Finding cheap flights seems easy on the surface, but if you ever have to cancel your flight, then you will pay the big bucks. Fortunately, there are options when it comes to cheap flights these days. According to Andrew Lau, product manager and a deals expert at redflagdeals.com, if you are booking a basic economy fare, then the airlines usually give you a few options. However, it is important to decide what options are available and how much you are willing to pay for access to those options.
One option many airlines have adopted is the ability for passengers to cancel their flight within 24 hours at no extra cost to them. Once inside the 24 hours, the travel insurance policy is the next best bet, particularly for families, which provides travel health insurance and cancelation insurance up to a certain value. However, these are not useful when you have simply changed your mind. For that, many airlines now charge a cancelation fee or include a cancelation option for an extra fee when purchasing your ticket.
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