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Suggestions: Expiring Travel Fund

theonlypeewee
New Arrival

Hello SW community,

 

I cancelled a trip back in October 2020 due to getting sick prior to the trip. We received a full refund for 1 ticket, but the other was returned as a travel fund. We haven't been able to travel yet due to a recent newborn, but planning to travel in December 2020/January 2021. The travel fund I received is set to expire on 10/26/2021.

 

What is the best way to use the expiring travel fund for our upcoming trip? Would I need to wait for it expire, request to extend it for $100, see if they accept my request, then book the ticket? OR is it impossible to use for the December/January trip and just book a random trip before it expires?

 

Appreciate your help in advance!

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Re: Suggestions: Expiring Travel Fund

gsking
Rising Star

You pretty much nailed it.   If there's somewhere you can go to get more value from the funds now than waiting for a later booking on your intended flight (and risking the price going up)... go for it.

 

Good luck. 

Re: Suggestions: Expiring Travel Fund

theonlypeewee
New Arrival

Nowhere to go right now, but will be taking more trips during December/January for the holidays. Thanks for your response.

 

What's the turnaround on extending the expired travel fund?

Re: Suggestions: Expiring Travel Fund

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

30 days-ish

 

--TheMiddleSeat