How Can I Cancel My Flight Ticket?


The cancellation of the ticket depends on the airlines. If you have purchased the ticket from the airline, you can cancel your ticket with the airlines on the website, but if you have purchased from the travel agency, you need to cancel the ticket with the agency itself. 

How to cancel a flight without losing the value of the ticket?

Generally, fully refundable flights also have higher prices of the economy, and sometimes, refundable tickets also have a cancellation fee. It depends on the airlines cancellation policy. The cancellation also depends on the type of class you have booked and the time of departure. Before cancellation, you must go through with the airline's cancellation policy to save the value of the ticket.

How to cancel a flight ticket booked in the last 24 hours?

As oper the US transportation department, customers can hold the reservation for 24 hours without the payment, and customers can cancel the ticket with no penalty within 24 hours of the booking. This means that if you want to cancel the ticket and get a full refund, you cancel seven days from the departure and 24 hours from the booking. 

  • 24 hours rule is only applicable for booking directly through the airline and not with the only travel agency as many agencies have different policies. 
  • You can visit the airline's website or reach the airline customer service by call, chat, and email to cancel the flight.

How to cancel a fully refundable flight ticket?

There is no doubt that refundable flights are costlier than non-refundable flights, and this depends on the airline. You can visit the ‘manage booking’ section of the airline's website and enter your booking confirmation number to cancel the ticket. Proceed to the cancel button to cancel your ticket. 

You can also contact the airline customer representative to get help for cancellation.

How to cancel a fully non-refundable flight ticket?

If you have purchased the non-refundable ticket, then you are not eligible for a refund. Airlines offer you some credit vouchers that can be used for a future booking. When you cancel the non-refundable ticket, some cancellation fees will be deducted from the original cost, and the rest will provide you as credit vouchers to be used for a future booking. You can contact the customer agents of the airlines to get the perfect cancellation and get maximum credit.

How to cancel a flight after check-in?

In some cases, the cancellation can only be done on few weeks before the scheduled departure as it depends on the airlines. In some cases, you can change your flight and cancel a flight ticket purchased at the last minute but are subject to some charges even if you have made the check-in. To cancel the flight after check-in, you can contact the customer service of airlines to get the full details of cancellation and refund. 

What happens if my flight is canceled due to bad weather?

If you cancel the flight, you may charge some fee except in case of the 24 hours rule, but if airlines cancel the flight due to bad weather, you are entitled to a full refund. You can avail of your refund by contacting the customer care of the airlines.

How to cancel a flight due to a family emergency?

If a tragedy has let you miss your flight, then you can get a full voucher covering the cost of the flight. All you need to do is contact the customer care agents and explain the reasons for the cancellation of the flight due to an emergency and proof of emergency. They will review your problem and either provide you with a refund or a flight voucher to be used for the next booking.