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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #105 on: August 09, 2017, 11:39:37 PM »
Sounds like it.

The trick here is to just ask them to switch the booking for you. Don't mention any fee, in fact if they start mentioning it tell them it's within 24 hours and there shouldn't even be a fee.

First time I said nothing specific, just that I wanted to change the booking.  She said sure but there is a change fee. By the way that was $125, more than the $75 close in fee.
Second time I asked to change and also was told - sure, but there is a change fee. I asked if the change fee is waived because it's within 24 hours and she said no.  American agent. Both of these agents did not mention the close in fee, but the change fee.
Third time I again said nothing specific and she said sure I can change it and you won't even be charged any fees. This one was a very foreign sounding agent.

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #106 on: August 09, 2017, 11:43:26 PM »
The first two times you called and asked them to waive the close in fee?

The change fee that they said they would charge if I made a change to the booking.

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #107 on: August 09, 2017, 11:58:55 PM »
First time I said nothing specific, just that I wanted to change the booking.  She said sure but there is a change fee. By the way that was $125, more than the $75 close in fee.
Second time I asked to change and also was told - sure, but there is a change fee. I asked if the change fee is waived because it's within 24 hours and she said no.  American agent. Both of these agents did not mention the close in fee, but the change fee.
Third time I again said nothing specific and she said sure I can change it and you won't even be charged any fees. This one was a very foreign sounding agent.
That has nothing to do with close in fee working or not. That's a case of a bad rep.

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #108 on: August 10, 2017, 05:37:28 AM »
That has nothing to do with close in fee working or not. That's a case of a bad rep.
I assume it does show, as he clearly said that the rep offered a change to the flight without the close in fee which would have occurred.
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #109 on: September 10, 2017, 11:36:45 PM »

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #111 on: April 26, 2018, 12:42:58 PM »
Definitely not dead.

Just succeeded in having fee waived.

It seems that it's not a fee that the agent adds in, but is there when you are making the change, and the agent had to manually remove it.

I said that its within my 24 hour cancellation window, so I should not have to pay the fee. The agent spoke with their help desk, and they said it could be removed.

Was the 2nd agent I spoke with for it to work.


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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #114 on: June 12, 2018, 10:22:54 PM »
Nothing has changed now.
From a blogger’s perspective wth is he trying to gain here ? Haters ?

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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #115 on: June 12, 2018, 10:47:35 PM »
From a blogger’s perspective wth is he trying to gain here ? Haters ?
Clicks. And credit card signups.
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #116 on: June 12, 2018, 10:47:55 PM »
From a blogger’s perspective wth is he trying to gain here ? Haters ?
Lol you're spot on. Have a look at the comments.
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #117 on: June 13, 2018, 01:45:26 AM »
Lol you're spot on. Have a look at the comments.
Na, Gary usually doesn't post that many things just for clicks, my bet is that he saw some new info and really thought it might be dead. He even says at the end that he's not sure.
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #118 on: June 13, 2018, 07:56:10 AM »
Na, Gary usually doesn't post that many things just for clicks,.
What alternate universe did I just wake up to?
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Re: united $75 work around is finally dead
« Reply #119 on: June 13, 2018, 08:01:02 AM »
What alternate universe did I just wake up to?
I'm guessing this was sarcasm
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