Boxing Day flight deals for 2020

Whether you're looking for a domestic deal or an overseas bargain, these are the flight deals you've been waiting for all year.

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Get your passport details ready, because Boxing Day is when some of the hottest deals on flights across New Zealand and around the world drop. We’re constantly on the hunt for bargains and will be updating this page as often as possible to bring you the best deals from airlines like Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Air New Zealand and more so you can tick “travel more” off your list of New Year’s resolutions without breaking the bank.

Boxing Day flight deals for 2020

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Australia flights from $276 return

Available for flights from June - July 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland to Sydney. Destinations include Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Rarotonga and more.

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Christchurch flights from $63 return

Available for travel on select dates in March 2020. Sample fare is Wellington-Christchurch with Jetstar.

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Kayak Kayak

Up to 35% off flights worldwide

Join Kayak newsletter and receive private discounts of up to 35%. Destinations include Europe, Asia, America, Australia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Philippines flights from $779 return

Available for flights on select dates in May 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Qantas Airways.

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Bali flights from $668 return

Available for flights on select dates in June 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Virgin Australia.

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Fiji flights from $608 return

Available for flights on select dates in March 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Fiji Airways.

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Melbourne flights from $348 return

Available for flights on select dates in May 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Air New Zealand.

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Hawaii flights from $987 return

Available for travel on select dates in April 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland to Honolulu with Air New Zealand.

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Wellington flights from $93 return

Available for travel on select dates in February 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Jetstar.

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Phuket flights from $878 return

Available for travel on select dates from March - April 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Qantas Airways.

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Rarotonga flights from $591 return

Available for travel on select dates in June 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland with Air New Zealand.

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India flights from $898 return

Available for travel on select dates from October - November 2020. Sample fare is Auckland-New Delhi with Air China.

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Australia flights from $271 return

Available for travel on select dates in May 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland to Gold Coast with Jetstar. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and more.

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India flights from $848 return

Available for flights on select dates in May 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland to New Delhi. Destinations include Mumbai, Kochi, Chennai and more.

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Christchurch flights from $72 return

Available for flights on select dates in March 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland.

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Rarotonga flights from $394 return

Available for flights on select dates in May 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland.

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Wellington flights from $65 return

Available for flights in March 2020. Sample fare departs from Auckland.

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Los Angeles flights from $1,258 return

Available for flights on select dates between February - November 2020 with Air New Zealand. Sample fare departs from Auckland. Destinations include San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and more.

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Cook Islands flights from $581 return

Available for flights on select dates between January - June 2020 with Air New Zealand. Sample fare departs from Auckland to Rarotonga.

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Up to €700 in compensation

Get your refund of up to €700. Includes missed connection, baggage claim and more. Destinations include USA, Europe, Brazil and more. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Cook Islands flights from $603 return

Valid for travel from January 2020. Sample fare is Auckland-Rarotonga.

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Hawaiian New Zealand Hawaiian New Zealand

Earn HawaiianMiles with each flight

Join HawaiianMiles frequent flyer program and redeem frequent flyer miles including awards. T&Cs apply.

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AirWander AirWander

Up to 65% off flights with multi-stops

Valid on select dates depending on the destination like South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, London and more. T&Cs apply.

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Auckland flights from $34

Sample price is from Wellington on select dates. Flights from other cities also available.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Earn 2,000 bonus Qmiles with your first online booking

Make your first online booking and earn 2,000 bonus Qmiles from Qatar Airways. Earn another 500 bonus Qmiles for each subsequent online booking. T&Cs apply.

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Flights to Europe from $2,718

Discover Etihad Airways' best fares to top destinations & experience Etihad’s outstanding service for less. Including economy flights from Auckland - Rome from $2,718; Auckland - Paris from $2,735; Auckland - London from $2,870 and more. Exclusions, T&Cs may apply.

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Book now, pay later

For a minimum fee, you can now hold your booking along with the guaranteed fare for up to 72 hours. Simply choose the 'Hold My Booking' payment option and then proceed to pay either online using the 'My Trips' feature or offline at your nearest Qatar Airways sales office. T&Cs apply.

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Visa-FREE entry to Qatar

Nationals of New Zealand and Australia can enjoy a visa-free entry into Qatar with Qatar Airways' new waiver upon arrival. Terms and conditions apply.

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Boxing Day flight deals for 2019

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13 Jan 2020 Australia flights from $276 return ********
13 Jan 2020 Christchurch flights from $63 return ********
28 Nov 2019 Up to 35% off flights worldwide ********
13 Jan 2020 Philippines flights from $779 return ********
13 Jan 2020 Bali flights from $668 return ********

Frequently asked questions about Boxing Day flight sales

When do the Boxing Day flight sales start?

Boxing Day officially starts at midnight on 26 December every year, but we’ve found that a few travel companies start dropping their sales early.

We recommend starting to looking for deals in the week leading up to Boxing Day. When it comes to flight sales, the early bird gets the worm, and the sooner you book, the more likely you are to get the best price on your preferred dates.

This page will be updated with all the deals (as listed above) as they launch.

Which airlines offer Boxing Day flight deals?

In past years, we’ve seen big-name airlines drop Boxing Day flight sales including Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Qatar, Emirates and Air New Zealand.

Online travel agencies and aggregators like Expedia, Skyscanner and Kayak are also sites to keep an eye on over the Boxing Day sale period. They often offer promo codes with extra discounts (often ones that can save you more than booking direct with the airline) and help you compare prices on various sites to make sure you’re getting the best fare.

How do I get the best Boxing Day flight deals?

Taking advantage of the flight sales during Boxing Day can definitely get you more 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. We all know that sales work on a “first come first service” basis, so make sure you’re on your computer when the sale starts so you can get the best offers.
  • Check to see what’s launched early. Just because Boxing Day technically starts at midnight, it doesn’t mean the sales do too. Many airlines have “end-of-year” or “Christmas” sales that fall over Boxing Day, but are actually available on other dates, too.
  • 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.

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Check out more sales, including hotels, holiday packages and cruises at on our Boxing Day travel deals page.

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