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Guide to booking flights online

Your guide to booking cheap flights online

How to book flights online

If you have never booked a flight online you might find the whole idea rather intimidating. You need not worry! On this page we explain how easy it is to book flights online.

At the top of almost every page on this website you will see a flight booking tool. This is where you can search for and book your flights. The flight booking tool looks like this:

Flight booking tool flightscanner.com.ng

If you are visiting our site on a mobile device it probably looks more like this:

Mobile flight booking blank flightscanner.com.ng

In both cases you need to select if you want to book ‘one way’ or ‘return’ flights. See the ‘Frequently asked Questions‘ at the bottom of this page for more information about the diference between ‘one way’ and ‘return’ flights

Now you need to type in your departure city and your arrival city. Lets assume you want to book a one way flight from Lagos to Abuja. Now select your departure date and the number of travellers. You can ignore the “More option” tab unless you want more advances search features.

Your booking tool should look like this:

How to book a one way flight from Lagos to Abuja with flightscanner.com.ng

Now click “Search flights now”. Our flight booking tool then gets to work and checks flight ticket prices with the leading Nigerian and International airlines. We compare flights with hundreds of airlines. After a couple of moments you will be presented with several flight options organised by price. It will look something like this:

Dana air and Arik Air flights from Lagos to Abuja online booking flightscanner.com.ng

In the example above, you can see our flight search has found flights from Lagos to Abuja with more than one airline. You can resort the results using various filters if you want. Basically you just need to look at the list of flights and decide which one is best for you. Most people focus on 2 things. What time does the flight depart and how much does the flight cost.

To view more details about a flight, simply click on “View”. It should look like this:

Cheapest Dana Air flight from Lagos to Abuja on FlightScanner.com.ng

You can clearly see the total price for this flight. This is the price you will pay if you book the flight now. Prices can increase at any moment. Do not expect to find the same flight for the same price even a few minutes later.

If you would like to book the flight click on the “Book this flight” button.

You will then be directed to a form where you need to enter the details of the person who will by flying.

You then just need to follow the instructions on how to continue with the booking. It is very straightforward.

Frequently asked questions

FlightScanner.com.ng is a flight comparison and flight booking website. We enable our visitors to compare and book flights with hundreds of airlines, from local Nigerian airlines to leading International airlines. One of the reasons why we are so popular is you can check flight ticket prices with hundreds of airlines with only one search. You no longer have to check ticket prices with each and every airline.

There are several advantages of booking flights with FlightScanner.com.ng.

  1. With one search you can compare flight ticket prices with hundreds of airlines. From local Nigerian airlines with well-known International Airlines.
  2. Our flight comparison and booking tool helps you find the cheapest flights available.
  3. Our prices are transparent. The price you see is the price you pay.
  4. Our flight booking engine is powered by a leading and award winning IATA registered online travel agency.
  5. Our site uses HTTPS data encryption technology to ensure your date is as safe as possible.
  6. You can mix and match airlines in one booking. For example you can book a return flight with two different airlines. For example you could book an outbound Air Peace flight from Lagos to Abuja and an Arik Air flight from Abuja back to Lagos. Previously you would have had to make separate bookings with each airline. However, with FlightScanner.com.ng you can include multiple airlines in one booking
  7. You can purchase (completely optional) additional services with your flight booking such as travel insurance.
  8. We offer multiple methods of payment. Although we always recommend paying for your flights with a debit or credit card.

Here is an example of a “one way” booking: Lagos to London. This is just one booking taking you one way, from point A to point B.

Here is an example of a “Return Booking”. Lagos to London and then London back to Lagos. This booking includes two journeys. Taking you from point A to point B and then back to point A. A return booking includes your outbound journey and your journey back to your starting point.

A “multi-city” booking is a booking for flights that are not necessarily connected or they may be connected but the booking will include more than 2 journeys. Here are a couple of examples of multi-city bookings. Lagos to London then Paris to Lagos. Your booking does not include your journey between London and Paris. Maybe you plan to travel from London to Paris by train. Another example could be, Lagos to London, then London to Johannesburg, then Johannesburg to Lagos.

No! We believe in clear and transparent pricing. Airport departure taxes are included in the prices you see on our website. The price you see, is the price you pay.

Your ticket will be emailed to you after you have made a successful payment. Please note that in some cases this may take up to 24 hours.

If you have made a booking and you need assistance you can contact info@travelstart.com.ng or call +234 (0) 1 280 0661

Opening hours:

Mon: Fri: 08h30 – 17h00
Sat: 10h00 – 14h00

You will receive a booking confirmation after you have successfully made a booking.

Once your payment has been successfully completed you will receive an E-ticket by email.

Your E-ticket is the final confirmation of your booking.

For assistance with this kindly email urgent@travelstart.com

Please include as much information as you can about the booking you made to enable the booking team to locate your booking.

Still have questions? Please comment below…

15 replies
    • FlightScanner.com.ng
      FlightScanner.com.ng says:

      Hi Victoria,

      We take online security very seriously. Some might argue that booking online is safer than booking via a travel agency as you are not involving additional people. All data submitted on FLightScanner.com.ng is done under the protection of HTTPS encryption. We do not store any payment information. We process thousands of trouble-free bookings. The most important thing is to make sure you book on a reputable website. Hopefully this has answered your question.

      Best regards,

      FlightScanner.com.ng

      Reply
    • FlightScanner.com.ng
      FlightScanner.com.ng says:

      Hi Victoria,

      We take online security very seriously. Some might argue that booking online is safer than booking via a travel agency as you are not involving additional people. All data submitted on FLightScanner.com.ng is done under the protection of HTTPS encryption. We do not store any payment information. We process thousands of trouble-free bookings. The most important thing is to make sure you book on a reputable website. Hopefully, this has answered your question.

      Best regards,

      FlightScanner.com.ng

      Reply
  1. Eyitayo
    Eyitayo says:

    kindly advise on the cost of flight from port harcourt to lagos,

    1 Adult, 1 child and 1 infant,
    please advise on cost of advance booking.

    thanks
    Eyitayo

    Reply
    • FlightScanner.com.ng
      FlightScanner.com.ng says:

      Hi there,

      Please use the flight booking tool to check the current prices. Prices change constantly, so if you see a flight that works for you, you should book without delay.

      All the best,

      FlightScanner Nigeria

      Reply
    • FlightScanner.com.ng
      FlightScanner.com.ng says:

      Hi there,

      Please use the flight booking tool to check the current prices. Prices change constantly, so if you see a flight that works for you, you should book without delay.

      All the best,

      FlightScanner Nigeria

      Reply
    • FlightScanner.com.ng
      FlightScanner.com.ng says:

      Hi there,

      Please use the flight booking tool to check the current prices. Prices change constantly, so if you see a flight that works for you, you should book without delay.

      All the best,

      FlightScanner Nigeria

      Reply
    • FlightScanner.com.ng
      FlightScanner.com.ng says:

      Hi there,

      Please use the flight booking tool to check the current prices. Prices change constantly, so if you see a flight that works for you, you should book without delay.

      At the top of the homepage, you should see a link to a page that explains how to book flights online.

      All the best,

      FlightScanner Nigeria

      Reply
    • FlightScanner.com.ng
      FlightScanner.com.ng says:

      Hi Abdul,

      Please use the flight search tool at the top of this page to search for flights from Maiduguri to Kano. It looks like you might have to fly via Abuja or Lagos.

      Best regards,

      FlightScanner.com.ng

      Reply
    • FlightScanner.com.ng
      FlightScanner.com.ng says:

      Dear Elizabeth,

      Thank you for contacting us. At this time we do not have any direct flights between Sokoto and Maiduguri. You may want to look at booking flights from Sokoto to Maiduguri via another airport such as Abuja or Lagos.

      Best regards,

      FlightScanner.com.ng

      Reply

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