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Flexible Dates And Destination Flight Search

At Kiwi.com, we know our customers love to travel on their terms. We recognize there’s a hunger out there for people to be able to explore the world at their own pace, and that’s why we have introduced our flexible flight ticket, Flexi Ticket.

Why lock yourself into concrete plans when you can book a ticket that allows you to change the dates and only pay the difference in the flight price? Well, we’re about to open your mind up to a whole new way of traveling.

Keep reading to find out about flexible international flight tickets and how they can transform the way you discover new destinations in the future.

What Is Flexible Travel?

Flexible travel is becoming more and more popular as time goes on. It’s a style of travel that permits someone to adapt their plans according to changing circumstances, whether changing flight dates or flying with a different airline to arrive in a city faster.

Kiwi’s Flexible Flight Search – How It Works And Why It Makes Us The Best Flights Search Engine For Flexible Dates

Kiwi.com’s goal is to make travel as simple and affordable for everyone through flexible flight destination/location search and ticket types.

Have you ever been in a situation where you want to go on vacation but don’t know where or when? Well, that’s where our flexible flight destination and location search comes in handy. Instead of you choosing a fixed departure date and location, let us find you the best deal.

If our flexible date flight search option isn’t enough for you, make your trip even more amendable with one of our three ticket types, Saver, Standard, and Flexi. All offer different kinds of features if you need to change or cancel your trip, which we will get into further through the article.

How To Search For Flights With Flexible Travel Dates And Locations on Kiwi.com

Get your hands on some unbeatable flexible travel deals with just a few clicks. See how you can do this below.

  1. Step 1 – Log on to our homepage.
  2. Step 2 – Type in the airport you want to fly from.
  3. Step 3 – Instead of choosing a city you want to fly to, choose the ‘anywhere’ option.
  4. Step 4 – For the departure date section, click ‘anytime.’
  5. Step 5 – Wait for the page to load with all your travel options.

A low-fare tip: you don’t have to leave yourself wide open with the ‘anytime’ option for travel dates. You can also choose +1, +3, and +5 days to give yourself some level of flexibility. For example, say you had the whole month of June off for your summer holidays but only want to go away for two weeks; this would benefit you.

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What You Need To Know About Flexible Tickets

Flexible tickets authorize passengers to change the terms of the ticket after they have purchased it. Once someone has purchased one of these airfares, they can cancel it whenever they want with 80% of the refund returned or change the departure to a later date, depending on which one they’ve bought. While these tickets have huge benefits, it’s important to know that they come with a strict set of rules you should know before booking.

The Types Of Flexible Flight Tickets

Kiwi provides three different flexible tickets that come with their own set of rules. Before booking a flight with us, you’ll be asked which one you want to purchase. Let’s break down each ticket.

Saver Tickets

Saver tickets are the most affordable of the three. They’re usually booked by anyone who has concrete plans and doesn’t plan on making any changes.

Saver Ticket Rules

  • If you need to make any changes to your trip, you must pay the full price for a new fare.
  • If you have to cancel your flight altogether, you will receive a €10 credit that can be used with Kiwi.com. This is only for bookings over €20.
  • Any changes or cancellations you want can be made up to 48 hours before the departure time.
  • Anyone who has booked the flight within a week of the departure date can make changes up to 4 hours before take off.

Standard Tickets

Standard tickets give travelers some flexibility, but not as much as the flexi ticket. They’re for those who think they might have to change their flight date but have no plans to cancel it totally.

Standard Ticket Rules

  • If you need to change your flight dates, you’ll only have to pay whatever the difference is in price. Say the price is lower or the same; you won’t have to pay anything, it’s absolutely free.
  • If you have to cancel your trip, unfortunately, you won’t get a refund; you’ll only receive the €10 credit, like the saver ticket.
  • Any fare changes must be made at the latest 48 hours before departure, unless you booked your ticket within a week of the departure date. In that case, you can apply changes 4 hours before take off.

Changes to a standard ticket can only be made once. If you have to make another change, you must follow the same rules for saver tickets.

Flexi Tickets

Flexi Tickets guarantee travelers the freedom to book airfares without worrying about not getting their money back if they change their mind last minute. Backpackers, in particular, love our Flexi Ticket option.

Flexi Ticket Rules

  • If you want to change the dates of your departure, you can do so freely. All you have to do is pay the difference between flight tickets, or if it’s less, you don’t have to pay anything.
  • If you need to take advantage of the free flight cancellation option for your booking, you can do so up to 48 hours before departure, and you’ll receive 80% of the fee you paid to the carrier, including bags and seats. You’ll have a choice of how you want to be paid, either through money or Kiwi Credit.
  • Like the other options, if you booked the fare within a week of departure, you can amend it up to 4 hours before.

Please note that when a customer cancels a Standard or Flexi Ticket with us, we usually refund them even if the carrier has a different refund policy. If, in the future, they decide to reimburse you with the money, we will keep that as a service fee for refunding you already.

Kiwi.com’s types of flexible flight tickets

Standard Ticket VS. Flexible Tickets – Which One Should You Choose

Standard and Flexible Tickets both come with their perks, but they’re also for two different kinds of travelers. Standard tickets are for someone who will travel to the destination, regardless of whether their plans change; it just might be later. In comparison, flexible tickets fall into the category of people who may or may not actually go on the trip but want to have something booked just in case.

Before choosing the right ticket for you, ask yourself the following questions.

  • Is there a chance your dates of travel will change?
  • Could there be a possibility that you don’t go at all?

What Is The Difference Between Flexi And Saver Flights?

Flexi and saver Tickets are completely different from each other.

Flexi Tickets come with a variety of advantages, such as an 80% refund and simple flight changes, with you only having to pay the difference. Whereas with a saver ticket, you don’t get any of these perks. If you run into any trouble and need to adapt your itinerary, you’ll be forced to pay for the change, or if you cancel, you won’t get a refund.

Want more interesting tips and information on traveling? Read more Kiwi.com articles!

Frequently asked questions

Do Flexible Tickets Cost More Than The Other Options?
Flexible day flight tickets cost more than the other two options. This is mainly because more features are included with your purchase, like a refund guarantee and flight date changes.
Is A Flexi Ticket Worth Purchasing?
Flexi tickets are worth purchasing if you're expecting some sort of change to your itinerary leading up to the departure date. Even if you aren't anticipating anything to stand in the way of your trip, it never hurts to have some guarantee. You know what they say, it's better to be safe than sorry.
Can I Cancel A Flight With The Carrier Directly?
Canceling your flight directly with the carrier is possible, but they won't always do it for you. If they agree to do so, they might send the money to our account directly. Don't worry if this happens; email us, and we'll have it back in your bank account in no time.
Is It Possible To Cancel One Part Of My Trip, But Not All Of It?
Sadly, we cannot cancel only one part of a trip. Our policy is to either cancel the whole trip or none of it.
What Happens If The Carrier Cancels All Of My Trip Or Changes The Time Or Date?
Unfortunately, trip cancellations or changes do happen from time to time due to unforeseen circumstances. If you find yourself in this situation, the outcome depends on whether you have covered yourself with the Kiwi.com Guarantee, which protects you from any changes, cancellations, or delays made by an airline. Kiwi.com offers this upgrade separately from the ticket types mentioned above.