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I would like to change the date of travel on my ticket. With EasyJet it costs much.

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In fact £45 is more than the price of the ticket itself so getting a new tickets is cheaper. However, when I booked the ticket I have purchases a Missed Flight Cover.

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Can I just go the airport and deliberately miss my flight and use that cover to get a ticket on the next flight? which is the flight I wanted to change my ticket to in the first place

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    Next available flight might not be the next flight if that is fully booked... – Martin Smith Jan 15 '16 at 20:58
  • @MartinSmith I am fine with that, even a refund is ok, anything but £45 per passenger! I am not travelling alone – Ulkoma Jan 15 '16 at 21:08
  • You can just get an other flight with the same payed fare – Patrizio La Rosa Jan 15 '16 at 22:37
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    It depends on the exact insurance terms and the reasons of missing the flight, which are applicable. – dunni Jan 15 '16 at 23:16
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    You're actually trying to change the date of travel? Note that the terms say you have to show up at the departure airport within 4 hours of the flight time, and will be put on the next flight, which in all probability would be the same day. So that scheme won't get you a flight on a different date. – Nate Eldredge Jan 17 '16 at 4:26
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The official Missed Flight Cover FAQ seems straightforward enough:

3) What does Missed Flight Cover actually insure me for?

In the event you miss your flight you will be offered either:

a) A seat ... on the next available easyJet flight to the same destination.

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4) Are there any exclusions to the policy?

There are no exclusions but there are 3 simple conditions should you wish to make a claim:

a) You must be at the airport within 4 hours after the scheduled departure time of your flight and the plane must depart.

b) You must be in a "fit state to fly";

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c) You must tell the easyJet Sales Desk at the airport that you wish to make a claim.

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5) Are there any circumstances that would prevent you from paying a claim under the policy? Yes, if you fail to follow one or more of three conditions stated in Question 4.

So the answer is yes, you can do that. However you'll have to arrive at the airport within 4 hours of the plane departure to arrange for a replacement ticket.

  • The problem with this answer is that the marketing blurb and the full FAQ both offer a second possibility - that you will be given a refund. And the terminology is such that thats the airlines choice, not the passengers. So there is no guarantee you will be booked on a flight at all, just given your money back. The answer should be changed to "possibly". – Moo Feb 11 '17 at 8:57

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