Book Direct with the Official Airline Websites
Here is the most comprehensive list of official airline websites worldwide.
By booking direct with the official airline websites you will be kept up to date with changes, you will see the latest flight cost, it will include all of your fees and charges.
To confirm the whole price for an airfare complete the booking up until the payment page. Only go ahead with payment if you are clear on the inclusions, cancellations and conditions.
Full Service and Budget Airlines
What is the difference between Full Service and Budget Airlines
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Full Service Airlines
Offer a range of included services – this will vary on the airline, aircraft and the duration of the flight.
- may have newer planes
- offer a more comfortable seat – subject to personal preference (leg room will depend on the airline and the class of travel)
- provide technology/entertainment (varies for each airline)
- provide food, generally when flying during meal times (varies for each airline)
- offer complimentary drinks which may include alcohol (varies for each airline)
- provide pillows, blankets (varies on time of flight)
- checked luggage limit (varies with each airline)
- may accommodate special services such as additional luggage, wheelchairs, assistance for special needs, special meals and cargo/pets
- generally offer a range of classes – First Class, Business Class, Economy Plus, Economy Class
- tend to land at the main airport
- may be a countries main airline, some are government run/operated and some are private
- may offer the opportunity to upgrade with frequent flyer points
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Budget airlines on the other hand usually offer a cheaper priced option
- the plane may be a refurbished or older one
- seats may be not be as comfortable – will depend on personal preference
- most charge to pre-purchase seats (suggested to do so as it may cost more at the airport and you may not be seated with companions)
- checked luggage is generally an addition cost (suggested to pre-purchase)
- hand luggage and usually limited to a certain weight (additional costs may apply if over the limit)
- generally extra costs for food, drinks, pillows, blankets, entertainment, priority seating
- Budget airlines don’t always fly into the main airport of a city (Check transport options and the distance to wherever you are going before booking).
- When completing the booking process, check for automatically included extra’s like travel insurance, luggage, seats and untick anything you don’t want.