United Extends Flight Credit Validity Through December 2023

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Anyone who cancelled their ticket with United Airlines has been able to obtain flight credit relatively easily since the beginning of the pandemic. Except for Basic Economy, tickets can simply be cancelled online. The ticket price is then converted into a Future Flight Credit (or sometimes into a Travel Certificate). These can then in turn be used for future United flights.

Due to the entry ban having been upheld until November 2021, some of you probably still have such a credit. In theory, it should have been redeemed for flights until December 31, 2022, but now there is good news: The validity of such flight credits and travel certificates has been extended by one year until December 2023.

An e-mail to this effect was forwarded to us by a reader. I did not receive such an email, but the extended validity is also noted in my account:

United.com also confirms the extension of credits:

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Future Flight Credits and Travel Certificates can both be used to book United tickets. However, travel certificates cannot be used for flights with partner airlines (such as Lufthansa).

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