How/where can I sell an airline/airplane/flight ticket?
June 14, 2008 11:58 PM   Subscribe

I bought a plane ticket, I subsequently had to cancel the flight, and now I'm stuck with a Delta voucher. I want to sell it and buy a ticket on another airline, which happens to have a much better flight to my destination. But where can I sell my ticket? I tried eBay and Points.com already.
posted by harwons to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total)
 
Craigslist. Srsly.
posted by disillusioned at 12:10 AM on June 15, 2008


I think I saw mentioned on flyertalk once that you don't actually have to accept vouchers but can ask for straight up cash. I'm not sure if you can still get cash back from them since you have now taken the voucher but do head over to flyertalk.com - there might be some folks interested in making a deal with you there.
posted by krautland at 2:43 AM on June 15, 2008


I think I saw mentioned on flyertalk once that you don't actually have to accept vouchers but can ask for straight up cash.

You can ask, but the answer will be no if you voluntarily canceled your reservation on a nonrefundable ticket.
posted by grouse at 2:48 AM on June 15, 2008


Good luck. I cancelled a flight and got a Delta voucher, and I couldn't even transfer it to my husband's name. So selling it to a stranger? I'm not sure Delta's going to go for that. Non-refundable usually is paired with non-transferable.
posted by orangemiles at 4:51 AM on June 15, 2008


on a nonrefundable ticket

OP didn't say the ticket was non-refundable but if that's the case then he's lucky he got anything at all.
posted by krautland at 10:56 AM on June 15, 2008


Today I tried to book a new itinerary through Expedia, but they couldn't use the Delta voucher to discount my trip (I called Expedia support).

So I called Delta and booked the flight to them. The customer representative lady told me the following about ticket/voucher refundability/transfer:
  1. travel voucher - transferable
  2. boarding voucher - transferable
  3. open ticket - not transferable. An open ticket is one that was booked, canceled and was not refundable. The customer can use the ticket as credit, but they can't transfer it to someone else
  4. residual voucher - transferable. A residual voucher is part of the refundable value of a ticket that remained after the customer canceled the flight and used part of the credit for another flight.

posted by harwons at 5:18 PM on June 15, 2008


OP didn't say the ticket was non-refundable but if that's the case then he's lucky he got anything at all.

Most tickets bought for personal use are nonrefundable, and the policy of the major U.S. airlines for most ticket types (not all) is that the passenger can voluntarily cancel a reservation and apply the value of the ticket minus a change fee to another nonrefundable ticket. "Luck" has nothing to do with it; the fare rules of the particular ticket you bought has everything to do with it.
posted by grouse at 12:28 AM on June 16, 2008


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