air travel – Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

https://www.qatarairways.com/tradepartner/en/bookingnticketing/Penalties-and-Charges.html states:

No-Show Charge: The charge made by reason of the failure of a passenger to use reserved accommodation, either through failure to arrive at the airport at the time fixed by the carrier, or through arriving improperly documented or otherwise not ready to travel on flight.

From my understanding, this means that Qatar Airways may charge a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (even if the passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else, i.e. didn’t book any hotel).

However I read some comments that contradict my understanding:

  • To me, it is quite clear that the hotel will want to be paid for accomodation you reserved, but did not pay for, because it could have been used by someone else. The flight has been paid for in advance, but the room was only reserved. So it is no-show as applicable to the accomodation, not the flight. – Weather Vane 10 mins ago 

Does Qatar Airways have a no-show fee in case a passenger misses a flight (assuming the a passenger only purchased a flight ticket and nothing else)?

What does “PAX” mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

Example (mirror, mirror 2):

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What does "PAX" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

Typically, PAX=passenger, but in that case I don’t understand why the ticket says "passenger" there.

What does "C1-4 NON END" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

Example (mirror, mirror 2):

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What does "C1-4 NON END" mean on a Qatar Airways flight ticket?

bookings – British airways refund

I booked a flight from MAA to LHR direct flight for for a travel in January. BA kept cancelling the flight and finally I changed the booking to a connection flight (MAA -> BOM -> LHR) for the 28th of April via another airlines.

since the change was initiated by me, BA asked for a hefty sum. So when talking with the BA call center support over phone on 10April I asked for the full cancellation and refund.

The representative confirmed he will cancel and refund in a few days. However after a few days, the refund did not come through and now the booking reference says “Sorry, we are unable to display your booking as all the flights have been flown.”

Is there a way to get my refund now?

Qatar Airways cancelled the flight, but I cannot get a refund. What can I do?

My girlfriend booked a flight from MUC to CGK:

  • MUC -> CGK: 22.05.2021
  • CGK -> MUC: 13.05.2021

Yesterday Qatar Airways wrote her that the flight MUC -> CGK is no longer available. They offer her to fly one day later (23.05.2021, “Acknowledge changes”) or “Request a refund”:

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She wants to fly one day earlier instead (21.05.2021) and keep the flight back. This is available and even cheaper. So we clicked on “Request a refund”. Then we get redirected to the general help page:

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There I can see a German call center. I called this multiple times during the day, but they always directly hang up. I don’t even hear them taking the call.

I’ve reached out to them in private on Twitter and pinged them in public on Twitter. No reaction.

What can I do?

Trying to edit / change the flight

I tried to change the flight, but there is no button to do so:

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air travel – Can one cancel the return flight with Qatar Airways and if so, what is the fee?

The terms and conditions are pretty sparse and are not entirely conclusive. See https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-with-confidence.html#terms I’m sure there is a more detailed document, but can’t find it.

Can the passenger cancel the return flight with Qatar Airways and if so, what is the fee if any?

You can cancel the return flight. That would qualify as a change, not a cancellation. There is no change fee, but Qatar would reprise the itinerary as a one way and calculate the fare difference. If the one-way price is cheaper, you can get a refund on the difference. If it’s more expensive you actually have to pay additional money.

… when the return flight is canceled after (departure).

That’s less clear. I don’t see anything in the T&C that covers this case specifically.

However, in my experience (pre-covid, different airlines), this typically triggers a change fee but NOT a reprising of the itinerary. Hence doing a change or cancellation after departure has been significantly cheaper (and also recommended by friendly airline agents to me).

air travel – Can I reschedule a Non refundable international Flight ticket (AirFrance+Jet Airways; Barcelona-Pairs-India) with minimal additional charges?

Your ticket is non-refundable, but possibly changeable with a fee. So you probably can change your return date by paying the change fee plus the fare difference. You just need to call the airline office where you bought the ticket from, presumably in India (since you said you will return to India).

Now, before you call them, there’s a bit of homework you can do. If your date is flexible, try to see which date is the cheapest. As I stated before, you will need to pay the change fee plus the “fare difference”. If you’re lucky to find the same fare on the new return date, you will only need to pay the change fee. On the other hand, if you pick a date with only expensive fares left, then you may pay a lot more than you would like.

Nonetheless, you will have to call the airline office or the agency in India to find out the exact amount.

british airways – How can I tell if a BA flight ticket is fake?

Valid tickets have either a booking reference (PNR) or a ticket number or both. That is a unique identifier. If there is one on there, you can almost always check the booking on the airline’s website or give them a call.

If there is no PNR or ticket number, than it’s not really a ticket. Could be a receipt, or an itinerary, or a fake. However, you couldn’t use it to check in.

air travel – British Airways (one-leg) flight cancelled due to Covid

This is tricky and Covid makes it even more so.

  1. Typically a refund is owed by whoever took your payment. Take a look on your credit card: If the payee is Opodo, you should primarily talk to them. If it’s BA, they are your primary target. This really depends on the contract between BA and Opodo and type of booking, so you should check.
  2. Partial refunds are difficult since the legs often don’t have individual prices. They are bought as a “package” and often a round trip is cheaper than a one way and it’s almost always much cheaper than two one-ways.
  3. In order to determine a refund, one would have to price the un-flown leg based on a round trip purchase & fare rules of the original ticket. I’m pretty sure BA could do that if they wanted, Opodo probably can’t.
  4. Even if you get a refund, you are still stuck in Delhi. The refund is unlikely to cover the price of a new one-way ticket
  5. The “normal” procedure here would be that the airline offers you an alternative return flight at no extra cost to you. The sold you transportation to Delhi and back and that’s what they are required to provide. That can backfire as well: they may offer you alternative flights, but if you are not allowed to enter the UK you can’t take them and that’s your problem and no theirs.

Your best of course action depends a bit on your specific situation. Do you want/need to go back to London? How soon, how urgent? Can you get into the UK, i.e. what’s your citizenship/visa and how does it relate to Covid related restrictions?

bookings – What has happened for my hold on flight tickets beyond 1 year in Qatar Airways?

I had reserved two tickets on 2 Sep 2018 for the US from Qatar Airways. Since my visa had not been issued for Travel Ban, I requested them to hold the tickets. Currently, I want to change these two held tickets to one ticket to Canada for next Dec 2020. I contacted Qatar Airways’ agent in Canada for this end, but he could not access my booking reference to see my credit and from which use to book a new ticket. Also, other agents said that your tickets and credits are lost and you can’t even refund it after one year on holding!

Is this legal? They did not contact me to provide them my account to pay back my money!
Is there any who has this condition? I could not find any rules about this situation.