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How many UA reservations have you cancelled due to COVID-19?

How many UA reservations have you cancelled due to COVID-19?

Old Jun 15, 20, 6:47 pm
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How many UA reservations have you cancelled due to COVID-19?

There are a lot of threads related to COVID-19. I would like to add another one. Moderate: please merge to another thread if it duplicates with another thread.

For me, I have a number of trips to China, which I cannot make due to flight cancellations (UA cannot take me there and Chinese government would not let me enter China). I have cancelled six of them for refund (how long it will take to get refund is another story; The agent I spoke to today told me 3 weeks due to backup of refund requested.&#128514. One of reservations had 24 waitlisted segments without a single valid segment!

I also cancelled a mileage ticket to Milan in mid March (purchased at half price Cyber Monday sale last November).

I also had 7 domestic reservations cancelled. It was a mistake refundable fare (BWI-LAX). Due to flight cancellations, there were no chances that I would take multiple stops to make the trip. It could take more than 12 hours one way.

The grand total of my cancellations is 14 trips for me. The Milan trip had two passengers.

I guess that someone cancelled more trips than me. What is yours?
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Old Jun 15, 20, 8:00 pm
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12 trips, will probably 13 soon
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Old Jun 15, 20, 9:05 pm
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One: LAX-EWR RT booked in February to travel in April for Mrs. and myself.


p.s. would have booked more business travel but impacts of CV19 were already showing up in January/February so limits on travel were happening.
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Old Jun 15, 20, 10:09 pm
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3 international and 6 domestic
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Old Jun 15, 20, 10:17 pm
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5 international cancellations
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Old Jun 15, 20, 10:17 pm
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1 to Vancouver (award) and 1 to Panama City operated by UA and COPA (cash).

Bonus: 1 AC TATL award originally operated by UA. Still waiting for refunds of taxes/fees/surcharges from Air Canada

Just booked a cross country domestic reservation tonight with UA. Excited to get back on the road!
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Old Jun 16, 20, 7:20 am
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Cancelled none. The dates on two TPAC's are now written on the side of a balloon waiting for quarantines to be reduced or lifted.
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Old Jun 16, 20, 7:35 am
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Cancelled 4 international round trips and only took one,EWR-TLV.
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Old Jun 16, 20, 8:12 am
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Cancelled three for me and two for my wife.
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Old Jun 16, 20, 8:13 am
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I haven't canceled anything, mostly a symptom of how I've come to book travel no more than 4 weeks out. How many trips I've decided not to book is anyone's guess. Certainly quite a few.
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Old Jun 16, 20, 9:04 am
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6 international > $20k
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Old Jun 16, 20, 9:56 am
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3 international trips. One more scheduled for late November is in the balance but not cancelled yet.
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Old Jun 16, 20, 11:31 am
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None but I a trip to TIA in March cancelled by LH. Currently playing the waiting game and haven't bothered to book any more...
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Old Jun 16, 20, 11:37 am
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None. I kicked one back to fall; may end up canceling it later this year depending on how things look.
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Old Jun 16, 20, 1:49 pm
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How about not cancelled, but unable to make a reservation:

This is getting RIDICULOUS - now that said, all of these i was makign reservation within 18 hours of the flight. I rarely had a problem pre covid.
Yesterday - for a flight today
UA - no seats - kept checking up until time i would have had to leave for the airport (10 min ago)
DL - one seat that got me an overnight layover
WN - no seats
AA - several seats - only one FC seat available ans decent routing

July whatever when they increase flights can't come soon enough. My entire spring got cancelled and I had some time off - now, I have to pay the piper and I need to fly. GS desk has been very somber, they say they hear it daily that GS have to fly other airlines.

​​​​​​​UGGH - sorry rant over
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