- Typically airline tickets must be used within 12 months of when they’re issued. United announced that tickets purchased between 5/1/19-3/31/20 are valid for 24 months, so you can cancel a ticket and rebook to use it within 24 months of issuance. The ticket can only be used by a traveler, but it can be used for all itineraries sold by United.
- Alternatively, you can request an electronic travel certificate valid for use by anyone within 24 months, but these are only valid on United flights.
- If United cancels your flight you can request a cash refund.
- United announced that they will no longer require passengers to wait a year to get a refund when they cancel a flight or change the flight schedule by more than 6 hours. You can now request an immediate cash refund. Thanks DoT!
- United announced that due to new business hours at Newark Airport, they are changing their flight times between Newark and Tel Aviv between April 6-May 3.
- Ironically, the new flight times line up with what used to be flight 84/85, but they are now numbered 90/91.
- The flights will be operated by a 787-10, which is a downgrade for business class passengers and an upgrade for coach passengers.
- Flight 90 from Newark to Tel Aviv will be changed from 10:50pm to 4:25pm
- Flight 91 from Tel Aviv to Newark will be changed from 11:25pm to 12pm
- As these new flight times are greater than a 6 hour schedule change, you can choose to get a full cash refund!
- United is still in the process of changing the flight times, so it may take a few days until the schedule is updated.
Will these changes help you get a refund?