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Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« on: April 25, 2018, 06:11:02 PM »
Anyone know if you can still book the ticket 21 days out and then call to change?

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 06:16:13 PM »
yes, but harder
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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 06:29:08 PM »
harder as in HUCA or is it more complicated than that?

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 06:54:43 PM »
harder as in HUCA or is it more complicated than that?
HUCA it is!!
Did it 3 times this week....

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2018, 08:42:57 PM »
you have to wait until it's being ticketed and you can call to change and it work's with no HUCA

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 08:52:21 PM »
you have to wait until it's being ticketed and you can call to change and it work's with no HUCA
it usually gets ticketed within 2 minutes.
And I did have to HUCA 2 out of the 3 times I did it this week.

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 09:01:11 PM »
do we have to be booked on United metal for this to work?
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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 09:03:10 PM »
do we have to be booked on United metal for this to work?
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No.

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 09:17:31 PM »
if I purchase online and got the charge, can I try to HUCA to get this refunded?...

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 09:18:24 PM »
if I purchase online and got the charge, can I try to HUCA to get this refunded?...
you can try but I doubt they’ll do it.
I’ve tried a few times already with no luck.

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 09:42:39 PM »
it usually gets ticketed within 2 minutes.
And I did have to HUCA 2 out of the 3 times I did it this week.
you are right just tried and needed to HUCA

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2018, 09:46:08 PM »
you can try but I doubt they’ll do it.
I’ve tried a few times already with
I booked 2 separate OW's and got hit with the fee for the first leg cuz was inda 3 week time frame, now I needed to make a change for the 2nd leg for the same date and was hit again, would I book this as a single itinerary I would've not be charged again, either case I really shouldn't be charged for this change at all...

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2018, 09:56:35 AM »
you are right just tried and needed to HUCA
After second time calling it worked even did some HUCA to get a Economy plus seat and it worked

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2018, 10:01:37 AM »
After second time calling it worked even did some HUCA to get a Economy plus seat and it worked
How did you ask them to put you in an Economy Plus seat?

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Re: Does the united close-in fee trick still work?
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2018, 12:45:01 PM »
After second time calling it worked even did some HUCA to get a Economy plus seat and it worked
Same here for me today.

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.