Need to go to some other countries? Or somewhere close, like another city, some hundred miles away, but need to reach fast?
Whatever occasion it is, may that be a vacation, a health emergency, or pilgrimage, for example, Hajj; if you want to go out of the country, you need to get on an airplane to reach the destination smooth and fast.
Now, it’s already tiring enough to go through the visa processing, if needed, and other preparation and what not, but the real hassle comes when it’s time to book a flight for your destination.
So, you can take a shortcut and book your flight through a flight booking website. But there are so many sites for that, so which one to choose, which one can make your journey light, hassle-free and as pleasing as possible?
To answer these, today we are talking about 5 best flight booking sites in Bangladesh.
Starting in 2016, Flight Expert is a sister concern of Makkah Group of companies, which has been in the flight booking business for more than 23 years. So, you can definitely rely on them, because they got all the experience in this sector.
Now, what kind of trip you are thinking of making? Do you need just a one way ticket? Or do you need a return ticket also? Or more, you want to make several flights in one trip, but don’t want to go through the process of booking each and every flight individually? See, whatever you need, Flight Expert can get you that exact flight you need to get on. Depending on your need and airline, you can choose from 4 classes of flight: Economy, Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class.
Now, if you need a place when you are landed, this site got you covered in that area too. You can book hotel with Flight expert, anywhere in the world. So, you don’t need to worry about that too. You can also find travel blogs, special packages for specialized tours on the website.
Flight Expert offers a special service named BEST PRICE GUARANTEE (BPG). Within 24 hours of booking with Flight Expert, if you find lower rates of the same flight than Flight Expert’s one, on Flight Expert itself or any other Bangladesh based website, they can refund you the entire difference in price, or, cancel your current itinerary and give a full refund; if you can provide proper documentation of the rate difference within the same quality of service Flight Expert offers.
It doesn’t end here though. Flight Expert is the first ever OTA to offer Easy EMI facility with purchases above BDT 5000, whether it is air tickets or hotel booking. You can use 15 different bank’s credit cards to enjoy this offer, with only adding a non-refundable convenience fee.
There are 5 various methods when it comes to paying. You can deposit your payments in 10 different banks, including Standard Chartered Bank, City Bank, Bank Asia, BRAC Bank etc. You can also use 6 different bank’s internet banking service to pay the fee. Or you can straight up use Debit/credit card, ranging from VISA, MasterCard, American Express to DBBL NEXUS & fastcash. You can also use mobile banking services like bKash & DBBL mobile banking. And if you are not comfortable with any of the digital payment service, you can directly go to any of their 2 offices in Dhaka & Chittagong, and make the payment there.
AMY is the first online travel agency of Bangladesh . With more than hundreds of thousand users, AMY currently holds the No. 1 position in the domestic flight sector and is recognized by all the Bangladeshi Airlines, i.e. Bangladesh Biman, Regent Airways, Novoair and US-Bangla Airlines.
It’s pretty easy to book an air ticket or tickets with AMY. You just need to sign up with your phone number and email, and they will send you the password for your account. Using those credentials, you can sign into your account and book flights as you need. You can book one way, round trip or multi city tickets, with preferred class sitting arrangement, according to your need.
Now, AMY knows about the importance of a client’s time and money. So, there are several special features to save both of them. Using AMY, you get real-time flight search, can compare prices of tickets, make flight schedules & flight status checking.
Not just that, AMY’s use of real time processing can send your ticket right to you through SMS & email, the moment you make the payment for the said ticket. This will save your time and can keep you tension free about the ticket in a great way.
To expand the experience, AMY offers reward points to your account, on every ticket you purchase. You can use the points to get free tickets & special gifts.
In addition to the already great features, there are more. AMY got a dedicated 24/7 support team, so you can take any help regarding booking tickets, flight schedule etc anytime you want. Also, you can use the AMY app (available on their site) for booking flights.
For payment, AMY accepts credit and debit cards from VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS and MasterCard, both from local & international banks. You can make payments via bKash & Rocket also.
Initially starting with the name Travel Booking BD, ShareTrip is one of the leading online travel aggregators. With more than 30,000 direct contracts and 78+ suppliers, ShareTrip is definitely worth your time.
Just like the previous 2 sites, you need to sign up for an account by providing a valid phone number, email and password. After verifying your account and signing in, it’s pretty much the same procedure as before. Whether it is one way, round trip or multi city trip, It’s just easy and fast to book your flight.
What’s more to it is that, you can refine your searches by setting ticket price range according to your budget, departure and arriving time of your need, number of stops, weight amount you can carry and if you want, by choosing preferable airlines. With those refining, ShareTrip will show the best flight plan according to your need.
ShareTrip got it’s own application for both iOS and Android. You can find them respective application stores (App store for iOS and Google play store). You can not only book tickets, you can also play games, which will grant you trip coins, which you can redeem to save on your future bookings. You can also book airport to hotel transfer with the app, which features different ranges of cars to pick you up and offers option to cancel your transfer 3 days prior to your journey with zero cancellation fee.
Apart from flight booking, ShareTrip also provides services like hotel booking, & holiday managing. With more than 1 million accommodation worldwide and hundreds of specialized holiday tour packages for various locations, you can definitely rely on ShareTrip for pleasing trip experience. ShareTrip also arranges for visas and a wide array of instructions on visa processing for various countries, if you are interested to go for the visa yourself.
ShareTrip offers EMI facility with services that cost more than BDT 10,000. With credit cards from 12 banks, you can easily travel now and pay later, with a little addition of service charge & no interest! You need to visit their office to avail the EMI facility after choosing your preferred service. Unfortunately, EMI facility is not available to any debit card/prepaid card users.
You can make payments to ShareTrip through 2 payment methods. You can use your credit/debit card to make payments; ShareTrip accepts credit/debit cards for VISA & MasterCard. Or you can use mobile banking system, i.e. bKash. Use whatever the best suits you.
Founded back in 2005, Wego is the only non-Bangladeshi site in this list. However, that doesn’t stop Wego from operating here, as it can arrange both domestic and international flights from all the airports in Bangladesh, with all the airlines available. With millions users per month, Wego is definitely one of the top picks in this list.
You can open Wego doesn’t necessarily require you to open an account. Rather, you just click through to confirm your departure & arriving points, type of ticket (One way, round trip or multi city), sitting arrangement class, passenger count and date of journey. After that, you just put your passenger information, then your payment detail in the next page, and that’s it! However, if you are a frequent passenger, it’s better to sign up and sign in to your Wego account, as it can be fairly tiresome to fill in the details every time.
Now, you can book hotels with Wego, but we won’t go into that anymore . Rather, we will talk about the Wego application, which is rather feature enriched than the other ones on this list. (The app is available in both App store and Google play store. You can scan the qr code from the Wego website and download from there too.) With more than 10 useful and engaging features available only for app users, Wego app can help you to quickly finish your vacation planning & ensure a much smoother booking process. Here are some of the unique feature of the app which may come handy while booking a flight:
- Shows visa free countries you can enter, depending on your citizenship.
- A feature named ‘Weekend Getaways’, which will help you to plan quick weekend, so that you don’t have lose your precious time over planning for too much time.
- Trip ideas and popular destinations can give you a extended picture for future trips, for which you don’t have to research much.
- Showing offers, that can help you get special discounts and the best deals on flight booking.
- And finally, price alert. This is specially helpful, if you plan to book a ticket for later. With this feature, you can get notifications whenever a ticket price matches your budget, desired location, type of ticket and preferred travel dates. If you’re on tight budget, this can help you grab some tickets at the right time at the right price, before the price goes up.
Finally, when it comes to payment, Wego never takes any kind of hidden charges. All the price shown on the site/app is the price you pay. For payment method, unfortunately, Wego doesn’t accept cash or cheques, as they do not have any physical office here in Bangladesh. No Bangladeshi mobile banking transaction is also allowed. But fear not, there are upto 10 types of payment method you can still use to pay up, including MasterCard and VISA credit cards.
The last website on our list is FlyTicket. It is neither flashy like Flight Expert or AMY, nor got a feature enriched app like Wego or ShareTrip. Then why use this site?
Because it’s simple. It’s minimalist. If you are a frequent flyer, you just sign up and log in, you book the flight you need, you pay and that’s it. If you are not a frequent flyer, then you just choose your flight, fill up the necessary information for booking, you preview the booking for modification (and change/correct info if needed), and proceed to pay. That’s that. Pretty neat and simple, no extra steps needed.
Payment method is also straightforward and simple in this site. You can use American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit card to pay the amount. Or you can make payments via bKash, ROCKET, MCASH, QCASH, iPAY & many more mobile banking operators.
All the sites we’ve talked about, have satisfied customer bases, as they are the 5 best flight booking site in Bangladesh, and they provide the top-notch services on the field. Just reach the site officials through live chats and emails, explain your situation. As all these sites put their clients’ need at their top priority list, you’ll definitely get solutions to all your problem regarding flight booking.
So, whenever you need to fly, just check any of these websites, book your ticket and board the plane. Travel safe and sound. Enjoy!