Australia and more. Sample fare is Sydney-New York with United Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 15% off flights with code

Discount applies 7% off for Getaway, Elevate and Freedom, and 15% off Business fares within Australia and to Hong Kong, New Zealand and Fiji. T&Cs apply.

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Tokyo flights from $699 return

Available for travel between April - September 2020. Sample fare is Adelaide-Tokyo.

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Up to 10% off worldwide business flights with code

Valid for travel on select dates to all destinations. Includes 5% discount to Getaway, Elevate and Business Saver fares.

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Up to 15% off business flights with code

Available for travel on select dates excluding blackout dates 9-13 April 2020. Discount applies to all destinations. Includes 10% off for Getaway, Elevate and Business Saver. Minimum of 20-day advance purchase applies. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 10% off worldwide flights with code

Valid for travel until 29 June 2020. Discount applies to Getaway, Elevate, Premium Economy, Business Saver and Business fares. Minimum of 20-day advance purchase. T&Cs apply.

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STA Travel STA Travel

Bali flights from $279 return

Available on select travel dates from February – September 2020. Other flights available with Malindo Air, Virgin Australia, Garuda Indonesia and more. Sample fare is Perth–Denpasar (Bali) with Air Asia. T&Cs apply.

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Hawaii flights from $729 return

Available on select travel dates from January – September 2020. Sample fare is Sydney–Honolulu with Qantas. Other flights available with Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and more. T&Cs apply.

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Budget Air Budget Air

International flights from $470 return

Available on select travel dates from January - September 2020. Destinations include London, Los Angeles, Mumbai and more. Sample fare is Perth-Bali with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Budget Air Budget Air

Domestic flights from $166 return

Available on select travel dates from January - February 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Tiger Air. Other flights with Virgin Australia, Jetstar and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

New Zealand flights from $141 each way

Available on select 2020 dates. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland with Jetstar. Other flights with Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates and more. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic flights from $37 each way

Available on select travel dates on 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney with Tiger Air. Other flights are with Virgin Australia, Scoot, Qantas, and more. T&Cs apply

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Los Angeles flights from $816 return

Available on select travel dates on 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Los Angeles with Fiji Airways. Other flights are with Virgin Australia, Qantas, American Airlines, Air New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply

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London flights from $926 return

Available on select travel dates on 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-London with Philippine Airlines. Other flights are with Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines and more. T&Cs apply

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Athens flights from $794 return

Available on select travel dates on 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Athens with Scoot. Other flights are with Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and more. T&Cs apply

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San Francisco flights from $774 return

Available on select travel dates from February - June 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-San Francisco with Virgin Australia. Other flights with Air New Zealand, Qantas, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and more. T&Cs apply.

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Tokyo flights from $641 return

Available on select travel dates from April - November 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Tokyo with Qantas. Other flights with Virgin Australia, Japan Airlines, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Domestic fights from $171 return

Available on select 2020 dates. Sample fare is Sydney-Brisbane with Tiger Air. Other flights with Jetstar and Virgin Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Domestic flights from $56 each way

Available for flights 1 February - 28 March 2020 with Tigerair. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney.

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Bali flights from $265 return

Available on select 2020 travel dates. Sample flight is Perth-Denpasar with Citilink. Other flights with Jetstar, Malindo Air, Qanta, and more. T&Cs apply.

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Bangkok flights from $216 each way

Available for flights on select dates including Christmas season. Sample fare departs from Perth with Scoot. Other flights with Virgin Australia, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and more. T&Cs apply.

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Skiddoo Skiddoo

Phuket flights from $381 return

Available on select travel dates from February - August 2020. Sample fare is Perth-Phuket with Malindo Air. Other flights with Qantas, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern and more. T&Cs apply.

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Paris flights from $885 return

Available on select travel dates from January - March 2020. Other flights available with Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Australia and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-London with China Southern Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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Extra $10 off Australia-wide flights with code

Available for travel on select dates with Jetstar, Virgin Australia and more. Destinations include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 10% off global flights with code

Valid for travel on select dates until 29 June 2020 on Getaway, Elevate, Business Saver and Business fares in all destinations. Minimum of 20-day advance purchase. T&Cs apply.

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    How can I join the Red Email mailing list?

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      Hi Francois

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