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Ticket Validity  
User currently offlineTrent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 573 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6483 times:

Hi all,

Is there an international standard for maximum ticket validity periods such as three weeks, 6 months, a year?
Do airlines decide their own ticket validity periods?
Does the booking class reflect the ticket validity?

Answers for these and any other advice on this topic would be appreciated.

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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6475 times:

Normally the validity period is 1 year in my experience, but the details are in the fine print of the ticket - either paper or in the terms and conditions you agree to, but never read, on the website when you buy the ticket.

There might be some information on the issuing airline web site.


User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6470 times:

The fare basis code on the ticket determines the validity of the ticket, and each airline sets their own validity for each booking class.

If you post the fare basis code of your ticket on here, I or someone else can tell you the validity of your ticket.

Usually the 1 year validities are only on the most expensive tickets.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6470 times:

IATA standard validity for an electronic ticket issued on an unrestricted fare is 13 months. Many fares however have limitations on ticket validity, and will indicate a Not Valid Before and Not Valid After date on the ticket.

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13766 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6430 times:
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It really depends on the air carrier. Most U.S. airlines have tickets valid for one year from the date of issue, whereas AS allows one year from the date of original outbound travel.


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User currently offlineTrent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6287 times:

Thanks for your information.

User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6234 times:



Quoting Trent1000 (Thread starter):
Does the booking class reflect the ticket validity?

No, there is no 'blanket' statement and it depends entirely on the Fare Basis of the ticket, and fully outlined in the Rules and Regulations of each individual fare.


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