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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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10% off domestic flights with code

Valid for travel until December 2019. Destinations include Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne 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

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Australia flights from $89 return

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 - 2020 with Jetstar. Destinations include Perth, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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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

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Domestic flights from $67 each way

Valid for travel until May 2020 including Christmas holidays with airlines like Tigerair, Virgin Australia and more. Destinations include Newcastle, Gold Coast, Cairns, Adelaide Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney with Jetstar.

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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

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San Francisco flights from $1,071 return

Valid for travel from 18 August - 29 September 2019 with Qantas. Same fare departs from Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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

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10% off domestic flights with code

Valid for travel until December 2019. Destinations include Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off international flights with code

Valid for travel until December 2019 on Getaway fares. Destinations include Australia, Bali, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Port Moresby and Pacific Islands. T&Cs apply.

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Budget Air Budget Air

San Francisco flights from $1,071 return

Valid for travel from 18 August - 29 September 2019 with Qantas. Same fare departs from Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Australia flights from $89 return

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 - 2020 with Jetstar. Destinations include Perth, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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Fiji flights from $575 return

Valid for travel from May - June 2019 with Virgin Australia. Sample fare departs from Sydney.

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Vietnam flights from $259 each way

Available on select dates in August and September 2019 (from Melbourne) or November and December 2019 (from Sydney) when flying with Jetstar. Sample price is from Sydney-Ho Chi Minh City

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Flight Centre - Domestic Flight Centre - Domestic

Domestic flights from $67 each way

Valid for travel until May 2020 including Christmas holidays with airlines like Tigerair, Virgin Australia and more. Destinations include Newcastle, Gold Coast, Cairns, Adelaide Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney with Jetstar.

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Bali flights from $300 return

Valid for travel from 15 - 20 September 2019. Sample fare departs from Darwin.

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Queenstown flights from $360 each way

Valid for travel on select dates with Virgin Australia. Sample fare departs from Perth.

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5% off worldwide flights with code

Valid for travel until December 2019. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hawaii flights from $279 each way

Available on select dates in August and September 2019 when flying with Jetstar. Sample price is from Sydney to Honolulu.

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New Zealand flights from $249 each way

Valid for travel from on select dates from May - December 2019 across New Zealand including Christmas holidays. Destinations include Christchurch, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland.

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Hamilton Island flights from $135 each way

Valid for travel on select dates from May - December 2019 across Hamilton Island in Queensland. Sample fare departs from Brisbane.

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Ayers Rock flights from $239 each way

Valid for travel on from 28 May - 25 June and 10 November - 17 December 2019 across Ayers Rock in Uluru. Sample fare departs from Sydney.

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    How can I join the Red Email mailing list?

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      DanielleJune 21, 2017

      Hi Francois

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