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Most U.S. airlines have guaranteed airfare policies that enable you to claim a refund for the difference if the price of your flight becomes available for less after you book it, says Jeff Pecor, communications director at Yapta.com, an airfare tracking service. "Not many people know the policy even exists -- nor do they bother to check the price of their ticket after purchasing it."

After booking your ticket through an airline, you can enter your flight information at Yapta. The website will track the airfare and alert you via email if you're eligible for a refund from the airline. Refunds typically come in the form of a travel voucher, which can be used to purchase more tickets through the same airline within the following 12 months.

According to Pecor, customers who book at least 60 days in advance of their flight become eligible for an airline refund about 11 percent of the time. A family of four can save quite a few dollars by going this route.


 

 

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