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Tigerair's famous $1 return flights are back

Look out: Tigerair's $1 return flight is back. (Source: Getty)

Tigerair is offering some major savings for travellers by slashing return tickets to $1.

The budget airline’s huge sale kicks off midday today (Wednesday 9 October) and runs until Friday 11 October (or until tickets sell out), across its entire network of 12 domestic cities.

Travellers can jetset to destinations spanning all the Aussie capital cities as well as Coffs Harbour, the Whitsundays, and the Gold Coast, and return back for less than the price of a cup of coffee.

The travel period for this sale starts in late January or early February and stretches to late March/early April, meaning holidaymakers can lock down their summer plans.

The cheapest route is from Sydney to Gold Coast, where the outbound ticket is $68.95.

The price climbs steadily, with the most expensive route being Sydney to Perth at $194.95.

However, with the return flight at $1, it means your tickets there and back come to less than $100 each. Return tickets on this route typically start from $400.

Here’s a look at where you can go and for how much:

(Source: Tigerair)

The fine print

However, of course, not all return flights are available for $1: Tigerair’s fine print makes it clear that the one-dollar light fares are only available for the return leg of the trip, and “only on certain routes and during the specified periods”.

The fares are “not available on all flights or days”.

Tigerair Australia public affairs manager Brenana Gaymer is encouraging thrifty Aussies to get in quick.

“The best deals are always snapped up first, so we’re encouraging Australians to get in

quick to secure the best deals because we know they will not last long!” she said.

As with any budget airline, you’ll have to pay extra for checked baggage, which is least expensive when purchased at the time of booking.

Meals are also not included in the ticket price, but you can buy meals on board or pre-order it before boarding.

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