Travel plans sometimes change and you may want a refund for a purchased airline ticket or other related services such as baggage or seat fees. This page contains useful information to determine whether you are entitled to a refund for air fare or services related to a scheduled flight.
In the following situations, passengers are entitled to a refund of the ticket price and/or associated fees.
Cancelled Flight - A passenger is entitled to a refund if the airline cancelled a flight, regardless of the reason, and the passenger chooses not to travel.
Schedule Change/Significant Delay - A passenger is entitled to a refund if the airline made a significant schedule change and/or significantly delays a flight and the passenger chooses not to travel.
Roboair Inc. has not specifically defined what constitutes a “significant delay.” Whether you are entitled to a refund depends on many factors – including the length of the delay, the length of the flight, and your particular circumstances. Roboair Inc. determines whether you are entitled to a refund following a significant delay on a case-by-case basis.
Class of Service Change - A passenger is entitled to a refund if the passenger was involuntarily moved to a lower class of service. For example, if the passenger purchased a first-class ticket and was downgraded to economy class due to an aircraft swap, the passenger is owed the difference in fares.
Optional Service Fees - A passenger is entitled to a refund of fees paid for an optional service (for example, baggage fees, seat upgrades, or in-flight Wi-Fi) if the passenger was unable to use the optional service due to a flight cancellation, delay, schedule change, or a situation where the passenger was involuntarily denied boarding.
Note: In situations where you have purchased an optional service and that amenity either does not work or is not available on the flight, you may need to notify the airline of the problem to receive a refund.
Baggage Fees - A passenger is entitled to a refund if the passenger paid a baggage fee and his or her baggage has been declared lost by the airline.
Airlines may have different policies to determine when a bag is officially lost. Most airlines will declare a bag lost between five and fourteen days after the flight, but this can vary from one airline to another.
Fully refundable ticket - Passengers who purchase fully refundable tickets are entitled to a refund when they do not use the purchased ticket to complete their travel
In the following situations, passengers are not entitled to refunds except under very limited circumstances:
Non-refundable tickets - Passengers who purchase non-refundable tickets are not entitled to a refund unless the airline makes a promise to provide a refund or the airline cancels a flight or makes a significant schedule change.
Personal Issue - Passengers who purchase nonrefundable tickets, but are unable to travel for a personal reason, such as being sick or late to the airport, are not entitled to a refund.
Unsatisfactory Service - A passenger who willingly takes a flight but has a bad experience with the airline or the flight is not entitled to a refund.
Incidental Expenses - A passenger who incurs incidental expenses such as a rental car, hotel room, or meal due to a significantly delayed or cancelled flight is not entitled to a refund of the incidental expenses.
Note: While airlines are not required to issue a refund for non-refundable tickets, they are free to do so or they may issue a credit or travel voucher for future use on the airline. Airlines must also comply with the promises they make, and in some instances, they may be willing to offer passengers accommodations or other benefits that they are not required to provide. Contact the airline directly to inquire about additional accommodations or benefits.
Cancelling a Ticket Reservation or Purchase within 24 hours of Booking
For airline tickets that are purchased at least seven days before a flight’s scheduled departure date and time, airlines are required to either:
- allow passengers to cancel their reservation and receive a full refund without a penalty for 24 hours, or
- allow passengers to reserve a ticket (place it on hold) at the quoted price without paying for the ticket for 24 hours
Airlines are not required to offer both a hold and a refund option. Check your airline’s policy before purchasing a ticket. However, if an airline accepts a reservation without payment, it must allow the consumer to cancel the reservation within 24 hours without penalty. If an airline requires payment with a reservation, it must allow the consumer to cancel the payment and reservation within 24 hours and receive a full refund.
Although airlines must hold a reservation for 24 hours or provide a refund to passengers at their request within 24 hours of making a reservation, airlines are not required to make changes to a ticket free of charge (for example - change your ticket to a different date or correct a misspelled name on the reservation).
In some cases, instead of paying for a change fee and a potential difference between the original ticket price and the current ticket price, it may be cheaper to request a refund for the ticket and rebook. However, please keep in mind that ticket prices can change quickly.
Refunds and returns are issued at the discretion of the airline.
Refunds and returns are issued based on the specific rules set by your hotel for your stay.
Refunds and returns are issued at the discretion of the supplier of your car rental.