I have the following award ticket booked EWR-FRA-MXP on LH MXP-MUC on LH MUC-LHR-EWR on LH/UA There is award space opened up for direct flight EWR-MXP on UA. There is still over 21 days prior to my departure. The question is if I change the first segment from EWR-FRA-MXP to EWR-MXP would I be charged $75 change fee (no status)? It looks like there are 2 contradictory rules that apply here 1. Adding, changing or deleting a connection, 21 days or more prior to departure – No fee 2. Changing the cabin, award type, or changing a flight to a different airline, regardless of departure date - $75 In this case I will be deleting a connection (rule 1) and also changing carrier (rule 2) for one segment. Note that for the entire itinerary a mix of carriers (UA/LH) remains the same.