Santa is about 2 seconds away from shimmying his fine ass down your chimney, and that means one thing and one thing only: it’s almost Christmas Boxing Day.

It’s the best day of the year for spending money you don’t have on things you don’t need. Because DEALS DEALS DEALS BABY!

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One thing that’s never a waste of money is a cheap flight. And thankfully, Boxing Day is apparently the day to snatch yourself a bargain.

According to global flight search and travel deals platform, Cheapflights, there’s gonna be many a flash sale come December 26th.

Recent trends show that you could save up to 70 per cent off normal ticket prices to destinations across Europe, America and Asia as well as domestic destinations.

“You’ve got to act quickly, because these sales typically only last for a few days. To snag yourself a bargain holiday, the secret is to be ready bright and early on Boxing Day,” says Asian Pacific Head of Cheapflights, Amy Wei.

We don’t have intel on specifically who will be dolling out these flights, but we have some tips on how to milk the most outta them.

Be flexible

Time your trip within sale-specified travel dates. While your preferred travel date might have sold out, you could find some hidden bargains by travelling even just a day earlier or day later.

Play to the timezone

Remember, Boxing Day arrives in Australia before Europe and North America, so if you stay up late you could nab the very best Christmas sales from European and American airlines when they’re released.

Try the routes less travelled

This is a boonta way to discover savings and cool new destinations. If you are travelling to Europe, have a look at different gateway cities instead of London and Paris. There are many cheaper flight options for flying within Asia too, like getting to Sri Lanka via Malaysia, or to Japan via Singapore. And when travelling long haul, consider adding a stopover at an airline’s homeport – and voilà, another exciting city to explore. Some airlines will also allow you to add a stopover for free or for a low fee.

Treat yourself

Often you can find premium economy or business class tickets at a much lower price during these sales. Definitely worth considering for long haul flights, where good sleep means you can hit the ground running to make the most of your holiday time.

After all, it is the holiday season – and you deserve a treatie, sweetie.

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