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What are Last Minute Flights?

Last minute flights are scheduled flights that are booked very close to the departure date and time of the flight. In order for a flight to be considered 'last minute', the flight needs to be booked a few days or weeks before departure - this includes flights booked on the same day as departure. Last minute flights are popular with those who need to travel for emergency circumstances, business travellers or anyone looking to book spontaneous trips away. These types of flights may be cheap when airlines need to fill up empty seats on the plane quickly, but can also be expensive where airlines might take advantage of travellers who are willing to pay a little bit more than normal if they desperately need to travel.

If you'd like to book last minute flights with Qantas, you can do so with Alternative Airlines. Our step-by-step guide below will show you how to use our search form and apply filters to find the perfect last minute Qantas flight for you.

At Alternative Airlines, our e-tickets are sent to you immediately or within 2 hours via email. Please note that in some cases, when booking last minute flights, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.

Can I book last minute flights?

How to Book Last Minute Flights with Qantas

Search for flights

First, scroll to the top of the page to find our search form and fill in your departure and arrival destinations, the day(s) you plan to travel (this needs to be close to the date of booking to be considered 'last minute'), how many passengers will be flying and the cabin class you'd like to fly in. Hit the 'Search Flights' button to see all available last minute flights.

Select your preferred airline

Once the results have loaded, you can apply the Airline filter to only show last minute flights operated by your preferred airline, e.g. Qantas. You can do this either above the search results or in the 'Airlines' drop-down tab on the left of the page.

Pay your way

If you've found the ideal last minute Qantas flight for you, click the 'Confirm Selection' button to proceed with your booking. When booking through Alternative Airlines, you can easily secure you're booking with one of the many flexible payment methods we offer at checkout, including debit, credit, Apple Pay, Buy Now Pay Later plans and even cryptocurrency!

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Popular Last Minute Flight Routes with Qantas

Qantas is the flag carrier of Australia operating scheduled flights to over 85 destinations including cities in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Americas. Below are some of the most popular last minute Qantas routes:

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Sydney ✈ to Perth

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Bangkok ✈ to Sydney

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Melbourne ✈ to Los Angeles

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London ✈ to Singapore

Sydney, Australia

Last Minute Flights Tips

At Alternative Airlines, we've got a few tips and tricks up our sleeves to help you find the best last minute flight with any airline of your choice, including Qantas! There are a few things to consider when booking last minute flights including the destinations you're open to flying to, the dates you can travel and also the time of your flight departure.

Flexible Destinations

If you're craving a break but unsure where to venture off to, this will actually be an advantage for you when finding cheap last minute flights with Qantas and any other airline. Without a specific destination in mind, you can be as flexible as possible - why not take a quick break to explore Sydney or Perth, or venture even further to Bangkok or Singapore?

Flexible Dates

A major factor in finding cheap last minute flights is the dates of your flight. If you have time in your diary to pencil in a quick break and you're not too bothered about where you'll be flying to, this is the perfect time to book a last minute flight. Airlines often reduce the costs of their flights when they're urgently trying to fill up empty seats on a plane - although this isn't always the case, this is a great time to book flights to random destinations if you have time to spare.

Night Flights

Red eye flights (otherwise known as overnight flights) are perfect if you're trying to book a cheap last minute getaway. They're less popular than daytime flights due to passengers often feeling tired and getting red eyes from travelling late at night or early in the morning. This means they can sometimes be cheaper than normal and are perfect if you need to travel either for emergency purposes or for leisure. Check out our guide on Qantas red eye flights to find out more.

Last Minute Flights with Qantas FAQs

Where can I book Qantas last minute flights?

You can book your last minute Qantas flights right here at Alternative Airlines! Use our handy step-by-step guide from earlier to see exactly how you can easily search for last minute flights with ANY airline of your choice, including Qantas! It's worth noting that if you're booking a last minute flight through our site, it may take up to 24 hours for you to receive your e-ticket.

Are Qantas last minute flights cheaper?

Yes and no - last minute flights can be cheap when an airline wants to fill up empty seats on the plane quickly. However, they can also be expensive when airlines take advantage of travellers who are willing to pay more to travel quickly, either for emergency purposes or for business). There is no hard evidence that all last minute flights are cheap.

Can I finance Qantas last minute flights?

Absolutely! Booking last minute Qantas flights and paying later is incredibly easy when using Alternative Airlines. You can book today and spread the cost of your Qantas tickets over time which may come in handy if you need to travel for emergency purposes and you're not financially prepared. We offer a wide variety of flexible 'Buy Now, Pay Later' payment plans at checkout (depending on where you reside and the currency you're paying in) such as Afterpay, Klarna, Affirm, PayPal Credit, Atome and many more. If you'd like to find out more, you can read our guide on all the finance options we offer or take a look at our Fly Now Pay Later with Qantas guide.