FINAL DAYS: Jetstar and Qantas half-price flights sales end soon
Here are all the routes still listed at 50% off for travel until September.
Days before the government-funded scheme is scheduled to end, Qantas has extended its 50% off sale by a week. You can now nab flights from as low as $70 through to 7 August 2021.
Jetstar's sale has also been extended, and there are still fares available until the end of September from $32. Virgin Australia has sold its allocation of half-price flights.
The Australian government-supported 50% off flights scheme saw 800,000 half-priced tickets go on sale for destinations right around the country.
You can find all the available fares over at Flight Centre. Let's take a better look at which routes are still on sale.
Half-price Jetstar flights
UPDATE: Jetstar has extended its half-price flights sale until midnight 7 August 2021.
Jetstar still has 12 destinations on sale. We don't know the exact number of tickets remaining for each route, but at the time of writing, they're all still available.
The route that Jetstar is offering for the lowest price is Adelaide to Melbourne from $32 one way. To put things in perspective, this route starts from $39 in the latest Jetstar Weekend Fare Frenzy sale.
Other still available half-price flights from Jetstar include:
- Melbourne to Gold Coast from $49 one way
- Melbourne to Launceston from $49 one way
- Hobart to Melbourne from $49 one way
- Adelaide to Hobart from $69 one way
Travel dates range from now through until the end of September and you can book at Flight Centre or compare on Skyscanner.
Jetstar's half-price flights sale ends at 11:59pm AEST 7 August 2021, unless sold out prior.
Half-price Qantas flights
Qantas has 18 destinations left on sale. Its half-price flights are where you can really save some money, as Qantas is Australia's only full-service airline – all fares (even these 50% off ones) include 23kg checked baggage, refreshments and entertainment. All routes have flights remaining at half-price at the time of writing.
The cheapest route is Melbourne to Launceston from just $70 one way. Keep in mind that this route usually starts from $140 one way in a flight sale.
Other half-price flights from Qantas that are still available include:
- Adelaide to Kangaroo Island from $80 one way
- Hobart to Melbourne from $90 one way
- Gold Coast to Melbourne from $97 one way
- Melbourne to Sunshine Coast from $100 one way
Travel dates range from now through to the end of September and you can book now with Flight Centre or compare with Skyscanner.
Qantas half-price flights sale ends 11:59pm AEST 7 August 2021, unless sold out prior.
Are these half-price sale flights flexible?
Jetstar: When you book your half-price flight, you can add FareCredit for $40. It covers the value of your fare and any extras in case you choose to cancel. The credit voucher you will receive is valid for up to 3 years from date of issue. All bookings with Jetstar vouchers will be returned if your flight is affected by border restrictions or cancelled.
Qantas: Under its "Fly Flexible" policy, all half-price flight bookings are eligible for unlimited free date changes for travel up to 31 December 2022. You can get a refund or credit voucher if your flight is cancelled due to border restrictions.
With both airlines, you may have to pay the difference in your fare and you must make changes prior to your date of departure.
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