I have bought return tickets for myself and 3 other family members. I have only one reservation number for the 4 of us.

What happens if for instance one of us misses the outbound flight (no show)? The other 3 will fly normally.

Will they cancel the inbound flight for everyone or just the person that missed the flight?

  • 1
    Just the person who missed the flight. – phoog Nov 8 '16 at 17:44
  • Avianca, does it vary by airline? – fdr Nov 8 '16 at 17:49

There is a recent discussion about (roughly) this on FlyerTalk - happily also Avianca, from which I conclude your would-be fellow passengers need not fear your depriving them of their seats.

When you try to cancel tickets they are actually processed one at a time (you pay $50 per ticket) ... It should be absolutely not problem to cancel just one of the two tickets. Just call the Avianca call-center and say you wish to cancel a reservation, then explain you wish to cancel only one out of the two passengers.

(scibuff Feb 3, 16, 6:28 pm)

It may be worth contacting Avianca, with a good reason, to see if your return flight could be held for you regardless of a fairly standard sector convention that failing to show up for any one of a series of flights booked as a series will give rise to cancellation of all the remainder of the series.

That is, if you are considering flying out a little later than presently booked but would like to return according to your original schedule.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.