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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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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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Jetstar sale: Australia flights from $35 each way

Valid for travel on select dates between September - December 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, Uluru, Gold Coast and more. 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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Australia flights from $67 each way

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 with Virgin Australia, Tigerair and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney with Jetstar. Other destinations include Newcastle, Cairns, Melbourne, Townsville, Darwin, Prosperine, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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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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Japan flights from $679 return with Qantas

Valid for travel from 17 May - 18 June 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Osaka.

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

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Jetstar sale: Australia flights from $35 each way

Valid for travel on select dates between September - December 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, Uluru, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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New Zealand flights from $139 each way

Valid for travel on select dates between September - December 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland. Destinations include Christchurch and more.

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Ho Chi Minh City flights from $229 each way

Valid for travel between 5 October - 25 November 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare departs from Melbourne.

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Japan flights from $679 return with Qantas

Valid for travel from 17 May - 18 June 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Osaka.

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Queenstown flights from $323 return

Valid for travel from June - July 2020 with Jetstar. Sample fare is from Sydney.

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Auckland flights from $284 return

Valid for travel on select dates between August - November 2019. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar.

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New Zealand flights from $339 return

Valid for travel between October 2019 - June 2020 with Qantas. Sample fare departs from Brisbane to Christchurch.

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Fiji flights from $579 return

Valid for travel between October 2019 - June 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Qantas.

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Honolulu flights from $899 return

Valid for travel between November 2019 - June 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Qantas.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 10% off worldwide flights with code

Valid for travel until December 2019. Get 5% discount on elevate fares, and 10% discount on freedom, premium economy and business fares. T&Cs apply.

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Global: Up to 15% off business flights with code

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include within Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Fiji. Includes 7% off getaway, elevate and freedom fares. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off business flights in Australia with code

Valid for travel on select dates with Business Saver and business fares. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hong Kong flights from $709 return

Valid for travel on select dates between September 2019 - March 2020. Sample fare departs from Melbourne. Other departures include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney and Hobart. T&Cs apply.

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Australia flights from $109 each way

Valid for travel on select dates between August 2019 - March 2020. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney. Destinations include Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Gold Coast, Perth and more.

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30% off hotels on 6-night Fiji tour with return flights

Valid for travel between 1 February - 31 March 2020. Includes return flights from Sydney to Nadi with Virgin Australia, 6-night stay at the 4.5 star Shangri-La, free access at the Resort's Waterpark, daily buffet breakfast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Bali flights from $213 return

Valid for travel on select dates from July - November 2019. Sample fare departs from Darwin with Jetstar.

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Australia flights for ski holidays from $155 each way

Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Sydney-Canberra with Virgin Australia. Other nearby ski resorts include Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains, Perisher and Selwyn Snowfields.

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Australia flights from $67 each way

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 with Virgin Australia, Tigerair and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney with Jetstar. Other destinations include Newcastle, Cairns, Melbourne, Townsville, Darwin, Prosperine, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Fiji flights from $520 return

Valid for travel between 10 October 2019 - 15 November 2019 with Jetstar. Sample fare departs from Sydney.

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Hawaii flights from $603 return

Valid for travel from 10 October - 15 November 2019. Sample fare is Sydney-Honolulu with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Fiji flights from $552 return

Valid for travel on select dates from June - August 2019 with airlines like Qantas, Jetstar and more. Sample fare departs from Sydney to Nadi with Fiji Airways. T&Cs apply.

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Qantas sale: China flights from $675 return

Valid for travel from 10 October - 14 November 2019. Sample fare is Brisbane-Shanghai with Qantas. T&Cs apply.

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Bangkok flights from $344 return

Valid for travel from July 2019 - March 2020. Sample fare departs from Darwin with Jetstar.

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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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