United Change Fees

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  1. The Traveller
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    I have a friend flying on an s class ticket in two weeks. He Paid $700, and the ticket is now available for $539 in k class. (with a slightly different connection). Will United eat the $150 Change fee since the fare difference would now be $-161, which would net $-11?
     
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    extremely unlikely unless there was a schedule change to your friends reservation after he booked it.
     
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    It's unlikely that UA would waive the change fee with same routing. With different routing, there's practically no chance at all.
     
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    Thanks for the quick replies. I have had some success with the fare differential offsetting the change fee on AA in the past, and was curious if UA had a similar policy.
     
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    UA used to :(

    Before 2010, you could refare to a lower fare at no charge. Those days are sadly gone, thanks to Yapta and TripIt.
     
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    UA does have a policy which allows you to claim the difference as a TCV. But you have to pay the "Administrative Fee" which just so happens to be the same as the change fee. And the fee is paid with new money rather than taken out of the value of the certificate.

    So the friend can pay $150 to get a $161 voucher if they want, assuming the change fee on the ticket is $150.
     
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    Thanks!
     

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