United Airlines is frequently changing its flight change policy to create more flexibility for customers. With United airlines, you are allowed to make changes in your reservation as many times as you want by just paying the fare difference amount. With the updated policy dated January 1, 2021, you are allowed to apply for a standby flight without any cost. If there is availability of seats in your new flight you will get to board the flight before departure. However, if your trip has a connecting flight, you will have to apply for standby for every flight individually.
The new same day flight change policy also proposes that all the MileagePlus Premier members can confirm a seat on different flights for no cost at all. The only condition is that your flight should have the same origin and destination and fall within the timeline of 24 hours of the originally scheduled flight. Whereas, passengers having basic economy tickets can not apply for the change on different flights but can be on standby for other flights within 24 hours of your original departure time.
Majorly the basic economy tickets are non-changeable. But the passenger can be on standby for an earlier flight. With the airline’s new travel waiver you are allowed to make changes in your basic economy tickets that are issued by March 31, 2021,
You can also make changes in your flight by simply calling the customer care center of united airlines. The Representatives will help you in regard to the updated policies.
How To Change A Flight With United Airlines?
In order to reschedule your flight online with United airlines, you just need to follow a few simple steps.
- Log in to your account and click on My trips; you will be able to see the details of your flight booking.
- Click on manage reservations, select change flight, and click edit.
- You can make changes in the date or destination of your flight, select continue and choose a new flight option.
- Click on confirm, and you will receive the details of your modified reservations in your provided Gmail account.
In case you booked your flight with award miles, then those miles will be used in your new booked ticket. If your new flight has less fare than your original flight, the remaining award will be a credit to your account.
If your reservation was made by a travel agent or via another third party, you are still entitled to make changes in your booking.
Flight Change Fees
There can be many reasons for which your flight might get changed. It may be bad weather or any medical emergency. United Airlines understands its passenger’s emergencies and is trying to get rid of all the change fees.
The airlines do not charge their customers if a passenger travels within the U.S and to other international destinations from the U.S.
If your ticket was issued by March 31, 2021, you are allowed to make changes in your Basic Economy and other international travel without paying any price.
In case your new booked flight costs less, you can make changes for free, but there will not be any refund of the fare difference. Although if you have made any domestic and international group bookings, you will have to pay the change fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will I Be Notified If United Changes My Flight?
If you have booked your tickets through the official website or official app, the airlines will notify you regarding any changes made in your tickets by sending you an email by calling.
2. How Do I Use My United Airlines Voucher?
You can redeem any promo code or travel certificate while booking a flight with united airlines. When you reach the payment page on “United payment types.” Select redeem a travel certificate and enter your voucher number with your personal information and click on apply.