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United award 24 hours
« on: October 23, 2019, 04:34:41 PM »
Stuck in Barcelona, stranded by Norwegian's endless delays
United has a flight tomorrow to NYC but if I book it with miles and norwegian ends up flying tonite, can i cancel since its within 24 hours of booking
or since its same day i lose the miles?

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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 05:00:49 PM »
You can cancel.
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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 05:27:10 PM »
You can cancel.
thanks.

Is that until midnight local time over here or until departure?

supposedly chabad is bringing over food for the stranded yidden which would be very nice

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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 05:36:38 PM »
24 hours from ticketing.
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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019, 05:40:02 PM »
24 hours from ticketing.

Thanks. The verbiage on their website indicates otherwise so thanks for confirming. "Although Basic Economy reservations are not eligible for changes within 24 hours, they are still eligible for a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours and you made your purchase one week or more prior to the original scheduled departure flight."

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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2019, 05:42:56 PM »
Policy may have changed then. Not sure.
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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2019, 06:02:53 PM »
Policy may have changed then. Not sure.
As of a few months ago they were cancealable.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 06:39:52 PM by KSMH »
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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2019, 06:07:21 PM »
Thanks. The verbiage on their website indicates otherwise so thanks for confirming. "Although Basic Economy reservations are not eligible for changes within 24 hours, they are still eligible for a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours and you made your purchase one week or more prior to the original scheduled departure flight."
What does basic economy have to do with an award flight?
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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2019, 10:22:51 PM »


and you made your purchase one week or more prior to the original scheduled departure flight."

I believe this line was always on united.com even for award tickets, it's just not enforced

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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2019, 10:35:08 PM »

I believe this line was always on united.com even for award tickets, it's just not enforced
That's what I remember, too.

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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2019, 10:41:13 PM »

I believe this line was always on united.com even for award tickets, it's just not enforced

I believe your believe.
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Re: United award 24 hours
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2019, 06:03:18 PM »
Thanks. The verbiage on their website indicates otherwise so thanks for confirming. "Although Basic Economy reservations are not eligible for changes within 24 hours, they are still eligible for a full refund if you cancel within 24 hours and you made your purchase one week or more prior to the original scheduled departure flight."
Not enforced!
I have done this multiple times.