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How To Get A Refund for a Cancelled Flight Booking?

When you have booked your flight ticket but your travel plan gets cancelled due to any reason then the very first question that comes to your mind is ‘Can I cancel a flight and get a refund?’ Here you will get the answer of your question.

You can surely cancel your flight ticket and request for a refund but before that you need to check whether you are eligible for a cancellation and a refund or not.

Flight cancellation, refund or change can be a tricky task but can be done in a hassle free way by following some simple steps.If you are planning to cancel your ticket and claim a refund for that then you should go through the points given below for cancellation and refund.

Flight Cancellation

  • Cancellation is free if the ticket is cancelled within 24 hours of the purchase.
  • Some airlines allow free cancellation before 60 days of the actual departure.
  • After passing of the 24 hours window standard fare tickets cannot be cancelled.
  • Flexible fare tickets can be cancelled even after passing of the 24 hours window but cancellation fee will be charged.
  • Cancellation charges depend on time left for departure, journey, route and type of ticket.


Flight Refund

  • A passenger will get a full refund if he/she cancels a ticket within 24 hours of the purchase.
  • After 24 hours of the purchase standard fare ticket cannot be cancelled and are not eligible for a refund.
  • Passengers with a flexible ticket can get a refund but cancellation fee will be deducted from the ticket fare amount.
  • Some airlines allow a free cancellation and full refund to the passengers with a flexible ticket.


How To Cancel A Flight and Get A Refund?

You can follow the steps given below to cancel a flight and claim a refund:

Step 1: Go to the website of the airlines you have a booking with.

Step 2: Go to Manage Booking.

Step 3: Enter your ticket number and last name of the passenger and click on Search.

Step 4: Your booking will appear on the screen. Cancel it by following the instructions displaying on the screen.

Step 5: After cancellation got to the Request for a Refund option.

Step 6: Enter your cancelled ticket details like booking number and last name of the passenger.

Step 7: Search for your booking.

Step 8: Now follow the instructions given on the screen.

Your refund will be given within 5-7 business days either through the original payment mode or in the form of credits which will help you in future bookings.

For more details about Flight cancellation, refund and change you can contact the customer service of the airlines you have a booking with.

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