Do you fly frequently on United Airlines flight? If yes, then you are aware of the flight change policies of United Airlines.
It might happen with anyone at any moment when you have booked a flight on a particular date and you need to change/cancel your flight due to some emergency situation.This kind of situation arises when there is a death in a family or there is some urgent work that cannot be left undone. When you face such a difficult situation, you are bound to spend a large amount of money even for a small change, whether you want or not.
However, there are certain methods or options to lessen your change fees or even waive them off but it entirely depends on the situation that you are in. You can find several options to make changes in your reservation while flying in a United Airlines flight. You are also eligible to request a refund on cancelling a flight or make changes in your flight reservation to fly on a separate United Airlines flight that is making a departure in the next three hours on the very day. You will also get the option to change a flight and book for an entirely different time or location. In such cases, you have to pay the extra fees if there is any increase in fares. It entirely depends on the type of ticket you have purchased and the method you used to purchase it.
In this blog, we will mainly focus on the policies set for a change in a United Airlines flight and the rules and regulations that one might have to keep in mind while booking a United Airlines flight.
What is the United Airlines flight change fee?
While traveling in United Airlines, you are only eligible to make changes in your flight if have paid an unrestricted fare while booking your ticket.If you are traveling on a restricted fare , you will be bound to pay a fee that will entirely depend on your route you have chosen to travel. You will get the option to change your flight in most of the flights without paying any extra free.
If you are flying in a domestic flight, you will most likely have to pay an amount of $200 for making changes in your reservation and up to $400 if traveling in a United international flight.
If you want to make any changes in your reservations that are eligible to be changed, you can do it online or by using any United mobile app .You have to first select “Change flight” option from the reservation section. Then you will be able to see the difference or change in fees that will be applied when you search for any new flights. If you want to reduce or cut down the cost of your traveling fee, you can avail a card like the Capital One Venture and collect bonus points that will help you to reduce your flight fares. Through this card, you can avail an offer of worth $500 in travel after reaching the minimum spend amount and is a great way to cut down on all of your travel expenses.
What are the rules and restrictions while traveling in a United Airlines flight?
You need to keep in mind that if you are traveling on a basic economy ticket, you are not eligible to make any changes in your itinerary. It is true that the Basic economy tickets will not be heavy on the pocket but they will also come with certain restrictions and very few benefits (no free carry-on, etc.).
Therefore, you must always think twice before purchasing a basic economy fare, so that you can avail all the facilities and take a look on what you might be missing out on. You will be glad to know that you can cancel or make any change in your itinerary without paying a penny if and only the departure date of your flight is 7 days away. But also remember that your cancellation and change fee will only be waived off only if you do it within 24 hours of booking. In certain cases, you have to pay the change in fees and cannot avoid it when United Airlines will charge it because of a result of illness or any jury duty. If you want to avoid paying the fees, you have to submit the necessary documentation if you want a refund of the fees you have paid.
So, If you want to make a change in your itinerary when you are very close to the traveling or departure date, then you will be eligible to make a change at a much-reduced price or at times for free depending on your elite status.
Thus, the next time you book your flight with United Airlines, do remember these policies to avoid any kind of confusion and trouble.You can always contact the customer agents dialing on the United Airlines Reservations number +1-800-847-2317 if you have any doubt regarding your booking.