Guide On United Airlines Flight Cancellation & Refund Policy:
United Refundable Ticket: If you have a refundable ticket which is a fully-flexible fare type, and want to cancel it, no cancellation fee will be deducted from the original fare. Generally, it takes 7 business days to process the refund and 1-2 billing cycles to reflect the credit on your statement. This type of ticket costs more but gives assurance of a full refund against uncertain cancellation.
United Non-refundable Ticket: This type of ticket is generally restricted and only returns an amount upon cancellation. However, you may get a credit for the canceled amount for future travel, which must be rebooked within one year from the original issue date. In case of an unwanted situation like the sudden death of a travel companion or immediate family member, you may get a waiver of the cancellation fee after produce of supportive documents.
United 24-Hours Risk-free Cancellation: Your ticket can be canceled within 24 hours of the booking, and no cancellation fee will be charged if any error has occurred in your booking. Apart from cancellation, you can also change your booking within 24 hours without paying any change fee. Under this policy, you will get a full refund, and the refund amount will be processed in the original form of payment.
United Travel Insurance: While making United Airlines flight bookings, you can purchase travel insurance to protect your booking against uncertain cancellations. However, the insurer must cover the reasons for flight cancellation.