Z fare changes and validity questions

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  1. harry0233
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    I have found a fantastic Z fare ( will disclose later[​IMG]). However, I'm really confused about the restrictions for Z fare.
    Based on the fare rules, changes and cancellation are allowed at any time. However, United rep said generally it will cost me $500 to make changes. However, the fare rules don't mention anything about the change fees, nor the fare rules say anything about ticket validity period.

    My question is:

    Should I assume the ticket validity period is 1 year from the booking date?

    Should I trust in the fare rules or the rep?

    assumed the ticket expires in 1 year, Is it possible to change my return flight to a date beyond the expiration date?

    Thanks!

     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Regardless of any other rules, the answer to this one is nearly always "no." I'd say always because I've never seen an exceptoin but I suppose there might be one somewhere out there. I just wouldn't expect to find it.
     
  3. jason8612
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    Odd, as I looked up some Z fare rules and all have a change fee ($400)

    Oh and how excellent?
     
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    I have had some Z fares that allowed changes/cancellation free on AC. Usually there is a penalty but if so it should be stated in the conditions.
     
  5. harry0233
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    about 10cpm for 25k EQM(including Z fare bonus), UA metal. However, not many people will be willing to take a positioning flight though.

    I probably will book it and then call United to make sure there's no change fee. if yes then I will cancel the ticket within 24hrs
     

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