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1. Posted by tarajane (Inactive 2 posts) 10y

Hi
I am currently in China and planning my South-East Asian and Indian trip. I am trying to figure out how to buy the cheapest fares.

I am going to be in Thaliand in August and India til November.

Where should I buy the tickets? Off the internet (from Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz) or directly with the airline (Emirates, Air India) a few months before I will need the tickets, or wait til I get to Thailand/India and find a travel agent?

I want to go Bangkok-Delhi one-way around August 22.

And Delhi-Brisbane one-way around November 1.

Can anyone offer advice?

Thanks
TARA

2. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 10y

i usually purchased my tickets via travel agent (shop around though). as per 1-way ticket prefer to purchase it from departure city e.g. wanted to purchase kul-lon-akl but been advised to purchase lon-akl from london, instead from kuala lumpur

3. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 10y

just another thought that if you purchased fr departure city some flights may not be available as id imagine you'd book last min. purchasin fr departure city would prob apply if you werent leavin in a rush or on not a fix date

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1652 posts) 10y

Quoting tarajane

Hi
I am currently in China and planning my South-East Asian and Indian trip. I am trying to figure out how to buy the cheapest fares.

I am going to be in Thaliand in August and India til November.

Where should I buy the tickets? Off the internet (from Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz) or directly with the airline (Emirates, Air India) a few months before I will need the tickets, or wait til I get to Thailand/India and find a travel agent?

I want to go Bangkok-Delhi one-way around August 22.

And Delhi-Brisbane one-way around November 1.

Can anyone offer advice?

Thanks
TARA


Always check the price that the airline posts on their website first. That's the base price you have to use to judge the other "special" prices you get from any other source. How do you know if you have a good price without knowing what you can get directly from the airline???

5. Posted by difbear (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

I'm a Travel Agent in the UK.

Most TA charge booking fees that are not applicable on the airlines own websites. Worth shopping around though as sometimes we have offers on!

6. Posted by gurdeep101 (Budding Member 46 posts) 10y

for cheap airfares in India you can check out websites like www.rediff.com or www.makemytrip.com

They let you choose between various fares and flight timings of all airlines.

Suggest you travel by train or road within India. Its an experience when the train stops at a small village in central India and you step out to have a dekko. Thats why most of us travel... to see the land.

by the way you can also book train tickets online through www.irctc.co.in

Rgds

Gurdeep

7. Posted by ictravel2 (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y

Dragon Airline is based in Hong Kong, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Eva air in Taipei, www.tigerairways.com in Thailand. Good luck!