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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: Australia-wide flights from $79 each way

Discounted flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Darwin and more between February and September 2019. Sample fare is Ballina Byron-Sydney.

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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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Australia-wide flights from $37

Valid for travel from March - September 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne.

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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

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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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Fiji flights from $269 each way with Qantas

Valid for travel from March - December 2019. Sample fare is Sydney-Nadi.

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

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Up to 30% off: Australia-wide flights from $79 each way

Discounted flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Darwin and more between February and September 2019. Sample fare is Ballina Byron-Sydney.

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Los Angeles flights from $949 return

Valid for travel from April - November 2019. Sample fare is Brisbane-Los Angeles.

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Australia-wide flights from $37

Valid for travel from March - September 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne.

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Fiji flights from $269 each way with Qantas

Valid for travel from March - December 2019. Sample fare is Sydney-Nadi.

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Virgin Australia sale: International flights from $515 return

Valid for travel between February - March and May - June 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hong Kong. Destinations include Bali, Vanuatu, Fiji, Adelaide, Launceston and more.

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Qantas sale: International flights from $299

Valid for travel on select dates between January - November 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Denpasar. Destinations include Tokyo, Santiago, Lima, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Osaka and more.

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Asia flights from $299 each way

Valid for travel from February - September 2019. Destinations include Bali, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and more. Sample fare is Port Hedland-Bali.

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Domestic flights from $119 with Virgin Australia

Valid for travel between 19 February - 7 November 2019. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne. Destinations includes Perth.

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Up to 10% off fares

Valid for travel between 21 October 2018 - 30 December 2019 on all Virgin Australia domestic, trans-Tasman, international short haul and international long haul flights. Get 5% on elevate and gateway fares and 10% to business, premium economy and freedom fares. T&Cs apply.

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Alex takes care of the travel section here at finder.com.au. If there's a new sale on tours or cruises, discounted flights or hotels, or anything else that can be on offer, she'll fill you in.

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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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