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Trying to book a flight from Seattle to St Johns Newfoundland. Looking at the Air Canada website and all the different price ranges I am wondering the advantages of booking the non-refundable flight and getting trip insurance vs a refundable flight. Anybody have input?

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guess it's a matter of costing the refundable vs non refundable+ travel insurance premium and then getting stuck into the small print of the insurer to see what they do and do not cover. u might be surprised what is not covered by travel insurance.

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Are you considering the refundable ticket because your plans are still uncertain and there is a good chance you will need to change the ticket, or are you just considering the refundable ticket because you're worried something completely unexpected may happen to come up?

Travel insurance rarely allows you to cancel for any reason, so if you're cancelling because of a simple change in plans, it's likely travel insurance won't cover you anyway. Basically, book the refundable ticket if you really need the 'cancel for any reason' insurance due to a high degree of uncertainty in your plans. But, the price difference between the refundable and non-refundable tickets is usually quite significant, so I would first consider if you really need that level of flexibility--it doesn't normally come cheap.

Edited: 08 April 2012, 03:30
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