More @united news—flight credits are now valid for 24 months from the date issued. So if it was issued today you have until April 4, 2022, to book travel with it. Since schedules are published 11 months in advance, that travel could occur as far in the future as March 2023.
.@united adds Additionally, if a customer was issued an ETC in Dec. 2019, with an original expiration date of Dec. 2020, the expiration date is now extended to Dec. 2021. This follows @delta who made credits good for two years earlier this week.
Travelers flying with Delta over the next two months will be able to re-book their trips more than two years out, the airline announced on Friday.
The airline, which counts Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport as one of its major hubs, has said that its new policy is available to anyone with travel already booked in April or May 2020, or who has existing eCredits or canceled flights from March-May.
With the COVID-19 crisis still severely impacting air travel and with many Americans being told to stay at home, those with travel plans can now re-book their flights as far out as May 2022 – a significant extension on the usual 12-month period offered by airlines.
Meanwhile, new tickets bought between March 1 and May 31, 2020, can be changed without a change fee for up to a year from the date of purchase.