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buying domestic Indonesia flights online from outside Indonesia - please advise

  • Infin1tty

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    I was researching this topic already and read mixed reviews on almost all below at trip advisor, and similar forums.
    Can you please share your experience of booking flights beforehand from outside Indonesia, using eg. European credit card to pay?

    I have so far found the following websites offering the flights, eg. to Raja Amapat from Makassar, etc.

    1. tiket.com
    2. tiket2.com
    3. traveloka.com

    Can you book a flight directly on Garuda airlines website and pay with Visa card, or can you suggest any other airlines?

    Also, what would be the average price to get to Raja Ampat, Sorong from lets say Makassar? At the moment prices round on 70-80euro, which is reasonable, but would like not to pay anything more than that, so not sure if I can wait till I get to Makassar and buy next day flight, or rather risk and book online somehow.

    Many thanks for the answer.

    #1 Posted: 1/9/2014 - 05:06

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  • caseyprich

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    I used http://www.indonesiamatters.com/ a few years ago and didn't have any problems. I had to use Paypal to make the purchase if I remember correctly.

    #2 Posted: 1/9/2014 - 21:32

  • exacto

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    We had a similar problem booking Indonesian domestic air tickets recently. Booking Air Asia online was no problem at all. Lion Air didn't work, however, and eventually we gave up and went through a travel agent. The internal flights we took were all quite full, so we were glad we'd booked ahead. Good luck.

    #3 Posted: 2/9/2014 - 15:41

  • daawgon

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    There's a few carriers you should avoid in Indonesia - Merpati for one (safety)

    #4 Posted: 4/9/2014 - 13:23

  • gugel

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    You can book a ticket through traveloka or utiket. Both of them are using PayPal and Credit card for payment method. If you have any question, you can chat with their customer support through YM

    #5 Posted: 10/9/2014 - 02:22

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