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united travel credit
« on: December 22, 2020, 01:40:14 PM »
are credits restricted to be used only for original traveler or not?

can one book flights using travel credits for entire cost minus $1, and charge the last $1 on chase united explorer card to get free luggage?

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2020, 06:11:30 PM »
are credits restricted to be used only for original traveler or not?

can one book flights using travel credits for entire cost minus $1, and charge the last $1 on chase united explorer card to get free luggage?
No.
Yes.

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2020, 07:24:03 PM »
No.
Yes.

Good to know as was just approved for the business card. Planned on canceling current tickets > getting an e-travel certificate for them > rebuying tickets using credits + $1 on business mileage plus card to qualify for free luggage.

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2020, 08:23:38 PM »
I just canceled a booking and requested an ETC, rep said I'll get it in about 7-10 business days, is that how long it really takes?

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2020, 09:17:26 PM »
I just canceled a booking and requested an ETC, rep said I'll get it in about 7-10 business days, is that how long it really takes?

I hope not.

If so, am not so sure that I'm willing to do as originally planned, as having to wait 7-10 BUSINESS days could lead to ticket price increases.

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 01:44:38 AM »
I just canceled a booking and requested an ETC, rep said I'll get it in about 7-10 business days, is that how long it really takes?
Took me 8 days.

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2020, 07:27:11 AM »
I just canceled a booking and requested an ETC, rep said I'll get it in about 7-10 business days, is that how long it really takes?
Update: Just got it.

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2020, 09:08:14 AM »
Update: Just got it.

so 3 business days?

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2020, 11:13:15 AM »

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2020, 11:06:53 AM »
can one book flights using travel credits for entire cost minus $1, and charge the last $1 on chase united explorer card to get free luggage?
Yes.

as my new tickets are the same price as original/value of travel credit, the system does not allow me to not use entire travel credit, thereby leaving over a small balance to use on chase explorer card to get free luggage. any work around?
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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2020, 11:08:14 AM »
I just canceled a booking and requested an ETC, rep said I'll get it in about 7-10 business days, is that how long it really takes?
Took me 8 days.

did i do something wrong/different? i cancelled my tickets online and was immediately issued a travel credit to use (original confirmation #).

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2020, 11:21:50 AM »
did i do something wrong/different? i cancelled my tickets online and was immediately issued a travel credit to use (original confirmation #).
You need to call to get an ETC, online you can only get a FTC.

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2020, 11:28:17 AM »
You need to call to get an ETC, online you can only get a FTC.

Ah. Can I still call and either (1) convert from ETC to FTC or (2) use my ETC to book new tickets but not use full value?

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2020, 11:34:07 AM »
Ah. Can I still call and either (1) convert from ETC to FTC or (2) use my ETC to book new tickets but not use full value?
I would rebook with the FTC then call and cancel and request an ETC.

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Re: united travel credit
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2020, 11:59:58 AM »
I would rebook with the FTC then call and cancel and request an ETC.

will try. Didnít think the travel waiver for change fees has unlimited usage like southwest. Assumed would be one shot deal. Thanks