Yep, I had funds expiring in two weeks, and now they expire in August. I agree that would be best, but in the meantime, this is hopefully a way that folks can at least buy a bit more time and not have to fly during such uncertain times to use their funds.
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I see a lot of complaints about travel funds expiring in the next few days, weeks, or months. While there hasn't been any official extension of these expiration dates, there is a workaround you can use to extend your own travel fund expiration if they expire sooner than June 5th, 2020. Step 1: Use travel funds for a flight that falls into the allowed rebooking window of the next few months due to COVID-19. It's not completely clear what that window is, and it probably will continue to change, but at the time of writing this it seems to be anywhere between now and June 4th or 5th. If your funds expire in that window, I'd say buy a ticket for the expiration date itself. Step 2: In your account, go to "Change flight" for that reservation, and move it out 60 days into the future. You'll get errors if you go further than 60 days, but based on the rebooking policy in the event of cancellations or these types of unusual circumstances, you are allowed to move it 60 days in either direction without charge or even paying the difference in fares, even if that means you'd be traveling after the expiration of the original funds. Step 3: Cancel the reservation, and hold the funds for future use. And just like that, the travel funds resulting from the cancellation in step 3, will have a new expiration date of the original expiration + 60 days. You can probably repeat this process to bring all of your funds at least out to early August expiration. Disclaimer, this is a crazy time, and while this process seems to work right now, it may not work the same way in a few days, or even a few hours. Also, I'm just another customer, and I don't claim to know how the system works exactly, so this may not work for you at all. Try it out at your own risk.
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