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Change Fees "Gone For Good"(WW ex-USA,non-BE), credit for lower fare!, Intl&BE waiver

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Latest Update: 23 December 2021:

"Change fees are gone" (change fee waiver): https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...ngefeesaregone
We've permanently gotten rid of change fees for most Economy and premium cabin tickets for travel within the U.S., or between the U.S. and Mexico or the Caribbean. There also won't be change fees for other international travel originating in the U.S. Learn more

For all other standard Economy and premium cabin tickets, change fees are waived through January 31, 2022. Basic Economy tickets can only be changed if they’re issued by December 31, 2021, for travel commencing by December 31, 2021. See terms and conditions
(change fee waiver) Terms and Conditions: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...ChangeFeeTerms

Tickets: Applies to standard fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and January 31, 2022, and Basic Economy fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and April 30, 2021, or Basic Economy tickets issued between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for travel commencing between August 11 and December 31, 2021.

Changes/Cancellations: Customers with Basic Economy fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and April 30, 2021, or between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for travel commencing between August 11 and December 31, 2021, or standard fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and January 31, 2022, will be permitted to change without paying a change fee. If the new flight is priced higher, the customer may change for no change fee but must pay the fare difference. If the new flight is priced lower, the customer may change without paying a change fee, and standard fare tickets may be given residual value in the form of a future flight credit. If you purchased your ticket from a third-party agency, please check with the issuing agency for the rules of your ticket. Contract fares such as special bulk fares sold by travel agencies (e.g., opaque) may not be eligible for free changes. Any changes or cancellations must occur prior to ticketed travel date.

Please note: As of August 30, 2020, we no longer have change fees for most Economy and premium cabin tickets for flights within the U.S., or between the U.S. and Mexico or the Caribbean. We also no longer have change fees for international travel originating in the U.S. For more information visit united.com/changefee.

Fare validity: This applies to all standard fare tickets issued through January 31, 2022, all destinations, all points-of-sale, all travel dates available for sale, provided ticket number starts with 016. It also applies to Basic Economy fare tickets issued through April 30, 2021 or Basic Economy tickets issued between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for travel commencing between August 11 and December 31, 2021, all destinations, all points of sale, provided the ticket number starts with 016.

Miscellaneous: Fares, fees, rules and offers are subject to change without notice. Seats are capacity-controlled and may not be available on all flights or days. Some fares are nonrefundable except during the first 24 hours after purchase. Other restrictions may apply.

New fine print (1 April 2021)
  • You can change Basic Economy tickets without change fees if the ticket is issued by April 30, 2021,
  • and all other international travel without change fees if the ticket is issued by May 31, 2021.
  • If the new flight is priced lower, the customer may change without paying a change fee, and may be given residual value in the form of a future flight credit.
Updated 30 Sept 2021
Tickets: Applies to standard fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and December 31, 2021, and Basic Economy fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and April 30, 2021, or Basic Economy tickets issued between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for travel commencing between August 11 and December 31, 2021.

Changes/Cancellations: Customers with Basic Economy fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and April 30, 2021, or between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for travel commencing between August 11 and December 31, 2021, or standard fare tickets issued between March 3, 2020, and December 31, 2021, will be permitted to change without paying a change fee. If the new flight is priced higher, the customer may change for no change fee but must pay the fare difference. If the new flight is priced lower, the customer may change without paying a change fee, and standard fare tickets may be given residual value in the form of a future flight credit. If you purchased your ticket from a third-party agency, please check with the issuing agency for the rules of your ticket. Contract fares such as special bulk fares sold by travel agencies (e.g., opaque) may not be eligible for free changes. Any changes or cancellations must occur prior to ticketed travel date.

Please note: As of August 30, 2020, we no longer have change fees for most Economy and premium cabin tickets for flights within the U.S., or between the U.S. and Mexico or the Caribbean. We also no longer have change fees for international travel originating in the U.S. For more information visit united.com/changefee.

Fare validity: This applies to all standard fare tickets issued through December 31, 2021, all destinations, all points-of-sale, all travel dates available for sale, provided ticket number starts with 016. It also applies to Basic Economy fare tickets issued through April 30, 2021 or Basic Economy tickets issued between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 for travel commencing between August 11 and December 31, 2021, all destinations, all points of sale, provided the ticket number starts with 016.

Miscellaneous: Fares, fees, rules and offers are subject to change without notice. Seats are capacity-controlled and may not be available on all flights or days. Some fares are nonrefundable except during the first 24 hours after purchase. Other restrictions may apply.

Originally Posted by spartacusmcfly View Post
I just went through the process on a post-April 1st itinerary and was issued the new FFC vs ETCs. The agent tried to explain the new FFCs in detail:

The Bad:
1. No more ETC
2. No transferability
3. No combinability
4. Given there is no combinability, there is no more date-pushing (meaning new expiration date is most favorable of combined cert dates)

The Good:
5. Can use multiple towards a single itinerary (up to 10 she said)
6. Can pull from multiple accounts (3 from yours, 3 from spouse), so you don't have to split the locator to use from multiple accounts
7. Can be used on partner itineraries as long as one segment is UA
8. The FFCs show up in the account of the recipient and the booker. So I can see my spouse's FFCs if I booked the itenerary
9. FFCs now show up as a payment method in the app booking flow. For multi-passenger FFCs, both passengers show up!

I can live with all this, in exchange for no change fees, and reclaiming residual!
The fine-print on the change rules:
  1. If the new ticket costs less, the residual value from the old ticket is lost
  2. Multiple cancelled reservations cannot be combined to pay for a more expensive ticket
  3. Strictly U.S. and Mexico or the Caribbean only (excludes Canada) and excludes Basic Economy and International flights
    1. Worldwide until Dec 31, 2020
United Airlines Permanently Eliminates Change Fees
Applies to all Economy and Premium cabin tickets for travel within the U.S.;
Airline also announces complimentary standby travel, becomes only U.S. airline that will let all customers in all classes of service fly same-day standby for free
With these new options, United gives more flexibility than any other U.S. carrier when customers' travel plans change
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CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The only thing constant is change and at United Airlines, some of the fees associated with changes related to flying are gone for good. The carrier announced today that it is permanently getting rid of change fees on all standard Economy and Premium cabin tickets for travel within the U.S., effective immediately. And starting on January 1, 2021, any United customer can fly standby for free on a flight departing the day of their travel regardless of the type of ticket or class of service, a first among U.S. carriers, while MileagePlus Premier members can confirm a seat on a different flight on the same day with the same departure and arrival cities as their original ticket if a seat in the same ticket fare class is available.

United is also extending its waiver for new tickets issued through December 31, 2020, to permit unlimited changes with no fee. This policy applies to all ticket types issued after March 3, 2020 and is valid for domestic and international travel. With these improvements, no U.S. airline gives their customers more flexibility when booking – and changing – their travel plans than United Airlines.

"Change is inevitable these days – but it's how we respond to it that matters most. When we hear from customers about where we can improve, getting rid of this fee is often the top request," said Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines, in a video message to customers. "Following previous tough times, airlines made difficult decisions to survive, sometimes at the expense of customer service. United Airlines won't be following that same playbook as we come out of this crisis. Instead, we're taking a completely different approach – and looking at new ways to serve our customers better."

The new change fee policy applies to all standard Economy and Premium cabin tickets for travel within the U.S. 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and customers will not be limited in the number of times they adjust their flights.

Additionally, United is giving customers more flexibility to change their flights on the day of their travel so they can head home if a meeting ends earlier or enjoy a few more hours on vacation. With the ability to list for same-day standby for free, customers will now have an option to take a different flight with the same origin and destination airports as their original itinerary if space is available at departure. This enhanced option will be available to all customers for travel within the U.S. and to and from international destinations beginning on January 1, 2021. Customers who want to switch flights will be able to add themselves to the standby list through United's award-winning mobile app, on united.com or at the airport no later than 30 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights and one hour before departure on international flights.

The carrier is also improving the travel experience for its MileagePlus members including waiving all redeposit fees on award travel for flights changed or cancelled more than 30 days before departure and allowing all MileagePlus Premier members to confirm a different flight on the day of their travel. As a way to thank MileagePlus Premier members for their loyalty, beginning January 1, 2021, all Premier members will be able to confirm a seat for free on a different flight with the same departure and arrival cities as their original ticket. This expanded option will allow MileagePlus Silver members and above to confirm a new seat in the same ticket fare class if space is available. Earlier this year, United announced that it will extend status for MileagePlus Premier and Global Services members through January 2022. United also reduced thresholds for Premier qualification by 50 percent for each status level, to make reaching an even higher status tier easier.

For more information on United's new flexible travel policies, visit https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...hange-fee.html.

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Old Feb 5, 22, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by nendres View Post
I'm just surprised that United would go back to charging change fees. Especially in Europe and Asia, where travel is well below pre-pandemic levels, who would buy a United ticket that cannot be changed without a fee?
No one ever said that UA is smart.

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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
What evidence leads you to believe this ... as the fare rules of the ticket determines the change fee. So, why would that not be enforced?
the system is not always programmed like it should.

Take SDC before the changes this year - UA premiers (Gold+) have this benefit for free. *G don’t - at least as advertised, though in practice, this seemed to be SOP. Upgrade lists are also likely not ordered as advertised all the time - no way for laymen like us to verify 100%, but evidence points to many situations that lead many to appear it’s not.

Like I said, I don’t know that this kind of precedent applies here - just saying that theoretically, the system may not be programmed as the rules are listed. YMMV.
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If I buy an Air Canada ticket via United, whose change/cancellation policies apply to the ticket, Air Canada's or United's? And does it matter if it's a codeshare, vs a purely Air Canada marketed flight (there's a mix of both available for purchase on routes YVR-LAX)?
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Originally Posted by Eurynom0s View Post
If I buy an Air Canada ticket via United, whose change/cancellation policies apply to the ticket, Air Canada's or United's? And does it matter if it's a codeshare, vs a purely Air Canada marketed flight (there's a mix of both available for purchase on routes YVR-LAX)?
If Issued by UA, UA's rules. This a bit interesting as a partner's fare rules may include change fees but UA has been using UA's policy for those situations

Note As YVR-LAX orignates outside UA's no-change fee zone, a newly issued ticket will have change fees
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Old Feb 8, 22, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
If Issued by UA, UA's rules. This a bit interesting as a partner's fare rules may include change fees but UA has been using UA's policy for those situations

Note As YVR-LAX orignates outside UA's no-change fee zone, a newly issued ticket will have change fees
But LAX-YVR or a round trip LAX-YVR-LAX would have no change fees, right? So would the following work the way I'm expecting it to?

1. Book a round trip on United metal using Travel Bank.
2. Immediately modify the booking to LAX-YVR-LAX (step 1 necessary since otherwise you couldn't use Travel Bank to book Air Canada flights directly, but I tested and confirmed a book-and-modify works). This trip is governed by United's rules regardless of whether it's United metal with a United flight number, AC metal with a United codeshare flight number, or AC metal with an AC flight number.
3. A few days before the trip, if I've decided on a different outbound flight, cancel just the outbound LAX-YVR leg and get a refund of that portion of the ticket back to Travel Bank. Or if the event I'm going to winds up not happening, be able to cancel the entire itinerary back to Travel Bank.

Basically I want to lock in the YVR-LAX flight now while it's cheap, but want to retain the flexibility to cancel back to Travel Bank in case the thing I'm going to gets cancelled again; it's already been pushed back from January to July because of COVID restrictions in British Columbia. If it happens I know exactly what YVR-LAX flight I need, and I can guesstimate which LAX-YVR flight I'll want, but may want to book a different LAX-YVR flight, potentially not on a *A airline, depending on when other people are getting in. So I'd want to both 1) be able to cancel without a fee and 2) have it go back to Travel Bank with the 5 year expiration period and not just wind up with a travel credit with a 1 year expiration period, I'd rather just wait and potentially pay a little more later if I'd be getting back travel credit upon cancellation. Especially since who knows if the event winds up getting delayed again.
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Originally Posted by Eurynom0s View Post
But LAX-YVR or a round trip LAX-YVR-LAX would have no change fees, right? ...
Those no
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3. A few days before the trip, if I've decided on a different outbound flight, cancel just the outbound LAX-YVR leg and get a refund of that portion of the ticket back to Travel Bank. ...
That would lead to a new ticket with the YVR-LAX (and new cancellations terms) being repriced based on prices at the time of rebooking.

Any "refund" after 24 hours or non a refundable ticket will be a FFC, not travel bank
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Those no
That would lead to a new ticket with the YVR-LAX (and new cancellations terms) being repriced based on prices at the time of rebooking.

Any "refund" after 24 hours or non a refundable ticket will be a FFC, not travel bank
Oh that's annoying, I would have thought the ticket would just get split and each half of the ticket would retain the original pricing given that the prices do get presented to you in terms of per-leg pricing while booking, I wouldn't have expected a repricing in that scenario. There's no way to do it that doesn't involve repricing the YVR-LAX leg? Moot in this specific situation between the fact that I'm not willing to take a FFC instead of a Travel Bank refund and if there's truly no way to avoid the repricing, but that's an unexpected gotcha so good to know how that works for the future.
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Originally Posted by Eurynom0s View Post
Oh that's annoying, I would have thought the ticket would just get split and each half of the ticket would retain the original pricing given that the prices do get presented to you in terms of per-leg pricing while booking, I wouldn't have expected a repricing in that scenario. There's no way to do it that doesn't involve repricing the YVR-LAX leg? ....
Shoert of UA cancelling the outbound. The repricing is standard policy and protects the airline pricing when the RT prices the segments different from OWs -- such as most TATL fares.

Originally Posted by Eurynom0s View Post
Moot in this specific situation between the fact that I'm not willing to take a FFC instead of a Travel Bank refund...
For non-refundable tickets there is no refund (outside 24 hours of purchase) on a voluntary change, just future flight credit / FFC.
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For the aforementioned YVR-LAX ticket (issued after 2022-02-01), what is the change fee? I cannot find it anywhere on united.com.

The fare rules suggests no change fees, but my brain and eyes are getting crossed from trying to decipher them. Under penalties:
//// CHANGE FREE OF CHARGE //// -- -- BEFORE DEPARTURE OPTIONS - -- BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY AND WITHIN TICKET VALIDITY CANCEL OF TICKETED RESERVATIONS OF A WHOLLY UNUSED TICKET - TRAVEL MUST BEGIN WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE ORIGINAL TICKET ISSUE DATE EXCEPTION - FOR TICKETS ISSUED ON/BEFORE 12/31/21 TRAVEL MUST COMMENCE BY 12/31/22 -- THE NON-REFUNDABLE AMOUNT OF THE TICKET BEING EXCHANGED REMAINS NON-REFUNDABLE AND CARRIED FORWARD IN THE ENDORSEMENT BOX OF THE NEW TICKET
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As a UA gold, if I book an economy ticket and use a MUA to upgrade to J that costs $600 copay and 30k miles what will be the penalty if I have to cancel?

I know the value of the economy ticket will be given as a credit, how about the $600/30k miles?
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Originally Posted by Dpetryszyn View Post
As a UA gold, if I book an economy ticket and use a MUA to upgrade to J that costs $600 copay and 30k miles what will be the penalty if I have to cancel?

I know the value of the economy ticket will be given as a credit, how about the $600/30k miles?
If you cancel / change the flight, the upgrade miles and copay will be refund. If you cancel the upgrade but not the flight, there will be a redeposit fee for the miles, the cash will be refunded.
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Originally Posted by mrkenneth View Post
For the aforementioned YVR-LAX ticket (issued after 2022-02-01), what is the change fee? I cannot find it anywhere on united.com.

The fare rules suggests no change fees, but my brain and eyes are getting crossed from trying to decipher them. Under penalties:
//// CHANGE FREE OF CHARGE //// -- -- BEFORE DEPARTURE OPTIONS - -- BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY AND WITHIN TICKET VALIDITY CANCEL OF TICKETED RESERVATIONS OF A WHOLLY UNUSED TICKET - TRAVEL MUST BEGIN WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE ORIGINAL TICKET ISSUE DATE EXCEPTION - FOR TICKETS ISSUED ON/BEFORE 12/31/21 TRAVEL MUST COMMENCE BY 12/31/22 -- THE NON-REFUNDABLE AMOUNT OF THE TICKET BEING EXCHANGED REMAINS NON-REFUNDABLE AND CARRIED FORWARD IN THE ENDORSEMENT BOX OF THE NEW TICKET
Alright, seeing similar rules on YYZ-SFO (and someone else posted rules from a ex-TLV ticket showing something similar). I think it should mean no charge for changes, though the skeptic in me wonders if something might be hiding somewhere else (I tried to skim the entire fare rules, but as everyone in here knows, they sure don't make it easy to read). Posting the entirety of the 'penalties' section here in case someone sees something I'm missing, but this should mean no change fees, right? - this looks similar to a OW inbound itinerary to Canada as well:

CANCELLATIONS TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF NO-SHOW/REFUND. NOTE - -- TICKET IS NON-REFUNDABLE -- TAX - US/ZP/XF - WILL NOT BE REFUNDED -- THE NON-REFUNDABLE CANCELLATION AMOUNT OF THE TICKET BEING EXCHANGED REMAINS NON-REFUNDABLE AND CARRIED FORWARD IN THE ENDORSEMENT BOX OF THE NEW TICKET FOR TICKETING ON/BEFORE 31MAR 22 CHANGES BEFORE DEPARTURE CHANGES PERMITTED FOR REISSUE. NOTE - -- -- //// CHANGE FREE OF CHARGE //// -- -- BEFORE DEPARTURE OPTIONS - -- BEFORE DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY AND WITHIN TICKET VALIDITY CANCEL OF TICKETED RESERVATIONS OF A WHOLLY UNUSED TICKET - TRAVEL MUST BEGIN WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE ORIGINAL TICKET ISSUE DATE EXCEPTION - FOR TICKETS ISSUED ON/BEFORE 12/31/21 TRAVEL MUST COMMENCE BY 12/31/22 -- THE NON-REFUNDABLE AMOUNT OF THE TICKET BEING EXCHANGED REMAINS NON-REFUNDABLE AND CARRIED FORWARD IN THE ENDORSEMENT BOX OF THE NEW TICKET -- QUALIFYING CURRENT DAY FARE CANCEL OF TICKETED RESERVATIONS OF A WHOLLY UNUSED TICKET / CHANGE TO 1ST TICKETED FLIGHT COUPON -- REPRICE USING --CURRENT FARES-- IN EFFECT TODAY -- PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET- 1. UA FARES ARE USED EXCEPT EOU/ERU 2. FARE BREAK POINT CHANGES ARE PERMITTED 3. VALIDATE ADVANCE RESERVATION REQUIREMENTS 4. ADVANCE RESERVATION/TKG IS MEASURED FROM REISSUE DATE TO DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT -- -- RESIDUAL VALUE WILL BE IGNORED/FORFEITED ON NON-REFUNDABLE FARE TICKETS -- COLLECT FARE DIFFERENCE IF APPLICABLE -- -- CHANGES DOWNLINE - -- RESERVATION CHANGES TO TICKETED DOWNLINE DATE / FLIGHT // SAME BOOKING CODE // SAME FARE BASIS CODE / SAME FARE CLASS // KEEP THE FARE -- REPRICE USING CURRENTLY TICKETED/HISTORICAL FARE PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET - -- 1. NO CHANGE 1ST FLIGHT COUPON / NO CHANGE TO FARE BREAKS 2. ALL TRAVEL REMAINS DOMESTIC 3. SAME UA FARE USED EXCEPT EOU/ERU 4. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE MET INCLUDING RES/TKG 5. VALIDATE ADVANCE RES/TICKETING FROM ORIGINAL TICKET DATE TO DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT -- -- REFUND NOT APPLICABLE EVEN REISSUE -- RESERVATION CHANGES TO TICKETED FARE BREAK POINT CHANGE PERMITTED / OR REMAIN THE SAME / BOOKING CODE CHANGE -- A. CHANGED FARE COMPONENTS - USE FARE IN EFFECT TODAY - CURRENT - DAY TARIFF B. ALL OTHER FARE COMPONENTS - USE TICKETED FARE. PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET -- 1. NO CHANGE TO FARE BREAKS UP TO THE FIRST CHANGED FARE COMPONENET 2. WHEN NO INTL COUPONS REMAIN - ALL NEW TRAVEL MUST BE DOMESTIC 3. UA FARES ARE USED EXCEPT EOU/ERU 4. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE MET 5. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM NEW TKT ISSUE DATE IF CURRENT FARES / FROM PREVIOUS TKT ISSUE DATE IF HISTORICAL FARES TO DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT -- RESIDUAL VALUE TO BE IGNORED / FORFEITED -- COLLECT FARE DIFFERENCE IF APPLICABLE -- AFTER DEPARTURE CHANGES PERMITTED FOR REISSUE. NOTE - -- -- //// CHANGE FREE OF CHARGE //// -- -- AFTER DEPARTURE CHANGE OPTIONS - -- -- AFTER DEPARTURE OF JOURNEY AND WITHIN TICKET VALIDITY OF A PARTIALLY USED TICKET - TRAVEL WILL BE VALID FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE ON WHICH TRANSPORTATION COMMENCES AT THE POINT OF ORIGIN AS DESIGNATED ON THE ORIGINAL TICKET -- THE NON-REFUNDABLE AMOUNT OF THE TICKET BEING EXCHANGED REMAINS NON-REFUNDABLE AND CARRIED FORWARD IN THE ENDORSEMENT BOX OF THE NEW TICKET -- REPRICE USING CURRENLTY TICKETED/HISTORICAL FARES -- PROVIDED ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE MET- -- TICKETED DOWNLINE DATE CHANGE / FLIGHT CHANGE // SAME BOOKING CODE // SAME FARE BASIS CODE / KEEP THE FARE -- 1. NO CHANGE TO FARE BREAKS 2. ALL TRAVEL REMAINS DOMESTIC 3. FULLY FLOWN FARE NOT REPRICED TO FURTHER POINT 4. UA FARES ARE USED EXCEPT EOU/ERU 5. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE INCLUDING ADVANCE RESERVATION/TICKETING 6. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM ORIGINAL TKT DATE TO DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT -- REFUND NOT APPLICABLE EVEN REISSUE -- -- FARE BREAK POINT CHANGE PERMITTED / OR REMAIN THE SAME / BOOKING CODE CHANGE -- REPRICE AS FOLLOWS - -- A. FULLY FLOWN FARE COMPONENTS - USE FARES IN EFFECT WHEN TICKET WAS ISSUED B. CHANGED FARE COMPONENTS - USE CURRENT FARES IN EFFECT TODAY EXCEPT EOU/ERU C. UNCHANGED FARE COMPONENTS - USE CURRENTLY TICKETED FARES -- 1. ALL TRAVEL REMAINS DOMESTIC 2. UA FARES ARE USED 3. ALL RULE AND BOOKING CODE PROVISIONS ARE MET 4. ADV RES IS MEASURED FROM NEW TKT ISSUE DATE IF CURRENT FARES 5. FROM PREVIOUS TICKET ISSUE DATE IF HISTORICAL FARES TO DEPARTURE OF PRICING UNIT -- -- RESIDUAL VALUE TO BE IGNORED / FORFEITED ON NON-REFUNDABLE FARE TICKETS -- -- COLLECT FARE DIFFERENCE IF APPLICABLE --
Indeed, wonder if UA is essentially not charging change fees for ex-international itins, but is for some reason being quiet about it (I'm not sure why they would do that, though). Or maybe its selectively for some countries and not others? Ever since domestic one-way tickets were pretty broadly available at 1/2 round trip, I've been buying them by one-way, especially to Canada where it is actually cheaper to do this by ~$30+/person (Canadian taxes are only on the ex-Canada segments vs. the whole thing, and for a family of 4, this adds up).
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Off topic, or at least a sidetrack.
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[...] as everyone in here knows, they sure don't make it easy to read[...]
Amen to that.
And I thought it was just my lack of attention span that was causing my eyes to glaze over.
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Old Mar 2, 22, 2:25 pm
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Looking at booking an ex-USA roundtrip ticket to Europe, that includes a LH-operated segment on the return (under UA codeshare). The fare rules say "change free of charge" - is there any loophole I'm missing here because there's a non-UA segment that would result in a change fee for changes in advance of departure?

It's a relatively expensive ticket and I'm booking somewhat speculatively, so I don't want to end up losing if/when I need to make a change.
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Old Mar 2, 22, 4:01 pm
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How many times can I change a ticket? I am in a situation where I have to move my trip by 1 day. Would I still be able to cancel the trip if necessary?
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