Old Sep 15, 17, 12:02 pm
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Scottrick
formerly known as felinaar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SEA
Programs: UA Plat, AA Gold, AS MVPG, Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Diamond, SPG Gold
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Most of the language I've read regarding discount codes (especially the annual companion fare discount code) state that they are not returned in the event of cancellation. Once you use it, it's used for good.

There is one exception: You can change a ticket that was booked with a discount code, and assuming the new flight fits the same eligibility criteria you can apply the same discount. This is my recommendation.

If you are an MVP Gold member, this is pretty painless since there are no change fees. I've changed my trip to something far in the future I don't even plan to use, just as a placeholder so I can preserve the discount and change it again when I decide what I will really use it for.

If you are not a MVP Gold member, you can still avoid the change fee as long as you change it 60+ days before departure.
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