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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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Have to fly in July, but we'll adapt to anything else!

How to find the best NYC --> Europe flight deals when both day of week and destination are flexible. Caveat: flying out July 2010. [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Oct 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Are there any affordable one-way tickets to Europe?

Are there inexpensive one-way tickets from the US to Europe? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Aug 7, 2009 - 6 answers

When buying a plane ticket, how do you decide whether to cash in your frequent flyer miles?

When you buy a plane ticket, how do you decide whether to cash in your frequent flyer miles, or pay cash and earn the miles? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Aug 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Whats the best way to buy a flight for a vacation without getting screwed?

Whats the best way to buy a flight for a vacation that you know you are going on (greater than 3 months in the future)? I am tired of getting screwed for being prepared. [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Jul 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Strategies for getting the cheapest possible airfares

Travelbugfilter: What are some of your tips, tricks, and strategies for getting the best airfares for both domestic and international travel? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jul 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Is there any reason not to replace a round trip ticket with two cheaper one-way tickets?

Is there any reason to buy round trip airfare when one-way is cheaper? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Jun 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Booking multi-stop international travel

What is the best way to book a multi-stop series of international flights, preferably with flexibility to modify the itinerary later? [more inside]
posted by aatreya on May 17, 2009 - 9 answers

Is there an airline that will take me to a less popular destination for less money

Are there domestic airlines that charge less to fly to you to and from smaller cities? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Apr 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Where to find airfare feeds

I'm working on a side project around air travel and I need a good source of airfares. Something like an affiliate feed would be great but it needs to have as many city pairs and prices as possible. The best solution would be an API through some of the major OTAs and aggregators. Any clues?
posted by cubedweller on Apr 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Travel Plan Assistance Please

Traveling from Texas to Canada, Bear Creek Provincial Park in Summerland BC. Is the Vancouver Airport the closest airport or should we fly in to Seattle and drive up? Not sure the best route. Help....airline tickets into Vancouver are like $600!
posted by madmamasmith on Mar 28, 2009 - 10 answers

I'm leaving on a Jetplane (or Two).

Can you help me figure out flights to Milan, Italy in two weeks? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Mar 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Can I travel extremely last minute for cheap?

What if I don't care where I want to go? [more inside]
posted by Scientifik on Dec 20, 2008 - 11 answers

Should I gamble on airfares staying put for a few days?

A dear friend just died back home; I want to fly there (Seattle-Minneapolis round-trip) for the funeral, which will be sometime next week. The exact date hasn't been decided yet, however, and could take a couple of days to get settled. Right now there are some very inexpensive Seattle-Minneapolis air fares, and I don't know how long they'll last. I could just go ahead and buy a ticket for some arbitrary departure/arrival dates, and then change it if needed for a $75 change fee, gambling that in the next few days fares will go up more than $75. For those of you with more experience than I in tracking air fares--would that be a good strategy? Or should I sit tight and hope the fares will hold for a few more days?
posted by Kat Allison on Jul 1, 2008 - 10 answers

Washington, Washing-ton. Six-foot-twenty...

Flying to D.C. from Minneapolis at the end of the month. Haven't booked flight. Don't fly often. Need advice. [more inside]
posted by kjackelen05 on Jun 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Cheapest Flight to Anywhere

Cheapest Flight to Anywhere: I have a large flight credit on Continental Airlines that I need to use with in the next few months. I'd like to find the cheapest ticket for a same day departure/return so that I can get the remaining balance refunded. Is there somewhere I can find all Continental flights originating from Newark, NJ (EWR) over the next few months? Kayak.com is great but I have to know the destination to get the prices.
posted by nivekraz on May 27, 2008 - 11 answers

How to get good flight deals?

Need guidance to make travel plans from DC area to Amsterdam in a low cost way. [more inside]
posted by maxg94 on Feb 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Can I plan an original bachelor party?

4 men. 3 days/2nights. 1 bachelor party. Fun and originality are the priorities. Money is tight. Help me, hive mind? [more inside]
posted by mrmcsurly on Jan 7, 2008 - 8 answers

I want to go somewhere and I don't care where.

Do any of the airfare search websites allow extremely broad searches? [more inside]
posted by J-Garr on Sep 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Cheap airfare from Boston or Montreal to London?

Please help me find super-cheap round trip airfare from Boston, US (or Montreal, Canada) to London, UK for a 2-week trip during the winter holiday season (Dec 15 - Jan 15, dates flexible). [more inside]
posted by turtlegirl on Aug 5, 2007 - 15 answers

Looking for the cheapest way to get to India

What's the least expensive way to get to India? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Jun 11, 2007 - 8 answers

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