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How to change your flight, or cancel and rebook later

We know people are taking a second look at their travel plans right now. If you’re scheduled to travel March 10 – April 30, 2020 and would like to change your plans, there is no fee to do so, regardless of when you purchased your ticket or where you’re traveling. This is in addition to our previous waiver, which waives all change fees – domestic and international – for tickets purchased March 3 – March 31, 2020. This is available for any of United’s published nonrefundable fares. If you decide to cancel your flight, you can retain the value of your ticket to be applied to a new ticket without fee for travel up to 12 months from the original issue date.

Certain tickets cannot be changed on united.com or the mobile app, including tickets booked through third-party travel agencies or booked through another airline (if ticket receipt does not begin with 016). Please contact the original ticketing agency or airline for changes.

Follow the steps below to stay up to date, change or cancel your flight.

Change your current flight:

  1. On the united.com homepage, select “My Trips” and enter your flight information to retrieve your flight.
  2. Select “Change flight” and then “Edit” to make the following changes:
    • Date of travel or destination
    • Add a flight
    • Remove a flight
  3. Select “Continue” and choose a new flight option
  4. Continue through booking to confirm your new flight

Note: The change fee will display as waived, but any difference in fare may apply.

Cancel your flight and rebook later:

  1. On the united.com homepage, select “My Trips” and enter your reservation information to retrieve your flight
  2. Select “Cancel flight”
  3. Confirm flight cancellation
  4. If you have future flight credit, when you return to the reservation, select “Use Future Flight Credit” to shop for new flights and apply the credit towards a new flight.

*We’re currently experiencing heavy traffic to united.com. If you experience an error while trying to change or cancel your flight, please try again later.

Click through the slideshow below for more detailed instructions:

​Start on the United homepage: ​

How to Change Your Flight - United Homepage

User can select ‘My Trips’ on the homepage widget to find and retrieve their reservation.

  • If you’re not signed in or you’re a guest user, enter your confirmation number and last name.
  • If you are signed in, you can select a trip from your current trips or select the ‘Find another trip’ link.

Step 1 – Trip details:

How to Change Your Flight - United Homepage

Once you’ve retrieved your reservation, select ‘Change flight’ to continue.

Step 2 – Change flights:

How to Change Your Flight - United Homepage

Once you land on the “Change flights” page, select ‘Edit’ to change your flight date(s), origin or destination(s). Once your changes have been selected, continue.

Other options related to changing your flight available on this page:

  • “Add another destination”
  • Advanced search options
  • Removing a segment (available if the itinerary is round-trip or multi-city)
  • ‘Cancel” – will remove a flight from an itinerary and will reprice the remaining flights.

Step 3 – Flight search results

How to Change Your Flight - United Homepage

Pick your new flight by clicking ‘Select’ under the fare amount.

Step 4 – Sign-in page:

Once you’ve selected your fare, you will be prompted to sign in (if you aren’t already). This step is optional, but mandatory for award tickets.

Step 5 — Review your trip:

How to Change Your Flight - United Homepage

On the Review trip info page, you can compare the new trip with the original trip and see the total balance, including any amount due if the new trip has a higher fare.

Step 6 — Seat selection:

How to Change Your Flight - United Homepage

Here, you can make a seat preference and continue to the payment page.

Step 7 — Billing/payment info:

How to Change Your Flight - United Homepage

You’ll need to provide billing and payment info based on their new fare:

  • If you don’t owe any amount for their new fare, we’ll only collect contact info.
  • If you’re owed a refund, we’ll only collect address and contact info.
  • If you’ll need to pay a fare difference, we’ll collect your payment information.
  • If your new flight costs less than the one you previously booked, you may not receive a refund for the fare difference.

Once you’ve entered all your information, select ‘Change flight’ to confirm your transaction.

Step 8 — Confirmation:

How to Change Your Flight - United Homepage

You’ve changed your trip. You can review your new flight details and any taxes and fees associated with your purchase by selecting “View trip details.”