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Everything you need to know about flexible flights

Worried about last-minute travel changes? Flexible bookings allow for changes or cancellations with no (or lower) fees. Many airlines are offering fee-free flight changes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Skyscanner’s new flexible travel features let you book flights confidently in just a few clicks.


How to book flexible flights

Whether you’re on desktop or mobile app, Skyscanner makes it easy to find flexible flights. Simply tick the Flexible tickets only box (or, in the app, toggle the switch) for peace of mind in a single instant.

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Buying flexible tickets on Skyscanner is that simple. You can book flexible hotels and cars on Skyscanner, too.


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Flexible flights FAQs

Which airlines have flexible flight tickets?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most popular airlines (including easyJet, Ryanair and British Airlines) have expanded their flight change policies to increase flexibility.

What is a flexible flight ticket?

Generally speaking, a flexible flight ticket is one that allows you to make changes without incurring a fee. Note that you will still need to pay for any fare differences; tickets that are free to change may not be free to refund outright.

Can I buy a plane ticket without a set date?

You need to set a date when you book most flights. However, if you buy a flexible ticket, you can move the flight date and time until the ticket’s validity period ends.

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