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Cancelling united award reservations
« on: December 25, 2012, 10:55:00 AM »
I tried to look but couldn't find it. Perhaps someone can direct me if ere is a thread already for this.....


If I book a united award reservation and I need to cancel, what happens? How much will it cost me to get the points back?

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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2012, 11:02:02 AM »
I tried to look but couldn't find it. Perhaps someone can direct me if ere is a thread already for this.....


If I book a united award reservation and I need to cancel, what happens? How much will it cost me to get the points back?
$150 try to get them to waive it. 

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Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2012, 11:02:05 AM »
Do you have any status? If not i believe $150

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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2012, 02:05:08 PM »
$150 try to get them to waive it. 

Give them a excuse of Hurricane Sandy, it helped me get the $150 waived.

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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 02:09:14 PM »
Give them a excuse of Hurricane Sandy, it helped me get the $150 waived.

This is for a flight I want to book for memorial day weekend.....

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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 10:05:39 AM »
You can change dates and push it off for free.
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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2012, 10:53:35 AM »
You can change dates and push it off for free.

Can I keep pushing it off? or at some point will they say that I need to just use it? and I wont be charged anything if I push it off?

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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2012, 10:57:07 AM »
Has to be used within a year of original booking.
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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 12:17:57 PM »
You can change dates and push it off for free.
Just wondering why won't there be a $75 change in booking fee

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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2012, 01:08:03 PM »
Just wondering why won't there be a $75 change in booking fee

See what united charges fees for and you'll understand.
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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2012, 01:15:29 PM »
See what united charges fees for and you'll understand.

Any chance you can find me a link from United that shows this? I tried, but could not find it. I probably didnt look hard enough.....

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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2012, 01:16:47 PM »
Any chance you can find me a link from United that shows this? I tried, but could not find it. I probably didnt look hard enough.....

http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/ticketing.aspx

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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2012, 01:37:50 PM »
Has to be used within a year of original booking.
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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2012, 05:21:05 PM »
I need to cancel a reservation I have on hold so that I can rebook it with new dates. (I tried calling, but they told me my reservation was an invalid routing, so I simply want to do it online, and yes, I HUCA's a few times)

Anyone know what the odds are that the tix I cancel will show up again imm for award availability? Or is it simply a crapshoot?

My plan is to book the tix, call them for the date changes, and if they say no, to cancel it within the 24 hr period, and hope they release the seats again right away so I can book it online.

Any better approach?

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Re: Cancelling united award reservations
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2015, 01:08:28 PM »
I have an award ticket that I got for 127,500 United miles.  I need to cancel it.  If I cancel (without redepositing the miles), do I have to reuse it for the same route?  Can I use the miles to buy award tickets for more than 1 person?  If I can use it for more than 1 person, is there a fee per person?