Latest Flight Sales for Australians in October 2021

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Find super-low, nation-wide fares and long-haul bargains with our coverage of every flight sale you need to know about as an Australian.

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Latest Flight Sales

Jetstar launches $99 international flight sale

Jetstar launches $99 international flight sale

Take off for 2022 adventures in 12 overseas destinations.

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Rex returns with unprecedented $69 Christmas flights sale

Rex returns with unprecedented $69 Christmas flights sale

Reconnect with loved ones at Christmas and New Year's this year.

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EPIC $49 Virgin sale; Fiji, Bali, Australia + more: Our top picks

EPIC $49 Virgin sale; Fiji, Bali, Australia + more: Our top picks

There are 1.7 million fares on sale right now – where will you be flying to?

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Bali’s back with $267 return Jetstar flights

Bali’s back with $267 return Jetstar flights

Get first dibs on flights to Bali with a look at cheap flights to Bali in 2022

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HUGE $32 Jetstar Fare Frenzy sale, this weekend only

HUGE $32 Jetstar Fare Frenzy sale, this weekend only

Score massive savings on your summer travel across 15 destinations.

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$99 Jetstar sale slashes prices on flights to the NT

$99 Jetstar sale slashes prices on flights to the NT

Grab your tickets to the NT and explore miles of open red outback roads.

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Massive $99 Qantas Australia-wide sale: Our hot picks

Massive $99 Qantas Australia-wide sale: Our hot picks

Travel across the Land Down Under with full-service flights and flexibility.

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$75 Virgin sale slashes prices on Queensland flights

$75 Virgin sale slashes prices on Queensland flights

Sort your summer holiday plans in the Sunshine State today.

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Virgin sale: Best half-price flights from $55

Virgin sale: Best half-price flights from $55

Domestic travel is about to launch full-speed with 260,000 half-price tickets.

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Jetstar half-price flights: Our top picks from $32

Jetstar half-price flights: Our top picks from $32

Hamilton Island, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide await.

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$199 Qantas sale: Hot fares for Queensland and NT

$199 Qantas sale: Hot fares for Queensland and NT

EXPIRED: Things are looking bright for travel in the Top End and Far North Queensland in 2022.

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$39 Jetstar sale, score cheap flights to the Gold Coast

$39 Jetstar sale, score cheap flights to the Gold Coast

EXPIRED: Forget adventure in New Zealand or relaxing on the white sands of Bora Bora, the Gold Coast has everything you could want and more.

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Virgin sale beats Jetstar’s Gold Coast prices by up to 20%

Virgin sale beats Jetstar’s Gold Coast prices by up to 20%

EXPIRED: Relax on one of Queensland's famous beaches this summer with more new routes from Virgin.

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Frequently asked questions about flight sales

Which airlines have frequent flight sales?

Australia's four major airlines all offer regular flight sales.

Qantas has a Fly Away sale which features different destinations at any one time. There's no set day of the week for these sales but they occur regularly throughout the year.

Virgin Australia has a Happy Hour flash sale every Thursday. The start time and length of the sale vary each week but it typically starts at 11am and runs until the evening.

Jetstar's regular flight sale is its Friday Fare Frenzy. This runs from midday until 8pm on Fridays and features some of the best-priced fares the airline can offer.

Rex Airlines doesn't frequently have flight sales but as it increasingly moves into the metro market you can expect a sale as each new route is announced.

How can I get the best deal on a flight?

Outside of sale periods, one of the best ways to nab a cheap flight sale is by being flexible with your dates and travel times. Mid-week flights and flights that take off during the day are generally the cheapest as these are off-peak travel times.

Using a flight search engine can help you scout out the best prices. They're aggregators that crawl through hundreds of booking sites to compare prices and pull out the cheapest.

Price-matching is another way to get a great deal. Jetstar's Price Beat Guarantee states that if you find a cheaper fare online it'll beat it by 10%. Virgin Australia and Emirates both have price promises too.

How can I get half-price flights?

Booking a half-price flight is as simple as booking an eligible flight through the carrier's website.
The half-price flights are part of a government initiative to help the tourism economy recover and are available until 31 July or when they sell out.

They've been on sale for over a month and won't last forever.

You can compare deals through KAYAK but to book, go directly through the airline.

Take a look at the flight sale prices for Jetstar, Qantas, Rex Airlines and Virgin Australia.

You can find the full list of destinations eligible for half-price flights here.

What's the cheapest day to book a flight?

You may have heard that Tuesday is the best day to book your flight. While this might be true in the US, it's not so true in Australia.

Our experts have worked out that the cheapest time to fly is during the work week. Either Tuesday or Wednesday.

How far out is best to book flights?

When travelling over peak periods the general rule is to book as early as possible. That being said, Skyscanner's Best Time To Book tool says it really depends on where you're travelling to. For example, flights from Sydney to Auckland are best booked 2 months in advance while flights to London and Singapore are best booked 25 weeks in advance.

Do I earn frequent flyer points on sale flights?

The ability to earn frequent flyer points on discounted fares depends on the airline's policy.

Some airlines, such as Qantas, allow you to earn a reduced number of points and status credits on sale flights. Others may not allow you to earn any points on sale fares. If in doubt, check the airline's policy before booking.

Is it better to book flights directly with an airline?

While booking through a third party is sometimes cheaper you may not always be covered by an airline's policies.

Always read the airline's flexible flights policy to see what your rights are and whether you're entitled to a refund or credit with the airline.

If in doubt, book directly with the airline. Find out which airlines have flexible flights policies here.

Will I get a refund on my tickets if there's another COVID-19 outbreak or if states close borders?

Before you book any travel be sure to check out the travel restrictions for your destination. Most airlines have a flexible flights policy where they will refund or give you credit for future air fares if your flight is cancelled due to restrictions.

What is the best flight search engine?

Skyscanner and Kayak are two of the leading flight search engines available. You can see how they stack up against one another here.

Most flight search engines will let you search and filter by number of stops, airlines, price and duration, but there are a few options that vary between sites.

We've done a quick comparison of some of those features for you.

FeatureSkyscannerKayakCheap FlightsGo To Gate
Show whole monthYesNoNoNo
Filter by departure timeYesYesYesYes
Filter by landing timesNoYesYesYes
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    sandraSeptember 25, 2018

    flight from Adelaide 24th Dec 2018 to Brisbane Jan 5th 2019 return, how can I get a good deal please?

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      JohnSeptember 26, 2018Staff

      Hi Sandra,

      We currently have no details on flights for the time period you provided since that is a holiday period but this may change in the future. You may subscribe to our flight newsletter to get the latest sales fares. Just scroll down the page you are on to see the blue box where you could enter your email address to subscribe to our flight newsletter. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    KerrieJune 8, 2018

    Good morning
    I’m looking for a cheap flight to Brisbane on Monday early am for myself but need the return to be for 2 persons Wed around 2pm flight, with only carry on luggage. Need to book asap as I have a funeral to attend.
    Regards
    Kerrie

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      ArnoldJune 8, 2018

      Hi Kerrie,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      To check the fares for your desired flight, please provide the following information on the Flight Finder form.

      • Origin city or airport
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      • Departure Date
      • Return Date
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      ​Once finished, you may now click the search button to see your flight results.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    ClaudiaOctober 8, 2017

    Flight from ADELAIDE Australia to HAMBURG Germany
    30/11/17 – 7/12/17
    Not longer than 28hrs
    Not more than $3100 for 2

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      GruOctober 9, 2017

      Hello Claudia,

      Thank you for visiting finder to check on flight sales.

      You may see your option from our flight deals to Germany. Please note, however, that flight prices and availability may vary throughout the day. Best if you would book your flights as early as possible so as not to miss out on sales for the dates you intend to travel.

      Hope this helped.

      Cheers,
      Gru

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