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Find flights from over 600 airlines and buy refundable tickets, free cancellations flights, unrestricted fares and full fares with Alternative Airlines. Use our refundable flights filter in the search results, add Cancellation Protection or Cancel For Any Reason to your booking, and get the flexibility you need with just a push of a button.

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What are Refundable Airline Tickets?

Refundable airline tickets are flight tickets that can be returned for a refund to your credit or debit card, or whichever payment method you choose to pay for your flights with. Some tickets are fully refundable and will only cost an Alternative Airlines administration fee. Other tickets require an airline service fee in order to process a refund.

Please note that not all flights available on Alternative Airlines are refundable.

Please check our terms and conditions if you are unsure whether the flight you want to purchase is refundable. For added protection and to receive a full refund with a guarantee of no cancellation fee, we offer Cancellation Protection on any flight available through Alternative Airlines. By adding Cancellation Protection, you'll be eligible for a refund if you can't use your flight due to any of the emergency circumstances below, subject to these terms and conditions.

You can also add Cancel For Any Reason during the booking process. With Cancel For Any Reason, you get a 70% refund, no questions asked, should you wish to cancel your flights. Terms and conditions apply.

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What are Non-Refundable Airline Tickets?

Non-refundable flight tickets cannot be returned for a refund. However, if you cannot use your ticket, you may be able to apply its value toward a future flight. The airline may charge additional fees for changes made to a non-refundable plane ticket.

If you purchase Refund Protect (Cancellation Protection), you'll be able to make a claim for a refund on a non-refundable ticket if you can't use the flight due to an emergency circumstance outside of your control, under Refund Protect's terms and conditions. We advise that you buy our Cancellation Protection product to your booking in order to ensure you're entitled to a fully refundable flight ticket.

If you wish to cancel a flight for a reason not covered by Cancellation Protection, you can use our Cancel For Any Reason service instead. To be eligible to use this service, you need to add Cancel For Any Reason during the booking process for a small fee and activate it in Manage My Booking. Once activated, you'll get a refund of 70% of the total cost of your booking, processed in 30 days.

How to Buy Refundable Flights with Alternative Airlines

There are a handful of ways to buy refundable flights on our platform. First, fill out our search form at the top of the page and hit the 'Search Flights' button. Pick the flights that are ideal for you and confirm your selection to proceed.


Method 1- Refundable ticket:

The next page will show you your flight details. To see if your flight is fully refundable, check the fare rules just above the contact details form.


Method 2 - Cancellation Protection:

Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund if you need to cancel your flight due to unexpected circumstances such as illness, death, mechanical breakdown, home emergencies and more.


Method 3 - Cancel For Any Reason:

If you think your plans will change and you might need to cancel your flight after booking, you can add our Cancel For Any Reason cover that lets you cancel for any reason and get a 70% refund in 30 days, no questions asked.

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Free Cancellation Flights

What is a Free Cancellation Flights?

A free cancellation flight is a flight that can be cancelled for free, up until the time of departure, without any charges from the airline. Usually, an airline will charge you a fee if you want to cancel your flight. However, if you've purchased a free cancellation flight, you will face no charges from the airline.

Some airlines allow you to cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking and get a refund at no charge. If you wish to cancel your flight for a fee cancellation it must be within the 24 hours of purchasing your flight. But in most cases, if you want to cancel your flight with no charges from the airline, you have to purchase a free cancellation flight. Read more about cancelling flights on our how to cancel a flight page.

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Difference Between a Free Cancellation Flight & a Refundable Flight

free cancellation flight allows you to cancel your flight for free, with no charges from the airline, but it doesn't necessarily entitle you to a refund. Although you're able to cancel your flight for free, you may not be given your money back.

refundable flight entitles you to a refund on what you paid for your airline ticket, but you might be subject to a charge from the airline in order to process that refund.

If you purchase a refundable flight with free cancellation, you can cancel your flight for free up until the time of departure, with no charges from the airline and you'll receive a full refund.

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How to tell if a flight is a Free Cancellation flight?

To find a free cancellation flight, use the search bar at the top of the page to search for flights. On the next page, where the flight results are shown, click on the 'Details' icon on the flight you're interested in buying. Then, click 'Fare rules' to find out if the flight you have selected is entitled to free cancellation.

Flexible Flights

Want to secure your airline ticket now, but not sure exactly what dates you'll be able to fly on? Flexible flights are flights that allow you to change the date of your flights, without any charges by the airline! Flexible flights make it super easy for you to book flights today but also give you the chance to rearrange travel dates if you cannot make your flight.

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Refundable Airline Ticket FAQs

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.

If you have any doubt that you won't be able to travel on the dates you plan to fly, we recommend that you purchase a refundable airline ticket to avoid any disappointment.

Are plane tickets refundable?

Yes, some plane tickets are refundable. Depending on the type of plane ticket you buy, the airline can refund you part or all of the money paid. You can easily search for refundable plane tickets with Alternative Airlines by using our flight search form at the top of the page and selecting the 'Refundable' filter or simply follow the handy guide we have together on how to buy fully refundable airline tickets.

Can I get a refund on my plane ticket?

Yes, if you've purchased a refundable flight, you can get a refund on your plane ticket. Depending on the rules of the plane ticket you've given by the airline, you'll be able to get a full or partial refund. Some airlines might offer a refund on non-refundable tickets, in case of a family emergency if your visa is rejected after you've bought your plane ticket or if you cancel within 24 hours of booking. So, if you think your circumstances might make you eligible for refundable airfare, please check with us.

If you purchase Refund Protect, you'll be entitled to a refund if you can't use your flight due to an emergency circumstance outside of your control, even if your flight is non-refundable. On the other hand, if you're anxious that your plans might change and decide to purchase Cancel For Any Reason, you'll be able to cancel your flight for any reason and get a 70% refund, no questions asked!

How much of a refund can I get on flight ticket cancellation?

The amount of refund you can get on your flight ticket cancellation will depend on the airline you're flying on and the type of ticket you have bought. If you've used the refundable flight filter and selected a refundable flight, then you'll be entitled to a full refund on your flight ticket, as long as it states that cancellations on the ticket are free. If it states that cancellations on the ticket are not free, then you'll have to pay the specified amount in order to process the refund.

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 for you after you 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.

If you add Cancellation Protection to your booking, you'll be eligible for a refund if you can't use your flight due to the following emergency circumstances: illness, flight cancellation (dependent on the reason for cancellation), weather, redundancy and other emergencies. You can find out exactly what you're covered for on our Cancellation Protection page.

You can also get a refund if you want to cancel your flight for any reason that might not be covered by Cancellation Protection, only when you add our Cancel For Any Reason service to your booking. This entitles you to a 70% refund processed in 30 days if you no longer want to fly.

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 atcustomerservice@alternativeairlines.comor call our telephone number. We're open every day from 9:00am - 8:00pm. Don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team - they are always willing to help and answer any questions you may have. 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 or begin your search for refundable flights by using the search form at the top of the page. Once you have selected the flight you wish to take, you'll be shown if your flight is entitled to a full refund or free cancellation.

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 to 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 'Fare rules' 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.

However, if you purchase cancellation protection, you'll be eligible for a full refund without any cancellation fees, as long you can't use your flight due to one of the 'emergency circumstances set out in the terms and conditions.

Are flight tickets refundable?

Yes, flight tickets can be refundable. You can buy refundable airfare 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.

Even if a flight is non-refundable, at Alternative Airlines, you can purchase Refund Protect. Refund Protect will cover you if you can longer use your flight due to an emergency circumstance outside of your control. With our Cancellation Protection product, you will be entitled to a full refund at no added costs.

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.

Please note that most airlines offer a free cancellation period if you wish to cancel your flight 24 hours of booking.

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.

How to book free cancellation flights?

To book free cancellation flights, follow our step-by-step guide on how to buy refundable flights. When you reach Step 4, make sure to click on the small blue 'Details' icon located on the right-hand side of the fare. When the pop-up opens, click 'fare rules'. If the flight is a free-cancellation flight then it will state that 'cancellation before departure is free'.

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 'Fare rules'. 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 8 pm (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.

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.

Add Cancellation Protection to your booking and get a full refund if you can't use your flight due to an emergency circumstance. Find out what qualifies as an 'emergency circumstance' on our Cancellation Protection page.

Alternatively, our Cancel For Any Reason cover entitles you to a refund of 70% of your booking cost should you wish to cancel your flights for any reason. This can be activated in Manage My Booking if you added it during the booking process.

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.

In addition, you can always add Refund Protect to make your flight refundable if you can't use it due to an unforeseen emergency circumstance outside of your control. Refund Protect is offered to every passenger that purchases a non-refundable, non-changeable flight at the time of booking.

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.

How long will it take to refund my flight?

It all depends on the payment method that you use to buy your refundable flight with and the airlines' terms. If you choose to book refundable flights with a credit or debit, you can usually expect the refund to be in your account within 14 working days. However, if you book refundable flights with PayPal, refunds can be processed much quicker and sometimes the money can be refunded back into your PayPal account in as little as one working day.

If we accept a refund request, we'll always tell you how long it will take for the money to reach your account. If you have any questions regarding your refund — just ask!

I paid with PayPal, how long will it take for me to receive my refund?

PayPal is a great payment method to buy refundable airline tickets with because PayPal transactions are instantaneous, in some cases, we can refund the money back into your account within the same working day. However, it will depend on which airline you've booked with and how quickly they get the money back to us. We'll always let you know how long the refund will take to get back into your account once we've accepted the refund.

Can I reschedule a non-refundable flight?

Yes, you can reschedule a non-refundable flight. But you need to make sure that you purchase a flexible flight and that changes to the airline ticket are permitted. Some airlines may charge a fee to reschedule the flight, but you can easily find airline tickets that allow changes for free.

Can you refund flight tickets in the UK?

Yes, you can refund flight tickets in the UK. In fact, you can refund flight tickets from anywhere in the world. It doesn't matter where you're buying your refundable flight from, as long as you've used the refundable filter and the airline ticket fare rules state that cancellations on the flights are permitted, then your flight ticket is refundable no matter where you purchase it from.

Can I refund my AirAsia flight ticket?

You can refund some AirAsia tickets, but as AirAsia is a low-cost carrier, most tickets are non-refundable and you will be charged for cancelling or changing your flight ticket.

Instead, why not add Cancellation Protection to your booking for an added layer of protection? With Cancellation Protection you're able to claim a full refund if you can't make your flight due to any unforeseen circumstances.

Are easyJet flights refundable?

No, all easyJet flights are non-refundable unless cancelled within 24 hours. This means that if you cancel your easyJet flight within 24-hours, you'll receive a refund, but if you cancel past 24 hours of booking, you won't receive a refund. In addition to this, easyJet charges a cancellation fee anytime you cancel a flight. This will be deducted from the total amount of your refund.