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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

Virgin Australia - Deals Virgin Australia - Deals

10% off select domestic and international flights

Valid on select flights booked with Virgin Australia. Simply enter the code to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Virgin Australia - Deals coupon codes

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9 Oct 2018 10% off select domestic and international flights KLM****
19 Nov 2018 Australia-wide flights from $79 ********
19 Nov 2018 New Zealand flights from $219 each way ********
15 Nov 2018 Dunedin flights from $1,169 return ********
12 Nov 2018 South Pacific flights from $259 ********

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

Flight Centre - International Flight Centre - International

Hawaii flights from $694 return

Valid for travel from 13 May - 19 June 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Sydney-Hawaii.

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Popular Flights coupon codes

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9 Oct 2018 10% off select domestic and international flights KLM****
5 Oct 2018 Extra 10% off flights: Europe from $981 return TIC****
7 Nov 2018 $120 off first class flights FIR****
20 Feb 2018 $120 off first class seats FIR****
19 Nov 2018 Thailand flights from $267 return ********

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

Flight Finder Flight Finder

Domestic flights from $62.95

Valid for travel from 27 November - 25 December 2018, including over Christmas with Tigerair. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast.

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Darwin flights from $99.95

Valid for travel from 3 December 2018 - 29 January 2019, including over Christmas with Tigerair. Sample fare is Brisbane-Darwin.

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Popular Flights coupon codes

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9 Oct 2018 10% off select domestic and international flights KLM****
5 Oct 2018 Extra 10% off flights: Europe from $981 return TIC****
7 Nov 2018 $120 off first class flights FIR****
20 Feb 2018 $120 off first class seats FIR****
19 Nov 2018 Thailand flights from $267 return ********

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

Skiddoo Skiddoo

Europe flights from $875 return

Fares on sale to London, Dublin and Rome from across Australia on airlines including Qantas, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and more. Sample fare is to Dublin.

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Popular Flights coupon codes

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9 Oct 2018 10% off select domestic and international flights KLM****
5 Oct 2018 Extra 10% off flights: Europe from $981 return TIC****
7 Nov 2018 $120 off first class flights FIR****
20 Feb 2018 $120 off first class seats FIR****
19 Nov 2018 Thailand flights from $267 return ********

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

Virgin Australia - Deals Virgin Australia - Deals

10% off select domestic and international flights

Valid on select flights booked with Virgin Australia. Simply enter the code to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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Skiddoo Skiddoo

Europe flights from $875 return

Fares on sale to London, Dublin and Rome from across Australia on airlines including Qantas, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and more. Sample fare is to Dublin.

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Flight Centre - International Flight Centre - International

Hawaii flights from $694 return

Valid for travel from 13 May - 19 June 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Sydney-Hawaii.

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Flight Centre - International Flight Centre - International

Phuket flights from $375 return

Valid for travel from 15 January - 5 May 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Perth-Phuket.

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Flight Finder Flight Finder

International flights from $159 each way

Valid for travel from January - March 2019 with Jetstar. Destinations include Bali, Phuket, Tokyo, Auckland, Honolulu and more. Sample fare is Perth-Bali.

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Flight Finder Flight Finder

Australia-wide flights from $49 each way

Valid for travel from December 2018 - September 2019, including over Christmas with Jetstar. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide.

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Flight Finder Flight Finder

Domestic flights from $62.95

Valid for travel from 27 November - 25 December 2018, including over Christmas with Tigerair. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast.

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Flight Finder Flight Finder

Darwin flights from $99.95

Valid for travel from 3 December 2018 - 29 January 2019, including over Christmas with Tigerair. Sample fare is Brisbane-Darwin.

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Virgin Australia - Deals Virgin Australia - Deals

Australia-wide flights from $79

Valid for travel from 22 January - 14 April 2019. Sample fare is Ballina Byron-Sydney.

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New Zealand flights from $219 each way

Valid for travel from January - September 2019. Sample fare is Brisbane-Christchurch.

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Dunedin flights from $1,169 return

Valid for travel from December 2018 - February 2019. Sample fare is Sydney-Dunedin.

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South Pacific flights from $259

Valid for travel from 12 November - 16 December 2018 and 2 February - 15 September 2019. Destinations include Fiji, Vanuatu, Bali, Samoa and Rarotonga. Sample fare is Sydney-Fiji.

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Virgin Australia - Deals Virgin Australia - Deals

Up to 10% off fares

Valid for travel between 21 October 2018 - 30 December 2019 on all Virgin Australia domestic, trans-Tasman, international short haul and international long haul flights. Get 5% on elevate and gateway fares and 10% to business, premium economy and freedom fares. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Flights coupon codes

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9 Oct 2018 10% off select domestic and international flights KLM****
5 Oct 2018 Extra 10% off flights: Europe from $981 return TIC****
7 Nov 2018 $120 off first class flights FIR****
20 Feb 2018 $120 off first class seats FIR****
19 Nov 2018 Thailand flights from $267 return ********

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Trend Micro Trend Micro

Extra 22% off new 24-month subscriptions

Get an extra 22% off new 24-month subscriptions of Trend Micro's antivirus products. It applies to products that are already discounted.

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10% off when you spend $200

Get 10% off your cart when you spend over $200 at Showpo with this exclusive code. T&Cs apply, excluding sale items and gift cards.

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Littlewoods Littlewoods
Black Friday!

Black Friday! Shop early deals now

Littlewoods are celebrating Black Friday early! Shop now and get deals off electricals, beauty, fashion and more. T&Cs apply.

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Very.co.uk Very.co.uk
Black Friday!

Black Friday! Shop early deals now

Very are celebrating Black Friday early! Shop now and get deals off electricals, beauty, fashion and more. T&Cs apply.

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Footasylum Footasylum
Black Friday!

Black Friday! Daily deals of 60% off

Footasylum's Black Friday deals are here! Get up to 60% off tons of products and check back every day to see new lines added! T&Cs apply.

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Wayfair Wayfair
Black Friday!

Black Friday Blowout! Huge discounts on homeware

Shop Wayfair's Black Friday deals now and get huge discounts on everything for your home! T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Extra 15% off experiences

Valid for use on any activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling and more. T&Cs apply.

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Crocs Australia Crocs Australia
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Extra 5% off site-wide

Receive an extra 5% discount on the biggest selection of casual shoes, clogs, flats & more at Crocs. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Virgin Australia - Deals coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
9 Oct 2018 10% off select domestic and international flights KLM****
19 Nov 2018 Australia-wide flights from $79 ********
19 Nov 2018 New Zealand flights from $219 each way ********
15 Nov 2018 Dunedin flights from $1,169 return ********
12 Nov 2018 South Pacific flights from $259 ********

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Alex takes care of the travel section here at finder.com.au. If there's a new sale on tours or cruises, discounted flights or hotels, or anything else that can be on offer, she'll fill you in.

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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

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