If an unexpected change in circumstances means that you can’t make your flight, do not worry, not all is lost. Most airlines have some kind of exchange or refund policy that can help you in case that you want to give the ticket to somebody else or if you need to fly at a different date. So, if you have to change your ticketed flights – the destinations, dates or times, your ticket have to be reissued. Airlines will charge a fee for exchanging a ticket, in most all cases.
The regular reissue fee charged by the airline is one hundred and fifty dollars for a domestic ticket, and two hundred dollars or more for an international ticket. Depending on the type of ticket (international or domestic), fees assessed by the airline differ very much as well as differ depending on the airline and even the flights and fares available. Also, you will be required to pay the difference in addition to the reissue fee, if the difference in the fare at the time of reissue for your new itinerary is greater than the original airfare.
Please note that CheapAir.com (along with all travel websites and agencies) don’t manage the fees set by the airline and have no influence to waive them.
Some tickets don’t allow any changes, even with a fee. There can be some other restrictions that will apply to what can or can’t be changed on a ticketed flight, as well. These restrictions are set onward by the airline and we have no authority to modify or waive any details provided by the airline.
Some of the general rules you should keep in mind are:
- Tickets may not be exchanged from one airline to another.
- You can’t give the ticket to someone else to use or change the name on an airline ticket.
- Tickets can’t be exchanged if you didn’t call off your itinerary prior to the scheduled departure time of your original flight. The airline is considering that your ticket is unacceptable and invalid with no extra value for an exchange, and that is called a “no show”. (Keep in mind that there are a few airlines that require itineraries to be canceled twenty four hours before initially scheduled flight to maintain credit).
- If you have taken a portion of your flight, additional restrictions up to and including no changes permitted may apply.
Changes to tickets can’t be made online. When you are considering a change or ready to make a change, you should contact Travel Specialists. A fee will be charged per ticket for this service in addition to any fees charged by the airline.
Until an exchange is confirmed and processed, all details regarding restrictions, fees or quotes for differences in fare aren’t guaranteed and may change at any time without notice.
If you have received a paper ticket and you have to make a change, they must be sent to our office before we can confirm a change. They can’t process the exchange until we receive the original ticket.Read More