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Questions about obtaining Refunds for the various travel expenses.

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Getting a refund from TAP Air Portugal related to COVID-19

My international conference in Europe this May has been canceled due to the COVID-19. I have a ticket, purchased from TAP air Portugal, from Toronto, Canada to Lisbon. Because it is a non-refundable ...
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Are there any airlines which refund fare (including economy class) fully in case you don't get visa?

I'm an Indian. I'm planning to book a journey from Mumbai to Johannesburg, South Africa and back (conference visa). I looked at refundable tickets, while they are priced higher, they give you half ...
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Can I get a refund for COVID-19 related cancellations?

In the current situation, many people will have to cancel existing flight or hotel bookings, and would like to get a refund. In which cases can one get a refund?
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Is there a crowdfunding platform for trips?

I often organise trips with a large group of friends. It is always a pain to get everybody to commit and pay in time to cover the deposits and/or book the tickets. It would be so convenient if it ...
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WOW air has ceased operation, can I get my tickets refunded?

4 days ago, me and a couple of friends went and booked a flight to Iceland and back for in the summer holidays. The price of the tickets all together is almost €2500, I payed this for everyone using a ...
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Can I simply apply for a chargeback on my credit card if my flight was cancelled and I'm unable to reach the airline?

As explained in a relevant question, my flight with Condor [from Frankfurt to Prague] was recently cancelled. I've emailed them asking for a refund 5 days ago, but so far received no response. Today ...
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Flight ticket reimbursement after Travel Warning

I've got a round-trip flight with Royal Air Maroc from Strasbourg, France (SXB) to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) on Monday, Nov 10. Return is on Dec 1. The recent turmoils in Ouagadougou have led ...
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How can I ask for full refund to Ryanair if I don't want to change my flight for coronavirus?

I have read this question & answer, and it convinced me that the best I can do with respect to my May 22nd-26th travel from London to Napoli and back to London, that Ryanair "kindly" suggested ...
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TAP Airlines refusing refund of Top Executive tickets [duplicate]

We have fully refundable "Top Executive" tickets but they are refusing to give refunds. Only credit vouchers. Unacceptable. Has anyone been successful in getting refund rather than a voucher which has ...
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easyJet won't refund because it says 'no-show' but they denied boarding

I'm trying to help a friend of mine. He was supposed to travel from Berlin to Amsterdam with Easyjet along with 3 other people. At the time of boarding, my friend and one of his companions (along with ...
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What if my visa is refused after I already bought an air ticket?

I am applying for a complicated visa right now and I was told the chance of refusing visa application is high. What happens if my visa is refused and I already have my airplane ticket? My flight is ...
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Can I recover anything from a non-refundable ticket?

A few months ago I booked a flight with American Airlines. My flight departs in a few weeks from Amsterdam to Philadelphia. It's just a regular ticket I just bought from the AA website without any ...
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Airline fares - meaning of “plus fare difference” for refund

Lufthansa airline offers the "Economy Flex" fare. The listed advantages of this fare are: Rebooking possible plus fare difference Refundable except 70 EUR plus fare difference What does ...
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Flight cancelled but doesn't show up on status

I booked a SpiceJet flight from Dubai to Ahmedabad on Dec 16 (SG-16) scheduled to depart at 7:25 PM. At noon I received an SMS from SpiceJet to advise me that my flight has been delayed by 4h 50m. ...
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UK Visa Appointment Refund

I had UK Visa appointment today and I visited the office. But unfortunately I had some henna tattoo on my hand (was applied 2 weeks back), so the security lady didn't even let me submit my application ...
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Ryanair wants us to change our booking but we want a full refund. Should we wait until they cancel the flight? [closed]

In early February we booked flights from Frankfurt Intl to Porto with Ryanair (2 adults, 1 infant). The inbound flight is supposed to take place on April 13th and the outbound flight on May 1st. In ...
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Covid refund enquiry

I booked a flight from Newark to Lisbon with a connection to Manchester, which was a family trip... The airline had cancelled the flight, which I only found out when I went into the details of our ...
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Should I bother cancelling if the traveller is planning not to show up for a flight?

As part of my job, I helped my university to buy an airline ticket for a student from city A to city B. Due to the COVID-19 disease outbreak, the student decided that it was too risky to travel, and ...
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Do these airline companies offer any refund policies for when the ticket price decreases after I've made my reservation?

I spend about 500 euros a month on airline tickets from the following companies: Star Alliance: SAS/Estonian Air (the majority) Air Baltic Ryanair (rarely) I have an active account in TripIt and ...
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Compensation for Turkish Airlines' cancelling flight due to Corona?

Turkish Airlines just cancelled my flight (Isfahan-Vienna) one week before my travel date, due to health concerns about Corona. They actually cancelled all flights from Iran. They told me my flight ...
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Getting a refund From Cancelled TAP Air Portugal flight due to COVID-19 [duplicate]

Our TAP Air Portugal flight From San Francisco to Barcelona, scheduled for Apr 28, 2020, was canceled by the airline. We called TAP Air Portugal and asked for a full refund to our credit card, which ...
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What rights do we have after being 'abandoned' in Guatemala during a technical stop?

We flew Barcelona-Managua return with Iberia this July/August. At Barcelona we were given boarding passes for changes of plane in Madrid and San Salvador. When we arrived in Guatamala we were told ...
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Will I get a refund if I book a flight to China and it's cancelled because of the Coronavirus?

I'm supposed to be travelling to China in late April and I'm happy to do so but wonder if the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV continues it's path of destruction and further lock downs and cancellations occur, ...
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Refunding the ticket, not the value of the ticket

I have been looking around and I see many question related to flights being cancelled due to COVID-19. Some questions are about flights with TAP - Air Portugal, British Airways, AlItalia etc. other ...
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Oyster or travelcard for 5 days?

Me and my family (two adults, one 14year old) are going to visit London for 5 days (Saturday to Wednesday). Our hotel is near Crystal Palace in zone 3, but it has only Overground connections. On ...
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Is refund possible if I cannot take a (just rebooked) flight because of coronavirus bans? [duplicate]

My wife had a return flight ticket from Seoul to Barcelona via Istanbul at Turkish Airlines for March 6th. We received a mail today (March 2nd) saying please call our Call Center. We called and they ...
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When does a flight count as “cancelled” by the airline? (partial cancellation)

We had booked a Boston<->Mumbai itinerary with Expedia on Air France. Original flights were operated by Air France, KLM, Vistara & Delta. Obviously we can't go since the countries are in lock ...
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Ryanair offering voucher instead of refund I applied for

My flight with Ryanair was cancelled due to Covid-19. They sent an email about a month ago, offering me to change my booking for free or to apply for a refund. I applied for a refund. The form used ...
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Jet Airways has ceased operations. Can I get my ticket refunded?

A short while ago, a friend of mine booked an international itinerary on Jet Airways for the summer, flying out of India. This morning, it appears that Jet Airways has failed to find a buyer for a 75%...
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Getting refunded for a non-refundable booking due to the hotel closure because of the COVID-19 situation (Netherlands)

I made a non-refundable hotel room booking through the hotel website. The hotel is located in the Netherlands. Two days ago, a hotel manager informed me that they close the hotel for a certain period ...
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Can I have the final leg of a multi-city flight refunded?

I have a refundable ticket taking me from 'A' -> 'B' and then 'C' -> 'A'. However, I have now made further plans, so that I do not need the C -> A ticket anymore. So, given the limited travel budget ...
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Should I take any further action to get a refund or is Ryanair telling me I just have to wait?

Follow up on this question of mine. I have received an e-mail from Ryanair informing me of the cancellation of the flight. This e-mail, invites me to accept a 12-months valid voucher (which could be ...
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How to request a refund from Condor Airlines without calling them?

A friend of mine had a ticket with Condor airlines from Seattle to Prague, scheduled to depart on March 16th via Frankfurt. The Frankfurt-Prague flight (LH1400) was cancelled, so my friend would like ...
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How to talk to customer service TAP's to receive a refund [duplicate]

I booked a ticket in December (before the Coronavirus outbreak made it outside of China) to fly from Lisbon to Tel Aviv in May, on the 24th of March TAP cancelled the flight. From what I understand ...
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Reason for non-refundable ticket [closed]

What are the reasons airlines have for non-refundable tickets? A non-refundable ticket usually has a lower price, but what harm does it do if a customer asks for a refund? Not refunding a ticket 1 or ...
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Ryanair COVID-19 cancellation and following flight

Ryanair canceled due COVID-19 my flight Prague to Milan (Bergamo) which will be on 23 June 2020. But I had following flight from Milan Malpensa (T2) to Alghero (Sardinia) with Easyjet, which I'm not ...