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Search and buy flexible airline tickets (flexi flights) and open-ended airline tickets with Alternative Airlines. Alternative Airlines offer flexi flights from over 600 different airlines!

Flexible flights


Flexible flights, 'flexi flights' or a 'flexible fare' is an airline ticket that allows you to make changes to the date and time of your flight before departure. Flexi flights are great if — for whatever reason — you need to bring forward or delay the date you fly on.

Want to protect your flight with cancellation protection?

If you add Cancellation Protection to your booking, you'll be eligible for a refund if you can't use your flight due to one of the emergency circumstances shown below. Cancellation Protection is available on all flights at Alternative Airlines. To see what you'll be covered by, visit our Cancellation Protection page.

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How To Buy Flexible Flights with Alternative Airlines?

You can search for a flexible airline ticket by using the 'refundable' filter in the Alternative Airline search results.

When searching for a flexi flight, click on the information icon for the flight of your choice. Next, click on 'Ticket Details'.

Free changes to flights pop-up

If it states that changes on the airline ticket are free of charge (as above), this means that your flexible air ticket is fully flexible and is available to change without any fee from the airline. Select this fare and continue with the booking to buy your flexible flight.

Please be aware that to make changes to the date of your ticket, you are subject to $96 administration fee charged by Alternative Airlines. However, if you buy the Alternative Airlines Premium Service Package for $26, we will waive the $96 administration fee, which will make your airline ticket fully flexible and available to change without any additional fees from the airline or with Alternative Airlines.

Always check our terms and conditions if you're unsure whether the flight you want to purchase is a flexible airline ticket.

Open Ended Airline Ticket

What is an Open Ended Airline Ticket?

An open-ended airline ticket is a flight ticket which has no set date for the return leg of the flight, giving you the flexibility to return whenever you'd like with no set date. With an open-ended flight, you're only required to choose a date on the outbound leg of the flight and are free to stay as long as the expiration date stated on the ticket.

At Alternative Airlines, we don't sell traditional open ended airline tickets. However, your flexible airline ticket can be used as an open ended airline ticket. Simply buy a flexible flight with a return date that is as far in the future as possible to buy and then contact Alternative Airlines when and if you want to bring forward the return date of that flight.

Take a look at how far in advance you can book flights on each airline with Alternative Airlines.

Flexible Flights

What are flexible flights?

A flexible flight, or a flexi flight, is a flight in which the return date of the flight can be changed with no fees from the airline.

What does flexible flight mean?

Flexible flight means that the date in which you choose to travel on is flexible and therefore can be delayed or moved forward free of charge.

Can you book flexible flights?

Yes, you can book flexible flights with Alternative Airlines. Alternative Airlines offer flexible flights from over 650 different airlines. Flight promo codes can also be used if you book a flexi-flight, when paying with PayPal.

How do flexible flights work?

Flexible flights allow you to make changes on the dates of your flight without any charges from the airline. If you've purchased a flexi flight and want to change the date of your outbound or return flight, please contact us and we'll have it arranged with the airline.

How to find flexible flights?

To find flexible flights with Alternative Airlines, simply use the search form at the top of the page to search for flights between your selected airports and chosen dates and — once the search results have loaded — select the 'refundable' filter to easily filter out all non-flexible airline tickets.

Next, click on the information icon to view the ticket details. If the ticket details state that changes can be made to the ticket with no charges from the airline, then the flight is a flexible flight.

Will I be charged for changing my flight?

If you've purchased a flexi flight and it is stated per the airline ticket details that changes can be made to the flight free of charge, you'll not be charged by the airline for changing the date of your flight. If you purchase the Alternative Airlines Premium Service Package, you'll not be subject to the Alternative Airlines administration fee either.

If you have done both of these things, the only time you'll have to pay money for changing your flight is if the price of the new flight you're flying on is higher than the price of the flight you originally booked. In this case, you will have to pay the difference in price between the two flights.

Flexible Return Flights

You can easily search for flexible return flights at Alternative Airlines. Just complete a search, making sure to select 'return' instead of 'one-way' or 'multi-city'.

When flights are displayed, make sure to check the fare rules for both the outbound and return legs of your journey. This can be done by clicking on the details icon that is highlighted in red below.

If the fare rules state that changes are free or that changes can are permitted for a certain cost*, you can be confident that the ticket you're buying is a flexible ticket.

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*Tickets that can be changed for a certain cost can still be changed, but you'll have to pay the stated amount in order for the airline to authorise the change.