Technology is here to stay. As I said before, the traditional method of doing things like booking flights and all that is currently on life support. Gone were the days when travellers have to drive miles to the airport just to make a booking then return back home. Today, right there where you are now, you can make bookings with ease without stress and experience.
What You Need
You will not read all the things you need to make this booking anywhere online except here on Sagetravels. If you want to book, you need a computer or a smartphone with an internet connection. You need to know your name or someone’s name if you’re making the booking for another person, a mobile phone number and email address. Simple right, let’s get down to business.
How to Book
Now, head to the Arik air official website here. Beware of scammer’s website. You will see some things that look unfamiliar, don’t be scared. On the homepage, you will see flights, manage booking, online check-in and affinity wing buttons. Click on the flight if it did not open automatically.
- First, select the type of trip – Round Trip or One Way.Round trip or return trip means you will go with Arik and return back with Arik Air while one way means you are not returning back with Arik Air for reasons best known to you.
- On the flying from, Select from the list of airports where you are. If you are in Lagos, select Murtala Muhammed International Airport. If you are in Yola, select Yola Airport and so on.
- Now, select the airport you are flying to (destination). If it is Enugu you are going to, select Akanu Ibiam International Airport and so on.
- Select the date you would like to travel and if you are returning, select your return date.
- Select the number of travellers. If you are alone select one adult. If you have a child (age from 2 to 12) or an infant (age from), select how many they are.
- Hit the Search Button
When you hit the search button, you will be taken to the selection page. This is where you will select the flight time you want for state that have more than one flight daily. Some states have more than one flight a day. State like Lagos and Port Harcourt while others are just one per day.
On this same page, you will see the fare for the time you are selecting. Let me tell you one funny thing about Arik Air. The will display let’s take for instance 25,000 but when you click on it, you will see 27,000.
I am telling you this now as a newbie so that you don’t get confused when the price changes. The only added the service charge. Other airlines will add service charge when you want to make payment.
After selecting, click the continue button and enter the personal and contact information page.
Personal and Contact Information
Here all you need is to enter your personal information (Your name, title and gender). Enter your contact information in the contact box. Make sure you cross check your contact details and make a correction if there is a mistake. The airline will contact you via the information you provide in the contact box if there is a change like time change or cancellation.
You can skip the date of birth section. It is not compulsory.
If your name has a special character like (–) it will not work. So, remove all the signs.
There are different methods of payment available on Arik Air website. You can book and pay immediately or book on hold and reserve and pay later. I will talk about How reservations last my next article.
Method of Payment Explanation.
Card payment: Card payment is usually the first option. It is for those that want to pay immediately. If you want to pay immediately, scroll down and select the term and condition box and complete payment.
Book on Hold: This option is for those that want to Book, hold booking and pay later. All you need is to select the method of payment then accept the method of payment and click continue.
Reservation: If you want to reserve and pay later, click the reserve button, accept the terms and conditions and click continue.
Office Payment: This is for those that wants to pay at the Airline’s office. I added this myself. This is how it works. Make a reservation, copy the PNR, take the PNR to Arik office and make cash or card payment there.
for those that want to pay immediately, select the method of payment, accept terms and conditions and click continue. You will see a page that will request for your card details. Enter your card details and the OTP (one time payment) that will be sent to you. If the details supplied are correct, you will automatically be redirected to a confirmation page where you will print your ticket.
You can also check your email for a copy of your ticket.
Congratulations, you have successful booked/reserve a flight on Arik air.
Booking with mobile phone
If you are using a mobile phone, the process is still the same. To have a better experience, use Google Chrome or Uc Web Browser. Don’t use Opera Mini.