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United Matches Delta’s Retroactive Waiver Policy for Coronavirus

United Matches Delta – Adds Retroactive Coronavirus Change Fee Waiver

United just matched Delta’s new retroactive waiver policy, now allowing free changes on previously bought tickets with original travel dates of March 9th to April 30, 202o.

Here’s the tweet, though United’s coronavirus waiver policy webpage has not yet been updated.

Tickets must be reissued by Dec. 20, 2020 and rebooked travel must commence within 12 months of the original ticket issue date. This is in addition to the flexible booking policies for new tickets.

Like Delta, we have no idea what the official policy on award bookings, new or existing.

The Delta webpage doesn’t mention award bookings at all. Neither Delta nor United have responded to my tweets or DMs yet. For now, I would assume it’s on a case by case basis.

Delta’s coronavirus waiver policy was revised today as follows:

No Change Fees for All Delta Tickets Purchased on or before March 9, 2020


  • Affected Customers: All Tickets Issued on or before March 9, 2020
  • Impacted Travel Date(s): March 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020
  • New Ticket Must Be Re-issued On/Before: Dec 31, 2020
  • Rebooked Travel Must Begin No Later Than: Dec 31, 2020

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