16 airlines and sites where you can book flexible flight tickets on new bookings
Not sure if you can travel right now, but see a great deal? Here's where to book flexible tickets where you can swap your flight for a future travel voucher.
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As the potential opening up of international borders draws nearer, lots of airlines are starting to add more flights and discount tickets to draw in more travellers. But if you're stuck between the decision of getting a bargain on a flight or holding off until there's a green light on overseas travel, consider booking a flight with these airlines.
Each of these offer flexible booking options that can let you reschedule or cancel your newly booked flight.
For information on waived change-of-date fees, check out our full guide here.
- New and future bookings: For flights taking place before or on 31 October 2020, customers can request a credit voucher or rebook for travel before 31 December 2022.
- For flights booked after 31 October 2020, customers can receive a credit note to be used within 12 months from your original booking date.
- The change fee is waived for bookings and travel made between now and 31 January 2021.
- New and future bookings: Customers get unlimited free date changes for travel up until 31 January 2020.
- Virgin Australia offers flexi fares which have no fee for cancellations prior to scheduled departures.
- If you have plans to fly with Virgin Australia this year, these airfares are the best option in case of last-minute changes.
- New and future bookings: AirAsia is currently offering unlimited free date changes for bookings made up until 31 October 2020.
Air New Zealand
- New and future bookings: Air New Zealand has the option of purchasing a Flexidate ticket. If you intend to travel with the airline at any point then these fares ensure you can be fully refunded up until the day of departure.
- Flexidate fares are one-way and can be combined with other selected flights.
- New and future bookings: Emirates does not currently offer flexibility for new bookings, but change fees are waived if customers rebook within 24-months.
Summary of which airlines offer new bookings:
|Airline or agency||Does it offer new booking flexibility?|
|Air New Zealand||Yes|
|Royal Dutch Airlines||Yes|
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