Spend your summer in Australia.
TL;DR: What’s the deal with this flight sale?
Cheapest flight available:
$45 each way
11 October 2022 – 31 May 2023
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
- OK flexibility: Virgin doesn’t offer flexibility on domestic Lite fares. However, there is a travel exemption that lets you change your fare, fee-free if you’re affected by COVID-19. You can also upgrade to Choice to have added flexibility, so long as you request your flight change 14 days before your departure.
- Good airline: Virgin offers a range of budget and full-service seats. Light travellers can save by booking a Lite (seat-only) fare. If you need extras, upgrading to Choice will give you seat selection and checked luggage.
- Great frequent flyer points: Travellers will earn 5 Velocity points for every dollar spent in this sale.
- Great travel time: All flights are non-stop, getting you into holiday-mode faster.
- Great weather: Virgin has skipped those off-peak winter trips and is only selling spring, summer and autumn travel.
This sale ends 11.59pm AEST 20 July 2022 unless sold out.
Full list of discounted flights in the Virgin Australia 72-hour Super Sale
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