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I just learned: it's a *rule* and not just an optional policy. It applies to all flights to or from a US airport, even on a foreign airline, so long as (1) the flight is at least 7 days away AND (2) it was booked directly with the airline, rather than an online travel agency (OTA), such as Orbitz or Priceline.

(Note: Many OTA's have their own free-cancel grace period. Worth checking, if you use an OTA.)

The rule: https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Noti...

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