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Found this website for booking airline tickets.

 

hipmonk.com

 

LINK

 

Not sure if this is any better then the others.

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these days agents are crap...direct with the airline is the only way to go...example here the ticket issuer would charge a 100$ processing fee for any changes on top of what the ticket/airline will charge!

better just use web for general availability of airlines then book with chosen airline direct

price same same but different give take few dollars ;)

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Better still find a job where the company pays,

 

I have not paid for a flight in over 22 years now :wink:

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One good way to find best fares is google search:

 

www.itasoftware.com.

 

You still need to find someone to sell you the ticket though.

I like this !

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Secret to the ita software is to select premium economy and business class.

 

You'll be surprised at the discounts.

 

It doesn't list all promotions though, Cathay has some amazing deals between Bangkok and Singapore and Bangkok to Australia at the moment

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Secret to the ita software is to select premium economy and business class.

 

You'll be surprised at the discounts.

 

It doesn't list all promotions though, Cathay has some amazing deals between Bangkok and Singapore and Bangkok to Australia at the moment

 

There was a recent test of German flight booking portals. The result: the cheapest flights could be found at the websites of the airlines not at the booking portals.

 

Even worse, online travel portals have begun to adjust the ticket prices to the search pattern and/or information collected on the individual user. Which means that you might get a higher price than the next person looking up the same flight.

:angryfire:

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I've been saying that, including this board, since 2002. How could a "One man and wheelbarrow" internet portal (the server in the garage) outdo an airline?

 

It's like you are making something, selling for 10 while somebody takes your goods and sells for 8 and still makes some profit.

 

It all started before the advent of the Internet: airlines knew that, say, 10% of the seats go unsold and instead of losing all, they were selling them to agencies for 6 instead of 10 money units, several months upfront. To the airline all the seats were sold. The agencies were taking the risk.

 

In early 2000s, the airlines realized that the seats are always sold, quick poke around the net and the price was 8 not 6.

Then they decided to cut the agencies out, hollowing the Mickey Mouse 1 man companies that had started mushrooming.

 

What those portals have now are rock bottom prices (that can be found cheaper on the airline site too when they release them within 30 days prior to departure) with heavy restrictions: 2 check ins, one at the group counter (not when bought from the airline), the tickets were sold as group travel then to regular checkin. Use or lose, no changes.

 

Every now and then you can see one of those "smart shoppers" saddled with unpopular tickets sold cheaply through the portals with questions like "What to do between midnight and 8am in Singapore". Those tickets for inconvenient or ugly connections (not individual but coupled with connecting flights), still go to the portals.

 

From Tokyo to Bangkok, Instead of paying 20,000B, I can go with 12,000THB but it may take not 6 hours but 3 days to get there: Seoul first, then Taipei, then BKK. Staying 2 nights at the airports (that moron Snowden may say it's not that bad, at least when you are in Moscow).

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