This article contains links to products or services from one or more of our advertisers or partners. We may receive a commission when you click or make a purchase using our site. Learn more about how we make money.

14 sites and airlines where you can book flexible flight tickets on new bookings

Not sure if you can travel right now, but see a great deal? These airlines are offering flexible tickets where you can swap your flight for a future travel voucher.

Updated

In light of current travel bans and the outbreak of COVID-19, these are the airlines giving you a bit more flexibility just in case you need it.

For information on waived change-of-date fees, check out our full guide here.


Picture not described

  • For new and future bookings: Make changes to your booking up to three days prior to the departure date on travel up to 30 September 2020. Changes are free of charge.
  • Flight credits are valid for one year from the date of issue.

Book now


Etihad plane.

  • For future/new bookings made after 30 June 2020: If you are departing after this point, changes can be made by simply managing your booking through the website.

Book now


America Airlines

  • New and future bookings: American Airlines is waiving change fees for passengers who book airfares from now until 15 April 2020.
  • This offer is available for any published non-refundable airfares and customers won’t be charged a fee prior to travel.

Book now


Air Canada

  • New and future bookings: For any new bookings made up until 31 March 2020, Air Canada is offering free flight adjustments if the health situation changes.
  • Change fees being waived covers travel up until 31 March 2021 and non-refundable fares will be given a future travel credit note.

Book now


Scoot Airlines

  • New and future bookings: Customers can make changes up to four hours before the scheduled flight and for travel up to 31 March 2021.
  • Passengers will also be able to re-route to another destination on the Scoot network up until 31 August 2020.

Book now


Virgin Australia plane.

  • Virgin Australia offers flexi fares which have no fee for cancellations prior to scheduled departures.
  • If you have plans to fly with Virgin Australia this year, these airfares are the best option in case of last-minute changes.


Jetstar

  • For all new and future bookings: Jetstar is offering cancellations and credit notes on all new and existing flight bookings between 15 March and 31 May 2020.

Book now


Air New Zealand plane.

  • Air New Zealand has the option of purchasing a Flexidate ticket. If you intend to travel with the airline at any point then these fares ensure you can be fully refunded up until the day of departure.
  • Flexidate fares are one-way and can be combined with other selected flights.

Book now


Airplane in the sky

STA Travel

  • For new bookings a MultiFLEX fare offers no date change fees in circumstances where you can no longer fly.
  • Changing your fares is as simple as heading online and managing your booking. MultiFLEX fares can only be added to selected fares.

Qantas plane tail.

  • For customers wishing to fly with Qantas in the future, there is no new booking flexibility as of yet but:
  • For flights that have not been cancelled: Airfares (international or domestic) taking off up until 31 May 2020 can be cancelled and will have the value of the fares returned as a credit note to the airline.
  • New bookings must be made before 30 September 2020 or one year from when the original tickets were purchased (whichever comes later).

Book now


Hawaiian airlines plane.

  • Hawaiian Airlines is yet to offer flexibility for new bookings but for current bookings:
  • Bookings bought between March and May 2020: Change fees have been waived for any changes made within one year of the initial purchase of the flights.
  • Bookings bought before 1 March 2020 for travel between March and May 2020 also have had the change fees waived for new bookings up to (or on) 31 December 2020.

Book now


Emirates

  • Emirates does not currently offer flexibility for new bookings, but existing bookings can be issued a travel voucher before 30 June 2020.
  • Credit notes are valid for 12 months from the issue date and can be used on flights or Emirates services.

Book now


Picture not described

  • Fiji Airways does not currently offer flexibility for new bookings, but existing bookings are able to:
  • Receive flight credits that are held by Fiji Airways and passengers can rebook a flight up to a year from the initial purchase date.
  • With cancellations in place until the end of May 2020, passengers will be able to gain a credit and change fees have been waived for new bookings. Eligibility for travel credits applies for bookings made up until 30 June 2020.

Book now


AirAsia

  • AirAsia does not offer flexibility for new bookings as of yet, but for existing bookings:
  • Customers who have had flights impacted have until 31 October 2020 to receive 365 days of credit from the value of the booking. Applies for bookings made before before 23 March 2020.
  • Passengers can also make the most of free unlimited date changes.

Book now


Summary of which airlines offer new bookings:

Airline or agency Does it offer new booking flexibility?
Qatar Airways Yes
Etihad Airways Yes
American Airlines Yes
Air Canada Yes
Scoot Yes
Virgin Australia Yes (flexi fares)
Jetstar Yes (flexi fares)
Air New Zealand Yes (flexi fares)
STA Travel Yes (flexi fares)
Skiddoo Yes (flexi fares)
Qantas No
Hawaiian Airlines No
Emirates No
Fiji Airways No
AirAsia No

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site