When booking a flight nowadays there are always two options, the non-refundable and the more expensive refundable option. You never book a flight thinking you are going to cancel it so the non-refundable option is usually the more attractive option. If you are stuck with an unwanted flight….what are your options? You may not know where to turn and experience the hassle that comes with calling up your travel provider and trying to get out of your booking, or get compensation for the flight.
Many airlines and operators and charge big fines when it comes to cancelling a flight and sometimes this can leave you largely out of pocket. After taking off cancellation fees, all charges and hidden costs, you might not even make any of your money back, and that’s with the companies that offer refunds, because many only sell non-refundable tickets. And what’s more painful than having to cancel your holiday? Having to pay for it when you’re not able to enjoy it!
Skip the hassle and the headache and go ahead and sell your flight to someone else…
Can I really sell my flight ticket to someone else?
Yes, most airlines allow you to change the name on a ticket for a small fee. Some charge a large fee, and an even smaller amount do not let you change the name at all. You can make the transfer by changing the name on the booking by directly contacting the airline. Once the name is changed that booking is transferred to the new buyer and you’ve made your money back!
Where can I sell my flight ticket?
In the past, anyone with a flight that they can no longer use was either stuck with it or went to craigslist to try and send it to someone. The problem is that not very many people head to craigslist to buy a flight. That is actually one of the last places that one would look. Another place that people have tried to sell their flights is Facebook. This option is a more logical one because you can verify that you are talking to a legitimate person. TransferTravel.com enables people to speak with other real people within a community of transparent people and buyers who are looking for travel deals.
Will I make my money back selling my unwanted flight?
Once you’ve made the decision to sell your flight instead of cancelling it, you will need to decide on a price to sell it for. Although it is tempting to try and make all your money back, don’t forget that the buyers in this market are looking for a bargain. You can always re-price your flight after a few days or even hours because all listings are amendable. A great feature for buyers and sellers is the option for people to “make an offer” this is a one click process where someone can tell you how much they want to spend to take your flight off your hands.
What details do I need to add to my ad?
Add as many details as you possibly can to your ad because this appeals to the buyer more. When someone can understand what they are buying and from who that builds trust and they are more likely to buy from you. Signing in with social logins makes your profile more accessible to others. You don’t need to exchange critical information with other people, you can communicate through TransferTravel.com. We suggest using PayPal to exchange money. They have a buyers guarantee so you can make sure that you are getting exactly what is advertised.
Can I change the name on my tickets?
If you’re selling your unwanted flight, you should call your airline to check that the names on the tickets can definitely be changed. Although most airlines will let you change the names, some don’t, and so you need to double check this before trying to sell your vacation.
What about the name change fees?
Make sure you outline any details of name transfer fees or extra charges before you sell your unwanted flight. You can offer to cover these costs as a further incentive to sell, but ensure you state what your expectations are in your listing, and of course check all the fees so you’re not left out of pocket.
When should I transfer all the name change details?
Once you come to an agreement with someone we suggest that the buyer send part of the money or just the name change fee. Once this is done the seller can change the name of the booking, provide proof and the booking reference number. Finally when all of those details are sorted the buyer can release the rest of the money to the seller and everyones happy! This is fair for both the buyers and seller.