In the wake of the disruptions COVID-19 has caused to air travel, a number of leading airlines have removed their change fees for new flight bookings made in March 2020, allowing passengers to book with confidence.
The removal of change fees for March bookings means that should you need to amend your flights down the track, you can do so without additional charges and penalties from the airlines. (Normal fare differences will still apply at the time of rebooking however).
The airlines currently removing change fees for bookings made during March 2020 include:
Qantas Qantas are offering a one-time fee-free change to new international flight bookings made between 10 - 31 March 2020, for travel before 30 June 2020, subject to availability. If the value of your rebooked flight is greater than that of your original booking, you’ll need to cover the fare difference. Changes must be made at least 3 days before travel, and travel must commence on or before 30 June 2020.
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Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific are offering the flexibility to make free and unlimited changes to all new tickets issued between 8 March and 20 April 2020, as long as all travel is completed before 28 February 2021 and any fare differences are paid at the time of rebooking.
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British Airways British Airways will waive change fees on any flights booked between 3 March and 16 March 2020. The policy covers all British Airways routes with changes available right up to departure. Any fare difference due to a date change will still apply.
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Emirates Emirates will remove change fees on flight bookings made from 5 March to 31 March 2020, regardless of travel date. If there is a difference in the airfare or applicable taxes due to the change of date or route of the ticket, the additional amount will need to be paid. Passengers can change their booking to any date for travel available for booking.
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LATAM Airlines LATAM will remove change fees for all international flights up to December 31, 2020, for new bookings made between 6 - 22 March, 2020. Customers making new reservations will be able to change the date and/or destination of their ticket once without penalty, fare differences are still applicable to be paid.
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Terms & Conditions
Information is correct as at 5 March 2020. Policies may be changed or removed at anytime without notice.
All flights are subject to availability at time of rebooking. Any fare and tax differences at the time of rebooking are payable.
Emirates Terms & Conditions
Advertised fares are for Business and Economy Class return travel departing from Perth inclusive of taxes and surcharges, correct as of 14 February 2020, subject to currency fluctuation and availability. Offer ends 16 March 2020. Business Class fares are for travel commencing 18 March to 31 December 2020. Economy Class fares are for travel commencing 7 March to 23 March and 30 March to 11 June and 12 July until 3 December 2020. Higher levels apply for other travel periods. Flight restrictions, day-of-week surcharges, inbound blackout periods, amendment and cancellation fees apply. Inbound flights may be restricted for travel between 1 July to 30 July and 20 September to 10 October 2020.
LATAM Airlines Terms & Conditions
LATAM will waive change fees for all international flights up to December 31, 2020, applicable to new bookings made between March 6 and 22, 2020. Customers making new reservations will be able to change the date and/or destination of their ticket* up to 14 days in advance of their outbound flight without penalty, subject to fare differences.
For more information, visit latam.com.
*One change per ticket permitted
Cathay Pacific Terms & Conditions
Travel must be completed on or before 28 February 2021.
Applicable to all tickets originally purchased and issued between 9 March and 20 April 2020.
The offer above applies to Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon tickets only.
Applicable to all fares, except redemption and group tickets.
Booking changes must be made before departure.
Fare/ tax differences may apply, due to the fare restrictions/ conditions of your ticket.
Standard cancellation guidelines apply to all fares.