Most of the air carriers listed on South Pacific Airlines now have search boxes on their home pages which allow you to check their flight times and fares. You type in your destination and travel dates, then watch as the site’s system searches its database. If you like what you see, you can book instantly online.
Of course, the official airline sites will only tell you about their own services. Connections from cities they do not serve will not come up unless they have a code share partner. To find cheap flights from anywhere to anywhere on any carrier, you must turn to an online travel agency such as Expedia, JetAbroad, Orbitz, Priceline, or Travelocity. You may be offered complicated routings at odd hours, but you’ll certainly get useful information.
When comparing prices, note whether taxes, processing or credit card fees, airline surcharges, and shipping are charged extra. Check beforehand if you’re allowed to change your reservations or refund the ticket. After booking, print out your confirmation. If you’re reluctant to place an order on an unfamiliar site, look for their contact telephone number and give them a call to hear how they sound. Booking a flight has never been easier!