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Can I change last leg of award travel after first part of trip has started?

Old Mar 24, 13, 9:26 am
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Can I change last leg of award travel after first part of trip has started?

Not quite sure how to word my question. Basically we are flying award travel to Maui from LAX. I added on a one way to New York for free which is months after our initial travel. Need to know if I wanted to change the date on the NY travel when I need to do it by? Can it be done after our Maui trip? Here is current award travel:
5-31-13 LAX-OGG 20K MILES
6-7-13 OGG-LAX 20K MILES
12-26-13 LAX-EWR FREE

We were planning going over NYE but might need to change it to August depending on Husbands work schedule. Thanks.
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Old Mar 24, 13, 9:30 am
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If all the flights are UA, then yes.
If the flights include other Star Alliance carriers, then typically no. Although some folks (including me) have still reported success.
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Old Mar 24, 13, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by maize&blue View Post
If all the flights are UA, then yes.
If the flights include other Star Alliance carriers, then typically no. Although some folks (including me) have still reported success.
Even where partners are involved changes can be made. There are no differences between the two.
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Old Mar 24, 13, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by maize&blue View Post
If all the flights are UA, then yes.
If the flights include other Star Alliance carriers, then typically no. Although some folks (including me) have still reported success.
You had success because it's allowed.

Regardless of who's metal the flight is on all segments of a UA issued award can be changed. This started in 2009 IIRC.
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Old Mar 24, 13, 12:57 pm
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Yes, assuming that there is an award space available.
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Old Mar 24, 13, 8:41 pm
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Oh great news! Thank you. I thought I would need to rush and do it now.
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Old Mar 24, 13, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by mmo View Post
Oh great news! Thank you. I thought I would need to rush and do it now.
Great idea btw, adding the extra trip...of course you have to get back but at only 1/2 the miles (one way saver).
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Old Mar 25, 13, 6:34 am
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
Great idea btw, adding the extra trip...of course you have to get back but at only 1/2 the miles (one way saver).
Yes this was my way to get my husband to buy off on another trip to NYC! "But Honey, its free!!"
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Old Mar 25, 13, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
Great idea btw, adding the extra trip...of course you have to get back but at only 1/2 the miles (one way saver).
How were you able to add an extra leg for free - i am really curious how this works! thanks!
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Old Mar 25, 13, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by sfoster015 View Post
How were you able to add an extra leg for free - i am really curious how this works! thanks!

Last edited by mmo; Mar 25, 13 at 4:54 pm
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Old Mar 25, 13, 1:51 pm
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Originally Posted by sfoster015 View Post
How were you able to add an extra leg for free - i am really curious how this works! thanks!
its not an extra leg for free, its just a classic open jaw.

The silly 'extra leg free' term was used by the blog referenced above.

If UA ever cracks down on open jaws, that blog will be the reason why.
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