Making flight changes or cancellations can be burdensome especially when airlines impose unnecessary charges. But you can always evade these charges once you are clear about the airline's cancellation and change policy. So, let’s have a deep look at Ethiopian flight change and cancellation policy.
Since travel plans are highly volatile Ethiopian offers great flexibility when it comes to changing the flight. You can easily change the date, name of the passenger, and time of your flight within 24 hours of booking. No change fee will apply if any changes are done within 24 hours of ticket purchase. However, you will have to pay the fare difference if the flight is upgraded from economy to business class.
After 24 hours of booking, any changes made in the flight schedule are subjected to a change fee of $50-$150. The change fee may vary depending on the passenger route and cabin class.
According to the Ethiopian name change policy, you can only correct the errors in the passenger name without any change fee within 24 hours of purchasing the ticket. However, if you make any changes in the passenger’s name before 2 hours from departure, the airline will charge a name change fee that may vary based on the passenger cabin class.
In order to change the flight date, you need to cancel your current booking and then rebook your flight with the new date. No change fee will apply if the cancellation is made within 24 hours of booking but the fare difference may be applicable for a different date.
Flight cancellations seem to be daunting when the airlines impose hefty cancellation charges. But you can always evade the cancellation fee by taking advantage of the Ethiopian 24-hour cancellation policy.
According to Ethiopian Airlines 24-hour cancellation policy, you can easily cancel your flight without any cancellation fee within 24 hours of booking and the full ticket cost will be refunded. However, the ticket must be booked more than one week before the departure date.
If the ticket was booked within one week from the departure date and cancelled within 24 hours of booking then the airline will charge $100-$400 as an Ethiopian airline cancellation fee based on the fare rule applicable.
But if your flight gets delayed for more than 4 hours or cancelled from the airline’s side then no cancellation fee will be applicable.
Ethiopian airlines offer both online and offline cancellation facility for the convenience of its passengers. For offline cancellation, you need to dial the airline's contact number or visit the airport kiosk. And for online cancellation, you just need to browse www.ethiopianairlines.com or download the Ethiopian mobile app.
Ethiopian Airlines has introduced a new payment service that allows travelers to change their reservation after registering online. Passengers of the Ethiopian company can now change their flight details, be it the date or the name, even if they have already checked in online.