When Airfare Drops, Get a Refund
Yes, You Can Get Money Back from the Airlines and Save on Airfare
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
May 14, 2010
Sandy Lockleer recently spent $1,132 on roundtrip airline tickets for himself and his wife to fly from Seattle to Alaska in August. Then, the other day, the price dropped to $952.
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Out of luck? Not quite.
After a quick call to the airline, Lockleer ended up with a $180 credit, good on any Alaska Airlines flight in the next year.
"It took about 10 minutes to do the whole thing. That's a pretty good savings," he said. "Any time you can get money from an airline, you're doing good."
Lockleer took advantage of a little-known provision in the world of airline tickets that allows passengers to rebook their exact same flights if the price drops after they make a purchase.