Four Black Friday travel deals for Aussie bargain-hunters

Black Friday – roughly translated to “save a lot of money on things that are otherwise pretty damn expensive” – is here for 2019. Since Aussies love to plan their 2020 trips around these dates, you can be sure that there’s some pretty sweet savings floating around to help take the edge off all that planning. Below you’ll find four of our favourite money-savers for intrepid travellers.

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines is joining in the Thanksgiving holiday fun releasing a range of special fares for sale from now until 11.59pm Friday 6 December 2019 (AEDT). Fares from Sydney or Brisbane to Honolulu start from $799 return, including complimentary entertainment, island-inspired meals, an industry-leading 2 x 32kg checked baggage allowance, and authentic Hawaiian hospitality.

All-inclusive fares from Melbourne Airport to HNL, via the airline’s codeshare with Virgin Australia, start at $999.

Neighbour Island add-on fares are being offered at just $100 return (including taxes), so bargain hunting Aussies will be able to fly from Sydney or Brisbane to Kauai, Hawaii Island or Maui from just $899 return.

All sales on fares to Hawaii can be found HERE and all sales on fares to other cities in the U.S can be found HERE.

Air New Zealand

This year, Air New Zealand has released exceptional sales with Sydney to Los Angeles and San Francisco from just $899 – with a further 10% off if purchased through the Air New Zealand website, today only – meaning fares for as little as $809.90 across North and South America routes.

The sale will be available until 11:59pm AEDT Monday 2nd December 2019 and all other pricing is available on the website.

All sales can be found HERE.

All Nippon Airways

From now until 3rd December you can get your hands on a deal from ANA offering return flights to Tokyo from Sydney starting at $688, with one free side-trip to 40 domestic destinations within Japan. Travel periods start from around April and May.

All sales can be found HERE.


For this weekend only, ubiquitous travel operator Contiki are offering up huge discounts on 26 different itineraries across five continents. Discounts apply to trips spanning Italy, the UK, Athens, Canada, and Iceland.

For example, the tightly packed “Europe in One Week” trip is going for a cool $1,238. So if you’re planning to be in Europe next year, now’s your chance to fill up that itinerary and save some money while you’re at it.

All sales can be found HERE

Lead image: Contiki

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.