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Best Boxing Day flight sales for 2024

These are the flight deals you've been waiting for all year – from domestic deals to overseas bargains available this Boxing Day.

Get ready to tick "travel more" off your list of New Year's resolutions. Boxing Day is when some of the hottest flight deals drop. Check out the list of deals we've gathered so far from some of the major airlines in Australia.

All the flight sales that are available now

Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Australia flights from $70 one way

WotifWotif

100% off return flights on select holiday packages

Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways

Up to 10% off for Privilege Club members

Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Aussie flights from $49 one-way

Ends

Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways

30% off extra baggage

Trip.comTrip.com

Up to 50% off with member-exclusive deals

AirAsiaAirAsia

Up to 30% off flight + hotel

Pay Later TravelPay Later Travel

Get $10 off your first flight

Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia Airlines

Additional 5% off international and domestic flights

Flight CentreFlight Centre

Up to $1,100 Bonus Value on Queensland Holidays

Ends

Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia Airlines

Up to 30% student discount on domestic & international flights

Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways

Rome flights from $1711

Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways

Abu Dhabi flights from $1935

Etihad AirwaysEtihad Airways

London flights from $1585

EmiratesEmirates

Dublin flights from $2159 return

Air New ZealandAir New Zealand

Australia to Tahiti (Papeete) flights from $737

Air New ZealandAir New Zealand

Australia to the USA flights from $2,145

Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Flights to New Zealand from $354

Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

International flights from $485 on Virgin Australia

Aunt BettyAunt Betty

No booking fees

Expedia.com.auExpedia.com.au

Member Price: Up to 30% off

Qatar AirwaysQatar Airways

Earn up to 5,000 bonus Avios

Ends

CheapFlightsFaresCheapFlightsFares

Subscribe & get up to $10 off

EmiratesEmirates

Paris flights from $2229 return

EmiratesEmirates

Rome flights from $2099 return

EmiratesEmirates

Dubai flights from $1979 return

EmiratesEmirates

London flights from $2049 return

EmiratesEmirates

Athens flights from $2219 return

EmiratesEmirates

Christchurch flights from $659 return

SkyscannerSkyscanner

Cheap Flights to Port Moresby Airport from $255

Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines

FREE Singapore tour

Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines

Up to 10% off select flights

Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

Cheap Flights to Fiji from $178

Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

Australia to East Timor flights from $318

Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

Sydney to Bali flights from $241

MomondoMomondo

Noumea flights from $350

Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

New Zealand flights from $180


What are the best Boxing Day flight deals for 2024?

All of Australia's major airlines are having Boxing Day flight deals this year.

Jetstar has the cheapest with flights from $34 across Australia and $169 overseas. These are one-way prices.

Virgin Australia comes closely behind with local flights from $49 each way and international journeys for under $500 return.

Looking for luxury? Qantas has ditched the digits and is offering fares from $119 across Australia. It's network of regional destinations makes it the perfect choice for getting off the beaten track.

When do the Boxing Day flight sales start?

Boxing Day officially starts at midnight on 26 December every year.

While most airlines play by these rules, sometimes you'll get some early starters.

Which airlines are going to offer Boxing Day flight deals in 2024?

Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia have flight deals in 2023.

Qatar, Emirates and Air New Zealand don't seem to be participating this year.

Online travel agencies and aggregators including Flight Centre, Expedia, Budget Air, Skyscanner and Kayak are also worth keeping an eye on over the Boxing Day sale period. They often offer promo codes with extra discounts.

Some can even save you more than when booking direct with the airline. Plus, they help you compare prices on various sites to make sure you're getting the best fare.

I can't wait until Boxing Day! Do airlines have Christmas sales too?

Yes. This year Jetstar had a Christmas sale on 7 December with flights from $39 on the table.

This is nothing new for the budget airline,w hich has launched a Christmas sale in both 2021 and 2022.

Other airlines aren't quite as eager, most waiting until Boxing Day to drop fares.

How do this year's Boxing Day flight sales compare to last year?

This year's sales are similar to, or slightly more expensive than last year's.

With inflation and the cost of fuel increasing, this increase is understandable.

How do I get the best Boxing Day flight deals?

Taking advantage of the flight sales during Boxing Day can definitely get you more value for money, so here are some tips to help you get the flight you want:

  • Be flexible with your dates. Usually, the further out you are from the date you're planning to leave, the cheaper the flight may be.
  • Go anywhere. Don't go into the sales looking for a specific destination or you may end up disappointed that you can't get a deal to the place you want to go. Instead, have a broader range of places or settle on the simple idea of a beach holiday or city break instead. Let the prices guide you to your next holiday spot and you may just find somewhere new to love.
  • Know when the sales start and finish. Sales work on a first-come-first-served basis, so make sure you're on your computer when the sale starts to get the best offers.
  • Check in at midnight. Most Boxing Day sales launch at the stroke of midnight. Set your clocks and check this page at 12.01am AEDT to see what juicy discounts are ripe for the picking.
  • Cut back on bags where you can. This is particularly important if you're flying on a budget carrier, as luggage is one of the biggest problems that they have. Most budget carriers charge an extra fee if you want to check in your bags.

When should I be looking for flights to get the best deal on Boxing Day?

Travel during your preferred destination's off-peak or shoulder season.

While it may be a bit cooler or wetter, there will be fewer crowds and a lot more deals. Remember, peak season isn't just the best time to go – it's also the most expensive.

Check out our guides on the best times to visit dozens of destinations, where we include graphs like the one below to know when the best time to go is.


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Alex Keshen

Alex Keshen was the global travel publisher at Finder and has been living, breathing and, of course, writing about all things travel for more than 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and has appeared in Travel Weekly and the Huffington Post. See full profile

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