Saudia Flight Change Policy

What is Saudi Arabian Airlines’ flight change policy?

Saudia’s flight change policy allows you to make changes to your flight for a fee (most cases) or free of charge (some cases), depending on your travel class, fare type, route, and when you’re making the changes. However, Economy Saver fares (where available) cannot be changed at all, regardless of route. 

Below is a snapshot of Saudia’s flight change policy for international and domestic flights:

  • International Flights 
    • Flex and First Class tickets can be changed free of charge on all international routes at least 2 days before departure. 
    • If you change a flight within 2 days of departure (regardless of travel class or fare type except for Economy Saver), you will be charged a flight change fee, depending on your route.
    • Economy Saver (U) fares for adults, children, and infants cannot be changed at all.
    • The flight change fees for children are 25% less than the flight change fees for adults, depending on the travel class and route.
    • The flight change fees for infants are 90% less than the flight change fees for adults, depending on the travel class and route. 
    • All EMDs (Electronic Miscellaneous Documents) are subject to a flight change fee.
  • Domestic Flights 
    • All travel classes and fare types will incur a flight change fee.
    • Changing a flight at least 2 days before departure is cheaper than changing it within 2 days of departure.
    • Economy Saver (U) fares for adults, children, and infants cannot be changed at all.
    • The flight change fees for children are 25% less than the flight change fees for adults, depending on the travel class and route.
    • The flight change fees for infants are 90% less than the flight change fees for adults, depending on the travel class and route. 
    • All EMDs (Electronic Miscellaneous Documents) are subject to a flight change fee.

Saudia Flight Change Policy Due to COVID-19

Although the earlier fee waivers due to COVID-19 are no longer effective, the fee waiver described below is still applicable. If you were refused boarding due to suspected COVID-19 infection or if you have been infected by COVID-19 14 days before/after your departure date and have a letter from the relevant authorities to confirm this, you have the option to:

  • Revalidate your ticket to the same destination later in the same class of service without being charged a flight change fee, as long as you do rebook only once. 
  • Have your ticket reissued to the same destination without being charged a fee, as long as you do it only once and are willing to pay the fare difference if any. 
  • Make a one-time itinerary change to a destination of your choice without paying any flight change fee, as long as you pay the applicable fare difference.
  • Refund your ticket without being charged any flight change fee. 

Note. This fee/travel waiver applies to all domestic flights and international flights originating from Saudi Arabia.

Saudia Flight Change Policy Due to Death 

In case of a passenger’s death or the death of the passenger’s immediate family member, you’re allowed to postpone (but not cancel) your flight by up to 45 days from the date of death, as long as you submit a valid death certificate (explained below).

  • If a passenger dies while travelling, the co-passengers are allowed to amend their tickets by changing the minimum period of stay by up to 45 days from the date of death. 
  • If a passenger’s immediate family member dies, the validity of the passenger’s ticket (and of the immediate family members travelling with the passenger) can be amended by up to 45 days from the date of death.

Note. In all cases, you must submit a valid copy of the death certificate before departure.

Saudia Flight Change Policy Due to Illness 

If you are unable to travel due to illness and can back it with a valid medical certificate, Saudia will extend your ticket’s validity period without charge until you’re fit to fly, unless the fare conditions of your ticket prevent this. If your flight coupon(s) include one or more stops, the validity of your ticket/tickets can be extended by up to 3 months from the date mentioned on your medical certificate. This benefit/travel waiver applies to you (i.e., the passenger who falls ill) and the immediate family members accompanying you.

Saudia Flight Change Process

How do I change my flight on Saudi Arabian Airlines?

You can make changes to your Saudia flight by phone, through a Saudia Sales Office, through your travel agent, or online through Saudia’s website. 

To make changes to your flight by phone, call 1-866-399-0587 or the Call Center in your city.

Alternatively, contact the travel agent you purchased your ticket from, get in touch with Saudia Sales Office in your city, or visit Saudia.com to change your flight yourself. 

How to Change Your Flight Ticket Online


A screenshot of Saudia’s Manage Booking tab for changing your flight online 

You can make changes to your ticket online if you purchased your ticket directly from Saudia’s website/app, Ticketing Office, or Call Center, as explained below.

  • Visit Saudia.com 
  • Select Manage Booking 
  • Retrieve your flight reservation by entering your:
    • Booking reference number 
    • Last name 
  • Change your flight date/time and/or route
  • Pay the fare difference (if any)
  • Pay the flight change/reissue fee (if any) 

Note

  • If you purchased your ticket from a travel agent or an online travel agency, you will need to contact them directly to make changes to your ticket. 
  • Call 1-866-399-0587 or a local call center if you’re calling from outside of Saudi Arabia.

Saudia Flight Change Fees

The flight change fees charged by Saudia will depend on your travel class, fare type, route, and when you make the changes, as indicated in the tables below. 

  • Flight Change Fees for International Flights 
    • The flight change/reissue fee for international flights ranges from SAR 100–800, depending on your route, travel class, fare type, and time of cancellation. 
    • EMDs are subject to re-issue fees of SAR150 for adults, SAR75 for children, and SAR15 for infants.
  • Flight Change Fees for Domestic Flights 
    • The flight change/reissue fees on domestic routes within Saudi Arabia range from SAR57.50–345. 
    • EMDs for domestic flights are subject to re-issue fees of SAR115 for adults, SAR57.50 for children, and SAR11.50 for infants.
Flight Change Fee for Economy Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 North America
Basic (V/N/T)Semi-Flex(Q/L/H/K)Flex(M/B/E/Y)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultSAR200SAR400SAR100SAR200FreeSAR100
Child 25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult feeFree25% less than the adult fee
Infant90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for Business Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 North America
Basic (I)Semi-Flex(C/D)Flex(J)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultSAR400SAR600SAR300SAR400FreeSAR200
Child 25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult feeFree25% less than the adult fee
Infant90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for First Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 North America
Semi-Flex(A/))Flex(F)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultFreeSAR700FreeSAR500
Child FreeNilFreeNil
InfantFree90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change for Economy Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Middle East 
Saver (U)Basic (V/N/T)Semi-Flex(Q/L/H/K)Flex(M/B/E/Y)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultxxSAR200SAR250FreeSAR150FreeSAR50
Child xx25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult feeFree25% less than the adult fee
Infantxx90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for Business Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Middle East
Basic (I)Semi-Flex(C/D)Flex(J)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultSAR250SAR300FreeSAR250FreeSAR100
Child 25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult feeFree25% less than the adult fee
Infant90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for First Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Middle East
Semi-Flex(C/D)Flex(J)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultFreeSAR250FreeSAR100
Child FreeNilFreeNil
InfantFree90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for Economy Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Asia
Basic (V/N/T)Semi-Flex(Q/L/H/K)Flex(M/B/E/Y)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultSAR150SAR200SAR100SAR150FreeSAR100
Child 25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult feeFree25% less than the adult fee
Infant90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for Business Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Asia
Basic (I)Semi-Flex(C/D)Flex(J)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultSAR350SAR400SAR200SAR300FreeSAR300
Child 25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult feeFree25% less than the adult fee
Infant90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for First Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Asia
Semi-Flex(A/)Flex(F)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultFreeSAR700FreeSAR500
Child FreeNilFreeNil
InfantFree90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for Economy Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Europe
Basic (V/N/T)Semi-Flex(Q/L/H/K)Flex(M/B/E/Y)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultSAR200SAR400SAR100SAR200FreeSAR100
Child 25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult feeFree25% less than the adult fee
Infant90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for Business Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Europe
Basic (I)Semi-Flex(C/D)Flex(J)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultSAR400SAR600SAR300SAR400FreeSAR200
Child 25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult feeFree25% less than the adult fee
Infant90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for First Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Europe
Semi-Flex(A/))Flex(F)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultFreeSAR700FreeSAR500
Child FreeNilFreeNil
InfantFree90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change for Economy Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Africa
Saver (U)Basic (V/N/T)Semi-Flex(Q/L/H/K)Flex(M/B/E/Y)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultxxSAR150SAR200SAR100SAR150FreeSAR100
Child xx25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult feeFree25% less than the adult fee
Infantxx90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for Business Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Africa
Basic (I)Semi-Flex(C/D)Flex(J)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultSAR400SAR500SAR300SAR400FreeSAR300
Child 25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult feeFree25% less than the adult fee
Infant90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for First Class
Saudi Arabia 🡨🡪 Africa
Semi-Flex(C/D)Flex(J)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultFreeSAR800FreeSAR600
Child FreeNilFreeNil
InfantFree90% less than the adult feeFree90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for Guest Class (Economy Class)Domestic Flights within Saudi Arabia
Saver (U)Basic (V/N/T/Q/L)Flex(H/K/M/B/E/Y)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultxxSAR69SAR115SAR57.50SAR103.50
Child xx25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee
Infantxx90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for Business Class
Domestic Flights within Saudi Arabia
Basic(I)FlexD/C/(J)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultSAR230SAR345SAR80.50SAR161
Child 25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee
Infant90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fee for First Class
Domestic Flights within Saudi Arabia
Flex(A/P/F)
ActionPassenger> 2 Days< 2 Days
Flight Change Fee
(Reissue/Revalidation Fee)
AdultSAR80.50SAR161
Child 25% less than the adult fee25% less than the adult fee
Infant90% less than the adult fee90% less than the adult fee
Flight Change Fees—EMDs
Service RouteAdultChildInfant
Re-issue FeeWithin Saudi ArabiaSAR 115SAR 57.50SAR 11.50
Re-issue FeeInternationalSAR 150SAR 75SAR 15
Note. If the value of your Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) is equal to or less than the value of the flight change/reissue fees in the table above, the flight change fee will be 25% of your EMD’s value instead of the fees above.

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