help with airline points return to account

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I had to cancel a flight scheduled for Sat. Sept. 29th from Denver Colorado to Little Rock Arkansas as I was in the emergency room last night and was found to have a large blood clot. No flying for awhile. Is it possible to return my points to my account that I used to purchase this flight?
 
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I had to cancel a flight scheduled for Sat. Sept. 29th from Denver Colorado to Little Rock Arkansas as I was in the emergency room last night and was found to have a large blood clot. No flying for awhile. Is it possible to return my points to my account that I used to purchase this flight?
Depends on the airline and your status. On Delta, award tix are refundable with a fee (or no fee, if you have enough status), but only up to 72 hours in advance. After that, they're non-refundable.

ETA: Whoops, just saw this was in the United forum.

United lays out the fees here: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/mileageplus/awards/travel/ticketing.html

To change or cancel <60 days in advance, the fee is $0-125, depending on your status. If you no-show for the flight, you can redeposit for $125, regardless of status.
 
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jsn55

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United charges a fairly reasonable fee to redeposit the miles, depending on your Mileage+ status ... although they may have raised it recently. Just give them a call when you're up to it. If you have another trip in mind and are feeling VERY charming, you may be able to get the agent to just book you a new award tix without a fee. I hope you're thanking your lucky stars that you found out about the blood clot before the plane took off, you're very fortunate.
 

weihlac

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United charges a fairly reasonable fee to redeposit the miles, depending on your Mileage+ status ... although they may have raised it recently. Just give them a call when you're up to it. If you have another trip in mind and are feeling VERY charming, you may be able to get the agent to just book you a new award tix without a fee. I hope you're thanking your lucky stars that you found out about the blood clot before the plane took off, you're very fortunate.
Rebooking a United mileage award reservation is easy and usually costs $25 or $75 depending on the advance booking time. I changed a mileage ticket in June from BDL to OGG in Oct to DEN to OGG in Nov for $25. It was done online without a problem.
 
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Delta wanted 300 within 72 hrs to redoposit my ff miles, cancellation of flight was over a week out. AA only sharged me 150 to replace ff points when I had to cancel. I thought this was excessive and will cancel my cc with them when my yearly payment comes due. Had to cancel the Delta one way flight when AA cancelled my flight to my cruise.
 

JVillegirl541

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Delta wanted 300 within 72 hrs to redoposit my ff miles, cancellation of flight was over a week out. AA only sharged me 150 to replace ff points when I had to cancel. I thought this was excessive and will cancel my cc with them when my yearly payment comes due. Had to cancel the Delta one way flight when AA cancelled my flight to my cruise.
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