how to deal w/ return portion of ticket- if postponing

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how to deal w/ return portion of ticket- if postponing

Post by BklynBoy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:55 am

Curious if anyone has had any experience with this

Anyone ever postpone a return flight back to their country? if so, was curious if anyone postponed over a year and the result?
1. a partial refund to use at a later date
2. applied the difference to another ticket
3. count as a loss

I have used Eva Air and Singapore Air in the past. Seems like will be using Eva air.. if anyone has specific experience w/ this regarding Eva, let me know
I read Eva's rules/regulations but wanted to hear personal experience if possible
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Re: how to deal w/ return portion of ticket- if postponing

Post by cptrelentless » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:45 am

Eva seats are quite hard. Food's mediocre. They weigh your hand luggage, which is annoying as it's max 6kg, which is quite small. They are neither terrible nor great
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Re: how to deal w/ return portion of ticket- if postponing

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:06 am

every airline has its own policy for refunds, change of dates, Chinese airlines seem to be the most lenient.
most refuse to do anything if over 1 year,,, ie U lose

decades ago u could change for free. those times are long gone
Air asia u need pay for change and alos pay if there is a price deference ONLY if u do in advance. if u miss the flight u can get ONLY a refund for the departure tax.

Used to fly eva but preferred korean/Asiana, Cathy .
Now i fly china eastern or southern china back to the states if i go
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Re: how to deal w/ return portion of ticket- if postponing

Post by BklynBoy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:46 am

thanks PR-- I thought the " 1 year " -- was a thing so was thinking i can ask for a refund of a partial refund... That way i have a refund .. or at least a portion of a refund.. especially if it goes over a year without using.

regarding the quality of airlines, i thought/assumed eva and singapore were the better ones.....I will look into Cathy/korean
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Re: how to deal w/ return portion of ticket- if postponing

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:17 am

Why not get a one way ticket?
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Re: how to deal w/ return portion of ticket- if postponing

Post by cptrelentless » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:58 pm

Cathy Pacific were pretty cool when I was late for my flight and put me on the next one. Usually economy tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. It's always been an upfront add-on
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Re: how to deal w/ return portion of ticket- if postponing

Post by BklynBoy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:06 pm

was thinking of getting a 1 way ticket.. only issue-- if i do decide to return, i am taking a chance on how much the price will be... if i do get rt and i decide to stay.. i was thinking after reading this thread to just ask for a partial refund on unused portion of ticket-- it might not be that much but i would feel more comfortable doing that then taking chance of coming home and having to purchase a one way ticket and prices sky rockets
not the worst problem in the world. Would just make me feel more comfortable to already have ticket.. suppose i answered my own question.
Thanks CPT, timmy
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