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How do I get a non-refundable ticket refunded?
« on: September 15, 2010, 07:19:27 PM »
How can I get a non-refundable ticket refunded. So I thought of some ideas and wondering if anyone has any experience or better ideas.
1. change the restricted fare to a full fare and then call back to cancel the flight.
2. upgrade to a different class of service with miles/cash and then cancel (similar to #1)
thats all I have right now, any other ideas?
thanks

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Re: How do I get a non-refundable ticket refunded?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 07:28:56 PM »
Won't work, the non-refundable portion will remain nonrefundable.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: How do I get a non-refundable ticket refunded?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 08:15:04 PM »
How can I get a non-refundable ticket refunded. So I thought of some ideas and wondering if anyone has any experience or better ideas.
1. change the restricted fare to a full fare and then call back to cancel the flight.
2. upgrade to a different class of service with miles/cash and then cancel (similar to #1)
thats all I have right now, any other ideas?
thanks
I assume you are interested in non-fraudulent ideas...

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Re: How do I get a non-refundable ticket refunded?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 03:47:04 AM »
Unfortunately Dan is +1.  :'-(

To eliteflyer: why would you assume this?


In the past I've had a couple of things working. (For me changing a ticket which cost money falll in the same category).

* a Swiss ticket for my brother, where they wanted over $200 to change (was mistakenly booked on erev 9 av).
I told them they should look at my personal flying record (via m&m senator), and they will see that its my cc paying my brothers ticket.
I said I understand paying for an upgrade, overweight, I'm not asking for a breach in security, but just a change in date, which is just a few clicks for the airline. I said, fine, I will pay $20 for your time. She said she can't do it, so I said: I'm calling back tomorrow, and I want it changed, and lx shoudnt dare charge me for it. I called the next day, and it was changed for free.

*i managed to change a dividend (US) ticket for free, which was ticketed already, by playing dumb and all confused.

*showing respect, being friendly, and humble, and irritate the agents "mercy-sensors goes along way to get things done that in general woud not be done.

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Re: How do I get a non-refundable ticket refunded?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2010, 06:51:12 PM »
I dont think either of these would work in this situation. its an international business class ticket.

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Re: How do I get a non-refundable ticket refunded?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 07:39:33 PM »
So...?

I got already a promo-award tix from flying blue changed for euro 45.

For one that knows what that is, its basically against the rules of nature.

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Re: How do I get a non-refundable ticket refunded?
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 12:16:07 AM »
I don't, but from what you have shared with me it seems you do pretty well for yourself. ill call them again and try my luck.

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Re: How do I get a non-refundable ticket refunded?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 12:37:30 AM »
Is the issue a wrong date?
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Re: How do I get a non-refundable ticket refunded?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 01:41:42 PM »
no, it is a ticket someone bought with money and I want to book it with miles and make some $$$ on the deal.

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Re: How do I get a non-refundable ticket refunded?
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2010, 05:27:18 AM »
Try not to act your username, try some of the thing I wrote.