United Airlines: We Really, Really Don’t Want Your Business. (Honest!)

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Effective 07/01:

  • Matching USeless Airways policy of the elimination of the 500 mile minimum mileage earned+minimum elite mileage earned for flights under 500 miles. Accrual will now be at actual rates.

Effective 05/15: United’s top tier 1K/GS members are exempt. No exemption for 1P/2P/3P elite members.

  • Change in origin/destination city on an award ticket goes from $100 to $150.
  • Change in connection points on an award ticket goes from $100 to $150.
  • Cancellation of an award ticket (Mileage redeposit) goes from $100 to $150.
  • Award handling fee goes from $15 to $25 over the phone and $30 at the counter. (The industry’s worst website, nicknamed “united.bomb,” is still free)
  • Date change on an award ticket to fly within 7 days was $75, now $100.
  • Date change on an award ticket to fly within 14 days was $50, now $75.
  • Date change on an award ticket to fly within 21 days was free, now $75.
  • Expedite fee on an award ticket to fly within 7 days was $75, now $100.
  • Expedite fee on an award ticket to fly within 14 days was $50, now $75.
  • Expedite fee on an award ticket to fly within 21 days was free, now $75

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melgrif24

Thanks for the info

Berl

Wow. Unbelievable what airlines can get away with these days.

Mendel

so how long before do you have book an award ticket to avoid any fee?

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