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

Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Up to 30% off Tasmania flights

Available on flights from July 2021 - March 2022. Destinations include Launceston, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Darwin, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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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

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Flights within Australia from $25 each way

Available on flights until December 201. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. Destinations include Gold Coast, Ballina, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and more.

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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

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Up to 50% off: Qantas flights from $70 each way

Available on flights from April - September 2021 to destinations including Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Launceston, Canberra, Darwin, Broome, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston.

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

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Flights within Australia from $25 each way

Available on flights until December 201. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. Destinations include Gold Coast, Ballina, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and more.

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Up to 30% off Tasmania flights

Available on flights from July 2021 - March 2022. Destinations include Launceston, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Darwin, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia flights from $54 return

Available on flights from June - September 2021 to Gold Coast, Cairns, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Alice Springs, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Jetstar sale: Australia-wide flights from $32 each way

Available on flights from April - September 2021 to Launceston, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Whitsundays, Townsville, Hamilton Island, Darwin, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off: Qantas flights from $70 each way

Available on flights from April - September 2021 to destinations including Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Launceston, Canberra, Darwin, Broome, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston.

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Up to 50% off domestic flights with Qantas

Available on flights from April - September 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Launceston, Hobart, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $44 each way

Available on flights until September 2021 to Gold Coast, Adelaide, Launceston, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Brisbane and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Up to 15% off domestic flights with code

Available on Australia flights until May 2022 when you book 7 days in advance. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $55 return

Available on flights until December 2021 to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Launceston and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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New Zealand flights from $287 return

Available on flights from June - November 2021 to Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland with Jetstar.

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Up to 50% off: Flights from $70 each way

Available on flights from June - September 2021. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $79 each way

Available on flights from 13 July 2021 - 31 March 2022 to Melbourne, Launceston, Gold Coast, Canberra, Darwin, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Hobart, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Up to 10% off flights

Available on select travel dates until December 2022. Must be booked 7 days prior to departure. Destinations include Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Broome, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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New Zealand flights from $280 return

Available on flights until March 2022. Destinations include Queenstown, Christchurch, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Auckland with Jetstar.

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Northern Territory flights from $128 each way

Available on flights from 1-30 September 2021 to Alice Springs and more. Sample fare is Cairns-Darwin with Jetstar. Other airline includes Qantas from $135.

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Tasmania flights from $58 each way

Available on flights from June - September 2021 to Launceston and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hobart with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Western Australia flights from $108 each way

Available on flights from August - September 2021. Sample fare is Adelaide-Perth with Jetstar. Other destination includes Broome. T&Cs apply.

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Flights within Australia from $34 each way

Available on flights from June - August 2021. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Destinations include Canberra, Cairns, Brisbane, Adelaide, Launceston, Newcastle and more.

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Flights to New Zealand from $241 return

Available on flights from June - November 2021 to Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Auckland with Jetstar.

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Fiji flights from $273 each way

Available for travel from September 2021 - January 2022. Sample fare is Sydney-Nadi with Fiji Airways. Other airlines include Qantas from $326 and more.

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Flights to Alice Springs from $264 return

Available from June - September 2021. Sample fare departs from Adelaide with Qantas. Other flights depart from Sydney, Melbourne and more.

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Alice Springs flights from $110 each way

Available on select flights until March 2022 departing from Melbourne, Sydney Brisbane and more. Sample fare departs from Adelaide with Virgin Australia.

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Flights to New Zealand from $286 returns

Available from June - November 2021 to destinations including Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Wellington with Jetstar.

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Domestic flights from $55 return

Available on flights from June - August 2021 to Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Up to 50% off Australia flights

Available on select travel dates 30 September 2021 with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Rex and Fly Pelican. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Brome, Hamilton Island, Hobart, Launceston, Perth, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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KayakKayak

Up to 50% off Australia-wide flights

Available on flights until September 2021 with Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and more.

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Sydney flights from $39 each way

Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Ballina, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne.

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Melbourne flights from $39 each way

Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and more. Sample fare departs from Sydney.

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Brisbane flights from $109 each way

Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Sydney, Mackay, Cairns and more. Sample fare departs from Newcastle.

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Perth flights from $179 each way

Available on flights until March 2022 departing from Adelaide, Cairns, Melbourne, Darwin and more. Sample fare departs from Kalgoorlie.

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Hobart flights from $99 each way

Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Adelaide and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne.

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Adelaide flights from $59 each way

Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne.

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Canberra flights from $69 each way

Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sydney and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne.

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Canberra flights from $119 return

Available on select dates until December 2021 departing from Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne with Virgin Australia.

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Queenstown flights from $259 each way

Available on flights from September 2021 - January 2022 departing from Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic flights from $46 each way

Available on select flight until 30 September 2021 with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Rex. Destinations include Gold Coast, Sydney, Darwin, Launceston, Broome, Sydney, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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Flights to New Zealand from $301 each way

Available on select travel dates to Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Christchurch with Air New Zealand. Other airline includes Qantas Airways from $341. 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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