Buying international air ticket from India to a global destination is definitely an unclear situation that travelers regularly encounter. Not because they don’t know how to buy tickets online but they usually confuse where they should buy so that they can get the best deal ever.
Of course we know all of the top travel agencies in India for booking domestic air tickets but when we decide to go abroad, few other trip planners comes into the picture. Not only because they serve better but also because they hold the trust of millions fliers from India to overseas destinations.
So don’t be stuck in the mid of few online travel agents when you have wide range of options to choose from. Through the blog post all I want to share the solid alternatives so that you can get the choice of your deal when booking international flight. Have a look into the top websites for buying air tickets to abroad –
Best Websites to Book Flights in India
1. Google Flight Search
Google has changed the game of flight booking services in last couple of years, and getting better day by day by providing excellent real time services to its online users. So in case if you haven’t heard about Google Flight Search service, it is dedicatedly super quick Fight Finding search engine service developed by Google to filter and find the best result from all the flight booking aggregator/airlines websites on the basis of dates, interest, and destinations on a map service depends on your preference. Before go anywhere, I suggest you look into this service, and find all the deals in one search. Compared to any other travel planner, Google flight search is too quick and shows the best deal.
If I talk about what is the best website to buy air ticket from India to any international destination; the quick answer is Kayak. I compared more than 15 leading travel websites when I was evaluating their features and functionalities to use the site and book the tickets, and finally I decided Kayak to put into the top in the list.
When you come to the flight details page just after a quick search, you’ll find a lot of options to customize your search. The dashboard of the booking engine allows you quickly filter or switch the result on the basis of airports, best airlines, best route, lowest price, nearest city airport, and a quick graph feature that indicates fare details when flexibility in the trip days; each and every information in one page. I just loved that features! 🙂
So if you haven’t checked this website yet, search Kayak in Google and that’s it! It simply works perfectly, that’s for sure.
When you search for a good travel website for flight booking, another big name comes into the picture – The Skyscanner. Serving since 2003, Skyscanner is another trusted platform where you can search and find the best flight ticket deals from India to another other destination. Not just India but from any destination to another global destination! One platform to book all services – Flight, Hotel, Car, Bus!
However, a hidden feature is unique of its kind I found on Skyscanner is Anywhere search. Rather than searching destination name in the booking box, just type ‘Anywhere’, press search flights and sit back! The Skyscanner search engine will show you cheapest fare destinations details from your source destination. One you select the target country -> city from the listed option, grab the lowest deal once it takes you to the airlines details page!
I believe Expedia is the oldest player in the market who sells travel services online. From flight, car, hotel, holiday packages to last minute deals; Expedia might be a perfect choice for your next international trip.
However, all the features are as good as other flight booking websites but when I checked their flight cancellation/change flight policy, it made my day.
No special introduction is needed to introduce Makemytrip, as we all know Makemytrip is India’s No.1 travel website for booking hotels, flights, holiday & honeymoon packages, and now they’re also offering bus and train tickets. All the offers and services at one place. Even I booked my first ever flight ticket at Makemytrip and my elder brother too booked international flight ticket to USA from India with Makemytrip.
And the best part is that Makemytrip is the partner with lot of banks and payments gateways, so chances are very high to get discount or cash back on every ticket if you hold asset of any corresponding services. Visit any coupons sites to avail Makemytrip discount coupons and use it for your next international flight booking.
However, in the domestic market there is no equally competitor of Makemytrip in India but I’ve noticed Makemytrip is trying hard to increase its presence worldwide so that India traveler can also give Makemytrip a try for the upcoming overseas trip.
What is the competition? It is something that enforces the leading party to improve their customer services over the period, otherwise there is always someone who is ready to steal the customer base.
Yatra.com, the strongest competitor of Makemytrip in the segment which offers the same services in Indian market! People who ignore Makemytrip for anything they usually prefer Yatra.com. Generally, it is hard to say which one is better for booking air ticket to abroad as both are the dominant players in the market, so I left it up to you which one to choose for booking cheapest international flight tickets.
FYI, I used Yatra.com too for a domestic trip from Delhi to Bangalore. So all I can say support services are as good as Makemytrip. Rest on you!
Sounds good!! You would have seen Cleartrip advertisement and their discount offers in television and newspaper many times, so Cleartrip might be your perfect finding for air tickets.
Apart from Indian destinations, Cleartrip also facilitates you to book flight to Bangkok, Singapore, New York, London, Dubai and all other popular worldwide destinations. And if you ask anyone about the top travel companies in India, or if you search online; Cleartrip is always there to hold customer trust.
I also published a story of my colleague who booked marina bay sands hotel in Singapore last year from Cleartrip, shared his experience with me and I posted the blog on his behalf.
So all I can say Cleartrip as reliable as any other top travel websites for hotel or flight booking in economy class, business class, or first class.
This is why hard to book air ticket online because there is lot of good travel companies in India, and people usually get confuse which one to choose.
Goibibo, another strong contender in Indian travel market which is getting better day by day and increasing their business in every segment – Flight, Hotels, Bus, Vacation Packages booking. If you’re planning to go abroad and looking for best low cost deal, I suggest you give a try Goibibo too. Because the possibility is very high to grab discount deal, as in the travel market is the matter of game which travel website offers the best air fare deal on flight booking.
ixigo is another name in the top 10 favorite websites list. Rather than offering booking facility on parent website, ixigo redirect their users to another third party ticket booking websites like Easemytrip, Musafir, Cleartrip etc. However, user can compare the best deal among the aggregators before redirecting to their websites. Along with other Indian travel website, ixigo also let you book hotel, train, cab, bus, holiday deals etc, and some most popular India travel mobile apps are developed by ixigo, e.g. Indian Rail Train PNR Status.
You have seen this website more often while searching anything related trip or tourism, whether you’ve looked for hotel or resort’s review, destinations guide, restaurant directory, or even flight ticket booking; TripAdvisor serves almost in every category in all countries. For air ticket booking, it works as similar as ixigo; show the deals on own pages and then redirect users to destinations sites for the seat allotment.
However, it’s just a matter of taste. People always prefer recognize brand when buying anything online. They always compare all the websites for the best and cheapest deal. Same formula is applicable on flight booking too.
So whenever you book flight ticket next time, don’t forget to check the airline’s website as well for the current price guarantee, sale or any possible lowest airfare. For more information, check here my earlier published post about how to get cheap flight tickets in India.
Until then, keep travelling and keep Formertourist.com for loads of information 🙂