As everyone knows, the biggest (and necessary!) expenses of travelling are the flight tickets, unless of course, you have your own private jet. Whether you are an expat who travels regularly or has only flown a couple of times, if you could delegate the task of searching for cheap flight tickets every time, you would. Instead, you’re stuck subscribing to alerts for every air carrier and attending travel fairs in an effort to acquire the cheapest rates for your next solo trip or family vacation because why pay more when you can get away with less?
Enter Flight Centre, a travel agent in Singapore dedicated to offering cheap flights, holiday packages, cruises, ski holidays, last minute hotel deals, travel insurance and much more. Their wide range of services, exclusive deals and travel products available means that it’s a one-stop travel centre, so you don’t have to open 100+ tabs every time you make bookings for your next vacation!
Got your attention now? It definitely got ours! Team Expat decides to try out some of Flight Centre’s services out for ourselves, so you can get an idea of what’s it like:
Unlike travel search engines like Skyscanner, Flight Centre offers you the option of booking online or through one of their retail stores in over 10 different countries. Flight Centre Singapore stores have also picked up a few individual awards, winning the title of Singapore’s Leading Travel Agency 2015 in the prestigious World Travel Awards, as well as being named in the Best Travel Provider or Booking Website category in the Expat Living Reader Awards 2016! Since Team Expat are busy bees, we decided to do our bookings online.
The travel agent prides itself on giving customers the lowest airfare and they will beat any comparable quote or you get to fly for free. We put this to the test by comparing prices by booking a flight to London via an air carrier’s official website and Flight Centre, and found the latter to cost slightly more because checked bags and an additional one-off booking fee are included. Depending on how you look at it, you may be getting a better deal – personally, we feel that if you’ve found a cheaper quote and you still want to book through Flight Centre, you could talk to their Airfare Expert.
Speaking of their Airfare Experts, all of Flight Centre’s consultants are well travelled and therefore, experienced in travel-related matters. The website has a travel blog that curates articles by experts, such as Asia’s Top 10 Things to do During a Cruise and The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Ports, which we found to be really helpful in planning our trip. So, it was hardly surprising to us when we found out that Flight Centre has garnered multiple awards and nominations at the World Travel Awards, the latest being Singapore’s Leading Travel Agency 2015.
Interestingly, Flight Centre also has its own café, named elements & co. Like the services they offer, there’s no shortage of variety to be found here, ranging from avocado and feta cheese on Turkish toast to an acai berry bowl to crab cakes with papaya-basil sauce. Flight Centre Singapore has also started using Virtual Reality headsets in-store to give customers an even MORE detailed travel experience – before and after your trip! It also lets you ‘try before you buy’, so if you are itching for a holiday but you are not sure where to go, head to your nearest Flight Centre to find out (you can also Google it).
Overall, Flight Centre’s prices can be subjective, but Team Expat definitely liked what we saw and will be using their services again in the future.
What are you waiting for? Head over to Flight Centre at www.flightcentre.com.sg and start planning your next vacation today!