United travel credits

We have two types of travel credits, and both can easily be used to shop for flights and amenities on our website or app. Get to know future flight credits and travel certificates.

Using your credits is easy

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Step 1: Find your credits
and in your MileagePlus account, or look them up below.

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Step 2: Find a flight
Shop on our website or app just like you normally would.

Step 3: Use your credits
When you’re ready to pay, select travel credits as your payment method.

Finding your credit info

If you’ve been issued a travel credit in the past but aren’t sure what kind you have or how much it’s worth, give us your info and we’ll look it up for you.

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View your credits in your MileagePlus account

You can access all your travel credits in your MileagePlus® account, or search for individual credits below.

Future flight credits

Future flight credits are issued if you cancel your trip or change your flight to a less expensive one.

These credits can be used to book travel on United, United Express, and partner-operated flights purchased on our website or app. You can also apply future flight credits toward some non-ticket items, like Economy Plus® seating. If you choose to apply your credits towards non-ticket items, you’ll need to do that when booking your ticket as you can’t apply future flight credits after your initial ticket purchase.

Want to know more? Check out our frequently asked questions.

Travel certificates

Travel certificates are issued if you volunteer to give up your seat on a flight, or as a gesture of goodwill.

These credits, sometimes known as electronic travel certificates, can be used in much the same way as future flight credits. You can book travel on most flights, and purchase some non-ticket items, like Economy Plus seating. Want to know more? Check out our frequently asked questions

Travel credit FAQs