Terms & Conditions
By completing a transaction with FlightNetwork, you have agreed to the following Terms & Conditions listed below:
- Baggage Terms
- Check-In Terms
Check-in / Boarding times:
We recommend that passengers allow plenty of time to check-in and obtain their boarding pass for their scheduled flight. FlightNetwork® will not be responsible for those passengers who check-in past the airline cut off times. Failure to meet check-in times may result in denied boarding, the loss of your assigned seat selection, cancellation of your full booking and the entire fare paid being forfeited with no option of re booking. Please reconfirm check-in cut off times with the airline directly as the suggested timings are guidelines only and are subject to change without notice.
Suggested Check in times :
Within Canada – 60-90 minutes prior to departure
To/From US – 90-120 minutes prior to departure
To/From International – 180-210 minutes prior to departure
- Credit Card Terms
You agree to authorize the ticket issuer to charge your credit card number the amount that is shown as the Grand Total.
Appearance of charges on credit cards/Visa Debits:
The amount displayed for an ‘Authorized Transaction’ may be different from what you actually paid, as some merchants require a temporary hold be placed on additional funds. This is a common practice for many other merchants such as: gas stations, restaurants and hotels. The correct amount will display when the transaction is shown as a ‘Posted Transaction’.
A delay may occur between the time a transaction is settled and removed from Authorized Transactions, and when it appears in Posted Transactions.
Some transactions may appear as both an Authorized and a Posted Transaction until settled.
When applying a debit/visa card for payment, and in the event of a cancellation, your funds may be held up to 60days by your financial institution. We strongly recommend an alternative form of payment to avoid any inconveniences.
If you are using a foreign or a third party credit card to make your booking, our Back Office Processing Department may contact you by email or telephone to collect more information. Since Flight Network is a Canadian company, passengers using foreign credit cards may be charged a foreign transaction fee and/or currency conversion fee from their financial institute. Also note, this foreign transaction fee and/or currency conversion fee can apply to Canadian credit card holders, if the booking is made with one of our suppliers based in the US or Europe. We do not take any responsibility for foreign transaction fee and/or currency conversion fee.
Flight Network is a Canadian website that deals with many international vendors. When we display a vendor booking, using another currency, our website will show the equivalent to Canadian dollar amount. The final amount that settles on your account will depend on the exchange rate that your credit card company is using. In addition, Flight Network does not have any control over the foreign transaction fees charged by certain credit card companies.
- Confirmation Terms
In some circumstances, your booking will provide you with a confirmation number before a ticket has been issued. The booking process is not complete and the fare is subject to change until a ticket is issued.
FlightNetwork® is not accountable for any bookings that could not be processed due to inaccurate and/or incomplete credit card verification information, or due to other technical malfunction with internal or external pricing or booking systems, including errors by the airline or the airline reservations system, you will be notified by email of such issue(s).
Outbound and return flights must be reconfirmed with the relevant airlines at least 72 hours prior to the commencement of that leg of the journey unless specifically informed otherwise by that airline. We accept no responsibility for bookings cancelled due to non-compliance with rules set by that particular airline. We also take no responsibility for any flight rescheduling en route.
- Changes (Cancellation, Name, Schedule) Terms
Most fares are discounted fares which may have cancellation and change penalties. Many of our fares may allow changes by collecting applicable penalties and a fare difference. Most fares can be canceled for a refund or a future time limited travel credit by collecting the applicable penalties and fare differences.
All cancellations must be made prior to the scheduled departure time of the first flight segment. Airport fees, where applicable, are not included and are subject to change without prior notice.
All prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. All prices displayed on our website are subject to change prior to ticket issuance. Increased change in pricing quoted at time of booking to time of ticket issuance shall entitle the customer to cancel the booking and obtain a full refund.
Airline Schedule Changes:
If FlightNetwork® is aware of a change; every effort will be made to advise you directly. Please ensure you contact your airline at least 24-48 hours prior to departure and to be safe, again on the day of departure. It will be your responsibility to reconfirm all your flight details before departure. If there has been a last minute change by your Airline directly (within 48 hours) it is no longer the responsibility of Flight Network to notify the you, it is the responsibility of your operating Airline. This is mandated under TICO (The Travel Industry Council of Ontario) and why it is also suggested to reconfirm flights prior to departure. You should always be at the airport 3 hours prior to departure to ensure that you arrive on time for check-in and not miss your flight.
All affected schedule changes imposed by the Airlines will be notified by email. Any minor changes less than 30 minutes or with flight number changes will be automatically accepted on your behalf. Any changes 30 minutes to three hours prior or later from the original departure time(if it conflicts with another confirmed ticket itinerary schedule); passengers will be given an option to modify the flight times within 5 days of receiving the schedule change by email. This modification must be with the same carrier, in the same cabin for first available flight. These modifications can only be performed within the airline’s schedule change rebooking guidelines and cannot be guaranteed. Any voluntary changes are subject to the carrier’s normal change or cancellation penalties.
If not acknowledged within 5 days from the receipt of the email communication, Flight Network will accept it on behalf of the passengers. We cannot guarantee that the airline will allow modification after the ticket has been reissued or revalidated by the airline.
Any major schedule changes beyond three hours from the original departure times; we will send an email notification followed by a phone call to review the affected schedule change. Schedule changes delayed or advanced by 24 hours or more are subject to the next available flight or a full refund. We will not be responsible if the customer fails to enter the correct email and/or phone information at time of reservation.
All schedule changes are mandated by airlines directly. Airlines reserve the right to change, cancel or refund based on adjustments to their flight schedules. Flight Network assumes no responsibility for airline schedule changes, however we will do our best to provide alternate travel options if available.
Package/Charter Schedule Changes:
The Airline reserves the right to change flight times within the same day and to include a stop in the flight, not part of the original itinerary with no option for cancellation or compensation. Please read information below regarding the procedure for ANY CHARTER AIRLINE FLIGHT SCHEDULE CHANGE.
Any flight that departs: 0-59 minutes earlier, no notification will be provided, please check with your local airport.
If FlightNetwork® is aware of a change; every effort will be made to advise you directly. Please ensure you contact your airline at least 24 hours prior to departure and on the day of departure, it will be your responsibility to reconfirm all your flight details before departure. You should always be at the airport 3 hours prior to departure to ensure that you arrive on time for check-in and not miss your flight.
No refund is made for unused travel services or any portion thereof, nor is the price or value of unused travel services exchangeable for alternative arrangements.
Changes to the current booking are subject to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS as per the TOUR OPERATOR/AIRLINE and as stipulated in the brochure or Airline websites.
You are encouraged to purchase the appropriate travel coverage. All purchases, once confirmed are 100% Non-Refundable/Non-Changeable.
Cancellation / Changes:
If you need to change or cancel your travel plans‚ it is your responsibility to notify us in writing of such a request. Notifying us is not enough in many cases as we have automated software to issue many of our tickets instantly. These tickets are discount tickets‚ which have restrictions on them and may be up to 100% non–refundable and non-changeable. Therefore you should assume all reservations are non-refundable the moment you make the booking. We charge a service fee for any changes or cancellations to fares. In addition to our charges‚ most airlines also have a penalty or cancellation fee for any changes or cancellations to fares. Furthermore‚ each ticket has a minimum and maximum stay validity period. Maximum stay can range from 30days to a maximum of 12months and minimum stay can range from 2 nights to 14 nights‚ depending on the itinerary and the type of ticket sold. Changes will not be permitted where the length of the ticket is less than the minimum stay or more than the maximum stay period. Also note‚ partially used tickets become 100% nonrefundable even if only one segment of the ticket is used.
When changes or cancellations are requested by a passenger, Flight Network will confirm 2-3 steps to verification which could include: confirming booking confirmation numbers, email addresses, home address, telephone number, credit card on file and/or passenger names. If these steps to verification have been successfully answered by the passenger requesting the change or cancellation, Flight Network will complete the request for the passenger.
Name Changes / Corrections:
If the tickets have been issued‚ please note name changes and corrections are not permitted. Once the tickets have been issued and if permitted by the airline‚ an additional fee will be assessed by FlightNetwork® and the airline directly.
Customers who do not appear or ‘no show’ for their flight will forfeit the entire fare paid. If you arrive at the airport late or are denied boarding you will forfeit the entire fare paid.
- Hotels Terms
Flightnetwork.com does not collect taxes for remittance to applicable taxing authorities. The tax recovery charges on prepaid hotel transactions are a recovery of the estimated transaction taxes (e.g. sales and use‚ occupancy‚ room tax‚ excise tax‚ value added tax‚ etc) that Flightnetwork.com pays to the hotel supplier in connection with your hotel reservation. The Hotel suppliers remit applicable taxes to the applicable taxing jurisdictions. Flightnetwork.com does not act as a co-vendor with the supplier with whom we reserve your travel arrangements. Taxability and the appropriate tax rates vary greatly by location. The actual tax amounts paid to the hotel suppliers may vary from the tax recovery charge amounts‚ depending upon the rates‚ taxability‚ etc. in effect at the time of actual use of the hotel by our customers.
- Vacation Package Terms
By completing a Flight Network Vacation booking you have confirmed that you have read, understand and agreed to the following:
1. All prices quoted herein are based on the supplier(s) system and are quoted in Canadian Dollars.
2. I confirm that the spelling of all passengers names listed above are correct and correspond to the names listed on the Passport (initials are not acceptable). Please ensure the date(s) of birth; destination(s), departure dates, and hotel information are also correct. I understand that if any changes are required after this booking is made, supplier imposed charges will apply.
3. I also agree that it is my responsibility to ensure that I/we have the appropriate documentation (Passport/Visa/ID card etc.) to gain entry to the chosen destination and for re-entry upon return. For Travel outside Canada, please ensure you have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your return date for all the passengers on file. You may also require a visa depending on the country you are visiting and your passport’s country of issue.
4. Prices, availability, and dates during this period are subject to change as per the supplier(s) rules and regulations.
5. Changes and/or Cancellations may result in a 100% penalty as per supplier terms and conditions plus any applicable administration fee(s).
6. Airlines may apply additional fees for items such as checked baggage. Be sure to confirm any applicable fees with the airline or Tour Operator directly.
7. Flight Network does not assume any liability for cancelled flights, flights that are missed, or flights not connecting due to any schedule changes made by the airlines.
8. Guests must check-in 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Passports and proper travel documents will be required for check in purposes. Please contact your local Embassy and airline for proper documents required, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure you have all travel documents and Visas required for entry into the traveling country. Guests arriving less than 1.5 hour prior to the scheduled departure will be denied boarding.
9. Purchases made with a third party credit cards(the use of a credit card that does not belong to any of the passengers on file, will be required to show the credit card to the airline and/or tour operator at time of check in. If the credit card is not presented, you may be required to purchase a new ticket at your own cost. Flight Network reverses the right to request proof of documents (back and front of card and copy of driver’s license/passport) for bookings using a third party credit card.
10. Once the Purchase Now button is pressed, an email will be sent with additional information on how to retrieve your tickets/e-document for your travel plans. Please read this email carefully before contacting Flight Network. If a per person processing fee is applicable, this amount has been added to your price and charged by Flight Network and separate charges may show on your credit card statement.
11. All reservations are not guaranteed until ticketed or the Booking Status says CONFIRMED/OK.
12. For full terms and conditions, please refer to the terms and conditions from the Suppliers Brochure or Airline website.
13. By submitting your transaction online, you authorize Flight Network to process this reservation with the supplier(s) on your behalf. Please note the cost of your package will be charged to your credit card directly by the supplier(s). Additional departure taxes or airport fees may be applicable.
14. Prices include all transportation taxes, fuel surcharges, GST, and PST. Any local taxes or charges payable to a third party in destination are not included in the total price shown.
15. For Québec residents, prices do not include the client’s contribution to the Indemnity Fund, amounting to $1 per $1,000 of travel services purchased. Indemnity Fund charges will be added to your invoice and charged to your credit card separately.
* Note: Flight times and date changes may occur from time to time based on suppliers provided information. Once received, Flight Network will provide this information via email provided in the booking. Please ensure you check your emails for any additional information.
Please click here for information about e-documents available by specific Tour Operators. Please ensure that you contact the Airline directly at least 24 hours prior to the date of your flight for any schedule changes that may have occurred and to reconfirm your flight departure times. For information in regards to your terminal and your flight reconfirmation number please visit your local airport authority for the airline phone number and departure terminals. Please ensure you are at the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure, as Flight Network will not be responsible for missed flights.
Price Drop Protection – Vacations
Price Drop Protection for all vacation products is managed explicitly by FlightNetwork.com. Price Drop Protection Dollars cannot be used online towards a new vacation package purchase. Customers are required to call in to verify their Price Drop Protection balance and apply any applicable rewards to a new reservation. Any questions regarding Flight Network’s Price Drop Protection process should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Canada’s New Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Effective 15 March 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electric Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and foreign nationals with valid visa.
Please refer to http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp. This eTA is required to be obtained prior to boarding.
- Insurance Terms
We strongly recommend travel insurance to cover you for cancellation, health, baggage and other losses including out-of-province health insurance, if applicable. For every sale, Flight Network offers the option to purchase travel insurance to cover the customer against any unforeseen circumstances that may occur prior to, during or after your trip. There are different types of insurance policies available and the purchase of insurance is an optional decision to the customer. Insurance policies purchased on FlightNetwork.com will insure passengers up to the sum of $100, $600 or $800 prior to departure, depending on the airline and journey type where applicable.
It is the customers’ responsibility to read and familiarize themselves with the travel insurance policy to understand what their purchased travel insurance covers and under what conditions. If the customer wants to make an insurance claim it is their responsibility to contact Flight Network as soon as possible. Please contact us if you require more information regarding travel insurance.
- Loyalty Programs & Gift Card Terms
Frequent Flyer Programs:
Almost all of our Airfares allow accumulation of frequent flyer miles. You enter your frequent flyer program and number in our booking process. Your frequent flyer information is sent to the airline once your ticket is issued.
Not applicable on Transat Holidays and Nolitours bookings. This is a limited time offer and may be withdrawn without prior notice.
- Passports Terms
Prior to booking your trip, you should ensure that you meet the passport, visa, affidavit, health and other requirements of the countries you wish to visit and those that you transit (even if it is for a plane change).
Certain countries do not allow entry on a oneway ticket.
Canadian Citizens are required to present a current valid Canadian passport for entry or transit through most countries; otherwise , entry or transit may be denied. We remind you that living standards and practices at your travel destination and the conditions there with respect to the provision of utilities, services and accommodation may differ from those found in Canada. Please consult the Country Travel Reports and Tourist Visa Requirements Page found on the website of Canada Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada at:
http://www.voyage.gc.ca/preparation_information/visas-eng.asp for all entry/exit requirements, travel tips and local health information.
Check VisaCentral to find out what type of Visa you’ll need for your International travel needs.
Please note that many countries require that your passport be valid for a period of (a minimum) six months beyond your return date (please see the chart below for easy reference). Obtaining passports and visas may require lengthy processing times and entry to another country may be refused even if your required information and travel documents are complete. We accept no responsibility if you should be denied boarding or deported for any reason including your age. You, the customer must be eighteen years of age (please note the restrictions below with respect to children travelling alone to Europe). If you are purchasing travel services for a customer that is not the age of majority in the applicable jurisdiction you must contact our call centre to arrange the purchase. Our contact details can be found on the right side of this page.
If you’ve made a reservation with Flight Network, traveling to Australia, you will likely need a Visa. The type of Visa depends on your circumstances (I.e. length of stay, purpose of visit etc.). Please click here to find out what type of Australian Visa you’ll need for your trip.
India E-Tourist Visa for International Travelers:
Visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html to get more information on tourist visas to India and to submit your online applications.
Indian Passport Holders:
Please ensure that you hold the proper documentation when your itinerary has a connection via USA. You MUST hold a ‘multiple-entry visa’. If proper documentation is not provided at the time of check-in, the airline reserves the right to deny boarding and the entire ticket cost will be forfeited.
European Union Passports:
Passengers travelling to Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland require a passport that must be valid for at least three (3) months beyond the expected date of return. Passengers without valid travel documents will be refused boarding or entry into the destination country.
Other countries have similar requirements. For all destinations, it is the responsibility of passengers to ensure that they possess the necessary travel documents.
Entry Requirements For United States:
The department of Homeland Security of the United States of America has introduced new laws effective January 23, 2007 governing the entry requirements to the United States by air. These new laws include mandatory passports for all travelers including Canadian and American citizens. Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months past your desired return date to ensure that there are not any delays in regards to US Immigration. Please take the time to review the website link for the Department of Homeland Security at: http://www.dhs.gov/crossing-us-borders For additional information on Canada – U.S. border regulations, please refer to the Canada Border Services Agency website at: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/ If you have any questions about this, please do contact us and we will explain this further for you.
For Travel to the following countries, Passports must be:
Valid at least 1 month beyond your return date Valid at least 3 months beyond your return date Valid at least 6 months beyond your return date Cayman Islands Aruba Barbados Colombia Italy Belize Cuba Portugal Brazil Jamaica Spain Greece Mexico Costa Rica Haiti Trinidad & Tobago Germany Honduras UK France India USA Israel Liberia Margarita Island Panama Saint Kitts and Nevis San Andres Turks and Caicos Venezuela
- Unaccompanied Minors Terms
It is the customer’s responsibility to read and familiarize themselves in regards to children travelling unaccompanied without an adult over the age of 18 years. Please verify the unaccompanied minor rules and restrictions with the operating airline(s) prior to confirming your booking online. The specific unaccompanied minor service requirements vary from one airline to another. If you fail to meet these requirements, children will be denied boarding and will forfeit the entire fare paid. Please note that flights booked may be code share with other airlines therefore the operating carrier’s rules and regulations will apply.
FlightNetwork® will not be held responsible for any fees or passengers denied boarding due to the non compliance of the airlines rules and regulations regarding unaccompanied minors.
Travelling to the UK via Air Transat (TS), Thomas Cook (TCX) and MY Travel Airways (MYT).
Please note that the following restrictions have been put in place as of April 27, 2007 in regards to children travelling alone into Europe:
For Air Transat Flights – Children will be accepted between the ages of 5 and 11 years of age For Thomas Cook Flights – Children will be accepted only above the age of 16. For My Travel Airways Flights – Children will be accepted only above the age of 16.
- Lost Tickets Terms
If you lose your tickets, it may be possible to re-issue them for a fee. The amount payable will depend on the circumstances of the loss and how close to the travel date you discover it. However, not all tickets can be re-issued; which is another good reason for ensuring you have sufficient insurance cover. Tickets will be dispatched to you in accordance with your instructions and we accept no responsibility for their delivery.
- Children and travel (entry/exit to South Africa)
As of October 1, 2014, parents travelling with children will be asked to produce the child’s unabridged (long form) birth certificate and a consent letter (if the child is travelling with only one parent). Other requirements may apply to unaccompanied children. Contact the High Commission of South Africa before travelling. Please consult the Government of Canada here for more information.
- Travel to Venezuela
As of March 6, 2015, Venezuela (VE) has imposed a visa requirement for all U.S. citizens traveling to VE. All customers in possession of a U.S. passport traveling to VE are required to obtain a visa for air travel to Venezuela, including those born in VE.
- Travel to Cuba from USA
If you are travelling from the U.S. to anywhere in Cuba, when completing your booking with Flight Network, you have agreed that you are travelling for one of the 12 permitted purposes. If you are not travelling for one of the 12 permitted purposes you will likely be denied entry to the country.
12 permitted purposes include:
- family visits
– official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations
– journalistic activity
– professional research and professional meetings
– educational activities
– religious activities
– public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions
– support for the Cuban people
– humanitarian projects
– activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes
– exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials
– certain authorized export transactions
OB Ticketing Fees
The Airline ticketing fees, also called OB Fees, are defined and collected by the validating Carrier and charged to the passenger when a ticket is issued in Australia (at first ticket issuance only). These fees can be imposed to cover charges for a specific Form of Payment (credit card) or for other ticketing services. Airline ticketing fees are non-refundable and are collected at time of ticket issuance automatically depending on the itinerary booked. You will see this as a separate additional charge on your statement which can not be determined in advance. As a result, we are unable to notify you the exact amount at time of purchase.
- Advanced Seat Selection
Some airlines will charge for advanced seat selection. Advanced seat selection is subject to change at any time and is fully controlled by the operating airline(s).
Once you have purchased your ticket you can request a seat online directly through the airline’s website. Advance seat selection is available on some airlines and is subject to availability and the fare type booked. If you are unable to obtain free advanced seat selection online, the airlines do hold a percentage of seats until the day of departure for airport check-in. Customers with special needs should contact the operating airline directly for their seating needs.