Member since 06 Jun 2014
Total posts 56
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.
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).
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?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Sep 2011
Total posts 302
Refund from Expedia? An oxymoron.
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.
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)
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.
No problem - just make sure it's exactly the same fare conditions (as outlined in the Qantas FAQs).
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox