FREE SHIPPING on all orders $75+. See details.
By Andrea Drever

Content and Editorial Director

If you book a non-refundable flight, and decide to cancel within 24-hours, can you get your money back? Yes, in most cases. The Department of Transportation has a rule that all airlines flying in the U.S., even international carriers, must issue a full refund if the reservation is canceled within a one-day window. The regulation is especially useful for fliers who want to pounce on a flight deal or want an extra day to firm up their plans.

But there are exceptions to the rule to keep in mind:

  • The rule does not apply flights that do not originate in or are not flying to the U.S. (for example, London to Athens).
  • The refund policy only applies to bookings made seven days or more before departure. 
  • Airlines have the choice to either allow customers to hold their fare without payment for 24 hours or issue a refund if the reservation is canceled within 24 hours of purchase. They do not have to do both. So if you already held your fare for one day without payment, and then you decide to purchase that ticket, you won’t be eligible for a refund should you decide to cancel. You’ve basically already used your 24 hours up while you had the ticket on hold.
  • The rule only applies to fares purchased directly from an airline. So if you’re buying through an online travel agency, like Orbitz or Expedia, the rule won’t cover your ticket, and your reservation will be subject to the third-party company’s refund policy.

Sleep Aids We Wouldn’t Dream of Traveling Without

Get your snooze on with these superior sleep-enhancing products.

Read More

Our Top Picks for Staying Comfy in the Cabin

With these clever travel items, every trip feels like first class.

Read More

Kids’ Products That Go the Distance

Treat travel editors all agree: packing the right products makes a big difference when hitting the road with small travelers. Stash these tried-and-true wellness essentials in your bag for healthy adventures at every turn.

Read More

Trip of a Lifetime: Tuscany’s Casetta Firenze

Equine-assisted therapy in Northern Italy is as beautiful and healing as it sounds, as Brand Ambassador Shanan Kelley recently discovered.

Read More

Look Forward to Your Layover: JFK, PHX and SLC

Spark joy and boost wellness during long layovers with a visit to a Treat Wellness Center.

Read More
Membership page collage of photos.

Become a Member, And See A Doctor For Just a Dollar.

Get unlimited 24/7 chat care with U.S.-based board-certified physicians.

Read More

Camp’d Out at Joshua Tree

Roughing it is definitely not part of the equation on this glammy glamping vacation.

Read More

New and Next in Wellness: In Haus Training

Traveling can take a toll on your fitness routine, but a new crop of hotels is aiming to send you on your way feeling even better than when you arrived.

Read More

Fykiada’s Stunning Greek Retreats

A week of sweat, sun and sea on an island dating back to antiquity.

Read More

My Bag

Product thumbnail
Product title

Variant title


$ 0.00

Your cart is empty


Taxes and shipping calculated at checkout