flight only search engine hints and tips - Dawson Travel

Flight Only Booking Engine
Hints and Tips


To conduct a flight only search, click on the flights tab. This will cause the search box to expand and make the search fields visible.

In the Departure airport field, type out the airport from which you would like to fly. At this point a dropdown box will appear with your choice of airport. Click on your desired airport. Then do the same with the destination airport box. Note: If you do not click on the selected airport you will receive an error message telling you to select an airport.

Now you can select your days of departure and return.  The number of dates between departure and return is 7 days by default. Also you cannot book a flight within 3 days of the current date. You can also select if you would like a one way flight or a direct flight.

Select the number of passengers that are going to be travelling. Where applicable you should enter their age in the drop down boxes that will appear.
when you are happy with your choices, click the "search" button and your search will be conducted.
when the search is concluded and if there are results to be displayed then they will show as such.


If the offers are not to your liking or you would prefer to fly on different days then you can either select the day on the date bar or simply edit your search with the edit search box. However if there are no results for your search then you will have to use the search box to check for other dates. Note: Not all destinations are reachable with direct flights. If you would like to book seats on the flight however, click the select button. This will then check to see if the seats are still available. If not then you will be returned to the previous screen. If the seats are available then you will be presented with the following page.


Here you will see a form for filling out the passenger details. Please enter your name or names as they appear on your passport. (if you proceed past this point the email address you supply will be used to create an account on the website for you ). Also at this point you need to tick the box that says that you have read and agree to the booking terms and conditions( We strongly recommend reading them also ).



Here you can add travel extras.

At the moment the options are not visible but when you click on your desired choice then a menu will expand to display your options.

For this example we will use baggage.


Here we can see the list of available luggage options. Each option will show a quantity, up to the maximum number of passengers.

Eg, If you have 2 adults, then you will be able to chose 2 check in bags.

NOTE: Not all airlines, or routes require you to add luggage as in some cases this is included in the price.


And at the bottom of the page you will see a breakdown and summary of the prices.

When all is in order then you can click continue to payment.


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