United Makes it Easier for Customers to Find and Use Travel Credits

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United Makes it Easier for Customers to Find and Use Travel Credits

United today announced it is giving customers even more flexibility when they need to rebook their travel by helping them to find and use their travel credits. Credits are automatically displayed as a payment option during the checkout process. This functionality will be available for MileagePlus members first and the airline is working to roll it out to all customers in the near future. Beginning next week, United will also let customers use their travel credits for extra legroom seats and to pre-pay for checked baggage.   

For customers who have travel credits issued on or before August 31, 2021, United is also allowing a one-time opportunity to share these credits with friends and family.

“Unlike most airlines where travel credits are difficult to use, at United we’re doing something different,” said Toby Enqvist, chief customer office for United. “We’re showing our customers they have credits – and we’re making them easier than ever to use. It’s not just the right thing to do for our customers, but it’s also the right way to re-introduce more customers to the United travel experience, which we’re convinced will make them more likely to fly with us in the future.”

Using the United app or United.com, customers with an electronic travel certificate (ETC) or a future flight credit (FFC), can enjoy more options and flexibility than ever including the ability to:

  • Automatically see and apply available travel credits on the check-out page when rebooking travel – this is will be available to MileagePlus members first with availability for all customers in the near future
  • Combine multiple travel credits to apply when booking new travel plans (customers can now combine multiple Future Flight Credits (FFCs) or Electronic Travel Certificates (ETCs), and will soon be able to combine ETCs and FTCs together)
  • Book travel on partner airlines
  • Purchase extra legroom seats and pre-pay for checked baggage at time of check-out
  • Share travel credits with a friend or family member from wholly unused travel credits issued on or before August 31, 2021 by applying travel credits as payment on check-out screen

As customers return to flying with United, they will notice other new service upgrades including the option to pre-order snacks and beverages online and through United’s app.

Customers can also book trips with confidence knowing that if their plans change, they have the flexibility to adjust their travel with no change fees. United was the first global U.S. airline to eliminate change fees on most tickets and to allow all customers to fly standby for free on the same day of travel to the same destination.


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