Flight Finder™ – 9 sites to book flights online all jetsetters should know about

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.


Flight Centre

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

Search for flights with Flight Centre


Wotif

Wotif

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

Search for flights now with Wotif


Expedia

Expedia

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

Search for flights now with Expedia


Helloworld

Helloworld

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

Search for flights with Helloworld


BYOJet

BYOjet

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

Search for flights now with BYOJet


CheapOAir

CheapOAir

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

Search for flights now with CheapOAir


STA

STA Travel

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

Search for flights now with STA Travel


CheapFlights

Cheapflights

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

Search for flights now with Cheapflights


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Hipmunk

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

Search for flights now with Hipmunk


Webjet

Webjet

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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Europe flights from $1,146 return

Valid on select dates in from October 2017 - December 2017. Sample fares include Perth to Dublin for $1,146 return and Adelaide to Dublin for $1,161 return. Other destinations include Rome, Italy, Manchester, England, London, England, Paris, France, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Athens, Greece.

Europe and Asia from $745 return with Singapore Airlines

Valid on flights from January until December, with dates varying by destination. Sample fares include Melbourne to Hanoi, Vietnam for $745 return, Perth to Stockholm, Sweden or $1,135 return. Departures also available from Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane. Destinations incluce Male, Maldives, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Paris, France, Barcelona, Spain, Copenhagen, Denmark, Rome, Italy, London, England.

Domestic flights for less than $149

Valid for travel between February - June 2017. Sample fares include Melbourne to Hobart for $58 return on Jetstar, Sydney to Adelaide for $79 return on TigerAir and more.

Asia and Europe from $293 return with China Southern

Book return flights with China Southern at BYOJet. Sample fares include Sydney to Beijing from $293 return for travel between 01 May - 20 June, Adelaide to Manila from $665 for travel between 25 April - 31 May. Other destinations include Tokyo, Amsterdam, London and Paris. T&Cs apply.

Flights to Bangkok and Phuket from $587 return: THAI Airways Sale

Sample fares include Perth to Bangkok and Phuket from $587 return.Valid for travel on 24 April - 21 June, 24 July to 14 September. Melbourne to Bangkok from $599 return for travel on 31 July to 07 September. T&Cs apply.

Qantas flights to Asia from $499 return

Valid on flights from February - November. Dates vary by destination. Sample fares include Perth-Singapore or Kuala Lumpur for $499 return, Adelaide or Melbourne-Beijing for $549 return. Other destinations include Penang, Shanghai, Hong Kong.

$29 & up: Jetstar Australia Day Sale

Valid on flights from mid-February until late-March, late-April until late-June and mid-July until mid-September. Sample fares include Melbourne-Hobart for $29, Sydney-Melbourne for $35. Other destinations include Gold Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle-Port Stephens, Launceston, Perth, Darwin, Ballina Byron, Whitsunday Coast, Cairns, Sunshine Coast.

$35 flights in Tigerair Australia Day Sale

Valid select dates mid-February until late-March and late-April until late-June. Sample fares include Melbourne-Hobart for $35 or Sydney-Gold Coast for $39. Other destinations include Adelaide, Perth, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Whitsunday Coast, Darwin and Cairns.

Fly to Beijing from $268 return on China Southern Airlines + baggage and meals included

Valid for travel in February - May 2017. Price includes baggage (2x 23kg bags) and meals.

Savings equal to 100% of your flight or hotel: Unreal Deals

Save up to 100% of the cost of your flight or hotel when you book a flight + hotel together at Expedia.com.au. Valid for travel between January - April 2017. Destinations included Thailand, Indonesia and more. Restrictions and T&Cs apply.

Flights from $302 return: Chinese New Year Sale

Sample fare include Sydney to Beijing from $302. Valid for travel between 21 February to 25 March. T&Cs apply.

Hong Kong from $295 return

Valid on flights in March, May, October, depending on the departure city. Sample fares include Darwin from $295 return, Perth from $313 return, Melbourne from $447 return, Gold Coast from $462 return, Sydney from $478 return, Brisbane from $496 return, Adelaide from $682 return.

$1200 & up return flights to Europe, Middle East and Africa

Valid on flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide until 30 November. Sample fares include Melbourne to Beirut for $1,200 return, Perth to Cairo for $1,225 return. Sample destinations include Dublin, Ireland, Istanbul, Turkey, Oslo, Norway, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Venice, Italy, Barcelona, Spain, Paris, France and London, England.

Europe from $1,154 return

Valid on flights from 1 February - 31 March, 22 April - 31 May and 1 October - 30 November. Sample fares include Perth to Dublin for $1,154, Melbourne to Dublin for $1,164, Brisbane to Milan for $1,219 and Sydney to Edinburgh for $1,307. Other destinations include Munich, Manchester, Frankfurt, London.

Worldwide flight sale from $624 return with Thai Airways

Valid on flights until 31 October. Sample fares include Perth to Krabi for $624 return, Melbourne to Beijing from $693 return and Perth to Copenhagen from $1110 return. Destinations include Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Italy, Iran, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Germany, France, Russia, UK, UAE and Oman.

$49 & up: Jetstar flights within Australia

Valid on flights departing in February. Sample fares include Melbourne (Avalon)-Adelaide for $49 each way ($99 return), Sydney-Melbourne (Avalon) for $49 ($99 return) and Brisbane-Newcastle/Port Stephens for $59 each way. Other destinations include Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Hobart, Mackay, Gold Coast.

Lay-By Flights: only $99 deposit to reserve

Reserve your lay-by flights now for only $99 deposit and pay the remaining balance until 8 weeks before your departure date. Only available on STA Travel exclusive tickets. See website for complete details. T&Cs apply.

Italy from $889 return

Valid on flights to Milan, Rome, Venice from 1-31 March and 1-31 May. Sample fares include Melbourne or Sydney to Milan for $889-$899, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth to Rome for $899-$949.

Flights from $79: New Year Domestic Sale

Sample fares includes Launceston from $79 one-way, Canberra from $115 one-way and more. Valid for travel between 27 February to 30 November. T&Cs apply.

$20 off one-way Air Canada student fares from Australia

Get $20 off one-way Air Canada student fares from Australia at STA Travel. T&Cs apply.

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Fly FREE or get 10% off USA & Canada trips

Available for travel between 10 January to 07 December. Valid on selected trips from the USA & Canada. T&Cs apply.

Asia & USA flights under $999

Sample fares include Auckland from $402, Bali from $562, Beijing from $420, Los Angeles $896 and more. Conditions apply.

Premium Economy on Air NZ: $2399 rtn to Los Angeles

Book return Premium Economy flights to USA from $2399 with Air New Zealand at Helloworld. Valid on departure dates between 01 March to 30 November. Conditions apply.

London from $996 return

Valid select dates between January and June. Sample fares include Melbourne from $996, Perth from $1089, Adelaide from $1095, Sydney from $1159, Brisbane from $1199.

Up to $200 off flights to the Americas

Valid on select Air New Zealand flights booked with Flight Centre before 30 January to destinations including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver or Buenos Aires.

Flights from Sydney to Bangkok from $889 return

Valid for travel between 10 January to 15 June, 05 July to 17 August and 03 September to 30 November. T&Cs apply.

Fly to Los Angeles from $854 return

Valid for travel between 02 May - 24 May 2017. Book return flight to Los Angeles from $854 with China Southern at BYOJet. T&Cs apply.

Fly to Paris from $999 return

Valid for travel between 02 May - 22 Jun 2017. Sample fares includes Melbourne to Paris $999, Brisbane to Paris $1097. T&Cs apply.

Flights to Edinburgh from $1609 return

Available for travel from Sydney in March 2017.

Fly to Guangzhou from $801 return

Valid for travel on 15 Feb - 23 Mar 2017, 17 Apr - 25 Jun 2017 and 11 Jul - 19 Sep 2017. Book return flight to Guangzhou from $801 with China Southerns at BYOJet. T&Cs apply.

Flights to London from $1502 return

Valid for travel from Sydney in February 2017.

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2 Responses to Flight Finder™ – 9 sites to book flights online all jetsetters should know about

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    rathany | September 5, 2016

    the site that you post up for the best flight are they reliable

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      Stephanie | September 5, 2016

      Hi Rathany,

      All the sites that we mention on our pages are legitimate websites that you can book your travels through.

      Best,

      Stephanie

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