Cancelling a flex fare booking...

Old Sep 9, 19, 5:20 pm
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Cancelling a flex fare booking...

So I booked flights from YYT-YYR about two weeks ago. I ended up being a victim of high prices about a month prior to departure, as the prices have gone down considerably since I booked (looks like AC is trying to fill some empty seats).

Would it be worth my time at all to cancel for a future flight credit and rebook? If that is even allowed. The itinerary is over $200 cheaper now when compared with two weeks ago!
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Old Sep 9, 19, 7:13 pm
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Book the new ticket for the lower price and then cancel the old one. You'll have a credit for the full value and will pay a change fee ($50 or $25 depending on how far in advance you cancel) when you use the credit.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 7:33 pm
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I will do that! But my only concern is that if I book it now won't the system flag something for the same name and Aeroplan number being on the same flight?

canadiancow any experience with this?
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Old Sep 9, 19, 7:38 pm
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Just book the new flight and cancel your old one as soon as it's ticketed. There won't be any issue.
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Originally Posted by codfather View Post
I will do that! But my only concern is that if I book it now won't the system flag something for the same name and Aeroplan number being on the same flight?

canadiancow any experience with this?
No need to tag me. I've read every post in this forum in the past 6 years, and I comment when I have something to add.

I don't cancel non-refundable tickets.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Santander View Post
Just book the new flight and cancel your old one as soon as it's ticketed. There won't be any issue.
I can book it now anyway as I would have 24 hours to cancel in the event that anything got messed up.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 9:30 pm
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If it were me Id just fly the ticket already purchased unless a) the savings were significantly cheaper than the added cost that will need to be paid for the change fees and b) I knew for sure Id purchase a future ticket of equal or greater value to the credit.

The ticket is non refundable. The money is now with AC. If you find a future flight and the value is less than the credit, the price difference is forfeited and you still have to pay the change fee. Ive had a few cancelled flights due to changes in plans where Ive subsequently struggled to use a credit as the alternate flights would have been cheaper than my credit.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 10:49 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
No need to tag me. I've read every post in this forum in the past 6 years, and I comment when I have something to add
Will keep this in mind. Mea culpa.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 11:07 pm
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Will keep this in mind. Mea culpa.
but you're not even the OP!

Also @OP have you tried just calling AC to see what they say? They can probably instantly reprice you the ticket and deduct the change fee and you know how you end up.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 11:56 pm
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but you're not even the OP!

Also @OP have you tried just calling AC to see what they say? They can probably instantly reprice you the ticket and deduct the change fee and you know how you end up.
Excess value resulting from a change to a non-refundable ticket is forfeited.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 12:22 am
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Excess value resulting from a change to a non-refundable ticket is forfeited.
TIL, I've never had to do that on AC. Did that just two months ago on CI and got money back when the price dropped... Assumed the same would work on AC. huh.
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Old Sep 10, 19, 6:05 am
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Originally Posted by Smiley90 View Post
but you're not even the OP!

Also @OP have you tried just calling AC to see what they say? They can probably instantly reprice you the ticket and deduct the change fee and you know how you end up.
Looks like this isn't an option
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Old Sep 10, 19, 6:07 am
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Originally Posted by YEG USER View Post
If it were me Id just fly the ticket already purchased unless a) the savings were significantly cheaper than the added cost that will need to be paid for the change fees and b) I knew for sure Id purchase a future ticket of equal or greater value to the credit.

The ticket is non refundable. The money is now with AC. If you find a future flight and the value is less than the credit, the price difference is forfeited and you still have to pay the change fee. Ive had a few cancelled flights due to changes in plans where Ive subsequently struggled to use a credit as the alternate flights would have been cheaper than my credit.
I have opted to just leave it as is...

Not worth the headache to save just over $100!
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Old Sep 10, 19, 6:51 am
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I have opted to just leave it as is...

Not worth the headache to save just over $100!
Worth it for EYW
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Old Sep 10, 19, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by Smiley90 View Post
but you're not even the OP!
True, but I tag CC all the time.
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