24 Hrs Change Policy

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  1. GreenCal

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    Wish to understand rule for Same day no charge schedule change policy.

    Is it applicable just for return journey or originate as well ? What should be status ?
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    GreenCal
     
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  2. Wandering Aramean
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    The SDC policy and the 24 hour from booking policy are different. Which are you interested in?

    SDC is free for Gold and above assuming the same fare bucket is available between the exact same origin and destination airports. It can be used within 24 hours of both the original flight time AND the new flight time. And it can be used in both directions on the trip.

    The 24 hour change at booking policy doesn't care about status.
     
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    Same Day Change Policy : If I have purchased ticket and wish to change schedule in 24 hrs before stating trip or return trip?
    Thanks.
     
  4. Wandering Aramean
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    The SDC policy allows a flight to be changed within 24 hours of BOTH the originally scheduled flight and the newly desired flight so long as the same fare bucket is available. You can use it for both the outbound and the return of a round-trip ticket or on either half separately.

    Full details are here: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/reservations/samedaychange.aspx.
     
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  5. GreenCal

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    Thank you
     
  6. GreenCal

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    What if we change destination as part of SDC for return ticket ?

    As you can see I am trying to avoid $200 change fee !!

    Thank you ,
     
  7. snod08
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    I think the page linked by W.A explains it well:
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    Changes are only available for the exact origin and destination airport. Connection points may be changed provided the new routing is permitted by the fare purchased.
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    Sometimes, this can be manipulated. For example:
    Original routing: SFO-DEN-AUS
    SDC routing available: SFO-IAH-AUS
    If you took the SDC routing and you wanted to just go to IAH...then, simply use "carry-on" bags, and get off IAH and "miss" the last segment.

    If you make a habit of "missing" segments at the end of your trips, UA can come after you if they choose to.
     
  8. Wandering Aramean
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    Not an option.
     

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