Virgin Australia Happy Hour: Fares from $49

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Before you book your tickets in Virgin Australia's Happy Hour sale, have a look through our guide that answers all your questions, from when the sale is on to frequent flyer points and everything in between.

Our favourite Happy Hour airfares that you've missed

Here's a list of some past Happy Hour prices that we loved:

  • Sydney to Ballina Byron from $49 one way
  • Adelaide to Melbourne from $58 one way
  • Launceston to Melbourne from $69 one way
  • Brisbane to Sydney from $79 one way
  • Sydney to Hobart from $89 one way

Virgin's Happy Hour sale hasn't started yet, but here are some other Virgin deals you can grab right now

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 50% off: Flights from $68 each way

Available on flights from July - September 2021. Destinations include Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Launceston-Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 30% off: Domestic flights from $149 each way

Available on flights from July 2021 - April 2022 to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle and more. Sample fare is Perth-Cairns. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 10% off flights

Available on select travel dates until December 2022. Must be booked 7 days prior to departure. Destinations include Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Broome, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cheap Flights Cheap Flights

Canberra flights from $119 return

Available on select dates until December 2021 departing from Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne with Virgin Australia.

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Kayak Kayak

Flights to Canberra from $59 each way

Available from June - July 2021 departing from Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare departs from Canberra with Virgin Australia.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Up to 50% off Australia flights

Available on select travel dates 30 September 2021 with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Rex and Fly Pelican. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Brome, Hamilton Island, Hobart, Launceston, Perth, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Queenstown flights from $259 each way

Available on flights from September 2021 - January 2022 departing from Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Domestic flights from $46 each way

Available on select flight until 30 September 2021 with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Rex. Destinations include Gold Coast, Sydney, Darwin, Launceston, Broome, Sydney, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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Here's what you've just missed

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Ballina ByronSydneyEconomy One Way13 Jul 2021 - 11 Sep 2021$49Book flights
SydneyBallina ByronEconomy One Way13 Jul 2021 - 11 Sep 2021$49Book flights
LauncestonMelbourneEconomy One Way22 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$56Book flights
MelbourneLauncestonEconomy One Way22 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$56Book flights
CanberraMelbourneEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 25 Aug 2021$69Book flights
MelbourneCanberraEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 25 Aug 2021$69Book flights
Sunshine CoastSydneyEconomy One Way28 Jul 2021 - 11 Sep 2021$69Book flights
SydneySunshine CoastEconomy One Way28 Jul 2021 - 11 Sep 2021$69Book flights
AdelaideMelbourneEconomy One Way28 Jun 2021 - 14 Sep 2021$71Book flights
MelbourneAdelaideEconomy One Way28 Jun 2021 - 14 Sep 2021$71Book flights
HobartMelbourneEconomy One Way22 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$74Book flights
MelbourneHobartEconomy One Way22 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$74Book flights
BrisbaneSydneyEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 25 Aug 2021$79Book flights
MelbourneSydneyEconomy One Way01 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021$79Book flights
MelbourneSydneyEconomy One Way06 Oct 2021 - 26 Oct 2021$79Book flights
MelbourneSydneyEconomy One Way23 Nov 2021 - 15 Dec 2021$79Book flights
SydneyBrisbaneEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 25 Aug 2021$79Book flights
SydneyMelbourneEconomy One Way01 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021$79Book flights
SydneyMelbourneEconomy One Way06 Oct 2021 - 26 Oct 2021$79Book flights
SydneyMelbourneEconomy One Way23 Nov 2021 - 15 Dec 2021$79Book flights
HobartSydneyEconomy One Way22 Jul 2021 - 31 Aug 2021$89Book flights
SydneyHobartEconomy One Way22 Jul 2021 - 31 Aug 2021$89Book flights
AdelaideSydneyEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021$99Book flights
CanberraGold CoastEconomy One Way02 Feb 2022 - 05 Mar 2022$99Book flights
Gold CoastCanberraEconomy One Way02 Feb 2022 - 05 Mar 2022$99Book flights
SydneyAdelaideEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021$99Book flights
AdelaideBrisbaneEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021$119Book flights
AdelaideGold CoastEconomy One Way01 Nov 2021 - 18 Nov 2021$119Book flights
BrisbaneAdelaideEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021$119Book flights
Gold CoastAdelaideEconomy One Way01 Nov 2021 - 18 Nov 2021$119Book flights
AdelaideCanberraEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021$124Book flights
CanberraAdelaideEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021$124Book flights
BrisbaneMelbourneEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 25 Aug 2021$125Book flights
BrisbaneMelbourneEconomy One Way06 Oct 2021 - 26 Oct 2021$125Book flights
BrisbaneMelbourneEconomy One Way23 Nov 2021 - 15 Dec 2021$125Book flights
BrisbaneTownsvilleEconomy One Way13 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$125Book flights
MelbourneBrisbaneEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 25 Aug 2021$125Book flights
MelbourneBrisbaneEconomy One Way06 Oct 2021 - 26 Oct 2021$125Book flights
MelbourneBrisbaneEconomy One Way23 Nov 2021 - 15 Dec 2021$125Book flights
TownsvilleBrisbaneEconomy One Way27 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$125Book flights
BrisbaneCanberraEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 25 Aug 2021$129Book flights
BrisbaneCanberraEconomy One Way06 Oct 2021 - 26 Oct 2021$129Book flights
CanberraBrisbaneEconomy One Way20 Jul 2021 - 25 Aug 2021$129Book flights
CanberraBrisbaneEconomy One Way06 Oct 2021 - 26 Oct 2021$129Book flights

Frequently asked questions about Virgin's Happy Hour sale

When is Virgin's Happy Hour sale?

Virgin's Happy Hour sale happens every Thursday from 4pm-11pm AEST.

Can you collect frequent flyer points with Happy Hour fares?

Yes, you can collect Velocity frequent flyer points when you purchase tickets in the Happy Hour sale. You can receive 5 points for every dollar spent on your airfare.

What's included in a Happy Hour fare?

There are no nasty surprises when you book tickets in Virgin Australia's Happy Hour sale. You receive the same benefits as you would with any ordinary Virgin booking, including the following:

  • Luggage. You're allowed 7kg of carry-on and 23kg of checked baggage.
  • Seat selection. Sit where you like and make changes via "Manage My Booking" up until check-in.
  • In-flight entertainment. Download Virgin Australia's entertainment app to your smartphone or tablet prior to your flight and enjoy access to the full library of movies, TV shows, podcasts and books. Virgin is progressively removing in-seat screens to reduce its carbon footprint.
  • Water, tea and coffee. Virgin has stopped offering in-flight meals to Economy-class passengers. Snacks and drinks can be purchased at an additional cost from the onboard menu. Business-class passengers are served a plated meal and beverages, including beer and wine.

Are Virgin's Happy Hour fares flexible?

Yes, Happy Hour fares are guaranteed the same protections as regular fares under Virgin's Passenger Promise.

Under its Passenger Promise, Virgin allows you to make unlimited changes to your flight with no change fee, or cancel your flight (to credit) with no cancellation fee for travel up to 31 January 2022. Changes must be made prior to your travel date and you may have to pay for fare differences.

Are Happy Hour fares covered by Virgin's Fare Promise?

No. Unfortunately, Happy Hour fares are not eligible for Virgin's Fare Promise. The Fare Promise guarantees that Virgin will match any lower (full-priced) fare that you find from an eligible third-party website and throw in a bonus of 500 points per booking.

Are international fares available in the Happy Hour sale?

No, we haven't seen a Happy Hour sale that has offered international fares recently. If we do spot flights to New Zealand, we'll be sure to let you know.

Virgin Happy Hour vs Jetstar Friday Fare Frenzy

Here's a glance at how Virgin Australia's Happy Hour sale stacks up against Jetstar's Friday Fare Frenzy:

Virgin Happy Hour SaleJetstar Friday Fare Frenzy
When is it?Thursdays from 4pm AESTFridays from 12pm AEST
How long does it run for?7 hours until 11pm AEST8 hours until 8pm AEST
What are the lowest prices they've had?From $68 one wayFrom $29 one way
Are international flights included?No, not recentlyYes, we've seen flights to New Zealand offered from $185 one way
What do you get for your money?7 kg of carry-on luggage, 23kg checked baggage, seat selection and in-flight entertainment7kg of carry-on luggage
Are flights flexible?Free unlimited changes to your flight or cancel to credit for travel up to 31 January 2022You can add FareCredit, which is valid for three years from purchase – the credit covers your fare and any extras you choose if you have to cancel, and it costs from $15-$30 depending on the route

Our verdict: While Jetstar's Fare Frenzy tickets are great for their low prices, you may end up paying more than you originally intended once you add baggage and any other inclusions. Virgin's offering is solid out of the gate and its flexibility policy is comprehensive and, best of all, costs you nothing at the checkout.

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