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Flex worth it for the date change?

Old May 29, 12, 8:50 am
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Flex worth it for the date change?

Hi, I need to fly HKG-MAN return next month, only thing is I am not sure of the return date and wont know until I am in the UK.

The cost of a saver ticket is 716 and a flex is 900. What would the change fee be on a saver if I do that after I have used the outbound? Every time I click on the ticket rules and conditions it simply doesnt load.

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Old May 29, 12, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by 8o8 View Post
Hi, I need to fly HKG-MAN return next month, only thing is I am not sure of the return date and wont know until I am in the UK.

The cost of a saver ticket is 716 and a flex is 900. What would the change fee be on a saver if I do that after I have used the outbound? Every time I click on the ticket rules and conditions it simply doesnt load.

Thanks
The change fee can vary between tickets but the most common I've experienced is 75. Buying a flex ticket might not help as it might also have the same change fee imposed.

Share your dates and routes and we can check the fare conditions for you.
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Old May 29, 12, 6:47 pm
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I managed to get the conditions to load up for one ticket and it had a change fee of $1000HK (about 75) for a flex ticket after departure.

The dates were 9th June HKG-DBX-MAN and the return trip on 29th July. I really like to avoid the connection in BKK, I know its the best one for getting complimentary upgrades based on miles but it adds such a drag to the trip.

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Old May 30, 12, 12:13 am
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The difference between the flex and saver appears to be the timing of the change fee. The flex fee applies after departure whereas the saver fee applies anytime.
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