Jetstar return for FREE sale boasts Japan flights from $269 return

Posted: 30 January 2020 12:01 am
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Woman staring at cherry blossoms in Japan.

Whether you're bursting to catch some Japanese powder, want to tick those cherry blossoms off your bucket list or want to get in early for the 2020 Olympics, Jetstar has you covered.

The low-cost airline has launched its famous return for free sale once again, offering flights to Japan for $269 return. That's right, you CAN get to Japan and back for under $300.

If you've never come across this sale before, the way it works is that you pay for your outbound flight and pay absolutely nothing for your return fare back.

Sample fares in this sale include the following:

  • Cairns-Osaka from $269 return
  • Cairns-Tokyo from $299 return
  • Gold Coast-Tokyo from $389 return

These are all direct flights. If you live outside of Cairns or the Gold Coast, you can book connecting flights on Jetstar instead to make the most of this sale.

Eligible travel dates range from March 2020 until March 2021, so you can experience Japan in any and every season. Black out dates apply, including during the Olympics however you can fly in a few days before it all starts if you like.

This sale ends 11:59pm on 3 February 2020, but from past experience, seats sell like hotcakes. So you'll want to get them quick. Compare your dates and snag the cheapest prices by heading to Skyscanner as soon as possible.

How good are these Japan return for free fares?

  • Price: Great. Last year's Japan return for free sale sported flights from $299. This year the starting fare is $30 cheaper. And travel dates encompass a whole year. You really can't do much better.

  • Airline: Good. Jetstar is a low-cost carrier, and as such, your fare only covers you for your seat and carry-on luggage. Depending on how long you're travelling and when, you may need more luggage which will cost extra. Considering the flight time from Cairns is 7.5 hours, you may also want to purchase an in-flight meal. This will also cost extra, but you can tack all these on during the booking process.
  • Travel time: Good. Those taking off from Cairns or the Gold Coast can enjoy non-stop flights to Tokyo or Osaka. Otherwise, you'll need to make a connection, and transfer times may run long depending on where you're flying in from.
  • Weather: Great. There's a whole year's worth of travel to be had, so you can pick and choose when you want to go depending on your activities. For example, if you want to hit the slopes, the season runs from December to March while cherry blossoms drop between April and May.

See the full list of fares in Jetstar's Japan flight sale:

FromToTravel periodPriceBook
CairnsOsaka (Kansai)07 May 20 - 21 Jul 20$269Get your flight now
CairnsOsaka (Kansai)28 Sep 20 - 10 Dec 20$269Get your flight now
CairnsTokyo (Narita)09 Apr 20 - 27 Apr 20$299Get your flight now
CairnsOsaka (Kansai)04 Mar 20 - 27 Apr 20$299Get your flight now
CairnsTokyo (Narita)10 May 20 - 21 Jul 20$299Get your flight now
CairnsTokyo (Narita)20 Aug 20 - 17 Sep 20$299Get your flight now
CairnsOsaka (Kansai)17 Aug 20 - 17 Sep 20$299Get your flight now
CairnsTokyo (Narita)28 Sep 20 - 10 Dec 20$299Get your flight now
CairnsTokyo (Narita)12 Jan 21 - 12 Mar 21$299Get your flight now
CairnsOsaka (Kansai)12 Jan 21 - 12 Mar 21$299Get your flight now
Gold CoastTokyo (Narita)28 Sep 20 - 10 Dec 20$329Get your flight now
Gold CoastTokyo (Narita)17 Aug 20 - 17 Sep 20$389Get your flight now
BrisbaneOsaka (Kansai)07 May 20 - 24 Jun 20$404Get your flight now
BrisbaneOsaka (Kansai)07 Jul 20 - 21 Jul 20$404Get your flight now
BrisbaneOsaka (Kansai)06 Oct 20 - 24 Oct 20$404Get your flight now
Gold CoastOsaka (Kansai)07 May 20 - 25 Jun 20$412Get your flight now
Gold CoastOsaka (Kansai)14 Jul 20 - 21 Jul 20$412Get your flight now
Gold CoastOsaka (Kansai)06 Oct 20 - 24 Oct 20$412Get your flight now
BrisbaneTokyo (Narita)10 May 20 - 24 Jun 20$434Get your flight now
BrisbaneTokyo (Narita)07 Jul 20 - 21 Jul 20$434Get your flight now
BrisbaneTokyo (Narita)20 Aug 20 - 16 Sep 20$434Get your flight now
BrisbaneOsaka (Kansai)17 Aug 20 - 16 Sep 20$434Get your flight now
BrisbaneTokyo (Narita)06 Oct 20 - 24 Oct 20$434Get your flight now
Gold CoastOsaka (Kansai)17 Aug 20 - 16 Sep 20$442Get your flight now
SydneyOsaka (Kansai)07 May 20 - 03 Jul 20$456Get your flight now
SydneyOsaka (Kansai)08 Oct 20 - 24 Oct 20$456Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Osaka (Kansai)07 May 20 - 02 Jul 20$458Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Osaka (Kansai)14 Jul 20 - 21 Jul 20$458Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Osaka (Kansai)29 Sep 20 - 24 Oct 20$458Get your flight now
AdelaideOsaka (Kansai)07 May 20 - 28 Jun 20$478Get your flight now
AdelaideOsaka (Kansai)08 Oct 20 - 24 Oct 20$478Get your flight now
SydneyTokyo (Narita)10 May 20 - 03 Jul 20$486Get your flight now
SydneyTokyo (Narita)20 Aug 20 - 17 Sep 20$486Get your flight now
SydneyOsaka (Kansai)17 Aug 20 - 17 Sep 20$486Get your flight now
SydneyTokyo (Narita)17 Aug 20 - 17 Sep 20$487Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Tokyo (Narita)15 Apr 20 - 27 Apr 20$488Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Osaka (Kansai)15 Apr 20 - 27 Apr 20$488Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Tokyo (Narita)10 May 20 - 02 Jul 20$488Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Tokyo (Narita)14 Jul 20 - 21 Jul 20$488Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Osaka (Kansai)17 Aug 20 - 17 Sep 20$488Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Tokyo (Narita)20 Aug 20 - 17 Sep 20$488Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Tokyo (Narita)06 Oct 20 - 24 Oct 20$488Get your flight now
AdelaideOsaka (Kansai)17 Aug 20 - 16 Sep 20$508Get your flight now
Melbourne (Tullamarine)Tokyo (Narita)17 Aug 20 - 16 Sep 20$516Get your flight now

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