Air Canada and Montreal-based Hopper have partnered to offer passengers the option to add Cancel for Any Reason protection on flights. By paying for this service, passengers can receive up to a 100% refund of a non-refundable fare, if canceled up to 24 hours before the flight’s scheduled departure.
While this option has appeared on the Canadian version of the Air Canada website since earlier this year, today’s announcement makes the partnership official.
Air Canada and Hopper Partner to Offer Cancel for Any Reason
Air Canada and Hopper have officially announced a partnership, through which passengers can add Cancel for Any Reason protection to a non-refundable flight booking for a fee.
For Air Canada flights, Cancel for Any Reason is only available on the Canadian version of the website or app, and only on a certain subset of non-refundable fares, including:
- Economy (Standard)
- Economy (Flex)
- Premium Economy (Lowest)
- Business Class (Lowest)
Cancel for Any Reason is not available on Economy (Basic) fares, nor is it applicable to Aeroplan bookings.
Refundable fares, including Economy (Comfort), Economy (Latitude), Premium Economy (Flexible), and Business Class (Flexible) are also excluded, since they’re already refundable.
During the process of booking an Air Canada flight, the option to add Cancel for Any Reason protection appears after selecting a fare. There’s a cheaper option, which will give you 80% of your fare back, or a more expensive option, which will refund the entire cost of your flight.
If you opt for Cancel for Any Reason protection, you must purchase it for all passengers on the same booking. It may only be added at the time of booking, and may not be added after the fact.
The Cancel for Any Reason fee is non-refundable, except if you cancel the flight within 24 hours of booking. If Air Canada cancels any flights on your itinerary, the fee is still non-refundable, as per the terms and conditions.
By choosing to exercise Cancel for Any Reason on any flight in a booking, all flights on the booking will be cancelled.
Should you wish to make a voluntary change to your booking that changes the departure date, Cancel for Any Reason protection will still apply; however, it will expire either at the original cancellation deadline (24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your original flight), or 24 hours prior to the newly scheduled departure time for the…