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Find the most direct flight with our Fastest Flight Filter and get where you need to go as quickly as possible. We can help you search for the quickest flights from A to B with just a push of a button – here's how you do it...

What is a direct flight?

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The phrase 'direct flight' means something a bit different in the airline industry than it probably does to you and me. A direct flight is any flight between two points that doesn't change flight numbers. This means that even though we call it a direct flight, there may be one or stops at intermediate points.  Flights with no intermediate stops are normally called non-stop flights


Unfortunately, it's not always possible to get a non-stop flight to where you want to go. But, if time is of the essence, we can help you find the flight with the shortest journey time so you can get to your destination as quickly as possible. Simply select our 'Fastest Flight' filter to find the flight with the earliest arrival time. Here's how you do it: 

How to make a direct flight reservation with Alternative Airlines


Search for your chosen flight as normal with Alternative Airlines:

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On this page, you'll see all available flights for this route. By default, Alternative Airlines displays the lowest price flights first. Locate the 'Sort By' drop-down list found on the left of your screen.

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From the 'Sort By' drop-down list, select 'Fastest Journey Time'.

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There you have it! Now, you'll be able to search with the fastest journey flights displaying first.  

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What to do if you can't get a direct flight

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If you're not in a rush, why not use the fact that you can't get a direct flight to your advantage? With our 'multi-stop' option you can visit multiple destinations all in one trip. Whether you want to visit all the best cities in one country, or see a variety of countries in one continent, flying with multiple stops will allow you to see it all. For inspiration about how to plan the perfect multi-city flight combination, click on the button below to read our blog post on how to visit more countries with stopover flights!



11th June 2018

American Airlines launches new non-stop flights to Philadelphia

American Airline will now fly non-stop from Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma, to Philadelphia International Airport. From this week, the two new flights have been put on sale, in a bid to increase connectivity between the Northeast and trans-Atlantic. The move is integral for Oklahoma business travellers, who will see this new non-stop Eats Coast service as a massive corporate opportunity, as they will save over two hours in journey times.  The first flight departs at 5:45 a.m. to make northeast connections in the morning, and the second is at 10:52 a.m. to make transatlantic connections in the afternoon. Flights will depart from Philadelphia at 9:10 p.m. and 11:44 p.m. You will now be able to make this non-stop flight reservation through Alternative Airlines. 

At Alternative Airlines, we are always trying to make flight bookings easier for our customers. Adding a convenient search filter for the shortest flight durations was a natural fit.

Sam Argyle, Managing Director


Alternative Airlines is an online flight search complete with customer service specialising in booking flights on lesser known airlines and to remote destinations. We offer you a wider choice of airlines supported by a team of customer service and travel specialists for help and advice on your travel plans. We specialise in finding the best available fares on the widest range of airlines and making them available to you online, with prices in the currency of your choice.

Alternative Airlines handles all your travel arrangements and payments, complete with ticketed confirmation. We do not direct you to other websites or service providers. We help you through the process. This is what makes us Alternative Airlines. Check out our reviews on Feefo or our reviews page. If you want to know a little bit more about us, read our blog for our alternative travel secrets and stories. Browse for flights, find some amazing deals, make a reservation and pay in the currency of your choice today with Alternative Airlines. Let Alternative Airlines help find you the best prices and make international and domestic flight reservations with us today.

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