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flagamuffin  ·  436 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: #BoycottUnited

    Okay, I was under the impression that most regular airline tickets are still mostly refundable and / or easily canceled.

they are, just not same day. fucking up and missing your flight is different from deciding to change something around a couple days in advance. for the latter you won't get a full refund, but they'll work with you.

this is the major advantage of booking directly with airlines rather than using cheaper third party travel agencies

kleinbl00  ·  436 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have no idea what magical fantasy flights you're booking, but United charges $200/$400, Delta offers a $200/$450 rescheduling fee, Alaska's at $175 and Virgin is at $100 (which, since they don't do round trip, means it's actually $200).

I had a $159 ticket from Los Angeles to Seattle. I was going to help my uncle haul a trailer. Then the person who needed the trailer hauled backed out. So I called up Alaska to cancel my ticket.

They tried to charge me $16.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the above require you to book directly with them and don't entertain third party tickets.