This Jetstar sale will have you flying from $49

Posted: 31 July 2020 12:01 am

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4,000 seats are on sale and one of them has your name on it.

It's Friday and that can only mean one thing: the weekly Jetstar Fare Frenzy. It begins at midday 31 July and runs until 8pm the same day. That is, unless they sell out earlier.

In other words: if you like what you see, snap them up or face missing out.

Flights start from $49, which gets you from Brisbane to Ballina Byron each way.

Other hot fares include:

  • Brisbane to Mackay from $59 each way
  • Adelaide to Hobart from $69 each way
  • Adelaide to Gold Coast from $89 each way
  • Brisbane to Uluru from $99 each way

Eligible travel dates range from August to mid-October which could mean a warm winter if you're headed for the Northern Territory or Queensland.

It's also timed quite nicely around the school holiday break which starts in September and ends early October, depending on which state you live in.

Then, there's always the Queen's Birthday long weekend in Queensland and Labour Day in South Australia you might be able to work your holiday around.

Scared plans might change? That's fair and to help give you peace of mind Jetstar has introduced its Fly Flex Policy. This lets you make one free date change on any flight booked before 31 August for travel until 31 October. If you decide to do this, a fare difference applies if your new flight is more expensive than your original one.

To book: Visit Skyscanner from 12-8pm on 31 July to find your cheap flight.

How good is this Jetstar sale?

  • Price: Good. Over the past couple of weeks, Jetstar's Friday Flight Frenzy has been showcasing fares as low as $45 a pop making this one look a tad overpriced. That being said, compared to other airlines in the skies you're saving hundreds. For example, fly on Virgin Australia in August from Brisbane to Byron and you're looking at a one-way trip for $268.
  • Airline: Good. Jetstar is a budget carrier which means that these fares are for your seat and carry-on luggage only. You can add checked luggage at an extra cost.
  • Travel time: Great. All flights are non-stop.
  • Weather: Good. While these are low and shoulder season fares you can make them work in your favour. For example, travelling to Uluru in August is ideal as the weather is warm but not as humid at this time of year, so you can enjoy the great outdoors. Turn to Queensland in mid-October and you'll grab hot weather without the school crowds.

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