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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. 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

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Australia-wide flights from $89 each way

Available on select dates until December 2020 to Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. 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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Ballina flights from $57 each way with Jetstar

Available from June - December 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina. Other flights depart from Cairns, Melbourne and more.

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Tigerair

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


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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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Brisbane flights from $149 each way

Available on select dates from March - April 2020 and October 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Qantas.

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

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Australia-wide flights from $89 each way

Available on select dates until December 2020 to Gold Coast, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off business class

Available on select travel dates when you use the code. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, London, Japan and more. T&Cs apply.

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Ballina flights from $57 each way with Jetstar

Available from June - December 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina. Other flights depart from Cairns, Melbourne and more.

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Ayers Rock flights from $99 each way with Jetstar

Available from June - December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Ayers Rock. Other flights depart from Sydney, Brisbane and more.

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Melbourne flights from $40 each way with Jetstar

Available on select dates until December 2020. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne. Other flights depart from Adelaide, Perth and more.

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Melbourne flights from $124 return

Available on select dates from April - September 2020. Sample fare Adelaide-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Brisbane flights from $144 return

Available on select dates from April - July 2020. Sample fare Sydney-Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Hobart flights from $128 return

Available on select dates from April - July 2020. Sample fare Melbourne-Hobart with Jetstar.

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Adelaide flights from $130 return

Available on select dates from April - July 2020. Sample fare Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar.

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Gold Coast flights from $156 return

Available on flights from April - October 2020. Sample fare Sydney-Gold Coast with Jetstar.

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Perth flights from $388 return

Available on select dates from July - November 2020. Sample fare Sydney-Perth with Jetstar.

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Sydney flights from $133 return

Available on flights from April - September 2020. Sample fare Gold Coast-Sydney with Jetstar.

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Cairns flights from $172 return

Available on select dates from April - September 2020. Sample fare is Brisbane-Cairns with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth and more.

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Perth flights from $391 return

Available on select dates from April - August 2020. Sample fare is Brisbane-Perth with Virgin Australia. Other flights depart from Melbourne, Gold Coast and more.

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Hamilton Island flights from $187 return

Available on select dates from April - December 2020. Sample fare is Brisbane-Hamilton Island with Virgin Australia. Other flights depart from Sydney, Melbourne and more.

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Melbourne flights from $90 return

Available on select dates from April - November 2020. Sample fare is Hobart-Melbourne with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Adelaide, Sydney, Gold Coast and more.

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Sydney flights from $140 return

Available on select dates in April 2020. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Melbourne, Gold Coast and more.

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Canberra flights from $190 return

Available on select dates from April - October 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Canberra with Virgin Australia. Other flights depart from Brisbane, Gold Coast and more.

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Ballina flights from $164 return

Available on select dates from April - December 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina with Virgin Australia. Other flights depart from Melbourne, Adelaide and more.

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Coffs Harbour flights from $182 return

Available on select dates from April - June 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Coffs Harbour with Virgin Australia. Other flight departs from Melbourne.

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Adelaide flights from $122 return

Available on select dates in 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Cairns, Hobart, Perth and more.

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Ayers Rock flights from $262 return

Available on select dates from April - December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Ayers Rock with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and more.

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Adelaide flights from $217 return

Available on select dates in April 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Adelaide with Jetstar.

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Brisbane flights from $149 return

Available on select dates from April - May 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Melbourne flights from $147 return

Available on select dates in April and August 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Gold Coast flights from $238 return

Available on select dates in April and July 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast with Virgin Australia.

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Sydney flights from $158 return

Available on select dates from April - June 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar.

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Ayers Rock flights from $239 each way

Available on select dates from November 2020 - February 2021. Sample fare is Sydney-Ayers Rock. Other flights depart from Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns and more.

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Cairns flights from $233 return

Available from April - September 2020. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Brisbane flights from $99 each way

Available on select dates from April - August 2020. Sample fare departs from Bundaberg. T&Cs apply.

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Adelaide flights from $109 each way

Available on select dates from June - October 2020. Sample fare departs from Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Adelaide flights from $223 return

Available on select dates from April - June 2020. Sample fare deparrts from Melbourne with Virgin Australia.

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Brisbane flights from $149 each way

Available on select dates from March - April 2020 and October 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Qantas.

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Gold Coast flights from $56 each way

Available on flights until December 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast with Jetstar.

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Australia-wide flights from $40 each way

Available on flights until December 2020 to Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Melbourne flights from $40 each way

Available on flights until December 2020. Sample fare is Adelaide-Avalon with Jetstar.

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Hobart flights from $46 each way

Available on flights until December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hobart with Jetstar.

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Adelaide flights from $40 each way

Available on flights until December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar.

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Sydney flights from $46 each way

Available on flights until December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar.

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Ballina flights from $57 each way

Available on flights until December 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina with Jetstar.

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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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