Refund for being denied a visa?

Old Sep 25, 05, 8:44 am
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Refund for being denied a visa?

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Old Sep 25, 05, 8:51 am
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If it's a non-refundable ticket, nope. The onus is on you to ensure that you have the correct paperwork for travel.
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Old Sep 25, 05, 8:54 am
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Old Sep 25, 05, 8:55 am
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Unless there is a specific mention of it in the Fare Rules, no you probablt won't, unless of course it's a flexible ticket. I know that the OneWorld Explorer ticket can be refunded if you are refused a visa or some such.
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Old Sep 25, 05, 9:00 am
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Originally Posted by koksy
So, I see a cheap fare, go away and sort out the visa, come back and the fare has gone... how does that work?
That, my dear friend, is what we in the business refer to as "tough titties".

I think the expectation of the airline is that the passenger will already have the Visa for the destination if they absolutely must travel there.
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Old Sep 25, 05, 9:44 am
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Yet some visa-issuing authorities demand to see a confirmed ticket before they will issue a visa!
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Old Sep 25, 05, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by Roger
Yet some visa-issuing authorities demand to see a confirmed ticket before they will issue a visa!
Absolutely right. Before taking to the skies, in my time as a travel agent, I used to book countless numbers of full-fare tickets for people so they could apply for Visas. Once issued, we would cancel the ticket, refund the money and hunt for a cheap ticket instead. Almost always works.
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Old Sep 25, 05, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by koksy
Just wanted to know before I book ex TIP to syd, Is an A class First ticket refundable? If not, what happens (not just with TIP but anywhere) if you book a non refundable ticket, and then get turned down for a visa? Do the airlines issue refunds?
I don't know wjhether you need one for TIP but why not just get the Ozzian visa now. Online it costs AUD20 (approx GBP8 )and is available at http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ . Takes all of about 5 minutes to fill the form in and get the visa issued

You don't need to have purchased the ticket in order to get the ozzian visa sorted

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Old Sep 25, 05, 4:00 pm
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Originally Posted by koksy
Just wanted to know before I book ex TIP to syd, Is an A class First ticket refundable? If not, what happens (not just with TIP but anywhere) if you book a non refundable ticket, and then get turned down for a visa? Do the airlines issue refunds?
A Class? Don't tell me they offer discounted First. How much more of discount can you get on £1.5K?

Are you sure you're not in F?
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Old Sep 26, 05, 5:11 am
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