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Q: How to Cancel an Airline Ticket ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: How to Cancel an Airline Ticket
Category: Relationships and Society > Relationships
Asked by: steph53-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 29 Aug 2003 22:48 PDT
Expires: 28 Sep 2003 22:48 PDT
Question ID: 250404
I know of a recent question with same title....
However, my problem is that I booked a ticket and now I no longer want
to go...
Do airline companies ever take into consideration that someone's life
may have changed since the time of booking?
This question may be very subjective but I need to know if there is any way
out!!!!!!!!!!!! And get my money back :(

Request for Question Clarification by serenata-ga on 29 Aug 2003 23:00 PDT
Hi Steph53 ~

As a rule, obtaining a refund on an airline ticket depends on a number
of factors, including:

1. The Airline
2. The 'type' of ticket (ie., a sale price, a non-refundable sales
price, a paper ticket, etc.)
3. From whom or how you purchased the ticket (ie., a travel agent,
online, through Expedia or Travelocity, etc.)

The best place to start if you wish to obtain a refund is with the
airline's website to check it's refund policies and go from there.

If you wish an answer about your specific ticket, it would be of help
to supply additional information so a Google Answers Researcher can
assist you.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: How to Cancel an Airline Ticket
From: ilovewalking-ga on 31 Aug 2003 11:13 PDT
Unless you purchased a refundable ticket (full price), most likely you
can not cancel the ticket.  There are certain exceptions like a real
medical emergency and the hospital bills to prove it, a death
certificate of your immediate family, or something similar.  Even
then, the airline may only allow you an allowance towards a future
ticket.  That is the risk you take every time you purchase a discount
Subject: Re: How to Cancel an Airline Ticket
From: hans51-ga on 03 Apr 2004 00:52 PST
on a worldwide level most tickets are refundable within validity period.

depending on whether the ticket is cheap ( discount ) special offer or full price,
a refund may be 100% or minus a deductable - usually in the range of
25% or 50-100 US $.

One point is in common with most tickets, they usually are refundable only at the 
ISSUING ticketing-/travel-agent - independent of carrier / air line.

that means where ever you purchased your ticket - to that office you
go within validity
period of your ticket - best BEFORE flight date as some tickets EXPIRE
and lose their
value if flight arrangements have NOT been cancelled prior to the actual flight.

the sooner you cancel the greater your refund may be.

tickets for charter flight usually are NON-refundable but sometimes
transferable to another person
( name needs to be changed on ticket ) and YOU - the canceling person
- are the one to provide the
new other person replacing you.

remember: the OFFICE you purchased the ticket is your partner to call
asap as soon as you are sure
to cancel your flight.

IF refund is impossible and validity period of ticket is longer - the
last chance that may remain is to
CANCEL the flight, keeping the ticket and use the ticket at a later
date. you still may have to cancel the flight already
booked BEFORE flight date to free your seat for another passenger in
time - else you may either have to pay a fee for no-show
or lose your ticket-refund option.

policies may vary form carrier to carrier, international copetition
forces all airlines to be cooperative and

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