Land $48 flights in the 2021 Virgin Australia Boxing Day sale

Posted: 26 December 2021 12:01 am

At 35% off Virgin's regular fares, score flight deals within Australia and to Fiji, Bali and New Zealand.

Finder has partnered with Virgin to promote its Boxing Day sale.

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

Cheapest flight available:

Travel dates
10 January to 14 September 2022

Flexible fares?

Baggage included?

Australia's borders are once again open, and exploring the country can now cost as low as $48.

Virgin Australia has just dropped a huge 48-hour Boxing Day sale for travel through most of 2022, from 10 January to 14 September.

Domestic flights start at $48. For that price, you can fly between Melbourne and Launceston. For just $1 more, at $49 each way, you can also fly between Sydney and Ballina or Byron as well as Melbourne and Hobart.

"These very low fares are only available for 2 days, and as Aussie travellers plan their holidays for 2022, we're confident they will be hard to pass up," said a spokesperson from Virgin Australia.

The sale officially ends at midnight on 28 December.

Picture not describedFor those itching to go overseas, international routes are also taking off from $399 return. This price is available for travel from Brisbane to Nadi, Fiji.

Flights to Bali and New Zealand are also discounted.

If you're still nervous about travel restrictions and overseas travel, these flights are covered by Virgin's flexible flying policy. All international flights discounted in this sale can be changed or cancelled for credits without fees. Domestic flights departing before 30 April 2022 are also covered by the policy.

In the sale that just keeps giving, Velocity Frequent Flyer members can earn up to double the status credits when booking these fares.

How does this Virgin Australia sale stand up?

Compared to Virgin's recent Black Friday sale, these fares sure do compete and may just be a better buy for many travellers.

These flights start at a better price, with the lowest fares coming in at $1 less. However, unlike the Black Friday sale, Adelaide flights aren't part of the cheapest options.

The travel window on the Boxing Day sale is also more favourable. You can now book flights from mid-January all the way until mid-September. By comparison, the Black Friday sale was only available for travel from January to March.

A new payment option during this sale is also available. Virgin has finally allowed travellers to use Zip Pay and Zip Money to pay for their flights.

We reported back in August 2018 that the 2 companies had partnered up, but at the time there were no details on when this would be available.

Full list of fares in Virgin Australia's 2021 Boxing Day sale

MelbourneLaunceston$48 each wayCheck availability
LauncestonMelbourne$48 each wayCheck availability
SydneyBallina$49 each wayCheck availability
SydneyLaunceston$49 each wayCheck availability
MelbourneHobart$49 each wayCheck availability
BallinaSydney$49 each wayCheck availability
LauncestonSydney$49 each wayCheck availability
HobartMelbourne$49 each wayCheck availability
SydneyCoffs Harbour$55 each wayCheck availability
Coffs HarbourSydney$55 each wayCheck availability
SydneyGold Coast$59 each wayCheck availability
SydneyHobart$59 each wayCheck availability
BrisbaneSydney$59 each wayCheck availability
BrisbaneLaunceston$59 each wayCheck availability
AdelaideMelbourne$59 each wayCheck availability
HobartGold Coast$59 each wayCheck availability
Gold CoastSydney$59 each wayCheck availability
HobartSydney$59 each wayCheck availability
SydneyBrisbane$59 each wayCheck availability
LauncestonBrisbane$59 each wayCheck availability
MelbourneAdelaide$59 each wayCheck availability
Gold CoastHobart$59 each wayCheck availability
SydneyMaroochydore$65 each wayCheck availability
MaroochydoreSydney$65 each wayCheck availability
MelbourneSydney$69 each wayCheck availability
SydneyMelbourne$69 each wayCheck availability
MelbourneGold Coast$79 each wayCheck availability
AdelaideSydney$79 each wayCheck availability
Gold CoastMelbourne$79 each wayCheck availability
SydneyAdelaide$79 each wayCheck availability
PerthBrisbane$159 each wayCheck availability
PerthSydney$159 each wayCheck availability
BrisbanePerth$159 each wayCheck availability
SydneyPerth$159 each wayCheck availability
BrisbaneFiji$399 returnCheck availability
SydneyFiji$439 returnCheck availability
MelbourneFiji$459 returnCheck availability
SydneyBali$479 returnCheck availability
MelbourneBali$479 returnCheck availability
SydneyQueenstown$489 returnCheck availability
MelbourneQueenstown$489 returnCheck availability
BrisbaneQueenstown$489 returnCheck availability

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