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Fly to Japan via Cairns. Return for FREE, Fares Starting from $269 @ Jetstar Airways

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Great deal from JetStar. Fly to Japan, pay for one way and come back for FREE. Plenty of seats available.

Sale ends 11.59pm AEST 21 September 2016, unless sold out prior. Promotional period between 6 February and 21 June 2017. Checked Baggage Not included.

Some Fare Guide:

  • Cairns - Tokyo $269 (8 May 2017 - 30 June 2017)
  • Sydney - Osaka and Tokyo $443 (8 May 2017 - 21 June 2017)
  • Melbourne - Tokyo $436 (8 May 2017 - 21 June 2017)
  • Brisbane - Tokyo $420 (8 May 2017 - 21 June 2017)
  • Gold Coast - Tokyo $349 (17 Apr 2017 - 30 June 2017)
  • Adelaide - Tokyo $460 (21 Mar 2017 - 29 Mar 2017)

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  • +3 votes

    oh man….i cant resist this…

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      No need to hurry, these sales used to be #349 return MEL-NRT

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        yeah…already had trip to Japan on that price. But this is $269 + free return, isnt it?

        • +4 votes

          From Cairns not Melbourne

        • +1 vote

          @RockyRaccoon: Thanks.Guess i need to wait for better deal.

        • +6 votes

          @RockyRaccoon:

          Cairns needs to be in the title..

          Deal seems better than it is..

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        Whos to say that will happen again though? Was it a one off from Melb? Or are you saying it happens every year?

      • +5 votes

        Won't happen again, Jetstar are cancelling MEL-NRT from February
        and handing them over to Qantas. Now you can experience what us Sydney people feel when these Japan sales come around :)

        • +1 vote

          Say it ain't so! I guess we'll have to find another carrier, or go somewhere else.

    • +1 vote

      Of interest to people considering this deal. Especially those thinking of flying Melbourne direct to Narita.
      You might get luck and fly Qantas…or you might be re-directed through Cairns on Jetstar (which would be a pain in the…)

      Daily direct services from Melbourne to Tokyo Narita to debut in December.

      Qantas has just announced the launch of non-stop flights between Melbourne and Tokyo, with the route complementing its existing Sydney-Haneda and Brisbane-Narita services.

      The move will see both Qantas and Jetstar flying from Melbourne to Narita over the upcoming holiday peak period, but Jetstar will then cease flights on the route after 25 February 2017.

      QF's new Melbourne services will utilise its upgraded two-class A330-300 aircraft, with Qantas International ceo Gareth Evans saying the operation builds on significant expansion of the Japanese market over the last year.

      • +1 vote

        Change confirmed, I booked a Jetstar return direct for mid April 2017 under the last deal.

        Just checked my flights and the outbound flight time has changed by 8hrs, meaning I lose out on a day :(

        Return flight is a slightly better time than before.

        I guess I shouldn't really complain as it's now been upgraded to a Qantas direct.

  • +2 votes

    It begins

  • +12 votes

    None for Perth. noooooooooooooooooo :(

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      IKR SIGH

    • +8 votes

      #WALivesMatter

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      domestic flight to cairns?

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    any sample dates where prices are as per OP?

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      Hi pyramid,i have posted some sample dates for most of the locations. Cheers

      • -1 vote

        thanks mate, Could you pls add Darwin in the title.

  • +5 votes

    with all these deals im going to have to find people to go with.

    any deals on friends?

    • +8 votes

      Go yourself. Meet people. Much easier

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        People always say this but how do you "meet" people who are already travelling with their family/friends

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          When me and my mate were in Tokyo I invited a solo traveller to hang out with us. But that is just me being friendly and approaching ppl.four you It's as easy as walking up and asking someone what they are up to for the day and asking if you can tag along.

        • +5 votes

          plenty of solo travelers out there! Stay in hostels you're bound to meet up with other solo travelers or groups. It's so easy to meet people travelling

        • +1 vote

          @Heracles26: +1
          It's actually hard to not meet people when staying in hostels!
          In Europe, I've met people at hostels & campsites, then continued to travel to different countries with them or met up weeks later.
          Volunteering at events is also a great way to make friends.

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          @Heracles26: Japan doesn't really have a lot of hostels fyi.

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          @Heracles26: hostels left a bad taste in my mouth. Just really poor quality

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          @havok44:

          don't let that stop you! It's all part of the experience :D look up reviews on tripadvisor and hostelworld before booking!

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          @Heracles26: okay good idea

    • +5 votes

      pay for me to go an i'll be your friend!

      • -1 vote

        Can we be friends with benefits*?

        *Like a good % cashback rate

    • +1 vote

      You can also book on an organised tour. I am doing this one:

      https://ozsnowadventures.com.au/japan/ski-japan-hakuba/oz-sn...

    • +1 vote

      If you just stay in major cities then Japan is actually very good for a solo traveller. Easy to get around by yourself and lots to do. If you want to explore a bit further then it would be nice to have a companion. I like the idea of travelling alone but there is also alot of worry and doubt in the back of my mind. I think it is better to go with friends/family but not always possible.

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        Im not so much worried and can take care of myself but travelling alone I get bored. Heck I get bored going to lunch by myself at work

    • +1 vote

      Try couchsurfing… it's great IMO to make new friends. I've only tried it once but I want to do it again. Just post your trip details on their website and see who replies, or reach out directly.

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        Wow there's so many things out there I don't know about. Thanks I've registered

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          You are welcome, additionally that's the cheapest accommodation option you can get… usually for free :) I've been to Tokyo a few months back and can't wait to return, so enjoy your stay!

  • +4 votes

    this is what I am waiting for. I am glad that I did not book the AirAsia sale last time and waited for this kind of deal. No sakura season sale though

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    Here we go again did this last time.
    This kills the Airasia sale.

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    Its seems its actually coming cheaper for Melbourne, i was booking for Mel<>Tokyo for June 2017 and the total is coming up for $415.48. Even better fare than the one mentioned on the promotional page itself.

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    I've been waiting for this deal yay!

  • +2 votes

    No Perth flights = no salute for Jetstar

    Good find tho OP

  • +1 vote

    Adelaide travel period: 21 Mar 2017 - 29 Mar 2017.
    I know it's a great price, but that's a very small travel window.
    Am I missing something?

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      Its the same for the Sydney options - small window in March, longer window in the later months unfortunately :(

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      Yea doesn't look good :( plus March seems to be pretty cold in Japan!

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        It's like winter here in Sydney

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      Ya its small windows for some destinations :(

    • +1 vote

      Had a play on the website.
      It seems that the return leg (NRT-ADL) has to be sometime Mar 21-29, but the outbound flight can be earlier.

      • +1 vote

        Not sure why you got a neg, considering you're absolutely right. The return flight must be in that small window to qualify as a $0 return flight.

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        Wow thanks for sharing this. You are totally right. Travel period for BNE to NRT is the same. Just booked for 8 to 21 March for $470 return. But 20kg bag is another $112. :o

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          even hand carry charge $56 each way(SYD), right on the page of Passenger info the "optional extra" pop in.

  • +1 vote

    Oh God, I'm going in november when a similar deal had popped up in April, and although this is a little dearer… shall I just book another flight???

    • +1 vote

      I went August this year.. going in November also :P.. u only live once and if the price is right LOL

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        Omg…. I found such good dates for Osaka too.. Holy shit. I'm a uni student dammit! I don't have money to spare :P

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        any recommendations? I've not booked accommodation or anything!

  • +3 votes

    FYI: Jetstar are going to axe their MEL - Tokyo flights from late Feb 2017 and the route will be taken over by Qantas.

    • -4 votes

      Not Likely.
      The Mel-NRT flights are a cash cow for jetstar and the reason they code share with Qantas is because they make more money per seat in a full Dreamliner than they do on a Qantas run flight.

      • +1 vote

        I'm not making anything up. Rightly or wrongly (time will tell) the decision has been made.
        Cheers.

      • +3 votes

        This was confirmed this morning and affects the direct Melbourne to Tokyo flights only.

        http://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-adds-...

        "Jetstar customers who are booked on Melbourne-Tokyo (Narita) flights from 26th February, 2017 onwards will be reaccommodated on Qantas’ Melbourne-Tokyo (Narita) flights"

        If you try searching on the Jetstar site for the direct flights after this date, it'll all say 'sold out'

        • -1 vote

          So does this mean if we book a Jetsar flight today we'll get 'upgraded' to a QANTAS flight at the same date/time?

        • +1 vote

          @railspider:
          I thought that too! Ozbargainers think alike :)
          Unfortunately all the direct flights (the ones that will be 'upgraded' to Qantas) are all 'sold out' and you can't book anymore. Guess those who managed to score some cheap flights before today got lucky. Imagine a $450ish return from Melb - Tokyo on Qantas! lol

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          @railspider: You wont be able to book a Jetstar flight any more for travel after 26 Feb. The only people who get 'upgraded' will be those who have already booked a Jetstar flight for travel after 26 Feb.

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      Ah - i think this answered the question i just asked below - thanks :)

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      Not that I doubt you but do you have a source? I was looking to book a trip next year with JQ.

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    For the dates i was going for in June (from MELB) it looks like the direct flights are blocked out? Is this the case for other Melb people?

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      Yes I saw Sold Out. On the sale fare page it specifically says sale flights must be through Cairns.

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      Jetstar not flying from Melb after 26 Feb. Qantas taking over that route.

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    Looks like I'm going to Japan again

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    I just booked $800 trip to Korea. Would have loved to have this deal 2 weeks ago… was considering going through Japan to Korea, because it was extremely cheap… but just went direct. This would have paid for a nice stopover in Japan for me……….. :(

    Edit: Nevermind it starts Feb next year.

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    Will this deal or the deal in May 2016 cheaper ? I always think sales for Japan is around 450-500$ return.

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      If you're talking about the one in April,bi got return flights mel-tokyo for 368 (cheapest was 348)

  • +4 votes

    Right in line with Cherry Blossom season as well.

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    MUST. RESIST!

    if only they did this to other holiday destinations.. e.g. HAWAII!!

  • +1 vote

    It would be worth checking with your travel insurance and Jetstar what happens if that return flight is cancelled. If you have to book with an alternate airline for whatever reason you probably won't get anything back from Jetstar (as the return flight is valued at $0).

    I only mention it as I was stung by Tiger in the past on a $1 return flight that was cancelled and they had no comparable flights for two days.

    That said still a great price and I put a lot more trust in Jetstar than Tiger. But it is worth looking into the risks.

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    Mel to Osaka is via Cairns

  • +2 votes

    Pretty sweet deal if you want to get to the sweet sweet snow up there,

    I just checked, I could find flights to Osaka in mid Feb return for about $450, obviously would have to pay for baggage costs + transfers to Sapporo (or wherever), but would definitely work out a few hundred cheaper than normally available.

    They are meant to be getting a ridiculous amount of snow this season due to El Nino

  • +6 votes

    Damn. I hate this site. Stop sending me broke.

    • -6 votes

      Stop going on it then. Geez some people.

      • +6 votes

        Stop going on it then

        Impossible

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    FWIW It's getting quite cold in Japan

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    367 from Melbourne last time. And I could fly in April.

    Tempting, but eh. Will pass for the moment.

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      That's an incredible deal! When was that sale?

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        It was the same as this one, pay one way, free return. It was sometime last year, forget when exactly! Booked for April this year for less than half what I spent going to Japan the first time, two years ago.

        Jetstar seem to be doing regular sales to Japan now, which I'm very glad for. The planes may be uncomfortable and the carry-on luggage allowances are bloody small, but the deals are great. Hoping we get more. Particularly these free return ones.

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    Is this a good price from SYD?

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      Yes, maybe not cheapest ever and you can buy them at this price once or twice every year.

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    I just booked last week paying full fares. Bugger!

  • +1 vote

    Shame the dates are so damn restricted (from SYD at least). Seems like there is only a couple of one or two week slots spread around, all obviously timed to miss any public holiday and school holiday periods etc. There have certainly been better availability and prices in the past, but a good deal if you can make the dates work.

  • +1 vote

    Fly to Japan. Return for FREE

    Sentence structure man

    • +4 votes

      Sentence structure man

      LOL

      •  

        Sentence Structure Man. The lamest super-hero of them all.

  • +1 vote

    Just figured out this deal is not available during Sakura season in Osaka :(

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      Out of curiosity, when is sakura season in Osaka? Thanks

    • +1 vote

      Changed my plans to Tokyo to see Sakura in the mountains around Fuji-san mid to late April. Azaleas, wisteria & moss are popular sights there in late April.

      In lower altitudes around Osaka, it was over in second week of April this year. The Mint in Osaka is a famous & crowded viewing spot.

      Yoshino - a blossom covered mountain in neighboring Nara prefecture has thousands of trees. The higher you go & further North (start of May in Sapporo), the later the blossoming - see table in that link.

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    awesome. cheap tickets to japan again!! thanks OP.

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      Did you find anything? Looks like it's mostly sold out for me.

      • +1 vote

        yeah, OOL to NAR june 2 to 18 -$1345 including 1 luggage and seat selection.