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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2013, 09:15:36 PM »
"For MileagePlus award tickets issued after system conversion(2)
 
$75"
yes but u wont get charged that plus a close in fee. that is the close in fee

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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2013, 09:19:32 PM »
I hear.
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2013, 09:22:45 PM »
Award? Link, please.
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2013, 09:57:58 PM »
Trust Dan or not.  That is the question.
All changes are free within 24 hours as well (barring close-in fee if not previously collected). System doesnt realize that automatically but the reps will waive it.
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Re: Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2013, 10:03:24 PM »
Ok, I'm about to book a United award ticket for departure in less than 21 days.
Can I still use the trick to avoid the $75 close-in fee? Book for a latter time and then change to th correct date?
Does it still work?
it has worked for me multiple times recently

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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2013, 01:33:17 AM »
hey - does this method work for American Airlines too?

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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2013, 10:25:53 AM »
hey - does this method work for American Airlines too?
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2013, 03:27:19 PM »
I hear.
I just did this.
Needed a reservation for less then 21 days, booked for later date, called up the agent changed it. no fees whatsoever!!!

My love to DDF just keeps on growing fonder!!!!
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2013, 06:58:54 PM »
I just did this.
Needed a reservation for less then 21 days, booked for later date, called up the agent changed it. no fees whatsoever!!!

My love to DDF just keeps on growing fonder!!!!
Nice!
My father didn't have the patience for me (!) doing it so he paid the fee.
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2013, 01:25:17 PM »
Thanks.
Just worked for me for a last minute ticket. Easy, 1 2 3...
3 hours prior to departure I looked up for 2 saver seats, booked for next month, PUTPAC'd, changed, done. Took around 5-7 minutes.

Just wondering, card was charged just $5, receipt says $5, but under my reservations it says: Service Fee - $300.00
                                                                                                                                                     Additional taxes/fees - $5.00
                                                                                                                                                     Total Price - XXX Miles and $155.00
What does that mean?
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2013, 01:29:58 PM »
Thanks.
Just worked for me for a last minute ticket. Easy, 1 2 3...
3 hours prior to departure I looked up for 2 saver seats, booked for next month, PUTPAC'd, changed, done. Took around 5-7 minutes.

Just wondering, card was charged just $5, receipt says $5, but under my reservations it says: Service Fee - $300.00
                                                                                                                                                     Additional taxes/fees - $5.00
                                                                                                                                                     Total Price - XXX Miles and $155.00
What does that mean?

Happened to me once in the past but I disregarded since I book from a Plat acct and only pay tax

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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #56 on: April 15, 2013, 09:31:34 PM »
Do I have to wait for it to be ticketed in order to do the trick, or I can call in as soon as I complete the booking?
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #57 on: April 15, 2013, 09:36:15 PM »
Do I have to wait for it to be ticketed in order to do the trick, or I can call in as soon as I complete the booking?
Cut it, they make you wait on hold so long that meanwhile it gets ticketed.  >:(
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #58 on: April 15, 2013, 09:43:54 PM »
Cut it, they make you wait on hold so long that meanwhile it gets ticketed.  >:(
Aaaaand.... changed! without close-in fees!
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #59 on: April 15, 2013, 09:47:54 PM »
Aaaaand.... changed! without close-in fees!
Thanks DDF!

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