Last updated on October 28th, 2022 at 01:59 am

Are you planning your trip and deciding to make your reservations on United Airlines? Well, United Airlines is one of the major airlines in the business. With a large number of passengers all around America traveling domestically and internationally. 

Therefore, United Airlines once offered you United Future Flight Credit Refund when you canceled your last flight on the respective airlines. This blog will solve all your queries and help you to understand this facility offered by United Airlines.

What is United Future Flight Credit Refund?

United Future Flight Credit Refund is the value of the amount credited to passengers’ Airline Accounts. In case they cancel their refundable tickets or make changes in their flight ticket reservation by booking a new flight of lower cost than the original one.

Airlines allow passengers to use/redeem these future flight credits for making their new flight bookings in the future on the respective airline, United Express, and other partnered airlines of United.

Passengers can also use these future flight credits on non-ticket items, such as seat assignments in the flight cabin. For example, the basic economy and economy plus, while booking their tickets on the respective airlines and choosing their preferred seats using these credits. 

How to proceed with United Future Flight Credit?

As noted above, passengers who received these future flight credits can redeem/use them for making new reservations on United Airlines. Therefore, airlines offer passengers several methods through which they can proceed to redeem future flight credits. 

Follow the given steps.

  • Online Mode
  • Firstly, go to United Airlines’ official website.
  • Secondly, go to the ‘Manage My Trip‘ option and press on the ‘My Trip’ tab. 
  • Therefore, fill in your ticket confirmation code and the passenger’s last name on the new page.
  • Then, click on ‘Find my Trip.’
  • Next, on the new page, passengers will get all their flight details and various change option. 
  • Scroll down the page; there, you will get an option ‘Use Future Fight Credit.’ click on it.
  • Therefore, on the next page, fill in all the details of your new desired flight.
  • Then, click on ‘Search Flight’ and choose your preferred flight from the available option.
  • Afterward, the ‘United Future Flight Credits’ value will be directly applied to your flight payment. 
  • Lastly, wait for the confirmation mail or message of your Flight Reservation on United Airlines.
  • Offline Mode

United Airlines also allows its passengers to redeem their United Future Flight Credits offline. In addition, passengers can contact the airline’s Customer Care Number.

Nowadays, every airline in the business provides 24/7 customer care service to their passengers. Therefore, United Airlines also offers customer care service to their passengers. Through this, they can contact them anytime to seek help from them regarding their issues. 

Follow the given steps.

  • Firstly, go to the United Airlines Official website. In addition, you can also go to the social media handle of the respective Airlines.
  • Secondly, click on the ‘Customer Care number.
  • Next, follow the IVR instruction step-by-step.
  • Therefore, passengers will be connected to the live airline representative.
  • Afterward, ask the airline agent to proceed with redeeming your United Future Flight Credit. 
  • Passengers should provide the airline agent with all the details to book their new flight.
  • Then, choose your preferred flight from the available flight option.
  • Passengers should ask the further details about the flight they are booking, such as offers, discounts, etc.
  • Afterward, the ‘United Future Flight Credits’ value will be directly applied to your flight payment. 
  • Lastly, wait for the confirmation mail or message of your Flight Reservation on United Airlines.

There are several situations when the price of a new flight is higher than the value of your future flight credits. In such cases, your flight bookings will not proceed. Therefore, the airline will notify you of your future flight credit amount details. 

On the other hand, if the price of your preferred new flight is lower than the value of your future flight credit. Then the airline will return your remaining credits to your Airline Account. 

When do passengers get United Future Flight Credit?

  • Passengers cancel their original flight tickets. 

As noted above, when passengers cancel their refundable flight tickets. The airline provides them with this future flight credit. On the other hand, if the airline cancels the flight. Passengers traveling on non-refundable tickets will also receive these future flight credits. 

Passengers are free to use these credits for booking new reservations in the future.

  •  Passengers change their original flight tickets.

In case passengers make any changes to their original flight tickets. After all the modifications when making payment. They found that the price of their new flight is lower than their authentic flight tickets. So, the airline will credit the remaining amount to the passenger’s United Account.

United Future Flight Credit is transferable?

As per United Airlines, no policy allows passengers to transfer the United Future Flight Credit to another person or passenger. Therefore, these future flight credits are non-transferable. 

Although, passengers can use their future flight credits to pay for someone else ticket. Make sure the tickets are from the respective airline, United Express, and any other partnered airline of United.

Moreover, the original passenger to whom these credits belong is not needed to travel with the other passengers currently using their Future Flight Credits. 

United Future Flight Credit Refund Policy.

  • Passengers of United Airlines can cancel their tickets through online and offline modes.
  • United Airlines doesn’t accept cancelation requests if reservations are made through a third party. 
  • As per United Airlines 24-hour policy. If passengers make ticket reservations one week or 24 hours before the original flight departure. Then passengers are eligible to avoid the cancelation and change fee.
  • Passengers traveling on Basic Economy Tickets are not eligible to make any changes.
  • Although, they can make cancelation requests within 24 hours of ticket purchase and get their full refund.
  • United Airlines takes 20 business days to proceed with the refund request.
  • Suppose passengers make the payment by credit card. The airline will proceed with the refund request within seven business days. 
  • Passengers will get the refund in their original form of payment.

FAQ’s

How long can passengers use United future flight credit?

United Future Flight Credit can be used for up to 12 months (1 year) after the issued date. Therefore, if passengers don’t use these future flight credits within the given period. After that, these credits will expire, and passengers won’t be able to redeem them.

What to do if United Future Flight credits are not working?

There are several situations where passengers cannot redeem their future flight credit. Even face the problem of future flight credit not working. In such cases, passengers should contact the airline’s customer care number. They can visit the airline’s official website to get the customer care number. Therefore, passengers should tell them all their queries and ask the airline agent to solve them.

How many times can passengers use United Future Flight Credit?

Passengers traveling with United Airlines can use these Future Flight credits for unlimited time for a single flight booking.

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