Best days of the week to find Australia flight sales

Find out when to book the cheapest domestic flight deals.

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Australia’s three 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

Deal

Australia-wide flights from $59 each way

Expires 15 Feb 2022
Available from November 2021 – September 2022 to destinations including Cairns, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina and Sydney-Coffs Harbour. T&Cs apply.

Jetstar plane departing from Adelaide

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

Deal

Australia-wide flights from $41 each way

Verified Today Expires 26 Jan 2022
Available on select flight dates until 15 June 2022. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Sydney and more. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne with Jetstar.

Qantas plane in the air.

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

Deal

Up to 50% off Qantas flights

Expires 28 Feb 2022
Available on flights until 28 February 2022 to destinations including Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Hamilton Island, Cairns, Darwin, Broome and more.

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

Deal

Australia-wide flights from $41 each way

Verified Today Expires 26 Jan 2022
Available on select flight dates until 15 June 2022. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Sydney and more. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne with Jetstar.
Deal

Up to 50% off Qantas flights

Expires 28 Feb 2022
Available on flights until 28 February 2022 to destinations including Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Hamilton Island, Cairns, Darwin, Broome and more.
Deal

Up to 50% off: Australia flights from $32 with Jetstar

Expires 28 Feb 2022
Available on flights from 1 December 2021 – 28 February 2022. Destinations include Sydney, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Adelaide–Melbourne.
Deal

Australia-wide flights from $59 each way

Expires 15 Feb 2022
Available from November 2021 – September 2022 to destinations including Cairns, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina and Sydney-Coffs Harbour. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Flights to Melbourne from $54 return

Verified 2 days ago Expires 31 Jan 2022
Available on flights from January - May 2022, including during Australian Open. Sample fare is Sydney-Avalon with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Adelaide and more.
Deal

Australia-wide flights from $66 return

Expires 21 Jan 2022
Available on flights until February 2022 to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Launceston and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.
Deal

New Zealand flights from $319 return

Verified 2 days ago Expires 31 Jan 2022
Available on flights until May 2022 to Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Auckland with Jetstar.
Deal

Sydney flights from $67 return

Verified 2 days ago Expires 31 Jan 2022
Available on select travel dates until May 2022. Sample flight departs from Ballina with Jetstar.
Deal

International flights from $505 return

Expires 28 Feb 2022
Available on flights from 22 January – 23 September 2022. Destinations include Bali, Fiji and New Zealand. Sample fare is Brisbane-Nadi. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Sunshine Coast flights from $89 each way

Expires 28 Feb 2022
Available on Qantas flights until 28 February 2022. Sample fare departs from Sydney. Other flights depart from Melbourne and Canberra. T&Cs apply.
Deal

New Zealand flights from $322 return

Expires 25 Jan 2022
Available on flights from March – July 2022 to Queenstown, Christchurch and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland with Jetstar.
Deal

Flights to Fiji from $308 return

Expires 25 Jan 2022
Available on select travel dates until June 2022. Sample fare is Sydney-Nadi with Jetstar.
Deal

Flights to Fiji from $305 return

Expires 21 Jan 2022
Available on select travel dates until September 2022. Sample fare is Sydney-Nadi with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Melbourne and more.
Deal

Australia-wide flights from $79 return

Expires 21 Jan 2022
Available on flights from January – February 2022 to Cairns, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.
Deal

Sydney flights from $59 each way

Expires 15 Feb 2022
Available for travel from January – June 2022 departing from Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare departs from Ballina. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Melbourne flights from $69 each way

Expires 15 Feb 2022
Available on select flight dates from January – June 2022. Sample fare departs from Launceston. Other flights depart from Newcastle and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Brisbane flights from $59 each way

Expires 21 Jan 2022
Available on select flight dates from January – June 2022. Sample fare departs from Sydney. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Perth flights from $179 each way

Expires 15 Feb 2022
Available on select flight dates until September 2022. Sample fare departs from Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Hobart flights from $79 each way

Expires 15 Feb 2022
Available on select dates from 20 January – 12 June 2022. Sample fare departs from Melbourne.
Deal

Gold Coast flights from $85 each way

Expires 15 Feb 2022
Available on flights from January – June 2022 departing from Melbourne and more. Sample fare departs from Sydney.
Deal

Cairns flights from $105 each way

Expires 15 Feb 2022
Available on select flight dates June 2022. Sample flight departs from Brisbane. Other flights depart from Sydney, Gold Coast and more.
Deal

Flights from $96 each way with Qantas

Expires 31 Mar 2022
Available on flights between Sydney and Melbourne from November 2021 – March 2022. T&Cs apply.

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    FrancoisJune 20, 2017

    How can I join the Red Email mailing list?

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      danielle.valino@findercrew.comJune 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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