Change is here. Change fees are gone.

United is making a big change… for the better. The airline is the first global U.S. carrier to remove change fees for good, effective immediately. Say goodbye to change fees on most Economy¹ and all premium cabin tickets when traveling within the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico and the Caribbean.

United is also extending its waiver for new tickets issued through December 31, 2020, to permit unlimited changes with no fee. This policy applies to all ticket types issued after March 3, 2020 and is valid for domestic and international travel.

And starting in January 2021, United will let customers with tickets of all fare types to fly same-day standby at no additional charge. Additionally, MileagePlus Premier members have even more flexibility and can confirm a seat on an earlier flight for no cost at all.²

With these new options, United gives travelers even more flexibility when plans change.

Here’s Scott, United’s CEO, with more information.


1 Basic Economy tickets cannot be changed.

2 If the same fare class is available. If the same fare class is closed, a fare differential will apply. New flight must be within 24 hours of originally scheduled flight.


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