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Cancelled trip: Value if not used within one year

Cancelled trip: Value if not used within one year

Old Nov 14, 18, 3:35 pm
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Cancelled trip: Value if not used within one year

Might have asked this before or seen a similar question, but time is running out. The BH's had a TPAC ticketed for an itinerary in January, 2018, but got caught up in the (then) flu epidemic so had to cancel (and have a medical excuse for this). Various circumstances have led to using other carriers for all biz & personal travel for the balance of 2018. So it looks like we have UA tix (or a credit) that we won't be able to use by January, 2019. What happens to the value (if any) of those tix ... does it forfeit or live on as some sort of credit usable in the future.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by BH62 View Post
Might have asked this before or seen a similar question, but time is running out. The BH's had a TPAC ticketed for an itinerary in January, 2018, but got caught up in the (then) flu epidemic so had to cancel (and have a medical excuse for this). Various circumstances have led to using other carriers for all biz & personal travel for the balance of 2018. So it looks like we have UA tix (or a credit) that we won't be able to use by January, 2019. What happens to the value (if any) of those tix ... does it forfeit or live on as some sort of credit usable in the future.
Remember that you don't have to travel by January, you only have to buy the ticket by January. Would that make a difference?
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Old Nov 14, 18, 5:32 pm
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What happens to the value (if any) of those tix ... does it forfeit or live on as some sort of credit usable in the future.
Value goes to zero.
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Old Nov 14, 18, 5:39 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Value goes to zero.
There's a thread on turning it into an ETC, though. Basically, purchase as cheap a ticket as you can find, pay the change fee, and the remaining fare value will become an ETC. This should work for most UA fares, but check in advance. (There are a few fares that don't allow refunding residual value).
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