With so many travel plans being upended right now, many of us are rebooking and cancelling flights. If you ever need to cancel an Alaskan Airlines flight, listen up! Who knows? You might even have flights you’re holding but will end up canceling. Here’s a PRO tip for cancelling an Alaska Airlines flight in the easiest way possible saving you both money and time.
Cancelling an Alaska Airlines Flight
Right now Alaska Airlines is waiving cancellation and change fees until May 31, 2020. Though I’ve actually had to call Alaska Airlines twice in the past two weeks to sort out my reservations, many of the cancellations can be done online with My Wallet. When you cancel your ticket online you’ll see two options for how you want to have your funds credited to you.
What Is My Wallet?
Option one is to have the funds deposited into what Alaska Airlines calls My Wallet. You’ll notice that Alaska Airlines stipulates the funds will be deposited within 7 business days. True to their word, it takes days to get these funds deposited.
The other and better option is to have your funds emailed to you in the form of a credit certificate. The emailed credit certificate comes with a PIN so you can add it to your My Wallet or simply use it when booking another flight. This option takes ONLY seconds to process.
The certificate appeared in my inbox before I even signed out of my Alaska Airlines account. Funds I had deposited in My Wallet still have not appeared and it’s been days.
You might be wondering why I call this a Pro Tip. When you’re canceling an Alaska Airlines flight and you’ll be booking another flight, time and money are of the essence. It’s great to have that certificate come right away. Now those funds are yours to use!
In complicated and stressful travel times such as we find ourselves right now, pro tips like these help us all navigate our travel plan changes with as much ease as possible. If you have any other airline change or cancellation tips that could help other readers, share them!
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