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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

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Up to 30% off flights

Valid for travel between January - September 2020. Destinations include Vanuatu, Auckland, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Fiji, Las Vegas, Bangkok, Bali, San Francisco and more. 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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Bali flights from $172 return

Valid for travel between November 2019 - June 2020 with Air Asia, Jetstar, Scoot, and Malindo. Sample fare is Perth-Bali. Departure locations include Darwin, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and more. 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 $174

Valid for travel on selected dates. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Tiger Australia. 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

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Australia-wide flights from $105 with Qantas

Valid for travel on select dates between November - December 2019 and January - June 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney with Qantas. Destinations include Port Hedland, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more.

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

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 30% off flights

Valid for travel between January - September 2020. Destinations include Vanuatu, Auckland, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Fiji, Las Vegas, Bangkok, Bali, San Francisco and more. T&Cs apply.

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Singapore flights from $489 return

Valid for travel on select dates from March - June 2020 with Virgin Australia. Sample fare is from Darwin.

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Australia-wide flights from $105 with Qantas

Valid for travel on select dates between November - December 2019 and January - June 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney with Qantas. Destinations include Port Hedland, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Australia flights from $89 each way

Valid for select 2019-2020 travel dates booked until 3 December 2019. Destinations include Brisbane, Launceston, Melbourne, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina. T&Cs apply.

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Tigerair sale: Domestic flights from $50.95

Valid for travel on select dates between October - December 2019. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney.

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Up to 10% off flights in all destinations with code

Valid for travel on select dates until 30 June 2020. Discount applies 10% off for Business, Premium Economy and Economy flights to all Virgin Australia destinations. Minimum of 20-day advance purchase. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off flights in all destinations with code

Valid for travel on select dates until 30 June 2020. Discount applies 10% off for Getaway, Elevate & Business Saver, and 15% off Business fares to all Virgin Australia destinations. T&Cs apply.

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New Zealand flights from $189 each way

Valid for select 2019-2020 travel dates booked until 3 December 2019. Destinations include Queenstown, Christchurch, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Newcastle-Auckland. T&Cs apply.

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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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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

15% off domestic flights with code

Valid for domestic Business Saver and Business fares only. Offer includes a no advance purchase period. T&Cs apply.

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10% off domestic flights with code

Valid for Getaway, Elevate, Freedom and Business fares on domestic flights and to/from Bali, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Port Moresby or Pacific Islands. T&Cs apply.

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Bali flights from $172 return

Valid for travel between November 2019 - June 2020 with Air Asia, Jetstar, Scoot, and Malindo. Sample fare is Perth-Bali. Departure locations include Darwin, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and more. T&Cs apply.

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Japan flights from $299 return

Valid for travel between January - June 2020 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Cairns-Tokyo. Departure locations include Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and more. T&Cs apply.

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Extra $25 off Europe flights with code

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 - 2020 with airlines like Emirates, Qantas, Etihad Airways, Qatar and more. Destinations include London, Paris, Rome, Dublin, Athens and more. T&Cs apply.

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Fiji flights from $575 return

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney-Nadi Fiji with Virgin Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Flight from Sydney to Phuket for $605 return

Valid for travel from 28 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 and 20 Apr 2020 - 21 Jun 2020 from jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $46 each way

Valid for travel on select dates between November - December 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Destinations include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more.

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Australia flights for ski holidays from $155 each way

Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Sydney-Canberra with Virgin Australia. Other nearby ski resorts include Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains, Perisher and Selwyn Snowfields.

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Australia flights from $67 each way

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 with Virgin Australia, Tigerair and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney with Jetstar. Other destinations include Newcastle, Cairns, Melbourne, Townsville, Darwin, Prosperine, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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