United Fully Refundable Fares

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  1. kziel

    kziel Silver Member

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    I have always flown on cheap fares, and never been in a position where a refundable fare would be necessary, but now I am looking at something where I will have to go with one. I am wondering if, on United, I can get a Y/B fare and get a full refund without an fee once I have checked in, but before I have boarded the flight.
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    Why? For lounge use? Gate access through security?
     
  3. kziel

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    Dropping off, and possibly picking up my grandparents.
     
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    Have you inquired about a pass? I'm not sure of the process, but airlines can issues passes for things like lounge meetings. May be worth a phone call to inquire as it may be less pain than a ticket purchase / refund.
     
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    Depending on the airport the passes can be a PAIN to get from the airline. I always just buy a refundable fare and call and cancel the check in after I get my boarding pass and refund the ticket. No big deal.
     
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    If you're not subject to cancel fees or late ticketing fees on award tickets, you could get an award ticket to anywhere to get gate access. Some DL people do this to avoid big charges on their credit cards until the refund is processed.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I will check out these and see which one is best.
     

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