Best Boxing Day flight sales for 2022 | 75+ deals

These are the flight deals you've been waiting for all year, from domestic deals to overseas bargains available this Boxing Day.

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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. We're seeing deals such as $48 flights with Virgin Australia, $99 Qantas flights and $1,369 Qatar flights. Plus extensions to the 50% off flights deals all domestic airlines are running.

We're constantly on the hunt for bargains and will be updating this page as often as we can to bring you the best deals on international and domestic flights from your favourite airlines.

All the 2022 Boxing Day flight deals

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Jetstar flights from $39 each way

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Flights within Australia from $21 each way

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Flights to New Zealand from $279 return

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Bali flights from $169 return

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Qantas flights from $99 each way

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Get extra $50 off Vivid Sydney flights

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Australia-wide flights from $66 return

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Flights to Perth from $99 each way

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Flights within Australia from $35 each way

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Australia-wide flights from $68 return

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New Zealand flights from $313 each way

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Western Australia flights from $199 each way

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East Coast flights from $129 each way with Qantas

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Flights to New Caledonia from $520 return

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Get $15 off flights with code

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Get $20 off international flights

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Europe flights from $1,629 return

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Croatia flights from $1,331 return

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Indonesia flights from $400 return

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Amsterdam flights from $1,250 return

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Flights within Australia from $66 return

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Greece flights from $640 return

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Bangkok flights from $211 each way

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Singapore flights from $249 each way

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Flights to Singapore from $305 return

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London flights from $897 return

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Los Angeles flights from $1,009 return

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Flights to Hawaii from $1,210 return

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International flights from $1,645 return

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New Zealand flights from $295 return

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Cook Islands flights from $864 return

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Flights to Europe from $656 return

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North America flights from $1,600 return

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International flights from $1,679 return

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Get free Marina cruise on Dubai flight bookings

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Canberra flights from $49 each way

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Melbourne to Canberra flights from $55 each way

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Flights to New Zealand from $374 each way

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Canberra flights from $99 each way

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Rex Airlines flights from $88 each way

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Latest flight sales news

What are the best Boxing Day flight deals for 2021?

Although international borders are open, we're still seeing some of the best deals on domestic flights.

  • Virgin Australia: Score flights from $48 in the 48-hour Boxing Day sale. While most routes are domestic, there are also a few international deals available to Bali, Fiji and Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Qantas: Domestic flights from multiple cities are discounted to as low as $99 each way. We find anything below the $100 mark to be a great deal for Qantas.
  • Skyscanner: While not an official sale, we're seeing great flight deals like Berlin flights from $746 return and New Zealand from $284 return.

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 $69 and Jetstar's new route between Brisbane and Canberra is discounted by 30%.

Qatar airlines also dropped its Boxing Day sale a few days early on 22 December, with Europe flights starting from $1,369 return.

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.

Which airlines are going to offer Boxing Day flight deals in 2021?

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, Jetstar did launch a Christmas sale in both 2021and 2019 that launched in early December and lasted a few days. In 2019 The airline then surprised us with a Boxing Day sale on 26 December. We're hoping to see the same this year

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

While we're still waiting for all the sales to go live, which usually happens on Boxing Day itself, we are starting to see a few early offers.

  • Qatar: The airline's Boxing Day sale is at a higher pricepoint than last year, unfortunately. While it's not surprising giving the lack of international travel over the last year, prices do start at a steep $200 more than in 2020
  • Virgin Australia: The airline hasn't launched a Boxing Day sale yet, but it's Don't Wait 'til Boxing Day sale started at $59 where the 2020 Boxing Day sale averaged at 10% higher prices.

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 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 to help you our if you're unable to travel. While the policies to change depending on the airline, many will give you a refund or credit if you're unable to travel due to restrictions. Some even let you change your flight just because you want to, but you will need to pay a fare difference if your new date is at a higher price.
  • 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.

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    sabitaDecember 26, 2013

    Can I know the price of ticket for nepal

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      MarcJanuary 3, 2014Staff

      Hello Sabita,
      thanks for the question.

      This will depend on the airline you seek to travel on. It may be a good idea to check with the various airlines websites or on comparison sites such as Skyscanner or Webjet.

      I hope this helps,
      Marc.

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