Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Booking Flights

I have booked several flights in the last week or so.

I just rediscovered Kayak.com today. What a site!!

I was losing my tether with Singapore Airline's site (for some unknown reason they would not accept my card). They had flights from NYC to Jakarta for $1250, which I thought was an amazing price. So I rang up their sales line but their operators in India could not make out what I was saying (terrible line).

I hung up rang again, same bloody problem. What shoddy shoddy service! The website didn't want to take my money, the call centre operators could not make out what I was saying.

A colleague then suggested Kayak.com, straight away it suggested trying Emirates. Everything was booked in under 10 minutes. Plus the flight only has one stop, plus it cost me only $1035! Emirates seem to be best bet flying to Jakarta from New York (whereas Etihad, their Abu Dhabi neighbours are definitely the best from Dublin).

9 comments:

delvi said...

going to jakarta eh?

pj said...

If I'm not mistaken that flight from Dubai to Jakarta makes 2 stops along the way: sri lanka and singapore. I think that they will allow you out in singapore but you are stuck in the plane in colombo. Anyway enjoy the jet lag.

Reevo Saulus said...

John, are you coming to Jakarta ? What date ?

johnorford said...

delvi, also planning to go up north to padang!

pj, the flight from dubai to jakarta is ~8 hours, so if 2 stops are involved, suspect they'll be prettyquick...

Reevo, 2nd-19th October!

Reevo Saulus said...

John ! Padang is my hometown :) I can suggest you some interesting place there :D

triesti said...

u also had that problem back in dublin with SQ. they just dont want ur CC.

johnorford said...

yeh u'r right... now that u mentioned it... grr!

johnorford said...

reevo, that'd be awesome!

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