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Change Your Flight for Exclusive Rewards! (Nominal Travel Credit)

Old Oct 8, 22, 6:55 am
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Got the same email a couple weeks back for vouchers of $25 FAT-SAN and $75 SAN-FAT. I laughed out at both emails. Last time I volunteered to change flights UA was offering $1k vouchers.

Interesting that they changed the verbiage on the title of the email.

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Old Oct 8, 22, 7:28 am
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Website might be new. Email offers arent. I got an email around a year ago asking if I wanted to switch for a $500 voucher and to call if I was interested.

Called, got the $500.
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Old Oct 24, 22, 11:20 am
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DP: Received an offer of $95 to change a thurs DTW->SEA nonstop to the same flight either weds or sat.
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Old Oct 25, 22, 4:26 am
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I was on Delta and offered my Seat from SJC to LAX on a busy holiday weekend. As I was in no rush Delta gave me a voucher for $1000 for a 5 hour delay plus Food. Not only did I enjoy a good meal at Gordon Biersch I had lounge access . I used this for an Air France Delta Codeshare ticket and only paid $100 difference . I had nowhere to go in LA but just my Grandfather's condo and he could care less about me arriving at 10 AM vs 3 PM.

Delta also offered to pay me for a car service in LA to my destination which I accepted This amazing SJ agent was proactive

The Delta Agent upgraded my seat to First Class. and I got the bonus miles. The agent thanked me for volunteering so graciously and quickly because a Family would have missed a cruise.

At LAX a Red Coat Agent greeted me and thanked me again for volunteering and escorted me through baggage and to my car service. Totally unrxpected but the agent said that transportation is hard due to the busy weekend and they thought that a Bentley would make up for it. The Driver had snacks and sparkling water..

Apparently others were refusing to volunteer but at the gate I said I could go later without them asking..
Point in case $35 is a slap in the face.
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Old Oct 25, 22, 12:03 pm
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As an anecdote, I've noticed a pattern that the offer email comes 5 days prior to departure date.
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Old Oct 26, 22, 10:34 am
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I was offered $55 to move my LAX-HNL flight forward by a day. Obviously that's a no go as the $55 won't even cover the cost of an extra night in a hotel.
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Old Nov 2, 22, 5:23 am
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Choices for alternative option not shown. Apparently must click receive before knowing option ? Curious if others have encountered
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Old Nov 2, 22, 9:52 am
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Cannot redeem voucher until day of original travel date

Originally Posted by deal View Post
As an anecdote, I've noticed a pattern that the offer email comes 5 days prior to departure date.
When I did take their offer, the voucher code was emailed immediately BUT not valid until the day of your originally booked flight.

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Old Nov 2, 22, 11:33 pm
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If I take the $35 voucher to change the flight 5 days prior, can I still do MVP gold same day change? Or is taking this voucher somehow locking us in to some specific flight with no changes allowed
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Old Nov 4, 22, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by nomiiiii View Post
If I take the $35 voucher to change the flight 5 days prior, can I still do MVP gold same day change? Or is taking this voucher somehow locking us in to some specific flight with no changes allowed
You can still do a same day change after accepting your new flights.

The funny thing is sometimes the options include a flight the same day as the departing one, so I accept the new flights then when check in opens, SDC back to the flight I was on. Yes that does mean you lose your original seat assignment, but when it is short hops its not the end of the world to have a less preferential seat.
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Old Nov 5, 22, 4:42 am
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just got a $195 offer at T-5 for a flight I was going to cancel anyway; switched it to the following day which was a no-brainer as that’s when I *really* want to fly anyway

as mentioned above, I can’t actually deposit the cert until the issue date, but that will not be a big deal
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Old Nov 9, 22, 2:17 am
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AS vs AA

so I got emails from both AA (outbound) and AS (Inbound) for my flight this weekend to New York. AS will compensate me $55 to change my flight, while AA will change for “no charge”….. Both offers are "no-go" as alternate flights are not favorable but really AA?!?!?!

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Old Nov 12, 22, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Xrayman View Post
Choices for alternative option not shown. Apparently must click receive before knowing option ? Curious if others have encountered
Not sure why there's no alternative flights listed, but for the emails that I've received, that link in the email just takes you to a webpage before confirming any changes.
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Old Nov 13, 22, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
… as mentioned above, I can’t actually deposit the cert until the issue date, but that will not be a big deal
I was a tad premature in thinking “… that will not be a big deal” … the system threw “The certificate cannot be found” and I had to call in

apparently there’s some fine print about “This link expires in 24 hours” … which is of course incompatible with “Issue date is not current date or a past date” for a certificate issued 5 days before the originally booked flight

let’s hear it for IT interns
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Old Nov 13, 22, 3:25 pm
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Although I'm late to the party, I would think that getting any incentive to change a flight in advance would be better than having your flight cancelled and getting no incentive as well as being rebooked automatically. I may have taken a same day change but probably not an alternate date
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