United Airlines is waiving change and cancellation fees through 2020

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Good news for United Airlines customers: the American carrier has announced that all fees for revising or canceling their bookings through the end of the year will be waived if they act soon.

With so much uncertainty over COVID-19's progression, the lifting of travel bans and the reopening of borders, United Airlines has revised its cancellation policies, allowing customers the option of either postponing their travels and changing their travel dates or canceling their trip altogether without having to pay any penalty fees.

Those who wish to cancel their trip can request an Electronic Travel Certificate (ETC) and receive the full value of their ticket.

Earlier this week, the carrier also announced plans to extend MileagePlus Premier members' status through to January 2022. For the year 2021, United said it will also reduce the threshold to attain Premier membership.

Likewise, Delta Air Lines also revised its loyalty program and announced that its SkyMiles Medallion Members will retain their status and benefits through to 2021.