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 four 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.
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
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
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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