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Booking a flight has become a complicated business with so many travel companies and airlines to choose from. If you’re unsure which to choose, take a look at our guide. We’ll help you compare and get the best deal you can.

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Expedia finds you deals on everything from flights and insurance to activities and cruises

  • Price match guarantee ensures lowest prices
  • Expedia+ rewards program provides exclusive deals and discounts
  • Scans thousands of flights and hotels to bring you the lowest deals

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2. Priceline
While you don't name your own price for airline flights, Priceline does offer the option to search for cheap last-minute deals

  • Priceline also offers a best price guarantee
  • Search Express deals for up to 50% off last-minute travel

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3. Orbitz
Orbitz's search engine does the heavy lifting for you, giving you plenty of flight options to choose from

  • Earn free travel rewards instantly with Orbitz Rewards
  • Use the mobile app to book ultra-fast
  • Get real-time updates on flights sent to you

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4. Hotwire
Hotwire takes the term "wing it" to heart by offering Hot Rate® fares on flights

  • If your schedule is flexible, try a Hot Rate® flight for super low prices
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5. CheapOair
CheapOair searches through millions of flights, hotels and car rental deals to help you find the best one.

  • Price match guarantee ensures low prices
  • Mobile app allows you to browse and book online
  • 24-hour live chat available

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11 ways to get bumped up to first class

1. Join the frequent flyer program. Many luxury airlines let you trade in your hard earned frequent flyer points for upgrades. This option might not be free, but this way you are guaranteed to get that upgrade on your flight.

2. Bid in a flight upgrade auction. Again, this option might not be a freebie, but it does increase your chances of getting an upgrade for cheap. Many major airlines let you “bid” for a seat in a better class. You nominate how much you’re willing to pay and if you’re the highest bidder before a designated period, you could win that premium seat.

3. Download upgrade apps. Get notified as soon as possible so you can nab the limited number of discounted upgrades available. Due to launch later this year, Seatfrog is designed to notify those who have registered their flight with the app when the airline is offering discounted upgrades prior to departure. Those looking to step up a class can name their price through the app.

4. Don’t go for the special meal. It might seem like an odd tip, but if you can deal with the options on the onboard menu, opt out of having a special meal. These meals are linked to your seat number, so airlines generally don’t upgrade anyone who has nominated one.

5. Fly during quieter periods. During peak times you’ll find that business flyers will fill up the business and first class seats leaving nothing for eager upgraders. Fly during quieter periods and you’ve automatically increased your chances of snatching up one of the spare seats on board.

6. Timing is everything. Be early or be late, they both have their benefits. If you’re early then you could be the first one to be offered an upgraded seat. If you’re late and you haven’t been assigned a seat yet, then there’s a chance that the flight has been overbooked for your class and you could be bumped up. Of course, being late has its negatives too, including missing your flight, having the upgrades take by those who arrived early or being bumped to the next flight because your flight is full. That’s the risk you have to take.

7. Make an impression. There’s a lot of advice going out about complaining about something, playing to the emotional side of the person at the counter or just generally being nice and complimenting them. We’re leaving it on this list because some say it has worked for them. Feel free to try one or the other, however there’s no guarantee it’ll work.

8. Bump yourself off the plane. If the plane has been overbooked and you can sacrifice the waiting time, nominate yourself to be bumped off the plane on the provision that you be upgraded on the next flight. If the airline can accommodate for this request, they might very well honour it.

9. Dress to impress: Some people swear by this one and it can’t hurt to look like you belong in first class when at the airline counter.

10. Don’t let a delay get the better of you: Every time I’ve been upgraded, a flight delay has played a part. I haven’t complained about the delay, I’ve either just been automatically given an upgraded ticket at the counter, or been called to the counter at the gate to exchange my ticket for one with a better seat. Make of that what you will.

11. Use your status. People with titles like Dr or Judge can sometimes be upgraded purely because of their status in society. The same goes for those with diplomatic passports.

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