Book with confidence: how to find flexible travel options
Over the past year, we have seen how society can transform entire sectors. The most obvious case is that of travel, where the demand (or lack of demand) of travelers has encouraged airlines, hotels, car rental agencies and other operators to find creative ways to address restrictions, helping travelers achieve your destination safely and flexibly.
Flexible travel is at the heart of this transformation. You may remember that, in the not-too-distant past, you had little time to change a flight after booking (usually 24 hours, but sometimes even less). Once the deadline expired, a change of plans meant bearing the cost or paying a hefty fee. However, with the rampant uncertainty caused by the pandemic, flexibility has become a non-negotiable requirement for many potential travelers.
As many providers are changing their policies and adding more flexible options, you can now book when you find a great price and be sure you can change dates or cancel if your schedule changes.
To help you make the most of this new situation and better understand your options, we've created some filters that make it easy to find flexible travel.
What does the expression “flexible travel" mean?
In general, when we talk about “flexible travel”, we mean having the possibility to change your mind after booking without being penalized. Whether it means being able to cancel stays and car rentals for free or change flights without paying a fee, having the ability to cancel or rebook without breaking your budget can give you the peace of mind we all need, now more than ever.
However, while many travel, hotel and airline providers have enhanced their flexibility, policies may vary by provider. To make it easier, Coolvoyage has handy filters that allow users to filter search results to include only flexible options. However, if you have questions about a specific provider's policy, we ask you to consult that provider directly to find out exactly what their terms are.
In this guide, we'll show you exactly how to find flexible airline tickets and free cancellation for stays and rental cars, so you can book safely, knowing you can change plans later if you can't travel or aren't ready to to do it.