In most circumstances, if you purchased a main or first-class ticket, you can make modifications for free.
If you need to change your airline ticket, rest assured that Alaska’s flight change policy is generous. The process is quite simple and normally takes no more than a few minutes to complete.
Let’s get this party started.
What Is Alaska’s Policy On Flight Changes?
Alaska Airlines flight offers three categories of paid fares: Saver, main, and first-class, with various flight change regulations for each, as well as one for award tickets.
Fares for less
The cheapest fares are the Saver rates. Unfortunately, they’re also the most restrictive, which means no adjustments, refunds, or cancellations are allowed unless they fall under the “Peace of Mind Waiver.” Tickets purchased between February 27, 2020, and April 30, 2021, with initial travel dates between February 27, 2020, and March 31, 2022, are subject to this policy.
If you bought a Saver fare that satisfies these requirements, you can cancel your flight for free, deposit the purchase price into your “My Account” wallet, or obtain a credit certificate for future travel.
You cannot change your Saver flight even if the Peace of Mind Waiver protects it. You’d have to cancel and rebook to make adjustments under the Peace of Mind Waiver.
You won’t be able to change a Saver flight that isn’t covered by the Peace of Mind Waiver. A Saver flight can only be canceled within 24 hours after booking to receive a refund.
Fares In Main Or First Class
Customers on main and first-class fares can modify their flights for free if the trip does not depart on the same day.
You’ll have to pay the difference between your original flight and the new flight you choose when you make a flight change. However, you’ll get a refund if the new flight is less expensive than the original.
Changes Made To The Same-Day Policy.
In most situations, you’ll have to spend $25-$50 to make same-day alterations, but you won’t be charged a fee difference. Only same-day changes are possible during the check-in window, and you must request the change before your original flight’s departure. Your new preferred flight must leave on the same calendar day as your original flight, with the same origin, destination, transit, and connected cities.
Customers holding refundable tickets are exempt from the same-day change cost. Additionally, members of the MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K Mileage Plans and individuals traveling on the same reservation are exempt.
How To Change Your Alaska Flight In 7 Easy Steps
When you wish to change an Alaska Airlines flight, the first step is to determine what type of fare you have. Unfortunately, you’re out of luck if it’s a Saver fare; Saver fares aren’t eligible for modifications. However, if you cancel a Saver fare within 24 hours of booking, you will receive a full refund.
Remember that you can make modifications for free if you have a primary or first-class ticket. After that, you’ll only have to pay for any fare difference. To begin, log in and look for the flight you want to change in your account’s “Upcoming Trips” area. Then, after selecting “Change Reservation,” follow these steps:
1: Choose the passenger(s) for whom you want to make adjustments.
2: Select “Change this trip” from the drop-down menu.
3: Select the “Change Flight” tab from the “Departing Flights” section.
4: Choose the sort of meal you want from the drop-down menu. We’ll decipher the selections here because they’re a little cryptic:
Lowest main or first-class fare: The cheapest main or first-class fare. You won’t be able to get a refund if you cancel these flights, but you will be able to acquire a credit certificate for the cost of your flight, or Alaska Airlines flight will put the funds into your My Wallet account.
Refundable main or first class: You can cancel a main or first-class fare and get a full refund.
A fare that qualifies for an upgrade using Mileage Plan miles is referred to as a mileage fare.
MVP/MVP Gold/MVP Gold 75K: A fare that qualifies for a complimentary upgrade to premium or first class for MVP/MVP Gold/MVP Gold 75K members.
MVP Gold Guest: A fare that can be upgraded to MVP Gold Guest using an MVP Gold guest upgrade code.
Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Continue” button.
Step 6: Select a different flight. Any fare difference or credit owed will be shown to the right.
Step 7: Proceed to checkout and complete your change (s).