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A bit of trivia I was unaware of. I booked an Alitalia flight from Sicily to Rome on their website. I entered my Alitalia frequent flyer number. About 2 hours after booking I realized I needed an earlier flight and booked the earlier flight without entering my frequent flyer number. My intention being to cancel first flight within 24 hours. I immediately called Alitalia to cancel first flight only to be told I could not because it was booked in euros and not dollars. Apparently entering frequent flyer number put me on Italy site which does not have 24 hour cancellation. I cancelled flight made in dollars but had to pay large change fee on original reservation. Was I screwed?
I’d certainly file something with the DOT to see if you can get reimbursed.
Might be tricky since you’re dealing with a European airline on a flight that’s completely within Italy.