Airlines With No Change Fees
Airlines with No Change Fees
There are several airlines that have removed their change and cancellation fees to give passengers more flexibility. Although many airlines won't charge you any fees for making adjustments to your booking, you'll still need to pay the difference in fare. We advise that you read the cancellation and change policies of each airline before making a booking as they vary.
Please note that most airlines will let you cancel your flight ticket within 24 hours of booking, without any changes fees. This allows you to rebook your flight if you made a mistake with your name, dates or destination airport. If you want to cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking for a full refund, you can do so.
Alaska Airlines is one of the many airlines that have removed their change and cancellation fees. There are currently no change fees for Alaska Airlines First Class fares as well as Economy ticket holders.
American Airlines have scrapped cancellation fees to give passengers more flexibility for flights within the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Although American-operated flights don't have a change fee, the difference in fare still applies.
Delta Airlines has eliminated change fees for, tickets departing from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean to anywhere in the world, except Basic Economy tickets.Same-day flight changes will result in a $75 fee. However, Delta Gold, Platinum and Diamond Medallion members are exempt from the same-day rules.
Although Frontier Airlines is a low-cost airline, it gives its passengers some flexibility in changing their flights. Frontier Airlines allows passengers to make changes to their booking without any fees, 60 or more days prior to the departure. However, 7 to 59 days prior to the departure date, Frontier Airlines charges $49 to make any changes. If you wish to make any changes 6 days or less before the departure, you'll be charged $79.
Please note that you'll also need to pay for any additional fare difference. If your new flight itinerary happens to be cheaper than your original flight, you'll not receive a refund for the price difference.
There are no change or cancellation fees on JetBlue flights, except Blue Basic fares. Blue Basic ticket holders are subject to a change fee of around $100 per person for travel within North America, Central America, or the Caribbean. For all other routes, Blue Basic fares are subject to a change fee of $200 per person. Please note that a fare difference on the date of change will also be applied.
United Airlines has removed all of its change and cancellation fees for Economy, Economy Plus, First, Business and Premium Plus tickets within the U.S. (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and flights from the U.S. to Mexico and the Caribbean. For basic economy ticket holders, flight changes are not permitted.
Spirit Airlines is a US low-cost carrier that allows some flexibility for its passengers. Spirit Airlines offers no change fees for passengers looking to make changes to their booking 60 days or more before the departure date. However, from 59 days prior to the flight departure, Spirit Airlines will charge passengers a cancellation fee which can range between $49 and $100.
Please note that change fees will vary depending on how far out you are from your departure date and the destination to which you're flying.
How to book a changeable flight ticket
Please note that although 'changes are permitted' you may still be subject to a fee.
Search for flights
Navigate to the search form at the top of the page and enter the departure and arrival destinations along with the dates you wish to travel, the number of passengers and the cabin class. Click 'Search Flights' to continue.
Filter your search
Once the page has loaded, you'll be shown all the available flights based on the information you entered in the search form. If you wish to fly a particular airline, use the Airlines' filter to narrow down your search. Once you've found the perfect flight for you 'Confirm Selection'.
Check fare rules
You'll then be taken onto the passenger details page where you'll be displayed with the fare rules for the ticket you have selected. If the ticket states 'Changes are Permitted', then you'll be able to make changes to your booking.
For an extra piece of protection and to get a full refund without having to pay additional fees, you can purchase our Cancellation Protection product at checkout when you make a booking through Alternative Airlines. With Cancellation Protection, you'll be able to cancel your flight ticket if you can't make your flight due to any unforeseen circumstance such as mechanical failure, injury, document theft, or bad weather. As you'll be entitled to a full refund, you'll be able to book a new flight with new dates without any change fees.
Cancellation Protection will be available to purchase at the time of booking for any flight we ticket on our site. We suggest that you add our Cancellation Protection product to your booking in order to protect your money, in case you are no longer able to make your flight due to any emergency circumstances.
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Airlines with no change fees FAQs
How do I make changes to my flight?
If you wish to make changes to your flight, head to the top of the page and click the 'Manage my Booking' button. Enter your booking reference and your email address to log in and view your flight itinerary. Once you've logged in, you'll be able to make changes to your booking. If you're having trouble making changes to your booking, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.
How much does it cost to change a flight?
The price of changing your flight itinerary will depend on the airline you booked with and the ticket fare you purchased at the time of booking. Many airlines have removed change fees however there are still many airlines that charge you to make any adjustments to your flight. This can range between $30 to $100+. In most cases, you'll also need to pay the fare difference between your original flight and your new flight.
Which US carriers offer no change fees?
There are a number of airlines that offer no change fees including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and many more. Please note that no change fees will vary depending on the cabin class you fly in.
Do all airlines allow free cancellation within 24 hours of booking?
Even though most airlines offer a 24-hour free cancellation period, not all airlines are not obligated to offer it. Many low-cost airlines will allow you to cancel your flight but you'll be subject to a fee and other airlines will let you cancel you're flight but will not offer a refund at all.