How to search for refundable flights

To find refundable flights, you must select the 'refundable' filter on the next page, after you've completed the flight search.

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How to buy refundable flights with Alternative Airlines

  1. Step 1

    Using the search bar at the top of the page, fill out the relevant areas and complete a flight.
  2. Step 2

    Once all your options are shown, you can narrow your search using our filters. Scroll down until you have found the refundable/non-refundable filter. If you've completed your search from the refundable flights page, you'll see a message at the top reminding you to select the 'refundable' filter. If you've completed your search from any other page, the message will not display. But you can still use the refundable flights filter.
  3. Step 3

    Once you've scrolled down to the refundable/non-refundable filter, click on the arrow of the section highlighted to display the refundable/non-refundable filters.

Search and buy refundable flights

Find flights from over 650 airlines and buy refundable tickets, free cancellations flights, unrestricted fares and full fares with Alternative Airlines. Use our refundable flights filter on and get the flexibility you need with just the push of a button...

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 your 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?

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.

Alternative Airlines Premium Service Package

Want to make changes or cancellations to your flight reservation without charges from Alternative Airlines?

Purchase the Alternative Airlines Premium Service Package and we'll waive the fee that we ordinarily charge for cancellations and changes.

Please note: even with the Premium Service Package, you might still be subject to any charges from the airline you're flying on.

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Free cancellation flights

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What is a free cancellation flight?

A free cancellation flight is a flight that can b cancalled for free, up until the time of departure, without and 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 with no charge. 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.

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Difference between a free cancellation flight & difference between a refundable flight

A 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.

A 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.

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 resutls are shown, click the 'Details' icon on the flight you're interested in buying. Then, click 'Fare rules'. If your flight is a free cancellation flight, it will be stated here, as below:

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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!

Read more on our flexible flights page

Refundable Airline Ticket FAQ's

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