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Up to 50% off: Black Friday and Cyber Monday flight sales 2022 | Updated Daily

With 50% off flights and more hot deals, you won't want to miss out on cheap flight sales is over Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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With deals like Jetstar's Cyber Weekend Fare Frenzy from $29 each way, 50% off last-minute domestic flights with Virgin Australia and Asia fares from $299 return with Flight Centre this year's Black Friday sales sure are coming in hot.

Prices have dropped left, right and centre, so you don't want to miss out. Find all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals right on this page.

Search using the bar below for a destination, airline or booking site to find a bargain:

Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Flights within Australia from $49 each way

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Flights within Australia from $33 each way

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Domestic flights from $69 each way

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Trip.comTrip.com

Get $50 off flights with code

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KayakKayak

Australia-wide flights from $79 return

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Flights to Singapore from $130 each way

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I Want That FlightI Want That Flight

Bali flights from $207 return

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Flights to New Zealand from $283 return

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Air New ZealandAir New Zealand

New Zealand flights from $316 each way

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

Fiji Airways flights from $609 return

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

Qantas: Australia flights from $99 each way

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Perth flights from $119 each way

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Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

Australia-wide flights from $69 return

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

East coast flights from $129 each way with Qantas

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

International flights from $555 return

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Western Australia flights from $199 each way

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

Rex Airlines flights from $79 each way

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Flights within Australia from $49 each way

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KLMKLM

Greece flights from $1,682 return

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KLMKLM

International flights from $1,631 return

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Hawaiian AirlinesHawaiian Airlines

Flights to Hawaii from $1,268 return

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EmiratesEmirates

Worldwide flights from $1,779 return

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Trip.comTrip.com

USA flights from $1,209 return

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Kiwi.comKiwi.com

Get USD$7 off with code

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Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia Airlines

Malaysia flights from $661 return

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

Flights between Canberra and Melbourne from $99 each way

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OneTravelOneTravel

Up to $16 off international flight fees using code

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OneTravelOneTravel

Up to $24 off flight fees with code

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Frequently asked questions about Black Friday flight deals

When do the Black Friday and Cyber Monday flight deals start?

Black Friday is on 26 November 2021, with most flight sales continuing on through the weekend until Cyber Monday (29 November).

Though 26 November is the official start date, every airline and online travel agency treats Black Friday differently. Some launch sales early and some run sales longer than just the weekend.

To ensure you don't miss out, we note the end date of flight sales on every deal if available. If the deal is on our page, that means it's still available to book.

If you're after specific travel dates, the sooner you get in, the better. Peak season dates, weekends and school holiday dates, if available, often sell out quick.

Which Black Friday flight deals are worth snapping up?

These deals are live and ready to go! Check them out:

  • Jetstar: Jetstar has gone as low as $29 fares during a flight sale and it's Black Friday sale is no different, at these prices tickets won't last long!
  • Virgin Australia: Since its buyout from Bain, Virgin Australia has been winning back our hearts with enviable sales. This year it's dropped 35% off domestic flights with prices as low as $49 one way.
  • Rex: For last minute Christmas getaways, Rex dropped flights from $69 including baggage between select Australian cities.
  • Flight Centre: Has flights to Asia on offer from just $299 return.
  • Etihad Airways: is offering flights from as low as $1,096 return in it's Black Flyday sale.
  • Cathay Pacific: Is celebrating a "Green Friday" with flights from as low as $1,298 return + when you buy a ticket your second is 50% off (economy) or 30% off (business). But the best part? The airline is offsetting carbon emissions free of charge on every ticket sold as part of the sale.
  • Thai Airways: Is letting the sale run extra long with its 9 Days sale flights start from as low as $734 return with flights to Bangkok, Phuket and Europe.
  • Air New Zealand: Never one to miss out on the "Black Flyday" action, Air New Zealand is offering 10% off Economy flights to the USA and Canada with the promo code FLYDAY10.

Which companies usually offer Black Friday flight deals?

While the offers available change every year, we've seen discounted flights on Black Friday from the following airlines and travel companies in the past:

  • Virgin Australia: Fly full-service and earn Velocity Points for a fraction of the price. Virgin Australia tends to focus on one destination for its Black Friday sale. This year it'll likely be an Australia sale.
  • Jetstar: Always on the hunt for an excuse to have a sale, Jetstar has previously offered $39 domestic fares, $99 international flights and return-for-free deals during Black Friday.
  • Qantas: Australia's national carrier has a tendency to offer discounts on its online shop rather than on flights. If you're looking for discounted Qantas airfares, check out online travel agencies such as Flight Centre and Aunt Betty.
  • Flight Centre: This Australian travel agency pulls together some of the best deals on the web. It's also been known to jump the gun early and drop a Red Thursday sale the day before.
  • Air New Zealand: New Zealand's national carrier has offered everything from discounted flights to New Zealand to sale fares to the US over Black Friday.
  • Emirates: In previous years, Emirates has brought discounted flights to Dubai and Europe from $1,059 return.
  • Qatar: Cheap European flights on a 5-star airline is the name of Qatar's game over Black Friday. We've seen the airline offer 10% off flights across its entire network in previous Black Friday sales.

Which destinations can I get cheap Black Friday flights to?

While you can usually discover cheap flights to destinations worldwide over Black Friday, with international border statuses still up in the air, we expect this year's flight sales to mostly be for Australian destinations.

Jetstar and Virgin Australia are both known for selling seats to destinations across the nation on Black Friday.

We'd also expect to see discounted flights to Australia's neighbours with lower COVID-19 rates, like New Zealand and the South Pacific. If you do book these destinations, consider dates into 2022 or choose flights with loads of flexibility in case borders don't open up in time.

What should I know about booking flights during COVID-19?

There is still a bit of uncertainty surrounding travel at the moment, which might make it more difficult to utilise these deals. To help, here are a couple of things to consider to hopefully give you some peace of mind:

  • Flexible bookings: Airlines are offering added flexibility in case accidents or border closures affect your travels. Some are offering fee-free changes, cancellations and rebookings, which gives you an added sense of security should your plans change.
  • COVID-safe plan: All flights should have COVID-safe measures in place. This might include limited capacity to allow for physical distancing and increased cleaning to keep you safe. If an airline doesn't have these measures, it might not be worth booking with that company.
  • Wear a mask and keep your distance: Many airlines, including Qantas and Jetstar, provide passengers with hygiene packs. These include antibacterial wipes to clean your seat and table and a mask to wear on board. Some airlines make mask-wearing compulsory while others don't.
  • Contactless check-in and bag drops: To reduce high-touch surfaces, airlines are allowing passengers to check-in either online or via the app before they fly. If you have any issues or you would prefer to check-in in person, staff will still be at the airport to help.
  • Service may be simplified: To reduce unnecessary and prolonged contact, airlines have pared back on their service. This means that they might not offer you a full or hot meal on board, or they may have removed items with high-touch surfaces, such as magazines and entertainment units.
  • Consider border openings: Yes, some airlines will try and sell you international flights or to states that are currently closed. But right now, international travel for Australians is still a bit up in the air. This doesn't mean that borders can't open up as planned in 2021. However, if you are planning to take your chances, it's a good idea to make sure your flights are flexible in case you're not allowed to travel abroad.
  • Travel insurance: This is available for both domestic and international trips. While you won't be covered for any COVID-related claims, you can be covered for injuries, accidents, theft and more that could leave you out of pocket otherwise.

Which airlines have flexible fares?

Most airlines now offer flexible fares that let you change your flight for free. Bear in mind that while the fee may be waived, you will have to pay any fare difference at the time of change. So if you book a Black Friday bargain but then decide to change your plans during a non-sale period, you'll likely have to fork out some extra cash for the convenience.

  • Qantas: Changes can be made until 28 January 2022 for travel until 31 December 2022.
  • Virgin Australia: Unlimited date changes for travel until 28 February 2022.
  • Qatar Airways: Free unlimited date changes for bookings, but your travel must be completed by 31 May 2022.
  • Scoot: Receive a voucher for any flight through ChangeYourFlight.
  • Hawaiian Airlines: Fee-free changes on international and domestic flights.
  • Cathay Pacific: Free date change on new tickets booked by 31 December 2021.

How do I find these fares during the Black Friday sales?

Most flexible fares can be booked through the airline directly or through an online travel agent. Look out for icons that say "Fly Flexible" or "No Change Fees".

If you're using an aggregator, Skyscanner has an option to "only show airlines with flexible tickets" so that you can tailor your search to pull up only fares with fee-free changes.

How do I get the best Black Friday flight deals?

  • Be flexible: Often the lowest prices are available on days when airlines need to fill their planes. This may mean leaving mid-week or during the low season. If you're happy to travel off-peak, you can really score a deal.
  • Go wherever the sales take you: If you have a specific destination in mind, you're more likely to be disappointed. Instead, approach the sale with a broader holiday plan. You're more likely to find a deal to a non-specific beach destination than to a specific South Pacific island.
  • Start your search at midnight: Many sales launch as soon as the clock strikes midnight on 26 November, so we'd recommend being ready to book as early in the day as possible before the best deals sell out.
  • Forego baggage and in-flight meals: If you've found a deal on a budget airline, try and get all of your belongings into a carry-on bag and bring your own snacks for the flight. Depending on the airline and destination, these fees can really add a lot to your fare.
  • Set up a price alert: If your heart is set on a specific destination, set up a price alert for your route. Kayak and Skyscanner both offer this service. You'll get an email alert if the price of flights drops on your preferred route.

How does Black Friday compare to Boxing Day?

Every year, Black Friday surprises us. Not only has it become bigger and bigger over the years, but it's also become better, with more companies and better deals joining in.

But is it a better sale than Boxing Day? That depends.

Some deals are better. That's because shoppers will be searching for bargains that they can use or gift over Christmas, meaning stores are going to want to put out their top deals to get you to buy. For travellers, it's also a chance to snap up a flight or hotel deal for the holidays.

That being said, airlines know you'll be on the lookout for deals on this day and they might not want to show all of their best cards yet.

In previous years, a number of companies waited until Boxing Day to give us even bigger discounts. For example, Jetstar took flights down to $29 a pop (they started at $39 during Black Friday).

Whatever the case, if you see a deal that's too good to pass up, it's better to just get it on Black Friday. But, if you think you can wait to see if anything better comes along, Boxing Day might surprise you.


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