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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Virgin Is Doing a Huge Four-Day Sale with 700,000 Domestic and International Flights From $49

The discounted fares cover domestic one-way trips, plus return flights to Fiji and Bali.
By Sarah Ward
November 26, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
November 26, 2021
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If all you want for Christmas is a trip further than your own backyard — or city — Virgin's latest sale is here to help. Jumping in on all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts set to tempt your wallet over the next few days, the airline is slinging 700,000 cheap flights for both domestic and international destinations. So, whether you're keen to see your mates interstate or head overseas on a holiday, you've got options.

Among the domestic routes, one-way fares start at $49 — which'll get you from Sydney to Ballina, from Melbourne to Hobart, or from Adelaide to either Hobart or Launceston, for instance. Other sale flights include Brisbane–Launceston from $59, Sydney–Maroochydore from $65 and Melbourne–Gold Coast from $79. And if you're wondering when you'll need to travel, you can book trips between January 1–March 30, 2022.

Internationally, return fares cover getaways to either Bali or Fiji — including from Sydney (from $509 to Bali and $459 to Fiji), Melbourne ($479 and $489) and Brisbane ($489). They're available for travel between March 27–June 23, 2022, with Virgin Australia set to resume its short-haul international services in the coming months, starting with Fiji flights from December 16.

As always when it comes to flight sales, you'll need to get in quick. They went on sale today, Friday, November 26; however, they're only available until midnight AEST on Monday, November 29 or sold out, whichever arrives first.

Only some fares cover seat selection and checked baggage, however, with the airline announcing back in August that it is now splitting its economy flights into three types. Economy Lite doesn't include checking any baggage or picking your seat, but Economy Choice does — and Economy Flex gives you extra flexibility (hence the name) if you have to change your plans later.

As we are still in the middle of a pandemic, flying is little different to normal. Virgin has introduced a range of safety measures, including hand sanitisation stations, contactless check-in and face masks provided to all passengers. Wearing masks on flights also became mandatory in Australia in January.

And, depending on where you're travelling to and from — both domestically and internationally — you'll obviously need to check border restrictions and any entry requirements.

Virgin's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale runs from today, Friday, November 26–Monday, November 29 — or until sold out. 

Find out more about current Australian border rules via the Australian Government's Health Direct website and its Smart Traveller website.

Published on November 26, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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