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Jetstar and Virgin both drop Queensland flight sales: Fly from $46 one-way

Posted: 4 July 2022 11:07 am
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Isn't it time you escaped to the Sunshine State?

TL;DR: What's the deal with this flight sale?


Cheapest flight available:
Sydney-Gold Coast from $46 one-way


Travel dates
July 2022 - April 2023.


Flexible fares?
No


Baggage included?
No

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If you're feeling the brutal nip of winter then take heart because both Jetstar and Virgin Australia have sale fares to Queensland that will warm you right up.

The cheaper of the 2 is Jetstar with flights to the Gold Coast from $46 each way. That's for trips from Sydney.

Fares from Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Canberra and Brisbane are on sale too.

Eligible travel dates range from 25 July 2022 to 8 April 2023. Black-out dates apply but in this sale you can escape the winter in July and August or cash in on a summer school holiday break in mid-late January.

Jetstar's sale ends at 11.59pm AEST on Tuesday 5 July.

  • Compare your flight options now through Kayak.

What about Virgin?

Virgin Australia's flights are for those with their sights set further up the east coast on the Sunshine Coast.

Once again the cheapest seats are out of Sydney, starting at $65 each way.

Sale fares to Melbourne, Canberra, Launceston, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth are also available.

Travel dates are a little more restricted, starting on 3 August and ending on 30 March 2023. Again, black-out dates apply but you can catch some rays from the middle of January if you're eyeing a summer school break.

Virgin Australia's sale ends at 11.59pm AEST the day after Jetstar's, on Wednesday 6 July.

How good are these sale fares?

Flights to Queensland often fall below the $50 mark with Jetstar during a sale.

Right now, a search on Skyscanner for flights to the Gold Coast brings up these $46 fares with Virgin Australia flights following at $84 each way.

Flights to the Sunshine Coast sing a similar tune with Jetstar reigning in the bargains with $58 flights and Virgin following closely with these $65 sale flights.

These fares at a glance

  • OK flexibility: Both airlines have removed their fly-flexible policies on domestic trips. However, as part of their Fly Well policy, if you're affected by COVID-19 you may be entitled to a fee-free flight change.
  • Good airline: Both Virgin and Jetstar offer seat-only fares to bring the cost of your holiday down. This is optimal for light travellers but if you need extra bags or leg room, you'll have to pay extra.
  • Frequent flyer points: Only Virgin's fares will earn you points. This is at a rate of 5 Velocity points for every dollar spent.
  • Great travel time: All flights are direct.
  • Good weather: Cash in on winters in the low 20s or a summer filled with sunshine and sandy beaches.

Full list of fares in Jetstar's Gold Coast sale

FromToPriceTravel datesBook
Gold CoastSydney$4610 Jan 23 - 05 Apr 23Book flights now
Gold CoastSydney$4611 Oct 22 - 25 Dec 22Book flights now
Gold CoastSydney$4626 Jul 22 - 27 Sep 22Book flights now
SydneyGold Coast$4604 Jan 23 - 05 Apr 23Book flights now
SydneyGold Coast$4605 Oct 22 - 14 Dec 22Book flights now
SydneyGold Coast$4625 Jul 22 - 20 Sep 22Book flights now
Gold CoastNewcastle - Port Stephens$4917 Jan 23 - 05 Apr 23Book flights now
Gold CoastNewcastle - Port Stephens$4925 Oct 22 - 14 Dec 22Book flights now
Gold CoastNewcastle - Port Stephens$4927 Jul 22 - 24 Sep 22Book flights now
Newcastle - Port StephensGold Coast$4911 Oct 22 - 14 Dec 22Book flights now
Newcastle - Port StephensGold Coast$4917 Jan 23 - 30 Mar 23Book flights now
Newcastle - Port StephensGold Coast$4926 Jul 22 - 15 Sep 22Book flights now
Gold CoastMelbourne (Tullamarine)$5110 Jan 23 - 06 Apr 23Book flights now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Gold Coast$5104 Jan 23 - 29 Mar 23Book flights now
Gold CoastMelbourne (Tullamarine)$5501 Aug 22 - 13 Sep 22Book flights now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Gold Coast$5502 Aug 22 - 12 Sep 22Book flights now
CanberraGold Coast$6109 Jan 23 - 25 Mar 23Book flights now
CanberraGold Coast$6110 Oct 22 - 07 Dec 22Book flights now
Gold CoastCanberra$6111 Jan 23 - 25 Mar 23Book flights now
Gold CoastCanberra$6112 Oct 22 - 14 Dec 22Book flights now
Gold CoastMelbourne (Avalon)$7004 Oct 22 - 24 Nov 22Book flights now
Gold CoastMelbourne (Avalon)$7010 Jan 23 - 04 Apr 23Book flights now
Gold CoastMelbourne (Avalon)$7026 Jul 22 - 22 Sep 22Book flights now
Melbourne (Avalon)Gold Coast$7005 Jan 23 - 30 Mar 23Book flights now
Melbourne (Avalon)Gold Coast$7005 Oct 22 - 08 Dec 22Book flights now
Melbourne (Avalon)Gold Coast$7025 Jul 22 - 14 Sep 22Book flights now
AdelaideGold Coast$9901 Nov 22 - 18 Dec 22Book flights now
AdelaideGold Coast$9910 Jan 23 - 05 Apr 23Book flights now
Gold CoastAdelaide$9901 Nov 22 - 25 Nov 22Book flights now
Gold CoastAdelaide$9910 Jan 23 - 08 Apr 23Book flights now
AdelaideGold Coast$10127 Jul 22 - 13 Sep 22Book flights now
Gold CoastAdelaide$10130 Jul 22 - 13 Sep 22Book flights now
Gold CoastHobart$10503 Jan 23 - 04 Apr 23Book flights now
Gold CoastHobart$10504 Oct 22 - 21 Dec 22Book flights now
Gold CoastHobart$10525 Jul 22 - 29 Sep 22Book flights now
HobartGold Coast$10503 Jan 23 - 04 Apr 23Book flights now
HobartGold Coast$10504 Oct 22 - 21 Dec 22Book flights now
HobartGold Coast$10525 Jul 22 - 19 Sep 22Book flights now
Gold CoastPerth$15917 Jan 23 - 29 Mar 23Book flights now
Gold CoastPerth$15927 Jul 22 - 20 Sep 22Book flights now
PerthGold Coast$15916 Jan 23 - 04 Apr 23Book flights now
PerthGold Coast$15931 Jul 22 - 11 Sep 22Book flights now

Full list of fares in Virgin's Sunshine Coast sale

FromToTravel start dateTravel end datePriceBook
Sunshine CoastSydneyOctober 11 2022December 14 2022$65Book flights
Sunshine CoastSydneyJanuary 11 2023March 30 2023$65Book flights
SydneySunshine CoastOctober 11 2022December 14 2022$65Book flights
SydneySunshine CoastJanuary 11 2023March 30 2023$65Book flights
Sunshine CoastSydneyAugust 3 2022September 14 2022$69Book flights
SydneySunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 14 2022$69Book flights
Sunshine CoastMelbourneFebruary 1 2023March 30 2023$95Book flights
MelbourneSunshine CoastFebruary 1 2023March 30 2023$95Book flights
Sunshine CoastMelbourneOctober 11 2022December 10 2022$109Book flights
MelbourneSunshine CoastOctober 11 2022December 10 2022$109Book flights
Sunshine CoastMelbourneAugust 3 2022September 5 2022$125Book flights
MelbourneSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 5 2022$125Book flights
CanberraSunshine CoastJanuary 14 2023March 29 2023$139Book flights
CanberraSunshine CoastJanuary 14 2023March 29 2023$139Book flights
LauncestonSunshine CoastJanuary 18 2023March 30 2023$139Book flights
LauncestonSunshine CoastJanuary 18 2023March 30 2023$139Book flights
Sunshine CoastCanberraJanuary 14 2023March 29 2023$139Book flights
Sunshine CoastCanberraJanuary 14 2023March 29 2023$139Book flights
Sunshine CoastLauncestonJanuary 18 2023March 30 2023$139Book flights
Sunshine CoastLauncestonJanuary 18 2023March 30 2023$139Book flights
AdelaideSunshine CoastJanuary 11 2023March 29 2023$149Book flights
AdelaideSunshine CoastJanuary 11 2023March 29 2023$149Book flights
CanberraSunshine CoastOctober 13 2022December 3 2022$149Book flights
CanberraSunshine CoastOctober 13 2022December 3 2022$149Book flights
HobartSunshine CoastJanuary 17 2023March 30 2023$149Book flights
HobartSunshine CoastJanuary 17 2023March 30 2023$149Book flights
LauncestonSunshine CoastOctober 11 2022December 14 2022$149Book flights
LauncestonSunshine CoastOctober 11 2022December 14 2022$149Book flights
Sunshine CoastAdelaideJanuary 11 2023March 29 2023$149Book flights
Sunshine CoastAdelaideJanuary 11 2023March 29 2023$149Book flights
Sunshine CoastCanberraOctober 13 2022December 3 2022$149Book flights
Sunshine CoastCanberraOctober 13 2022December 3 2022$149Book flights
Sunshine CoastHobartJanuary 17 2023March 30 2023$149Book flights
Sunshine CoastHobartJanuary 17 2023March 30 2023$149Book flights
Sunshine CoastLauncestonOctober 11 2022December 14 2022$149Book flights
Sunshine CoastLauncestonOctober 11 2022December 14 2022$149Book flights
AdelaideSunshine CoastOctober 11 2022December 8 2022$159Book flights
AdelaideSunshine CoastOctober 11 2022December 8 2022$159Book flights
CanberraSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 14 2022$159Book flights
CanberraSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 14 2022$159Book flights
HobartSunshine CoastOctober 11 2022December 14 2022$159Book flights
HobartSunshine CoastOctober 11 2022December 14 2022$159Book flights
LauncestonSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$159Book flights
LauncestonSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$159Book flights
Sunshine CoastAdelaideOctober 11 2022December 8 2022$159Book flights
Sunshine CoastAdelaideOctober 11 2022December 8 2022$159Book flights
Sunshine CoastCanberraAugust 3 2022September 14 2022$159Book flights
Sunshine CoastCanberraAugust 3 2022September 14 2022$159Book flights
Sunshine CoastHobartOctober 11 2022December 14 2022$159Book flights
Sunshine CoastHobartOctober 11 2022December 14 2022$159Book flights
Sunshine CoastLauncestonAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$159Book flights
Sunshine CoastLauncestonAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$159Book flights
AdelaideSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$169Book flights
AdelaideSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$169Book flights
HobartSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$169Book flights
HobartSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$169Book flights
Sunshine CoastAdelaideAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$169Book flights
Sunshine CoastAdelaideAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$169Book flights
Sunshine CoastHobartAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$169Book flights
Sunshine CoastHobartAugust 3 2022September 15 2022$169Book flights
Sunshine CoastPerthJanuary 14 2023March 30 2023$239Book flights
Sunshine CoastPerthJanuary 14 2023March 30 2023$239Book flights
PerthSunshine CoastJanuary 14 2023March 30 2023$239Book flights
PerthSunshine CoastJanuary 14 2023March 30 2023$239Book flights
Sunshine CoastPerthOctober 15 2022December 14 2022$249Book flights
Sunshine CoastPerthOctober 15 2022December 14 2022$249Book flights
PerthSunshine CoastOctober 15 2022December 14 2022$249Book flights
PerthSunshine CoastOctober 15 2022December 14 2022$249Book flights
Sunshine CoastPerthAugust 3 2022September 13 2022$259Book flights
Sunshine CoastPerthAugust 3 2022September 13 2022$259Book flights
PerthSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 13 2022$259Book flights
PerthSunshine CoastAugust 3 2022September 13 2022$259Book flights

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