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In this world nothing is certain but death, taxes, and airline fees. As ticket prices skyrocket, all of the associated fees with flying, from baggage to food to changes, are mounting as well. And one of the surest premises on which our airline travel rests is that the non-refundable ticket is exactly that: non-refundable.
But that presumption might be changing. It turns out that U.S. Department of Transportation regulations guarantee full refunds in certain situations, even on non-refundable tickets. Here's a look.
You probably purchased a non-refundable ticket because it was cheaper and bet that you wouldn't need to make changes or cancel the reservation, which would trigger some hefty fees from the airline. But there are specific scenarios in which the airline can't charge change or cancellation fees, and may owe you a full refund:
While there are some federal regulations on refunds, rules regarding refunding non-refundable tickets may vary by airline. Make sure you're familiar with your particular airline's contract of carriage as well as the Department of Transportation's Fly Rights.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.
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