Flight Finder™ – 10 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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Depart Perth from $1069 return, Melbourne from $1073 return, Adelaide from $1074, Sydney from $1085 return, Brisbane from $1182 return.

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Depart Perth for $821, Melbourne for $825, Brisbane for $834, Sydney for $838 or Adelaide for $906. Valid on flights with China Southern on select dates in February and March. See calendar for details.

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Valid on flights from 8 November until 7 December, 27 January until 31 March, 18 April until 23 June, 11 July until 15 September. Sample return fares include Perth to Krabi for $639, Perth to Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Phuket for $649, Melbourne to Krabi for $669, Melbourne to Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Phuket for $679, Sydney to Krabi for $686, Sydney to Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Phuket for $699, Brisbane to Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Phuket for $699/

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2 Responses to Flight Finder™ – 10 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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