Refundable Airline Ticket
What is a refundable airline ticket?
A refundable airline ticket is a flight ticket that can be returned for a refund, with no questions asked. If a passenger — for whatever reason — can't or doesn't want to fly on a flight that they've already paid for, refundable airline tickets allow that passenger to get part or all of their money back from the airline.
How do refundable flights work?
Refundable flight tickets are flights that can be returned for a partial or full refund to your credit or debit card if you have to cancel your flight. If flights are refundable, we can process a refund to you after you pay the Alternative Airlines administration fee. If you purchase Alternative Airline's Premium Service Package, we can process a refund to you without you having to pay the Alternative Airlines administration fee. Please be aware that some refundable flights require an airline service fee that is independent of Alternative Airlines policy.
How to refund flights?
If you've purchased a refundable airline ticket, need to cancel your flight and you're entitled to a refund, please contact us at [email protected] or call our telephone number. We're open every day from 8:00am—8:00am. If you are enquiring for a refund due to a family emergency or in the event of a death of a close relative, you can find all information with funeral and grievance flight assistance.
How to find refundable flights?
You can find refundable flight tickets right here on Alternative Airlines. See our step-by-step guide on how to book refundable flights.
How to buy refundable flights?
You can search for refundable flights and buy a refundable plane ticket with Alternative Airlines. On the flight search results, Alternative Airlines has a 'Refundable' filter designed specifically help you find all refundable flights — whether they're partially refundable, fully refundable, full fares or completely unrestricted fares. Follow our step-by-step guide on how to book refundable flights.
How to buy a fully refundable airline ticket?
You can buy a fully refundable airline ticket with Alternative Airlines by using the 'refundable' filter in the search results. From there, click on the 'details' icon on the flight you wish to book and then click on 'Ticket Details' and read the relevant information. If your airline ticket is fully refundable, the following message will display and you'll be able to refund the total amount of your flight without any cancellation fees from the airline:
If it states that your flight does have cancellation fees from the airline, then you will have to pay the stated amount in order to get a full refund for your airline ticket. Please note that if you buy the Alternative Airlines Premium Service Package for $26, we will waive the $96 administration fee that we usually charge for flight cancellations or changes.
Are flight tickets refundable?
Yes. Flight tickets can be refundable. You can buy refundable flight tickets with Alternative Airlines by searching for your chosen route and selecting the 'refundable' filter in the search results. Some flights will be fully refundable, while others will require you to pay a cancellation fee in order to get your refund.
Are any airline tickets refundable?
No. Not every airline ticket is refundable. Most airline tickets are non-refundable. You can easily search for refundable flights with Alternative Airlines by using the search form at the top of the page and selecting the 'Refundable' filter on the left-hand side of the search results. This will make sure that all flights displayed are either fully or partially refundable.
What airlines offer refundable tickets?
Most airlines available through Alternative Airlines offer flights with free cancellation that can be returned for a refund. Use the 'Refundable' filter in the flight search results to see all partially refundable flights, fully refundable flights and unrestricted fares.
Are Southwest flights refundable?
Most Southwest Airlines plane tickets are non-refundable. However, with some fares, you're able to transfer the amount of your flight reservation as credit and put it towards a future booking with Southwest Airlines.
Can I buy free cancellation flights?
Yes. 'Free cancellation flights', or 'flights with free cancellations' are just other names for refundable flights and are available to book through Alternative Airlines. To buy free cancellation flights, follow our step-by-step guide on 'how to buy refundable flights with Alternative Airlines'. We offer free cancellation flights on hundreds of different airlines.
Which airlines offer free cancellation?
Most airlines allow free cancellation if you buy the right type of fare. You can easily see which airlines offer free cancellation by completing a search at the top of the page, making sure the 'refundable' filter is selected on the search results page and clicking the 'details' icon on the flight that you're interested in.
Click 'Ticket Details'. If it states that 'cancellation is free', then the airline ticket is free on this airline for this fare.
Are flights refundable within 24 hours?
If you've bought a non-refundable ticket, there are a small number of airlines that will give you a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours, these are usually low-cost US carriers. However, most non-refundable airline tickets are not refundable within 24 hours. If you want to cancel your flight on the same day that you bought it, we ask that you contact us before 8pm (BST) so that we can try our best to get you a refund from the airline.
Can I buy unrestricted fares?
Yes. You can buy unrestricted fares with Alternative Airlines. Unrestricted fares are the fare-type name for refundable flights. To purchase an unrestricted fare, simply follow our step-by-step guide on how to buy refundable flights.
Can you get a refund on plane tickets?
Yes. You can get a refund on plane tickets with Alternative Airlines. Use our 'Refundable' flight filter in the flight search results to see all refundable domestic flights and refundable international flights for your chosen route.
Are airline tickets refundable?
Yes, some airline tickets are refundable. However, it will depend on which airline you're flying with and the type of fare you buy. To buy fully refundable flight tickets, search for flights using the search form at the top of the page. Once the flight results have loaded, select the 'refundable' flight filter. This will display flights that are either fully refundable free of charge or require you to pay a small fee to the airline in order to get a refund on your flight reservation.
Please note that if you buy Alternative Airlines Premium Service Package for $26 USD we will waive the $96 USD administration fee usually charged by Alternative Airlines when passengers request a flight cancellation.
Which airline tickets are refundable?
All airline tickets that are displayed when the 'refundable' filter is selected in the Alternative Airlines flight search results are refundable. Some may be fully refundable with no charge from the airline, whereas others may require a small charge by the airline in order to process your refund. Alternative Airlines also charge $96 USD for any changes or cancellations, however, if you purchase the Premium Service Package on the passenger details page for $26 USD, we will waive the $96 USD fee.
How do I know if my flight is refundable?
As long as you make sure that the 'refundable' filter on the flight search results page is selected and the 'non-refundable- filter is deselected, you'll know that all flights displayed are refundable. Some flights may be fully refundable, while others may require a charge by the airline in order to give you a refund. Flights that are refundable are usually a bit more expensive than non-refundable flights.
Can I change my flight without paying a fee?
Yes. You can change your flight without paying a fee as long as you make sure that the ticket details on the flight state that changes to the ticket are free. You can do this easily by completing a flight search at the top of the page, clicking the 'Details' icon on the flight you are interested in and then clicking 'Ticket Details'. For full information on how to do this, see our section on flexible flights.