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Virgin sale: Best half-price flights from $55

Posted: 1 April 2021 9:42 am
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Domestic travel is about to launch full-speed with 260,000 half-price tickets.

Government-supported half-price flights are here and Virgin Australia has touched down with some great fares.

With tickets starting from $55 one way, the competition on the Melbourne to Launceston route is heating up.

That's just under 50% off the price of both the last Qantas Fly Away Sale and what Virgin was offering at its February lead-in prices.

Virgin also announced that it is extending its flexible flying policy to customers who book travel under the half-price fare program. This includes the ability to change your booking or cancel your booking for travel credit, all without fees.

Virgin Australia Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said, "With the vaccine rollout underway, these half-priced fares will support jobs and the nation's economic recovery over the next six months. There's never been a better time to plan and get on with travelling around Australia."

How do these prices compare?

To put things in perspective, a ticket from Brisbane to Alice Springs one way was $379, it's now starting at $190. A ticket from Perth to Darwin that would've set you back $355 one way now starts from $178 one way.

Some of the cheapest fares include:

  • Sydney to Gold Coast from $60 one way
  • Sydney to Launceston from $68 one way
  • Melbourne to Adelaide from $70 one way
  • Melbourne to Hobart from $73 one way
  • Melbourne to Gold Coast $78 one way

If you're ready to snag your half-price tickets head on over to KAYAK right now.

These fares are available from 1 April to 31 July 2021 for travel from mid-April to 30 September 2021.

What do I need to know before I book?

  • Flexibility: Great. Virgin Australia's Passenger Promise offers you free, unlimited date changes for bookings made up until 30 April 2021 for travel up until 31 January 2022.
  • Airline: Good. While still offering checked luggage and entertainment in economy, be prepared to pay if you want to grab a bite to eat.
  • Frequent flyer points: Good. Earn 5 points for every $1 spent as a Velocity member. You can earn from 275 on the cheapest one-way leg of this Virgin sale.
  • Travel time: Great. Forget stress with direct flights.
  • Weather: Great. If you want to see the Northern Territory, get packing! Autumn welcomes warm days and cool nights in Alice Springs and mid-June to mid-September is the best time to take in Darwin.

Here's a full list of the Virgin sale flights

FromToTravel periodFareBook
LauncestonMelbourne13 Apr 2021 - 28 Sep 2021$55Book flights
MelbourneLaunceston13 Apr 2021 - 28 Sep 2021$55Book flights
Gold CoastSydney21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$60Book flights
Gold CoastSydney14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$60Book flights
SydneyGold Coast21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$60Book flights
SydneyGold Coast14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$60Book flights
LauncestonSydney20 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$68Book flights
SydneyLaunceston20 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$68Book flights
AdelaideMelbourne04 May 2021 - 14 Sep 2021$69Book flights
MelbourneAdelaide04 May 2021 - 14 Sep 2021$69Book flights
Sunshine CoastSydney21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$70Book flights
Sunshine CoastSydney14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$70Book flights
SydneySunshine Coast21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$70Book flights
SydneySunshine Coast14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$70Book flights
HobartMelbourne12 Apr 2021 - 29 Sep 2021$73Book flights
MelbourneHobart12 Apr 2021 - 29 Sep 2021$73Book flights
Gold CoastMelbourne21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$78Book flights
Gold CoastMelbourne14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$78Book flights
MelbourneGold Coast21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$78Book flights
MelbourneGold Coast14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$78Book flights
HobartSydney20 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$80Book flights
SydneyHobart20 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$80Book flights
MelbourneSunshine Coast28 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$88Book flights
MelbourneSunshine Coast14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$88Book flights
Sunshine CoastMelbourne28 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$88Book flights
Sunshine CoastMelbourne14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$88Book flights
AdelaideGold Coast28 Apr 2021 - 30 Jun 2021$90Book flights
AdelaideGold Coast21 Jul 2021 - 22 Sep 2021$90Book flights
AdelaideSydney27 Apr 2021 - 17 Sep 2021$90Book flights
Gold CoastAdelaide28 Apr 2021 - 30 Jun 2021$90Book flights
Gold CoastAdelaide21 Jul 2021 - 22 Sep 2021$90Book flights
SydneyAdelaide27 Apr 2021 - 17 Sep 2021$90Book flights
CanberraGold Coast21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$92Book flights
CanberraGold Coast14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$92Book flights
Gold CoastCanberra21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$92Book flights
Gold CoastCanberra14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$92Book flights
Hamilton IslandMelbourne08 Jun 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$103Book flights
Hamilton IslandMelbourne14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$103Book flights
Hamilton IslandSydney21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$103Book flights
Hamilton IslandSydney14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$103Book flights
MelbourneHamilton Island08 Jun 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$103Book flights
MelbourneHamilton Island14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$103Book flights
SydneyHamilton Island21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$103Book flights
SydneyHamilton Island14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$103Book flights
BrisbaneHobart20 May 2021 - 12 Jun 2021$108Book flights
BrisbaneHobart06 Jul 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$108Book flights
CairnsSydney21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$108Book flights
CairnsSydney14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$108Book flights
HobartBrisbane20 May 2021 - 12 Jun 2021$108Book flights
HobartBrisbane06 Jul 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$108Book flights
SydneyCairns21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$108Book flights
SydneyCairns14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$108Book flights
AdelaideBrisbane05 May 2021 - 24 Jun 2021$110Book flights
AdelaideBrisbane14 Jul 2021 - 16 Sep 2021$110Book flights
BrisbaneAdelaide05 May 2021 - 24 Jun 2021$110Book flights
BrisbaneAdelaide14 Jul 2021 - 16 Sep 2021$110Book flights
AdelaideAlice Springs14 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$120Book flights
Alice SpringsAdelaide14 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$120Book flights
AdelaideCanberra20 Apr 2021 - 13 Sep 2021$123Book flights
CanberraAdelaide20 Apr 2021 - 13 Sep 2021$123Book flights
CairnsMelbourne21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$133Book flights
CairnsMelbourne14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$133Book flights
MelbourneCairns21 Apr 2021 - 23 Jun 2021$133Book flights
MelbourneCairns14 Jul 2021 - 15 Sep 2021$133Book flights
BrisbaneDarwin15 Aug 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$140Book flights
DarwinBrisbane15 Aug 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$140Book flights
AdelaidePerth06 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$145Book flights
DarwinMelbourne19 Aug 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$145Book flights
MelbourneDarwin19 Aug 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$145Book flights
PerthAdelaide06 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$145Book flights
DarwinPerth15 Aug 2021 - 25 Sep 2021$178Book flights
PerthDarwin15 Aug 2021 - 25 Sep 2021$178Book flights
Alice SpringsBrisbane01 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$190Book flights
BrisbaneAlice Springs01 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021$190Book flights

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