How can I book a flight online?
You can search for available flights by entering your desired destination, dates, and number of passengers. You can then select the flight that suits your preferences and budget. You will need to provide your personal and payment details to complete the booking. You will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference and itinerary.
What are the benefits of booking a flight online?
Booking a flight online has many benefits, such as:
Convenience: You can book a flight anytime and anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. You can also compare different options and prices easily.
Flexibility: You can change or cancel your booking online, subject to the terms and conditions of the airline or travel agency. You can also check-in online and print your boarding pass or use a mobile app.
Savings: You can find cheaper fares and discounts online, especially if you book in advance or during promotional periods. You can also avoid paying extra fees for booking through a phone or an agent.
What are the documents required for booking a flight?
The documents required for booking a flight may vary depending on the airline, destination, and nationality of the passengers. However, some common documents that you may need are:
Passport: You need a valid passport that matches the name on your booking. Some countries may require your passport to have at least six months of validity from the date of your departure.
Visa: You may need a visa to enter certain countries, depending on your nationality and purpose of travel. You should check the visa requirements and apply for one in advance if needed.
Health certificate: You may need a health certificate to prove that you are fit to travel or that you have been vaccinated against certain diseases. You should check the health requirements and get the necessary vaccinations or tests before your trip.
Who is going to charge my credit card, and when?
You may be charged a prepayment according to the property's prepayment policy. This is done to verify your credit card, where a temporary hold is placed on an amount until after check-out. It's best to contact the property for any charging queries.
Some properties require a prepayment. The prepayment is an amount charged by the property, ahead of your stay. The date of the payment, and how much is charged, depends on the property's prepayment policy.
What fees are included or excluded from my booking?
Booking.com does not charge a booking fee. Any additional charges or taxes you do see are defined by the property and local tax rules.
Can I pay for my stay in advance?
Possibly, but it's up to the property.
When will I be charged?
It's up to the property and depends on your payment policy. It's best to ask the property directly.
Can I pay for my stay with a different credit card than the one used to book?
Very likely, yes. Properties usually accept payment for the stay with a different card or cash. To confirm that paying with a different credit card is okay, contact the property.
Does the property need a deposit or a payment in advance?
It depends on the booking's payment policy.
Why do I need to provide my credit card details?
Properties request this to confirm your reservation. You may be pre-authorised* to ensure that your credit card is valid and has sufficient funds, or in some cases, your details are used to pay for your stay when you book.
*A pre-authorisation is a temporary hold on an amount to ensure your card is valid and has sufficient funds. The amount held will be returned to your account after a certain period of time, which depends upon the property and your card provider.