Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Interesting Question  
User currently offlinePresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 676 posts, RR: 1
Posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 914 times:

I'm curious what people think of the feasibility of this. I have an economy ticket on United from LHR to IAD and back that I am not going to use. I know that the ticket is non-refundable. However, the rules for the ticket indicate that if the ticket is upgraded to a business class ticket, it could be canceled after paying the normal economy "cancelation fee." A separate section of the rules indicates that the cancellation fee is 50 British Pounds (about $75). However, there is a syntactical ambiguity in the sense that it is not clear whether the cacelation fee includes the initial cost of the economy ticket in addition to the 50 pund fee.

What I would like to do is get the ticket upgraded to Business Class and then cancel the reservation, paying only the 50 pound cancellation fee.

What do you think?

As a related question, can I use a purchased international economy ticket on a domestic route? I know I would have to pay a changing fee, but is it possible?


1 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 895 times:

Normally, you can use any published fare non-refundable ticket (intl or dom) towards purchased of a future trip (intl or dom) on the same airline systemwide. If you give me the "fare basis" listed on your ticket I can check the rules.

Now, regarding your 1st question of exchanging the ticket towards the refundable business class fare. Yes, you can do it but the original exchanged amount is listed on the new refundable ticket as NON REFUNDABLE. So, basically your non-refundable ticket will always be non-refundable.

Hope that helps...

Michael M.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Interesting Question... posted Sat Nov 17 2001 05:53:18 by Dragogoalie
Interesting Question posted Thu Nov 16 2000 16:04:56 by PresRDC
Interesting A/C At EWR Question posted Sun Aug 26 2007 19:17:48 by COEWRNJ
Delta's A330-300 JFK Question posted Wed Aug 26 2009 13:46:11 by Blueman87
TWA Flight Question? posted Mon Aug 24 2009 20:59:39 by Blueman87
UA DC-8 Appreciation/Question Thread posted Sun Aug 23 2009 13:23:28 by Cross757
Interesting Flight Paths Today posted Sat Aug 22 2009 15:00:28 by Nkops
LHR Terminal 3 Question posted Sat Aug 22 2009 10:21:52 by SXDFC
A Question About LHR Screening For Airport Workers posted Fri Aug 21 2009 09:40:45 by Wing
Question About AF/KL/DL/NW Ground Handling posted Thu Aug 20 2009 10:13:27 by GlobeTrekker