What you need to book flights online

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When it comes to travel, we realize that it could be daunting when there’re a 1000 things to look at and a good deal of planning to do. There is a good chance that you are a lot more interested in determining what island to visit, or maybe which brand of snorkelling goggles to buy for your underwater sightseeing.

For that reason, ClickClickGo wants to make purchasing your flights online as easy and straightforward as possible.

As soon as you have decided on a great destination, international or local, you are all set to book those flights. Booking flights online is actually very simple, as long as you have all the relevant information at hand.

Flight and passenger details

To book your flights online, you are going to need some simple info like where you are flying to and the travel dates.  You will also need some personal information as it willo make this process super quick, have the following ready:

  • Trip details – Dates of travel, specific airline if necessary, destination and nr of travellers
  • Personal details – Full names (to be spelt precisely as it’s in your passport or ID), date of birth, country of residence
  • ID nr for local flights and passport nr for international flights
  • Preferred cabin class

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Domestic flights

To book a local flight in South Africa, you only need your ID nr to do it.  If you’re over the age of 16, you’ll need an ID book or driver’s licence and your booking reference nr to board a flight.  Passengers younger than 16 will have to have written permission from their parents/guardians and a birth certificate.

International flights

When traveling overseas, you are going to need to show your valid passport at the check in counter plus any visa that the country you are flying to may require.

Make sure you passport is still valid for 3 – 6 weeks after your return to South Africa as many countries won’t accept an invalid one.

Do I need a passport when booking my flights?

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No, you won’t need a passport at this stage, but you will need it when booking flight packages and upon check-in.

If you do require a visa, you will need to complete your passport number on the forms as well as provide a certified copy thereof.  Make sure your name is displayed everywhere exactly as it appears on your passport!

What if I’m booking a flight for someone else?

To book a flight for someone else is really easy as all the same information will be required.  As soon as the booking is made, you can send them all the information so that they have this for reference.

Payment

There are many ways with which you can pay for your online flights:

  • EFT
  • SID Instant EFT
  • Online credit/debit card payment
  • Cheque
  • Bank money deposit

When paying by credit card, you will need the name on the card, your account number as well as the 3 digit security code on the back.

Do I need to print my ticket?

Luckily you don’t need a print out of this ticket.  Upon check-in you will only need an ID book or driver’s licence and a booking reference number.  For international flights, you will need your passport and any visas required. .

Some international airlines will advise to take along a print out of your ticket to avoid long queues.  This is up to you.

You can also make use of the self service kiosks at the airport to print out your boarding passes.  You simply enter your flight booking reference nr or scan your passport.  These days your boarding pass can also be downloaded onto your phone or emailed to you.

Where do I get my ticket?

There are many options of ways to get your tickets once you’ve bought them.  Nowadays, it’s really popular to have your ticket emailed to you so you can print it at home.  You can also collect your tickets from the check-in counter upon checking in your luggage.

Visa-free countries (less paperwork)

The truth of the issue is the fact that visas are usually fairly pricey, and the additional paperwork when planning a trip and booking flights could be a nightmare. Particularly so when all you need to do is actually pack your flipflops and swimsuit and board a plane!  Here is a link to a list of countries that is visa-free for South Africans.

Some of these countries include:

Botswana
Reunion Island
Tanzania
Indonesia
Hong Kong
Argentina
Colombia
Republic of Ireland
Peru
Brazil

Now you should be ready to book that flight!  Head over to our online booking engine, enter all your requirements and book that trip today!