I need to buy a flight ticket for my Schengen Visa application. But for some reason I want to change my flight ticket without any additional fee. That said, I need a refundable flight ticket. My choice of airlines are Lufthansa or Turkish. I may consider other European airlines as well. Which airline would be the best for me? Also, is there anything that I need to pay extra attention to when I buy my ticket?
Airlines have unfortunately a lot of fare different classes which makes this complicated and confusing. You need to check prices and policies individually. Typically a refundable is about twice as much as a discounted ticket, and most airlines will let you change the cheap ticket for a fee of $100-$300. It also depends on what you change: a simple date change is easier to negotiate than a route change. A route change may also incur a fee on a refundable ticket as well.