Secure an Early Bird airfare with Expedia

On September 27, 2012 at 05:03 AM


Secure an Early Bird airfare with Expedia

Follow Expedia’s Early Bird top tips to secure the best 2013 flight deals

Save up to 50 per cent off flights to Europe

Most popular destinations include London, Paris and Dublin


Millions of savvy Australian travellers are booking international flights for 2013 as early as this week, making savings of up to 50 per cent by taking advantage of Early Bird flight deals.


Expedia, the world’s largest online travel company, collates hundreds of Early Bird flight deals, from more than 20 flight carriers, during its Early Bird flight sale. The annual sale, which began   at midnight on September 25th, offers the biggest range of flight carriers and destinations, from airlines such as Etihad, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Virgin Atlantic.


With so many offers available, customers can turn to Expedia to help navigate airlines and prices to secure great value flights for 2013.


Expedia spokesperson, Amee Evans, commented:

“The demand for Early Bird flights continues to grow. Customers are on the lookout to book an Early Bird fare and the airlines are privy to this and increasingly competitive.”


“It can be an overwhelming time to book a flight with so many deals available, however Expedia offers all the best airlines in their Early Bird sale to ensure you can compare flights in one place.  We have also compiled a list of top tips to take the confusion out of booking flights, ensuring you secure the best deal for your 2013 holiday.“


“This year, we’re seeing an increase in demand for flights to the Aussie hub of London. With many Aussies putting their European trip on hold due to the Olympics, London is now back in demand as one of the most popular destinations for 2013. Aussies looking for something a bit different can book great value flights to places like Athens, Moscow and Dublin.“


Top Tips for Securing a Great Flight Deal:

  1. Be savvy –look for Early Bird bargains 6 to 9 months before you plan to travel
  2. Avoid websites that charge flight booking fees
  3. Be quick - jump on hot fares from carriers such as Etihad and Cathay Pacific who are offering great deals
  4. Don’t delay – book as soon as you see a fare that appeals to your taste and budget to avoid missing out
  5. Bear in mind that with most full service airlines you can change or cancel without having to lose your ticket
  6. Consider travel insuranceas it generally covers many incidents experienced by Aussie travellers in Europe, such as missing connecting flights

Most Popular Australian Travel Destinations:

  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. Dublin
  4. Amsterdam

Head to: all the best Early Bird airfares.


Notes to Editors:


Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), the world's leading online travel company, operates™( in Australia. Expedia helps Australians plan and book their travel by providing a personalised service, the latest technology and a wide selection of holiday packages, cheap flights, hotel bookings, car hire, in-destination attractions & activitiesand travel insuranceto suit their travel needs.

Expedia and are registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the US and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. © 2010 Expedia, Inc.  All rights reserved. 

For more information, please contact:

Amee Evans, Marketing & Communications Manager Expedia ANZ /+61 2 8090 6627

Claire McPhillips, Bang PR – / +61 2 9018 2222

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