For many, Friday marks the end of a long week, which in itself is cause for celebration. But for budget travellers and those hoping for a cheap flight deal, there’s another reason to look forward to Friday. Jetstar’s weekly sale, the Friday Fare Frenzy, allows savvy travellers to book flights to various destinations across Jetstar’s vast network – all for a fraction of the price.
If you’re hoping to get your hands on some cheap flights, here’s everything you need to know about Jetstar’s Friday Fare Frenzy.
What is the Jetstar Friday Fare Frenzy sale?
The Friday Fare Frenzy is a weekly Jetstar sale that offers exceptional savings on popular routes. The sale runs for a limited period every Friday, so you’ll have to get in quick if you want to book cheap flights.
Fares are one-way, and you can find some incredible Jetstar deals on domestic and international routes. Previous examples include Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Launceston from $46, Gold Coast to Queenstown from $165, and Sydney to Ballina Byron from $39.
What time does Jetstar’s Friday Fare Frenzy start?
Jetstar’s weekly flight sale kicks off every Friday from 12:00 pm AEST. Fares are available until 8:00 pm AEST the same day, or until sold out.
You can view and book deals on the Friday Fare Frenzy page once the sale starts.
What to expect during Jetstar’s Friday Fare Frenzy sale
While you can nab some excellent deals during the Friday Fare Frenzy, there are a few limitations.
For starters, sale fares don’t apply to all routes in the Jetstar network. You can expect a handful of routes to be on sale each week. These are often domestic, but can include international routes.
Jetstar’s advertised sale fares only include a carry-on baggage allowance. You’ll have to pay for extras like seat selection, meals and checked baggage. Depending on when and where you’re flying, the cost of purchasing these extras separately can offset the savings of booking a sale fare. If you do need these add-ons, it may be worth purchasing one of Jetstar’s fare bundles. But if you’re travelling light and don’t mind forgoing some comforts, Jetstar’s basic Starter fare may be all you need.
Also, there’s limited availability on sale fares. You’ll have a better chance of securing a bargain the earlier you book. Sale fares are also limited to selected travel periods. These periods are usually months in advance and often exclude peak travel periods like school holidays. So if you’re looking to travel shortly, this Jetstar sale may not be for you.
And finally, flexibility is key when it comes to the Friday Fare Frenzy. Jetstar doesn’t announce the routes or travel periods ahead of time, meaning you won’t know what flights are available until the sale starts. So, keep your options open to enjoy some serious savings on flights to get the most out of this Jetstar sale.
Earning Qantas Frequent Flyer points on Jetstar sale fares
You can normally earn Qantas Status Credits and points on Jetstar flights, but only when you purchase a Jetstar fare bundle. As the Friday Fare Frenzy deals are only available via the Jetstar website, you won’t have the option of booking these sale fares on the Qantas website. But you can add your Qantas Frequent Flyer number during the booking process to earn points and status credits relative to your purchased bundle. Note that you won’t earn any points or status credits with Jetstar’s basic Starter fare or the Flex bundle, even if you book outside of the sale period.
If you’re searching for cheap flights within Australia or overseas and are flexible with your travel dates and destinations, you can find some great deals during Jetstar’s Friday Fare Frenzy. Set your alarm for midday AEST every Friday to find out what Jetstar sales are on offer.
Tickets purchased during the Friday Fare Frenzy have the same inclusions as a standard Jetstar flight of the same class. The advertised prices are for the Starter fare, including a 7kg carry-on baggage allowance. You can choose to individually purchase checked baggage, seat selection, meals or in-flight entertainment, or purchase a Jetstar fare bundle.
Jetstar gives customers the option to purchase FareCredit during checkout. This allows the flexibility to cancel a flight in exchange for a credit voucher. The FareCredit voucher includes the value of your flight plus any in-flight extras like meals or seat selection. Some of Jetstar’s fare bundles also allow you to amend or cancel your booking.
Yes, the Friday Fare Frenzy sale offers the chance to book great deals across Jetstar’s domestic and international network, which includes destinations like Bali, Christchurch and Singapore.