Low airfare guarantees

 Book a flight with a third-party website rather than an airline, and discover there's a lower price elsewhere? Some websites will take care of you.

Lowest fare guarantee?

Price drop refund?

The details

Need to know

Cheapflights

No

No

N/A

No

CheapOair

Yes, honored with concrete proof of new, lower fare.

Yes – fare difference or 100% refund

Call within 2 hours of booking; have screenshot ready to send in by email

Refund can take more than a month!

Cheaptickets

No

No

N/A

There is a guarantee for hotel bookings

Expedia

Yes, make claim over the phone within 24 hours of booking

No

If the claim can be verified, you get a $50 coupon

Call (800) EXPEDIA to initiate the claim.

Hotwire

No

No

N/A

There is a guarantee for hotel bookings

Orbitz

Yes, make claim online by midnight on day of booking.

Yes: if another Orbitz customer books your exact same itinerary for less they'll give you the difference, with some caveats.

Find a fare more than $5 less and get a $50 coupon

Be aware they mean midnight, Central Time.

Priceline

Yes, up until midnight on the departure date

Yes – they'll rebook you at the lower fare and refund the difference

Call to make the claim; make sure claim can be verified independently before you do

You'll also get $25, plus a $50 coupon towards a vacation package purchase.

SmartFares

Yes, within 24 hours of booking

Yes – they'll sometimes rebook your fare at the new, lower price

Make claim by phone within 24 hours of booking original fare

Sometimes issues $50 service fee coupons instead or rebooking or refunding.

Travelocity

Yes, with proof within 24 hours of your booking

Yes – you may be refunded the difference and rebooked at the lower rate

Claims must be made over the phone; no screenshots accepted

May receive $50 promo code coupons good for hotels and packages only, instead.

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