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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 flight deals drop.

We’re constantly on the hunt for bargains and will be updating this page throughout the day to bring you the best from airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates and Air New Zealand so you can tick “travel more” off your list of New Year’s resolutions.

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Can’t wait until Boxing Day? These flight deals are available now:

Kayak Kayak

Air New Zealand flights from $49 each way

Available on flights until March 2021 to Queenstown, Wellington, Palmerston North, Dunedin and more. Sample fare is Christchurch-Auckland.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Air New Zealand sale: Domestic flights from $49 each way

Available on flights until March 2021 to Christchurch, Dunedin, Rotorua, Queenstown, Napier and more. Sample fare is Wellington-Auckland.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

New Zealand flights from $38 each way

Available on flights until December 2020 to Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington, Queenstown, New Plymouth and more. Sample fare is Auckland-Taupo with Air New Zealand.

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Priceline.com Priceline.com

Up to 50% off worldwide flights

Available on select dates when you book Express Deals. T&Cs apply.

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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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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Worldwide flights from $1,432 return + flexible changes

Available on select flights in 2021 to London, Paris, Manchester, Johannesburg, Doha and more. Sample fare is Auckland-Vienna.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Flexible flights changes

Available on select flights to USA, London, Paris, Dubai, Japan and more. All travels must be completed by 31 December 2021. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel.com OneTravel.com

Early Black Friday sale: Up to $25 off flight fees

Available in all flight bookings when you use the code. T&Cs apply.

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Hotwire Hotwire

Up to 40% off flights

Available on select dates and flights. Destinations include Miami, Washington, San Francisco, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.

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Myholidays Myholidays

Worldwide flights from $147 each way

Available on select flights to India, Dubai, Philippines and more. Sample fare is Doha-Mumbai with IndiGo.

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Jetradar.com Jetradar.com

Australia flights from $87 each way

Available on select travel dates to Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more. Sample rate is Auckland-Sydney with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Jetradar.com Jetradar.com

New Zealand flights from $31 each way

Available on select travel dates to Christchurch, Dunedin, Queestown and more. Sample rate is Wellington-Auckland. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel.com OneTravel.com

Up to $25 off flight fees

Available on select travel dates across New Zealand, New York, Las Vegas, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and more. T&Cs apply.

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Choice Hotels Choice Hotels

Earn a free night stay

Valid for members who complete two separate qualifying stays and check-in between 10 June - 7 September 2020 will earn enough points for a future free night worldwide. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel.com OneTravel.com

Up to $15 off booking fees

Sign up your email for special deals and discounts, and save up to $15 with an instant promo code. T&Cs apply.

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HotelsCombined HotelsCombined

Christchurch stays from $36/night

Available on select 2020 dates. Sample accommodation is at Vagabond Backpackers. T&Cs apply.

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Myholidays Myholidays

Join Myholidays to receive offers and deals

Sign up to subscribe your email and receive up to date flight fares. T&C's apply.

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CheapOair CheapOair

Up to 20% off bookings

Sign up your email and receive members only promos and discounts. Plus earn as much as 1,000 bonus rewards points. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com Priceline.com

Up to $625 off getaways

Available on select dates when you book your hotel and flight together. Destinations include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more. T&Cs apply.

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Priceline.com Priceline.com

Up to 60% off USA flights

Available for flights on select dates. Destinations include Honolulu, New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Atlanta, San Francisco, Miami, San Diego and more. T&Cs apply.

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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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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Visa-FREE entry to Qatar

New Zealand and Australia residents can enjoy a visa-free entry into Qatar with Qatar Airways' new waiver upon arrival. T&Cs apply.

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Etihad Airways Etihad Airways

Europe from $2,854 return

Available on select flight in 2021 to London, Athens, Paris, Dublin and Manchester. Sample fare is Christchurch-Athens. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Up to 50% off bookings

Get extra 50% off and earn Trip coins on select hotels when you sign up and become a member now at Tip.com. See site for more details.

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CheapOair CheapOair

Up to 60% off flights

Sing up you email to get 40% to 60% off airline tickets.

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Hawaiian New Zealand Hawaiian New Zealand

Sign up for for low fares and deals

Sign up you email to get notifications for low fares and special deals.

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Boxing Day flight deals for 2020

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7 Oct 2020 Early Black Friday sale: Up to $25 off flight fees EAR****
3 Sep 2020 Up to $25 off flight fees HW2****
12 Oct 2020 Air New Zealand flights from $49 each way ********
12 Oct 2020 Air New Zealand sale: Domestic flights from $49 each way ********
6 Oct 2020 New Zealand flights from $38 each way ********

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 a few travel companies start dropping their sales early.

Last year, some of the early Boxing Day sales came from AirAsia, Groupon and Qatar.

We recommend looking for deals in the week leading up to Boxing Day. The early bird does get the worm so 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 land.

Which airlines offer Boxing Day flight deals?

In past years, we’ve seen Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Qatar, Emirates and Air New Zealand drop Boxing Day sales into our laps.

Online travel agencies and aggregators including Expedia, Skyscanner and Kayak are also worth keeping an eye on over the Boxing Day sale period.

They often offer promo codes with extra discounts. Some can even save you more than when booking direct with the airline. Plus, they 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-served basis, so make sure you’re on your computer when the sale starts to get the best offers.
  • Check to see what has 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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