United Airlines Eliminates International Change Fees

United Airlines says goodbye to international change fees. Recognizing that flexibility is more important to you than ever, United Airlines is making more changes for the better. Going forward, there are no change fees on international flights that originate from the United States.

In lieu of dwindling COVID-19 concerns, they are also waiving change fees for Basic Economy tickets purchased now through March 31, 2021. This is in

This is in addition to permanently eliminating change fees on most Economy and all premium cabin tickets when you travel within the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which United was the first U.S. legacy airline to announce earlier this year. And starting in January, if you want to take an earlier United flight on the same day, you’ll be able to join the standby list for free, departing from anywhere in our network.

United Airlines is thrilled to give passengers more flexibility when they fly. They are permanently getting rid of change fees for most Economy and premium cabin tickets for flights within the U.S., or between the U.S. and Mexico or the Caribbean. Going forward, you also won’t pay change fees for international travel originating in the U.S.

How will this new international change fees policy affect you? When you book a flight with United, there won’t be any change fees if:

When You’re traveling:
  • Within the continental U.S.
  • To Alaska or Hawaii from the continental U.S.
  • To international destinations, including the Caribbean and Mexico, from the U.S.
And you have these types of tickets:
  • Economy
  • Economy Plus®
  • United First®
  • United Business®*
  • United Premium PlusSM*

With regards to Basic Economy, you can change your Basic Economy ticket and all other international travel without change fees if the ticket is issued by March 31, 2021

Source: United Airlines


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