To satisfy onward ticket requirements every once in a while I need to buy refundable tickets and then cancel them.

Date, price and destination don't matter.

What is the best generic way to find such tickets out of any country?

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    Go to the website of a major airline operating in that country and search for a ticket to anywhere?
    – Urbana
    Dec 6 '15 at 11:41
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    Some airlines don't show refundable fares online if there's a cheaper non-refundable fare available. I had this problem before with Transaero in Russia. The only solution I could find was to call the airline, talk to some very surprised agents, and spend about 45 minutes on hold - but I did get my refundable ticket at the end!
    – Eugene O
    Dec 7 '15 at 1:26
  • Generally speaking, the higher price of the flight ticket (in same level of seat), the less cost to refund it is
    – Him
    Dec 7 '15 at 9:41
  • Call the airline and solicitation a refundable toll. It is normally higher than a non-refundable admission. Make certain to inquire as to whether there are any charges on the off chance that you choose to cross out the ticket. Dec 14 '15 at 15:20
  • If price doesn't matter, don't get refundable tickets. You can get a refund on almost any ticket, and refundable tickets will overall be a waste of your money.
    – Elliot A.
    Dec 29 '15 at 22:23

As discussed in a recent question, there are now two companies dedicated to that exact need:

  1. OnwardFlights.com
  2. FlyOnward.com
  3. BestOnwardTicket.com

According to a review:

I used both. Onwardflights.com photoshops tickets, Flyonward.com books real tickets. Onwardflights is cheaper for a reason.


Buy it with expedia.com and you gonna have 24 hours to get a full refund with no hassle via the website.

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    Are you sure about that, are absolutely all flights bought there refundable ? Could you expand your answer with some info from their policy perhaps ?
    – blackbird
    Jan 27 '16 at 20:28
  • Yes, I'm sure. I've already done it several times. Any purchase at Expedia.com gives you the right of getting a full refund within 24 hours. Just go there, simulate any trip and you'll see next to the confirmation button a reminder saying it's free. but remember to do it with expedia.com. I've already checked the policies of expedia.de in example and it's different. Jan 28 '16 at 19:37
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    It's the law that tickets to or from the US booked at least a week ahead are refundable within 24 hours.
    – Evgeny
    Feb 7 '16 at 1:58

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