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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #90 on: July 24, 2013, 01:14:00 PM »
I'm trying to cancel an award ticket, is there any way to get around the 200 fee? for redepositing the miles into account?

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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #91 on: July 24, 2013, 01:25:28 PM »
So I talked to a couple United agents and they gave me different answers.  However, I hope the following is true:
a) Yes, $75.  Change in origination or destination causes a $75 fee.
b) Itinerary locks into original booking policy.  Regardless of changes to itinerary, it is grandfathered in.
c) Once an itinerary is underway, you can make date changes to the remaining itinerary with no additional fees.  Assuming that the award fare is available.

A and B are true. I believe C is as well.
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #92 on: July 24, 2013, 01:26:42 PM »
I'm trying to cancel an award ticket, is there any way to get around the 200 fee? for redepositing the miles into account?

Change date to something far out and wait for schedule change.

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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #93 on: July 24, 2013, 01:32:26 PM »
Change date to something far out and wait for schedule change.
Thanks AJK, I should postpone the ticket for in the next year? and what's wait for schedule change

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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #94 on: July 24, 2013, 01:35:45 PM »
Wait for UA to change the timing of the flights by a few mins (or more), and then request a free redeposit.
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #95 on: October 23, 2013, 09:09:08 PM »
My mother has a flight to LIH that was added on to a flight she took to Israel back in February.   Right now it's also booked for February but is there a limit of how far I can keep changing it out?

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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #96 on: October 23, 2013, 09:12:52 PM »
All travel must be complete within one year of departure.
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #97 on: October 23, 2013, 09:13:17 PM »
All travel must be complete within one year of departure.

Darn. That's what I thought.
 
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #98 on: October 23, 2013, 09:16:11 PM »
Ok-  I have a ticket I added on to a flight to Israel that began last December and it's set for February.

Does that mean the rule isn't so enforced?


   Did the agent just make a mistake? It wasn't originally booked that way. I just called to change it a few months ago.
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #99 on: October 23, 2013, 09:29:31 PM »
1 year rule is loosely enforced.
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #100 on: October 23, 2013, 09:32:17 PM »
1 year rule is loosely enforced.

Great. And if the ticket is booked online that way I shouldn't have any problems at the airport?
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #101 on: December 17, 2013, 03:52:53 PM »
Can someone confirm for me about changing dates on United Award Flights?  Are there no fees for changes if they are made within 24 hours of booking the flight? Is that true of  cancellations too? This is for a non-elite member.

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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #102 on: December 17, 2013, 04:18:21 PM »
Yes, provided that it's not within 7 days of departure (though in practice that is often overlooked as well).
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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #103 on: December 17, 2013, 04:34:53 PM »
Yes, provided that it's not within 7 days of departure (though in practice that is often overlooked as well).
It is within 7 days.  I am actually talking about booking for this motzei shabbas (Sat. nite).  So do I bother to try & avoid the close in booking fee and risk getting hit with change fees too?

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Re: United Award Change Fees
« Reply #104 on: December 17, 2013, 06:03:27 PM »
UA doesn't have a 7 day rule
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