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Find flights from over 700 airlines and buy refundable tickets, unrestricted fares, flexible airline tickets and full fares with Alternative Airlines. Use our Refundable Flights Filter and get the flexibility you need with just a push of a button...

What are refundable airline tickets?

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Refundable airline tickets are flight tickets that can be returned for a refund to your credit or debit card. 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. If you buy Alternative Airline's Premium Service Package, you can make cancellations and amendments to refundable plane tickets on all domestic and international flights without any charges by Alternative Airlines. 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.

 

What are non-refundable airline tickets?

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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.

 

How to Buy Refundable Flights with Alternative Airlines

 

STEP 1

Search for the flights you want in using the search bar above. Once all your options are shown, you can narrow your search using our "Fare Filters". You can choose how many stops you want, what currency you wish to pay in, your preferred airline or use our Best Fare Finder to find the cheapest dates to fly to your destination. Now, you can choose from refundable flights, non-refundable or both with our handy new "Fare Types" filter, as shown below:

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STEP 2

Once you have selected the flight filters you want, you can be confident that you are buying either refundable or non-refundable flights for your needs. All that's left to do is buy your flights quickly, securely and directly with Alternative Airlines

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Alternative Airlines'
Premium Service Package

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Alternative Airlines' Premium Service Package allows you to make cancellations and amendments to refundable tickets without any charges by us. If you're not sure about your flight, for just $26 we will waive the Alternative Airlines standard $95 administration fee and liaise with the airline you have purchased your ticket from to resolve the problem. However, the airline you have bought your ticket from may have their own fees in place in order for you to cancel or amend your refundable ticket. You will still have to pay this fee if necessary, as it is not included in the Premium Service Package. Airline charges will apply depending on the fare rules of your chosen ticket. Alternative Airlines has no control over this. 

 

To purchase our Premium Service Package, it's a simple click. Once you have chosen your refundable flight, you will be taken to a page to fill in your flight details. Before you choose your prefered method of payment, you can select between our Premium Service Package for $26 and our Standard Service Package, which is completely free, however a US$ 95 fee will be charged per person by Alternative Airlines for any cancellations, amendments or name changes to this booking, as well as any additional airline charges. 

Flexible flights

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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.

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'.

 

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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 the book with or Alternative Airlines.

 

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

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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. 

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:

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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.

 

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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.

At Alternative Airlines, we are always trying to make flight bookings easier for our customers. Adding a convenient search filter for refundable flights was a natural fit.

Sam Argyle, Managing Director

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Purchasing refundable flights with Alternative Airlines just became easier. You can now filter your flight searches so you can see what options you have to buy refundable tickets to your chosen destination. Alternative Airlines is an online flight search complete with customer service specialising in booking flights on lesser known airlines and to remote destinations. We offer you a wider choice of airlines supported by a team of customer service and travel specialists for help and advice on your travel plans. We specialise in finding the best available fares on the widest range of airlines and making them available to you online, with prices in the currency of your choice.

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