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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 33% off worldwide flights

Valid for travel from April - December 2019. Destinations include Bali, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Taipei, Fiji, Vanuatu, Los Angeles 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


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


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


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

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Up to 33% off worldwide flights

Valid for travel from April - December 2019. Destinations include Bali, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Taipei, Fiji, Vanuatu, Los Angeles and more. T&Cs apply.

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South Pacific flights from $299 return

Valid for travel from April -December 2019. Destinations include Vanuatu, Fiji, Bali and more. Sample fare is Darwin-Bali.

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New Zealand flights from $219 each way

Valid for travel from May - December 2019. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Auckland.

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Australia-wide flights from $79

Valid for travel from May - December 2019. Destinations include Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Hamilton Island and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney.

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Perth flights from $143 each way

Valid for travel between March - February 2020. Departures include Gold Coast, Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Perth.

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Up to 10% off domestic and international flights

Valid for travel until August 2019. Destinations include New Zealand, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Pacific, Africa and across Australia including Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Extra 10% off domestic and international flights

Valid for travel until August 2019. Destinations include Pacific Islands, Bali, Port Moresby, Los Angeles, Asia, North America, Middle East and across Australia including Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and more. 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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