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8 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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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Flight Centre - International Flight Centre - International

International flights from $499 return

Valid for travel from 26 February - 28 March 2019, 22 April - 13 June 2019 and 30 July - 12 September 2019. Destinations include Singapore, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Bali, Beijing, Fiji and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Rarotonga.

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Spain flights from $839 return

Barcelona flights on sale for departures before 15 June, including prime springtime in Europe and over Christmas/New Year's. Sample fare is from Melbourne with Air China. Available from other cities from Australia.

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Europe flights from $1,019 return in summer

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Extra 10% off flights: Europe from $981 return

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Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific

Up to 25% off business class flights

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Asia flights from $99 each way

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Qantas flights to Asia from $529 return

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Cook Islands flights from $499 return

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South America flights from $1,189 return

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New Zealand flights from $189 each way

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Hong Kong flights from $549 return with Qantas

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South Pacific flights from $259

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3-stop round-the-world flights from $1,199 return

Valid for travel between 1 February - 24 March and 13-22 May 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hong Kong-London-Los Angeles with Virgin Atlantic.

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Europe flights from $999 return with Singapore Airlines

Valid for travel from 1-20 September 2019 and 7-25 October 2019. Destinations include Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, Barcelona, Rome and more. Sample fare is Perth-Istanbul.

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Emirates Emirates

Europe flights from $1,269 return

Valid for travel from February - June 2019. Destinations include Dublin, Paris, Barcelona, Venice, Rome and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-London.

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Norfolk Island flights from $278

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Asia flights from $569 return with Singapore Airlines

Valid for travel between 6 May - 14 June, 1-20 September and 7-25 October 2019. Sample fare is Perth-Singapore. Destinations include Hong Kong, Phuket, Tokyo and more.

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British Airways British Airways

UK flights from $1,368 return

Valid for travel until November 2018. Destinations include London and Edinburgh. Sample fare is for Sydney-London.

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Canada flights from $824 return

Valid for travel from 1-31 March 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Vancouver. Destinations include Ottawa, Victoria, Calgary and more.

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London flights from $1,187 return

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Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific

International flights from $1,272 return

Valid for travel between March - October 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Dublin. Destinations include Tel Aviv, Paris, New York, Barcelona, Toronto, Vancouver, Rome and more.

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Indonesia flights from $240 return

Valid for travel between 1-31 October 2019. Sample fare is Perth-Bali. Destinations include Medan, Praya and more.

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Malaysia flights from $249 return

Valid for travel between 1-31 September 2019. Sample fare is Perth-Kuala Lumpur. Destinations include Kota Bharu, Penang, Miri and more.

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South Korea flights from $239 return

Valid for travel from 1-31 May 2019. Sample fare is Sydney-Seoul. Destinations include Busan, Daegu, Jeju and more.

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Germany flights from $892 return

Valid for travel from November - December 2018. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Berlin. Destinations include Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Bremen, Hamburg and more.

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Ireland flights from $924 return

Valid for travel from 1-30 November 2018. Sample fare is Sydney-Dublin. Destinations include Cork, Knock, Donegal and more.

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Tel Aviv flights from $1,890 return

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Up to 10% off fares

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Vancouver flights from $979 return

Valid for travel between 26 December 2018 - 19 June 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Vancouver.

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New York flights $959 return

Valid for travel from 19 January - 28 June 2019. Sample fare is Perth-New York.

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Canada flights $935 return

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Skiddoo Skiddoo

Australia-wide flights from $113 return

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Premium economy flights from $1,905 return

Valid for travel until 30 June 2019. Sample fare is Perth-Tokyo. Booking must be made 50 days in advance. Destinations include New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Toronto, China, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Amsterdam, Barcelona and more.

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$10 off your first booking

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Europe flights from $1,510 return

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Flights under $99

Get instant $10 off on your flights when you book with LookUpFare. Destinations include Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas and more. T&Cs apply.

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$120 off first class seats

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Bali flights from $156 return

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Free booking fees every Friday

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