Old Aug 17, 13, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by JPG3392 View Post
Yes, it's the same amount, but there are two differences. 1) You pay the change fee in cash upfront, and the entire value you can use later is then in the form of a voucher valid only on a specific airline. 2) If you're unable to use the value for a later ticket, you lose the change fee as well as whatever you paid for the original ticket.
Huh??? Not in my experience. Cancel a ticket. Get a credit on file with UA for the amount of that ticket. When you book a new ticket they apply that amount minus the change fee. Done it dozens of times. Don't get any vouchers. Never had to pay the change fee in cash up front, never! Oops, used that word, never. I have not at any time had to pay the change fee in cash up front.

Edit to add, just did it this past Tuesday.
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