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Posted by ChrisJenko on 19/11/2010 at 13:18

Hey all.

Im after some information on the website and a flight to Ho Chi Minh City from Sydney Australia on the 4th January 2011. Now i just got my quotes back from Fligh Centre and there is a massive difference between the prices quoted through them and the website,

What im wondering has anyone had any experience with the above websites in regards to booking flights and payments ect.
U was quoted $1120 ( flightcentre) and $662 ( Skyscanner/ebookers) for a one way flight departing Sydney 4th january 1pm and flying direct to HCHM landing at 5.45pm. Both quotes are on the same flight number why the massive difference in price?
Should i book the flight thro the website or am i in for a scam? never used a website for booking flights before as this will be my first time out of the country.

Thanks in advance, Chris

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Posted by mattocmd on 19/11/2010 at 14:54

Posted from within Vietnam.

Not a scam. You can definately find cheaper deals online than you can through flightcentre.

Try, and as well.

That $1120 sounds really high! I'm certain you can do better than that!

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Posted by ChrisJenko on 19/11/2010 at 17:34

yeh thats what i thought as well till i looked up about 8 different airlines main pages and the likes of farecompare / kayak/ orbitz/ expedia ect ect. most of the prices ranged from 950-1200 for an economy class ticket one way on the same flight as the travel agents quote.

The reason i was sus on Skyscanner is the fact its $500 cheaper then the nearest quote and also $400 cheaper then the vietnam airlines quote from their main page which is the same flight Flightcentre quoted me as taking.

How does Skyscanner get its flights so cheap? and if they could get it that much cheaper wouldn't there be other booking sites closer to the $662 flight instead of the average $1100 15+ other sites are at or over?

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Posted by 69bertie on 20/11/2010 at 18:21

Posted from within Vietnam.

I've used ebookers, skyscanner plus expedia. I just go with it. Check the deal and if it is still good when you get to the actual site (no crazy conditions to be met etc), go for it. If you delay it might be gone, even within a few hours.

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