LA Times, May 19th 2014 – Canceling an awards-point flight? Reimbursement rules vary

Published by Megan Singh May 20, 2014

Even if you buy insurance from one of the many travel providers apart from the airline, you most likely will not get cash back on an awards point ticket, said Megan Singh, marketing manager for SquareMouth, a travel insurance comparison website, which factors in numerous variables and offers quotes from different companies.

That’s because there’s no dollar amount associated with those points. What if you know that the ticket would have cost $2,000? “You can assume it may have cost $2,000, [but] there’s no way to prove it,” she said.

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