Virgin Australia 72-hour flash sale: Flights from $45 a pop

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Spend your summer in Australia.

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


Cheapest flight available:
$45 each way


Travel dates
11 October 2022 – 31 May 2023

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Virgin’s latest sale will have you singing your way to summer with post-winter flights at up to 35% off.

Prices start at $45 each way and are available for travel from October 2022 to May 2023. That’s a lot of sun to catch.

The cheapest flights are between Sydney and Byron Bay (Ballina Byron).

Other top fares are:

  • Melbourne-Newcastle from $59 each way
  • Brisbane-Proserpine from $65 each way
  • Melbourne-Launceston from $65 each way
  • Sydney-Launceston from $65 each way

These are Lite fares which include your seat and carry-on luggage only. Need extras? You can upgrade to Choice from $30 each way to get checked luggage, seat selection and flight changes, if requested over 14 days before departure.

Another thing to note is that peak periods are excluded, which includes the summer school holidays. A few routes let you take advantage of the end of the school break (from 10 January onwards). If you’re flexible and willing to wait to travel, the savings could be worth it.


How good are these Virgin Australia sale fares?

Since Lite fares were introduced, Virgin’s fares have been dropping to near-budget airline prices. These days, $45 each way is a common starting price for its sales, making this a winner in our eyes.

Compared to other airlines, it’s miles cheaper than Qantas fares and, in certain instances, even cheaper than Jetstar.

For example, a quick search on KAYAK for Sydney to Byron fares on 31 January 2023 brings up these Virgin flights for $45. Jetstar is selling seats that same day for $60.

These fares at a glance

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Australia-wide Jetstar sale takes flights down to $41 a pop

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Including stacks of summer holiday dates.

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


Cheapest flight available:
Sydney-Byron from $41 one-way


Travel dates
1 November 2022 – 31 May 2023

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The cost of living might be on the rise, but budget airline Jetstar is keeping the cost of travel down with fares from $41 in its latest sale.

Those bargain seats can see Sydney-siders sunning it up on Byron’s beaches or Byron-residents paying a visit to the big smoke.

Prices are one-way with return fares costing double ($82 for the Sydney-Ballina Byron route).

Not your idea of a holiday? No sweat. Jetstar has dozens of routes on sale.

These are some of your cheaper options:

  • Melbourne-Sydney from $44 each way
  • Hobart-Melbourne from $50 each way
  • Sydney-Gold Coast from $50 each way
  • Melbourne-Gold Coast for $55 each way
  • Sydney-Launceston from $56 each way
  • Brisbane-Whitsundays from $60 each way
  • Gold Coast-Canberra from $65 each way
  • Melbourne-Uluru from $99 each way

While travel dates range from 1 November 2022 to 31 May 2023, quite a number of routes run through the summer school holiday break.

Over Christmas you can steal away to Uluru from Sydney or Melbourne for $99 each way. Or you can fly between Cairns and Darwin from $149 each way.

Bear in mind though, being summer in the heart of Australia, temperatures can reach nearly 40 degrees so it might not be the most ideal Christmas holiday for you.

Those who’d prefer to get away in mid-January when things are a little quieter can travel between Gold Coast and Canberra from $65, Melbourne and the Gold Coast from $55 and Melbourne and Hobart from $50, to name a few winners.

Again these are one-way prices.

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