Can I change my flight to the day before or after my original flight and qualify for the same-day flight change discounted fee?
Yes, as long as it falls within the rules of the same-day change discounted fee policy.
Can I change my departure or arrival airport?
If you wish to change the departure or arrival airport, the change fee and any applicable fare difference associated with the fare will apply.
Can I change my routing and qualify for the same-day flight change discounted fee?
Yes, when a change can be confirmed, provided the new routing is permitted by the fare and no changes to the origin or destination airports. You may not, however, change routing when standing by.
If I have already checked in for a flight, may I make a same-day flight change?
Yes. However, if you checked baggage on your original flight, you will need to complete any changes at least 60 minutes before your new flight’s departure to allow time for us to move your baggage to the new flight.
Instead of paying a same-day change discounted fee, can I stand by for my desired flight for free?
No. The only time you may standby for free is when the fare does not have any penalties for making changes, or when standing by involuntarily due to a flight irregularity.
If my itinerary has three or more flights, am I still eligible to make a same-day change for the discounted fee?
Yes, but when the itinerary involves three or more flights, the change may only be confirmed by calling the United Customer Contact Center or with a United representative at the airport.
Can I pay the same-day change discount fee with cash?
Cash will only be accepted by a United airport representative when the change is available to be confirmed, not for standby travel.
If the fare requires a Saturday night stay, can I utilize the same-day change discounted fee to leave early and not stay over Saturday?
Yes, as long as all other requirements are met.
Is there a fee for same-day changes to award tickets?
Yes. However, there is no charge when making same-day changes to award tickets purchased with miles from a Premier Gold, Premier Platinum or Premier 1K member's account.