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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Australia Flight Deals

Though Black Friday 2019 is over, come back next year for your chance at finding incredible Black Friday flight deals to destinations all around the globe.

Black Friday flight sale FAQs

What is Black Friday and when is it?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday flight sales have become two of the busiest shopping day deals in Australia. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Thanksgiving Day commemorates a harvest festival celebrated founded in 1621.

Today, the shopping holiday of Black Friday is all about deals and sales. Some Australian companies have hopped on the Black Friday trend and are offering flights for just a fraction of their usual prices.

Are Black Friday flight deals really cheaper?

Some airlines capitalise on the Black Friday shopping holiday by offering flights discounted by 20% or more. Other airlines opt out of the holiday and stick to their usual flight ticket prices. It depends on your route, dates of travel, and fare class. We always recommend setting up a price alert if you have a specific trip in mind.

If you’re wanting a Black Friday flight deal, check this page regularly as we’ll be featuring the best Black Friday flight deals we can find–including exclusive deals that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

What should I know about booking a Black Friday flight deal?

Based on past Black Friday flight sales, many airlines will only be offering flight deals on a first in best dressed basis. Top deals–especially on international flights–tend to go fast.

However, some airlines will likely extend their Black Friday flight sales to December 2, which is known as Cyber Monday. As a general rule, if you see a flight deal you like, act quickly. Most airlines or online travel agents will not reserve your ticket until it is paid in full. If you take too long to book, you could lose your ticket to another traveller.

What airlines are offering Black Friday flight deals?

Airlines around the world are offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday flight sales. These might include airlines that service Australia, like Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand. Since the Black Friday shopping holiday originated in the United States, you might be able to score deals within the United States as well.

How to find great Black Friday flight deals on Skyscanner in three easy steps

Instead of going from airline website to airline website, it’s best to use Skyscanner to find the best flight deals on Black Friday. Let us search through thousands of flight options so that you don’t have to.

Step 1: Bookmark the Black Friday flight deals page

Bookmark this page onto your internet browser toolbar prior to Black Friday. We recommend checking it first thing in the morning, as that’s when you’re likely to score flight deals from airlines that only offer sales on a set number of seats. We will also be featuring exclusive flight deals that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

Here’s how to bookmark a page on Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Firefox.

Step 2: Subscribe to price alerts

Set up a price alert on Skyscanner so that we can notify you whenever a flight price changes. Simply type in the route and dates you’d like to travel. We’ll show a list of recently updated flight prices. Click the bell icon and select “Create a new Price Alert.” You can do this on our website or through the Skyscanner App.

Click “Get Price Alerts” on the left side of the screen

We recommend setting this price alert up ASAP so that you can compare flight prices as we get closer to Black Friday. Here is a little more information on how to set up a price alert using Skyscanner.

Step 3: Search for flight deals on Black Friday

Flexibility pays off when it comes to finding a great Black Friday flight deal. On Black Friday, head to Skyscanner Australia or open up your Skyscanner App.

Type in your departure airport. Then, type in the destination you’d like to go. Select “cheapest month” in the travel dates section to find a list of the cheapest dates to travel to your dream destination. If an airline is having a Black Friday flight deal for this route, you might see it featured in the results.

If you’re spontaneous and flexible, repeat the above search with “everywhere” in the destination. We’ll show you a list of cheap flights found all around the globe.

Pretty easy, hey?