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.
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.
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 for 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.
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 to 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.
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 9:00am - 8:00pm. 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 '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.
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.
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 8pm (BST) so that we can try our best to get you a refund from the airline.
If you purchase Refund Protect and you can no longer use your flight due to an emergency circumstance outside of your control, you'll be able to claim a refund on a non-refundable ticket after 24 hours or purchasing.
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.
If you add Cancellation Protection, any flight that you purchase will be protected if you can't use your flight due to an emergency circumstance. Find out more on what you're covered by on our Cancellation Protection page.
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 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.
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.
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.
If you're looking for refundable flights from a European carrier that is similar to easyJet, we suggest looking at flights on Norwegian or Iberia. Alternatively, you can use the search bar at the top of the page for a search for any European route and we'll display every carrier that flies that route. Then, use the 'refundable' filter to see any refundable flights on those airlines.
Can you refund flights with Ryanair?
All Ryanair flights are non-refundable. Therefore, you cannot refund flights with Ryanair, unless you purchase Refund Protect and can't use your flight due to an emergency circumstance outside of your control.
If you're looking for refundable flights from an airline that flies similar routes to Ryanair, we suggest looking at Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus have a number of refundable flights available, depending on the route and fare that you purchase.
Are international flights refundable?
Yes, international flights can be refundable. Most international flights and many domestic flights will have some kind of refundable fare, but it will depend on the fare rules set by the airline. You might find that there are more refundable airfare options for long-haul international flights, in comparison to short-haul and domestic flights. This is because many short-haul and domestic flights are operated by low-cost and hybrid carriers, which generally have more restricted fare rules.