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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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Hi jet72;

I would suggest posting your question on the “Air Travel” forum as well.


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Do you have "trip cancellation and interruption insurance" through a credit card? Some of the so-called "premium" cards here in Canada would automatically cover flights under such a policy if they were paid for with the credit card. If the only reason you would ever cancel or change your flight would be because of the reasons stated in the policy (generally usually only medical reasons, or the death/serious illness of a close family member), then buy the non-refundable flight on the card, and you won't need to buy additional insurance.

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Most people who buy fully refundable fares on AC fall into 1 of 2 categories:

1. Business people whose itinerary changes day to day or hour to hour.

2. Frequent fliers who upgrade the Latitude fares to business class using various frequent flyer mechanisms.

Assuming you are not in these categories, most people buy the cheapest Tango or Tango + fare. You are paying usually double price for that "privilege" of a refundable fare.

How many times have you had to cancel a prebooked flight?

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