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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

KayakKayak

Up to 50% off: Tasmania flights from $35 each way

Available on Jetstar flights until December 2021. Destinations include Hobart and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Up to 50% off: Flights from $55 each way

Available on flights from April - September 2021. Destinations include Hobart, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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New Zealand flights from $353 return

Available until December 2021 to Queenstown, Wellington, Christchurch and more with Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Qantas. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland. T&Cs apply.

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

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

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.

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KayakKayak

Up to 50% off Australia flights

Available on Qantas 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.

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KayakKayak

Flights within Australia from $43 each way

Available on flights until June 2021 to Perth, Gold Coast, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Other airlines include Virgin Australia from $76 and Rex Airlines from $77. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.comTrip.com

Australia-wide flights from $64 each way + Extra $30 off with code

Available on flights until 31 December 2021when you spend a minimum of $250. Destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Cairns, Darwin, Canberra, Sunshine Coast and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Australia flights from $85 each way

Available on select flights until December 2021. Destination include Sydney, Gold Coast, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hamilton Island and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Proserpine. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways

Up to 10% off international flights with code

Available for Mastercard holders on flights from 1 November 2020 - 30 June 2021. Valid on flights departing from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. T&Cs apply.

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KayakKayak

Domestic flights from $55 each way

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

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Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

Ayers Rock flights from $188 return

Available on select flight until June 2021. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia flights from $64 return

Available on select 2021 flights to Ballina, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Launceston, Sydney and more. Sample fares are Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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KayakKayak

Flights to New Zealand from $321 return

Available on flights from July - September 2021 to Queenstown, Wellington, Christchurch and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

Air New Zealand flights from $553 return

Available on select travel dates in 2021 to Wellington, Christchurch and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Auckland. T&Cs apply.

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KayakKayak

Fiji flights from $590 return

Available on flights from June - August 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Fiji Airways. T&Cs apply.

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KayakKayak

Brisbane flights from $55 each way

Available on flights until July 20210 departing from Adelaide, Cairns, Melbourne, Brisbane and more. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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KayakKayak

Melbourne flights from $39 each way

Available on flights until June 20210 departing from Hobart, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare departs from Adelaide with Virgin Australia. Other airlines include Rex, Jetstar and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kiwi.comKiwi.com

Domestic flights from $48 each way

Available on select travel dates in 2021 across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Newcastle. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

Flights to New Zealand from $250 return

Available on select flight dates. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Auckland with Jetstar. Other destinations include Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch and more. T&Cs apply.

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Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways

Up to 10% off flights + extra checked baggage

Available on flights until 30 June 2022 exclusive for students. Destinations include Dublin, Paris, Ireland, Abu Dhabi and more. T&Cs apply.

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Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways

Worldwide fights from $1,401 each way

Available on flights until 30 November 2021 to London, Beirut, Dublin, India, Turkey and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Abu Dhabi. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways

Worldwide flights from $1,298 return

Available on select flight dates in 2021. Destinations include Amsterdam, London, Paris, Rome, Turkey, Athens and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Moscow. T&Cs apply.

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MomondoMomondo

Australia-wide flights from $78 return

Available on flights from April - August 2021 across Australia, including Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney with Rex Airlines. Other airlines include Jetstar from $95 and more. T&Cs apply.

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Flights to Turkey from $1,164 return

Available on flights until December 2021 to Antalya, Izmir and more. Sample fare is Perth-Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. Other airlines include Etihad Airways from $1,342, Qatar Airways from $1,577 and more. T&Cs apply.

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Flights to Greece from $1,347 return

Available on flights until December 2021 to Mykonos, Thessaloniki, Corfu and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Athens. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

Flights to Dubai from $900 return

Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne with Philippine Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

Flights to Auckland from $247 return

Available on flights until September 2021 departing from Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns and more. Sample fare departs from Gold Coast with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

Hamilton Island flights from $165 return

Available on flights until July 2021 with Jetstar. Sample fare departs from Sydney. Other flights depart from Melbourne, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

Broome flights from $347 return

Available on flights until September 2021 with Virgin Australia. Sample fare departs from Perth. Other flights depart from Darwin, Adelaide, Sydney and more. T&Cs apply.

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

Turkey flights from $1,106 return

Available on select travel dates in 2021. Sample fare departs from Perth-Istanbul with Turkish Airlines and Malindo Air. Other flights departs from Sydney, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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KayakKayak

Uluru flights from $98 each way

Available on flights until August 2021 departing from Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Flights to Canada from $1,138 return

Available on select flights until December 2021 to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Vancouver with Philippine Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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Fiji flights from $446 return

Available on select flights in 2021 departing from Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Nadi with Jetstar. Other airlines include Fiji Airways from $557 and more. T&Cs apply.

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South Africa flights from $1,107 return

Available on select travel dates to Cape Town, Durban and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Johannesburg with Etihad Airways. T&Cs apply.

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

Hong Kong flights from $1,192 return

Available on Cathay Pacific flights until December 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney. Other flights depart from Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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SkyscannerSkyscanner

Flights to Bali from $266 return

Available on select travel dates from 2021-2022. Sample fare departs from Perth with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Darwin, Cairns and more. T&Cs

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KayakKayak

Flights to Broome from $322 return

Available on flights from April - September 2021 departing from Perth, Melbourne and more. Sample fare departs from Darwin with Airnorth. T&Cs apply.

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KayakKayak

Air Canada flights from $2,215 return

Available on select flights in 2021 to Toronto, Edmonton and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Vancouver. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways

Up to 45% off flights for students

Join and become a member of Student club and receive promo codes on flights. Available for students who are in university or college and aged 18-30. Destinations include London, Paris, Auckland, Canada and more. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.comPriceline.com

Up to 50% off worldwide flights

Available on select dates when you book Express Deals. Destination include Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and more. T&Cs apply.

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HotwireHotwire

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.

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Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways

Free change and refund fees on flights

Available on 2021 flights to London, Paris, India, Greece, USA and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap airCheap air

Europe flights from USD$1,662 return

Available on select travel dates to Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap O AirCheap O Air

Up to USD$30 off flight fees

Available on select travel dates when you use the code. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.comTrip.com

Up to 50% off with member exclusive deals

Register to access member only deals, earn bonus Trip Coins, and unlock exclusive rewards.

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OmioOmio

Book budget flights in Europe from €3

Valid on select flights in Europe. Sample price is from Madrid to Malaga.

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KayakKayak

Broome car hires from $62 per day

Available on select rental dates with East Coast, Budget, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Alamo and more. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravelOneTravel

Save USD$20 on your booking

Sign up to the OneTravel newsletter and get USD$20 off your next booking. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways

Up to 20% off excess baggage fees

Available on select flights purchased online. T&Cs apply.

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Boxing Day flight deals for 2020

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18 Mar 2021 Australia-wide flights from $64 each way + Extra $30 off with code AUF****
2 Dec 2020 Up to 10% off international flights with code MAS****
9 Apr 2021 Up to 10% off flights + extra checked baggage STU****
4 Jan 2021 Up to USD$30 off flight fees FLI****
9 Apr 2021 Up to 50% off: Tasmania flights from $35 each way ********

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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