One way to round trip change?

Old Mar 1, 21, 7:25 am
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One way to round trip change?

Hi all! I'm planning a trip to Hawaii in May and am planning to fly in F/J and UA is definitely the best option for me. I don't quite have the miles to make this an award booking though. I know that if I pay cash UA will let me make a change but there will be no refund/travel credit if I need to switch to a different flight that was cheaper. I certainly intend to go on this trip, as this is my only window for a while that would allow this kind of trip, but sometimes things happen and any domestic alternative will likely be significantly cheaper than the Hawaii ticket. Does anyone know/have experience if you bought a one way ticket, would I only be able to change this to another one way ticket or would I be able to apply the cost to a round trip flight? Thanks for the thoughts!
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Old Mar 1, 21, 8:31 am
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If you cancel, the FFC can be used for round-trip ticket. No restriction to a one-way. UA just sees it as a $ credit, nothing else.
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Old Mar 1, 21, 8:38 am
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You may change to any "legal" itinerary. You simply pay the fare difference, if any.
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Old Mar 1, 21, 9:12 am
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The simplest way to think of this is you will be "returning" one item to the "store" and receiving a credit that you will use to purchase another item. This is true for either cash or mileage tickets. You will not be adding a return to an existing segment but rather replacing the original one-way ticket with a new roundtrip ticket. You will not be able to do this online and will need to talk to an agent to do this.
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Old Mar 1, 21, 3:53 pm
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I recently tried to change a O/W ticket to a R/T and couldn't figure out why the website wouldn't allow me book the new flight. I had forgotten it was a O/W as my wife is traveling O/W on WN. Once I figured that out I was able to cancel the O/W ticket and use the credit to book the R/T. I was able to do this online.
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Old Mar 1, 21, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by birdiedouble View Post
I recently tried to change a O/W ticket to a R/T and couldn't figure out why the website wouldn't allow me book the new flight. I had forgotten it was a O/W as my wife is traveling O/W on WN. Once I figured that out I was able to cancel the O/W ticket and use the credit to book the R/T. I was able to do this online.
I'm pretty sure UA hates this kind of flexible use of money paid to them, but they got no choice (for now)
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