What You Need to Know About Cancelling a Flight Involving Colombia

Future travel plans involving Colombia? I’ve got the scoop on a great policy that helped me out during a last minute change of plans.

Travel Latina

I was in Colombia this week to visit family and had a last minute change of plans, resulting in me having to figure out a way to get home. There was lots of panic over the cost and frustration with a useless insurance policy.

I flew JetBlue and didn’t purchase their flexible ticket option, so I searched around and found that Colombia’s aviation administration issued new rules in 2015 that generously protects passengers…including what happens when you have to cancel a flight.

“When you a purchase a ticket from any booking channel in Colombia and/or your trip itinerary originates in Colombia, you can request a refund within at least twenty four (24) hours before the flight departs, in which case JetBlue can retain ten percent (10%) or fifty dollars (USD$50) of the base fare (whichever is less).”

If the ticket is purchased in the US, you can use the Law…

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