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Refundable airfare?

I am planning a trip from the east cost of the US to Asia. There is a small likelihood that I will need to cancel around 2 weeks before departure. Is there anyway to purchase airline tickets which are refundable? Transferable ticket will not work since there is no way I will travel again for several years. I don't mind paying more but would not be willing to spend more than around 400-500 more than the ticket price.
posted by seesom on Jan 9, 2016 - 7 answers

Best time to buy my Italy airfare?

I'm hoping to purchase my tickets to Italy soon - should I wait or pounce now? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Mar 20, 2015 - 5 answers

What happens to business trip airline tickets after a layoff?

I'm getting laid off next month. What will happen, or should happen, to the nonrefundable airline tickets that have been booked in my name, on the company dime, for future business travel? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2015 - 18 answers

Best / Cheapest routes to New Zealand from the United States?

Traveling to New Zealand from the United States (Raleigh) in January, any travel pro routes to NZ that are non-obvious but might be cheaper? [more inside]
posted by jzb on Dec 9, 2014 - 10 answers

Looking for an easy way to split flight costs

I travel a lot with different organizations paying for different trips. Is there a mechanism or policy I could put in place to equitably split the costs of a single multi-city trip among the different orgs? Sample trip inside. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Nov 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Crowdfunding Deadline For Airfare I Might Not Use?

In November, other people will make a decision which will determine whether they want to appear at an event. Then, I need to use a crowdfunding site to raise the money from their fans. I'm looking at a site that shows cheap rates, which I know will rise. The crowdfunding deadline will be two months after I start the campaign. Assuming this all works out, when should the 2-month crowdfunding begin? [more inside]
posted by matt_arnold on Oct 22, 2014 - 3 answers

How do I find good airfare for a three-leg journey?

My wife and I will be flying with our daughter for the first time this fall, on a cross-country journey to see grandparents and relatives who haven't met her yet. We'll be traveling from Seattle to Pittsburgh to Minneapolis and back home to Seattle, staying a few days at each stop. The plan is set--now I just need to buy the plane tickets, and I don't know how to go about finding the best deal. [more inside]
posted by Inkslinger on Aug 24, 2014 - 12 answers

Mission to Molokai

Travel gurus: I need to get a family of five, without a lot of money, from Anchorage to Molokai for the middle two weeks of December. I am not a travel guru. What is the cheapest way to do this? I mean, flying, obviously. But where do I look? SO MANY TRAVEL SITES!
posted by Alaska Jack on Jul 25, 2014 - 8 answers

ITA Matrix, Orbitz, etc. price discrepancies

Why are there such large price discrepancies between the initial displayed prices, and the final displayed prices, with all of these airfare searches? [more inside]
posted by special agent conrad uno on Jun 11, 2014 - 6 answers

SFO - TXl via UA

Is there any way I can put 92,000 United Mileage Plus miles toward a trip from San Francisco to Germany (preferably Berlin but Frankfurt is okay)? The trip is this June. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Mar 6, 2014 - 8 answers

Can I expect the airfare of this ticket to go back down?

I am considering booking a roundtrip ticket from Chicago-Montreal for a certain weekend several months from now. I've been looking up prices for the last week or so, and most google/orbitz searches were consistently around the low $400 mark for a trip with one-stop each way. I checked today and notice that now the fare of the same flights are around $600. Is there any reasonable way of knowing if the price will decrease again in the foreseeable future? [more inside]
posted by andruwjones26 on Dec 20, 2013 - 9 answers

What's a reasonable price range for airfare from New York to Tokyo?

I'm traveling with a friend to Tokyo next year, May 24th to June 6th. I've had Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak and Skyscanner on heavy rotation for three weeks and the best price I can find for travel time shorter than 24 hours is about $1500 round-trip. I'd rather not get scolded by our friends for paying too much, and Googling "nyc to tokyo airfare price range" is giving me the equivalent of hearing "usual and customary" from my insurance company, so I am turning to MeFites for help. Possible pertinent details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Recliner of Rage on Nov 29, 2013 - 12 answers

I needs to travel home on the cheap! (From Tokyo to Ohio)

I am going to be moving back home from Japan (Narita or Haneda) to Ohio (Cleveland-Hopkins) in about 3 weeks to a month. I have not purchased a plane ticket yet, and have no clue where to start. I am considering doing a bit of traveling in between, but don't have too much money to spend so I would like to iron out the details of my return plans first. Help me, Metafilter! [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 18, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I find the cheapest flight destinations from Guangzhou China?

I want to travel with my SO to any foreign country that I haven't yet been to. Is there any website or way to search for any international destination originating from Guangzhou China and sort by price? I'd also be up for last minute deals, and a HUGE bonus would be if we could have a several day "stop over" in a transfer city. Any other tips or ideas for cheap international travel originating in China will be helpful. (We are already aware of the train to hanoi, and train to Lhasa Tibet)
posted by crawltopslow on Jul 12, 2013 - 4 answers

How can I be less totally screwed by USAirways?

We spent around $500 bucks for 3 tickets to fly USAirways, and due to events out of our control, we have to change the dates, and USAirways wants $600 to make the change. What?!!! [more inside]
posted by alball on Jul 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Can I show up to the airport and expect to find a cheap ticket?

I'm trying to avoid the insanely expensive "emergency" (bereavement) ticket prices for airfare. Is it feasible to just show up to a major airport like Chicago O'Hare without a ticket, and see what kind of cheap stand-by ticket I get? I'm assuming that airlines with an empty seat would want it filled at the last minute... I wouldn't mind waiting for hours at the airport for such a seat. Intended destination is Los Angeles or nearby.
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Jul 4, 2013 - 17 answers

Where in America or Canada should I travel on a US Airways hub?

I have a companion fare for US Airways. In order to use it, I have to buy a ticket by April 30 and travel by July 31. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Apr 12, 2013 - 9 answers

I guess I COULD walk 500 miles.

Interview in a city I don't live in-- what to do? (College graduate edition.) [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Feb 25, 2013 - 14 answers

What's a cheap price for airfare from WashingtnDC to London in May/June?

My wife and I are planning to travel from Washington, DC to London in late May / Early June, and I'm seeing round-trip ticket prices at around $1,050 per person ($1,250 for direct flights). That seems weirdly high to me, but we've never been there before and have no real basis for comparison. Am I booking too early in the year, such that waiting a month or two will probably net me better prices? Our plan is to fly out Friday night on a red-eye and return Sunday afternoon, so unfortunately we can't get midweek pricing. [more inside]
posted by Televangelist on Jan 29, 2013 - 11 answers

Website Similar to Priceline? Starts with "V"

Can't remember the name of an online airfare site someone recommended me... Similar to Priceline (only you can't make bids on all fares with this one). Starts with a "V" but it's not Vayama. Thanks!
posted by sunrise8 on Jan 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Does pain build or distort character?

Should I fly with Emirates or save money with China Southern/China Eastern/Aer Lingus Airlines? I will be flying Sydney to London, London to NYC, and NYC to Sydney. [more inside]
posted by quosimosaur on Oct 14, 2012 - 18 answers

Would it be a mistake to buy cheap American Airlines tickets right now?

Would it be a mistake to buy American Airlines tickets right now, for the upcoming December holidays? [more inside]
posted by summerteeth on Oct 10, 2012 - 13 answers


I need cheap tickets to Berlin from Durham, NC ASAP. [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Sep 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Now that my trip is over, what *would* it have cost to fly?

Retro-Travel Filter: How much did it cost to fly roundtrip between Detroit and Philadelphia this past May (2012; leaving on 5/24 and returning 5/29)? Or, how can I figure this out? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Jul 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Please help me get a flight quickly & cheaply!

Please help me get a flight quickly & cheaply! This may have been answered in a previous question - if so, please point me in the right direction, but I need input quickly. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Jun 28, 2012 - 17 answers

Long-Distance Hedging 101

How would you hedge against travel costs rising in the long term? [more inside]
posted by benbenson on Jun 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Last-minute vacation advice

Last-minute vacation advice [more inside]
posted by tippiedog on Apr 22, 2012 - 5 answers

When should I book my Hawaiian Christmas flights?

I'm looking for the best time to book a flight from NYC to Honolulu for Christmas -- I'm afraid I've already missed the best deals and wonder if I should snatch up the next decent fare or wait for something better. [Of course, special snowflake details inside.] [more inside]
posted by bah213 on Mar 14, 2012 - 5 answers


Why would a flight to the destination city be less expensive than the same flight to the connecting city? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Feb 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Flights to Reunion

Idle travel dreaming question: what is a good approach to booking a flight from the U.S. to Mauritius or Reunion? [more inside]
posted by gimonca on Dec 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Best time to buy IAD-VCE airfare?

Going to Venice next June. When is the best time to buy plane tickets? [more inside]
posted by brownpau on Sep 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Why are round the world tickets so complicated??

How do you plan a round the world ticket for one year of travel? And what the heck counts as a "segment"? [more inside]
posted by grak88 on Aug 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Mig langar að fljúga.

What are the odds that yesterday's volcano eruption in Reykyavik has nixed my Iceland Air flight 6 days from now? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 22, 2011 - 17 answers

kisumu blues.

Air fare is silly high right now. I'm planning to go abroad in August for about six months; help me strategize on ticket costs... [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on May 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Why does flying abroad cost so much?

Why are international flights so much more expensive than domestic flights? [more inside]
posted by monospace on Apr 12, 2011 - 34 answers

Where are all these flight deals?

People always tell me they found cheap flights by not buying direct from the airlines... however, when I search all the sites they recommend and the ones I find via google, they're always about the same price as buying direct from Air Canada. Sometimes AC is cheaper! The same thing happened last year. What am I not understanding here? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Feb 26, 2011 - 11 answers

Lose Your Shirt European Vacation

Going to Europe this summer. Do I really have to spend $1500 to get there?! [more inside]
posted by shew on Feb 23, 2011 - 18 answers

How should we split this travel bill?

How should two sisters split the benefit of gifted frequent flyer miles when they have different sized families? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Feb 17, 2011 - 19 answers

How to get the best price when dates of travel are unimportant?

I want the cheapest possible flight to London from California. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 1, 2010 - 8 answers

How do we get tickets for a year?

What is the best way to buy a ticket on a one year return? [more inside]
posted by vansly on Oct 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Great, cheap places to go this winter

TRAVEL: I am a student living in D.C. Where are the cheapest (warm) countries and cities I can go "backpacking" to this winter break? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Oct 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Why can't I win even if I win?

When you "win" an argument with your spouse, it's not really winning, or is it? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Sep 17, 2010 - 47 answers

Search for lowest airfare on specific dates?

I need a travel search tool that will alert me when fares between 2 locations on my select dates drop below X. Surely there must be such a thing? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Aug 30, 2010 - 9 answers

NYC - Seattle: how?

What's the best way to get from New York to Seattle without losing too much money (or my life) and possibly getting a great experience too? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Would a plane ticket from Toronto to Beijing cost more after today?

Would a plane ticket from Toronto to Beijing cost more after today? [more inside]
posted by tracert on May 31, 2010 - 7 answers

Best flyer mile program for frequent travel to Japan?

What is the best frequent-flyer mile program for someone who travels from the US to Japan at least once per year, and makes several trips within the US per year? [more inside]
posted by twblalock on Mar 28, 2010 - 12 answers

I'd prefer not to spend my entire vacation budget on the plane.

What can I do to get a lower fare from Detroit, MI to Nagoya, Japan? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for the cheapest possible airfare San Francisco to London in June

Looking for the cheapest possible airfare San Francisco to London in June [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jan 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Get me outta here!

Is there a website that will find me the cheapest way out of Alaska this April - to anywhere that is warmer than it is here? I want a website that will search fares leaving from a specific place at a specific time, and find me the best vacation bang for my buck. [more inside]
posted by keribear on Jan 3, 2010 - 10 answers

What is the cheapest way to get to Boston, MA from Cleveland, OH to see a concert?

What is the cheapest way to get to Boston, MA from Cleveland, OH to see a concert? [more inside]
posted by seanmhobson1988 on Dec 13, 2009 - 16 answers

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