How to Use United Airlines Travel Credit

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Last Updated on October 10, 2023 by Rick Spiegel

Don’t know about united travel credit and how to use it? Don’t worry recently I booked a flight using the united travel credit. During that, I learned a lot about united travel credit and travel certificates.

In this post, I’m going to share everything about united airlines’ future flight credits, how to use them, policies, and how to get them redeposited to your account after cancellation.

What are the Types of Travel Credit?

There are two types of travel credit offered by united airlines. You can use these credits to book flights or buy other amenities from the united website and app. Types of united travel credit:

  • United future flight credit.
  • United travel certificate (united e certificates/electric certificates).

Now let’s discuss what exactly are these two travel credits.

What are United Future Flight Credits?

After cancellation united airlines offer refund or flight credits. You will get future flight credit if you cancel or changef your flight to the less expensive one. There is no difference between the amount of the credit and that of the refund, both are equal in terms of value. 

You can use these future flight credits to book a flight on united airlines, united express, or partner united flight. You can also buy economy plus seating, and basic economy seats and choose your desired seat during booking. 

What are United Travel certificates?

You will get united travel e certificates if you donate your seat during the flight as a good gesture. These credits are also known as electronic travel certificates. You can use the united airlines travel e-certificate in the same way as united airlines’ future flight credits.

How to Check Your United Travel Credits?

Let us first discuss how to check the united travel credits in your account. Checking the united future flight credits or united e-travel certificate is very easy. To check flight credit you can log in to your united MileagePlus account. You can also visit here – https://www.united.com/en/us/myunited login to your account and you’ll get the details of your united travel e-certificate. Now that we know how to access the united travel credit details, let’s learn how to use them.

How to Use United Airlines Travel Credit?

You can easily use the united airline’s future flight credits or e-travel certificates for booking your united flight. If you don’t know how to use the flight credits then don’t worry you can follow the step-by-step guide to use flight credits.

Redeem United Airlines Electronic Travel Certificate

You can use your united e-travel certificate for booking your flight. If the flight price is less than the travel credit then your remaining balance will be available in your account. If the price is high then you can use a travel certificate and pay the rest of the amount using your credit card. 

  1. Go to https://www.united.com/en/us/book-flight/united-reservationsNow fill in your departure and arrival airport and enter other details.
  2. During payment select the e travel certificate as your payment option.
  3. Now pay using the e travel certificate.

Now that we know how to pay using e travel certificate, let us learn how to pay using united future flight credit.

How to Redeem Future Flight Credits

You can easily redeem your future flight credits for booking flights with united airlines. To book a flight using united future flight credit follow the steps below.

  1. Visit –  https://www.united.com/en/us/book-flight/united-reservations  
  2. Now enter your arrival and departure details.
  3. On the payment page, you can redeem your future flight credit.

By using future flight credits, your united ticket will be booked after successful payment.

Are future flight credits refundable?

Yes, future flight credits are refundable. If the amount is less than the credit, then the rest of the future flight credit will be refunded to your account.

How long are future flight credits united?

You can use united flight credit for next year from the issued date.

Can I use future flight credit multiple times?

Yes, you can use united future flight credit multiple times but you cannot combine future flight credits and travel e certificate.

How do I redeem my travel credits?

Select your flight details and other travel information like normal. On the checkout page select travel credit as the payment option. Now you can use your united travel credits for payment.

Can anyone use my credits?

United future flight credits are non-transferable, but e-travel certificates can be used by anyone.

Where do I find my united travel credit info?

You can get the status of your travel credit in your MileagePlus account.

What if I have a travel credit issued for a flight originally booked through a travel agency?

Yes, you will still be able to use your travel credit for future booking and flight shopping on united.com

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David Ross

I'm David Ross, an enthusiastic traveler and writer, deeply passionate about airline travel. My insatiable curiosity for exploring new destinations and my unwavering commitment to assisting fellow travelers in navigating the intricacies of air travel have brought me here to share my knowledge with you. Drawing from my extensive experience in the aviation industry, I've made it my mission to create detailed airline travel guides to ensure your journeys are as hassle-free as possible.

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