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1. Posted by somme (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

I'm trying to book a flight online, leaving this December, but all of the online booking things only go up to Oct 06, I'm not coming back then. What should I do?

2. Posted by marcdude (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

you should try www.statravel.co.uk

i booked my flight to Oz with them today.. i'm leaving for sydney on the 1st!

3. Posted by somme (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

I tried them, but i couldn't get the reutnr date past Oct 06 :S

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Quoting somme

I'm trying to book a flight online, leaving this December, but all of the online booking things only go up to Oct 06, I'm not coming back then. What should I do?

Ah yes, the joys of airline systems which were thought up in the last century! They're terrible. If it wasn't for companies like Easyjet and Ryanair, there would be no wind of change whatsoever in the airline business and how they handle this stuff.

This is actually a problem that you'll have with any booking; whether online or offline. What generally happens if you are booking direct with a travel agent is that they will book as far ahead as they can and then you have to change the date on the return stretch if it's going to be more than 10/11 months away (and generally it's not allowed to be more than 12 months total either, so keep that in mind!). If you're trying to get a ticket for longer than 12 months, that's really hard. Last I knew only Air New Zealand did it, but maybe some others have picked up on this. There were rumours about Qantas, but not sure if it's actually happened yet....

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