current change fees as a 1K?

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  1. auh2o
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    What are the current rules for changing a revenue ticket as a 1K? I recently changed the return portion of a RT ticket - domestic- to the same routing but just several hours later (after the outbound had been flown). I got hit with 2 $150 change fees on my credit card and I was not aware they were changing me. Do 1K's no longer get free same day changes? Been a a GS too long and never had it happen as a GS.

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  2. Frequent Freak
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    Why two $150 fees rather than one?

    1K's haven't been exempt from change fees due to changes that were initiated by the passenger for years. However, if the delay is part of a formal waiver program, or a cancelation, delay or schedule change that orginated from United, I continue to find that I have a lot of flexibility.
     
  3. hausrath
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    Same-day confirmed changes (if you call within 3 hours of the flight you want to take, on the same routing) are free for 1Ks.

    If you called before 3 hours out, and a ticket re-issue was required, then you would be charged whatever the change fee for your fare was, plus fare difference. Not sure why you got charged twice - maybe the fare difference also happened to be exactly $150?
     
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    Oh, I forgot about that, even though I tried to use it a few days ago. The ol' oxymoronic "confirmed standby".
     
  5. auh2o
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    Ugg. There were two tickets thus the $150X2. But I called about 7 hours out. Never, ever charged change fees as a GS. Lame.
     
  6. Mackieman
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    Welcome back to earth. ;)
     

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