United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Did you know that there is a 24 hour cancellation period even on non-refundable tickets?

Jump to last reply

I'm just curious if anyone else knows about this? A friend just told me his experience when he was able to cancel (at no penalty) some tickets he'd purchased the day before. He'd been watching fares and had seen just what he wanted. Unfortunately he didn't jump on it and it was gone by evening. Finally, after a week of continued watching, he decided to buy some tickets that were not as convenient and a little more expensive than he'd wanted to pay. Of course, the next day the ticket prices on the flights he's really wanted were back. So, he called United (or was it American) and said he remembered something about a 24 hour period in which you can cancel tickets with no penalty. Sure enough they let him do it, and he was able to buy the Northwest tickets he wanted. I thought once the purchase button was pushed, that was it on non-refundable non-changeable tickets. Did you know that airlines have this practice, and have you ever done it?

18 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Wedding in Hawaii
  2. 2 Houseboat on Lake Powell
  3. 3 rain in Kauai
  4. 4 Grand Staircase Esclante National Monument
  5. 5 Alaska cruise and land
  6. 6 Antelope Canyon. Tour form Page or just show up there and pick a guide ?
  7. 7 Alaska Itinerary/Suggestions
  8. 8 Hotel recommendation for San Francisco
  9. 9 NEW YORK CITY!!!
  10. 10 Camping Summer of 2015 Yellowstone? Yosemite? GT?
  11. 11 Where to go in Maine?
  12. 12 Jersey City Parking
  13. 13 Hotel in Santa Barbara
  14. 14 Autumn stay on Cape Cod
  15. 15 SF to DR? WTH!
  16. 16 Kennebunkport and....?
  17. 17 AirBnB is illegal in San Francisco,
  18. 18 NYC Itinerary Help
  19. 19 Christmas cruise in Hawaii
  20. 20 WISCONSIN
  21. 21 VRBO/Airbnb rental status in San Francisco
  22. 22 Washington DC Self Planned Walking Tour
  23. 23 Baggage on United and Delta Flights
  24. 24 Washington DC in May for 4 days
  25. 25 Trip Report Washington, D.C. trip report...
View next 25 » Back to the top