About the Offer

To make your travel planning easier and more comfortable, SkySOUQ.com offers an option of Hold For Free. The option allows you to place your seat reservation on hold, without any immediate payment. You can then make the payment at a later date, within a specified time-frame.

Book your flights with SkySOUQ.com and hold your seat for free.


  • Payment flexibility Book now, pay later. Now, you have more time to plan your trip while securing the flight for your expected dates.
  • Reminder Wake up call. Place your seat on hold and relax, we will inform you well in advance of the date of expiry of your 'on-hold' booking
  • Ensures best fareAvail the best price. If the fare of your on-hold itinerary is reduced further, then your cart will get updated with the reduced price.


Q. Is Hold For Free offered on every airline?

Hold For Free option is offered on all airlines except Low-cost carriers e.g. Air India Express, Indigo, Salam Air, Fly Dubai, Air Arabia.

Q. How can I hold an itinerary using Hold For Free?

When booking a flight online, you can opt for Hold For Free if available, in the Search Result Page while booking your itinerary.

Q. How is the availability of Hold For Free option is decided?

Availability of Hold For Free option is based on the airline that you choose and the number of days prior to the departure date of your chosen flights. For example, If you wish to book an immediate flight 3-4 days in advance, then you may not be able to find the Hold For Free option on the result listing page.

Q. How can I change my flights after purchasing the Hold For Free service?

Hold For Free reservations cannot be changed until after you have purchased the reservation. You may cancel your Hold For Free and choose new flights if your plans change, but you'll need to select Hold For Free for the new itinerary. Please note that Hold For Free may not be offered on your new itinerary.

Q. How can I cancel my hold booking?

If you have already held the booking, then you may cancel the itinerary from My Bookings with Zero cancellation penalty.

Q. What happens if I do not purchase my ticket before my Hold For Free hold period expires?

If you do not purchase your ticket before your Hold For Free period expires, your reservation will be automatically canceled. If you'd still like to travel, simply return to SkySOUQ.com to create a new reservation.

Q. How can I make the payment against my hold booking?

There are multiple ways through which payment can be made against your hold booking:

  • Confirmation Email – Once you hold a booking successfully, the payment link will be sent in the confirmation email of the hold booking.
  • Seats Filling Up Fast Mailer – If seats against your hold booking are expected to be filled up before the expiry of your hold period then our system will notify you through a mailer with a link to make the payment.
  • Hold Period Expiring mailer – If your hold period is about to expire and you forget to make the payment, then we send out a reminder with the payment link.
  • My Bookings – Apart from these scheduled mailers you can even log in to SkySOUQ and go to section to make the payment against your Upcoming Hold booking.
  • Make a payment – If you don’t remember your log in details then simply go to and enter your registered email id which booking was held and Hold PNR to access the payment flow.

Q. What is the balance payment option?

Your balance payment can be paid either partial or full through prepaid mode. It can be made using your EMI, Credit Card, Net Banking or Debit Card.

Q. What do I do if I no longer want my Hold For Free reservation?

If your plans change, and you wish to cancel your reservation before the end of the hold period, visit My bookings > Upcoming Trip, select "Cancel Reservation."

  • Hold For Free is a feature that allows you to hold your itinerary for free and pay remaining amount within defined time frame.
  • Hold For Free feature availability is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions which are governed by the SkySOUQ.com and respective airline rules and regulations.
  • Booking for the same passenger name and same itinerary is not allowed to be held twice even if different user is trying to hold it.
  • The fare at which booking was held is subject to the availability and airline reserves the rights to cancel the booking or expires the fare before the hold period expiry.
  • SkySOUQ.com has the sole discretion for rewarding the Hold For Free users with promotional offers or points, monitoring and temporarily suspending the Hold For Free bookings, in case of any losses or similar issues, etc.

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