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User currently offlineVtdl From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

I used my Mileage Plus miles to book 4 UA flights for next month. But now, unfortunately, we can't go next month. What can I do with these tickets? Here are my options:

1. Cancel and recredit the miles. But will cost me $100x4. With all the mileage restriction nowadays, is it worthwhile to pay $400 to keep that 100,000 miles?
2. Postpone the travel date to/from same airports. Free but I have only to December (that was when I booked the flight last Dec).
3. Forget it and say goodbye to the miles and tickets.

Any other options that you can think of? Can the tickets be changed to relatives names so they can use it?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21562 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

Quoting Vtdl (Thread starter):
1. Cancel and recredit the miles. But will cost me $100x4. With all the mileage restriction nowadays, is it worthwhile to pay $400 to keep that 100,000 miles?

Yes. For 100,000 miles, you can get a long range business class seat, and on some routes, an F seat, depending on airline. And depending on the route, that ticket can be worth $10,000 or more. In theory.

For example, I used 135,000 CO miles to fly LAX-SYD-LAX in F on QF which also included SYD-PER-MEL-SYD in J. That's a pretty valuable 135,000 miles when you price it out. $22,500.

I used 125,000 AA miles to fly LAX-DFW-NRT-DFW-LAX in F, which has a current value of $7800, but at the time the flight would have cost $14,000.



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

I recently had to cancel an AAdvantage ticket to Guadalajara because of a family illness. When I spoke to the reservationist, I was told that as long as I rebooked within a year from the time I booked the tickets I could use them and not have to pay a fee to reinstate the tickets. You might want to check if UA has this option.

User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4714 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 2):
You might want to check if UA has this option.



Quoting Vtdl (Thread starter):
2. Postpone the travel date to/from same airports. Free but I have only to December (that was when I booked the flight last Dec).

sounds to me like he already did it



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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3206 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4031 times:

Postpone the travel as long as you can along the same routing. Inevitably, there will be a schedule change. Once that happens, call United and tell them the new schedule doesn't work. They should recredit your miles without fee.


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Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3966 times:
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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 2):
reservationist

Good word there..


User currently offlineB777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3781 times:

D) Get B777A340Fan's UAL Mileage Plus Number and transfer the miles.

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3752 times:

Quoting Vtdl (Thread starter):
1. Cancel and recredit the miles. But will cost me $100x4. With all the mileage restriction nowadays, is it worthwhile to pay $400 to keep that 100,000 miles?

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Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
Yes. For 100,000 miles, you can get a long range business class seat, and on some routes, an F seat, depending on airline. And depending on the route, that ticket can be worth $10,000 or more. In theory.

I agree with Ikramerica's reply here.
First postpone (if indeed free of charge) as long as you can (= until December as you said) and the chip in that $400 to keep those 100,000 miles ! This is unless you are a millionaire on miles but are stripped of cash (or Credit Cards) ...

Quoting B777A340Fan (Reply 7):
D) Get B777A340Fan's UAL Mileage Plus Number and transfer the miles.

LOL !
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I had to change award flights with KL / AF recently and that went rather smooth (for a fee).
I later had to cancel award flights with KL / AF, but it was a hassle every time. For one ticket it took me about 6 weeks re get my miles re-credited. The money still is gone and it is written-off. Actually I receive a letter from Flying Blue last week (= early July) which was dated February 2007 asking for details of my bank account. Those details I alsready had stated via phone months ago but with no good use.
Learned my lesson.
-HT



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