If you need to change your ticketed flights, such as the dates, destinations, or times, your ticket must be reissued. In most all cases, airlines will charge a fee for exchanging a ticket.
The typical reissue fee charged by the airline is $150 for a domestic ticket, $200 or more for an international ticket. Fees assessed by the airline vary greatly depending on the type of ticket (domestic or international), as well as vary depending on the airline and even the flights and fares available. Furthermore, if the difference in the fare at the time of reissue for your new itinerary is greater than the original airfare, you will be required to pay the difference in addition to the reissue fee.
Please note that CheapAir.com (along with all travel agencies and websites) do not control the fees set by the airline and have no authority to waive them.
Some tickets do not allow any changes, even with a fee. As well, there may be other restrictions that will apply to what may or may not be changed on a ticketed flight. Once again these are restrictions set forth by the airline and we have no authority to waive or modify any details provided by the airline.
Some general rules to keep in mind are:
• Tickets may not be exchanged from one airline to another.
• You cannot change the name on an airline ticket or give the ticket to someone else to use (non-transferrable).
• Tickets usually cannot be exchanged if you did not cancel your itinerary prior to the scheduled departure time of your original flight. This is called a “no show” and the airline considers your ticket to be null and void with no further value for an exchange. (Note: There are some airlines that require itineraries to be canceled 24 hours prior to originally scheduled flight to retain credit)
• If you have already taken a portion of your flight, additional restrictions up to and including no changes permitted may apply.
Changes to tickets cannot be made online. When you are considering a change or ready to make a change, contact our Travel Specialists at 1.800.CHEAPAIR (1.800.243.2724). A fee will be assessed per ticket for this service in addition to any fees assessed by the airline.
Until an exchange is confirmed and processed, all details regarding fees, restrictions, or quotes for differences in fare are not guaranteed and may change at any time without notice.
If you have received a paper ticket(s) and need to make a change, they must be sent to our office before we can confirm a change. We cannot process the exchange until we receive the original ticket.