Boxing Day flight sales for 2021: Updated all day

From just $29, these are the flight deals you've been waiting for all year, from domestic deals to overseas bargains.

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Get ready to tick "travel more" off your list of New Year's resolutions. Boxing Day is when some of the hottest flight deals drop. The official event hasn't even started yet and we're already seeing $89 flights with Virgin Australia and $29 flights within Australia with Jetstar.

We're on the hunt for bargains and will be updating this page throughout the day to bring you the best from airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia. Plus early bird offers from Emirates and Air New Zealand.

Boxing Day flight deals for 2021

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Flights within Australia from $26 each way

Verified 2 days ago Expires 3 Aug 2021
Available on select flight dates from July 2021 - March 2022. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Destinations include Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Launceston, Newcastle, Ballina, Brisbane and more.
Deal

Up to 50% off Qantas flights

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on flights from April - September 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Launceston, Hobart, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Rex Airlines sale: Flights between Sydney and Melbourne from $39

Expires 28 Aug 2021
Available on select flight dates until December 2021.
Deal

Up to 50% off: Qantas flights from $70 each way

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on flights from April - September 2021 to destinations including Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Launceston, Canberra, Darwin, Broome, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston.
Deal

Jetstar sale: Australia-wide flights from $32 each way

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on flights from April - September 2021 to Launceston, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Whitsundays, Townsville, Hamilton Island, Darwin, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Jetstar flights from $41 each way

Verified Today Expires 2 Aug 2021
Available from September - December 2021. Destinations include Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Hobart-Melbourne.
Deal

New Zealand flights from $316 return

Verified Yesterday Expires 12 Aug 2021
Available on flights from July - November 2021 to Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland with Jetstar.
Deal

Australia-wide flights from $79 each way

Verified 4 days ago Expires 12 Aug 2021
Available on flights from 13 July 2021 - 31 March 2022 to Melbourne, Launceston, Gold Coast, Canberra, Darwin, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Domestic flights from $59 return

Expires 6 Aug 2021
Available on Australia flights from July - September 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.
Deal

Up to 50% off Australia-wide flights

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on flights until 30 September 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Uluru and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Australia-wide flights from $59 return

Expires 3 Aug 2021
Available on flights until December 2021 to Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Launceston and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.
Deal

South Australia flights from $38 each way

Expires 3 Aug 2021
Available for travel from July - August 2021. Destinations include Kingscote, Whyalla, Port Lincoln and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar.
Deal

Flights within Australia from $34 each way

Expires 2 Aug 2021
Available on flights from July - September 2021 to destinations including Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast with Rex Airlines.
Deal

Victoria flights from $36 each way

Expires 3 Aug 2021
Available on flights from July - October 2021. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. Other destinations include Mildura, Avalon, Albury and Bendigo.
Deal

Domestic flights from $55 each way with Rex

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on flights from April - September 2021 to Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Burnie and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Flights between Sydney and Melbourne from $39 each way

Expires 28 Aug 2021
Available on Rex Airline select flights in 2021.
Deal

Up to 50% off: Flights from $70 each way

Expires 31 Jul 2021
Available on flights from June - September 2021. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
Deal

International flights from $989 each way

Verified Yesterday Expires 24 Aug 2021
Available on flights until November 2021. Destinations include London, Athens, Dubai, New York, Paris and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Frankfurt. T&Cs apply.
Deal

USA flights from $920 return

Verified Yesterday Expires 12 Aug 2021
Available for travel from August 2021 - February 2022. Destinations include Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Honolulu with Jetstar.
Deal

Canada flights from $1,663 return

Verified Yesterday Expires 12 Aug 2021
Available on flights from August 2021 - February 2022. Destinations include Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Vancouver with ANA Airlines.
Deal

Flights to Vanuatu from $725 return

Verified Yesterday Expires 12 Aug 2021
Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin and more. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Fiji Airways.
Deal

Asia flights from $368 return

Verified Yesterday Expires 12 Aug 2021
Available on select travel dates until January 2022 to Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and more. Sample fare is Perth-Bali with AirAsia.
Deal

Hong Kong flights from $1,065 return

Verified Yesterday Expires 28 Feb 2022
Available on Cathay Pacific flights until 28 February 2022. Sample fare is Perth-Hong Kong. Other flights depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and more.
Deal

Canada flights from GBP£332 return

Verified Yesterday Expires 31 Aug 2021
Plus get free date change on select flights until December 2021. Destinations include Vancouver, Montreal and more. Sample fare is London-Toronto. T&Cs apply.
Deal

New Zealand flights from $290 each way

Verified 2 days ago Expires 13 Aug 2021
Available on select travel dates to Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Christchurch. Tickets must be purchased 28 days prior to flight date. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Air Canada flights from $2,261 return

Verified 2 days ago Expires 13 Aug 2021
Available on flights from February - June 2022. Sample fare is Sydney-Toronto. Destinations include Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and more.
Code

Up to 15% off flights with code

Verified 2 days ago Expires 11 Aug 2021
Available on Australia flights until June 2022 when you book 7 days in advance. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Melbourne flights from $39 each way

Verified 2 days ago Expires 11 Aug 2021
Available on flights from August 2021 - March 2022 departing from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and more. Sample fare departs from Sydney.
Deal

Sydney flights from $39 each way

Verified 2 days ago Expires 11 Aug 2021
Available on flights from August - December 2021 departing from Brisbane, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne.
Deal

Canberra flights from $69 each way

Verified 2 days ago Expires 11 Aug 2021
Available on select flights until December 2021. Sample fare is Melbourne-Canberra. Other flights depart from Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide and more.
Deal

Hong Kong flights from $656 return

Expires 6 Aug 2021
Available on select flight dates until March 2022. Sample fare departs from Melbourne with Philippine Airlines. Other flights depart from Sydney and more.
Code

USD$35 off flight fees

Expires 1 Aug 2021
Available on select dates in 2021 when you use the code. Applies to bookings up to 7 travelers. Destinations include USA and more. T&Cs apply.
Code

Up to USD$35 off flights with code

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on flights bookings up to 7 passengers to beach destinations including Hawaii, Cancun and more. T&Cs apply.
Code

Up to USD$27 off flights

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on flights bookings up to 3 passengers when you use the code. Destinations include USA and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Flights to Fiji from $572 return

Expires 6 Aug 2021
Available from October 2021 - January 2022. Sample fare is Sydney-Nadi with Fiji Airways.
Deal

New Zealand flights from $296 return

Expires 5 Aug 2021
Available on flights from October 2021 - March 2022. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Wellington with Jetstar. Destinations include Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and more.
Deal

Flights within Australia from $38 each way

Expires 5 Aug 2021
Available on flights from July - December 2021. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Destinations include Canberra, Cairns, Brisbane, Adelaide, Launceston, Newcastle and more.
Code

Up to 10% off flights with code

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available on flights until 30 June 2022 when you pay using Mastercard. Destinations include London, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Maldives, Cape Town and more. T&Cs apply.
Code

Up to 10% off flights + extra baggage with code

Expires 21 Aug 2021
Available on flights until 31 March 2021. Destinations include Pakistan, Africa, Turkey, Greece and Poland. T&Cs apply.
Deal

New Zealand flights from $297 return

Expires 4 Aug 2021
Available on flights from August 2021 - January 2022 to Queenstown, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Auckland with Jetstar.
Deal

Save up to 40% off flights

Book a flight with Hotwire for up to 40% off the regular price. Destinations include USA, Canada and more.
Deal

Flights to Norfolk Island from $626 return

Expires 6 Aug 2021
Available on select dates from August - December 2021. Sample fare departs from Brisbane.
Deal

Norfolk Island flights from $696 return

Expires 4 Aug 2021
Available on flights from July 2021 - March 2022. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Air New Zealand.
Deal

Norfolk Island flights from $392 each way

Expires 4 Aug 2021
Available on flights until December 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Qantas.
Deal

Flights to Norfolk Island from $798 return

Expires 4 Aug 2021
Available for travel from July - August 2021. Sample fare is Brisbane-Norfolk Island with Qantas.
Deal

Perth flights from $179 each way

Expires 3 Aug 2021
Available on flights until March 2022 departing from Adelaide, Cairns, Melbourne and more. Sample fare departs from Kalgoorlie.
Deal

Flights to Darwin from $182 return

Expires 4 Aug 2021
Available on flights from August 2021 - December 2021. Sample fare departs from Adelaide with Jetstar.
Deal

Darwin flights from $145 each way

Expires 4 Aug 2021
Available on flights from August 2021 - March 2022. Sample fare departs from Melbourne. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Northern Territory flights from $106 each way

Expires 3 Aug 2021
Available on flights from August - October 2021. Sample fare is Melbourne-Connellan with Jetstar. Other destinations include Alice Springs and Darwin.
Deal

Tasmania flights from $46 each way

Expires 3 Aug 2021
Available on flights from July - October 2021. Destinations include Hobart, Burnie, Devonport and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston with Jetstar.

Boxing Day flight deals for 2020

Last checked Code description Code
28 Jul 2021 Up to 15% off flights with code CRV****
23 Jul 2021 USD$35 off flight fees SB3****
23 Jul 2021 Up to USD$35 off flights with code BEA****
23 Jul 2021 Up to USD$27 off flights FLY****
22 Jul 2021 Up to 10% off flights with code MAS****

Frequently asked questions about Boxing Day flight sales

What should I know about booking flights in the Boxing Day sales during COVID-19?

If you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to decide whether to travel now, here are a few things to consider before booking that may give you some peace of mind.

  • Flexible bookings: Many airlines are offering flexible fares if you're unable to travel. Virgin and Qantas have both extended their flexible booking period to flights booked until 31 March 2021. Even budget airlines like Jetstar offer to turn your flight into credit if it gets cancelled due to changing government restrictions. Some international carriers are offering similar conditions. Qatar is offering unlimited changes with no fees for travel until 31 December 2021.
  • COVID-safe measures by airlines All airlines should have safety measures in place. This will change depending on where you're located and the local government regulations, but may include social distancing in-flight or the provision of masks and sanitiser. In Australia, Jetstar and Qantas are both providing fly well packs with masks and two single-use sanitiser sachets.
  • Travel insurance: Only recently becoming available, travel insurance for COVID-19 can cover cancellation costs if you become sick or quarantine costs in some circumstances.

When do the Boxing Day flight sales start?

Boxing Day officially starts at midnight on 26 December every year, but a few travel companies start dropping sales early.

Although not an official Boxing Day sale, Virgin Australia has put flights around Australia on sale from $89 and Jetstar is offering $54 flights between Sydney and Melbourne.

We recommend looking for deals in the week leading up to Boxing Day. The early bird does get the worm so the sooner you book, the more likely you are to get the best price on your preferred dates.

This page will be updated with all the deals (as listed above) as they land. You can also see a list of some of the best early Boxing Day travel deals here.

Which airlines offer Boxing Day flight deals?

In past years, we've seen Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Qatar, Emirates and Air New Zealand drop Boxing Day sales into our laps.

Online travel agencies and aggregators including Flight Centre, Expedia, Budget Air, Skyscanner and Kayak are also worth keeping an eye on over the Boxing Day sale period.

They often offer promo codes with extra discounts. Some can even save you more than when booking direct with the airline. Plus, they help you compare prices on various sites to make sure you're getting the best fare.

I can't wait until Boxing Day! Do airlines have Christmas sales too?

Each company launches its sales at different times. Although many are dubbed "Boxing Day" sales, they may actually launch on Christmas Day or earlier.

That said, in 2019 Jetstar had a Christmas sale that launched in early December and lasted a few days. The airline then surprised us with a Boxing Day sale on 26 December.

How do this year's Boxing Day flight sales compare to last year?

While the 2020 deals haven't dropped yet, here's what we saw last year. We're expecting to see similar, if not better, offers for this year.

For domestic flights, we saw:

  • Jetstar flights from $29 each way

For international flights, we saw:

  • Asia flights from $109 each way on AirAsia
  • Europe flights from $1,109 return on Qatar
  • Flights to the Philippines on Cebu Pacific from $159 each way

How do I get the best Boxing Day flight deals?

Taking advantage of the flight sales during Boxing Day can definitely get you more more value for money, so here are some tips to help you get the flight you want.

  • Be flexible with your dates. Usually, the further out you are from the date you're planning to leave, the cheaper the flight may be.
  • Go anywhere. Don't go into the sales looking for a specific destination or you may end up disappointed that you can't get a deal to the place you want to go. Instead, have a broader range of places or settle on the simple idea of a beach holiday or city break instead. Let the prices guide you to your next holiday spot and you may just find somewhere new to love.
  • Know when the sales start and finish. We all know that sales work on a first-come-first-served basis, so make sure you're on your computer when the sale starts to get the best offers.
  • Check to see what has launched early. Just because Boxing Day technically starts at midnight, it doesn't mean the sales do too. Many airlines have end-of-year or Christmas sales that fall over Boxing Day, but are actually available on other dates, too.
  • Cut back on bags where you can. This is particularly important if you're flying on a budget carrier, as luggage is one of the biggest problems that they have. Most budget carriers charge an extra fee if you want to check in your bags.

When should I be looking for flights to get the best deal on Boxing Day?

Travel during your preferred destination's off-peak or shoulder season. While it may be a bit cooler or wetter, there will be fewer crowds and a lot more deals. Remember, peak season isn't just the best time to go – it's also the most expensive.

Check out our guides on the best times to visit dozens of destinations, where we include graphs like the one below to know when the best time to go is.

What day of the week should I book a flight?

Generally, flights are cheapest when the times and dates are not favourable. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually cheaper than any other time of the week, as in the example below for fares from Melbourne to Los Angeles.

As noted above, travelling during off-peak and shoulder seasons will likely be cheaper than travelling during peak times like over holidays and school breaks. But you can stretch your dollar even further by knowing which days of the week to depart on.

As long as you're not working with really strict timelines, there could be some stellar deals waiting for you come Boxing Day.


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