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Hi all

i wanna book a flight ticket soon (to Thailand) and I usually use the website https://www.expedia.com/ . but I wanna look for different websites which might have a cheaper offers for flights then the ones in this website.

i hope you can help me with your traveling experience.

i know that it might have been talked before so im sorry for opening a new topic, its important for me to hear the latest updated websites in order to make the best decision.

 

Thanks alot for everyone which are willing to help.

 

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Hi all
i wanna book a flight ticket soon (to Thailand) and I usually use the website https://www.expedia.com/ . but I wanna look for different websites which might have a cheaper offers for flights then the ones in this website.
i hope you can help me with your traveling experience.
i know that it might have been talked before so im sorry for opening a new topic, its important for me to hear the latest updated websites in order to make the best decision.
 
Thanks alot for everyone which are willing to help.
 


I found this one to be useful.

http://travel.thaimbc.com




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I used skyscanner for last few trips.

 

I tend to use incognito or private mode in chrome (control + shift + N) to block the cookies if you head back to the site multiple times.

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2 minutes ago, Forsythia said:

I used skyscanner for last few trips.

 

I tend to use incognito or private mode in chrome (control + shift + N) to block the cookies if you head back to the site multiple times.

Why is it you do that?

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Just now, DAKLING1987 said:

Why is it you do that?

Sites like those tend to track how many times you have visited and what you've been looking at and can jack up the price without you even realising it.

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4 minutes ago, Forsythia said:

Sites like those tend to track how many times you have visited and what you've been looking at and can jack up the price without you even realising it.

Ahhh so they sense the desperation and up the prices accordingly?

Cheeky bastards.

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Just now, DAKLING1987 said:

Ahhh so they sense the desperation and up the prices accordingly?

Cheeky bastards.

That and skyscanner can also share that information with it's linked sites so all of it's affiliates raise it across the board.

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thanks for the answer.

i know skyscanner but is it safe? there are many companies publishing there (im not talking about the flights - the website you make the order from), is it safe to order ? or there a few which its better to order from?

and i have another question... i tried playing with the dates and there seem that there isn't possibility to change the hours (i dont wanna fly back in the morning), and on the "official" airline companies there is an option to play with several times of the different flights and choosetthe best option you want' is that possible here? or want it written iits what to get.

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Skyscanner doesn't sell flights.

It lists flights from many different agents and when you book you 'click through' to whichever agent is selling the flight you've chosen. You need to check out the actual agents as a few on there are probably best avoided.

You won't get the choice of flight times you get on the airlines website as the results are listed by price. The other flights may be in the list somewhere but could be several pages down the search results if they're a bit more expensive. You could try adding a filter to the search to get morning departures.

Personally, I use Skyscanner and Kayak to get an idea of the fares then check the airlines' websites to see how they compare. I either book direct with the airline or with a small number of agents that I'm confident of from previous dealings. There's usually only a few quid in it anyway.

Current flights were booked with FlySharp (part of Southall travel), I've also used ebookers and even lastminute.com . I'll book direct with the airline unless the flights are significantly cheaper through an agent. 

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

 

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skyscanner

kayak

momondo

 

find prices, and then go direct to the carrier site to see if it is the same. book via the carrier, and easiest to make changes, seat selection etc.

If it floats, flies or fucks, RENT IT!!!!! "He who hesitates, masturbates"

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I usually look at Google flights to get an idea of who has best fares.  Then book directly on airlines website.

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8 minutes ago, NorCalKid said:

I usually look at Google flights to get an idea of who has best fares.  Then book directly on airlines website.

Exactly.  Use Google Flights to view and compare what is on offer (for and around the dates of a proposed itinerary), then purchase tickets directly from the airline website.

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I also book directly on airline websites after using Google flights/Matrix-ITA software.  

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Used to use netflights but find skyscanner usually 30 quid or more to be cheaper. Clear cookies if you tend to check prices now and again, Forsythia is spot on with that. 

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Skyscanner is a search engine, use it to check flight schedules & prices, & then book direct with the airline on their own website (not through the link on Skyscanner itself)

All the well-known dodgy 3rd party agents advertise & therefore will come up on a Skyscanner search, avoid them & book direct with the airline

If you want to book indirectly through a 3rd party agent, have a quick search on the TA (trip Advisor)  Air Forum to see how many complaints they have, all the cheap ones offering so-called "live prices "  lol, will have thousands of complaints

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I agree with incognito mode skyscanner. Use the website and select whole month instead of a date and then select your whole country (USA for me, not Chicago) as the departure on a one way. Open another window and look round trip. It may give you another city nearby that could have a much cheaper flight one way or round trip. I have found flying out of one airport and coming back to another nearby could save hundreds.

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Hi again

i looked into all you said and booked a flight through expedia (because of the prices and im familiar with it) and i have a small problem.. i dont seem to appear on the airline's website on "manage booking" or "check ticket" i got all the details of ticket and confirmation on my email but as far as the website of the airline i dont have any flight booked... is that weird? or on the day of the check in i should appear?

now one more thing -  i got a "list of hotel discounts" through expedia for 1 month because i booked a flight through them. is it safe to book a hotel through expedia? does hotels even recognize it?

its cause i usually use booking for hotels... so i wondered if its not a problem because the prices are cheaper then booking and Agoda

 

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Expedia should have given you a flight booking reference. Think it's 6 characters.

It should work on Manage my Booking on Airline site pretty quickly - though maybe not immediately.

Booking a hotel through Expedia is just as safe as using any other agent. Check prices though. Just because Expedia say they're giving you a discount it doesn't mean the hotel isn't cheaper elsewhere.

Use something like Trivago to check rates.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

 

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As mentioned before http://momondo.co.uk it's a search engine that searches other flight search sites and consistently comes up with the cheapest flights. I've used it for the last dozen or so flights. A couple of tricks to get the cheapest flights, fly on a Tuesday or Thursday and check every day as the price goes up and down daily saved myself £60 with Qatar doing this for a flight in May, I watched it for about 4 weeks as the price gradually crept up then dropped one day and stayed around the same price for 10 days then back up again.

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I use Kayak and Skyscanner, both very competitive with each other and generally find the cheapest flights out there. Pretty much what everyone else said... 

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I always start my search by using one of the following 'search engines' .Kayak, Orbitz an Wego.

This give me a good idea on all the prices, options as well as the flight time.

Once I decide, I go directly to the Airline website or call the Airline to book my ticket.

Sometimes you will find that the price is a little cheaper on the 'booking sites', but if there is a problem such as a flight delay that will cause you to miss a connection you will have to deal with I call a third party, the booking site. If you use a booking site, sometimes you will fly on 2 different airlines, good luck if you miss a connection and have to spend the night somewhere when flying on 2 different airlines.

I pretty much use Delta for all my trips each year, and if for some reason (even weather related) that I have to spend a night layover somewhere, Delta takes care of it. Now that Delta doesn't fly into Bangkok any longer, my last leg is on foreign carrier.

This past December, because of having to do a 2nd deicing in the US, I missed my connection in Seoul. Delta took care of the hotel reservation plus food vouchers and also made new flight reservations for the next morning flight.  All of this was being done while I was on the flight to Korea. When getting off the plane in Korea, I was meet and giving a packet and was then escorted through Immigration and then taken to the hotel shuttle bus.

LeoTex 

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits"  Albert Einstein.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Justfly.com excellent ticket prices! Got round trip from San Francisco to Bangkok for $745 total. Depending on the dates I've seen them as low as $565 and that includes taxes and fees. It's through EVA air as well and I hear there pretty reputable. 

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Online travel booking is a big scam.

Most of the general public don't realize all those sites are owned by only a few companies like Expedia or Priceline. Booking rates are manipulated and a shell game.

Go through the airlines or google flights.

Expedia owns:

  Expedia.com

  hotels.com

  Orbitz.com

  Hotwire.com

  Travelocity.com

  Trivago.com

Priceline owns:

  Booking.com

  kayak.com

  Agoda.com

  Priceline.com

 Cheapflights.com

 

 

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