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Postby richie303 » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 1:38 pm for flights, just recently opened an office in Signapore, they are one of the better ones in the UK, still pretty small, but they are a good flight search tool!
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 4:42 pm

richie303 wrote: for flights, just recently opened an office in Signapore, they are one of the better ones in the UK, still pretty small, but they are a good flight search tool!

I had thought this was about getaway packages, but if we're talking about flights I second Skyscanner. I've used it several times for flights all over the place. Simple and fast.

The other site I use is which if anything is even simpler still to use. Plus for each leg of your itinerary it'll bring up a bar chart of a the prices for a month around that date. Example: input SIN-NRT 17 Dec and it will show a chart of daily prices from say 3 Dec to 31 Dec. If your plans are at all flexible this makes it very simple to spot the best deals.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 5:07 pm

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 5:28 pm

I'm not convinced by any of the above deal sites other than

I've put in the exact multi-leg itinerary from CX and 4 of the sites have spat it out at least 3 & 4x the Cathay website price

Better to double and triple check everything across multiple sites and cross-reference it to the carriers direct site

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:31 pm

If you are talking about travelling within Southeast Asia, seriously, you don't need to go by tour agency and such. It is cheap enough for you to DIY.

Just grab a Lonely Planet (especially the Shoestring edition) and make your own way. That is cheap.

Another personal recommendation is to sign up for membership in regional budget airlines. Hit on Tiger Airways, Jetstar, Air Asia and Fireflyz. You may suffer some spamming but when they have good deals on flight tickets, they will inform you first before announcing to public.

For long-distance travels, I go for

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Postby madwolfie » Sun, 20 Nov 2011 2:41 am

ecureilx wrote:
madwolfie wrote:It boils down to timing sometimes really... :P

Am always a FIT (not that I'm fit but I try my best to! :roll: ) and almost always end up getting my ticket from Misa Travel (

Latest was a ticket to Tokyo on CX in end Oct, SIN-HKG-NRT-HND-HKT-SIN, w/tax 570 and did a stopover in HKG on way back with no extra charges.

Did you really mean HKT - like in Phuket Interntional ?? :D :D

BTW, saw this site,, who also scan through LCC fares ..

Sharp eyes :) :lol: typo... Its Tokyo via HKG :)

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Postby Tsilivi » Sun, 29 Apr 2012 11:51 pm

Skyscanner +1

Asia Web Direct are good for flash sales. Sign up for their newsletter and they send you 72 hour deals. I've had some lovely upgrades with them in Thailand and Indonesia.

Then 5 Star travel for coach weekends away.

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Postby amberblush » Wed, 16 May 2012 11:15 am

Subscribe to the budget airlines newsletters if you fly budget.


STA Travel has some deals every now and then.

All the travel fairs as the others mentioned. And read those leaflets that come with your letters from your bank, and your membership cards. I know we often just toss them in the junk but they have some good deals sometimes. Keep them aside so when u are looking to travel u can refer back n see if u can hop onto some of those deals

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