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Traveling soon? Discover these cheap last minute flight deals now

Looking for a flight deal on short notice? These last minute flight deals will help you get away without breaking the bank.

With the new world of travel creating such uncertainty about travel, being able to find a cheap flight on short notice is more important than ever. Fortunately, finding a last minute flight doesn’t have to mean paying a premium.

We reveal the latest flight deals and our tips on how to find last minute flights to domestic and international destinations.

Check out new last minute flight deals

Qantas + Copa
Tue 2 NovSYD
    CCS
    Tue 1 FebCCS
      SYD
      From
      $4,382
      Fiji Airways + Avianca
      Sat 20 NovSYD
        SAL
        Sat 29 JanSAL
          SYD
          From
          $2,000
          Fiji Airways + Copa
          Thu 25 NovSYD
            PTY
            Sun 23 JanPTY
              SYD
              From
              $2,064
              Fiji Airways + Alaska Airlines
              Wed 1 DecSYD
                SJO
                Sun 12 DecSJO
                  SYD
                  From
                  $1,966
                  Garuda Indonesia + Turkish Airlines
                  Wed 1 DecSYD
                    COO
                    Tue 1 FebCOO
                      SYD
                      From
                      $3,241
                      Air Europa + Royal Air Maroc
                      Wed 1 DecSYD
                        BJL
                        Wed 15 DecBJL
                          SYD
                          From
                          $3,399
                          Thai Airways + Ethiopian Airlines
                          Wed 8 DecSYD
                            BZV
                            Wed 22 DecBZV
                              SYD
                              From
                              $2,710
                              Malaysia Airlines + Turkish Airlines
                              Wed 5 JanMEL
                                KRT
                                Mon 14 FebKRT
                                  MEL
                                  From
                                  $1,936
                                  Jetstar + Avianca
                                  Fri 7 JanSYD
                                    SAP
                                    Fri 13 MaySAP
                                      SYD
                                      From
                                      $2,262

                                      Please note: All prices are subject to availability and may change depending on the airport of origin, as well as the dates selected. Travel restrictions can change at any time. Check the latest rules and restrictions on Smartraveller.gov.au before making holiday plans.

                                      Find out whose borders are open with our interactive global map, and sign up to receive email updates when your top destinations reopen. Please check your airline’s flight cancellation, rebooking and refund policies, as well as travel bans and restrictions, before booking a flight.

                                      Find cheap flights online

                                      Years ago, you could score yourself a cheap last minute flight deal by just walking up to any airport counter in Australia and asking about standby flights. These days, the best deals for standby flights (and all last minute deals) are found online.

                                      Even if a plane isn’t full, the only way you can generally get on a standby list is if you miss your flight, if you have a full price ticket and you want to get on an earlier flight or if you have connections to the airline.

                                      Instead of fruitlessly rushing to the airport intent on getting a last minute flight, you can find cheap deals for last minute flight specials by downloading Skyscanner’s travel app.

                                      Woman on sofa searching for flight deals on her phone

                                      Don’t settle for the first flight bargain you find

                                      You can still find last minute flight deals in Australia if you keep your eyes and ears open.

                                      Try searching for flights on different days, when travellers are less likely to take to the skies. Tuesdays are traditionally when you can find the best deals on flights from Australia, but Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays tend to be cheaper than average days as well.

                                      Monday, Friday and Sunday are more expensive because they’re prime flight days for business travellers, as well as families leaving or returning from a trip away.

                                      Sign up to airline newsletters and follow your favourite airlines on social media. Social media is usually the most immediate way to find out about a flash sale.

                                      Regularly check Skyscanner’s deals newsletter to find cheap flights from Australia

                                      Checking Skyscanner’s deals can save you 20% (sometimes more!) on last minute flights from Australia. You can check out cheap flight deals at the top of this page, and you can sign up for our deals newsletter to get regular updates on amazing deals from your home airport.  

                                      Search for last minute flights to ‘everywhere’

                                      The best way to do this is to use Skyscanner Australia’s ‘flights to everywhere’ destination option. This way you can see which places are cheapest to visit on the dates of your choosing.

                                      Sign up for alerts for new last minute flight deals

                                      You can also find last minute bargains with Skyscanner Price Alerts. Just choose a destination and date and if the price of flights changes you will automatically be sent an email. Skyscanner Price Alerts are free and you can change your alerts or unsubscribe at any time.

                                      Where can I go?

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