Jetstar Launches Flash Friday Sale With Flights As Low As $19
Just when you're getting comfortable with the idea of socialising in large groups again, the lust for hopping on a plane intensifies.
Well, Jetstar is here to make that hunger a little bit easier on your wallet.
The airline has launched a flash Friday sale where some flights are as low as $19.
There will be 10,000 seats offered up over the airline's 22 routes for prices that are, quite frankly, ridiculous. The sale starts at 9am AEST today (Friday June 19) and will run until Tuesday.
Some of the cheap routes include Melbourne to Sydney, Sydney to Gold Coast, Melbourne to Byron Bay, Brisbane to the Whitsundays and Adelaide to Cairns.
The dates that you'll be allowed to fly will be July 14 to September 17 and then from October 6 to October 31 of this year. So, it's perfect for a late winter break or some beautiful spring jaunt to get you excited for summer.
It will be a welcome reprieve from the news about our borders likely staying closed until at least next year.
Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham confirmed what has been the government's belief for several weeks now: our borders won't be opening anytime soon.
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During a speech at the National Press Club, the Senator said that shutting out borders to people coming in and heading out (unless for an exceptional circumstance) has been key in keeping coronavirus numbers low in Australia.
As a result, they're going to stick to that plan until they can be certain the risk of catching or spreading the virus is as low as possible.
"I do sadly think that in terms of open tourist-related travel in or out of Australia, that remains quite some distance off," Senator Birmingham said.
"Just because of the practicalities of the volumes that are involved and the need for us to first and foremost keep putting health first."
While we won't be able to sun ourselves in Europe or check out some ancient sites in South America any time soon, there is one spot outside Australia that will soon be a viable option.
Talks are still ongoing with New Zealand about opening up a travel bubble due to the two countries' longstanding relationship and their incredibly low coronavirus numbers.
Those discussions will likely take several more weeks as the particulars are ironed out and both countries can be certain that the risk of more Covid-19 infections is minimised.
International students will be allowed to come into the country under a pilot program and Senator Birmingham left the door open for travel for business reasons in the not-too-distant future.
So, until our borders open up, you may as well take the time to check out some of Australia and help out the local economies there.
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