How Do I Change My United Airlines Flight?
Some things in life happen that are unavoidable. Whenever you encounter such things or accidents after booking a flight with United Airlines it can be a source of worry.
However, it does not have to be. You can change your flight reservation with United Airlines as long as you adhere to the airline's ticket change policy.
The airline grants passengers up to 11 months to change their flight but you can make changes after your flight schedule has been published. The airline itself can make changes to your flight including changes to flight departure or arrival times, changes in frequency of flights, addition or discontinuation of routes and changes to type of aircraft.
United Airlines Flight Change Policy
Changing your flight involves changing certain aspects of your ticket. Cancelling your ticket and rebooking it is another issue altogether with its own policies.
You can change your United Airline flight either using the airline's website or mobile app. However, your flight has to be eligible for the change to occur.
If your ticket is not eligible for any sort of change, you will receive a message when you click ‘Change Flight.' If it is you may be subject to ticket change fees.
Basic economy tickets are not eligible for any type of change. You can make changes to the premium economy tickets though.
You may change your United Airlines ticket if you made your reservations through a third party but you should check with them first and know your choices. You may also be subject to a fee in addition to the airline's change fee if you alter such a ticket.
Changing a ticket to an earlier or later one is possible if you do so within 24 hours and you will be charged a reduced fee. Your ticket will have to be eligible for the change and there must also be available seats on the flight to which you are changing.
Same day ticket changes are possible for some United Airline travelers. Those travelers include MileagePlus Premier® Gold, Premier Platinum and Premier 1K® members.
If your ticket includes multiple travelers, you can still change your ticket. You will have to select the applicable traveler on the first step of the ticket change process and proceed through the process only changing flight details for that traveler.
You can also alter special services by selecting ‘Special requests and accommodations' from your reservation. That includes adding a pet if travelling with one.
Not all tickets can be changed using the website and the mobile app. Such tickets include tickets purchased through another airline and award tickets.
Changing your Ticket
As stated earlier, changing your United Airlines ticket is a straightforward process either through the website or mobile app. It involves the following steps:
1. Launch your web browser and open the United Airlines website.
2. Enter you account details and log in to your account if you have one.
3. Hover your mouse over the ‘My Trips' tab at the top of the United Airlines' website homepage and click ‘My Flights.'
4. If you have an account, you list of flights will be presented. If you do not have an account, you will be prompted to input your flight details to retrieve your flight.
5. Select the flight you want to alter and then click ‘Change Flight.'
6. Click ‘Edit' to make changes to departure date or destination. You can also add or remove a flight.
7. Review your changes and when satisfied, click ‘Continue.'
8. Continue with booking to confirm the flight change.
9. You will be required to pay the flight change fee and fare difference if present.
10. Click ‘Confirm' and you will have changed your flight.
If you have any issues changing your flight contact United Airlines customer service for help.
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