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    • rafhelp
    • By rafhelp 16th Apr 18, 4:53 PM
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    Free cancellation 16th Apr 18 at 4:53 PM
    Is it worth buying Free Cancellation on hotels, if you def going to go somewhere?

    In the event that for example things happen out of your control, like airlines cancelled or 'act of god' would you only get you money back for Hotel if you bought free cancellation?

    What about travel insurance would that not cover it?
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    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 16th Apr 18, 5:59 PM
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    Is it worth buying Free Cancellation on hotels, if you def going to go somewhere?
    Originally posted by rafhelp
    Book a hotel that already includes free cancellation, then you have flexibility to change or cancel up to a certain date before you travel.

    In the event that for example things happen out of your control, like airlines cancelled or 'act of god' would you only get you money back for Hotel if you bought free cancellation?
    If you cancelled within the hotel T&C's.

    What about travel insurance would that not cover it?
    Check your insurance T&C's.
    • radoslaff
    • By radoslaff 20th Apr 18, 11:27 AM
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    • 20th Apr 18, 11:27 AM
    [QUOTE=rafhelp;74169566]Is it worth buying Free Cancellation on hotels, if you def going to go somewhere?


    If you are buying something, it's not free.
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 20th Apr 18, 12:30 PM
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    • 20th Apr 18, 12:30 PM
    I'm not sure what the 'free cancellation' that you speak of buying is. Do you mean fully refundable?

    But it's definitely worth booking a fully cancellable hotel for which you don't have to pay anything upfront. I often do this, then nearer the time I will see if there is anything better.
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    • budgetflyer
    • By budgetflyer 20th Apr 18, 7:43 PM
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    • 20th Apr 18, 7:43 PM
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    normally flexible/cancel able rates are more expensive than prepaid non refundable rates so they arent really FREE.

    As an eternal optimist and cheap skate too, I always book the absolute lowest rate.
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