Advisory about date changes on sale tickets
Just like you, Zen is always happy to find tickets at deep discounts. Sometimes during these sales round trip tickets to Nepal cost as little as USD 900-1100 (all taxes included) from some of the larger cities on the US East and West Coasts. The usual prices of these tickets may be anywhere between USD 1300-2000, depending on the airline, route, and season.
We need to advise you that the penalties for changing these tickets once issued can range from USD 250-450 and any additional costs for fare differences. Because you may need to pay the difference at the prevailing market rate, you might need to pay upwards of USD 600-700 to USD 1300, and sometimes you may be better off purchasing a new ticket if you need to make a change to a discounted ticket.
Please let us know if you think you may need to change the dates but are interested in a discount fare, and we can find you an alternate ticket with lower penalties for date changes. Alternatively, we encourage you to purchase travel insurance to avoid situations like these.
High fees for changes to discount tickets may be charged by any airline, but in our experience this issue has been especially prevalent with the following airlines:
- Air India (AI)
- Etihad (EY)
- Gulf Air (GF)
- Jet Airways (9W)
- Qatar (QR)
- Singapore (SQ)