Booking a flight? Check out finder.com.au’s guide to the best websites to book flights online for the lowest prices.
Booking a flight has become a complicated business with so many travel companies and airlines to choose from. If you’re unsure which to choose, take a look at our guide. We’ll help you compare and get the best deal you can.
One of the world's largest travel agency groups, Australia-based Flight Centre is most people's first source for the best price on their next trip.
- Price-match guarantee where they'll beat any other fare by at least $1
- Online instant chat available, or chat over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Offers discounts if you add hotels onto your flight to create a package
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Founded in 2000, Wotif has grown into one of Australia’s most popular sites for booking travel. It specialises in late and last minute deals, but also has options for future bookings.
- Get exclusive deals and money off when you sign up for the Wotif newsletter
- Extensive customer reviews so you can see what other people thought before you book
- No hotel booking fees
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One of the world’s most popular travel planning sites, Expedia finds you deals on everything from flights and insurance to activities and cruises.
- Price match guarantee ensures the lowest prices
- Expedia+ rewards program provides exclusive deals and discounts
- Scans thousands of flights and hotels to bring you the lowest deals
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Helloworld is an Australian online travel agency that specialises in finding the lowest prices on flights, accommodation and car hire.
- Also operates retail stores around Australia if you prefer to talk face-to-face
- Price match guarantee on hotel rooms
- Mobile app available to compare prices and book on the go
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BYOJet is an Australian-owned travel agency that searches flights, hotels and travel deals. It has exclusive deals and an ever changing assortment of specials, plus live chat if you ever get stuck.
- Check out the deals section for exclusive, time-sensitive deals
- Live chat help available if you need help
- BYOJet also allows you to book hotels, insurance, attractions and packages
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CheapOAir searches through millions of flights, hotels, and car rental deals to help you find the best one. It has a price match guarantee and 24/7 customer service to assist you during the booking process.
- Price match guarantee ensures low prices
- Mobile app allows you to browse and book online
- 24-hour live-chat available
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Famed as a provider of student travel, STA Travel is not just for students anymore. It has a search engine that allows you to find the cheapest price and has great discounts for young people.
- Special rates for teachers, students and those under 26
- Multi-flex pass allows multiple changes to your flight at no extra charge
- Tours and excursions can be arranged
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Since 1996, Cheapflights has been searching millions of flights from the world’s airlines to find the cheapest flights.
- Check out the deals section for exclusives
- Mobile app allows you to browse and book wherever you are
- Sign up to the newsletter for exclusive deals and offers
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An easy way to compare different airlines on different booking sites, Hipmunk will searches for the lowest fares available across the web -- not just what’s for sale on its site.
- Compare airlines and prices across different sites
- Sign up for fare alerts on your preferred route
- Allows you to sync your calendar to their site to make sure your flights will match your planned events
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An online travel search engine, Webjet lets your search deals from hundreds of airlines, hotels and car rental agencies to get the best price.
- Pay or earn American Express Membership Rewards
- Check Webjet’s exclusives section for the latest deals
- 24/7 customer support available
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Return flights to Thailand with Thai Airways from $685
Valid on flights departing until 30 September, 2017. Sample fares include Perth to Krabi for $685, Sydney to Bangkok for $715 and Melbourne to Krabi for $716.
Flights to Europe for less than $1000 return
Valid on flights select dates until February. Sample fares include Sydney to Rome for $922 return and Melbourne to London for $982 return.
Tigerair Halloween Sale: Fly from $39
Valid on flights departing from 9 January until 28 February. Dates vary slightly from destination to destination. Sample fares include Hobart-Melbourne for $39, Coffs Habour-Sydney for $39 and Adelaide-Melbourne for $49.
Return flights to Hong Kong or Bangkok from $504 with Philippine Airlines
Sample fares include Melbourne to Bangkok in October or November for $504 return, Sydney to Bangkok in September for $521 return and Sydney to Hong Kong in October for $535 return.
Fly to Europe from $955 return
Travel dates vary by destination, with flights available until June 2017. Sample fares include Melbourne to Paris for $955, Sydney to Paris for $959, Perth to London for $985, Melbourne to London for $993, Adelaide to London from $995, Perth to Amsterdam for $999, Melbourne to Frankfurt for $999.
Qantas Backyard Summer Sale: Fly from $79 each way
Valid on flights on select dates from January until March. Sample fares include Brisbane-Newcastle (Port Stephens) from $79 each way, Launceston-Melbourne from $89 each way and Melbourne-Hobart from $109 each way.
Up to 50% off flights to Asia
Valid on flights from 9 January to 18 June. Sample fares include Perth to Kuala Lumpur for $150 return and Melbourne to Bali for $338 return.
Fly to Manila from $357 return: Cathay Pacific
Book return flights to Manila from $357 with Cathay Pacific. Available for travel from 1 November to 9 December 2016 and 6 February to 31 August 2017. T&Cs apply.
Fly to Cebu from $431 return: Cathay Pacific
Book return flights to Cebu from $431 with Cathay Pacific. Available for travel from 1 November to 9 December 2016 and 6 February to 31 August 2017. T&Cs apply.
Return flights to Tokyo from $741: Qantas
Book return flights to Tokyo from $741with Qantas at I Want That Flight. Available for travel from 6 March - 16 March and 9 May - 20 June.
10% off airfares
Simply use the code to get 10% off airfares at Virgin Australia. Valid on bookings until 31 September. Tickets must be purchased 20 days in advance.
Up to 10% off your next Qatar Airways flight
Simply use the code when booking online to enjoy up to 10% off your next Qatar Airways flight. Available for travel from now until 30 September 2017. T&Cs apply.
Return flights to Kuala Lumpur from $150: AirAsia
Book return flights to Kuala Lumpur from $150 with AirAsia at I Want That Flight.
International flights under $1000
Book international flight deals under $1000 economy return. Travel and offer end dates vary. Limited availability. Conditions apply.
Fly to Bali from $223 return
Valid on select dates until March. Sample fares include Perth to Bali for $223, Adelaide to Bali for $361, Melbourne to Bali from $393, Brisbane to Bali for $448 and Sydney to Bali from $531.
Fly to California from Brisbane or Sydney with Air Canada from $1047 return
Fly from Brisbane to Los Angeles from $1047 return, Sydney to Los Angeles for $1049 return or Sydney to San Francisco for $1099 return. Valid on select dates from September until December.
Fly to New York with Air Canada from $1292 return
Fly from Sydney from $1292 in November and December.
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Fly to Los Angeles from $997 return
Valid on flights from Brisbane from 1 August until 14 September; 13 January until 30 March and 1-31 May. Flights from Perth are $997 return, flights from Melbourne are $998 return, flights from Adelaide are $1004 return, flights from Brisbane are $1010 return and flights from Sydney are $1015 return.
Latest flight deals to Asia from $239 return
Check out STA Travel’s latest flight deals to Singapore, Thailand, Bali and more.
Virgin Happy Hour
Enjoy the Virgin Australia Happy Hour campaign from 4pm every Thursday. Conditions Apply
Fly with United Airlines to LA or San Francisco from $977 return
Book a United Airlines flight to Los Angeles for $977 return, or San Francisco from $985 return on Expedia. Valid on select dates. See site for details.
Fly to Los Angeles from $1171 per person
Book a flight to Los Angeles in time for the second weekend of Coachella from $1171 from Melbourne, $1188 from Sydney, $1189 from Brisbane, $1228 from Canberra, $1228 from Hobart, $1266 from Perth, $1276 from Adelaide and $1280 from Darwin.
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