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Alternative to Skyscanner

Alternative Airlines
An Alternative to Skyscanner

Alternative Airlines is a flight booking website that allows you to purchase flights with a choice of more than 600 airlines worldwide and over 25 ways to pay. Our flight-booking platform is fast, convenient and easy to use. Plus, we have an amazing Customer Service team that's available to help with any questions regarding your flight. Find out why we're the best Skyscanner alternative, as well as all the ways that we're actually better.

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Why Alternative Airlines is the best Alternative to Skyscanner

Skyscanner is a middleman between you and the third-party website that you book your flight on. They don't take bookings and payments through their website. Once you've found the flight that you want to buy on Skyscanner's website, you're handed off to another website where you make the booking.

At Alternative Airlines, we don't hand you off to anyone. We're experts in all things flight and flight-related and we want to look after you every step of the way. We deal with everything, from the moment that you search for the flight to the moment that you pay. We issue our own e-ticket, have access to your booking and have a great Customer Service team that can help you with any questions that you might have.

Use our search form at the top of the page to search for flights right away.

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No 3rd parties

Skyscanner is only a search tool. Once you've found the flight that you want to purchase on their website, you're handed off to a third-party website where Skyscanner has little to no input for what happens next. In Skyscanner's own words, they don't take bookings and payments themselves and they have no access to your booking and itinerary. 

At Alternative Airlines, we understand that booking a flight can be a big purchase. So, we want to make sure you feel safe and at ease. That's why we handle everything ourselves and don't hand you off to third-party websites. You find the flights that you want, make the payment on our website and we send you the e-ticket ourselves.

Can I make changes to my booking? Yes!

Fantastic Customer Service

Our Customer Service team are friendly, helpful and attentive and have a real passion for travel and delivering customer service to the highest of standards. There are four ways that you can contact us — phone, email, live chat and WhatsApp messenger.

Because Skyscanner doesn't actually sell you the flight themselves, they don't have any real Customer Service. This means that you'll have to contact whatever third-party site they sent you to when you booked your flights, with no guarantee of reliability. 

Payment methods

Over 40 ways to pay

We have more than 40 payment options on our website, which is something that we're always adding to. This means that no matter where you are in the world, you'll be able to pay how you want and with your favourite payment method.

We accept all kinds of payment methods, from e-wallets like PayPal, to financing optionsonline bank transfers and even cryptocurrencies!

Here are all the different ways you can pay with Alternative Airlines.

Ancillary options

Book seats, bags & more

We understand that when it comes to buying flights, choosing the right seat and having the amount of the baggage that you need is as important as anything else.  That's why, at Alternative Airlines, we make it really easy to pre-book seats and baggage. Unlike most other travel agencies, for the majority of airline's that we offer, you can pre-book seats and baggage at the time of booking.

  Alternative Airlines Skyscanner
Third-party sites No Yes
Ways to pay ✔ 25+  8 (depending on 3rd party website)
No. of airlines 600+ 600+
Customer service Full customer support No Skyscanner customer service team
Ways to contact ✔ 4 1
Pre-book seats? ✔ Yes No
Pre-book baggage? Yes Depends on 3rd party site
Review rating
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4.1 star rating
Skyscanner star rating

What our customers have said

“Flexible payment options, outstanding service!

Alternative Airlines is the most exciting flight travel website since Skyscanner! Definitely using again to book my next flight!


More choices and better prices! I love it!

I like Alternative Airlines because it gives me different options to reach my destination and the best has multiple forms of payment!



Awesome and easy. The chat service is great too. Booked a first class ticket on American Airlines... got the confirmation number... got my seats.... super easy.

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