Flight Booking

For many students out there, this might be your very first air travel! This page shall help you with a simplified process for flight bookings. Booking flight tickets online is super easy, just as booking tickets for a bus or even a train! So, let’s get started!

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Typical fare: Rs. 15,000 - 40,000

Before You Start

  • Decide when you will be leaving for Australia. You would want tobe there a week/10 days before your (orientation) begin. Choose a day between Monday- Friday; your flight fares will be cheaper. Wednesdays are generally the cheapest day for a flight journey.
  • Surf online, ask people around or join Facebook groups & make inquiries on the best available deals which provides students with the highest baggage allowance.
  • Air India Maharaja Scholars' Offer allows in carrying an extra check-in bag (20 kg) for students travelling to Australia. These are for flights to Sydney/Melbourne, or for interior points in Australia via Melbourne/Sydney.Confirm with the Air India portal for more details.
  • Ensure your bank account has sufficient cash for online payment.
  • Check with your University/College for the airport pickup assistance& check if the service can be provided on the date, time of your arrival to Australia.

Required resources

  • Passport
  • Credit card/Debit card/Internet banking

Step by step guide

  • Step I: Assuming you haven’t searched for any preferred deal, go to this website - Kayak.
  • Enter the cities you will be travelling from and to. Select all the options highlighted below. Under the Flexible?tab, select Exact dates as ± 3days.
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  • Step II: Now, a list of available dates and flights will be displayed, where the cheapest fares will be in green.
  • Step III: Click on the detail shown in green-colour/ with the tag ‘Cheapest’, which is the most economical flight fare. Click on View Deal to see more about the flight. This might redirect you to another website (might not be the one as shown).
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  • Step IV: If multiple trips are displayed, choose the oneadjusting to your preference. If not, begin with entering the passenger details and payment information.
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  • Step VI: Verify the personal details entered for your booking and go for the payment.
  • Step VII: Once you finish the payment, you will get a confirmation in your email inbox, which will contain the payment receipt & your flight booking details. You will also get the e-ticket in the email.
  • Step VIII: You will be given a booking reference number which you can use to go on the airlines’ online website (link will be provided in the mail you receive). You can reschedule/cancel the ticket (if needed).


  • Book your tickets as early as possible. The fares will be much more economical the earlier you book it.
  • If possible, book your flight with someone you know. If this is your first air trip, it is pretty natural to feel edgy and eagerat the same time. Also, since you are going to another country, having a companion with youwill help reduce your nervousness.
  • You can grab the student offer for flight bookings only once. Take full advantage of this offer!
  • If you think that there might be odds of rescheduling/cancelling your bookings, it is best to book your tickets on the airline's website itself, than any third party website. It might be a problem with third party websites to deal with such situations.
  • Here's a fun fact: Searching for air ticketsusing the incognito/private browsing mode will get you the lowest, best prices! Depending on the cache & cookies in your web browser, the flight prices fluctuate if a particular course is extensively browsed.

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Are your ready for Australia in 2020?

Let's Get Started

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