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Destinations / Itineraries Chances of United waiving change fee for students

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Devin G, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Devin G

    Devin G New Member

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    I'm a college student flying from DTW to IAH on United next week and just realized that I have an exam on the day I'm supposed to fly out. The exam date was changed last minute. Would this be a plausible argument to have the change fee waived? Thanks!
     
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  2. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, I doubt it... but anything is worth a try!

    Also, you could look at not cancelling and just no-show for the flight. Sometimes the cancellation fee is actually more expensive than outright buying a new ticket. Not sure if you'll have luggage or anything, but there are literally $35 tickets on that route next week on Spirit, and $94 on Delta (basic economy).

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  3. Devin G

    Devin G New Member

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    Gave them a call last night. The really kind representative told me she'll "waive the fee one time for me" and just ended up paying the difference in ticket price. @rickyw would've been open to flying Delta. McNamera Terminal is exponentially better than North. Plus skyclub access!
     
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