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Have a relative that would like to plan a trip but might need to cancel last minute . He doesn't want to loose all his $. Can you search for airline tickets that are refundable on Kayak? Or would it be best to use a travel agent?
 

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Fly Southwest ... no penalty to cancel. Must use the funds within 365 days of the original payment date. 2 free checked bags too.
 

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Refundable tickets are usually a lot more expensive. Travel insurance might be more cost effective.
 

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Have a relative that would like to plan a trip but might need to cancel last minute . He doesn't want to loose all his $. Can you search for airline tickets that are refundable on Kayak? Or would it be best to use a travel agent?
Why not use Expedia instead of Kayak?
 

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Continental has something called FareLock FO $14 which allows you to hold price and itinerary for 72 hrs until you decide
 

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Refundable tickets are usually a lot more expensive. Travel insurance might be more cost effective.

Thanks for the replies

Not sure Southwest flies Minneapolis to USVI.

Travel insurance may not cover their reason for canceling if it were to happen.

Actually using by using Kayak you can search Expedia at the same time , but either way want the option to cancel and get a refund.
 

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Thanks for the replies

Not sure Southwest flies Minneapolis to USVI.

Travel insurance may not cover their reason for canceling if it were to happen.

Actually using by using Kayak you can search Expedia at the same time , but either way want the option to cancel and get a refund.
Except on Kayak there isn't a way that I know of to specify refundable tickets. So when Kayak searches Expedia it looks for everything.

But with Expedia you can opt to search for refundable fares only.
 

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Travel insurance may not cover their reason for canceling if it were to happen.
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Some policies will allow cancellation for any reason. More expensive but they are out there.

Cheers
 

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Except on Kayak there isn't a way that I know of to specify refundable tickets. So when Kayak searches Expedia it looks for everything.

But with Expedia you can opt to search for refundable fares only.

I see now, thanks. Appreciate everyone's input.
 

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If it's because of a medical condition, then he MIGHT be able to switch with no fees, but I'd definitely check out the insurance option.
 
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