How to change or cancel a United Airlines flight

What Number Do I Call to Change My United Flight?

Suppose you have to change your flight due to bad weather and don't know how to change the flight. To change your United flight, you can use the contact number of the airline, or you can use the other options that are available on the website. 

United Airlines Change Policy.

  1. If you purchase the flight ticket economy, economy plus, business class, first class, and premium, you can change the flight, and you don't have to pay the charges. 
  2. If the passenger changes their destination between the US and Mexico or the Caribbean, they don't have to pay the charges. 
  3. If you travel internationally and have made the changes, you don't have to pay the charges.
  4. You must make changes if you have a basic economy ticket and travel internationally. You can make the changes without paying a fee. 
  5. If you are traveling domestically on United Airlines, you cannot make any changes to your basic economy ticket. 
  6. If the passenger purchases the basic economy ticket, you can change the flight on the same day. 
  7. You don't have to pay the charges if United Airlines changes your flight. 
  8. If you are a passenger of United Airlines and you get stuck in traffic and miss your flight, the team will add your name to the standby list, and you get another flight you can board. 
  9. You don't have to pay the charges if you change your flight within 24 hours. 
  10. If you are holding the mileage plus elite, you can change your flight, and you don't have to pay the charges.
  11. If you are a non-premier mileage, you can change the flight within 24 hours. After that, you have to pay the charges.
  12. If you made the booking through miles, you could change the flight without paying a penalty fee. 

United Standby Policy

  1. If you are a united passenger, you can fly standby on a flight departing within 24 hours of their booked travel, no matter what type of ticket or class of service you have purchased, without paying a standby fee.
  2. If you are thinking of confirming your seat on a different flight instead of standby for it, that may be possible:
  • If you are holding the mileage plus elite status, you can confirm the seat on the same day with the same departure and arrival cities as their original ticket. You are not required to pay the charges if the new seat is available at the same fare class. A fare difference may apply if no seats are available in the purchased fare class.
  • For the non-premier mileage, plus members are general, nonmembers can confirm their seat on another flight within 24 hours of the originally scheduled departure time. You must pay the fare difference if the same fare class is available. 

How to get on the standby list?

If you are planning to fly on the standby list, you can add yourself to the standby list. To add to the standby list, you have to follow the process:

  1. You can add yourself to the standby list on the website or the app, use the self-kiosk center, or visit the airport. If you have to do it online, you have to follow the steps:
  • Open the official website of United Airlines
  • Click on my trip option. 
  • Enter your six-digit reservation code and other required details. 
  • Click on view flight options. 
  • You can select your flight and add yourself to the standby list. 
  • You have to keep an eye on and track your new fight on the United Airlines app. If you have done it through the kiosk, you must keep your eye on your new flight. 

Can a change be made on the day of travel?

 

Suppose you are a United Airlines passenger thinking about changing the flight on the same day. You are allowed to change the flight on the same day, but you have to pay the difference. If you get the same ticket, you must pay the charges. If you are a mileage plus member, you can change the flight on the same day and don't have to pay the extra charges. 

 

The Process to Change United Flight

  1. Use My Trip Option.

If you think of changing the flight, you can use my trip option. To use my trip option, you must follow the steps:

  1. Open the official website of United Airlines. 
  2. Click on my trip option. 
  3. Enter your six-digit reservation number, fill out the other required detail,s and click on the search option. 
  4. Now, you will see your booking, and you have to select your booking and click on the change option. 
  5. Enter your new details and click on the submit option. 
  6. If you change your flight after 24 hours, you must pay the charges. 
  7. To pay the charges, you can use a debit or a credit card or the online apps to pay the charges. 
  8. United Airlines will send you a confirmation on your registered email id. 
  9. Contact United Airlines.

If the passenger thinks of changing their flight and they don't know how to do it. For this, you can use the contact number of united airlines. Dial this official number 800-864-8331. You must listen to the IVR commands carefully. After that, you will reach out to the representative you can ask them for a flight change. The team will change your flight as soon as possible. 

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