If you can no longer travel due to the death or illness of yourself, an accompanying passenger or immediate family member, we will need to cancel the flights in order to avoid the tickets being marked as "no-show" by the airline. Please contact Hopper support at least 24 hours before departure by selecting the booking you're inquiring about directly in the app, and then tapping "Contact Support." Our support bot RoboBear will help get you started, and then put you in touch with an agent to help process your cancellation request. 

In order to request a free change to your booking or request a refund with the airline, you will need to provide official documentation (e.g. Official doctor's certificate or death certificate). 

  • For death in the family: Airlines will only consider an official death certificate for immediate family members. If your deceased relative does not share the same last name as you, the airline will also request proof of relationship.
  • For emergency medical situations: Airlines will only consider documents that are signed and typed on an official hospital letterhead, explaining the patient's diagnosis. The document must include doctor's name and signature. Please note that prescriptions are not an accepted form of documentation.

Important 

  • If you made your booking within the past 24 hours, you might still be eligible to cancel your booking quick and easy without penalty directly in the app. Click here for information about same-day cancellation in the app.
  • If you're flying with American Airlines or United Airlines, you can apply for a courtesy refund via their website. See How to apply for a refund with American Airlines and How to apply for a refund with United Airlines  
  • If you're flying with a low-cost carrier such as Spirit or Ryan Air, you'll need to contact the airline directly.
  • Refunds and waived fees are always at the discretion of the airline and never guaranteed.

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