Stupid Tip of the Day: How to Extend a 24-Hour Risk-Free Airline Reservation Cancellation

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    Airlines based in the United States typically have a policy where you may cancel your flight reservation within 24 hours after you book it — regardless of how restrictive is the terms of the airfare — with no penalty whatsoever. This is a result of the guidelines pertaining to the protection of the consumer of commercial aviation as set forth by the Department of Transportation of the United States on May 31, 2013 which allows you to change your mind when initially booking a flight. One good advantage of this policy is reserving a low airfare which may exist for a very limited time: reserve now; then ponder the logistics and scheduling during the next 24 hours to see if the trip is feasible. You can also use this policy to secure a flight before comparing alternative flights operated by other airlines in terms of schedule, price and convenience... ...but did you know that you could extend that 24 hours to as many as 47 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds? Let us look at... The post Stupid Tip of the Day: How to Extend a 24-Hour Risk-Free Airline Reservation Cancellation appeared first on The Gate.

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