How do I get a refund for my airline ticket?

Refund is a concept that is directly based on the flight cancellation because when as a passenger you need to avoid your travel due to some uncertain conditions like bad weather, a medical issue like you falls ill before departure or you are facing a delay in flight which has been counted more than 4-5 hours. It seems like it will get canceled by the airline. Then in such particular scenarios, the best option is to cancel your flight and get a refund. Therefore, now you first go through the procedure of how do I get a refund for my airline ticket because there are certain ways through which you will be getting refunds from the airline on cancellation.

The process to get a refund from Airlines

Get refunds online: To get your refunds online, you will have to follow certain steps which are necessary for you, and they are well discussed in here for your help, and you will get refunds only after the flight cancellation. 

  • First, you must visit the airline's official website by using the chrome browser.
  • After that, tap on manage booking icon.
  • Next, on manage booking page, enter your ticket reference number and the traveler's last name. 
  • Now, select your ticket and click on the cancel option, and then you must provide an appropriate reason for cancellation.
    • Once your flight gets canceled, go to the manage booking page. 
    • Select your itinerary and tap on the refund request/check refund status option.
    • Now refund application will open on the page.
    • Fill the form with details like flight trip type, class, destination, and other necessary information.
    • Furthermore, you will have to select a reason list for a reason and choose one topic. 
    • Ahead to this description, the refund reason within 1000 characters, and then click on the submit button, and your request will be uploaded. 
    • You will receive a confirmation email from the airline for a refund summary on your registered id. 

Get a refund via customer services: Another way you can make the request on how do I get a refund for my airline ticket is by using the contact number of the airline to get in touch with a live person and have an appropriate discussion for refunds. 

  • To get a phone number visit the airline contact us page.
  • Afterward, you will get to the phone section with a helpline number. 
  • Dial the number from your registered phone number
  • Now, you have to went on through the IVR commands step by step;
    • Press 1 to select the appropriate language.
    • Press 2 to check flight status. 
    • Press 3 for cancellation and refund policy
    • Press 5 to request a refund. 
    • Press 7 to talk with a live customer service representative.
  • Choose the option as per your concern, and then you have to wait for a few minutes, as your call will transfer to the representative, and then you can share all refund-related details as they ask, and they will raise your refund request as soon as they fill your refund form.
  • Last, you will receive a confirmation mail with a complete refund summary on your registered id.

Information on Airline refund policy

Suppose you have to get a refund with the help of the above methods, then you choose anyway and get through it. But, note one thing: you will have to be aware of the refund policies of the airline so that you know where you have to pay charges, etc. 

  • If a passenger cancels booked flight ticket within 24 hours of buying, then you have access to get full refunds as per the refund policy.
  • On the other hand, if the cancellation of the ticket by the passenger is beyond 24 hours of purchase, you then pay a certain amount for the cancellation. 
  • Refundable and non-refundable tickets have different terms and conditions, which you can discuss with the customer service executive.
  • Refunds for the tickets purchased by online methods will get refunded within 7-10 days, and in addition, if the ticket was bought by cash or check, you will have to wait for 20 business days.

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