Best Australia Day flight sales for 2018

Alex Keshen 25 January 2018 NEWS

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Score deep discounts on domestic fares and European 5-star flights this weekend.

Long weekends are the perfect time to escape, and airlines are no fools to this. While Australia Day doesn’t always fall over a weekend (but this year it does!), adding just a couple days off can turn it into the perfect time to get away.

Each year, more and more domestic carriers and international airlines jump on Australia Day as an excuse for a sale, and it’s one we’d recommend checking out.

This year, the likes of Jetstar, Tigerair, Etihad and Emirates have all joined the party. From $29 domestic flights to $1,014 return flights to Europe on a 5-star airline deemed one of the world’s best, here are our favourite Australia Day flight sales for 2018.

Jetstar

What’s the deal?

More than 100 domestic routes on sale, with flights starting at just $29 each way. Most routes are available for flights from late-February until late-March, early-May until late June and late-July until mid-September Checked bags, food and entertainment are not included, but can be added onto your fare.

What would we book?

  • $29 flights between Melbourne (Avalon) and Hobart
  • $35 flights between Adelaide and Melbourne (Avalon), or $45 to Melbourne (Tullamarine)
  • $45 flights between Sydney and Ballina/Byron Bay

This sale ends at 11:59pm on 29 January.

Tigerair

What’s the deal?

Australia-wide flights starting at $39 each way. With a similar travel period to Jetstar, Tigerair’s sale is available from late-February until late-March, early-May until late-June and late-July to mid-September. Checked bags, food and meals aren’t included but can be added on.

What would we book?

  • $39 flights between Sydney and Gold Coast
  • $49 flights between Brisbane and Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast)
  • $59 flights between Adelaide and Sydney

This sale ends at 11:59pm on 29 January.

Etihad

What’s the deal?

Return flights to seven destinations in Europe, including Dublin, London and Paris, starting at just $1,014 return. These flights are available for travel until 31 May. The 5-star airline, which was named the eighth-best airline in the world, includes checked baggage, in-flight meals and entertainment.

What would we book?

  • $1,014 return flights from Perth to Dublin
  • $1,127 return flights from Melbourne to Madrid
  • $1,181 return flights from Sydney to London

This sale ends at 11:59pm on 28 January.

Qatar

What’s the deal?

Discounted flights to some of Qatar’s most popular destinations in Europe starting at $1,015 return. While these flights are starting at just $1 more than Etihad, Qatar was ranked the best airline in the world by Skytrax. It also includes checked bags, in-flight meals and entertainment in the fare. Qatar’s fares are available for flights departing before 31 May.

What would we book?

  • $1,015 return flights from Perth to Dublin
  • $1,150 return flights from Adelaide to Zagreb
  • $1,155 return flights from Sydney to Barcelona

This sale ends at 11:59pm on 28 January.

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