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If I book a flight selecting the Expedia Bargain Fare, what are the cancellation conditions? In particular, can I cancel within 24 hours?

  • "cancel within 24 hours" : do you mean 24 hours after the booking, or 24 hours before your flight/hotel starts? – Vince May 15 '15 at 18:08
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    This will differ for each ticket/deal. – Matthew Herbst May 15 '15 at 19:00
  • Its a federal rule!! Sources: dot.gov/airconsumer/notice-24hour-reservation and huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/05/… – Millemila May 15 '15 at 22:07
  • Still I wanna make sure I can do it. – Millemila May 15 '15 at 22:08
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    The federal law applies to airlines, Expedia is a travel agency, hence they can impose "service" charges of their own. You have to read the rules for the booking you made. – user13044 May 16 '15 at 2:02
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I have traveled on an Expedia bargain fare. I booked it on the UK site, and my experience relates only to the UK site. This was 3 years ago, and I can't find the e ticket, so some of this is from memory.

I booked a bargain fare from LON (London - all airports) to BOS (Boston Logan airport) return, with a potential of 1 stopover. The deal was approx £200 discount of the cheapest flight I could find, which was with Iceland air.

The fare rules were none transferable, and a cancellation fee of 100% of the fare.

The website stated that the flight(s) would depart between 6am and 6pm.

I expected to end up either with a regional flight to Europe then onwards to Boston, or possibly a flight to Newark with a connection onwards fron there.

I booked and was pleasantly surprised to get direct flights from Lhr (Heathrow) to Boston with American Airlines.

So the booking conditions that I was under meant that yes I could cancel, but I would lose all the money.

I tried pulling up terms and condition on Expedia both US and UK, and failed, however did find a very dated (2001!) link to a different forum site with Expedia bargain fares info.

http://www.disboards.com/threads/a-tutorial-on-expedia-bargain-fares.43772/

Below is a screen grab of part of that, I suspect it relates to Expedia US

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I hope this answers your query

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