Expedia flights Hi everyone.

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maddenlionel

Qantas

Member since 06 Jun 2014

Total posts 56

Expedia flights

Hi everyone. Has anyone ever booked a flight using Expedia? If so, would you recommend it? I'm looking at buying flights for family members to fly from Johannesburg to Brisbane. Per Qantas website, it will be $6400 for a family of four flying in economy. Per Expedia, it will be $4600. Obviously I would prefer to book with Qantas directly but $1800 is a fairly significant price difference. thanks in advance for your help.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

Expedia is perfectly fine - the only thing to keep an eye on is the actual flight number you're being booked on as it may affect your frequent flyer earning rates and benefits (eg. if it's a QF code, that's easy, but if it's something else booked as a codeshare you'll want to check how that affects any frequent flyer arrangements).

wozcor1

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 28 Jul 2013

Total posts 88

I booked BA flights from SYD>BKK a few years back and had to cancel. Had to cancel due to unforseen issue - took 2 months to get a refund. No one answers the phone in the call centre.. If its a good deal - then get it. Just check the T's & C's.. Otherwise can you do a screen grab of the flights and take it to flight centre?

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wilsoni Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Sep 2011

Total posts 302

Refund from Expedia? An oxymoron.

mos

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Dec 2014

Total posts 31

Better to book it with Qantas and then use their price promise guarantee to match the expedia.com.au price the same day after booking it.

https://qantas.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5605

I did this recently, and Qantas refunded the difference and gave me a whole load of bonus frequent flyer points.

webiste has to end in .au, though (expedia.com.au)

521303

Member since 03 Jan 2012

Total posts 60

Mos. That is a great piece of advise of which I was completely unaware. A real gem. Thanks.

mos

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Dec 2014

Total posts 31

No problem - just make sure it's exactly the same fare conditions (as outlined in the Qantas FAQs).

 

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