Your Right To Transfer
Have you ever wanted to change the name of your booking?
If you have travelled in the last five years you will know that things have changed in the travel industry. You are now charged for things that were once included in a ticket. While this lowers the cost it also opens up new issues for the customer. When deciding between a refundable ticket and a non-refundable ticket the price difference makes it almost a natural choice to choose the cheap non-refundable one.
You don’t book a holiday thinking you are going to cancel it.
What do you do then when the unforseen happens?
You have rights as consumers when wanting to cancel a ticket. Most travel companies and airlines let you change the name of your booking, and this is when selling it to someone in our community of buyers looking for last minute options becomes a reliable and trusted opportunity.
Airlines charge a name change fee so we suggest contacting your travel provider directly to discuss their policy. Most travel bookings are explicit about name changes on their websites while others you will need to speak to directly.
The UK has already started governing this principle and this is stated in Regulation 10 of the UK Gov Package Travel Regulations:
"Transfer of bookings 10.-(1) In every contract there is an implied term that where the consumer is prevented from proceeding with the package the consumer may transfer his booking to a person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the package, provided that the consumer gives reasonable notice to the other party to the contract of his intention to transfer before the date when departure is due to take place.
(2) Where a transfer is made in accordance with the implied term set out in paragraph (1) above, the transferor and the transferee shall be jointly and severally liable o the other party to the contract of payment of the price of the package (or, if parts of the price has been paid. for payment of the balance) and for any additional costs arising from such transfer"