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Airfare goes down 25% from when I bought- Any recourse?

As the Title says, I bought tickets from United. Of course the actual flight is on Lufthansa. I used United because I had an expiring $800 credit.

Is there any recourse? I still want to go, but at the much less expensive price.

Posted by
11281 posts

I would contact UAL and ask what can be done to get some sort of a credit toward future ( other) travel. Assuming you bought a 'non-refundable' ticket, I see no prospect of a cash refund.

Posted by
4730 posts

The answer depends on what type of ticket you bought, and to where.

You may not be able to get a refund, but if you cancel the existing flight, you may be able to get a credit again.

Since you were using an existing credit, that may just go back as a credit. But the expiration date may be the same as before.

Here is information that may help:
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/change-fee.html

Posted by
1019 posts

We purchased United tickets jan 2023 for our May- June 2023. We are platinum and purchased business class Polaris. Husband noticed the price went down over $1,000 ish maybe a month or so after buying them. I can’t remember what type they were. But anyway , I called and they gave me future credit of $1,700 ish per person. They expired within year of original booking. We are going back end of November this year , so I will use them credit

Good luck

Posted by
913 posts

What exactly was the type of ticket that you purchased from United? No one can really give you any advice until we know the type of ticket.

Posted by
226 posts

I bought a rt to Paris for $758 with luggage and other airlines wanted $1000 without luggage . If my fare dropped to $650 I am not fretting. I saved $300 off the going Rate