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Virgin Australia’s Happy Hour takes flights down to $51 a pop


The clock is ticking to score yourself a cheap break. Sale ends 11pm AEDT.

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

Cheapest flight available:
$51 each way (Sydney-Ballina Byron)

Travel dates
1 February – 28 March 2023

Flexible fares?

Baggage included?

Book your Virgin Australia flight now

Virgin Australia's latest Happy Hour has landed. If you've been looking for somewhere to go in early 2023, you're in luck.

Flights in today's sale start at $51 each way. This is for journeys between Sydney and Byron Bay.

Other hot fares worth snapping up include the following:

  • Sydney-Melbourne from $109 each way
  • Brisbane-Sydney from $109 each way
  • Sydney-Townsville from $119 each way
  • Darwin-Adelaide from $129 each way
  • Cairns-Melbourne from $135 each way

For anyone wishing to get out of their backyard, Virgin Australia has sweetened the deal with a handful of international flights.

The cheapest is from Brisbane to Fiji from $439 return.

Vanuatu flights are also in the mix, starting at $449 return from Brisbane.

Travel is available between 1 February and 28 March 2023.

How good are these Virgin Australia sale fares?

A starting fare of around $50 is our benchmark for a great Virgin Australia sale.

Yes, these fares are all for off-peak dates in February and March. On the upside, if you skip the expensive Christmas holidays, you'll get cheap seats, cheaper hotel rates and fewer crowds.

It's a win-win in our opinion.

This sale ends at 11pm AEDT on 3 November 2022, unless sold out earlier.

These Virgin Australia fares at a glance

  • Okay flexibility: Virgin Australia no longer offers fare flexibility. However, if you contract COVID-19 or are a close contact in the lead-up to your trip, you could be eligible for a fee-free flight change.
  • Great airline: Fly with one of the best airlines around. AirlineRatings named Virgin Australia the seventh-best in the world, which is impressive.
  • Great frequent flyer points: Velocity members can earn 5 points for every $1 spent on flights.
  • Great travel time: Travel nonstop to your holiday destination.
  • Good weather: February and March might be low-season but being the end of summer, they offer plenty of sunshine to bask in if you're sticking around Australia. As for those international flights, November to April is the wet season in both Fiji and Vanuatu. If beaches are what you're after, you may wish to steer clear of those deals.

Check out all the fares in this week's Virgin Australia Happy Hour sale:

FromToTravel period fromTravel period toFare typeFareBook
Ballina ByronSydney4-Mar-202322-Mar-2023One way$51Book flights
SydneyBallina Byron4-Mar-202322-Mar-2023One way$51Book flights
Ballina ByronSydney4-Mar-202322-Mar-2023One way$71Book flights
SydneyBallina Byron4-Mar-202322-Mar-2023One way$71Book flights
BrisbaneSydney7-Feb-202321-Mar-2023One way$109Book flights
CanberraMelbourne1-Feb-202326-Mar-2023One way$109Book flights
MelbourneCanberra1-Feb-202326-Mar-2023One way$109Book flights
MelbourneSydney1-Feb-202327-Mar-2023One way$109Book flights
SydneyBrisbane7-Feb-202321-Mar-2023One way$109Book flights
SydneyMelbourne1-Feb-202327-Mar-2023One way$109Book flights
AdelaideSydney1-Feb-202326-Mar-2023One way$119Book flights
SydneyAdelaide1-Feb-202326-Mar-2023One way$119Book flights
SydneyTownsville1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$119Book flights
TownsvilleSydney1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$119Book flights
CairnsSydney22-Feb-202327-Mar-2023One way$125Book flights
SydneyCairns22-Feb-202327-Mar-2023One way$125Book flights
AdelaideDarwin1-Feb-202322-Feb-2023One way$129Book flights
BrisbaneMelbourne1-Feb-202327-Mar-2023One way$129Book flights
DarwinAdelaide2-Feb-202325-Feb-2023One way$129Book flights
Hamilton IslandSydney7-Feb-202321-Mar-2023One way$129Book flights
MelbourneBrisbane1-Feb-202327-Mar-2023One way$129Book flights
SydneyHamilton Island7-Feb-202321-Mar-2023One way$129Book flights
CairnsMelbourne2-Feb-202329-Mar-2023One way$135Book flights
MelbourneCairns2-Feb-202329-Mar-2023One way$135Book flights
AdelaideSydney1-Feb-202326-Mar-2023One way$139Book flights
BrisbaneCanberra1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$139Book flights
CanberraBrisbane1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$139Book flights
SydneyAdelaide1-Feb-202326-Mar-2023One way$139Book flights
SydneyTownsville1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$139Book flights
TownsvilleSydney1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$139Book flights
CairnsSydney22-Feb-202327-Mar-2023One way$145Book flights
SydneyCairns22-Feb-202327-Mar-2023One way$145Book flights
AdelaideBrisbane1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$149Book flights
BrisbaneAdelaide1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$149Book flights
BrisbaneDarwin2-Feb-20234-Mar-2023One way$149Book flights
DarwinBrisbane2-Feb-20234-Mar-2023One way$149Book flights
Hamilton IslandSydney7-Feb-202321-Mar-2023One way$149Book flights
SydneyHamilton Island7-Feb-202321-Mar-2023One way$149Book flights
AdelaideCairns4-Feb-202328-Mar-2023One way$155Book flights
AdelaideDarwin1-Feb-202322-Feb-2023One way$155Book flights
CairnsAdelaide4-Feb-202328-Mar-2023One way$155Book flights
DarwinAdelaide2-Feb-202325-Feb-2023One way$155Book flights
AdelaideCanberra1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$159Book flights
BrisbaneCanberra1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$159Book flights
CanberraAdelaide1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$159Book flights
CanberraBrisbane1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$159Book flights
DarwinMelbourne1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$159Book flights
MelbourneDarwin1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$159Book flights
CairnsMelbourne2-Feb-202329-Mar-2023One way$165Book flights
MelbourneCairns2-Feb-202329-Mar-2023One way$165Book flights
AdelaideBrisbane1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$169Book flights
BrisbaneAdelaide1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$169Book flights
AdelaideCanberra1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$179Book flights
BrisbaneDarwin2-Feb-20234-Mar-2023One way$179Book flights
BroomePerth1-Feb-202324-Mar-2023One way$179Book flights
CanberraAdelaide1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$179Book flights
DarwinBrisbane2-Feb-20234-Mar-2023One way$179Book flights
PerthBroome1-Feb-202324-Mar-2023One way$179Book flights
AdelaideCairns4-Feb-202328-Mar-2023One way$185Book flights
CairnsAdelaide4-Feb-202328-Mar-2023One way$185Book flights
DarwinMelbourne1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$189Book flights
DarwinPerth1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$189Book flights
MelbourneDarwin1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$189Book flights
PerthDarwin1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$189Book flights
BroomePerth1-Feb-202324-Mar-2023One way$209Book flights
DarwinPerth1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$209Book flights
PerthBroome1-Feb-202324-Mar-2023One way$209Book flights
PerthDarwin1-Feb-202325-Mar-2023One way$209Book flights
PerthPort Hedland1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$219Book flights
Port HedlandPerth1-Feb-202322-Mar-2023One way$219Book flights
NewmanPerth1-Feb-202328-Mar-2023One way$229Book flights
PerthNewman1-Feb-202328-Mar-2023One way$229Book flights
KununurraPerth24-Feb-202324-Mar-2023One way$279Book flights
PerthKununurra24-Feb-202324-Mar-2023One way$279Book flights
BrisbaneFiji (Nadi)5-Feb-20232-Mar-2023Return$439Book flights
BrisbanePort Vila (Vanuatu)11-Mar-202322-Mar-2023Return$449Book flights
MelbourneFiji (Nadi)7-Feb-20237-Mar-2023Return$469Book flights
BrisbaneFiji (Nadi)5-Feb-20232-Mar-2023Return$499Book flights
BrisbanePort Vila (Vanuatu)11-Mar-202322-Mar-2023Return$509Book flights
MelbourneFiji (Nadi)7-Feb-20237-Mar-2023Return$529Book flights

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